John Akehurst

b. circa 1600
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1575, d. Aug 1617
     John Akehurst was born circa 1600 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Akehurst.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 12 August 1617 at Catsfield, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S684] Will of John Akehurst of Catsfield, Sussex, England, made 12 Aug 1617, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 3 Nov 1617. (TNA: PROB 11/130/463).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1520
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1500, d. c 1541
MotherJoan (?) d. a 1541
     John Akehurst was born circa 1520 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Joan (?)

John Akehurst

b. circa 1540, d. 1592
     John Akehurst was born circa 1540 at England.
John Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1560 at England.
John Akehurst died in 1592 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 4 January 1592/93 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.1

Family

Joan (?) d. a 1592
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1560 at England

Citations

  1. [S794] Letters of administration of the estate of John Akerste of Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 4 Jan 1592/93 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/2/154A).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1550, d. 1616
     John Akehurst was born circa 1550 at England.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1570 at England.
His estate was probated in 1616 at Prerogative Court of Canetbury, London, England.1
John Akehurst died in 1616 at Jevington, Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth (?) d. a 1616
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1570 at England

Citations

  1. [S796] Letters of administration of the estate of John Akehurst of Jevington, Sussex, England, granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1616 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/4/99C).

John Akehurst

b. circa 1755
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
MotherElizabeth (?)
     John Akehurst was born circa 1755 at Sussex, England. He was the son of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Documents indicate that Wiliam and Elizabeth had an adult eldest son John:
Settlement (release with covenant to levy a fine)
Date: 16 Jun 1791
ESRO reference: SAS/G 49/1176
Description:
William Akehurst of Berwick, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth, his eldest son John Akehurst of Berwick, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth, John Potter of Berwick, husbandman, to Thomas Staples of Seaford, yeoman, and his trustee Henry Harben of Lewes, ironmonger
same property as SAS/G/49/1168 but now with a Lease on the common called The Tye in Berwick.
John Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [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. 26 July 1624
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1580, d. 1631
MotherParnell Ninfield
     John Akehurst was baptized on 26 July 1624 at St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Parnell Ninfield.

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 26 July 1624
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1630/31
MotherParnell Ninfield b. c 1590
     John Akehurst was baptized on 26 July 1624 at St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Parnell Ninfield.

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 13 March 1641/42
FatherThomas Akehurst b. c 1595, d. 1662
MotherMary Page b. 16 Apr 1615
     John Akehurst was baptized on 13 March 1641/42 at St Andrew, Jevington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Page.

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 1620, d. 1653
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1595
     John Akehurst was born circa 1620 at England. He was the son of William Akehurst.
John Akehurst married Bridget (?) circa 1650 at England.
John Akehurst left a will made on 21 October 1652 at Beckley, Sussex, England.1
Will of John Acurst of Beckley, 1653
(TNA: PROB 11/230/141)
Made: 21 October 1652
Proved: 20 May 1653
In the name of God Amen the one and twentith day of October in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred Fiftie and Two I John Acurst of Beckly in the Countie of Sussex husbandman beinge weake in Bodie but of good and perfect memorie for the which I give prayer and thanks unto Almightie God doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge That is to say, first and principally I commend my Soule unto the hands of Almightie God my maker and Creator who att the first gave itt to me in full assurance through the death and sufferings of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to be raysed to everlasting life and to have an inheritance with the Saints in glory and my bodie to the earth from whence it came to be interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named after decent manner in Christian burial, /Item/ I give and bequeath unto my Three Brethren William, Thomas and Richard to either of them one shilling to be paid unto them by my Executrix within six moneths after my decease /Item/ I give and bequeath unto Thomas Acust sonn of my brother William Acust aforesaid five pounds to be payd by my Executrix into the hands of Richard Humphrey of Beckley aforesaid within six months after my decease and their to remayne untill the said Thomas Acust shall attaine unto his respective age of one and twenty years att which time my will is that the said Richard Humphery shall pay unto the said Thomas Acust the said some of Five pounds and also profit for itt for the time it hath bine in his hands after the rates of Twelve pence in the pound. And yf the said Thomas Acust shall happen to dye before hee shall attaine his respective age of one and twentie years as aforesaid Then my will is that the nexte of birth of his fellowes shall have the said legacie of Five pounds with the profit thereof when hee or shee shall attayne unto the age of one and twentie years as aforesaid /Item/ I further give unto the said Thomas Acust one little Box with a locke and key and also one Blewe Doublet and Breeches to be delivered unto him by my Executrix within one moneth after my decease /Item/ I give and bequeath unto William Acust my deere father Twentie shillings to be paid unto him by my Executrix immediately after my decease. /Item/ my will is that immediately after my decease an Inventory shall be taken of all my money household stuff and goods my debtes legacies funerall expences and charges in the court being first discharged The rest I give and bequeath unto Bridggett my beloved wife whome I doe make sole Executrix to this my last will and Testament/ In witness whereof I the said John Acust have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written And I doe desire my loveing Mr Richard Humphery and Thomas his sonne to be my overseers and a guide to my Executrix and I doe give them five shillings apeece for their paynes / John Acust his marke / Read published sealed and declared by the abovenamed John Acust as his last will and Testament in the prescents of John Day by his marke Edmo. Glover/
This will was proved at Westminster the Twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred Fiftie and Three before the judges for probate of wills and granting Administrations Entituled an Acte for Probate of wills and granting Administrations by the Oath of Bridgett Accurst the Relict of the said deceased and sole Executrix named in the said will, To whom was Committed Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and debts of the said deceased shee being first legallie sworn (by Commission well and truly) to administer the same)
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, October 2018.)

