William Akehurst

b. 24 March 1660/61, d. 1739
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 8 Aug 1624, d. 1681
MotherElizabeth Wilkin d. b 1680
     William Akehurst was baptized on 24 March 1660/61 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Elizabeth Wilkin.
William Akehurst witnessed the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 6 October 1680 at Westham, Sussex, England.2
William Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1685 at Sussex, England.
The marriage of William Akehurst and Joan is not in the Sussex Marriage Index.
William Akehurst married Barbara Cobice on 10 May 1708 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, Barbara is a widow.3
William Akehurst died in 1739 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 3 January 1739 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.

Family 1

Joan (?) d. 1705
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1685 at Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Barbara Cobice d. 1742
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Barbara Cobice on 10 May 1708 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, Barbara is a widow.3 

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 29 August 1686, d. 20 April 1766
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 24 Mar 1660/61, d. 1739
MotherJoan (?) d. 1705
     William Akehurst was baptized on 29 August 1686 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England, mother's name not given, presumed to be Joan.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Joan (?)
William Akehurst left a will made on 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.2
William Akehurst died on 20 April 1766 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, at age 79.2
Will (nuncupative) of William Akehurst of Herstmonceux, 1766
(ESRO: PBT/1/1/61/346)
Made: 20 April 1766
Died: 25 April 1766
Deposition: 7 May 1766
Proved: 12 May 1766
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886065; image: 556)
[Cover Page:]
Nuncupative Will of Wm Akehurst late of Herstmonceaux
(A)
This paper writing was produced and read to Richard Gander and Jude his wife at the time of their examinations vouching the same before me.
Ed Lund Snr.
[First page]
On the allegation for proving the nuncupative Will and Testament of William Akehurst late of Stunts Green in the Parish of Herstmonceux within the Archdeaconry of Lewes, widower deceased given in by William Akehurst and Joseph Akehurst the promovents in this cause Richard Gander of Stunch Green [Stunts Green] in the said Parish of Herstmonceux in the County of Sussex, husbandman aged forty seven years and upwards born at Hurstmonceux aforesaid and Jude his wife aged forty two years and upwards born at Bexhill in the said County, witnesses produced sworn and Examined depose as follows
To this first article of the said allegation they the said Richard Gandore Jude his wife jointly and severally depose and say that William Akehurst the Testator in this cause named deceased on Sunday the twentieth day of April last past being then in the dwelling house of them these deponents of Stunchgreen in the parish of Herstmonceux aforesaid with whom he had lived as a lodger for about three weeks before the time of his death and being sick of the sickness whereof he died and being of perfect mind memory and understanding and having a mind to settle and dispose of what he had, did make his last Will and Testament nuncupative or by word of mouth in the words or to the effect following that is to say, I desire that my kinsman William Akehurst and my Kinsman Joseph Akehurst should bury me and to share and share alike in what I leave and I give to my loving brother, five shillings if now living and I desire my kinsman William Akehurst son John should have a pair of clasps Which word or words to the like effect the said William Akehurst the Testator spoke with an intent that the same should stand for and be his last Will and Testament in the presence of them these deponents and desired them to take notice of it as such And that he was then of sound mind memory
[Second page]
and understanding and died the Friday following being the twenty fifth day of this instant April in the afternoon And deponents further say that the tenor of the said last Will and Testament was reduced into writing by one Nicholas Wra.. the next day being the twenty first day of April last past and deponents subscribed or set their marks thereunto on the same day as soon as the same was wrote which writing marked the letter (A.) was produced and read to these examinants the time of their examination and that the contents thereof and the marks thereto appearing to be set are of the respective handwriting of these deponents so subscribed thereto as aforesaid.
Repeated and acknowledged the said 7th day of May 1766
(Witness heard unto these records)
Before us The Mark of Richard Gander X
Ed. Lund Snr The Mark of Jude Gander X
[Third page]
Written diagonally across the page so very hard to transcribe….
9 1766
….. to my sons Joseph & William…..I wold not (….?) of(?) nor mak with my brother…fects? now do …..? William Akehurst Stungreen we have agreed how and to pay all expenses to share and share the rest…Thomas and Joseph Akehurst.
Joseph Akehurst John Akehurst X mark
W Akehurst Thos. Baker
Witnesses
[Fourth page]
21:1766
A memorandum of the words William Acurst of Stunchgreen [Stunts Green] in the Parish Of Herstmonceux desesed of what he said to his kinsman William Acurst of Alfriston and to Richard Gander and Jude his wife, that he desired that his kinsman William Acurst a fore mensuned and his kinsman Joseph Acurst should bury him and to share and share alike in what he left and that I give to my loving brother five shilens if now living and that he desired his kinsman William Acurstes son John should have a pair of silver clasps.
This being the last Will and Testament of the said William Acurst deceased.
Witness heare unto thease words
Richard Gander X his mark
Jude Gander X har mark
12 May 1766
Because the abovenamed William Akehurst did not nominate any person Executor of his Will nuncupative as above written Admon of all and singular his Goods, Chattels and Credits was granted and committed with the said Will annexed to Joseph Akehurst one of his nephews and one of the residuary Legatees named in his said Will being first sworn well and faithfully to administer etc. And under a due caution by us.
Ed Lund Snr.
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 3 April 2017.)
William Akehurst was buried on 29 April 1766 at All Saints, 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, "mother's name not given."
  2. [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).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Akehurst

