Rhoda Alce

b. 8 February 1818
FatherJames Alce b. 18 Feb 1776, d. 1853
MotherCatherine (?) b. 1781
     Rhoda Alce was baptized on 8 February 1818 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Note that the baptisms index records the parents as Thomas and Catherine ALCE and it is likely that the Thomas is a mistake and the father should have been recorded as James. However, one cannot be certain so some doubt remains as to whether Rhoda is a child of James and Catherine.1 She was the daughter of James Alce and Catherine (?)

Citations

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

Sarah Alce

b. 24 November 1799
FatherJames Alce b. 18 Feb 1776, d. 1853
MotherCatherine (?) b. 1781
     Sarah Alce was baptized on 24 November 1799 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Alce and Catherine (?)
Sarah Alce married Henry Coates on 14 January 1822 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.

Family

Henry Coates
Marriage*
Sarah Alce married Henry Coates on 14 January 1822 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England

Sarah Alce

b. 14 April 1691
FatherThomas Alce d. 1719
MotherSusannah Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Sarah Alce was baptized on 14 April 1691 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Alce and Susannah Burroughs.
Sarah Alce was buried on 16 May 1706 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.

Susanna Alce

b. 7 June 1685
FatherThomas Alce d. 1719
MotherSusannah Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Susanna Alce was baptized on 7 June 1685 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Alce and Susannah Burroughs.
Susanna Alce married John Hide circa 1710.
Susanna Alce witnessed the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1

Family

John Hide
Marriage*
Susanna Alce married John Hide circa 1710. 

Citations

  1. [S243] Will of Thomas Alce of Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 31 Dec 1718, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 7 Mar 1718/19. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80C).

Susannah Alce

b. 11 August 1734
FatherAbraham Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753
MotherAnn Ince b. 19 May 1701, d. 1771
     Susannah Alce was baptized on 11 August 1734 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Alce and Ann Ince.

Citations

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

Thomas Alce

b. 2 December 1735
FatherAbraham Alce b. 14 Apr 1691, d. 1753
MotherAnn Ince b. 19 May 1701, d. 1771
     Thomas Alce was baptized on 2 December 1735 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Alce and Ann Ince.

Citations

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

Thomas Alce

d. 1719
      A possible baptism is: 19 Aug 1649 at East Blatchington, Thomas Alce son of Robert Alce (mother's name not given).
There is an earlier baptism in Beddingham: 23 Aug 1638 Thomas Alse son of Robert Alse and Jone.1
Thomas Alce married Susannah Burroughs, daughter of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?), on 2 June 1678 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
There were two Thomas and Susanna ALCE families in East Blatchington at this time and it is impossible to differentiate them using just the parish register. The fact that two baptisms occur just a few months apart in both 1688 and 1694 indicates separate families rather than a remarriage. However, a will was proved on 7 March 1718 for Thomas ALCE which lists his children including Abraham. This enables the two families to be differentiated and proves the ALCE/BURROUGHS marriage as ours. It would appear that the other family left East Blatchington about 1694 to 1700 although one of their children (Elizabeth) is married there in 1711.2
The baptisms and marriages for the two Thomas and Susanna Alce's in East Blatchington are given below. Note that the parish clerk used their occupations to differentiate some of the entries. The Thomas ALCE in our family is a farmer as indicated by the above will.
Thomas Alce and Susanna Burroughs (married 2.6.1678):
13.3.1679 bap. Jane dau. of Thomas and Susanna Alce.
27.3.1681 bap. Thomas Alce, son of Thomas Alce.
7.6.1685 bap. Susana dau. of Thomas and Susana Alce.
9.9.1688 bap. Mary dau. Thomas Alce and Susan.
14.4.1691 bap. Abraham and Sarah, the son and daughter of Thomas and Susan Alce.
9.9.1694 bap. Margaret, dau. Thomas Alce, farmer, and Susan his wife.
18.4.1703 bap. John, son of Thomas Alce, farmer and Susanna his wife.
16.5.1706 buried Sarah Alce, dau. Thomas Alce.

