Stephen Akehurst

b. 7 December 1794
FatherCharlington Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1756, d. 1840
MotherSarah Sands b. 1767, d. 1844
     Stephen Akehurst was baptized on 7 December 1794 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Charlington Akehurst and Sarah Sands.
In the 1851 census Stephen Akehurst, age 57 years (i.e.born c1794), unmarried, agricultural labourer born Hellingly is living with his widowed sister Charlotte Rushman.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 76; Page: 8; GSU roll: 193541."

Susannah Akehurst

b. 25 May 1723
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 17 Sep 1671, d. 1733
MotherSusanna Pollington b. 18 Apr 1680
     Susannah Akehurst was baptized on 25 May 1723 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Susanna Pollington.
Susannah Akehurst married William Vine on 31 March 1752 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Susannah of Arlington.1

Family

William Vine b. 8 Jun 1721
Marriage*
Susannah Akehurst married William Vine on 31 March 1752 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Susannah of Arlington.1 
Children

Citations

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

Thomas Akehurst

b. 30 November 1760, d. 17 December 1809
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 30 November 1760 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname spelt ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Thomas Akehurst married Hannah Delves on 14 April 1789 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Thomas is "of Hellingly".2
Thomas Akehurst was a butcher in 1790.
Thomas Akehurst was the executor of the will of Benjamin Funnell, yeoman of Hellingly, made 5 Mar 1800 and proved 4 Nov 1800. He was left five pounds for his trouble.3
Thomas Akehurst died on 17 December 1809 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 49.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 23 December 1809 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "49 years."4
Note that the headstone for Thomas Akehurst still survives but gives the death date as 17 Dec 1810, contrary to the burial record in the parish register (source: David Evans.)
Thomas Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.5

Family

Hannah Delves
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Hannah Delves on 14 April 1789 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Thomas is "of Hellingly".2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname ACKHURST."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Benjamin of Hellingly 1800, Film :1886100, image: 344."
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "49 years."
  5. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."

Thomas Akehurst

b. 28 October 1638
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1600
MotherSarah Bartholomew
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 28 October 1638 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.
Thomas Akehurst married Sarah (?) circa 1660 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1670 at Sussex, England.

Family 1

Sarah (?)
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Sarah (?) circa 1660 at Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Mary (?)
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1670 at 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,.

Thomas Akehurst

b. 13 March 1635/36, d. 1637
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1600
MotherSarah Bartholomew
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 13 March 1635/36 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.
Thomas Akehurst died in 1637 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 21 April 1637 at St Peter, Folkington, 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, "son of Edward."

Thomas Akehurst

b. 8 August 1624
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1600
MotherJoan Trapson
      Possible baptism 8 Aug 1624 at Wilmington St Mary & St Peter son of John Akehurst (mother not given).
Note John Akehurst of Wilmington marriage licence 3 Jul 1623 to Joan TRAPSON/THRAPSON of Peasmarsh. Sponsors John Akehurst and Edward Paynter of Hailsham, glover. They married 8 Jul 1623 at Peasmarsh.
However, this family appears to have disappeared from Wilmington after 1636, whereabouts unknown. No marriages for the daughters have been found on the Sussex Marriage Index.1,2
Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 8 August 1624 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.
Thomas Akehurst was a husbandman in 1655.2
Marriage banns for Thomas Akehurst and Elizabeth Wilkin were published on 18 November 1655 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.2
Thomas Akehurst married Elizabeth Wilkin on 3 December 1655 at Westham, Sussex, England.2

Family

Elizabeth Wilkin
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Thomas Akehurst and Elizabeth Wilkin were published on 18 November 1655 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Elizabeth Wilkin on 3 December 1655 at Westham, Sussex, England.2 
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.

Thomas Akehurst

b. 30 December 1662, d. 1663
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 8 Aug 1624
MotherElizabeth Wilkin
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 30 December 1662 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, twin.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Elizabeth Wilkin.
Thomas Akehurst died in 1663 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 1 January 1663 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas: twin brother of John."2

Citations

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

Thomas Akehurst

b. 16 September 1666, d. 1666
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 8 Aug 1624
MotherElizabeth Wilkin
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 16 September 1666 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Elizabeth Wilkin.
Thomas Akehurst died in 1666 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 29 September 1666 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, "son of Thomas."

Thomas Akehurst

b. 11 March 1776
FatherStephen Akehurst b. 1 Oct 1752, d. 1836
MotherHannah Gower
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 11 March 1776 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Akehurst and Hannah Gower.

Citations

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

Thomas Akehurst

b. 21 July 1803, d. 1804
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 30 Nov 1760, d. 17 Dec 1809
MotherHannah Delves
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 21 July 1803 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Hannah Delves.
Thomas Akehurst died in 1804 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 3 April 1804 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "10 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, "10 months."

Thomas Akehurst

b. 25 September 1698
FatherRichard Akehurst b. 1669, d. 1747
MotherElizabeth (?) b. c 1673
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 25 September 1698 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)

Thomas Akehurst

b. 24 December 1714
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. 25 Jul 1676, d. 1758
MotherElinor Aschurch d. 1758
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 24 December 1714 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Mother's name given as Jane is SFHG baptism index. Needs to be checked.1 He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Elinor Aschurch.

