Peter Starling 1810 - 1884
Peter Starling was born about 1810 in Hilton. He married late in life at the age of 40 to Elizabeth Seamark.
Elizabeth's maiden name was Thompson, and she was born about 1811 in Pidley. Her first marriage was to a Mr Seamark from which 4 children were born, Richard born about 1836 in Barnwell, Cambridgeshire, Mary born 1843 in Earith, Huntingdonshire, Charles born about 1840, also in Earith, and Mary born about 1843 in Hilton.
Peter and Elizabeth married on 8th January, 1850 in St Mary Magdalene and three children followed soon after - William Starling born about 1850, Lizzy born about 1856 and Eliza born about 1858.
William married Emma and had a son called Charles born 1876 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. From 1881, he worked variously as a Labourer, Shepherd and Horseman, all in Broughton, Huntingdonshire. Lizzy married a man 23 years her senior, William Hodge, in Hilton in 1877. They had two children, Emily born about 1880 in Bluntisham and Ernest in 1887 in March, Cambridgeshire. William Hodge worked as a Porter for the railway. Eliza was was still with her parents in 1871 but I lost sight of her after this.
Peter and Elizabeth never left the the village, with Peter working on local farms for an occupation. In 1851 they are shown as living on The Green, in 1861 they were living close to Frenches Farm, near Church End, in 1871 they were next door to the Red Cow pub, and in 1881 they are shown as still being in Church End.
Peter died in October of 1884, with Elizabeth dying three years later in 1887.