Thomas Alce and Susanna Glidd (married 9.2.1687):
14.11.1688 bap. Robert son of Thomas and Susanna Alce.
17.6.1694 bap. Elizabeth dau. Thomas Alce, smith, and Susan his wife.

Miscellaneous (East Blatchington):
1684 bur. Elizabeth, widow Robert Alce.
22.5.1711 married William Munster of Lavington(?) and Elizabeth Alce.
1713 buried Thomas Alce.
5.2.1718 buried Thomas Alce.
27.5.1725 buried Robert Alce. (will 24.5.1725)
5.3.1728 buried John Alce.
6.3.1729 buried Margaret Alce.
11.11.1730 buried Susanna Alce, widow.
7.11.1731 married Abraham Alce and Ann Ince.
An Elizabeth Alce, widow, left a will in 1684 in (East) Blatchington:
Elizabeth Alce. Will 6 Jun 1684.
6th June 1684. Elizabeth Alce of the parish of Bletchington Sussex wi..(?)
my son Henry Alce
my daughter Anne Bradford and her husband Robert Bradford
their daughter Elizabeth
my daughter Mary Alce
my sonn Thomas Alce (sole executor)

Elizabeth Alce her marke.
in the presence of George Wood his marke, Joan Marten, John Marten."3

Thomas Alce left a will made on 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.2
"In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Alce of Blatchington in the County of Sussex, yeoman, being sick and weak but of sound mind and memory, praise be Almighty God, therefore do make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commit my soul unto the hand of Almighty God my Savior hoping through the mercy of Jesus Christ to have pardon of all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as for my real estate I give and devise as followeth. Item: I give all that my yard land in Beddingham with the appertenance their unto belonging unto my eldest son Thomas Alce and his heirs forever. Item: I give unto my son in law William Milton one shilling to be paid him within one year after my decease. Item: I give unto Susana, wife of John Hide, one shilling to be paid her at the time above said. Item: I give unto Mary Alce, my daughter, three pounds to be paid her within one year after my decease. Item: I give unto my second son, Abraham Alce, the sume of three pounds of lawfull money of Great Brittain to be paid him at the above said. Item: I give unto my daughter, Margaret Alce, the sum of three pounds of like lawfull money. Item: I give unto John Alce, my youngest son, when he comes to the age of one and twenty years, the sum of ten shillings. Item: All the rest of my real estate that came to me by my loving wife Susana Alce, that is to say the cottag in Blatchington and the yard land with appertenance their unto belonging and also the free hold cottag in the liberty of Seaford I will and bequeath unto Susana Alce, my loving wife, to dispose at her will and pleasure after my decease to such of my children as she shall think fitt by her last will. All the rest of my personal estate I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Susana Alce whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness here of I have here unto set my hand and seal this one and thirtieth day of December 1718.
The mark of
Thomas Alce
Witness:
John Cooper, John Farncomb, Sam Younge"
(E. Sussex Record Office reference A50 XA 86/30/80.)
Thomas Alce died in 1719 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Thomas Alce was buried on 5 February 1718/19 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 7 March 1718/19.
It is interesting to note the property which came to Thomas Alce via his wife Susanna Burroughs. She was probably the only surviving child in her parent's family as all the others discovered so far have died in childhood.

The Hearth Tax Assessment of 1662 lists a widow Ales (Alce) in E. Blatchington with two hearths. Other Alce's mentioned are:
George Alce 1 hearth West Firle.
Abraham Alce 1 hearth West Firle.
Richard Alce 2 hearths Beddingham.
Thomas Alce 1 hearth Beddingham.
Henry Alce 3 hearths Ashton in Ringmer.
It is probable that one of these is the father of Thomas ALCE (the farmer). Further research is required. Note that according to the will of Thomas ALCE he held land in Beddingham.
Note that the marriage of Thomas ALCE (smith) disagrees with that listed in the IGI. The IGI records the marriage as Thomas Alce and Susanna CHILDE, 1687 but the parish register clearly reads GLIDD.
There are a number of mistakes in the IGI listing of Alce's in Sussex. Firstly, the baptism of Margaret Alce, daughter of Thomas Alce and Susanna Childe (Glidd) has an incorrect date of 1695 (should be 9.9.1694). Secondly, the baptism of Thomas Alce, son of Robert Alce also has an incorrect date of 10.8.1649 (should be 19.8.1649). The correct entries for these are already in the IGI as separate listings anyway.

