Francis Akehurst

b. 16 August 1590, d. 1604
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     Francis Akehurst was baptized on 16 August 1590 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)
Francis Akehurst died in 1604 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Francis Akehurst was buried on 28 January 1604 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas."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,.

Frederick Akehurst

b. 10 February 1807, d. August 1807
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. 7 Aug 1776, d. 5 Jun 1844
MotherCatherine (?) b. c 1775, d. 1845
     Frederick Akehurst was born on 10 February 1807 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Catherine (?)
Frederick Akehurst was baptized on 31 May 1807 at Countess of Huntingdon North Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Frederick Akehurst died in August 1807 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Frederick Akehurst was buried on 30 August 1807 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "infant."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,.

George Akehurst

b. 9 June 1772, d. 9 June 1772
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
MotherElizabeth (?)
     George Akehurst was baptized on 9 June 1772 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.
George Akehurst died on 9 June 1772 at Alfriston, Sussex, England. "son of William and Elizabeth."1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "infant, son of William and Elizabeth. Buried 9 Jun 1772, same as baptism date."

George Akehurst

b. 23 August 1798
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
MotherHannah Delves
     George Akehurst was baptized on 23 August 1798 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Hannah Delves.

George Akehurst

b. 1 October 1821
FatherStephen Akehurst b. 11 Sep 1777
MotherElizabeth King b. 8 Mar 1795, d. 1822
     George Akehurst was born on 1 October 1821 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Akehurst and Elizabeth King.
George Akehurst was baptized on 17 February 1822 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "labourer."1

Citations

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

George Akehurst

b. 28 September 1806
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1777, d. 1848
MotherAnn Pocock b. 1 Jun 1777, d. 1863
     George Akehurst was baptized on 28 September 1806 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann Pocock.

Citations

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

George Akehurst

b. 21 December 1828, d. 1833
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 27 Jan 1805
MotherEliza Bishop b. c 1803, d. 1846
     George Akehurst was baptized on 21 December 1828 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Eliza Bishop.
George Akehurst died in 1833 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
George Akehurst was buried on 17 November 1833 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 5 years."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,.

George Akehurst

b. 3 September 1823
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 16 Dec 1799, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherHannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
     George Akehurst was baptized on 3 September 1823 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Hannah Beany.
George 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).

George Akehurst

b. 8 August 1830
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 20 Nov 1803
MotherAnn (?) b. c 1797, d. 1845
     George Akehurst was baptized on 8 August 1830 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "sadler, Kings Road."1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Ann (?)

Citations

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

Hannah Akehurst

b. 19 January 1765
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Hannah Akehurst was baptized on 19 January 1765 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Hannah Akehurst and Richard Avis obtained a marriage licence on 8 October 1787 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England.2
Hannah Akehurst married Richard Avis on 9 October 1787 at Berwick, Sussex, England.2

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Richard Avis
Marriage License
Hannah Akehurst and Richard Avis obtained a marriage licence on 8 October 1787 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage*
Hannah Akehurst married Richard Avis on 9 October 1787 at Berwick, 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. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Hannah Akehurst

b. 23 March 1781
FatherStephen Akehurst b. 1 Oct 1752, d. 1836
MotherHannah Gower b. 4 Aug 1751, d. 1840
     Hannah Akehurst was baptized on 23 March 1781 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Stephen Akehurst and Hannah Gower.

