Edward Akehurst

b. 26 April 1767
FatherPeter Akehurst b. 18 May 1719, d. 1799
MotherJane Brook b. 12 Jan 1738, d. 1779
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 26 April 1767 at East Dean, Sussex, England, "carried in Visitation June 1767."1 He was the son of Peter Akehurst and Jane Brook.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "carried in Visitation June 1767."

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1540
FatherRobert Akehurst b. c 1500, d. c 1559
MotherAlice (?) d. a 1559
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1540 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Akehurst and Alice (?)
Edward Akehurst witnessed the will of Edward Akehurst dated 22 December 1591 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S808] Will of Edward Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 22 Dec 1591, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Sep 1592. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/9/55B).

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1550, d. 1592
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1525, d. 1591
MotherAgnes (?) b. c 1530, d. 1595
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1550 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Akehurst and Agnes (?)
Edward Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1575 at Sussex, England.
In 1591 Edward Akehurst and Joan (?) lived at Henwards, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Edward Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 17 August 1591 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
Edward Akehurst left a will made on 22 December 1591 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Will of Edward Akehurst of Hellingly, 1592
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/9/55B)
Made: 22 December 1591
Proved: 30 September 1592
In the name of God amen the xxijth daye of December in the yeare of our lord god 1591 I Edward Akeherste of the pishe of Hellinglighe in the Countye of Sussex yeoman beinge sicke of bodye but of good and pfecte remembraunce (thankes be unto god) Doe make make and ordayen thys my last will & testament in manner and forme followinge First I bequeathe my soule to Allmightye god my Creator and redeemer and my bodye to be buryed in the Churcheyard of Hellinglighe aforesaid Item I geve unto the poore people of the pishe of Hellinglighe aforesaid iijs iiijd Item towardes the repacions and mayntenaunce of the Churche of Hellinglighe vjs viijd Item I give unto Joane my // wife two kyne of the best, two twelmonthinge steere bullockes, One younge gray mare the best, my white horse Coulte, one sowe hogge of the best, Fower sheates, twenty sheepe, whereof the one haulfe to be Ewe sheepe & the other haulfe to be weather sheepe, One haulfe of my geese and of all my powltrye Item I geve unto her more my best Fetherbed the best boulster of Fethers, the best Coverlett, a paire of blankettes of the best, ij pillowes of the best and my best bedsteddle, One Flockebed wth a tyndle bedsteddle and all other thinges belonginge to that bedd Item I geve unto her more the One haulfe of all my Lynnen throughout, my best brasse pott, One of my best kettles and one other of the next sorte, one great brasse postnett to her to her duringe her life, and after her decease I will that postnett shall remayne to Elizabeth Akeherste my daughter Item I will that all my pewter at Henwards shall shalbe equallye devided by myne Overseers betwixt the said Joane my wife, Harbert my sonne and Elizabethe my daughter, arysinge in the whole to two dozen and a haulfe of pewter Item I geve unto the said Joane my wife Fower silver spoones, my litle presse, one newe Chest, standinge in the entrye at Henwardes, two other standinge in the Chamber over the parlour, one lyttle Chest more, one spitt that came from Henwardes, one drippingepann, one brandiron, one Chaffingedishe, one warmingepann, sixe trugges, one Charne, two vates, one Covell, two great Kealers, two litle milke keelers, one Cage, one great keeler, one tonn standinge on Fower legges, Fower virkyns and two barrelles, a kneadinge troughe and boultinge hutche, and two joyned Chaires Item I geve unto the said Joane my wife my tables wth the joyned stooles standinge in the parlour at Henwardes to her for terme of her life, and after her decease I will that the best of the said tables and stooles shall remayne to Elizabeth my daughter, and the other table wth the stooles shall remayne to Harbert my sonne Item I geve unto the said Joane my wife one woollen trendle and two lynnen trendles, haulfe of my tussham, five skeynes of my fine lynnen yarne and one piece of new Russett Item I geve unto the said Joane my wife three seames of wheate , three seames of Oates & eight bushells of maulte Item I will and bequeathe more unto the said Joane my wife two acres of wheate on the // ground, and half an acre of Rye on the ground, sixe Cheeses, two Crockes of butter, one hogge of Bacon, and two gallons of grease Item I will and bequeath unto Elizabeth Akeherste my daughter Twenty poundes of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto her at the daie of her mariage or else at her age of xxj yeares whether of the twayne shall first happen Item I geve unto her more one Fetherbed one Fetherboulster one Coverlett one paire of blankettes two paire of sheetes two pillowes two pillow Coates Item I will & bequeathe more unto the said Elizabeth Akeherst my daughter one Kettle of brasse, six sheepe Item I will & bequeathe to Harberte Akeherste my youngest sonne Twenty poundes of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto him at such tyme as he shall accomplishe his age of Foure and twentye yeares Item my will is that my mother shall have yearely duringe her naturall life five loades of wood for her fire Caried home to her wheresoever she shall happen to dwell wthin the pishe of Hellinglighe and that she shall likewise have her mare kepte for long as she lyveth All the Residue of my goodes not geven nor bequeathed (my debtes and legaces beinge paid) I doe geve unto John Akeherste my sonne whome I doe make my Executor of this my last will and testament And I ordayne my Unckle Edward Akeherste and my brother Richard Reade and my brother Thomas Amylles my Overseers of this my last will and testament, and I geve unto every one of them for their paynes iijs iiijd a peece Item I geve unto everye one of my sisters Children iijs iiijd a peece I will and bequeathe to my two workemen Roger Brasier and John Byste [or Bryste?] iijs iiijd a peece and to my servante George Collier one lambe witnesses to this my last will and testament Richard a Mylles his marke, John Bden his marke, Thom at an unknown age Wickertham, and Thomas Fynkell Clerke (Edward Akeherste his marke)
Probate: 30th September 1592 to John Akeherste, son and executor.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 7 October 2018.)