The following information may be useful for further research on Thomas ALCE:
5.4.1613 Richard ALCE m. Alce FEEVENS at Newtimber.
5.3.1615 bap. Alce ALSE dau. Isack ALSE at Ticehurst.
14.1.1616 Thomas ALSE m. Mary RELFE at Denton (8631733 59)
26.11.1616 George BEARD m. Agnes ALCE at Beddingham.
1621 Richard CAMBER m. Mary ALCE at E. Blatchington.
13.8.1627 John READ m. Elizabeth ALCE at Beddingham.
19.8.1637 John ALCE m. Anne CARPENTER at Alciston.
26.10.1640 Robert ALCE m. Elizabeth BEAN at E. Blatchington.
25.7.1654 Thomas ALSE m. Mary CARTER at Chiddingly.
3.10.1680 bap. William Alce, son of Thomas at Willingdon.
7.3.1682 bur. William Alice of Morning Mill in Willingdon at Jevington.

From the Glynde Parish Register (Vol 30 Sussex Record Soc.):
Baptisms are recorded in Glynde to Henry Alse & Anne (1661  1663), Henry Alce & Judith (1699  1701), Joseph Alce & Susan (1699  1709), William Als & Mary (1743  1754). Also,
1.6.1617 Thomas Alice junior of Beddingham and Jeane Peirce of Glinde were married.
20.2.1657 bap. Joseph son of Henry Alice of Ringmer & Anne
29.12.1661 bap. John son of Henry Alse & Anne
12.1.1664 bap. Henry son of Henry Alse & Anne
18.2.1662 Thomas Alse buried in Glynde.
4.4.1681 Henry Alce buried in Glynde.

The following information comes from the Beddingham parish:
10.11.1631 Robert ALSE married Joan HOWELL
23.8.1638 bap. Thomas, son of Robert/Jane
23.8.1638 bur. Joane, wife of Robert Alse
7.10.1638 bur. Thomas, son of Robert Alse
This may be the Robert ALCE that married Elizabeth BEAN at E. Blatchington in 1640.
Robert and Elizabeth ALCE
NOTE: This family is included for interest only  not as part of the family tree. Robert and Elizabeth were candidates for the parents of Thomas ALCE but have now been discounted.

Robert ALCE
Baptism:
Death: 19.4.1665, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Burial: 22.4.1665, East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth BEANE
Baptism: 13.10.1622, E. Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Burial: 1684 (?)  see will 1684.
Age: 61 to 62 years
Parents: John BEANE
Family Details
Date of Marriage: 26.10.1640
Place of Marriage: East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
Bridegroom Age:
Bride Age: 18 years
Children:
Joane
bap. 12.12.1641 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Elizabeth bap. 13.8.1643 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
bur. 24.9.1656 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Ann bap. 24.11.1644 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
John bap. 31.5.1646 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
bur. 24.8.1646 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Robert bap. 1.8.1647 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
bur. 22.9.1654 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Thomas bap. 19.8.1649 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
m. 9.2.1687 Susanna GLIDD, E. Blatchington.
bur. 1713 E. Blatchington (?)
John bap. 27.7.1651 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
bur. 11.4.1668 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Edward bap. 4.12.1654 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
bur. 24.12.1654 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Mary bap. 11.3.1656 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
Robert bap. 31.7.1659 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
bur. 27.5.1725 (?)  could be burial of Robert, son of Thomas and Susanna Alce.
Henry bap. 22.1.1662 E. Blatchington, Sussex.
.......... bur. 13.10.1664 a child not baptised.

