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The Sugdens, Brearlys, Pearsons, Merricks, Hughes, Skilbecks & Kempinskis and their extended families

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All Time Cast & Characters
The Sugdens and their extended relatives
The First Emmerdale Family

Emmerdale Farm: Episode 1 Jacob Sugden's funeral. Peggy Skilbeck [Jo Kendall], Matt Skilbeck [Frederick Pyne], Joe Sugden [Frazer Hines], Annie Sugden [Sheila Mercier] and Sam Pearson [Toke Townley].

The Cast of 1972 mainly consisted of Sugdens and their extended family - from LtoR Matt, Peggy, Jack, Henry Wilks, Annie and Joe

 

Character
  Played By Apeared

Annie Sugden/Kempinski/Brearly
(née Pearson) Widow of Jacab Sugden.
Daughter of Sam Pearson & Grace/Mary
née Armitage

Born: 4/5 July or December 1920.
(According to the official Finnish site Annie was born 15.7.1920, this is different again from every other date given in the scripts over the year
such as the episode that aired 4 July 1995. Aaccording toThe Emmerdale Companion page 84... Amos suffered a stroke during Annie Sugden's 70th-birthday celebrations in The Woolpack - November/December 1990) .

M 1st 1945: Jacob Sugden
M 2nd 28 Oct 1993: Leonard Zempinski
M 3rd 5 Nov 1995: Amos Brearly

Sheila Mercier (16 October 1972-1994), 15 June - 6 July 1995, 7 November 1996)
Father of Annie.
Died 27 November 1984 in his 83rd year. Widower of Grace/Mary
née Armitage.
Toke Townley (16 October 1972-1984)

John Jacob ("Jack") Sudgen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eldest son of Jacob and Annie.

B. 1946 (according to the original script) or according to the official synopsis these days, 28.11.47. (Although he celebrated his 50th birthday on the 27th Nov 1997, an episode didn't air on the 28th. He will also celebrate his 55th birthday in an episode that was supposed to air on the 27th November 2002 - although due to network changes this will take place on the 26th November 2002!

However none of this explains the fact when the series started he left home at eighteen in 1964.)

m 1st. 5 Oct 1982 Pat Merrick
m 2nd. 19 May 1994 Sarah Connolly

Clive Hornby (19 February 1980 - )
Eldest son of Jacob and Annie.
B. 1946 or 28 November 1947
m 1st. 5 Oct 1982 Pat Merrick
m 2nd. 19 May 1994 Sarah Connolly
Andrew Burt (16 October 1972-
January 1974, 1976)
Youngest child of Annie & Jacob.
Born: 31st May 1949
Died: 6 June 1995 (off-screen aged 46 years in a car accident in Spain.)
M 1st 10 Sep 1974: Christine Sharp Divorced 1976.
M 2nd 12 Apr 1989: Kate Hughes separated 1991
Frazer Hines 16 October 1972 - Summer 1994

nee Conolly
2nd wife of Jack, mother of Victoria.
Born: 25 March 1952
Married: 19 May 1994 Jack Sugden
Died: (in barn fire)16 November 2000

Madeleine Howard (1988-1994)
nee Conolly
2nd wife of Jack, mother of Victoria.
Born: 25 March 1952
Married: 19 May 1994 Jack Sugden
Died: (in barn fire) 16 November 2000
Alyson Spiro (1994-2000)
Son of Jack & Pat
b. 22 Apr 1986
Christopher Smith (September 1989 - 31 May 2001)
Son of Jack & Pat
b. 22 Apr 1986
Karl Davies 9 August 2001 -
Son of Jack & Pat
b. 22 Apr 1986
Richard Smith (1986-September 1989)
Born: 28 Jan 1986
Adopted son by Jack & Sarah 16 Mar 2000
Kelvin Fletcher 4 July 1996 -

Her parents are divorced and she has been brought up by her father.

She was still fifteen in June 2002, however she took her GCSE's in 2003. so was due to be sixteen in 2002.

Her sixteenth birthday was celebrated on 2nd September 2002

(Official books say she was born September 1987.)

Married: Andy Sugden 17th February 2004

Sammy Winward 1819/ July 2001 -
Daughter of Jack & Sarah
B. 31 Mar 1994
Jessica Haywood  
Daughter of Jack & Sarah
B. 31 Mar 1994
Hannah Midgley (1998- )
(nee Sugden) daughter of Annie & Jacob.
B. 28 August 1948
married: Matt Skilbeck in 1968
Died: 16th July 1973
Mother of twins Sam & Sally Skilbeck
Jo Kendall (16 October 1972- 16 July 1973)
1st wife of Jack, AKA Pat Merrick, mother of Jackie and Sandie Merrick and natural mother of Robert Sugden. Originally the script named her Ruth, but when they brought the character back in 1980, they renamed her Pat. Lynn Dalby (1972)