John Akehurst died in 1653 at Beckley, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 20 May 1653 at Westminster, London, England.

Family

Bridget (?)
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Bridget (?) circa 1650 at England

Citations

  1. [S811] Will of John Akehurst of Beckley, Sussex, England, made 21 Oct 1652, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 20 May 1653. (TNA: PROB 11/230/141).

John Henry Akehurst

b. circa 1866
FatherHenry Akehurst b. 3 Nov 1811, d. 4 Jul 1879
MotherEliza Payne b. c 1844, d. 1915
     John Henry Akehurst was born circa 1866 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Henry Akehurst and Eliza Payne.
John Henry Akehurst was a bricklayer's labourer on 3 April 1881.2

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1042; Folio: 92; Page: 13; GSU roll: 827481."
  2. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1042; Folio: 7; Page: 8; GSU roll: 1341247."

Jonas Akehurst

b. circa 1550, d. 1613/14
     Jonas Akehurst was born circa 1550 at Sussex, England.
Jonas Akehurst left a will made on 17 February 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Jonas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hellingly, 1613          
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/181B)
Made: 17 Feb 1613/14
Proved: 25 Feb 1613/14
www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786, Image: 329)
In the name of god amen I Jonas Akeherst of the parish of Helingly husbandman being weacke in body but thankes be to god in pfect memory first this being the 17th day of february in the yeare of our lord god Ano Dom 1613 I doe bequaith my sowle to Christ my saviour & then after my Death I will my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Helingely aforesayd Itm I will & give to my mother forty shilinges Itm I give to my Brother all my apparill that is Dublet & hose jerkin shirtes stockinges shoose hat & band Itm I give to Gooman Standnought twenty shilinges Itm I give to John Shadwell tenn shilinges & to ewes & lambes Itm I give to widow Godfry tenn shilinges Itm I give Rachell Grinte one bereed Chest Itm I give to my sister Margret Alin tenn shilinges Itm I give to istris Warrin twenty shilinges Itm I give to Richard Brooke twenty shilinges Itm I give to Willam Akeherst sonne of John Akeherst of Wadherst one ewe & one lambe Itm I give to Nickholas Shadwell & Richard Shadwell sonnes of Jerimy Shadwell five shilinges a peece Itm I will & apoynt John Shadwell to be my whole & sowle executor of this my Last will & to pay all my legases within three monethes after my Desease Itm I doe apoynte Jerymy & Antony Keene to be my overseres to see this my will fulfiled in witnes whereof I have set to my hand & seale
Richard Brooke
the marke of Thomas Keene
the marke of Susan Shadwell
Probate (on reverse): 25th February 1613 [1614] to John Shadwell, executor.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber)
//     Page break in the original
[ ]     Transcriber's note or addition
     Unclear or illegible text.
Jonas Akehurst died in 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Jonas Akehurst was buried on 22 February 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "servant."2