Citations

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

Thomas Akehurst

b. 15 October 1615
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1575
MotherAnne (?) b. c 1580
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 15 October 1615 at St Clements, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Anne (?)

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGJY-BL2 : 11 February 2018, Thomas Akehurst, 15 Oct 1615); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 504,415."

Thomasyne Akehurst

b. circa 1560, d. 1614
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1530, d. 1591
MotherAgnes (?) b. c 1535, d. 1595
     Thomasyne Akehurst was born circa 1560 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Agnes (?)
Thomasyne Akehurst married John Frende circa 1585 at Sussex, England.
Thomasyne Akehurst witnessed the will of Agnes (?) dated 18 August 1593 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
There may be another daughter Mary as there is a marriage of Mary FREEND and Richard FOULER at Hellingly on 25 Apr 1625.2
Thomasyne Akehurst died in 1614 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Thomasyne Akehurst was buried on 13 June 1614 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "widow, householder", no first name given, presumed to be Thomasyne.3

Family

John Frende d. 1614
Marriage*
Thomasyne Akehurst married John Frende circa 1585 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S683] Will of Agnes Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 18 Aug 1593, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, Jun 1595. (ESRO:PBT 1/1/9/359).
  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,.

William Akehurst

b. 9 October 1808, d. 1840
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherMaria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
     William Akehurst was born in 1808 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was baptized on 9 October 1808 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Maria Burgess.
William Akehurst married Harriet Winchester, daughter of Thomas Winchester and Mary Lusted, on 7 May 1832 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was a labourer in 1836.2
William Akehurst died in 1840 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 13 September 1840 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 32 years."3

Family

Harriet Winchester b. c 1804, d. 1855
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Harriet Winchester, daughter of Thomas Winchester and Mary Lusted, on 7 May 1832 at Hellingly, 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. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "(recorded on baptism of Henry)."
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 32 years."

William Akehurst

b. 19 December 1757, d. 1822
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     William Akehurst was baptized on 19 December 1757 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
William 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
William Akehurst married Jane Burt on 31 March 1788 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, Both of this parish.3
William Akehurst witnessed the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.4,5
William's brother Henry's will made in 1816 confirms that William is living in Mayfield.
William Akehurst died in 1822 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 6 July 1822 at St Dunstan, Mayfield, Sussex, England, "64 years old."6
William Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.7

Family

Jane Burt
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Jane Burt on 31 March 1788 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, Both of this parish.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname ACKHURST."
  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. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."

William Akehurst

b. 17 August 1760
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1773
MotherElizabeth (?)
     William Akehurst was baptized on 17 August 1760 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
William Akehurst and Lydia Lower obtained a marriage licence on 18 February 1792 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Willian is 30 bachelor of Berwick, yeoman, Lydia is 30, spinster of Alfriston.2
William Akehurst married Lydia Lower, daughter of Henry Lower and Elizabeth Turle, on 19 February 1792 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.2
Possible burial of William 21 Sep 1801 at Berwick.

Family

Lydia Lower b. 9 Mar 1759
Marriage License*
William Akehurst and Lydia Lower obtained a marriage licence on 18 February 1792 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Willian is 30 bachelor of Berwick, yeoman, Lydia is 30, spinster of Alfriston.2 
Marriage
William Akehurst married Lydia Lower, daughter of Henry Lower and Elizabeth Turle, on 19 February 1792 at Alfriston, 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.

William Akehurst

b. 23 June 1717
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
MotherKatherine Kingswood d. 1734
     William Akehurst was baptized on 23 June 1717 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Katherine Kingswood.
13th February 1730. William Akehurst, son of Wm. Akehurst of Folkington/Falkington, East Sussex, apprenticed to Stephen Maynard, Cordwainer, of Hailsham, East Sussex.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 1; Entry: 1758."

William Akehurst

b. 2 October 1678, d. 1740
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
MotherMary (?)
Signature of William Akehurst of Folkington, 1738.
     William Akehurst was baptized on 2 October 1678 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary (?)
William Akehurst married Mary Newington on 20 May 1707 at Folkington, Sussex, England.2
The will of Joanna Argles of Fletching, widow, 15 April 1708, leaves property to this Wiliam Akehurst. It is not known how Joanna Argles fits into teh family yet. In summary:
Devises tenement, gardens, orchards and 9acres land in Folkington to nephew William Akehurst of Folkington and his issue, in default to grandson, Thomas Argles of Fletching.
Bequeaths to brother-in-law John Bird £10; brother-in-law Richard Browne of Little Horsted £5; to grandson Thomas Argles, the residue, making him executor
Witnesses: Ralph Beard, Margaret Page, Thomas Ellis (ESRO: AMS993)
(Note: Mr Thomas Argels of Fletching married Joanna Byrd of Sandhurst on 23 Oct 1684 at Bodiam, Sussex).

