Mary Arnold

b. 22 August 1707
FatherWilliam Arnold b. c 1665, d. 1727
MotherHannah Inkpen d. 1744
     Mary Arnold was baptized on 22 August 1707 at Fletching, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Arnold and Hannah Inkpen.

Citations

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

Richard Arnold

b. 7 June 1711
FatherWilliam Arnold b. c 1665, d. 1727
MotherHannah Inkpen d. 1744
     Richard Arnold was baptized on 7 June 1711 at Fletching, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Arnold and Hannah Inkpen.

Citations

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

William Arnold

b. circa 1665, d. 1727
     William Arnold was born circa 1665 at Sussex, England.
William Arnold married Hannah Inkpen on 6 June 1693 at Fletching, Sussex, England, Hannah's surname spelt INKEPEN.1
William Arnold died in 1727 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
William Arnold was buried on 9 August 1727 at Fletching, Sussex, England, surname ARNELD.2
The SFHG People Index records a William Arnold, husbandman, living in Hartfield, the possible place of baptism for Hannah Inkpen. The source was will of William Arnold, proved 19 Jan 1659 (PROB 11/286/14) held at the National Archives, Kew.
It is almost certain that William Arnold who married Hannah Inkpen is related to this William Arnold who died in 1659. William's will mentions brothers John, Richard, Thomas, Robert and brother in law Thomas Mathew of East Grinstead and wife Joan (in that order). Witnesses were Richard Mathew and Edward Luras(?). William was buried 7 Jan 1659 at Maresfield which is next to Fletching. His wife Joan was possibly buried there on 18 Feb 1668 (widow Arnoll).
William Arnold married Joan Moushurst (widow) on 21 Apr 1646 at Maresfield. The marriage states that William is of Hartfield. The Sussex Baptisms Index does not have any baptisms for William and Joan.
It is possible that our William in Fletching is the son of Robert Arnold (ie William's brother) and Mary although he did not name any of his children Robert (he named his sons William, John and Richard, in that order). They married 23 Jun 1657 at Fletching (Mary was Mary Cooper, a widow, and Robert is recorded as a husbandman).
Mary was buried in Fletching on 8 Oct 1661 ("wife of Robert"). A Robert Arnold was buried in Fletching on 21 Apr 1662. There is a baptism of a Susan Arnoll in Jun 1656 to Robert Arnoll in Fletching (mother's name not given, but her surname is Arnoll implying they were married).
Alternatively, there is a strong possibility that William's parents were John Arnold and Elizabeth Gasson who married in East Grinstead 25 Oct 1659. They had the following children there:
Richard 29 Jan 1666/67
Mary 31 May 1669
All these christian names occur in the family of William and Hannah Arnold, and there was a connection to East Grinstead as mentioned in the will.
At this stage it is difficult to say anything with certaintly, but circumstantially, the connection to Hartfield is likely.3,4

Family

Hannah Inkpen d. 1744
Marriage*
William Arnold married Hannah Inkpen on 6 June 1693 at Fletching, Sussex, England, Hannah's surname spelt INKEPEN.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source 91, Entry 33682."
  4. [S340] Will of William Arnold of Hartfield, Sussex, England, made 5 Mar 1650, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 19 Jan 1659. (TNA: PROB 11/286/14).

William Arnold

b. 29 September 1695
FatherWilliam Arnold b. c 1665, d. 1727
MotherHannah Inkpen d. 1744
     William Arnold was baptized on 29 September 1695 at Fletching, Sussex, England, surname ARNOLL.1 He was the son of William Arnold and Hannah Inkpen.

