Jane Akehurst

b. circa 1805
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Jane Akehurst was born circa 1805 at Wartling, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Jane Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1,2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  2. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Jane Akehurst

b. circa 1675
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1630, d. Sep 1709
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1697
     Jane Akehurst was born circa 1675 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Jane Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 20 August 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S754] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 20 Aug 1709, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1709. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/47/231).

Jane Akehurst

b. circa 1550, d. September 1615
     Jane Akehurst was born circa 1550 at Sussex, England.
Jane Akehurst married John Akehurst circa 1575 at Sussex, England, husband assumed to be John Akehurst based on the only Akehurst burial at Folkington around that time.
Jane Akehurst left a will made on 19 April 1615 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1
Will of Jane Akeherst [Akehurst] of Folkington, 1615
(ESRO: PBT/1/1/15/42B)
Made: 19 April 1615
Proved: 2 September 1615
www.familysearch.org (film: 1885787; Image: 485)
In the name of god Amen I Jane Akeherst of Fokington in the county of Sussex widdowe being sick of body but of good and pfect remembrances thankes be unto god do make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in writing First I give and bequeath my soule unto Almighty god and my body to be buried in the Church of Ste Michaell in Lewes in Sussex Itm I give and bequeath unto Raffe Akeherst my sonne the some of three score poundes of lawfull money of England wch Willm Potnell of Chiddingligh in the said County of Sussex yoman deceased in his life tyme did owe me Itm I give & bequeath unto my daughter Joane one gowne and unto my daughter Ann halfe my wearing linnen And I do make the said Raffe my sole executor of this my last will In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand the Nineteenth day of April 1615
The mke of Jane Akeherst
In the psence of
Henry ob
Stephen Marge
Nicholas Shelley
Probate: 2nd September 1615 to Ralph Akeherst, son and executor.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 29 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber)
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Jane Akehurst died in September 1615 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1

Family

John Akehurst b. c 1550, d. 1613
Marriage*
Jane Akehurst married John Akehurst circa 1575 at Sussex, England, husband assumed to be John Akehurst based on the only Akehurst burial at Folkington around that time. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S763] Will of Jane Akehurst of Folkington, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1615, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 2 Sep 1615. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/15/42B).

Jane Akehurst

b. 10 July 1842
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 16 Dec 1799, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherHannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
     Jane Akehurst was baptized on 10 July 1842 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Hannah Beany.
Jane Akehurst married William Goodman Porter on 28 July 1864 at St Clement, Hastings, Sussex, England.2
Jane Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 29 March 1881 at Hastings, Sussex, England.3

Family

William Goodman Porter
Marriage*
Jane Akehurst married William Goodman Porter on 28 July 1864 at St Clement, 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. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Place: Hastings, Sussex, England; Collection: St Clement; -; Date Range: 1813 - 1884; Film Number: 1067178."
  3. [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).

Joan Akehurst

b. 14 October 1632
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599
MotherJoan Trapson
     Joan Akehurst was baptized on 14 October 1632 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter 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."

Joan Akehurst

b. circa 1676
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1630, d. Sep 1709
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1697
     Joan Akehurst was born circa 1676 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Joan Akehurst and Edward Hook obtained a marriage licence on 8 January 1697/98 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Joan of Hellingly; Edward of Rotherfield.1
Joan Akehurst married Edward Hook on 8 January 1697/98 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Joan of Hellingly.1
Joan Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 20 August 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2

Family

Edward Hook
Marriage License*
Joan Akehurst and Edward Hook obtained a marriage licence on 8 January 1697/98 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Joan of Hellingly; Edward of Rotherfield.1 
Marriage
Joan Akehurst married Edward Hook on 8 January 1697/98 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Joan of Hellingly.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S754] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 20 Aug 1709, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1709. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/47/231).

Joan Akehurst

b. circa 1585
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1550, d. 1613
MotherJane Akehurst b. c 1550, d. Sep 1615
     Joan Akehurst was born circa 1585 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Jane Akehurst.
Joan Akehurst witnessed the will of Jane Akehurst dated 19 April 1615 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S763] Will of Jane Akehurst of Folkington, Sussex, England, made 19 Apr 1615, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 2 Sep 1615. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/15/42B).