It is probable that Robert and Elizabeth Alce are not the parents of Thomas ALCE who married Susanna BURROUGHS but are the parents of Thomas ALCE who married Susanna GLIDD in 1687. This conclusion is based on three points:
1.     Thomas ALCE who married Susanna GLIDD was a smith.
2.     Elizabeth ALCE's will refers to her "stocke of iron and coale in the shop"  probably a blacksmiths workshop.
3.     The first two children of Thomas ALCE and Susanna GLIDD were named Elizabeth and Robert.
These facts are strong evidence for Robert and Elizabeth ALCE of E. Blatchington being the parents of Thomas ALCE (smith) and not Thomas ALCE (farmer). The family is documented here to assist with future work.

There are no Alce's recorded in the East Blatchington parish register before the marriage of Robert and Elizabeth in 1640. There is a gap between Robert and Elizabeth's marriage and the baptism of their child Elizabeth which could indicate another child possibly born in the parish of Robert's parents. The IGI records a Joane Alce, bap. 12.12.1641, E. Blatchington but no parents are given. This could be one of Robert and Elizabeth's. I did not pick this up in the parish register but could have missed it. Stuart Noakes included her in Robert and Elizabeth's family (see correspondence from Ron Olding).

The following information comes from the Beddingham parish:
10.11.1631 Robert ALSE married Joan HOWELL
23.8.1638 bap. Thomas, son of Robert/Jane
23.8.1638 bur. Joane, wife of Robert Alse
7.10.1638 bur. Thomas, son of Robert Alse
This may be the Robert Alce that married Elizabeth Beane.

Elizabeth Alce died in 1684 and left a will (E. Sussex County Record Office reference A37 XA 26/25/9). It refers to daughters Ann and Mary and sons Thomas and Henry. There is also a will for a Robert Alce who died in 1725. This is thought to be Robert (b. 1688), son of Thomas Alce (smith) and Susanna (i.e. not related as far as is known, see details for Thomas and Susanna Alce).

Elizabeth Alce's will reads:
"In the name of God Amen, the sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty and four and in the six and thirtieth year of the raign of our Sovraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King Defender of the faith, I Elizabeth Alce of the parish of Bletchington in the County of Sussex wi..(?) being weak in body but of sound and (?) memory (praise be given to God for the same) and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last will and testament revoking and making void all wills by me formerly made and declare and appoint this my last will and testament in writeing in manner and form following. First I commit my soul unto Almighty God my creator hoping that I shall receive full pardon for all my sins and be saved by the precious death and merritts of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such .p.an(?) manner as to my executor hereafter named shall be thought me..(?) and convenient. Item I give unto my son Henry Alce one great joyned chest, two pieces of pewter one which is marked E.A. and another of the largest, one silver spoone of the largest, two payr of sheets one payr of them of the fine flaxen sheets and the other payr of middling ordinary sheets, one payre of holland pillowcases, two tablecloaths one of them a short fine tablecloath the other a good ordinary middling tablecloath. Item I give unto my daughter Anne Bradford and her husband Robert Bradford twelve pence a piece and to their daughter Elizabeth two shillings and sixpence to be paid within three months next after my decease. Item I give unto my daughter Mary Alce ten pounds of money to be paid unto her within five months next after my decease and my largest gold ring, four silver spoons not of the best nor the worst but as they shall arise, one downe bed, two downe pillowes and one downe boulster(?) one flocke bed lyeing under him(?) and flocke boulster and one feather boulster with one payr of blanketts and one coversett, one payr of the best green curtains, seven payr of sheets which are not in use to be taken according as they will arise, one fine holland tablecloath, one long fine tablecloath, three other ordinary tablecloaths, one long fine tablecloath, three ordinary tablecloaths, one long fine towell and five ordinary towells, two payr of the finest pillowcases, half a dozen of napkins, one of the diaper and one of them damaske the othe four of the new ones which are good, ten peices of pewter as large as they will arise out of my house one with the other and four (?) two of the biggest sort and two of the smallest sort and halfe the iron things in the house to be equally divided between my said daughter Mary and my executor hereafter named. I also give my daughter Mary my biggest brass kettle and one little brass kettle, two brass skilletts, one warming pan, one iron dripping pan, four chests one of them a great joyned chest standing in the inward chamber under the window the other three as they shall arise, three joyned stooles two lowe square ones and one long one, one great press and the table and firme(?) in the chamber, ten milke bowles, one charne, one dozen of white trenchers(?), two porrengers and the newest pewter chamber pott, all my wearing apgell(?) both linen and woollen and the box which it lyeth in. Item I give unto my sonn Thomas Alce all the rest of my goods cattell .heffs and all my stocke of iron and coales in the shop and else where whatsoever whom I doe make and ordain fully whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament in witness where of I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written. Elizabeth Alce her marke. Memorandum, I also give unto my daughter Mary three peices of new cloath which I appointed for myselfe, six pounds of flex tire(?) and a brass chafeing dish, one trundle(?) bedsheddle(?) and a feather pillow with a new white tick(?) and one blankett
.......(?) signed published and declared to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth Alce in the presence of George Wood his marke, Joan Marten, John Marten."