b. 4 June 1780
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell d. 1796
     William Akehurst was baptized on 4 June 1780 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
William Akehurst witnessed the marriage of Ann Collins and John Akehurst on 21 October 1802 at Wartling, 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. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

William Akehurst

b. 3 June 1792
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collin b. c 1756, d. 1792
     William Akehurst was baptized on 3 June 1792 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collin.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 14 October 1792
FatherStephen Akehurst b. 1 Oct 1752, d. 1836
MotherHannah Gower b. 4 Aug 1751, d. 1840
     William Akehurst was baptized on 14 October 1792 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "poor."1 He was the son of Stephen Akehurst and Hannah Gower.
William Akehurst married Jane Baker on 4 June 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.

Family

Jane Baker
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Jane Baker on 4 June 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 23 November 1800, d. 1802
FatherCharlington Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1756, d. 1840
MotherSarah Sands b. 1767, d. 1844
     William Akehurst was baptized on 23 November 1800 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Charlington Akehurst and Sarah Sands.
William Akehurst died in 1802 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 31 December 1802 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "son of Shallington & 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, "son of Shallington & Sarah."

William Akehurst

b. 1 October 1775
FatherPeter Akehurst b. 18 May 1719, d. 1799
MotherJane Brook b. 12 Jan 1738, d. 1779
     William Akehurst was baptized on 1 October 1775 at East Dean, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Peter Akehurst and Jane Brook.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 20 June 1813
FatherHenry Akehurst b. 8 Jun 1788, d. 1859
MotherFrances Page b. c 1790, d. 1862
     William Akehurst was baptized on 20 June 1813 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Henry Akehurst and Frances Page.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 3 November 1840, d. 3 October 1920
FatherJames Akehurst b. 17 Apr 1794
MotherSarah Barnes
     William Akehurst was born on 3 November 1840 at St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, England. He was the son of James Akehurst and Sarah Barnes.
William Akehurst married Mary Thompson circa 1860 at England.
William Akehurst and Mary Thompson emigrated in 1870 to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
William Akehurst and Mary Thompson were found on a passenger list on 27 September 1870 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, arriving on the ship "Zemindar."
William Akehurst died on 3 October 1920 at Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, at age 79.

Family

Mary Thompson b. 1842, d. 1912
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Mary Thompson circa 1860 at England
Child

William Akehurst

b. 15 June 1861, d. 23 June 1937
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 3 Nov 1840, d. 3 Oct 1920
MotherMary Thompson b. 1842, d. 1912
     William Akehurst was born on 15 June 1861 at Marylebone, London, England. He was the son of William Akehurst and Mary Thompson.
William Akehurst married Florence Adnum Jennings circa 1885 at Australia.
William Akehurst died on 23 June 1937 at Prahran, Victoria, Australia, at age 76.

Family

Florence Adnum Jennings b. 1859, d. 1936
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Florence Adnum Jennings circa 1885 at Australia
Child

William Akehurst

b. 17 October 1762
FatherJoseph Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1799
MotherFrances (?) b. c 1730, d. a 21 Jan 1792
     William Akehurst was baptized on 17 October 1762 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Akehurst and Frances (?)
William Akehurst witnessed the will of Joseph Akehurst dated 21 January 1792 at Beddingham, 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. [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).