Joan Akehurst

b. circa 1528
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1500, d. 1554
MotherJoan (?)
     Joan Akehurst was born circa 1528 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Joan (?)
Joan Akehurst married (?) Tomkyn circa 1552 at England.
Joan Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 26 December 1554 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Family

(?) Tomkyn b. c 1530
Marriage*
Joan Akehurst married (?) Tomkyn circa 1552 at England

Citations

  1. [S790] Will of William Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 26 Dec 1554, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, Jan 1554/55. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/135B).

Joan Akehurst

b. 11 November 1621
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1580, d. 1631
MotherParnell Ninfield
     Joan Akehurst was baptized on 11 November 1621 at St Mary & St Peter, Pett, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Parnell Ninfield.

Citations

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

Joan Akehurst

b. 11 November 1621
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1630/31
MotherParnell Ninfield b. c 1590
     Joan Akehurst was baptized on 11 November 1621 at St Mary & St Peter, Pett, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Parnell Ninfield.

Citations

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

Joane Akehurst

b. circa 1555
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1525, d. 1591
MotherAgnes (?) b. c 1530, d. 1595
     Joane Akehurst was born circa 1555 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Agnes (?)
Joane Akehurst married Thomas a'Milles circa 1580 at Sussex, England.

Family

Thomas a'Milles
Marriage*
Joane Akehurst married Thomas a'Milles circa 1580 at Sussex, England
Children

Joanna Akehurst

b. 1 April 1710
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
MotherMary Newington d. 1712
     Joanna Akehurst was baptized on 1 April 1710 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Mary Newington.
Joanna Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 31 July 1738 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1,2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film 1886022, image 379."
  2. [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).

John Akehurst

b. 19 December 1751, d. 1829
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1726, d. 1754
MotherElizabeth Burwash b. c 1730, d. 1755
     John Akehurst was born in 1751 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was baptized on 19 December 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash.
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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In the Poor Law records for Hellingly 1757 there is an entry: Thomas Lucas agrees to take and keep John Akehurst from Lady Day 1757 to Lady Day 1758 for three pounds and ten shillings
Familysearch.org: Film # 004427619: Parish registers and poor law records for Hellingly; ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L
(Film # 004427619; image 190 of 919.)2
In the Poor Law records for Hellingly on 2 Feb 1762: Thomas Lucas agreed to keep John Akehurst aged 10 years and to teach him his trade, being a taylor, for five years, at one guinea per year, and to be paid at Easter, when the year begins and he is to keep him and cloath[sic] him. Paid one year on this agreement Easter 1762.
(page 195 of 919.)2
John Akehurst was a tailor in 1767.
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collin were published on 24 November 1776 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England; Banns were read on 24 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec 1776.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Collin on 26 December 1776 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Elizabeth's surname spelt COLLEN. Both of Hellingly parish. Witnesses: John Burgess and Henry Blunden.3
John Akehurst witnessed the marriage of Mary Collins and Thomas Farrant on 20 April 1778 at Laughton, Sussex, England; Thomas of Framfield. Witnesses: John AKEHURST; John VINE.3
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Maria Burgess were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
John Akehurst married Maria Burgess, daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3
John was a widower when he married Maria Burgess in 1798. He was 45 years old and she was 19 years. It is interesting to note that there was a delay of nearly 12 months between the reading of the banns and the actual marriage, during which time their daughter Jane Akehurst Burgess was born. John's previous wife, Elizabeth Akehurst (nee Collen/Collin) was buried on 4.11.1792 at Hellingly ("wife of John, poor").
On 16 April 1801 at the Lewes Quarter Sessions, a John Akehurst of Hellingly was committed to Lewes house of correction for running away and leaving his wife and family chargeable to Hellingly, adjudged a rogue and vagabond, recommitted for 6 weeks then discharged. Not sure if this is for "our" John Akehurst. (ESRO: QO/34/1801-04-16.)
John Akehurst died in 1829 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 14 April 1829 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 78 years."4
John and Maria's daughter Martha married James Holden in 1826 and had three children (Sally Mariah, Harriet, and Jane Anne) before emigrating to Australia on the ship "Alfred" arriving Sydney 16.1.1839. They had a fourth child, Charlotte, born 24.12.1840 at Allyn River, N.S.W. (near Dungog, Hunter Valley area). A descendant of this family is Estelle M. Neilson, 40 Cornderrk St, Reid ACT, 2602, Australia. The parents of James Holden were James Holden and Sarah Akehurst and Estelle reports that her family folklore has that the James and Martha, who married in 1826, were related.
John's wife Maria moved to Icklesham sometime after his death. Their daughter Harriet Sargent (nee Akehurst) died in 1835 (buried 17 Jul 1835 at Icklesham "33 yrs, wife of Philip jnr") leaving a young family. It would appear that Maria took over the raising of the children, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. She died there in 1862, age 91 years.