From the Sussex Marriage Index:
Arch Deaconry of Lewes Marr. Lic.: 4 May 1639 Robert Alse (Beddinghmam, yeoman) married Elizabeth Hudson (widow, Itford/Idford). They married on 7 May 1639 at Lewes All Saints.4

Family

Susannah Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
Marriage*
Thomas Alce married Susannah Burroughs, daughter of Ralph Burroughs and Margaret (?), on 2 June 1678 at East Blatchington, 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. [S243] Will of Thomas Alce of Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 31 Dec 1718, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 7 Mar 1718/19. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80C).
  3. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 88; Entry: 96800."
  4. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Alce

b. 27 March 1681
FatherThomas Alce d. 1719
MotherSusannah Burroughs b. 23 Sep 1660, d. 1730
     Thomas Alce was baptized on 27 March 1681 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Alce and Susannah Burroughs.
Thomas Alce witnessed the will of Thomas Alce dated 31 December 1718 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S243] Will of Thomas Alce of Blatchington, Sussex, England, made 31 Dec 1718, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 7 Mar 1718/19. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/50/80C).

Thomas Alce

d. 1844
     Thomas Alce married Hannah Dunk, daughter of William Dunk and Elizabeth Funnell, on 18 December 1811 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Thomas Alce was a husbandman in 1813.1
Thomas Alce was a shepherd in 1825.1
In 1827 Thomas Alce and Hannah Dunk lived at Summerdown, East Dean, Sussex, England.1
In 1829 Thomas Alce and Hannah Dunk lived at Peaksdean, East Dean, Sussex, England.1
In 1831 Thomas Alce and Hannah Dunk lived at East Dean, Sussex, England.1
Thomas Alce married Emma Marchant circa 1840 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Alce died in 1844 at East Dean, Sussex, England.
Thomas Alce was buried on 5 October 1844 at East Dean, Sussex, England, "age 52 years."

Family 1

Hannah Dunk b. 14 Oct 1792, d. 1836
Marriage*
Thomas Alce married Hannah Dunk, daughter of William Dunk and Elizabeth Funnell, on 18 December 1811 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Emma Marchant
Marriage*
Thomas Alce married Emma Marchant circa 1840 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 Alce

b. 14 October 1817
FatherThomas Alce d. 1844
MotherHannah Dunk b. 14 Oct 1792, d. 1836
     Thomas Alce was baptized on 14 October 1817 at St Simon & St Jude, East Dean, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Alce and Hannah Dunk.

Citations

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

William Alce

b. 15 September 1782, d. 1789
FatherAbraham Alce b. 25 Feb 1738, d. 1803
MotherSarah (?) d. 1803
     William Alce was born in 1782 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
William Alce was baptized on 15 September 1782 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England. The IGI records two baptisms for the child William Alce: 1.9.1782 at Wilmington and 15.9.1782 at E. Blatchington. The E. Blatchington entry has been sighted in the parish register but the other was not found in transcripts of the Wilmington parish registers.1 He was the son of Abraham Alce and Sarah (?)
William Alce died in 1789 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England.
William Alce was buried on 3 April 1789 at St Peter, East Blatchington, Sussex, England, "son of Abraham & Sarah Alce pauper.2 "

Citations

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

William Alce

b. 6 June 1813
FatherThomas Alce d. 1844
MotherHannah Dunk b. 14 Oct 1792, d. 1836
     William Alce was baptized on 6 June 1813 at St Mary's, Willingdon, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Alce and Hannah Dunk.