Edward Akehurst died in 1592 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 22 September 1592 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.
Blackstock farm was purchased in 1589 by John Akehurst the elder who died 1591 (refer his will). The property then passed to his son and heir Edward Akehurst. Edward died in 1592 and the property was sold by his son John Akehurst in 1597.
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.

Family

Joan (?) b. c 1550
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1575 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S808] Will of Edward Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 22 Dec 1591, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Sep 1592. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/9/55B).
  2. [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).

Edward Akehurst

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

Edward Akehurst

b. 2 October 1700, d. 1758
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1670, d. Jan 1714/15
MotherAnn (?)
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 2 October 1700 at St Mary the Virgin, Warbleton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann (?)
Edward Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1725 at Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst left a will made on 10 October 1757 at Hooe, Sussex, England.2
Will of Edward Akehurst of Hooe, 1758
(ESRO: PBT/1/1/59/624)
Made: 10 Oct 1757
Proved: 30 Mar 1758
www.familysearch.org (film: 1886025; Image: 18)
In the Name of God Amen I Edward Akehurst of the Parish of Hoo in the County of Sussex Yeoman being Weak in Body but of Sound and Perfect Mind Memmory and Understanding Praised be Almighty God for the same Do this present Tenth Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven Make and Ordain Publish and Declare this my last Will and Testament in Writing in Manner and Form following That is to say First and Principally I Recommend my Soul to Almighty God that gave it And my Body to the Earth to receive a Decent and Christian like Burial at the Discretion of my Executors herein after Named And as Touching and concerning my Worldly Goods and Effects I Do Dispose of the Same as Followeth In the first place I give and Bequeath unto my two Grandsons Richard Stubberfield and Edward Stubberfield Sons of Richard Stubberfield the Younger of Bexhill each of them two pair of Sheets to be chose for them out of my Linnen by my Executors and to be kept by my Executors untill the said Richard and Edward Stubberfield shall Attain to the Age of Twenty one Years and then to be Deliver’d to them Also I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah the Wife of John Akehurst of the Parish of Hoo my Chest of Drawers and also all my Linnen (Except before Given) that I shall have in my House or elswhere at the Time of my Decease to be Deliver’d to her by my Executors within Months after my Decease Also I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Akehurst the Son of John and Sarah Akehurst of the Parish of Hoo My Colt that came of the Pony Mare Except the said Colt be Dead or Sold before my Decease But if the Said Colt be Sold before my Decease then my Will is that my said Grandson Thomas Akehurst shall have So much Money as the Said Colt Shall be Sold for over and above the Legacys hereinafter Given him And all the rest residue and remainder of my Said Goods Chattels and Effects of whatsoever kind or wheresoever the Same or any part thereof is or may be found I Give and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named But nevertheless only uppon this Trust that the Same may be Sold as Soon as Conveniently may be after my Decease for the best Purchase they can get and the Money ariseing from Such Sale I Give and Despose of as followeth First I Give and Bequeath unto Mary Sharp (my Maid Servant) the Sum of Ten Pounds of Lawful Money of Great Brittain to be paid her by my Executors within Six Months after my Decease Also I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Richard Stubberfield the Sum of Five Shillings of Lawful Money of England to be Paid him by my Executors when he shall attain to the Age of Twenty one Years Also I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Edward