John Akehurst

b. circa 1730, d. 1796
     John Akehurst was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst married Sarah Akehurst, daughter of Edward Akehurst and Mary (?), on 11 April 1753 at Mountfield, Sussex, England, both of Hooe.1
John Akehurst died in 1796 at Hooe, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 20 November 1796 at St Oswald, Hooe, Sussex, England.

Family

Sarah Akehurst b. 14 Jun 1728
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Sarah Akehurst, daughter of Edward Akehurst and Mary (?), on 11 April 1753 at Mountfield, Sussex, England, both of Hooe.1 
Children

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. circa 1560, d. 1613
Fatherfather Akehurst
     John Akehurst was born circa 1560 at Sussex, England. He was the son of father Akehurst.
John Akehurst married Jane Akehurst circa 1585 at Sussex, England, husband assumed to be John Akehurst based on the only Akehurst burial at Folkington around that time.
John Akehurst died in 1613 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 17 February 1613 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England, Note: no christian name in parish register but the Bishop's Transcripts has John Akehurst.1
His estate was probated on 21 May 1613 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PBT 1/3/4/5F.)

Family

Jane Akehurst b. c 1550, d. Sep 1615
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Jane Akehurst circa 1585 at Sussex, England, husband assumed to be John Akehurst based on the only Akehurst burial at Folkington around that time. 
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. circa 1630, d. September 1709
     John Akehurst was born circa 1630 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1665 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst and Frances Curteis obtained a marriage licence on 14 August 1701 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John a widower of Hellingly; Frances a widow of Heathfield.1
John Akehurst married Frances Curteis on 24 August 1701 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly; Frances of Heathfield. Surname possibly CURTIS.1
John Akehurst left a will made on 20 August 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, 1709
ESRO: PBT 1/1/47/23
Made: 20 Aug 1709
Proved: 24 Sep 1709
In the name of God amen I John Akeherst of Hellingly in the County of Sussex yeoman being weake in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be to God for the same doe make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: First of all I resign my Soul into the hands of God who gave it me hoping thro' the meritts and intercession of my Saviour Jesus Christ, to obtain remission of all my sins, ever trusting in the salvation. And my body I will be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrixes hereafter named and as for the Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased Him to bless me, I dispose of that as follows: I will and bequeath unto my wife Frances the bedd and stedle with the curtains, coverlets, blanketts and all other things thereunto belonging as it now standeth in the kitchen chamber and which I usually lye on and also two pair of sheets, one pair of which of the finest sort, two pair of pillowcoats, one dozen of huckleback napkins with two towells and tablecloth of the same sort, one pottage pott, one spitt, one iron kettle, warming panne, one great iron skillett, one dripping pann, two pieces of pewter, two Firkins, a close stool and a brass skillett, all which household goods shall be delivered to my said wife within one month after my decease. And further my mind and will is that my youngest daughter Anne shall have, after my decease, one quarter of a years boarding without paying anything for the same. Item I give to my daughter Joan, one silver cupp or bowl. Also I give unto my son in law Edward Fricker my clock with the case. Also I give unto my grandson William Medhurst all my wearing apparrell. Also I give unto my two daughters Mary and Jane the two best bedds in the hall chamber with the sheets, curtains and all other things to them belonging. Item I give unto my said daughters Mary and Jane one hundred and Fifty pounds a piece to be paid within six months after my decease. The rest and residue of all my other personall estate my debts, legacies and Funeral expenses being first satisfied and discharged, I will to be equally divided between all my six daughters and alsoe my Farme in Hellingly called Akeherst, which I give to them to be sold and the money equally divided between them. But my mind and will is that my daughter Katherines share of the personall estate and said Farm shall be ordered and disposed of by my two loving Friends Mr John Newington of Ripe and Mr Richard Day of Hadlow in Mayfield and they in their judgement and conscience shall believe to be most for the good and benefit of my said daughter Katherine It being in my mind that my son in law Thomas Day shall have none of it come to his hands for disposall and my mind and will further is that what share of my personal estate shall fall to my daughter Elizabeth shall goe to the paying off a mortgage on severall pieces or parcells of land lying in Sutton and Seaford which her husband purchased off Mr Hawes, Minister of Berwick In case her husband shall settle the said lands on my said daughter Elizabeth his wife and her children in settlement as shall be satisfactory to my aforesaid two friends. But in case he refused soe to do, then I give them the power to manage her share in the same manner as I have empowered them to doe for the benefitt of my daughter Katherine and her children. Further my mind and will is that my son in law Edward Hook shall come to dwell in the house where I now live and shall enjoy the lease of that and of the lands thereunto belonging and all other, the upland and marsh grounds of which I have lately taken a new lease of Mr Mawson in consideration of the benefitt which I hope he will reap thereby he shall for every year of the lease that shall at the time of my death, be unexpired pay unto my five daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Ann, Katherine and Jane, four pounds a piece yearly and shall likewise pay for mindiment chalk and appeles and for wood and Fagotts cut down what two indifferent persons shall think reasonable. I doe appoint my daughters exempting Katherine, to be joynt executrixes of this my last Will and Testament and my aforesaid loving Friends Mr Newington and Mr Day, overseers of the same desiring them to assist in the disposing of my stock and other goods and to each of them I give a guinea and my mind and will is that if any difference happens to arise between any of the persons mentioned in this my Will concerning my estate, or the true intent and meaning of this my Will, such difference shall be absolutely determined by the award of my neighbour Worger of Grovebridge and any other person or persons by him made thereof for judging of the same to whose award for the prevention of any suit in Law they shall be obliged to stand and I doe hereby revoke and disannull all former Wills by me made. In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament, sett my hand and seale this 20th day of August in the year of our Lord 1709 (the marke of John Akeherst signed, sealed, published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the Testator those words given them to, estate, the money. It being my mind that my son in law Thomas Day shall have none of it come to his hands excepting Katherine being first interlined in the presence of the marks of Susan Akeherst, James Bristed and Mary Armitage.
Proved at Lewes 1709.
(Transcribed by Tricia King, May 1998.)
John Akehurst died in September 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 9 September 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "Grovehill."3
His estate was probated on 24 September 1709 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth (?) d. 1697
Marriage
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1665 at Sussex, England
Children