Family 1

Elizabeth Collin b. c 1756, d. 1792
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collin were published on 24 November 1776 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England; Banns were read on 24 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec 1776. 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Collin on 26 December 1776 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Elizabeth's surname spelt COLLEN. Both of Hellingly parish. Witnesses: John Burgess and Henry Blunden.3 
Children

Family 2

Maria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
Marriage Bann*
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Maria Burgess were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797. 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Maria Burgess, daughter of J Prodger and Elizabeth Burgess, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).3 
Children

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/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L."
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. 22 November 1720, d. October 1777
FatherRichard Akehurst b. c 1693, d. 1735
MotherElizabeth Blaber b. 11 Jan 1694/95, d. 1755
Signature of John Ackhurst 29 Sep 1777, ten days before he was buried.
     John Akehurst was baptized on 22 November 1720 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Akehurst and Elizabeth Blaber.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Fuller on 14 November 1751 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1
In the Poor Book of the parish of Hellingly (1747-1764) it is recorded that they (Overseers of the Poor?) met at the house of Widow Akehurst on 3 Feb 1755 and that: John Akehurst is to keep Jane Oxley (aged 7 years) youngest girl of Wm Oxley decd. from this day to Lady Day 1756 for 3 pounds 10 shillings.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-NRW?mode=g&i=196&cat=216231
(image 197 of 919) (ESRO PAR 375/31/1/2.)
John Akehurst was an Overseer of the Poor between 1758 and 1759. His signature in the Churchwarden's Accounts book matches that on his will made in 1777.2
David Evans of the Akehursters group (www.akehursters.co.uk) is a descendant of their son Thomas (1760).
John Akehurst was the Keeper of the Poor House at Hellingly. in 1777.3
John Akehurst left a will made on 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.3
Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, 1783
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667)
Made: 29 Sep 1777
Buried: 9 Oct 1777 at Hellingly
Proved: 23 Sep 1783
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886069; image no: 230)
In the Name of God Amen I John Akehurst of Hellingly in the County of Sussex Governor or Keeper of the Poor House there do make and publish my last Will and Testament in Manner following that is to say I give and bequeath all and every my Ready Monies Securities for Money Debts to me owing Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever and every Part thereof (after Payment of such Debts as I shall justly owe at the Time of my decease my Funeral Expences and the Expences of proving this my Will) unto my two Sons John and William their Executors and Administrators Upon this special Trust and Confidence that they shall and do by and out of my said Monies and Estate from Time to Time Cloath Maintain and Provide for my two younger Children Samuel and Henry untill such Time or Times as they shall severally be capable of going into Service or otherwise providing for and maintaining themselves And when and as soon as they my said two younger Children shall be so capable of providing for and maintaining themselves then upon Trust to put and place out all such Monies as shall be remaining in the Hands of my said Trustees their Executor or Administrator at Interest on good and sufficient Security or Securitys in order to increase and improve the same untill my said two younger Children Samuel and Henry shall respectively attain their Ages of twenty one years and when and as soon as they shall respectively have attained that Age then upon Trust to distribute and divide all my said Monies and Estate between and amongst them my said two Sons John and William and all other my Children in equal Shares and Proportions Share and Share alike And I make constitute and appoint them my said Sons John and William Executors of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any Time heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said John Akehurst have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the twenty ninth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy seven J Ackhurst Signed and Sealed by the above named John Akehurst and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in his Presence Edward Tanner J H Sinnock
Septr 23 1783
Then were sworn John and William Akehurst Executors of this Will to whom was committed the Administration of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased and the burden of the execution of the same by me Wm North Surrogate
Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits do not amount to six hundred Pounds
(Transcribed by Rosie Ansell December 2016.)
John Akehurst died in October 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 56.
John Akehurst was buried on 9 October 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "widower" (Ackhurst.)4
His estate was probated on 23 September 1783.