Stubberfield the Sum of Thirty Pounds of Good and Lawful Money of Great Brittain to be Paid him by my Executors when he shall attain to the Age of Twenty one Years Also I give and Bequeath unto the First Son of my Daughter Sarah that shall Live and first Attain to the Age of Twenty one Years the Sum of Five Shillings of like Lawful Money to be paid him by my Executors at the Time aforesaid And also I give and Bequeath the Sum of thirty Pounds of Lawful Money of Great Brittain to be Divided amongst all the rest of the Children of My Daughter Sarah Share and Share alike and to be paid them by my Executors when they Shall Severaly attain to the Age of Twenty one Years And all the rest residue and remainder of the Money ariseing by Such Sale as aforesaid and remaining in the hands of my Executors // (My Debts Legacys Funeral Expences and the Probate of this my Last Will &c) being first paid and Discharged I Give and Dispose of as followeth (that is to say) One Moiety or half part thereof to my Grandsons Richard and Edward Stubberfield aforesaid to be Equally Divided between them Share and Share alike and to be paid them by my Executors when they shall Severally Attain to the Age of Twenty one Years The other Moiety or half part to all the Children of my Daughter Sarah to be equally Divided amongst them Share and Share alike and to be paid them by my Executors when they shall Severaly attain to the Age of Twenty one Years And my Will is that if it shall happen that either of my Grandsons Richard or Edward Stubberfield Shall Dye before they attain to the Age of Twenty one Years and not leaving a Child or Children Lawfully Begotten of their Bodies then such Legacy part or Share as aforesaid as would have been payable to him at the Time he should have ariv’d to the Age of Twenty one Years to be paid to the surviving Brother when he shall attain to the Age of Twenty one Years But if they have a Child or Children Lawfully Begoten then Such Child or Children to have their Deceased Fathers part And further my Will that if they shall both happen to Dye before they Attain to the Age of Twenty one Years and not have a Child or Children Lawfully Begotten then their Legacys parts or shares to go to the Children of my Daughter Sarah to be equally divided amongst them Share and Share alike and be paid to them by my Executors when they shall Severally Attain to the Age of Twenty one Years The Same Rules to be Used at the Discretion of my Executors amongst the Children of my Daughter Sarah In case any of them Should Dye as aforesaid And Further my Will is that my Executors Shall put the Money arising by the Sale of the Effects as Aforesaid Out at Interest on a good and Sufficient Security as Soon as conveniently they can (but if there shall happen any loss thereby my Executors not to Suffer that loss) And the Interest ariseing therefrom to be Aplied at the Descretion of my Executors for and towards the Maintaining and Educating of my Grand Children aforesaid as they shall think proper and convenient And further I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Apoint my Trusty Friends John Blackman of the Parish of Hoo and George Hammond of Bexhill Joynt Executors of this My last Will and Testament (Revokeing all former Wills whatsoever by me formerly made and Declareing them to be Void and of no Effect) And Allowing my said Executors all Reasonable Charges and Expence which they shall be at in and about the Same And lastly I give and Bequeat unto my Said Executors each of them One Guinea for their Trouble In Witness whereof I the Said Edward Akehurst have to this my last Will and Testament Wrote on two Sheets of Paper to each Sheet of Paper Sett my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above Written
The mark of Edward Akehurst
Signed Sealed Publised and Declared by the Testator Edward Akehurst to be his last Will and Testament In the Presence of us who have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses in the Presence and at the request of the Said Edward Akehurst the Testator
John Beale
Thomas Beale
Ransom
Probate: 30th March 1758 to John Blackman and George Hammond, executors.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 30 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber.)

