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  • Writer's pictureJessica Feinstein

Mary Pepper from Uppingham

Mary Pepper was Ari’s 6x great-grandmother, born in 1733 in the market town of Uppingham, Rutland. Her baptism took place on 8 Nov 1733 at the church dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, on the south side of the market square.

Mary married at the age of 29. Her husband was William Rice or Royce, and the wedding took place at the church in Uppingham on 7 Oct 1762, conducted by the Rector, Edward Darell.

Rutland Banns

Their first son was Thomas, born in 1763. Sadly, he died at the age of 7. The next child was William, in 1764, followed by Daniel in 1768.

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532–1812

This baptism record shows us that William was a tailor.

They named the next son, born in 1770, Thomas. Henry came next, in 1772, and then the first daughter, Ann (Ari’s 5x great-grandmother), in 1775. The seventh child, Martin, was born in 1777, but died as a baby.

In 1796 Mary’s husband William died, and she acted as the executor of his estate, “the other executor William Pepper [Mary’s brother] named in the above will having been some dead”. She “made oath that the amount of the personal effects, according to an Inventory produced, did not exceed thirty seven pounds, thirteen shillings and eleven pence halfpenny.”

Mary died in the summer of 1806, and was buried in the churchyard at South Luffenham.

Rutland Burials

Ari, this is how you are related to Mary:

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