Family

Elizabeth Fuller d. 1777
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Fuller on 14 November 1751 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427617; Image no: 600."
  3. [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).
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widower."

John Akehurst

b. 8 December 1751, d. 1752
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
MotherElizabeth (?)
     John Akehurst was baptized on 8 December 1751 at St Michael & All Angels, Berwick, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
John Akehurst died in 1752 at Berwick, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 3 April 1752 at St Michael & All Angels, Berwick, Sussex, England, "infant."2
John Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, 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,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "infant."
  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).

John Akehurst

b. 24 May 1601, d. 1657
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1565, d. 1630
MotherMary (?) b. c 1580, d. Nov 1639
     John Akehurst was baptized on 24 May 1601 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Mary (?)
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
John Akehurst and Anna Newington obtained a marriage licence on 29 October 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly, gent; Hannah [sic] of Ticehurst. Sponsors: John Akehurst and William Archer, Hellingly, gent.3
John Akehurst married Anna Newington, daughter of Ann (?), on 31 October 1631 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Mr and Ann.3
John Akehurst was a lessee/ironmaster who operated an iron furnace in Warbleton called Cowbeech (Cralle) Forge and Furnace, and also rented Steel Forge. This from the Wealden Iron Research Group:
John Akehurst of Crawle was presumably occupying the furnace in 1649 when he was purchasing mine from Clippenham, from Lord Dacre, and also renting Steel forge (Daniel Tyssen 1872: 262; Essex RO D/DL/E22). In 1653 he was casting shot for the Office of Ordnance (TNA SP 18/39/31). The furnace and the forge both operated in 1653 but were ruined by 1664. A road leading to Cowbeech forge was mentioned in 1655 and 1693 (ESRO SAS RF3/89 and 4/2).4
Title: Bargain and Sale
Date: 6 Apr 1654
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: SAS/PN 420
Description: JOHN AKEHURST the elder of Warbleton, gent., and his son and heir JOHN AKEHURST the younger, to THOMAS DELVE of Herstmonceux, yeoman - for £120 - of 2 pieces of fresh marsh land called Harebettinge Marsh containing 9 acres in Hailsham, bounding to lands of John Fuller, E., John Read, W., Richard Waterhouse, S. and the common sewer, N
Signatures destroyed by removal of tags
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- John Smith, Richard Dicker.
John Akehurst died in 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst left a will made on 6 August 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.5
Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, 1657
(PCC: PROB 11/268/302)
Made: 5 Aug 1657
Proved: 21 Oct 1657
In the name of God Amen I John Akehurst of Warbleton in the Countye of Sussex gent beinge of perfect memorie & understandinge (praised be God) doe constitute and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First I comit my Soule to God And my bodye to the earth trusting in the meritts of Christ that after death shall putt an end to my mortall Condicon I shall live with him in glory Item I give to the poore of Warbleton and of Hellingly Five poundes a peece To be paid within one yeare after my decease by myne Executors Item I give to my brother Thomas Akehurst And to my sisters Mary Rest Anne Francke and Deborah Winter to each of them a ringe of gould of twenty shillings price To be delivered to them within one yeare after my death by myne Executrice Item I give to my Daughter Anne Fourteene hundred poundes And to my // Daughter Mary fourteene hundred poundes One thousand poundes I appoint to be paid to either of them within one yeare after my Decease And thirty poundes to each of them for their maintenance to be paid to them within that year And I appoint that the other fower hundred poundes given to each of them shalbe paid to them within three yeares after my decease And if either of my Daughters shall depart this life unmarryed before any of the payments aforesaid shalbe due my minde is that her porcon shalbe equally devided betwixt my sonne John and my other daughter surviveinge Item I give all my underwoodes in Hellingly unto myne Executrice with full liberty of three yeares for the fellinge coalinge and carryinge away the said Coales and Woodes Item I give to my sonne John Tenne poundes to be paid to him within one yeare after my decease Item I give to my wife Anne Twoe hundred poundes and halfe myne houshold and her dwellinge in the house of Crawe and the benefitt of the gardens and Tenne Cords of wood and fower hundred of faggotts during my Lease of the said Crawl And my will is that my daughters Anne and Mary shall have the lynnen that they have spunne & made Item I give to my mother Anne Stonestreete fourteene poundes by the yeare in consideracon of her Annuitye wch shee resigned to be paid to her quarterlye by myne Executrice and in case there be a faylinge of payment I doe give her and an[N]uitye of fourteene poundes out of all my land to be paid as formerlie with liberty of distreyninge Item I give Richard Dicker Five poundes to be paid within a yeare after my decease Item to John Pigherst Mary Daw and Joseph Rogers Twenty shillinges a peece Item I give to my Cosin John Goldinge a gold ringe of Fortye shillinges And to Mr Joseph Newnigton and Mr Richard Weller a ringe of gold of three poundes a peece as a token of my love And I make and ordeyne my wife Anne sole and onely Executrice of this my will And my will is that my debts and legacies beinge paid that the overplus of my estate shall be given to my sonne John And I appoint Mr Joseph Newnigton and Mr Richard Weller Overseers of this my Will Desiringe them to assist my wife mine Executrice with their best advice and Counsell In wittnes whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale this present 5t of August 1657
John Akehurst Published and declared in the presence of Ri. Weller Richard Deles Letitia Delves Richard Dicker The marke of John Pigherst
Probate: 21st October to Anne Akehurst, relict and executrix.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 9 September 2018 for Geoffrey Barber.)