Edward Akehurst died in 1758 at Hooe, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 4 February 1758 at Hooe, Sussex, England.3
His estate was probated on 30 March 1758 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Family

Mary (?) b. c 1700, d. 1756
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1725 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S776] Will of Edward Akehurst of Hooe, Sussex, England, made 10 Oct 1757, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Mar 1758. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/59/624).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Edward Akehurst

b. 29 January 1730/31, d. 1752
FatherEdward Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1700, d. 1758
MotherMary (?) b. c 1700, d. 1756
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 29 January 1730/31 at St Mary the Virgin, Warbleton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Mary (?)
Edward Akehurst died in 1752 at Hooe, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 2 December 1752 at Hooe, Sussex, England, "son of Edward."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,.

Edward Akehurst

b. 28 November 1833, d. 1838
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 16 Dec 1799, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherHannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 28 November 1833 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Hannah Beany.
Edward Akehurst died in 1838 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 6 April 1838 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England, "4 years 5 months."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,.

Edward Akehurst

b. 9 July 1782, d. December 1782
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 2 Apr 1749, d. 1809
MotherMary Glazier d. 1789
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 9 July 1782 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Glazier.
Edward Akehurst died in December 1782 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 3 December 1782 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas & Mary."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,.

Edward Akehurst

b. 1784, d. February 1784
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 2 Apr 1749, d. 1809
MotherMary Glazier d. 1789
     Edward Akehurst was born in 1784 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Glazier.
Edward Akehurst died in February 1784 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 6 February 1784 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas & Mary."1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1575
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1540, d. c 1601
MotherSusan (?) b. c 1540, d. 1614/15
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1575 at Hailsham, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Susan (?)
Edward Akehurst witnessed the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 10 February 1599/0 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1
Edward Akehurst and Sarah Milles obtained a marriage licence on 20 June 1607 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Edward of Hailsham; Sarah of Hellingly, with consent of parents. Sponsors: Edward Akehurst, Nicholas Cob, Hailsham, yeoman.2

Family

Sarah Milles
Marriage License*
Edward Akehurst and Sarah Milles obtained a marriage licence on 20 June 1607 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Edward of Hailsham; Sarah of Hellingly, with consent of parents. Sponsors: Edward Akehurst, Nicholas Cob, Hailsham, yeoman.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S782] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 10 Feb 1599/1600, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Apr 1601. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/10/265).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1545
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1500, d. 1553
MotherElisabeth (?) d. a 1553
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1545 at Hailsham, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Elisabeth (?)
Edward Akehurst witnessed the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 12 February 1553 at Hailsham, Sussex, England; (1552/53.)1

Citations

  1. [S785] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 12 Feb 1552/53, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1553. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/69E).