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

John Akehurst

b. 20 October 1766
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1796
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 14 Jun 1728
     John Akehurst was baptized on 20 October 1766 at Hooe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Akehurst.
John Akehurst married Mary Richardson on 14 August 1792 at Bexhill, Sussex, England, John of Hooe; Mary of Bexhill.2
Possible burial on 10 Sep 1805 at Hastings All Saints where his son John and family were to live. Name given as "John Aker".3

Family

Mary Richardson
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Mary Richardson on 14 August 1792 at Bexhill, Sussex, England, John of Hooe; Mary of Bexhill.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. 30 June 1793, d. 1844
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 20 Oct 1766
MotherMary Richardson
     John Akehurst was baptized on 30 June 1793 at St Oswald, Hooe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Mary Richardson.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Bridgart on 13 May 1818 at Brighton, Sussex, England, John of Hastings All Saints, Elizabeth of Brighton.2
John Akehurst was a bricklayer on 5 March 1823.1
John Akehurst left a will made on 22 April 1839 at Hastings, Sussex, England.3
Will of John Akehurst of Hastings, 1844
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/81/681)
Made: 22 April 1839
Died: 2 Jun 1844
Proved: 9 Dec 1844
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886196; images: 520-522)
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Akehurst in the County of Sussex, Bricklayer.
First I constitute and appoint my dear wife Elizabeth Akehurst and my friend Charles Booth of Hastings aforesaid Carpenter Executrix and Executor of this my Will and I direct them to pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and devise all my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments as well as freehold and copyhold and all of my other real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the use of the said Charles Booth his heirs and assigns forever upon trust during the life of my said wife Elizabeth Akehurst that he the said Charles Booth his heirs or assigns do or shall permit and suffer my said wife Elizabeth or her assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereon to and for their own use and benefit and from and after the decease of my said wife in Trust for my said son Thomas Akehurst his heirs and assigns forever Provided always and I do hereby declare that in case it shall be considered advantageous for my Estate to sell and dispose of all or any part of my said real estate during the lifetime of my said wife, it shall be lawful for the said Charles Booth his heirs and assigns and I do hereby authorise and direct him or them at his or their discretion with the consent of my said wife during the minority of my said son after he shall have attained the age of twenty one years with the consent of my said wife and son to sell and dispose of all or any part of my messuages, lands tenements, hereditaments and real estate together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract for such price or prices as can be reasonably obtained for the same and to pay apply and dispose of the monies from such sale or sales arising for the same manner and for the same purposes as I have hereinafter expressed and directed of and concerning the residue of my personal estate And I do hereby
Declare that the receipt or receipts of my Trustee or Trustees for the time being shall be a good and sufficient discharge to the purchaser or respective purchasers of my said hereditaments and real estate and any part thereof respectively for his her or their purchase money or respective purchase monies or for so much thereof as in any such receipt of receipts shall be expressed to be received And that such Purchaser or Purchasers shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for the loss misapplication or nonapplication
Thereof and after subject to
John Akehurst
Page 2 (p521)
The payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses. I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my monies, securities for money, goods, chattels and personal estate whatsoever unto the said Charles Booth his Executors Administrators and Assigns upon trust to pay to or permit and suffer my said wife Elizabeth to receive and take the interest, dividends and proceeds thereof for her own use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life And from and after her decease Upon Trust to pay and transfer the said residue of my personal estate or the stocks, funds or securities in or upon which the same shall be invested unto my said son Thomas Akehurst for his absolute use and benefit or in case the said Thomas Akehurst shall be then dead and left issue then living Upon Further Trust to pay distribute and divide the same unto and equally between all and every child and children lawfully to be begotten by my said son who shall be then living and the issue of any such child or children who shall be then dead and have left issue, in equal shares and proportions as and when suck child or children and issue respectively shall attain the age of twenty one years but the issue of any such child or respective children then dead shall take equally amongst them, if more than one the share or shares to which his her or their parent or respective parents would have been entitled if living and no more Provided Always that in case my said son Thomas Akehurst shall die during the lifetime of my said wife and leave no lawful children or issue who shall be living at the time of her decease then I authorise and direct my said Trustee or Trustees for the time being to sell and dispose of my said real estate in manner hereinbefore directed or such part thereof shall not have been previously sold in pursuance of the power hereinbefore in that half contained and to stand professed of the monies thereof arising and also of the residue of my personal estate Upon Trust to pay the interest, dividends and annual proceeds thereof unto my brother Thomas Akehurst during his natural life And from and after the decease of my brother Thomas Akehurst Upon Trust to pay distribute and divide the said monies and residue of my personal estate unto and equally between all and every child or children of my said brother Thomas Akehurst lawfully begotten and to be begotten who shall be living at the time of his decease and the issue of any such child or children who shall be then dead and have left issues in equal shares and proportions as and when     
John Akehurst
Page 3 (p522)
Such child children and issue respectively shall attain the age of twenty one years But the issue of such child or respective children then dead shall take only such share or proportion or shares or proportions as his her their parent or respective parents would have been entitled to if living and no more. And, I empower my Executors and Trustees for the time being to invest and place out at interest in or upon any Government or real securities all such sums of money shall come into his or their hands by virtue hereof and from time to time to reinvest or replace the same at interest on other securities of a like nature. And I declare that my said Executors and Trustees for the time being shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts deeds or defaults of each other (the joining in receipts for conformity not withstanding) nor for any loss that may happen by the failure or deficiency of securities or by any other ways or means whatsoever without his her their respective wilful neglect or default. And further that it shall be lawful for my Executors and Trustees for the time being to deduct and retain out of my said estate all such costs charges and expenses as they ort he shall respectively pay and be put unto in the performance of this my Will or of the Trusts thereof.
And Lastly, I revoke all former Wills in witness whereof, I the said John Akehurst the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and seal that is to say my hand to the first two sheets thereof and my hand and seal to this the third and last sheet thereof this twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
John Akehurst
Signed sealed published and declared by the said
John Akehurst the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament
In the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in
the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Willian Venables, Stone Mason, Hastings
William Hathaway, Clerk to Mr Tewins, Hastings
Page 4
Passed the seal 9th December 1844
December 6th 1844 then were sworn Elizabeth Akehurst and Charles Booth the Executrix and Executor in this Will named to whom was committed the execution thereof. And the said Elizabeth Akehurst and Charles Booth were also sworn that the goods, chattels and credits of the deceased were under the value of one hundred pounds.
Signed IG Foystn Testator died 2nd June 1844
Surrogate
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 17 April 2017.)