Citations

  1. [S762] Will of Jonas Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 17 Feb 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Feb 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/181B).
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jonas Akehurst

b. circa 1580, d. February 1613/14
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1545, d. 1592
MotherConstance (?) b. c 1550, d. a 1613
     Jonas Akehurst was born circa 1580 at Sussex, England. He was the son of William Akehurst and Constance (?)
Jonas Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 1592 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1
Jonas Akehurst died in February 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Jonas Akehurst left a will made on 17 February 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
Jonas Akeherst [Akehurst] of Hellingly, 1613          
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/181B)
Made: 17 Feb 1613/14
Proved: 25 Feb 1613/14
www.familysearch.org (film: 1885786, Image: 329)
In the name of god amen I Jonas Akeherst of the parish of Helingly husbandman being weacke in body but thankes be to god in pfect memory first this being the 17th day of february in the yeare of our lord god Ano Dom 1613 I doe bequaith my sowle to Christ my saviour & then after my Death I will my body to be buried in the Churchyard of Helingely aforesayd Itm I will & give to my mother forty shilinges Itm I give to my Brother all my apparill that is Dublet & hose jerkin shirtes stockinges shoose hat & band Itm I give to Gooman Standnought twenty shilinges Itm I give to John Shadwell tenn shilinges & to ewes & lambes Itm I give to widow Godfry tenn shilinges Itm I give Rachell Grinte one bereed Chest Itm I give to my sister Margret Alin tenn shilinges Itm I give to istris Warrin twenty shilinges Itm I give to Richard Brooke twenty shilinges Itm I give to Willam Akeherst sonne of John Akeherst of Wadherst one ewe & one lambe Itm I give to Nickholas Shadwell & Richard Shadwell sonnes of Jerimy Shadwell five shilinges a peece Itm I will & apoynt John Shadwell to be my whole & sowle executor of this my Last will & to pay all my legases within three monethes after my Desease Itm I doe apoynte Jerymy & Antony Keene to be my overseres to see this my will fulfiled in witnes whereof I have set to my hand & seale
Richard Brooke
the marke of Thomas Keene
the marke of Susan Shadwell
Probate (on reverse): 25th February 1613 [1614] to John Shadwell, executor.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber.)

His estate was probated on 25 February 1613/14 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S781] Will of William Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made unknown will date, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Sep 1592. (ESRO: 1/1/9/113B).
  2. [S780] Will of Jonas Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 17 Feb 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Feb 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/181B).

Joseph Akehurst

b. 9 April 1809
FatherRichard Ford Akehurst b. 5 Apr 1772
MotherMary (?)
     Joseph Akehurst was baptized on 9 April 1809 at Beddingham, Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Ford Akehurst and Mary (?)

