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Name: John Peard

Burial Number: 0573

Gender: Male

Occupation: Attorney at Law; Solicitor;

Distinction: Attorney

Born: 02/02/1841

Died: 05/11/1908

Buried: 09/11/1908


John was born in Barnstaple, the son of George and Mary Ann. George was a solicitor. John studied as an articled clerk in his father’s business. He was admitted to the Law Society in 1862 and commenced his business in London. In 1867, he married Margaret Elizabeth Terrell at South Brent on 22 Apr. They had five daughters and a son. John opened an office in Croydon, later taking on his son Henry as a partner. John and Margaret retired to Hastings, later moving along the coast to Worthing. In 1905, they were living at “Woodview” in St Botolph’s Road. In 1908 the couple moved to “Darracot” in St Michael’s Road. John died on 5 Nov 1908. Probate was granted on 9 Dec to Margaret Elizabeth Peard widow, Henry Terrell Peard solicitor and William Holland King barrister.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 1 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): action.hotel.reward

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Keep tidy.


John Davis Peard born February 2nd 1841 passed away Nov. 5th 1908 and his wife Margaret Elizabeth born February 14th 1842 died February 25th 1911

Further Information


Name: John Davis Peard

Gender: Male

Born: 02/02/1841

Town: Barnstaple

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 22/4/1867

Spouse First Name: Margaret

Spouse Second Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Terrell

Town of Marriage: South Brent

County of Marriage: Devon

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/11/1908

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Darracot

Address line 3: St Michaels Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette 14th November 1908

“Death of Mr J D Peard”

Mr John Davis Peard, an old resident of Croydon and senior partner of the firm Peard and Son, solicitors died at Worthing on November 1st at the age of 67 and was buried at Worthing on Monday last. The late Mr Peard who was articled at Barnstaple, Devon, came straight up to London for his final examination and passed it with first class honours. He also had the distinction of carrying off the Law Society’s Prize. He was not the oldest practising solicitor in Croydon but he had practised as a solicitor for a longer time than anybody else on the rolls in Croydon, having been admitted in 1862. For many years Mr Peard practised in London but some years ago he started an office in Croydon and then took his son into partnership. During the last few months however, he had bad health. He therefore relinquished his part in the practice and Mr Gater came in, the firm now being Messrs Peard and Gater. Although never taking any active part in public life, the late Mr Peard was on the Executive of the Croydon Registration Association for some years, and did a good deal of active work on behalf of the Conservative Party at the time that Sir William Grantham and Lord Pembroke contested the Croydon seat. Mrs Peard who survives her husband was for many years Dame President of the Grantham Habitation. The family consists of five daughters and one son.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7554 9 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £900000

Census Information


George aged 30, solicitor. Mary aged 30. Fanny aged 2. John aged 4 months.


Living at Quay North, Barnstable, North Devon. George Peard, 42yrs, Solicitor, wife, Mary Ann, 39yrs, 5 children, Mary Ann 13, Fanny 11, John Davis 10, George Oliver 7, William 6, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 60, Castle Street, Barnstable, North Devon. George Peard, 52yrs, Solicitor, wife, Mary Ann, 49yrs, Fanny, 21yrs, John Davis, 20yrs, George Oliver, 17yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 4, St. Julian’s Road, Willesden, Middlesex. John Davis Peard, 29yrs, Attorney at law, wife, Margaret E., 29yrs, daughters, Margaret E. 2yrs, Frances 1yr, Margaret Terrell, mother, 65yrs, Mary A. Peard, mother, 59yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Chepstow Road, Croydon, Surrey. John D. Peard,40yrs, Solicitor, wife, Margaret E. 39yrs, 5 children, Margaret Emma 12, Frances 11, Mary Beatrice 7, Gertrude 4, Olive E. 8 months, mother, Mary A. Peard, 69yrs, widow, Julia James, 48yrs, visitor, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at 9, Chepstow Road, Croydon, Surrey. John D. Peard, 50yrs, Solicitor, wife, Margaret E., 49yrs, Frances 21, Henry 19, Assistant Clerk, Beatrice 17, Gertrude 14, Olive 10, sister, Fanny 51, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Aldwick, Hastings, Sussex. John D. Peard, 60, Solicitor, wife, 59yrs, wife, Margaret E., 59yrs, Frances 31yrs, Olive, 20yrs, grandson, John R. Handford, 8yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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