Edward Akehurst

b. 14 October 1755, d. 7 October 1832
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. c 1725
MotherAnn (?) b. c 1730
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1748 at Sussex, England; according to age at burial.
Edward Akehurst was baptized on 14 October 1755 at St Mary Magdalene, Wartling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Ann (?)
The above baptism is the only possibility in the SFHG baptisms index. It looks promising because Edward’s first son and first daughter were named Samuel and Anne.
Edward Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1785 at England.
Removal order to Burwash
Date: 19 Dec 1791
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: P 284/14/19
Description: Edward Akehurst, his wife Elizabeth and children Ann, Sarah and Samuel from East Grinstead
Creator(s): Burwash Parish Council, East Sussex.
Order to apprehend Edward Akehurst of East Grinstead
Date: 9 Mar 1793
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: PAR 372/35/3
Description: For refusing to maintain the bastard child of Lucy Price
Creator(s): Parish of Heathfield.
Edward Akehurst left a will made on 13 December 1825 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.2
Will of Edward Akehurst of East Grinstead, 1841
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/80/741)
Made: 13 Dec 1825
Died: 7 Oct 1832
Proved: 17 May 1841
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886195; images: 237-238)
I Edward Akehurst in the name of God Amen of the Parish of East Grinstead in the County of Sussex Husbandman, being in sound sense and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, First I direct my Executrix hereinafter named to pay within six months after my decease all my just debts and funeral expenses and further my will and meaning is that my beloved wife Elizabeth Akehurst whom I appoint sole Executrix of this my will, shall as soon as conveniently may be sell or cause to be sold by auction or otherwise, all my messuage, tenements, buildings, lands etc which I now occupy, copyhold of inheritance, situate at Ashhurst Common in the Parish of East Grinsted for as much money as can be obtained for the same and from the sum so arising my Executrix shall pay or cause to be paid, all principal and interest due to the Mortgagee of my Estate and the remainder of such sum to be raised by the sale of my copyhold estate. I give and bequeath to my said wife Elizabeth for her support and maintenance during her natural life and necessary to be solely expended for her support together with all my household furniture, goods and chattels to her use and benefit, And further I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth, during her natural life, all that my copyhold messuage known by the name of the Stable House for a residence during her natural life and after the decease of Elizabeth my wife, I give and bequeath my said cottage called the Stable House, lying and being in the Parish of East Grinsted aforesaid to my son Samuel Akehurst now of the Parish of Worth to him and his heirs and assigns forever, to have and to hold the same. And my further will and meaning is that after the death of Elizabeth my wife, that all sum or sums of money which shall remain over and above the sum necessary for her support together with all the household goods (if any remaining) shall be divided equally as follows. One equal part thereof to my son Edward Akehurst and one equal part to my son Stephen Akehurst and one equal part to my son William Akehurst and also one equal part to my daughter Ann French now of Hackney and one equal part to my daughter Mary Mitchell, and to my daughter Sarah Barker I bequeath one shilling to be paid to her by my Executrix on demand. And I do hereby revoke, annull and make void any former Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made And declare this only as my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto placed my hand and seal this thirteenth day of December 1825.
Edward Akehurst
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as his last Will and Testament. In the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses and in the presence of each other at his request
James Batchelor
George Briggs
Ann Browning

Passed the Seal 17th May 1841
On the 13th day of May 1841 was sworn Elizabeth Akehurst the sole Executrix in this Will named to whom was committed the Execution thereof.
And the said Elizabeth Akehurst was at the same time sworn that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased were under the value of twenty pounds.
Under Caution
By us
Testator died 7th October 1832.
Proved before the Revd Christopher Nevill of East Grinsted Surrogate etc
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 2017.)

Edward Akehurst died on 7 October 1832 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England, at age 76.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 10 October 1832 at St Swithun, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, "84 years."
His estate was probated on 13 May 1841 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, under £20.

Family

Elizabeth (?) b. c 1761, d. 1847
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1785 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S787] Will of Edward Akehurst of East Grinstead, Sussex, England, made 13 Dec 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 17 May 1841. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/80/741).

Edward Akehurst

b. 6 October 1793
FatherEdward Akehurst b. 14 Oct 1755, d. 7 Oct 1832
MotherElizabeth (?) b. c 1761, d. 1847
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 6 October 1793 at St Swithun, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Edward Akehurst married Elizabeth Ann Gibb on 5 March 1817 at St Swithun, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
Edward Akehurst witnessed the will of Edward Akehurst dated 13 December 1825 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.3
Edward Akehurst married Mary Tasker, daughter of John Tasker, on 23 December 1836 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Edward a widower, both of this parish.2

Family 1

Elizabeth Ann Gibb d. c 1836
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Elizabeth Ann Gibb on 5 March 1817 at St Swithun, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 

Family 2

Mary Tasker b. 18 Nov 1810
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Mary Tasker, daughter of John Tasker, on 23 December 1836 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Edward a widower, both of this parish.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S787] Will of Edward Akehurst of East Grinstead, Sussex, England, made 13 Dec 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 17 May 1841. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/80/741).

