John Akehurst

b. 5 April 1635
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1600
MotherJoan Trapson
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 April 1635 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Mother's name not given."

John Akehurst

b. circa 1754
     John Akehurst was born circa 1754 at Sussex, England; Alfriston?
John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1

Family

Ann Piper d. 1784
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Akehurst

b. 5 May 1782, d. 1787
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1754
MotherAnn Piper d. 1784
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 May 1782 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann Piper.
John Akehurst died in 1787 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 4 September 1787 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "son of John and Ann, pauper."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son of John and Ann, pauper."

John Akehurst

b. 4 October 1752, d. 1831
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     John Akehurst was born in 1752 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was baptized on 4 October 1752 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname spelt AKEHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Discussion ********
Possible baptisms for John Akehurst are:
12.12.1751 John son of John and Elizabeth Ackhurst, and
4.10.1752 John son of John and Elizabeth Akehurst.
Which one is the John Akehurst who married Elizabeth Collen (who I will call JOHN1), and which is the John Akehurst who married Lucy Rippington (JOHN2)?
JOHN1 was buried on 14 Apr 1829 age 78 years, while JOHN2 was buried on 17 Dec 1831 age 79 years (as proved by his will). The latter burial would imply that JOHN2 was born between 18 Dec 1751 and 17 Dec 1752 which would agree with the 1752 baptism. The former burial would imply that JOHN1 was born between 15 Apr 1750 and 14 Apr 1751 which doesn't fit any of the baptisms. However, the data (which may be incorrect!) implies that JOHN1 was older than JOHN2, so the best assumption for now appears to be that the 1751 baptism is for JOHN1 and the 1752 baptism for JOHN2.
Now, the next problem is matching the baptisms to the two marriages:
John Akehurst and Elizabeth BURWASH on 24 Jun 1751 at Hellingly.
John Akehurst and Elizabeth FULLER on 14 Nov 1751 at Hellingly.
At this stage we can only make an assumption and I feel the best one would be that JOHN1 is the son of Elizabeth BURWASH given that he would have been baptised 6 months after the marriage, a fairly common occurrence. JOHN2 would then have been baptised the son of Elizabeth FULLER 13 months after the marriage. The alternative (if JOHN1 was the son of Elizbeth FULLER) would mean that he was baptised just one month after the marriage. Given that he was not noted as illegitimate, and that baptisms usually occurred about one month after the birth, this would seem to be the least likely answer.
Note that there is also a burial in Alfriston of a John Akehurst on 9 Jan 1828 with age given as 77 years which may account for the 1751 baptism. This would put his birth between 10 Jan 1750 and 9 Jan 1751. HOWEVER, there may be a c1751 baptism at Alfriston that we dont know about as there are crucial gaps in the records there, so this is being ignored for now. Needs further work.
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John Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 29 September 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; Note: Signs his name John ACKHURST, although name spelt AKEHURST in the first few lines of the will.2
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington were published in March 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England; "John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington, the former of Hellingly, the latter of this parish."
John Akehurst married Lucy Rippington, daughter of James Rippington and Elizabeth French, on 6 April 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.4,5
John and Lucy Akehurst appear to have had no children (or none surviving) as none are mentioned in John's will and the beneficiaries were Lucy and the children of John's brothers William, Thomas and Samuel.
John Akehurst left a will made on 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.6
John Akehurst died in 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 17 December 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Age given as 79 years. This would put his birth between 18 Dec 1751 and 17 Dec 1752 which fits.7
His estate was probated on 14 February 1832 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England.6
Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, 1832
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/77/618)
www.familysearch.org (Film no: 1886183, Image: 106-108)
Made: 22 Nov 1827
Proved: 14 Feb 1832
[page 1]
This is the last Will and Testament of me
John Akehurst of Hellingly in the County of Sussex Yeoman (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my Wife Lucy Akehurst the legacy or sum of twenty pounds to be paid to her within three calendar months next after my decease to and for her own use and benefit Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Lucy Akehurst my Chest of Drawers my best Bed and the Bedstead Hanging Furniture Bolster and Pillows thereto belonging or therewith used and such two pair of Sheets and three Blanketts as she shall make choice of to and for her own use and benefit and to be delivered to her forthwith after my decease And all the Rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Effects Monies Securities for Money Rights Credits and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not by me herein before otherwise disposed of and after payment of all such debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral expences and the costs and charges of proving and executing this my will I give and bequeath unto John Pitcher of Westham in the said County Yeoman Upon the several Trusts nevertheless hereinafter declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) Upon Trust that he the said John Pitcher his executors or administrators shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease absolutely sell and dispose of such part or parts of the said residuum of my Personal Estate as shall be of a saleable nature for the best price or prices that can be had or obtained for the same either by Public Auction or Private Contract and either together or in Lots or Parcels as he the said John Pitcher or his Executors or Administrators shall in his or their discretion think proper and the monies arising from the sale or sales thereof together with such debts or monies as shall form part of the said residuum of my Personal Estate put and place out at interest on some good and sufficient Government or Real Security or Securities in the name or names of the said John Pitcher his executors or administrators and pay the interest or dividends thereof unto my wife Lucy Akehurst from time to time during her natural life when and as the same shall accrue and be received to and for her own use and benefit And in case such interest or dividends shall not in the discretion of the said John Pitcher his executers or administrators be sufficient for the support and maintenance of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst Then upon Trust that he the said John Pitcher or his executors or administrators shall and do from time to time during the natural life of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst pay unto her such part or parts and so much of the said principal monies so directed to be put
Signed John Akehurst
[page 2]
and placed out at interest as aforesaid as he the said John Pitcher his Executors or Administrators shall in his or their discretion think proper for the better support and maintenance of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst And upon the decease of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst Upon Trust that he the said John Pitcher his Executors or Administrators shall and do pay and divide the said Trust Principal Monies so directed to be put and placed out at interest as aforesaid or such part thereof (if any) as shall then remain unapplied for the better support and maintenance of my said Wife as aforesaid in manner following that is to say One third part thereof to pay unto such of the children of my late Brother William Akehurst deceased as shall be then living in equal shares and proportions to and for their several and respective use and uses One other third part thereof to pay unto such of the children of my late Brother Thomas Akehurst deceased as shall be then living in equal shares and proportions to and for their several and respective use and uses and the remaining or other third part thereof to pay unto such of the children of my late Brother Samuel Akehurst deceased as shall be then living in equal shares and proportions to and for their several and respective use and uses And I nominate constitute and appoint the said John Pitcher sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And my will is and I do hereby expressly declare and direct that he my said Executor or his Executors or Administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more of my monies or estate that he or they shall actually receive or shall come to his or their hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss which may happen of such monies or estate or any part thereof so as such loss do not happen by or through his or their wilful default or neglect And further that is shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executor and his Executors or Administrators to retain and reimburse himself and themselves from and out of my said monies and estate all such Loss Costs Charges Damages and Expences as he or they shall sustain bear pay expend or be put unto in the execution of this my Will together with the sum of Five Pounds for his or their loss of time and trouble with the execution
Signed John Akehurst
[page 3]
of this my Will And lastly I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Akehurst have to the two first sheets of this my Will contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and to this the third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven
Signed John Akehurst + seal
Signed sealed published and
Declared by the above named
John Akehurst as and for his
last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who have
hereunder subscribed our
names as Witness thereto
Samuel Sinnock
Sophia Sinnock
On the fourteenth day of February 1832 was sworn John Pitcher the executor in this will named To whom was committed the execution thereof And the said John Pitcher was also sworn that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Testator were under the value of two hundred pounds
Under Caution by us
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, 28 April 2017.)