Citations

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

Abraham Alchorne

b. circa 1620
FatherWilliam Alchorne
MotherJoan Austen
     Abraham Alchorne was baptized circa 1620 at Sussex, England. He was the son of William Alchorne and Joan Austen.

Isaac Alchorne

b. circa 1551, d. 13 June 1601
     Isaac Alchorne was born circa 1551.
Isaac Alchorne and Agnes A'Downe obtained a marriage licence on 17 December 1599 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, 17 Dec 1599, Isaac Alchorne yeoman of Retherfield & Agnes Adowne of same, maiden; sureties said IA and Edward ADOWNE of same, yeoman, brother of the maiden
This is the licence to marry and the actual marriage in a church has not been found and is not in the Rotherfield parish register transcripts.1,2,3
Isaac Alchorne was probably born at Rotherfield in about 1551 although there is no surviving record of his baptism. Isaac married Joan Alchorne at St Denys’ church, Rotherfield on 16th May 1580. Joan was born in about 1558 the youngest (?) daughter of John Alchorne of Adams and his wife Margery.
When his father Thomas Alchorne died in 1558 he bequeathed to Isaac ‘a tenement at Town Row, four swynes of land of the ferling of Town Frith, two swynes of the ferling of Dodd Frith, half an acre of Longley ferling, and twenty-five acres at Towngate, all of which lay in the east of the parish, several miles distant from Alchorne Manor.’
Below: An email received from Dr Robin Fox of Rotherfield in October 2005. Dr Fox is the present owner of Green House, Rotherfield believed to have been built by Isaac Alchorne during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First:
I see that the Alchornes of Rotherfield feature on your website, so I thought you might be interested in the story of my house. The Alchornes have gone, but the family may remain in the ancestral memory of the beetles that survive in the timber. The house - oak-framed with large central chimney stack (now leaning perilously) - has been dated to 1580 or thereabouts. My father bought the place in 1935 and in the 1970s made some inquiries at the archive office in Lewes. In 1540 four Alchorne (or Allchin) men had children baptised or buried at Rotherfield, one being Thomas Alchorne of Town Row. In 1558 Thomas Alchorne bequeathed to his son Isaac a tenement at Town Row and 25 acres. We think it was Isaac who built our house. In 1580 Isaac married Joan Alchorne (a cousin, presumably), who next year inherited from her father John, a yeoman, part of Alchorne Manor (Adams Farm). Probably the couple thenceforward lived at Adams Farm, not Town Row. Joan bore Isaac four children - son d. 1581, Elizabeth bapt. 1586, John (bapt.1589-90), daughter - and died in 1593-4. Isaac married again twice, having a son Adam by Barbara Lockyer and a posthumous son Isaac by Agnes Adoune. After Isaac's death in 1601, the property was left to John and his stepbrother Isaac. Although John spent his childhood at Town Row (which was managed by the husband of his aunt Elizabeth) he seems to have decamped later to Adams Farm. Probably it was this John who sold the property (to John Chiesman) in 1651.The main part of the house has not changed greatly since Elizabethan times, and current repairs to the main chimney will expose brickwork that has not been touched since it was laid under the supervision of Isaac Allchin more than 400 years ago.
Isaac and Joan had at least four children – son (1581), Elizabeth (1586), John (1590) and daughter (1594). Joan was buried at Rotherfield on 28th January 1595 at the age of about 40 years.
Isaac subsequently married Barbara Lockyer at St Denys’ church, Rotherfield in 1596; she was born at Rotherfield in about 1575. Isaac and Barbara had at least one child – Adam (1597). In 1597 Isaac ‘held by deed tenement and land called Alchornes Newland and Old Rede comprising 60 acres. His land was adjacent to Crowbarrow (now Crowborough) Common and was bounded on the other side by the Queen’s highway. Barbara died in 1599 aged about 24 years.
Isaac then married Agnes Adowne at St Denys’ church, Rotherfield on 17th December 1599; Isaac and Agnes had at least one child – Isaac in 1601. However Isaac died in August 1601 aged about 51 years. Isaac bequeathed the bulk of his property to his sons John and Isaac. Source: http://www.alchin.info/volume1/volume1_004_part1b_descendants_isaac_alchorne.html.

