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.
(film no: 1067205, image: 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 1590, d. 1638
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,.

John Akehurst

b. 5 March 1664/65
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
MotherSarah (?)
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 March 1664/65 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Sarah (?)

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. circa 1751, d. 1828
     John Akehurst was born circa 1751 at Sussex, England; Could be the same as person id 8083. Perhaps an undocumented (or lost) baptism to John Akehurst (id 8013) and Elizabeth of Alfriston?
Although there is a 8 Dec 1751 baptism in Berwick (which is adjacent to Alfriston) it is accounted for by an infant burial. The only other possibility in the Sussex Baptisms Index is the 1751 baptism in Hellingly.
John Akehurst died in 1828 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 9 January 1828 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "age 77 years."1
If this John Akehurst was strictly 77 years old when he was buried then his birth would have been between 10 Jan 1750 and 9 Jan 1751.

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 77 years."

John Akehurst

b. circa 1680
     John Akehurst was born circa 1680 at England.
I have doubts that John Akehurst who married Susanna Pollington was the son of Samuel Akehurst, which is shown in many other trees. John's marriage says he is "of Dallington" and then they lived at Herstmonceux. It appears that they married at Hellingly because it was Susanna's parish, not because John was born there. Also, they don't name any of their children Samuel. John's burial date of 1733 (mentioned in some trees) has not been able to be verified so far.
John Akehurst married Susanna Pollington, daughter of John Pollington and Susanna Piper, on 25 April 1706 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, John of Dallington, Susanna of Hellingly.1,2
Some trees have a burial date of Aug 1733 at Hellingly but this has not been verified (not in SFHG indexes.)

Family

Susanna Pollington b. 18 Apr 1680
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Susanna Pollington, daughter of John Pollington and Susanna Piper, on 25 April 1706 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, John of Dallington, Susanna of Hellingly.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Stephen of Dallington, Susanna of Hellingly."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no:004428818; image: 105."

John Akehurst

b. 1 April 1716
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1680
MotherSusanna Pollington b. 18 Apr 1680
     John Akehurst was baptized on 1 April 1716 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Susanna Pollington.

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 9 July 1700
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 24 Mar 1660/61, d. 1739
MotherJoan (?) d. 1705
     John Akehurst was baptized on 9 July 1700 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Joan (?)
John Akehurst married Sarah Hart, daughter of John Hart and Joan Brett, circa 1720 at Sussex, England.
(Note that there is a marriage of a John Akhurst to Elizabeth Hart (both of Alfriston) on 2 Oct 1718 at Selmeston. Needs investigating.)2
Sarah's maiden name was discovered in the will of her brother John HART. Details from the Sussex People Index:
John Hart of Westfield. Will 17 Jul 1735. Proved 31 Oct 1735.
John Hart of Westfield, Sussex at present a sojourner at Eastbourne, Sussex, being sick and weak 17 July 1735
my nephew John Hart son of my brother Joseph Hart
my eldest sister Mary now the wife of Richard French of Chittingly, Sussex
my youngest sister Sarah wife of John Ackhurst of Alfriston
my said brother Joseph Hart of Westfield
The mark X of John Hart
Wm Gorringe, The mark of Ann Tourle, Rich Webb (All three of Eastbourne)
31st October 1735 then was sworn Joseph Hart sole executor of this will
from : Archdeaconry of Lewes
transcribed by : Domonic Paul Motto.3
John Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.4
John's sons William and Joseph Akehurst, and William's son John, are mentioned as kinsmen and beneficiaries in the nuncupative will of William Akehurst of Stunts Green in Hurstmonceux.4

Family

Sarah Hart b. 11 Nov 1695, d. 1745
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Sarah Hart, daughter of John Hart and Joan Brett, circa 1720 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. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 88; Entry: 30677."
  4. [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. 30 December 1662, d. 1663
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 8 Aug 1624, d. 1681
MotherElizabeth Wilkin d. b 1680
     John 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.
John Akehurst died in 1663 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 1 January 1663 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas: twin brother 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, "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 Thomas."

John Akehurst

b. 30 September 1664
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 8 Aug 1624, d. 1681
MotherElizabeth Wilkin d. b 1680
     John Akehurst was baptized on 30 September 1664 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Elizabeth Wilkin.

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 1 July 1599
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1560, d. 1612
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1560
     John Akehurst was baptized on 1 July 1599 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Margaret (?)
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 3 May 1612 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.2
John Akehurst and Joan Trapson obtained a marriage licence on 3 July 1623 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John Akehurst of Wilmington and Joan TRAPSON/THRAPSON of Peasmarsh. Sponsors John Akehurst and Edward Paynter of Hailsham, glover.3
The presence of Edward Paynter of Halsham as a sponsor is the evidence that connnects this John Akehurst to this family, as Edward Paynter married John's sister Alice in 1612.
John Akehurst married Joan Trapson on 8 July 1623 at Peasmarsh, Sussex, England, surname THRAPSON.3
This family appears to have moved after 1636. No marriages have been found for the daughters. Also, there are no Akehurst burials in Wilmington. Did they emigrate?

Family

Joan Trapson
Marriage License
John Akehurst and Joan Trapson obtained a marriage licence on 3 July 1623 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John Akehurst of Wilmington and Joan TRAPSON/THRAPSON of Peasmarsh. Sponsors John Akehurst and Edward Paynter of Hailsham, glover.3 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Joan Trapson on 8 July 1623 at Peasmarsh, Sussex, England, surname THRAPSON.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. [S758] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Hailsham, Sussex, England, made 3 May 1612, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jun 1612. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/31B).
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Akehurst

b. 5 April 1635
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599
MotherJoan Trapson
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 April 1635 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 6 October 1680 at Westham, 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, "Mother's name not given."
  2. [S792] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Westham, Sussex, England, made 6 Oct 1680, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 5 Jan 1682. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/36/29B).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1754
     John Akehurst was born circa 1754 at Sussex, England; Alfriston?
John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1
AKEHURST John, wife Ann; JPs order removing them from Newick to Alfriston recorded and confirmed [John AKEHURST married Ann PIPER 15 August 1779 at Berwick]. ESRO: QO/26/1779-10-07.

Family

Ann Piper d. 1784
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 5 May 1782, d. 1787
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1754
MotherAnn Piper d. 1784
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 May 1782 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann Piper.
John Akehurst died in 1787 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 4 September 1787 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "son of John and Ann, 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 John and Ann, pauper."