Henry Peters 1755 - 1829

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The child of Charles Peters and Ann Peters, Henry Peters, the 4 times great-grandfather of Nigel Horne, was born in Ore, Sussex, England in 17551 and was married to Mary Scott (with whom he had 9 children: Mary, Sarah, Henry, Elizabeth, Charles, Jane, William, Benedicta, and Harriet) at St Mary the Virgin Church, Smeeth, Kent, England on 6 Dec 17772.

He died on 8 Sept 1829 in Cheriton, Kent, England1 and is buried at Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent3.


  1. Charles was born in 1735
  2. Ann was born in 1736


  1. Mary was born in 1780
  2. Sarah was born c. 1781
  3. Henry was born in Apr 1781
  4. Elizabeth was born in Feb 1786
  5. Charles was born on 13 Apr 1788
  6. Jane was born in 1790
  7. William was born in 1792
  8. Benedicta was born in 1795
  9. Harriet was born in 1797


Henry Peters was born in Sussex, England and married Mary Scott in Kent, England. Henry and Mary had at least nine children born between 1781 and 1797 in Folkestone, Kent, England. Their daughters, Sarah and Mary, married two men by the last name of Tutt, possibly brothers. According to available records the Peters family all stayed in the Folkestone, Kent area of England and raised their families there. However, their oldest son, Henry, along with his wife and family leftfor New Brunswick, Canada, probably in the early 1830's. That was about the time that Henry Johnstone is reported to have brought the Kinread and Peters families to that area of Canada (Richibucto, Buctouche, Westmorland areas). The Peters children were: Henry (b 1781) married Mary Standing in Kent, England; Sarah (b 1782) married James Tutt (born in Kent, England); Mary (b 1784) married Stephen Tutt (born in Kent, England); Elizabeth (b 1786) married William Willard; Charles (b 1788); Jane (b 1790) married Richard Prior; William (b 1792) married Ann Andrews; Benedicta (b 1795) married John Pope, a bricklayer; Harriet (b 1797) married Rob Minnis; The Peters children were Christened on the following dates: Henry 9 April 1780 Lyminge, Kent, England. Died 1867; Sarah 14 April 1782 Folkestone, England. Died 1861; Mary 14 February 1784 / 14 March 1784 Folkestone, England. Died 1854; Elizabeth 26 February 1786 Folkestone, Kent, England. Died 1880 Australia?; Charles 13 April 1788 Folkestone, Kent, England. Died 1814?; Jane 24 September 1790 Folkestone, Kent, England. Died 1864; William 9 December 1792 Folkestone, Kent, England. Died 1843; Benedicta 11 October 1795 Folkestone, Kent, England. Died 1850; Plus Harriet Peters 1797-1869; Henry married Mary Standing in Kent, England; Sarah married James Tutt (born in Kent, England); Mary married Stephen Tutt (born in Kent, England); Elizabeth married William Willard; Charles married?; Jane married Richard Prior; William married Ann Andrews. Appears to have been convicted of house breaking in 1828; Benedicta married John Pope, a bricklayer; Harriet married Robert Minnis, then William Bennett.


Henry Peters - Mary Scott - Marriage Banns (Smeeth)

Henry Peters - Mary Scott - Marriage Banns (Smeeth)

Henry Peters - Mary Scott - Marriage Banns (Cheriton)

Henry Peters - Mary Scott - Marriage Banns (Cheriton)







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  1. East Kent Burial Index - Findmypast
  2. England Marriages 1538-1973 - Findmypast
  3. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com

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