Isaac Alchorne witnessed the will of John A'Downe dated 7 November 1600 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
Isaac Alchorne was a yeoman.
Isaac Alchorne died on 13 June 1601 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 20 October 1601 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Agnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
Marriage License*
Isaac Alchorne and Agnes A'Downe obtained a marriage licence on 17 December 1599 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, 17 Dec 1599, Isaac Alchorne yeoman of Retherfield & Agnes Adowne of same, maiden; sureties said IA and Edward ADOWNE of same, yeoman, brother of the maiden
This is the licence to marry and the actual marriage in a church has not been found and is not in the Rotherfield parish register transcripts.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S115] Edwin H W Dunkin ed. "Sussex Record Society Vol 1: Calendar of Sussex Marriage Licences: Archdeaconry of Lewes 1586-1643", Sussex Record Society, First Edition (1901) "page 32."
  2. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1) "PAR 465/1/1/2."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "page 443,444."
  4. [S665] Will of John Downe of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 17 Nov 1600, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 17 Dec 1600. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/11/61B).

Isaac Alchorne

b. 8 November 1601
FatherIsaac Alchorne b. c 1551, d. 13 Jun 1601
MotherAgnes A'Downe b. 19 Nov 1570
     Isaac Alchorne was baptized on 8 November 1601 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Isaac Alchorne and Agnes A'Downe.

Jasper Alchorne

     Jasper Alchorne married Dorothy Coe, daughter of Richard Coe, on 14 December 1590 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1

Family

Dorothy Coe b. 20 Dec 1562
Marriage*
Jasper Alchorne married Dorothy Coe, daughter of Richard Coe, on 14 December 1590 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

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

William Alchorne

     William Alchorne married Joan Austen on 9 November 1619 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
William Alchorne left a will made on 12 May 1624: Willlam Alchorne of Rotherfield. Will 12 May 1624. Probate 15 Jun 1624.
12th May 1624 William Alchorne of Rotherfield Sussex
Abraham Alchorne my sonne, William Alchorne my sonne, Joane my loving wife (executrix), my children (all under 21)
my dwelling house, forge and barn wherein one Thomas Wheeler doth now dwell being in the towne of Rotherfield
Abraham Austen and Thomas Burges (overseers)
William Alchorne his marke
witnesses: Thomas Burges, Abraham Austen, Nicholas Allchorne and John Hosmeir, juristor.
Probate in Latin to Joane Allchorne 15 June 1624.2
William Alchorne was buried on 17 May 1624 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3
His estate was probated on 15 June 1624 Probate to Joane Allchorne.2

Family

Joan Austen
Marriage*
William Alchorne married Joan Austen on 9 November 1619 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 88, Entry: 33539."
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Alchorne

b. circa 1622
FatherWilliam Alchorne
MotherJoan Austen
     William Alchorne was baptized circa 1622 at Sussex, England. He was the son of William Alchorne and Joan Austen.

Jane Alcorn

     Jane Alcorn married William Shaw on 1 February 1785 at Chailey, Sussex, England.1
Jane Alcorn was buried on 29 January 1790 at Chailey, Sussex, England.2

Family

William Shaw b. c 1754
Marriage*
Jane Alcorn married William Shaw on 1 February 1785 at Chailey, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

Mary Aldrege

     Mary Aldrege married John Cottingham on 11 October 1741 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Mary of Ditchling.1

Family

John Cottingham
Marriage*
Mary Aldrege married John Cottingham on 11 October 1741 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Mary of Ditchling.1 
Child

Citations

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