William Akehurst

b. circa 1580, d. November 1641
FatherHenry Akehurst b. c 1550, d. 1606
MotherCatherine (?) b. c 1550
     William Akehurst was born circa 1580 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Henry Akehurst and Catherine (?)
William Akehurst witnessed the will of Henry Akehurst dated 28 May 1597 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1
William Akehurst married Eleanor Lake on 12 August 1630 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Ellen or Hellen on marriage, but Ellinor on William's will of 1641.2
William Akehurst left a will made on 26 October 1641 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.3
Will of William Akerst [Akehurst] of Herstmonceux, 1641     
(ESRO: PBT 1/5/336)
Made: 26 Oct 1641
Proved: 8 Nov 1641
www.familysearch.org (film: 1885592; Image: 274)
In the name of God Amen the six and twentyth daye of October Ano Dom 1641 I William Akerst of Herstmonceux in the countye of Sussex Husbandma[N] being sicke in body but of a pfect memorye doe make & ordayne this my last will & testament in maner & forme following first I Comend my soule into the handes of Almyghty god my Creator & maker Hopeing assueredly through the merritts of Jesus Christ my saviour to be made ptaker of life everlasting And I Comend my body to the earth from whence it came to be buryed in decent place of Christian buryall Itm I give and bequeath unto Ellinor my loveing wif all the houshold stuf that shee broth unto me at our marryage Alsoe I give unto my said wife the sume of twenty shillinges to be paid her wtin one month next after my deceasse by my executor Alsoe I give unto my said wif one Barrow hogg nowe sett up to fatting & six bushells of oates to fatt him wt all to be deliv[ere]d her by my execor psently after my deceasse Alsoe I give unto my said wif three hundred of the fagottes nowe standing about the house nowe where I dwell to be deliv[ere]d unto her by my executor psently after my deceasse Alsoe I give unto my sd wif all the butter and ten of the cheesses nowe in the house to be deliv[er]ed her psently by my executor after my deceasse Itm Igive & bequeath unto Henry Akerst my sonn All my weareing apparrell one feather bed one feather bolster one feather pillow one payer of the best sheetes one Covering two blanquetts & one boorded bestedle Alsoe I give unto my said sonn Henry Akerst one Iron pott the gretest brass ketle one brass posnett all the pewter one Joyned Chest the best boorded Chest two irboords to be deliv[ere]d unto him by my executor psently after my deceasse Also I give & bequeath unto my sd sonn Henry Akerst the sume of tenn poundes of lawfull english mony to be payd him by my executor wtin two months Alsoe my will & meaneing is that Ellinor my wif & Henry Akerst my son shall dwell in the house where I nowe dwell untill our lady day next my executor payeing the Rent for the sd house wch shall grow then due All the Rest of my goodes & Chattells unbequeathed I give unto Henrye Russell of Crowherst my sonne in law whome I doe make & ordayne to be the executor of this my last will & testamt he payeing my debts & legaces & dischargeing my funaerall expences In wittness whereof I the sd Wm Akerst have hereunto sette my hand the day & yere first above written
Wm Akerst his marke
Wittnesse hereunto
Thos Hamond
Henry Akerst his marke
Probate (on reverse): 8th November 1641 to Henry Russell, executor.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 25 August 2018 for Geoffrey Barber)
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William Akehurst died in November 1641 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 2 November 1641 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.4

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Eleanor Lake b. c 1580, d. 1642
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Eleanor Lake on 12 August 1630 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Ellen or Hellen on marriage, but Ellinor on William's will of 1641.2 

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S761] Will of William Akehurst of Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, made 26 Oct 1641, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Nov 1641. (ESRO: PBT 1/5/336).
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Akehurst

b. 16 December 1799, d. 4 January 1883
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 20 Oct 1766
MotherMary Richardson
     William Akehurst was born on 16 December 1799 at Hooe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Mary Richardson.
William Akehurst was baptized on 15 June 1800 at St Oswald, Hooe, Sussex, England.1
William Akehurst married Hannah Beany, daughter of Edward Beany and Sarah Hayward, on 4 December 1822 at St Clement, Hastings, Sussex, England.2
William Akehurst was a porter on 3 September 1823.1
William Akehurst was a fly driver on 19 July 1829.1
William Akehurst was a fly keeper on 4 March 1840.1
William Akehurst left a will made on 29 March 1881 at Hastings, Sussex, England.3
William Akehurst died on 4 January 1883 at Hastings, Sussex, England, at age 83.4
William Akehurst was buried on 9 January 1883 at Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, Sussex, England, "age 82 years". Grave DD L01.5
A gravestone inscription for William Akehurst was recorded as"A man of simple piety and gentle
manners, kind to all and of
irreproachable life. Born at Pevensey
died at Hastings in his 83rd year."5
His estate was probated on 22 March 1883 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England, Effects: £304 15s 9d.3,4

Family

Hannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Hannah Beany, daughter of Edward Beany and Sarah Hayward, on 4 December 1822 at St Clement, Hastings, 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. [S775] Will of William Akehurst of Hastings, Sussex, England, made 29 Mar 1881, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 22 Mar 1883. (unknown document ref).
  4. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  5. [S810] Various Volunteers, "Hastings Cemetery Memorials Index", Friends of Hastings Cemetery, First (unknown publish date).