Harbert Akehurst

b. circa 1560, d. 1614
FatherShepard Akehurst b. c 1530, d. b 1602
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1530, d. 1604
     Harbert Akehurst was born circa 1560 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?)
Harbert Akehurst married Susanna (?) circa 1580 at Sussex, England.
Harbert Akehurst witnessed the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Harbert Akehurst died in 1614 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Harbert Akehurst was buried on 18 January 1614 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "householder."2
Harbert Akehurst left a will made on 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
In the name of god Amen Januarye the xixth Anno Domini 1613 I Harbert Akerste of the parish of Hellinglie - the County of Sussex husbandman being sicke in bodie but of pfecte memorye I prayse god doe appoint and ordeine this my last will and testament in manner and fourme following First I bequeathe my soule into the handes of allmighty god my creator & most mercifull redeemer my body to be buryed in the place of sacred buryall And my goodes I dyspose as followeth First I will to the poore of the parish of hellinglie five shillinges Secondlye my will is so farre as in me lyeth and as will stand with the true Intent of the will & last testament of my naturall mother deceased that the summe of fower score poundes (by her my sayed mother deceased given & bequeathed in her sayed will to fower of my elder chyldren by equal porcions) shall bee by the advise of my overseers Thomas Lancaster my well beloved brother John Akerst of Hasting & Richard Jefferey of Hellingly together with my Executor Susanna my wyfe be dysposed and put out for the same purpose to And the use of the sayed summes I will to my sayed wyfe toward the bringing up of my sayed Childre[N] And if yt happen that anie of my sayed fower first borne Children to die before he or she shall Accomplish the age of two and twenty yeres then my will is that ten poundes of the porcyon of him or hir so Dyeng under the age of two and twenty yeres shall bee remaine & be to Alice my youngest daughter to be payed unto hir when she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeres and the other ten poundes of the porcyon of him or hir so dyeng as abovesaid shall remaine to be equally Devided the other of my sayed Childre[N] then lyving Itm I will and bequeath unto my fower Children harbert John Elizabeth and Thomas to each of them one silver spoone Itm I will unto my y Alice my younger Daughter ten poundes to be payed unto hir when she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeres or at hir daye of marryage whether shall first happen All the Residue of my goodes and Chattells not before willed my Debts & Legacies performed & payed I Doe whollie gyve to Susanna my wyfe whome I make & appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament Provided alwayes that if it shall happen that Susanna my sayed wyfe shall hereafter marrye that then shee and the party with whome she shall marrye shall wt two other sufficient suertyes enter into one [two words scored through] sufficient obligation of six score poundes unto John Akerst of hasting my welbeloved brother John Reaof Ringmer Edward Chattfield of Lyttle horsted & Richard Jeffereye of hellinglye for the payment of the porcyons to my sayed Children this my will bequeathed and gyven or else shall Delyver upp the sayed porcyons into the handes of the sayed John Akerst John Reade Edward Chattfyeld and Richard Jefferey to be by them employed for the most & best advantage & profit of my sayed Childre[N] according to the tenour of this my last will Lastly I appoint & ordeinie overseers of this my last will & testament Thomas Lancaster mynister of godes word my dere brother John Akerst of hasting & Richard Jefferey of hellingly & my will is that without their consent together with my wyfe the sayed summe of fower score poundes gyve[N] unto my sayed fower first borne childre[N] harbert John Elizabeth & Thomas shall not be lent out to anie or any way dysposed In witnes whereof I have set to my hand the daie and yere above written
Wittnesses to this psent will John Howard & Thomas Pepper
Probate (on the reverse): 15th March 1613 [1614] to Susanna Akerst, relict and executrix
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 26 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber)

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His estate was probated on 15 March 1613/14 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Susanna (?)
Marriage*
Harbert Akehurst married Susanna (?) circa 1580 at Sussex, England
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).
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).

Harbert Akehurst

b. circa 1582
FatherHarbert Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1614
MotherSusanna (?)
     Harbert Akehurst was born circa 1582 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Harbert Akehurst and Susanna (?)
Harbert Akehurst witnessed the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).

Harbert Akehurst

b. circa 1576
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1550, d. 1592
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1550
     Harbert Akehurst was born circa 1576 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Joan (?)
Harbert 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).

Harriet Akehurst

b. 18 July 1802, d. 1835
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherMaria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
     Harriet Akehurst was born in 1802 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Harriet Akehurst was baptized on 18 July 1802 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Maria Burgess.
Harriet Akehurst and Philip Sargent obtained a marriage licence on 10 March 1824 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Harriet of Eastbourne, Philip of East Dean.2
Harriet Akehurst married Philip Sargent on 12 March 1824 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Harriet Akehurst died in 1835 at Icklesham, Sussex, England.
Harriet Akehurst was buried on 17 July 1835 at St Nicholas, Icklesham, Sussex, England, "33 years old, wife of Philip jnr."3
It would appear that Harriet's mother Maria took over the raising of the children after Harriet died in 1835, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. Maria's husband John Akehurst had died in 1831 at Hellingly.

Family

Philip Sargent b. c 1805, d. 1893
Marriage License*
Harriet Akehurst and Philip Sargent obtained a marriage licence on 10 March 1824 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Harriet of Eastbourne, Philip of East Dean.2 
Marriage
Harriet Akehurst married Philip Sargent on 12 March 1824 at Eastbourne, 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. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "33 years old, wife of Philip jnr."

Harriet Akehurst

b. 24 September 1801, d. 1876
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
MotherHannah Delves
     Harriet Akehurst was baptized on 24 September 1801 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Akehurst and Hannah Delves.
Harriet Akehurst married Charles Claridge Farra on 21 November 1823 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
The 1851 census confirms Harriet's birthplace as Hellingly.3
On 30 March 1851 Harriet Akehurst and Charles Claridge Farra lived at Battle, Sussex, England.3
Harriet Akehurst died in 1876 at Battle, Sussex, England. "age 74 years."4

Family

Charles Claridge Farra b. c 1797, d. 1872
Marriage*
Harriet Akehurst married Charles Claridge Farra on 21 November 1823 at Brighton, Sussex, England, 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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 313; Page: 23; GSU roll: 193539."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1876, Battle, Vol 2b Page 29, age 74 years."