John Akehurst died in 1844 at Hastings, Sussex, England.4
John Akehurst was buried on 6 June 1844 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England, "50 years."5
His estate was probated on 9 December 1844 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Under £100.

Family

Elizabeth Bridgart
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Bridgart on 13 May 1818 at Brighton, Sussex, England, John of Hastings All Saints, Elizabeth of Brighton.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S788] Will of John Akehurst of Hastings, Sussex, England, made 22 Apr 1839, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 9 Dec 1844. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/81/681).
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1844, Hastings, Vol 7 Page 257."
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. 26 December 1758, d. 1759
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1796
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 14 Jun 1728
     John Akehurst was baptized on 26 December 1758 at St Oswald, Hooe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Akehurst.
John Akehurst died in 1759 at Hooe, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 28 April 1759 at St Oswald, Hooe, Sussex, England, "infant son of John and Sarah."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,.

John Akehurst

b. circa 1777, d. 1848
     John Akehurst was born circa 1777 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst married Ann Pocock, daughter of John Pocock and Mary (?), on 3 November 1799 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Both of this parish. Witnesses: Thomas PANKHURST; Henry BLUNDEN.1
John Akehurst died in 1848 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 14 May 1848 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "70 years, Hailsham."2

Family

Ann Pocock b. 1 Jun 1777, d. 1863
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Ann Pocock, daughter of John Pocock and Mary (?), on 3 November 1799 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Both of this parish. Witnesses: Thomas PANKHURST; Henry BLUNDEN.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,.

John Akehurst

b. 27 January 1805
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1777, d. 1848
MotherAnn Pocock b. 1 Jun 1777, d. 1863
     John Akehurst was baptized on 27 January 1805 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann Pocock.
John Akehurst married Eliza Bishop, daughter of James Bishop and Susannah Romsley, on 7 September 1825 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
John Akehurst was a labourer on 21 December 1828.1
In the 1841 census, John Akehurst was a bailiff on a farm held by Eliza's 67 year old mother, Susannah Bishop.3
On 7 June 1841 John Akehurst and Eliza Bishop lived at Hatches Farm, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3

Family

Eliza Bishop b. c 1803, d. 1846
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Eliza Bishop, daughter of James Bishop and Susannah Romsley, on 7 September 1825 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1114; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Hellingly; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 12; Page: 16; Line: 16; GSU roll: 464161."

John Akehurst

b. 13 October 1833
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 27 Jan 1805
MotherEliza Bishop b. c 1803, d. 1846
     John Akehurst was baptized on 13 October 1833 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Eliza Bishop.
On 2 April 1911 John Akehurst lived at 11 Devonshire Road, Gillingham, Kent, England, widower, living with daughter Louisa Pidgeon, her husband Charles & family. Also there are Louisa's two sisters Hester (Esther?) Akehurst, 33 years and Mabel Akehurst, 12 years.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 3938; Schedule Number: 96."

