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.
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1644; Folio: 106; Page: 35; GSU roll: 193548."
  4. [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).
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1855, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 127."

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).

William Akehurst

b. 14 April 1577, d. before 1592
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1545, d. 1592
MotherConstance (?) b. c 1550, d. a 1613
     William Akehurst was baptized on 14 April 1577 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Constance (?)
William Akehurst died before 1592 at Sussex, England. (not mentioned in father's will of 1592.)2

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. circa 1801
FatherEdward Akehurst b. 14 Oct 1755, d. 7 Oct 1832
MotherElizabeth (?) b. c 1761, d. 1847
     William Akehurst was born circa 1801 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
William Akehurst witnessed the will of Edward Akehurst dated 13 December 1825 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S787] Will of Edward Akehurst of East Grinstead, Sussex, England, made 13 Dec 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 17 May 1841. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/80/741).

William Akehurst

b. circa 1500, d. 1554
     William Akehurst was born circa 1500 at Sussex, England.
William Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1525 at Sussex, England.
William Akehurst left a will made on 26 December 1554 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Will of William Akerst [Akehurst] of Hellingly, 1554
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/3/135B)
Made: 26 Dec 1554
Exhibited: 9 Jan 1554/55
In the name of god amen the yere of our lorde god 1554o the xxvjth day of december I wyllm akerst of the pyshe of Hellyngleygh syke of bodye but pyfyghte of mynde & Remembrance thankes be to god doe ordayne & make thys my last & Testamt [sic] after thys man[ner] & forme followynge that ys to say fyrst I beqweth my my soule unto allmyghtye god & my bodye to be buryed wthin the churche yarde of hellyngleigh It I be[quea]th to the hygh altar iiijd Itm I beqweth to Thomas akerst my Sonne one lease of a pcell of grounde lyenge at horsses hyll conteynyng xv acrasse durynge the sayd lease Also I gyve unto the same Thomas ij oxen & ij steres of the best of iij yeres of age at ester next comynge and one grey mare wth a colte one saddell one bytt ij haffers of iij yere of age that to be delyvered to hym at sancte george next comynge Also I beqweth to the same Thomas my best brasse pott one flocke bedd wth all that therto belongyth one weyne one plowgh one court one harrow ij hook yokes one nebb yoke ij tyghthes one chape ij bent roppes ij tables ij formes one table clothe one payre of tressylles one platter one pewter dyshe one hole harnesse & one seame of wheatt at Mychaelmas next comynge Itm I gyve & beqweth to henr1554 akerst my Sonne ij oxen ij steres of iij yeres of age And one haffer of that age ij twoyeryng haffers one sorrell geldynge one sallett one one twelmonthynge colte & my ferme callyd wayfylles durynge the lease & one cowe to be delyv[er]yd at sancte george next comynge & one hooke yoke one nebbe yoke one tyghthe one chape one harrowe the gretest caldron one platter one pewter dyshe & one bedd wth all that therto belongyth ij tables ij formes one payre of trestelles one table clothe ij sythes & halfe a seame of wheatt at mychaellmas next comynge It I beqweth to Wyllm akerst my Sonne xli to be payd to hym at the age of xviij yeres And yf yt fortune that any of them do departe this world unmarryed Then I wyll & my very wyll is that the portion of the chyld shalbe eqwally shyfte betwyxt the other ij of my sonnes & so the one to be heire to the other of them of all suche beqwethes as ys before namyd Itm I gyve & bequethe unto Thomsyn akerst Agnes akerst & Elizabeth akerst my dawghters ev[e]ry one of them vili xiijs iiijd to be payd to them at the age of xvi yeres And yf it fortune any of them to dye before the age before expressed Then I wyll & my very wyll ys that the portyon of that chylde shalbe eqwally shyfte betwyxt the other ij of my dawghters & so the one to be // heire to the other of them Itm I beqweth to jone tomkyn & katheryne page my dowghters to eche of them xxs All The Resydew of my goodes not gyven nor beqwethed I gyve & beqweth to Jone my wyfe whom I do ordayne & make my sole executryx of thys my last wyll & Testamt & she to pay my dettes & legaces Itm I wyll that John akerst the elder & John Tomkyn the elder shall call all such S[u]ms of monye as be beqwethed to my iij dawghters out of my wyfes handes yf the case so reqwyre that yt fortune my wyfe to marrye agayne Then they shall call for yt before she be twysse axed in the churche Itm I wyll & my very wyll is that Jone my wyfe shall keepe & brynge upp my iiijor youngest chyldren untyll they come to the age of xvj yeres of her own coste & charge Itm I give to Ric Burges of Hethfeld vjs viijd & to henry brown vis viijd Whom I do ordayne & make my ov[er]seers to se thys my wyll truly pformyd in ev[er]y condycon Wytnesses to the same Ric burges Ric grynt John akerst Robte akerst John tomkyn Stephane page wth other
Suma Inrij ___ lxxxli
exhibit in ecc pochli de hethfeld ixo die januarii ao 1554 p exec ad valor_ [eiusdem?] inv_
Total of inventory ___ £80
exhibited in the parish church of Heathfield the 9th day of January 1554 in the year 1554 [1555] by the executrix to the value of [the said?] inventory
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 7 September 2018.)

William Akehurst died in 1554 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.

Family

Joan (?)
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Joan (?) circa 1525 at Sussex, England
Children

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).

William Akehurst

b. 18 January 1617/18
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1575, d. Aug 1617
MotherKatherine Boyse b. c 1590
     William Akehurst was baptized on 18 January 1617/18 at St Mary, Battle, Sussex, England, "son of John Akehurst". Note that John Akehurst's will of 12 Aug 1617 does state that Katherine is carrying an unborn child.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Katherine Boyse.

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 1580, d. 1631
     William Akehurst was born circa 1580 at England.
William Akehurst married Parnell Ninfield on 19 October 1618 at Guestling, Sussex, England.1
William Akehurst died in 1631 at Guestling, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 28 April 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2
The twenty eighth day of April aforesaid [1631]
Which day Mr Anthony Huggate Priest Surrogate etc. committed the administration of the goods etc. of William Akehurst formerly of Guestling deceased intestate to Parnell Akehurst his relict well and faithfully to administer etc. on the Holy Gospels etc. sworn the said relict and Nahum Aplet of Lewes yeoman being bound in [the sum of] ___ £40
Inventory exhibited to the sum of ____ £21 11s 8d
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 6 October 2018.)

Family

Parnell Ninfield
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Parnell Ninfield on 19 October 1618 at Guestling, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S806] Letters of administration of the estate of William Akehurst of Guestling, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 1631 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/6/88C).

William Akehurst

b. circa 1590, d. 1630/31
     William Akehurst was born circa 1590 at England.
William Akehurst married Parnell Ninfield on 19 October 1618 at Guestling, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst died in 1630/31 at Guestling, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 3 March 1630/31 at St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England.

Family

Parnell Ninfield b. c 1590
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Parnell Ninfield on 19 October 1618 at Guestling, Sussex, England
Children

William Akehurst

b. circa 1595
     William Akehurst was born circa 1595 at England.

Family

Children

William Akehurst

b. circa 1620
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. c 1595
     William Akehurst was born circa 1620 at England. He was the son of William Akehurst.

Family

Child