John Akehurst was buried on 12 August 1657 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "Mr. of Warbleton."6
The burial at Hellingly was also recorded at Warbleton "12 Aug 1657 at Hellingly, gent who lived and dyed in this parish [Warbleton].6
His estate was probated on 21 October 1657 at London, Middlesex, England.

Family

Anna Newington b. c 1610, d. c 1693
Marriage License*
John Akehurst and Anna Newington obtained a marriage licence on 29 October 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly, gent; Hannah [sic] of Ticehurst. Sponsors: John Akehurst and William Archer, Hellingly, gent.3 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Anna Newington, daughter of Ann (?), on 31 October 1631 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Mr and Ann.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KG8J-FPV : 7 December 2017), John Akeherst, 1601."
  2. [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).
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S717] Website "Wealden Iron Research Group Database" (http://www.wirgdata.org/).
  5. [S773] Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 5 Aug 1657, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 Oct 1657. (TNA: PROB 11/268/302).
  6. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. 14 October 1832, d. 1840
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Oct 1808, d. 1840
MotherHarriet Winchester b. c 1804, d. 1855
     John Akehurst was baptized on 14 October 1832 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Harriet Winchester.
John Akehurst died in 1840 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 5 February 1840 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 7 years."2
Although there were other John Akehursts baptised in Hellingly between 1831 to 1833 they can be accounted for in the 1841 census.

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, "age 7 years."

John Akehurst

b. 8 November 1753, d. March 1835
FatherStephen Akehurst b. 9 Oct 1719, d. 1788
MotherCharlotte Vine
     John Akehurst was baptized on 8 November 1753 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Akehurst and Charlotte Vine.
John Akehurst married Sarah Funnell on 23 February 1775 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
John Akehurst died in March 1835 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, at age 81.
John Akehurst was buried on 12 March 1835 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "81 years, Sinderford."3

Family

Sarah Funnell d. 1796
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Sarah Funnell on 23 February 1775 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.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 AKEHURST."
  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,.

John Akehurst

b. circa 1730, d. 1773
     John Akehurst was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England.
There are only two possibilities for this marriage in the Sussex Marriage Index:
John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash,     marr. 24 Jun 1751
John Ackhurst and Elizabeth Fuller,     marr. 14 Nov 1751
However, it is possible that the marriage occurred c1751 in Berwick. There is a gap in the Berwick marriages in the Sussex Marriage Index 1750-1754.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1753 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst died in 1773 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 14 April 1773 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1753 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 25 October 1627
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1600
MotherSarah Bartholomew d. c 1669
     John Akehurst was baptized on 25 October 1627 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.

Citations

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