William Akehurst

b. 16 October 1762
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1796
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 14 Jun 1728
     William Akehurst was baptized on 16 October 1762 at St Oswald, Hooe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Akehurst.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 24 November 1811
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1777, d. 1848
MotherAnn Pocock b. 1 Jun 1777, d. 1863
     William Akehurst was baptized on 24 November 1811 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann Pocock.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. circa 1825
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 16 Dec 1799, d. 4 Jan 1883
MotherHannah Beany b. 20 Mar 1803, d. 18 Jan 1885
     William Akehurst was born circa 1825 at Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Hannah Beany.
William Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 29 March 1881 at Hastings, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1107; Book: 8; Civil Parish: St Mary in The Castle; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 6; Page: 5; Line: 19; GSU roll: 464158."
  2. [S775] Will of William Akehurst of Hastings, Sussex, England, made 29 Mar 1881, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 22 Mar 1883. (unknown document ref).

William Akehurst

b. 20 November 1803
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 14 Aug 1780, d. 6 Feb 1855
MotherAnn Sims b. 23 Jan 1782
     William Akehurst was born on 20 November 1803 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Ann Sims.
William Akehurst was baptized on 15 January 1804 at Countess of Huntingdon North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
William Akehurst married Ann (?) on 26 July 1827 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Ann Lansdell, widow. Both of Brighton.2
William Akehurst was a sadler on 7 June 1841.3
On 7 June 1841 William Akehurst and Ann (?) lived at Kings Road, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with them is Charles Gubbins age 68 years, independent means, not born in Sussex.3
William Akehurst married Jane Humphreys on 29 January 1847 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 30 March 1851 William Akehurst and Jane Humphreys lived at 78 Kings Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
William Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 20 December 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England.6

Family 1

Ann (?) b. c 1797, d. 1845
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Ann (?) on 26 July 1827 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Ann Lansdell, widow. Both of Brighton.2 
Children

Family 2

Jane Humphreys
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Jane Humphreys on 29 January 1847 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.4 

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: 1122; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Brighthelmstone; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 12; Folio: 36; Page: 24; Line: 3; GSU roll: 464166."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1646; Folio: 223; Page: 36; GSU roll: 193551."
  6. [S779] Will of William Akehurst of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 20 Dec 1854, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 2 Aug 1855. (ESRO:PBT 1/1/85/272).

William Akehurst

b. circa 1720
     William Akehurst was born circa 1720 at Sussex, England.
William Akehurst married Ann (?) circa 1745 at Sussex, England.

Family

Ann (?) b. c 1725, d. 1760
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Ann (?) circa 1745 at Sussex, England
Children

William Akehurst

b. 14 August 1780, d. 6 February 1855
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 2 Apr 1749, d. 1809
MotherMary Glazier d. 1789
     William Akehurst was baptized on 14 August 1780 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary Glazier.
William Akehurst married Ann Sims, daughter of William Sims and Elizabeth Butler, on 3 August 1801 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
William Akehurst was a saddler employing 2 men on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 William Akehurst lived at 125 St James's St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
William Akehurst left a will made on 20 December 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Will of William Akehurst of Brighton, 1855
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/272)
Made: 20th December 1854
Died: 6th February 1855
Proved: 2nd August 1855
www.familysearch.org (film no: 1886238; images: 873-875)
[page 1]
This is the last Will and Testament of William Akehurst of St James St in the Parish of Brighton in the County of Sussex. Firstly I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and secondly, I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my dear wife Ann Akehurst for her sole use and benefit during her natural life and at her decease I give devise and bequeath all monies from every source unto and among the following of my children to be equally shared, namely William Akehurst, Stephen Akehurst, Mary Ann Akehurst, Benjamin Akehurst, Elizabeth Turner, Susanna Kettle, Rebeckah Akehurst, Sarah Anscombe, Ruth Akehurst and the issue of them afore named as are dead or shall be dead, such issue taking only the share to which their deceased parent if surviving would have been entitled to, to be equally divided among them for their own use absolutely. Also I give devise and bequeath such furniture, books, pictures, plates, linen, china and other effects which belong to me to be at the decease of my dear wife, equally shared among such of my children as shall then be alive only and I nominate constitute and appoint my son William Akehurst to be Executor of this my Will and hereby revoking all former or other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. I declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in witness whereof, I the said William Akehurst have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand the twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty four
                                             Wm. Akehurst
Signed by the said William Akehurst the
Testator as and for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us present at the same time
who have hereunder subscribed our names
as witnesses in the presence of the said
Testator and of each other.
Benjamin Beal, 10 Sydney Street, Brighton
William Hatcher, 7 Sydney Street, Brighton
[page 2]
The deceased was a saddler.
On the 2nd day of August 1855 was sworn William Akehurst, the sole Executor in this Will named to whom was committed the execution thereof and the said William Akehurst was at the same time sworn that the goods chattels and credits of the deceased were under the value of four hundred and fifty pounds.
Under caution by us.
A Nott Surrogate