Joseph Akehurst

b. circa 1730, d. 1799
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 9 Jul 1700
MotherSarah Hart b. 11 Nov 1695, d. 1745
Signature of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, 1792.
     Joseph Akehurst was born circa 1730 at Alfriston, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Hart.
The identification of Joseph's parents is speculative but with some confidence as his will identifies his father as John Akehurst and a brother named William. He had lands in East Dean and Alfriston and he was buried in Alfriston showing a strong connection there. In addition, his mother Sarah had a brother Joseph.
Joseph Akehurst married Frances (?) circa 1752 at Sussex, England.
Joseph Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1
Joseph Akehurst was a shepherd in 1792.2
Joseph Akehurst left a will made on 21 January 1792 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.2
Will of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, 1799
(ESRO: ESRO: PBT 1/1/68/32)
Made: 21 Jan 1792
Proved: 16 Feb 1799
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886099; images: 804, 805)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham in the County of Sussex Shepherd First I give and devise to my Son Joseph Akehurst all that my Freehold Messuage now divided into two Tenements or Dwellings with the Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in the Parish of Eastdean in the said County and now in the Tenure or Occupation of William Marchant and William Champion respectively or their respective Assigns or Undertenants And also all that my Copyhold Cottage or Tenement and Garden with the Appurtenances in Alfriston in the said County now in the Occupation of John Smith or his Assigns or Undertenants Which said Copyhold Premises are holden of the Manor of Lullington by the yearly Rent of eight Pence and were late the Estate of John Akehurst my Father and are called in the Court Rolls of the said Manor the South Part of a Tenement or Cottage and Garden in the Town of Alfriston To hold the same to him my said Son Joseph Akehurst and his Heirs and Assigns for ever In Trust nevertheless during the Life Time of my Wife Frances Akehurst and to the Intent she my said Wife may during her Life have the Use and Benefit and receive the Rents and Profits of the said Freehold and Copyhold Premises Subject only to the necessary Charge of keeping the same in good Repair And from and after the Decease of my said wife I declare that the said Premises shall be to and for the Use and Benefit of my said Son Joseph Akehurst and his Heirs and Assigns for ever Charged and chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby charge the same with and for the Payment of an Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of three Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain which I do hereby give to my Son William Akehurst for and during his natural Life And which shall commence from the Day of the Decease of my said Wife Also I give and devise to my Daughter Frances the Wife of William Stephens of Westfirle in the said County Yeoman All that my Copyhold Cottage or Tenement now divided into two Dwellings with the Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging late my Brother William Akehursts and before Woods situate in Alfriston aforesaid now in the Tenure or Occupation of Richard Winch and William Bankin respectively and holden of the said Manor of Lullington by the yearly Rent of one Shilling and six Pence And also all that my Copyhold Cottage or Tenement with the Ground and Appurtenances thereunto belonging late the Estate of my said Brother William Akehurst his Daughter Sarah Machen and his Son William Akehurst or some of them situate in Alfriston aforesaid and now in the occupation of John Huggett and holden of the said Manor of Lullington by the yearly Rent of four Pence by Apportionment To hold the same to her my said Daughter Frances Stephens and her Heirs and Assigns for ever In Trust nevertheless during the Life of my said Wife and to this Intent that she my said Wife may during her Life have the Use and Benefit and receive the Rents and Profits of the said Copyhold Premises Subject only to the necessary Charge of keeping the same in good Repair and from and after the Decease of my said wife I declare that the said Premises shall be to and for the Use and Benefit of my said Daughter Frances Stephens and her Heirs for ever Charged and chargeable nevertheless And I do hereby charge the same with and for the Payment of one Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of twenty shillings (Josh Akehurst) which I do hereby give to my said Son William Akehurst during his natural Life and which shall commence from the Decease of my said Wife And I direct that the said several Annuities or yearly Rents Charge hereinbefore by me given to my said Son William Akehurst shall from Time to Time be paid into the Hands of him my said Son and that his Receipt only shall be a good and sufficient Discharge for the same Also I give unto my said Wife such Part of my Household goods and Furniture as she shall think proper to take for her own Use And I direct my Executors hereinafter named to retain in their Hands the Sum of one Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain Part of my Personal Estate and to invest and place out the same at Interest in or upon some or one of the public Stocks or Funds or in or upon some other good and sufficient Security or Securities and pay the Interest Dividends and Profits thereof unto my said Wife for her natural Life and after her Decease I give the said Sum of one hundred Pounds unto my said Daughter Sarah Henty and her Executors and Administrators for her and their own Use and Benefit And I give and bequeath all the Rest and Residue of my Monies Goods Chattles and Personal Estate and Effects unto my said Sons and Daughters Joseph Akehurst William Akehurst Sarah Henty and Frances Stephens equally to be divided between them share and share alike And I constitute and appoint my said Son Joseph Akehurst and my said Daughter Sarah Henty joint Executors of this my Will And lastly I revoke all former Wills by me made In Testimony whereof I the said Joseph Akehurst the Testator have set my Hand to the first Sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of Paper and my Hand and Seal to this the second and last Sheet thereof the twenty first day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two Joseph Akehurst Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Akehurst the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses J Hoper J Rye Chas Keefe
16th February 1799 Then were Sworn Joseph Akehurst and Sarah Henty the joint Executors named in this Will To whom was committed the burthen of the execution thereof (Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased do not amount in Value unto Three Hundred Pounds) By Us E R Raynes Surrogate
(Transcribed by Rosie Ansell March 2017.)