"Pat" (Ruth Patricia) née Harker

1st wife of Jack, AKA Pat Merrick, mother of Jackie and Sandie Merrick and natural mother of Robert Sugden.
M 1st Tom Merrick divorced 1981;
M 2nd 5 Oct 1982 Jack Sugden
Died (in road accident): 26 August 1986

Helen Weir (1980-1986)
Son of Jack & Pat.
Born: April 1964
Married 3 Feb 1988: Kathy Bates
Died (in shotgun accident): 16 August 1989
Ian Sharrock (1980-1989)
Married Jackie Merrick as her 1st husband
SEE UNDER Bates
   
Stepdaughter of Jack, half-sister of Jackie Merrick and Robert Sugden, daughter of Pat. Jane Hutcheson (1980-1989)
3rd Husband of Annie
Born: 1 April 1920
Ronald Magill (1972-1994, 15 June - 6 July 1995)
Emily Brearly
Amos' Aunt Ann Way  
Married 28 Oct 1993: Annie Sugden (as her 2nd husband)
Died (in the Beckindale air disaster): 30 Dec 1993
Bernard Archard (? - 30 December 1993)
Husband of Peggy Sugden.
Married 2nd Dolly 29 June 1978; seperated 1989.
Frederick Pyne (16 October 1972-1989)

(née Acaster) 2nd wife of widower Matt. They were married 29 Jun 1978 & separated 1989
mother of Samuel David Skilbeck
Had an affair with Richard Roper with whom she had a son that was given up for adoption (Graham Lodsworth).

Katharine Baker (1976, 1977-1979)
(née Acaster) 2nd wife of widower Matt. They were married 29 Jun 1978 & separated 1989
mother of Samuel David Skilbeck
Had an affair with Richard Roper with whom she had a son that was given up for adoption (Graham Lodsworth).
Jean Rogers (1980-1991)
Samuel David Skilbeck
Son of Matt & Dolly.
B. 23 December 1982
Benjamin Whitehead  
Christine Sugden née Sharp
Married Joe Sugden 10 September 1974: Divorced 1976.(daughter of Robert Sharp)
Angela Cheyne (1974-1974, 1976)
Born Katherine Hammond in Sheffield in 195l
Married 1st
1969: David Hughes
separeted in 1984 and were divorced in 1986
Married 2nd: Joe Sugden 12 April 1989: Seperated 1991
Died: (off-screen) 30 July 1997
Mother of Rachel and Mark Hughes
Sally Knyvette (1988-1991)
SEE under Rachel Tate    
Son of Kate from her first marriage to a David Hughes.
Sister of Rachel Hughes
Died (in the Beckindale air disaster): 30 December 1993

Craig McKay (1988-1993)
Graham Lodsworth
son of Dolly Skilbeck née Acaster & Richard Roper (b circa 1966) adopted & renamed Ross Kemp (1986-1987)
Jacab Sugden

1st husband of Annie, father of Jack, Peggy and Joe
Son of Joseph & Margaret
Born: 20/30 January 1916
M. 1945: Annie Pearson
Died: 10 October 1972
Buried: 16 Oct 1972

N/A (never seen)
Tom Merrick
First husband of Pat and father of Sandie David Hill  
First husband of Pat and father of Sandie Edward Peel
(Later played Tony Cairns)
 
Tom Merrick
First husband of Pat and father of Sandie Jack Carr  
David Hughes
1st husband of Kate Hughes Sugden and father of Rachel and Mark.. Martin Whitby  
Louise Merrick
Daughter of Sandie. Father Andy Longthorn. Born Nov/Dec 1983, Given up for adoption. Linzi McGuire (1983/84?)
Sam & Sally Skilbeck

Twins of Matt and Peggy.
Born: 10 April 1973
Died (in road accident):
13 January 1976

?? ?? ?? ?? (1973-1976)
       
Beryl Crossthwaite
2nd cousin of Annie..

Joan Scott

 
Ronnie Crossthwaite
  Royston Tickner  
Daughter of Beryl.
Died January 1973, raped & murdered by Jim Latimar.
Gone down in Emmerdale Farm History as being the first death in the series.
Louise Jameson (January 1973)
natural half-brother of Andy Sugden. Luke Tittensor 9 October 2003 - 28 January 2004 - he'll be back
     

Emmerdale 1980 Y/0524 Clockwise from bottom left: Matt Skilbeck [Frederick Pyne], Dolly Skilbeck [Jean Rogers], Amos Brearley [Ronald Magill], Jack Sugden [Clive Hornby], Joe Sugden [Frazer Hines], Mr Wilks [Arthur Pentelow], Annie Sugden [Sheila Mercier], Sam Pearson [Toke Townley].

Mid 1990s Jack and Sarah with children Robert and Victoria

EMMERDALE Friday 23 March 2001 at 7.00pm on ITV Network Jack (CLIVE HORNBY) celebrates the verdict with his sons Robert (CHRISTOPHER SMITH) (left) and Andy (KELVIN FLETCHER).

23 June 2003 - Victoria is rushed into hospital with appendictis while Jack, Robert, Andy and his girlfriend Katie along with a paramedic look on

 

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