Family

Lucy Rippington b. 29 May 1747, d. 1833
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington were published in March 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England; "John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington, the former of Hellingly, the latter of this parish." 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Lucy Rippington, daughter of James Rippington and Elizabeth French, on 6 April 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname AKEHURST."
  2. [S651] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 29 Sep 1777, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 23 Sep 1783. (unknown document ref).
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  5. [S673] Will of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 29 May 1816, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Mar 1818. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104).
  6. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."
  7. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 79 years."

John Akehurst

b. circa 1726, d. 1754
     John Akehurst was born circa 1726 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Burwash on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
John Akehurst died in 1754 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 20 October 1754 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "surname ACKHURST."2

Family

Elizabeth Burwash d. 1755
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Burwash on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname ACKHURST."

John Akehurst

b. 20 July 1783
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collin b. c 1756, d. 1792
     John Akehurst was baptized on 20 July 1783 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collin.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname AKEHURST."

John Akehurst

b. 31 July 1786
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collin b. c 1756, d. 1792
     John Akehurst was baptized on 31 July 1786 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collin.
On 30 May 1831 John Akehurst lived at Hailsham, Sussex, England, labourer, age 46, married with 2 children.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname AKEHURST, poor."
  2. [S598] C.R. Davey, "Hailsham Sussex 1831 Census", PBN Publications, Reproduced 2001 (1999).

John Akehurst

b. 10 May 1789
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collin b. c 1756, d. 1792
     John Akehurst was baptized on 10 May 1789 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collin.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname AKEHURST, poor."

John Akehurst

b. 21 June 1792
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
MotherHannah Delves
     John Akehurst was baptized on 21 June 1792 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Hannah Delves.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2,3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  3. [S673] Will of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 29 May 1816, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Mar 1818. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104).

John Akehurst

b. 24 July 1796
FatherCharlington Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1756, d. 1840
MotherSarah Sands b. 1767, d. 1844
     John Akehurst was baptized on 24 July 1796 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Charlington Akehurst and Sarah Sands.
John Akehurst married Jane Hall on 19 October 1819 at Ewhurst, Sussex, England.
Removal Order from Ewhurst to Herstmonceux (ESRO: PAR 324/32/2/98) 14 Dec 1819
Notice of intent to appeal (PAR 324/32/2/100) Dec 1820
Quarter Sessions Order PAR 324/32/2/99 14 Mar 1821.
John Akehurst was a labourer in 1820.
Removal Order respited: AKEHURST John, wife Jane; Margaret 6mths; JPs order removing them from Ewhurst to Hailsham respited. (ESRO: QO/44/1820-10-20.)

Family

Jane Hall
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Jane Hall on 19 October 1819 at Ewhurst, Sussex, England
Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. 12 April 1691
FatherRichard Akehurst b. 1669, d. 1747
MotherElizabeth (?) b. c 1673
     John Akehurst was baptized on 12 April 1691 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)

John Akehurst

b. 30 September 1712
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. 25 Jul 1676, d. 1758
MotherElinor Aschurch d. 1758
     John Akehurst was baptized on 30 September 1712 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Elinor Aschurch.
John Akehurst married Ann Winchester on 19 April 1745 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Winchester b. 21 Jul 1718
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Ann Winchester on 19 April 1745 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. 26 October 1806
FatherRichard Akehurst b. 27 Mar 1773
MotherMary (?)
     John Akehurst was baptized on 26 October 1806 at Beddingham, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Akehurst and Mary (?)
John Akehurst married Sarah Reed on 29 July 1826 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.

Family

Sarah Reed b. 11 Dec 1808
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Sarah Reed on 29 July 1826 at Alfriston, Sussex, England

