I opened up my Pettifer line at the weekend when I found my great great grandmother in the 1881 census. She was Rhoda Pettifer born 1860 Childrey and lived with her parents and siblings in Childrey Berks. Her parents were Charles Pettifer christened 4/12/1831 Childrey and Maria b <1833> Challow. Her siblings were Ernest born june quarter 1864, Eli born <1869> died age 14 sept quarter 1883, Mary born <1871> married I believe George Young dec quarter 1890 possibly a joint wedding with Rhoda who married Thomas Collins, and Charles b sept quarter 1873. Charles's Parents were Henry Pettifer and Elizabeth, so far I've found two siblings for Charles, George christened 13/6/1835 and Ellen christened 10/3/1833. Henry's parents were Robert Pettifer and Annabel Stanley and he appears to have had 6 siblings Anna b 1/2/1808, c 28/2/1808, Thomas b 27/11/1810 c 7/1/1810!, Sarah b 16/6/1812 c 5/7/1812, William c 2/10/1814, Mary c 20/7/1817 and Stephen c 1/10/1820. Robert Pettifer c 23/11/1783 married Annabel 27/4/1806 in Childrey although she was c 8/7/1781 Kingston Lisle to Henry Stanley and Jane Jordan. Robert's parents were John Pettifer and Amy Wheeler, Robert had 4 brothers William b 4/8/1768 c 14/8/1768, John b 30/11/1770 c 9/12/1770, James b 24/5/1773 c 1/6/1773 and Robert b 2/12/1775, c 17/12/1775 d 16/6/1782. John and Amy married 7/4/1768, John's parents were Thomas Pettifer and Elizabeth, but there are two John's born to Thomas and Elizabeths one in 1737 and one in 1742. Thomas and Elizabeth appear to have had 22 children over 44 years so I think there must have been more than one set of Thomas and Elizabeths having children.
Unless I've put different they were all born or christened in Childrey and please note the date's are British version day month year (sorry, habit!) Nothing has been confirmed yet and is from the family search and free bmd sites.
Does anyone recognise this family, can you add to it and can you solve the Thomas and Elizabeth dilemma?