John Akehurst

b. 21 January 1836, d. 1847
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 16 Dec 1799, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherHannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
     John Akehurst was baptized on 21 January 1836 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Hannah Beany.
John Akehurst died in 1847 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 24 December 1847 at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England, "13 years."2

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 17 September 1671
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. c 1640, d. 1685
MotherMary Maides
     John Akehurst was baptized on 17 September 1671 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Mary Maides.

John Akehurst

b. 4 June 1773
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 2 Apr 1749, d. 1809
MotherMary Glazier d. 1789
     John Akehurst was baptized on 4 June 1773 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Glazier.

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. 16 February 1611/12, d. 1616/17
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1575
MotherSarah Milles
     John Akehurst was baptized on 16 February 1611/12 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Milles.
John Akehurst died in 1616/17 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 11 March 1616/17 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, "son of Edward."2

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. circa 1640, d. 1693
     John Akehurst was born circa 1640 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst married Frances Ellis, daughter of John Ellis, on 28 May 1678 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, married as Frances Fry, widow.1
John Akehurst died in 1693 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst left a will made on 2 May 1693 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.2
Will of John Akehurst of Mayfield, 1693
(ESRO: PBT 2/1/2/129)
Made: 2 May 1693
Proved: 6 Oct 1693
In the name of God Amen I John Akehurst of Mayfeild in the County of Sussex Yeoman being very Sicke and weake but of sound and pfect mind and memory praised bee God for the same and being desirous to settle that little Estate that God in mercy hath bestowed on me here on Earth before I leave this world doe make my last Will and Testamt in manner and forme following (that is to say) First I Commend my soule to God that gave it me and my Body I Com[UND:][BOLD:]Will of John Akehurst of Mayfield, 1693 [:BOLD][:UND](ESRO: PBT 2/1/2/129) Made: 2 May 1693 Proved: 6 Oct 1693 In the name of God Amen I [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] of Mayfeild in the County of Sussex Yeoman being very Sicke and weake but of sound and pfect mind and memory praised bee God for the same and being desirous to settle that little Estate that God in mercy hath bestowed on me here on Earth before I leave this world doe make my last Will and Testam[SUP:]t[:SUP] in manner and forme following (that is to say) First I Commend my soule to God that gave it me and my Body I Com[m]it to the Earth from whence it was taken to bee decently buried Item I give and bequeath unto my Five Children [BOLD:]Thomas Elizabeth Richard John[:BOLD] and [BOLD:]Mary Akehurst[:BOLD] the Sume of Five pounds apeice to bee paid unto him and every and either of them at their sev[er]all and respective age and ages of One and Twenty yeares and if either of my said Children shall happen to dye before they or either of them shall attaine to that Age That then the Legacy and Legacyes of him her or them dyeing shall be paid unto the survivors and survivor of them equally to bee divided betweene them All the rest of my goodes Chattells and psonall Estate whatsoever I give unto [BOLD:]Frances[:BOLD] my Wife whome I make sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testam[SUP:]t[:SUP] and whome I charge to pay all my Debts and mainteyne my Children att her owne charge untill they and every of them shall bee able to goe to service or earne their owne liveing And I Charge my said Wife that shee pay my said Children the said moneys given to them in and by this my Will In Testimony whereof to this my Will I have here unto sett my hand and seale the second day of May Anno Dni 1693 – [BOLD:]John Akehurst[:BOLD] his mke Signed sealed and published in the psence of [BOLD:]Stephen Fuller Thomas Hooper[:BOLD] Probate: 6th October 1693 to [BOLD:]Francis Akehurst[:BOLD], executrix. [ITAL:](Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 7 September 2018)[:ITAL]it to the Earth from whence it was taken to bee decently buried Item I give and bequeath unto my Five Children Thomas Elizabeth Richard John and Mary Akehurst the Sume of Five pounds apeice to bee paid unto him and every and either of them at their sev[er]all and respective age and ages of One and Twenty yeares and if either of my said Children shall happen to dye before they or either of them shall attaine to that Age That then the Legacy and Legacyes of him her or them dyeing shall be paid unto the survivors and survivor of them equally to bee divided betweene them All the rest of my goodes Chattells and psonall Estate whatsoever I give unto Frances my Wife whome I make sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testamt and whome I charge to pay all my Debts and mainteyne my Children att her owne charge untill they and every of them shall bee able to goe to service or earne their owne liveing And I Charge my said Wife that shee pay my said Children the said moneys given to them in and by this my Will In Testimony whereof to this my Will I have here unto sett my hand and seale the second day of May Anno Dni 1693 – John Akehurst his mke Signed sealed and published in the psence of Stephen Fuller Thomas Hooper
Probate: 6th October 1693 to Francis Akehurst, executrix.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 7 September 2018.)
John Akehurst was buried on 11 May 1693 at St Dunstan, Mayfield, Sussex, England.3,4
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Frances Ellis dated 10 September 1698 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.5