John Akehurst

b. circa 1530, d. 1591
FatherRobert Akehurst b. c 1500, d. c 1559
MotherAlice (?)
     John Akehurst was born circa 1530 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Akehurst and Alice (?)
John Akehurst married Agnes (?) circa 1555 at Sussex, England.
There is a “Conveyance for £100”, dated 20 Mar 1589, in which John Akehurst the elder probably refers to this John Akehurst:
Robert Sydney, kt, of Penshurst, Kent, to John Akehurst the elder of Hellingly, yeoman, his son and heir Edward Akehurst, and John Akehurst, younger son of Edward Akehurst; lands and tenements called Blackstocke in Hellingly. (ESRO: SAS/P 15.)
John Akehurst died in 1591 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst left a will made on 17 August 1591 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Will of John Akehurste of Hellingly 1591
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/8/448)
www.familysearch.org (Film no: 1885743, images 463)
Made: 17 Aug 1591
Probate: 16 Sep 1591
NB There are several vertical creases in the document making parts of some words invisible.
John Akeherste of Hellingley
In the name of god Amen The xviith daye of August in the year of our lord god one thousande fyve hundred ffour score & eleven and in the yeare of the reigne of our moste grati[ous] sovereigne Ladye Quene Elizabeth that now is &c the xxxiiith I John Akehurste of the parishe of Hellinglighe in the county of Sussex yeman beinge sicke in bodye but of good [and] perfecte remembrance thanks be unto god doe make & ordeyne this my last will & testament in ma[nne]r & fforme foll[ow]inge ffyrste I bequithe my soule to Almightye god my creator & redeemer And my bodye to be buryed in the churche yarde of Hellinglighe aforesayde Itm I geve unto the poore people of the parishe of Hellinglighe aforesayde iiis iiiid Itm I will unto the reparacons of the church of Hellinglighe aforesayde iiis iiiid Itm I will & bequethe unto Agnes my wyfe my best ffether [b]edd my best coverlet twoe blanketts a John Akehursthytle ffower payer of sheets a boulster & ii pyllows they to be at her [c]hoyce three kyne a lytle brasse pott a lytle pott two chests a Barrell ii vy an unknown person kins two keelers at an unknown age grate kettle bounde wth Iron two seames of wheate one seame of barley two [acres] of oats growing wthin the Rayles in heryu[?]gham [on a crease – may be a letter missing] ffylde a brewinge vate a charne a greate olde brasse panne a lytle pann a whyte beSunday, 18 August 1591 …elinge [crease in page] that hangeth over the bedd a lytle posnet three platters three pewter d[i]shes sixe bowles [&] truggs two candlesticks a salte one sylver spoone a playne bedstedle one payer of …[au]ghers [interlined – first part of word illegible] & haulfe my powl[t]ry Itm I geve unto her more ii table clothes haulfe a dozen of table napkyns [ii] pyllowe beeres h[aulfe] [my] [?]he[??]pe [probably ‘hempe’] & fflaxe one peece of newe linnen cloth that is at the weavers and one peece of whyte carseye [kersey] of three yards [illeg.] haulfe of my butter & cheese haulfe the peese haulfe the hony Itm I geve u[nto] her more haulfe my hoggs my olde whyte mare haulfe the wolle in my …ow … & haulfe a [dozen] of ewe sheepe & haulfe the geese one [?]ayer & ii coshions Itm I [will] & bequith unto John Dyker my godson the sonne of Will[i]am Dyker one twelmontinge bullocke Itm I geve unto Agnes Hert[??] or to her two children wch she had by Robt Hart[??] one [c]owe [or] els ffortye shillings of lawfull Englishe moneye the …[c]hoyce to be [illeg.] myne executor Itm I w[ill] unto Roger Brasier the elder one weanyer bullocke Itm I will & bequeth unto my three daughterJohn Akehurst Joane Elizabeth & Thomasyne unto eyther of them one silver spoone & my sonne Edwarde to t at an unknown age ke his choyce Itm I will unto my daughter Joane one maultinge [?]ate that standes in the tre[?]s[o]ns Itm I will unto Willm ffynche [an] olde ffreese jerkyn two payer of ol18 August 1591e hose a hatt & one payer of sh[oe]s Itm I will unto my godchildren unto everye one of them xxiid a pece Itm I will & bequeth unto my daughter Joane a mylles my eldest daughter one heyffer bullocke a twelmontinge & the vay[?] of collour blacke pyed Itm I geve unto Elizabeth mylles my daughter one yonge cowe of collour redd pyde & wane heap[?]d Itm I geve unto Thomasyne ffry[??]e my daughter one two yeringe heyffer of collour whyte Itm I geve unto John ffrende my daughter Thomasyns sonne ffyve poundes of good & lawfull money of Englande to be payed unto him at suche a tyme as he shall accomplishe his full age of one & twentye yeares [mark inserted resembling a trefoil]
