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Name: Margaret Peard

Burial Number: 0632

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of John Davis Peard

Born: 14/02/1842

Died: 25/02/1911

Buried: 01/03/1911


Margaret Elizabeth Terrell was born in Lamerton, Devon, on February 14th, 1842.  Her father was Henry Terrell, 34yrs, born in Tavistock, and owner of land, her mother was Margaret, 36yrs. She was baptised at Lamerton on 18th February 1842.

She married John Davis Peard, solicitor, on 22nd April 1867 at South Brent, Devon. They had 7 children over the next fifteen years, 1 son and 6 daughters, Margaret Emma, born 1868, Frances Elizabeth 1869, a son, Henry Terrell Peard, 1871, Mary Beatrice, 1874, Gertrude, 1877, Olive, 1880, and Nora Russell, 1882 (died in infancy).

After several moves, from Willesden to Croydon, to Hastings and then in the early 1900s, after her husband retired, to Worthing, they lived at Darracot, St. Michael’s Road where she was widowed in 1908. Margaret Peard died on 25th February 1911, aged 69yrs. Probate was granted on 30th May to Henry Terrell Peard solicitor and Hugh Somers James barrister at law. Effects £3029 7s 8d.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 2 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): action.hotel.reward

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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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: Margaret Elizabeth Peard

Gender: Female

Born: 14/02/1842

Town: Lamerton

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name:Terrell

Marriage Date: 22/4/1867

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Davis

Spouse Last Name: Peard

Town of Marriage: South Brent

County of Marriage: Devon

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/02/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Darracot

Address line 3: St Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette 11th March 1911

“Grantham Habitation”

(an organisation for spreading Conservative principles throughout Britain)

Since their last meeting, a very sad event had happened in the death of Mrs Peard who for twelve years had been President of that Habitation. To many of them the name of Mrs Peard was only a name but to those who had served on the committee in the past, it was more than a name. Mrs Peard had worked well for that Habitation and all those ladies who had worked with her, would remember with gratitude her tact and kindness in everything. Mrs Bouquet proposed that a vote of condolence be sent to the family of the deceased lady and Mrs Crowley seconded. She remarked that Mrs Peard was a true friend and had proved herself the kindest of all women, faithful and steadfast in everything she undertook. They were indebted to Mrs Peard for keeping the Habitation together in very quiet times when there was no political excitement to stimulate the members as there was now. They all very deeply regretted her death, the memory of Mrs Peard being cherished and honoured by everyone who knew her. The motion was carried in silence, the audience remaining standing.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3029 7 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £236811.00

Census Information


Avon Villa, Avon Grove, Totnes, Devon.

Henry Terrell, 53yrs, Landed Proprietor, wife, Margaret, 55yrs, daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, 19yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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