Testator died 6th February 1855
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 8 May 2017.)

William Akehurst died on 6 February 1855 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 74.5
His estate was probated on 2 August 1855 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Sims b. 23 Jan 1782
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Ann Sims, daughter of William Sims and Elizabeth Butler, on 3 August 1801 at Brighton, 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,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
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William Akehurst

b. circa 1545, d. 1592
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1500, d. 1554
MotherJoan (?)
     William Akehurst was born circa 1545 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Akehurst and Joan (?)
William Akehurst is shown here as the son of William Akehurst of Hellingly who left a will made in 1554 (see below). His brothers names (Thomas and Henry) match and the surname Grynt/Grint appears in the earlier will as a witness and in this later will as a brother-in-law.1,2
William Akehurst witnessed the will of William Akehurst dated 26 December 1554 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
William Akehurst married Constance (?) circa 1575 at England.
Circa 1590 William Akehurst lived at Boram, Wartling, Sussex, England, In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Boreham Street like this: BOREHAM-STREET, or Boreham-Manor, a hamlet in Wartling parish, Sussex; on the river Ashburn, 4½ miles E of Hailsham. It has a post office, of the name of Boreham-Street, under Hurst-Green; and a fair is held at it on 21 Sept.1
William Akehurst left a will made on 1592 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1
Will of Willyam Akeherste of Wartling, 1592
(ESRO: 1/1/9/113B)
Proved: 16 Sep 1592
In the name of God amen: I Willyam Akeherste of Boram in the pishe of Wartlinge in the Countye of Sussex husbandman, beinge sicke in bodye but sounde of memorye god be praysed therefore, doe ordeine and make this my last will and testament in manner & forme followinge &c/ Firste I bequeathe my soule to god my maker and Redeemer, And my Bodye to be buryed in the Churche yarde of Wartlinge./ Item I bequeathe to my sonne Jonas Akehurste one red bedged heiffer, of the age of two yeares; one red heifer wth a white face beinge one yeare of age, foure Ewes of the beste./ My will is that these pcelles of goodes before bequeathed to my son Jonas shalbe delivered into the handes of my brother Henrye Akehurste and my brother in lawe // Gyles Grent wthin one moneth next after my decease, and they to put it out to proffitt for my son Jonas as maye be beste for him at there discretions, And my will is that the foresaid Henrye my brother and Gyles my brother in lawe shall deliver the said goodes wth the pffitte thereof unto my sonne Jonas when he shalbe of the age of xxjtie yeares and not before, And if my sonne Jonas happen to dye before he comethe to the age of xviij yeares, Then my will is the said goodes and pffitt thereof shall goe to the behoofe of my wife Constance, And if he dye not before the age of xviij yeares, Then the said goodes and pffittes shall goe to whome my sonne Jonas shall bequeathe it:/ The Reste of my goodes my debtes beinge paide I bequeathe to Constance my wife whome I make my whole Executrixe; And doe ordeine John Crashfield and my brother Thomas Akehurste to be my Overseers to see that this my will be fulfilled:/ The witnesses hereof are Richard Twitt, Symon Reve, and John Bolton scr
Probate: 16th September 1592 to Constance, relict and executrix.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 7 September 2018.)

William Akehurst died in 1592 at Wartling, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 16 September 1592 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Constance (?) b. c 1550, d. a 1613
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Constance (?) circa 1575 at England
Children

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. [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).