moreover this is my very last will & testament [to]uchinge my landes & tenements viz I will & bequeth unto Edwarde Akehurst my sonne a an unknown place my lands & tenements by whate name or names they ben called sett lyinge & beinge wthin the parishes of Hellinglighe & Haylsham or in what other parishe soever wthin the Realme of Englande To have & to holde the sayde landes & tents wth all & singular their appurtents unto the sayde Edwarde my sonne for [& duringe the] tearme of his naturall lyfe only wthout impediment [illeg.] [almost a whole line interlined at this point and unreadable. There is a cross in the left-hand margin] and after his decease I wyll & bequeth all my sayde lands & tenements wth all & singular their appurtences unto John Akehurst my nephewe & sonne of the sayde Edwarde & to his heirs forever [remainder of the writing on this page has been crossed out] //
All the residue of my goods & chattells my dettes beinge payed my legaces & pformed & …[ corner of the paper folded over, hiding remainder of line] discharge I geve & bequeth unto my sonne Edwarde Akeherst whome I ordeyne & [make my] sole executor of this my last last [sic] will & testament and I will [&] ordeyne my son[N]e [in] law[e] Thomas a mylles & Richarde Reade of Ringmare my overseers of this my last will & testament & I geve unto them for their paynes xs a peece / And also I will that their charges shalbe borne by my executor whensoever they shall happen to travell aboute that probation of this my will & testament [cross in margin] [at this point three lines are written virtually on top of each other] Moreover I will that the sayde Edwarde Akehurst my sonne shall paye [illeg.] unto [John] Akeherst my nephewe & sonne of [the sayde] Edwarde [illeg.] shall come to the age of xxi yeares [illeg.] [probably just an ink blot!] ffyve poundes [illeg.] his may [illeg.] duringe that lyfe of the sayde [illeg.]
[trefoil mark in margin] Itm I geve unto Sara Akeherst Margaret Hartnot Mawdlyn Act[??] to every one of them two tegge lambes a peece Itm I geve unto Danyell Pankherst one tegge lambe Itm I geve unto [illeg.] Str at an unknown age ker one tegge lambe Itm I geve [&] bequeth unto Elizabeth Akeherst my sonnes daughter xli of good & lawfull money of England to be payed unto her at such tyme as she shall come to her age of xxii years or els at the daye of her maryage wch shall first happen
Itm I geve unto John Wyckersham Agnes Wyckersham Jane Wyckersham Debora Wyckersham & Judeth Wyckersham to everye one of them xxs a peece
Provided allwayes that the sayde Edwarde Akeherst my sonne & executor before [illeg.] doe not prove this my last will & testament wthin three monthes next after my decease then I will that he the sayde Edwarde shall have noe benefite by this my last will & testament & I ordeyne Thomas Wyckersham my sonne in lawe executor of this my last will & testament & he to have the benefite of all my goods & the profitt of my landes untill [several words crossed out] dettes & legaces payed [remainder of this and next four lines crossed out]
In wytnesse whereof I the sayde John Akeherst have hereunto put my hande & seale in the psence of us [signatures] John Akeherst his mke John Cras[??]ie[lee] Willm a Reede & Thos ffynkell minister John Goodens mke
Probate (on reverse): 16th September 1591 [the 1 could be a 2] to Edward Akeherst, executor.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 1st May 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)
His estate was probated on 16 September 1591.1