William Akehurst married Katherine Kingswood on 5 July 1713 at Willingdon, Sussex, England, William is of Folkington.2
William Akehurst was a witness: 13th February 1730. William Akehurst, son of Wm. Akehurst of Folkington/Falkington, East Sussex, apprenticed to Stephen Maynard, Cordwainer, of Hailsham, East Sussex.3
William Akehurst left a will made on 31 July 1738 at Folkington, Sussex, England.4,5
The will made by William Akehurst of Folkington, husbandman, leaves copyhold property with appurtenances of about 1 acre, (late Argles heretofore Akehursts and formerly Hollingbones), yearly rent of 9d and other services to lord of the manor of Folkington left to daughter Joanna Akehurst.
The remainder of estate is left to daughters Joanna Akehurst and Mary Akehurst, joint executrixes. The full will reads:
WILL - William Akehurst of Folkington, 1741
(ESRO: PBT/1/1/56/199)
Made: 31 July 1738; Proved: 30 July 1741
In the name of God Amen I William Akehurst of Folkington in the county of Sussex husbandman being in good health and of sound Mind, Memory and Understanding (praise be to Almighty God for the same) considering the Frailty of my own health the Certainty of Death and the Uncertainty of the time of my Departure out of this Mortall Life Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament Hereby revoking and makeing void All former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First and principally I recomend my Soul unto Almighty God hoping and assuredly believing in and through the Meritts Death and passion of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have His pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and Everlasting Life And as for my Body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrixes hereinafter named And as for the worldly Estate wherewith God of his Great Goodness hath blessed me I give devise bequeath and dispose thereof in manner following (to witt) First Whereas I have Surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the Mannor of Folkington in the said County All that my One peice or parcell of Customary or Copyhold Land with the Appurtenances containing by Estimation one Acre more or less in the parish of Folkington aforesaid and holden of the said Mannor by the yearly rent of Nine pence and other Services late Argles heretofore Akehursts and formerly Hollingbones To the use and behoofe of such person and persons and for such Estate and Estates as I the said William Akehurst should in and by my last Will and Testament in writing give Devise Direct limitt or appoint the same and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever Now I do hereby in persueance and by virtue of the said Surrender give and devise All that my said piece or parcell of Customary or Copyhold Land and premisses holden of the said Manor of Folkington with the Appurtenances unto my daughter** Joanna Akehurst To hold the same Land and premises and every part thereof with the Appurtenances unto my said Daughter Joanna Akehurst and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to the right heirs of me the said William Akehurst forever And as for All the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels Rights Creditts and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (after payment of my just Debts and funeral Expenses) I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Joanna Akehurst and Mary Akehurst And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said Two daughters joynt Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament In testimony whereof I the said William Akehurst have to this my last will and Testament sett my hand and seal the Thirty first day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight
Signed Sealed published and Declared by the same William
Akehurst the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament                                    
in the presence of us who likewise Subscribed our Named as
William Akehurst
Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator
**The Word [daughter] being first interlined
Nic Gilbert
Thos Parham Junr          
John Brook
30th July 1741
Then was sworn Joanna Akehurst one of the Executrixes of this will to whom was committed the burthen[?] of the execution thereof (power being reserved of granting the like commission unto Mary Akehurst the other Executrix when she shall come in due form of Law to ask the same).
Sworn also that the Effects of the Deceased do not amount to Twenty Pounds, by me.
Ed. Lund Snr.
(Transcribed by Morwenna Akehurst, 30 March 2017.)
William Akehurst died in 1740 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 19 September 1740 at Folkington, Sussex, England, Surname spelt ACKHURST.
His estate was probated on 30 July 1741 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family 1

Mary Newington d. 1712
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Mary Newington on 20 May 1707 at Folkington, Sussex, England.2 
Child

Family 2

Katherine Kingswood d. 1734
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Katherine Kingswood on 5 July 1713 at Willingdon, Sussex, England, William is of Folkington.2 
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. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 1; Entry: 1758."
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film 1886022, image 379."
  5. [S655] Will of William Akehurst of Folkington, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1738, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Jul 1741. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/56/199).

William Akehurst

b. 9 January 1726/27
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 9 Jul 1700
MotherSarah Hart b. 11 Nov 1695, d. 1745
     William Akehurst was baptized on 9 January 1726/27 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, surname AKURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Hart.
William Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
The marriage of William Akehurst and Elizabeth does not appear to be in the Sussex Marriage Index. The nearest possibility is William Akehurst (of Hurstmonceux) married to Elizabeth Message (of the same parish) at Wartling on 24 Jul 1739. There are gaps in the marriage records for Berwick 1746 to 49 and 1750 to 1754 which could explain this. There is also a gap in the marriage register for neighbouring Alfriston 1746-1751.2
There are no more entries in the Berwick parish registers (baptism or burial) for this family after the burial of daughter Mary in 1753.
There is an illegitimate William Akehurst baptised 20 Nov 1784 daughter of Hannah (Akehurst).
William Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.3
William Akehurst witnessed the will of Joseph Akehurst dated 21 January 1792 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.4

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1750 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. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S674] Will of William Akehurst of Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, made 20 April 1766, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 12 May 1766. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/61/346).
  4. [S654] Will of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 21 Jan 1792, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Feb 1799. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/68/32).