Joseph Akehurst died in 1799 at Sussex, England.
Joseph Akehurst was buried on 26 January 1799 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 16 February 1799 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.3

Family

Frances (?) b. c 1730, d. a 21 Jan 1792
Marriage*
Joseph Akehurst married Frances (?) circa 1752 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S654] Will of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 21 Jan 1792, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Feb 1799. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/68/32).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Original Wills 1796-99: Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, 1799, film 1886099, image 804-805."

Joseph Akehurst

b. 3 April 1757, d. December 1809
FatherJoseph Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1799
MotherFrances (?) b. c 1730, d. a 21 Jan 1792
     Joseph Akehurst was baptized on 3 April 1757 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Akehurst and Frances (?)
Joseph Akehurst married Mary Stephens on 16 May 1787 at West Firle, Sussex, England, Mary a widow.2
Joseph Akehurst witnessed the will of Joseph Akehurst dated 21 January 1792 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.3
Joseph Akehurst married Elizabeth Ellman on 21 May 1792 at West Firle, Sussex, England, widower and widow; both of this parish.2
Joseph Akehurst and Elizabeth Ellman obtained a marriage licence on 21 May 1792 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Joseph is a widower, labourer, of West Firle; Elizabeth is a widow of West Firle. Sponsors: JA; John Mockett.2
Elizabeth was a beneficiary of the will of Robert Wisdom of St Thomas at Cliffe, sieve maker, made 25 Sep 1798, probate 6 Jun 1800:
to Mary Cornwell, niece of late wife, £100; to John Smith Cornwell, son of Robert Cornwell of Mayfield, £20; to each of children of William and Ann Packham of Barcombe, £5; to nephew James Wisdom of Brighton, 1s; to each of children of said James Wisdom, £5; to niece Elizabeth wisdom, £50; to Mary, daughter of John and Mary Butcher, £5; to Joseph Akehurst of Firle and George Grantham of Lewes St Michael, his house and garden in St Thomas at Cliffe, in trust to sell for benefit of Elizabeth Akehurst, wife of Joseph Akehurst
(ESRO: SAS/LEW 2.)
Lease and release to use of Mr Akehurst
Joseph Akehurst of West Firle, yeoman, and wife Elizabeth; George Grantham of Lewes, basket maker (both devisees in trust by will of Robert Wisdom); James Wisdom of Brighton, grocer, only son of James Wisdom, deceased, who was only brother of said Robert Wisdom that left issue (his brothers dying in his lifetime without issue) and as such heir at law of said Robert Wisdom; Samuel Dunstone of Lewes, Postmaster (a trustee of Joseph Akehurst); consideration of £5 paid by Joseph Akehurst to James Wisdom, and 5s each to Jospeh Akehurst, George Grantham and James Wisdom; house with garden in St Thomas at Cliffe, abutting to high Street on W, to Cliffe Hill on E, to house and garden of Thomas Davey on n, and to house and garden of edward Nutley and Caleb Nutley on s, late in tenure of said Robert Wisdom and now of john Butcher and formerly purchased by Robert wisdom of Thomas Cruttenden
(ESRO: SAS/LEW 3.)
Joseph Akehurst was a yeoman in 1809.4
Joseph Akehurst left a will made on 22 November 1809 at West Firle, Sussex, England.4
Will of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, 1810
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/70/692; ESRO: SAS/LEW 4)
Made: 22 Nov 1809
Proved: 3 Feb 1810
This is the last will and testament of me Joseph Akehurst of Westfirle in the county of Sussex yeoman. First I give unto my wife Elizabeth Akehurst all and every my assuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate both freehold and copyhold, to hold the same to her my said wife and her assigns for her natural life. And after her decease I give my freehold house with the appurtenances in the Cliff near Lewes in the said county unto Robert Ellman of Brightelmston in the said county and his heirs, charged with the payment of eighty pounds sterling apiece to his brother Thomas Ellman and his sister Mary Verrall or their respective executors or administrators within six months next after the death of my said wife. Also I give (after the decease of my said wife) my copyhold, assuage and garden with the appurtenances situate in Alfriston in the said county unto Richard Ford Akehurst of Beddingham in the said county and his heirs absolutely and I direct my executors to stand possessed of my personal estate in trust to permit my said wife to receive the interest and unusual produce thereof for her natural life and after her decease in trust to pay to Mary the wife of John Fuller of Westfirle aforesaid carrier order executors or administrators one hundred pounds sterling and upon further trust to pay all the residue of my personal estate unto my sister Frances the wife of William Stevens of Westfirle aforesaid yeoman and her executors and administrators and I appoint the said Robert Ellman and John Stevens of Westfirle aforesaid yeoman joint executors in trust of this my will In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of Novemenber one thousand eight hundred and nine.
Jos Akehurst
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Joseph Akehurst the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
George Hoper Abrm Liney Chas Hollebone
3rd February 1810 then was sworn Robert Ellman and John Stevens the joint executors in this will named to whom was committed the burthen of the execution thereof sworn also that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased do not amount in value unto one thousand pounds.
By me E. R. Raynes
(Transcribed by Domonic Motto.)5

