Family History Notebook

Robert Belsey

Son of Robert Belsey (Carpenter). Born c 1808

Married Jemima Tearoe (b 3 Oct 1816 at Tooting, Surrey 2) on the 7th of October 1839 at St Luke's, Norwood, Surrey


Mary Ann, born 1840 in Norwood, Surrey (died 1844)
Jemima, baptised on the 21st of August 1842 at St Luke's, Norwood.
Robert, born 1844 in Norwood (Q1 Lambeth FreeBMD 4 286)
John, born 1845 in Norwood
William Abraham Tearoe, baptised on the 27th of June 1847 at St Luke's, Norwood (Q3 Lambeth FreeBMD 4 279)
Charles Henry, born 1849 in Norwood (Q3 Lambeth FreeBMD 4 295)

Died 1850

At the time of his marriage Robert was described as a a carpenter, but in 1841 a watchmaker. His son, Robert, at the time of his marriage, describes his father as a jeweller.


1    Birth from 1841 census (Sydenham, Kent), where Robert is described as a watchmaker.

There is a Robert, son of William Belsey, birth in the IGI on the 23rd of July 1809 in Dover Kent but he was baptised in 1837 and married an Elizabeth Wilson on the 27th of October 1838 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent. Another Robert Belsey was baptised on the 23rd April 1809 in Eastry, Kent but I believe can again be demonstrated to be a different individual.

2    The marriage of a Robert Belsey was registered in the fourth quarter of 1839 in Lambeth (FreeBMD 4 333). The marriage of Jemima Tearse is listed on the same page. The exact date and location have been provided by Rick Tearoe (private communication Oct 2008). Marriage register page

3    The death of a Robert Belsey was registered in the fourth quarter of 1850 at the Strand, London. (FreeBMD 1 321). In the 1851 census Jemima was a widow with a one year old son.

Jemima was a widow of 31 at the time of the 1851 census and later remarried, to a William Ford (1861)

4    The birth of Mary Ann Belsey was registered Q4 Lambeth FreeBMD 4 249 died Q3 1844 Lambeth 4 193.