Harriet Akehurst

b. 12 August 1804
FatherCharlington Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1756, d. 1840
MotherSarah Sands b. 1767, d. 1844
     Harriet Akehurst was baptized on 12 August 1804 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Charlington Akehurst and Sarah Sands.

Harriet Akehurst

b. 9 January 1820
FatherStephen Akehurst b. 11 Sep 1777
MotherElizabeth King b. 8 Mar 1795, d. 1822
     Harriet Akehurst was baptized on 9 January 1820 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "labourer."1 She was the daughter of Stephen Akehurst and Elizabeth King.

Citations

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

Henry Akehurst

b. 1 July 1769, d. 1818
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
Signature of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, 1816.
     Henry Akehurst was baptized on 1 July 1769 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Henry 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
Henry's own will made in 1816 indicates that he probably never married.
Henry Akehurst was a servant to Mrs Sarah Mason of Lewes in 1816.
Henry Akehurst left a will made on 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.3,4
Will of Henry AKEHURST of Lewes, 1818
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104)
Made: 29 May 1816
Proved: 25 March 1818
This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Akehurst of Lewes in the County of Sussex, servant to Mrs. Mason. First I order and direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving and executing this my Will, be paid and discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named. Also I give and beseech to each of my brothers, John Akehurst of Hellingly, my brother William Akehurst of Mayfield and my brother Samuel Akehurst of Pevensey, all in the said county, one hundred pounds a piece. Also I give and bequeath to each of the wives of my said brothers John and Samuel Akehurst, the sum of nineteen guineas a piece and to my sister in law Hannah, the widow of my late brother Thomas Akehurst deceased, the sum of nineteen guineas. Also I give and bequeath unto each of the children of my said late brother Thomas, that is to say Henry Akehurst, John Akehurst, James Akehurst, Stephen Akehurst, Elizabeth Akehurst and Harriet Akehurst, the sum of ten pounds a piece; and to each of the children of my said brother Samuel Akehurst that may be living at the time of my decease, the sum of ten pounds a piece, except his daughter Elizabeth to whom I give the sum of fifteen pounds. Also I give to each of the children of my said brother William that may be living at the time of my decease, the sum of ten pounds a piece. Also I give to each of my God children viz John, son of Thomas Holman of Hellingly aforesaid and John, son of George Bayley of Lewes, the sum of five pounds a piece. And to my fellow servant, Ann Tingley, five pounds if she shall be living in the service of Mrs Mason at the time of my decease, otherwise not. All which said legacies I direct shall be paid within twelve months next after my decease. Also I give unto my respected Mistress, Mrs Sarah Mason of Lewes aforesaid, a mourning ring which I request her to accept as a mark of my respect for her. Also I give unto my brother John Akehurst, my bureau and bookcase and to my nephew John Akehurst, son of my late brother Thomas, my watch with its chain and appurtenances. Also I give to the poor people of the Parish of Hellingly, aforesaid five pounds to be distributed amongst such of them and in such portion as my Executors shall think proper on Saint Thomas’ day next after my decease. And I direct that my remains shall be buried in a grave in the burying ground of the said Church of Hellingly and that a decent monumental inscription shall be placed over the same by my Executors. All the rest residue and remainder of my goods, chattels and personal estate after payment of legacies and paying expenses of executing this my Will, I give and bequeath to each of my brothers as shall be living at the time of my decease to be equally divided between them, share and share alike. And lastly I make constitute and appoint my said brother John Akehurst and my friend John Pitcher of Hellingly, Executors of this my last Will and Testament to each of whom I give the sum of five pounds as a compensation for their trouble.
In witness whereof I the said Henry Akehurst to this my last Will and Testament have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
Henry Akehurst
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the within named Henry Akehurst the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
J (or T?) Woollgar, W Woollgar , Lewes
25th March 1818 Then were sworn John Akehurst and John Pitcher the Executors named in the said Will To whom was committed the burdhen(?) of the execution thereof Sworn also that the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased do not amount in value unto Eight hundred pounds.
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 30 March 2017.)
Henry Akehurst died in 1818 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Henry Akehurst was buried on 16 March 1818 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 48 years", of Lewes St Michael.5
His estate was probated on 25 March 1818 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, value £800.

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. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  4. [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).
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Henry Akehurst

b. 7 February 1836
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Oct 1808, d. 1840
MotherHarriet Winchester b. c 1804, d. 1855
     Henry Akehurst was baptized on 7 February 1836 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Harriet Winchester.

Citations

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