Family

Frances Ellis b. 19 Apr 1646, d. Sep 1698
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Frances Ellis, daughter of John Ellis, on 28 May 1678 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, married as Frances Fry, widow.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S783] Will of John Akehurst of Mayfield, Sussex, England, made 2 May 1693, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Oct 1693. (ESRO: PBT 2/1/2/129).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film no: 004428822; image: 263."
  5. [S791] Will of Frances Akehurst of Heathfield, Sussex, England, made 10 Sep 1698, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 12 Nov 1698. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/43/128).

John Akehurst

b. 20 December 1685
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1640, d. 1693
MotherFrances Ellis b. 19 Apr 1646, d. Sep 1698
     John Akehurst was baptized on 20 December 1685 at St Dunstan, Mayfield, Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of John Akehurst and Frances Ellis.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of Frances Ellis dated 10 September 1698 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.3

Citations

  1. [S784] Beverley Roth, "Mayfield Registers", Beverley Roth, First Edition (unknown).
  2. [S783] Will of John Akehurst of Mayfield, Sussex, England, made 2 May 1693, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Oct 1693. (ESRO: PBT 2/1/2/129).
  3. [S791] Will of Frances Akehurst of Heathfield, Sussex, England, made 10 Sep 1698, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 12 Nov 1698. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/43/128).

John Akehurst

b. 8 January 1800, d. February 1800
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. 7 Aug 1776, d. 5 Jun 1844
MotherCatherine (?) b. c 1775, d. 1845
     John Akehurst was baptized on 8 January 1800 at Countess of Huntingdon North Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
John Akehurst was born on 8 January 1800 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Catherine (?)
John Akehurst died in February 1800 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 7 February 1800 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "infant."2

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 4 January 1826, d. April 1826
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 30 Jun 1793, d. 1844
MotherElizabeth Bridgart
     John Akehurst was baptized on 4 January 1826 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England, "bricklayer."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Bridgart.
John Akehurst died in April 1826 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 17 April 1826 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England, "7 months."2

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 1 May 1796
FatherEdward Akehurst b. 14 Oct 1755, d. 7 Oct 1832
MotherElizabeth (?) b. c 1761, d. 1847
     John Akehurst was baptized on 1 May 1796 at St Swithun, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)

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 1690
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1670, d. Jan 1714/15
MotherAnn (?)
     John Akehurst was born circa 1690 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann (?)

John Akehurst

b. 1 October 1682, d. 1685
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1640, d. 1693
MotherFrances Ellis b. 19 Apr 1646, d. Sep 1698
     John Akehurst was baptized on 1 October 1682 at All Saints, Heathfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Frances Ellis.
John Akehurst died in 1685 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 30 March 1685 at St Dunstan, Mayfield, Sussex, England, (Challen BT.)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,.