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1720, d. 1761
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1720 at England.
Edward Akehurst married Ann Martin on 24 October 1742 at Kingston by Sea, Sussex, England, Edward ACURS.1
Edward Akehurst died in 1761 at Southwick, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst left a will made on 23 November 1761 at Southwick, Sussex, England.2
Will of Edward Ackhurst of Southwick, 1762
(ESRO: PBT/1/1/60/464; SAS/HC 777)
Made: 23 November 1761
Proved: 29 April 1762
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886025; image no: 653)
In the name Of God Amen, I Edward Ackhurst of Southwick in the County of Sussex, Husbandman being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say in touching my worldly estate wherewith hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Ackhurst all and singular my ready money, bills and bonds, goods and chattels, household stuff and stock and all other my substance whatever in whose hands custody possession or keeping the same are in in can or maybe found and I make and appoint her as my said wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and lastly, I do hereby revoke all former and other Wills by me made declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament.
In witness, I the said Edward Ackhurst have herein to set my hand and seal this twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one.
Signed sealed, published and declared by the Testator The Mark of Edward Ackhurst
Edward Ackhurst as and for his last Will and Testament
In the presence of us who have subscribed our names
As Witnesses hereunto in the presence and at the request
of the said Testator David Mockford, John Partington
29th April 1762 then the sworn Ann Ackhurst widow, sole Executrix in this Will named to whom was committed the burthen of the execution thereof by us. Robt Austin Snr.
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 3 April 2017.)

Edward Akehurst was buried on 27 November 1761 at St Michael, Southwick, Sussex, England.3

Family

Ann Martin d. 1781
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Ann Martin on 24 October 1742 at Kingston by Sea, Sussex, England, Edward ACURS.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S799] Will of Edward Akehurst of Southwick, Sussex, England, made 23 Nov 1761, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 29 Apr 1762. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/60/464).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1580, d. 1638
FatherEdward Akehurst d. 1607
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1580 at England. He was the son of Edward Akehurst.
Edward Akehurst died in 1638 at Jevington, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 15 November 1638 at St Andrew, Jevington, Sussex, England.1
His estate was probated on 21 November 1638 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S807] Letters of administration of the estate of Edward Akehurst of Jevington, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 1638 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/124A).

Edward Akehurst

d. 1607
     Edward Akehurst died in 1607 at Jevington, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 14 May 1607 at St Andrew, Jevington, Sussex, England.1
His estate was probated on 1 June 1607 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S809] Letters of administration of the estate of Edward Akehurst of Jevington, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 1607 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/3/100A).

Edward Thomas Akehurst

b. 4 March 1840
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 16 Dec 1799, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherHannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
     Edward Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 4 March 1840 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Hannah Beany.
Edward Thomas Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 29 March 1881 at Hastings, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S775] Will of William Akehurst of Hastings, Sussex, England, made 29 Mar 1881, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 22 Mar 1883. (unknown document ref).

Edwin Akehurst

b. 26 June 1825
FatherHenry Akehurst b. 8 Jun 1788, d. 1859
MotherFrances Page b. c 1790, d. 1862
     Edwin Akehurst was baptized on 26 June 1825 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Henry Akehurst and Frances Page.

Citations

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

Edwin Akehurst

b. 12 July 1840
MotherMary Ann Akehurst b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 1887
     Edwin Akehurst was baptized on 12 July 1840 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
The baptism for Mary Ann Akehurst's illegitimate son wrongly states that the father is Henry Akehurst (which is Mary Ann's own father's name). In 1842 Mary Ann married George Weeks and Edwin later states his father's name as George Makes [Weeks?] on his marriage certificate.1 He was the son of Mary Ann Akehurst.

Citations

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

Eliza Akehurst

b. 28 August 1809
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. 7 Aug 1776, d. 5 Jun 1844
MotherCatherine (?) b. c 1775, d. 1845
     Eliza Akehurst was born on 28 August 1809 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Akehurst and Catherine (?)
Eliza Akehurst was baptized on 24 September 1809 at Weslyan Methodist Dorset Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Eliza Akehurst married William Reason, son of John Reason, on 31 May 1841 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Eliza Akehurst witnessed the will of Samuel Akehurst dated 13 June 1842 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 30 March 1851 Eliza Akehurst and William Reason lived at 27 St James's St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4

Family

William Reason b. c 1806
Marriage*
Eliza Akehurst married William Reason, son of John Reason, on 31 May 1841 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  3. [S786] Will of Samuel Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 13 Jun 1842, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 5 Nov 1844. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/81/646).
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: RG 9; Piece: 592; Folio: 143; Page: 7; GSU roll: 542667."