Family

Agnes (?) b. c 1535, d. 1595
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Agnes (?) circa 1555 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S682] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 17 Aug 1591, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Sep 1591. (ESRO:PBT 1/1/8/448).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1588
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1560
MotherMary Wimsherst
     John Akehurst was born circa 1588 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Mary Wimsherst.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 17 August 1591 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Possible burial at Hellingly on 23 Sep 1630 ("Mr John Akehurst, elder"). Also possible burial at Hailsham on 11 Mar 1616 ("son of Edward").2
The following ESRO documents may refer to this John Akehurst and his father Edward:
ESRO: SAS/P 15: Conveyance for £100
20 Mar 1589: Robert Sydney, kt, of Penshurst, Kent, to John Akehurst the elder of Hellingly, yeoman, his son and heir Edward Akehurst, and John Akehurst, younger son of Edward Akehurst; lands and tenements called Blackstocke in Hellingly.
ESRO: SAS/P 20: Conveyance for £240
30 May 1597: John Akehurst of Catsfield, yeoman, to Anthony Hotheroppe of Brenchley, Kent, yeoman; lands and tenements called Blackstocke in Hellingly.
Note also ESRO: SAS/P 42: Quitclaim
14 Sep 1632: Mary Akehurst of Hellingly, widow of John Akehurst, gent, deceased to Anthony Reeve of Biddenden, Kent, gent; right of dower in lands and tenements called Blackestocke in Hellingly.

Citations

  1. [S682] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 17 Aug 1591, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Sep 1591. (ESRO:PBT 1/1/8/448).
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. circa 1500
Father(?) Akehurst
     John Akehurst was born circa 1500 at Sussex, England. He was the son of (?) Akehurst.

John Akehurst

b. circa 1570
FatherShepard Akehurst d. b 1602
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1540, d. 1604
     John Akehurst was born circa 1570 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?)
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S685] Will of Joan Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1602, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jul 1604. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/12/21).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1590
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1570
     John Akehurst was born circa 1590 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Akehurst.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S685] Will of Joan Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1602, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jul 1604. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/12/21).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1813
FatherCharles Akehurst b. 14 Oct 1787, d. 1832
MotherRuth Frost
     John Akehurst was born circa 1813 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Charles Akehurst and Ruth Frost.

Joseph Akehurst

b. 9 April 1809
FatherRichard Akehurst b. 27 Mar 1773
MotherMary (?)
     Joseph Akehurst was baptized on 9 April 1809 at Beddingham, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Akehurst and Mary (?)