Joseph Akehurst died in December 1809 at West Firle, Sussex, England, at age 52.
Joseph Akehurst was buried on 24 December 1809 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.6
His estate was probated on 3 February 1810 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Mary Stephens d. 1790
Marriage*
Joseph Akehurst married Mary Stephens on 16 May 1787 at West Firle, Sussex, England, Mary a widow.2 

Family 3

Elizabeth Ellman
Marriage
Joseph Akehurst married Elizabeth Ellman on 21 May 1792 at West Firle, Sussex, England, widower and widow; both of this parish.2 
Marriage License*
Joseph Akehurst and Elizabeth Ellman obtained a marriage licence on 21 May 1792 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Joseph is a widower, labourer, of West Firle; Elizabeth is a widow of West Firle. Sponsors: JA; John Mockett.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S654] Will of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 21 Jan 1792, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Feb 1799. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/68/32).
  4. [S656] Will of Joseph Akehurst of West Firle, Sussex, England, made 22 Nov 1809, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 3 Feb 1810. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/70/692).
  5. [S658] Website "Sussex Online Parish Clerks" (http://www.sussex-opc.org) "http://www.sussex-opc.org/index.php."
  6. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Joseph Akehurst

b. 1 January 1809
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 14 Aug 1780, d. 6 Feb 1855
MotherAnn Sims b. 23 Jan 1782
     Joseph Akehurst was born on 1 January 1809 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Ann Sims.
Joseph Akehurst was baptized on 17 April 1815 at Lewes Jireh, Lewes, Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

Judith Akehurst

b. 31 October 1574
FatherHenry Akehurst b. c 1550, d. 1606
MotherCatherine (?) b. c 1550
     Judith Akehurst was baptized on 31 October 1574 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of Henry Akehurst and Catherine (?)
Judith Akehurst witnessed the will of Henry Akehurst dated 28 May 1597 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S760] Will of Henry Akehurst of Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, made 28 May 1597, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 9 Nov 1606. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/12/168B).

Katherine Akehurst

b. 13 February 1630/31
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599
MotherJoan Trapson
     Katherine Akehurst was baptized on 13 February 1630/31 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Mother's name not given."

Katherine Akehurst

b. circa 1672
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1630, d. Sep 1709
MotherElizabeth (?) d. 1697
     Katherine Akehurst was born circa 1672 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Katherine Akehurst married Thomas Day on 21 April 1702 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Thomas of Heathfield.1
Katherine Akehurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 20 August 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2

Family

Thomas Day
Marriage*
Katherine Akehurst married Thomas Day on 21 April 1702 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Thomas of Heathfield.1 

Citations

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

Katherine Akehurst

b. circa 1532
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1500, d. 1554
MotherJoan (?)
     Katherine Akehurst was born circa 1532 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Joan (?)
Katherine Akehurst married (?) Page circa 1554 at England.
Katherine Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 26 December 1554 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Family

(?) Page b. c 1530
Marriage*
Katherine Akehurst married (?) Page circa 1554 at England

Citations

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