Citations

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

Mary Artlet

      Mary is probably either:
Mary Artlet bap. 29 Apr 1636 dau. Thomas Artlet alls Mighell, at Brighton St Nicholas
Mary Artlet bap. 28 Jul 1639 dau. Henry Artlet alis Mighell at Brighton St Nicholas
It is likely that Thomas and Henry are brothers. There is an early burial in Brighton of Alce Artlett on 3 Nov 1588, wife of Edward, and a baptism of Agnes Artlett 15 Feb 1589/90 to Edward Artlett in Brighton. Could Edward be the father of Thomas and Henry (there was also an Edward Artlett in Brighton who appears to be a brother of Thomas and Henry).
Also in the index was a Mary Artlet bap. 11 Jan 1640/41 dau. Edward Artlet allis Mighell at Brighton St Nicholas but she was buried Jul 1642.
Before 1600 the alias is often spelt "als Michaell" or "als Mychaell"
Relevent marriages are:
28 Nov 1619 Thomas Artlat als Mighell married Eleanor Hunn at Brighton St Nicholas
14 Jan 1629/30 Henry Artlet als Mighell married Elizabeth Gunn at Brighton St Nicholas botp
There are two Artlet als Michaell baptisms in Birdham, West Sussex in 1595/96 and 1598 (Thomas and Ann, but no parents names given).
It appears from the various baptism and marriage records that the Artlets were another family of mariners/sailors/fishermen.1,2,3
Mary Artlet married William Stanes, son of John Stanes, on 23 December 1657 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Mary is "als Mighell."3

Family

William Stanes b. 29 Sep 1633
Marriage*
Mary Artlet married William Stanes, son of John Stanes, on 23 December 1657 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Mary is "als Mighell."3 
Children

Citations

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

Elinor Aschurch

d. 1758
     Elinor Aschurch married Samuel Akehurst, son of Samuel Akehurst and Mary Maides, on 11 April 1703 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
Elinor Aschurch died in 1758 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Elinor Aschurch was buried on 4 September 1758 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, "widow."2

Family

Samuel Akehurst b. 25 Jul 1676, d. 1758
Marriage*
Elinor Aschurch married Samuel Akehurst, son of Samuel Akehurst and Mary Maides, on 11 April 1703 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

Jane Ash

     Jane Ash married Alexander McKnight circa 1843 at Donegal, Ireland.

Family

Alexander McKnight b. c 1813
Marriage*
Jane Ash married Alexander McKnight circa 1843 at Donegal, Ireland

Mary Ashcraft

     Mary Ashcraft married John Richardson, son of John Richardson and Elizabeth Hudson, on 27 April 1762 at Seaford, Sussex, England, John a sojourner; Mary of this parish.1
The only possible marriage in the Sussex Marriage Index is John Richardson (a sojourner) married Mary Ashcraft at Seaford on 27 Apr 1762. All the other John and Mary marriages around that time are accounted for.1

Family

John Richardson b. 23 Feb 1738/39
Marriage*
Mary Ashcraft married John Richardson, son of John Richardson and Elizabeth Hudson, on 27 April 1762 at Seaford, Sussex, England, John a sojourner; Mary of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

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

Abigail Ashdown

b. 17 April 1779, d. 1816
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     Abigail Ashdown was born in 1779 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Abigail Ashdown was baptized on 17 April 1779 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
Abigail Ashdown married Thomas Barnes on 23 April 1799 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1
Abigail Ashdown died in 1816 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Abigail Ashdown was buried on 22 August 1816 at Chiddingly Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "37 years old."2
Abigail Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
The will of Abigail's father William Ashdown states that she and Thomas Barnes had six children.

Family

Thomas Barnes b. c 1775
Marriage*
Abigail Ashdown married Thomas Barnes on 23 April 1799 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "37 years old."
  3. [S424] Will of William Ashdown of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 21 Feb 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 9 Aug 1830. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/77/165).

Alice Ashdown

b. 12 October 1792, d. 20 January 1854
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     Alice Ashdown was born on 12 October 1792 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England; (to be confirmed - from ancestry.com.)) She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
The 1851 census gives Alice's birth place as Waldron, Sussex. She is aged 58 years (ie born c 1793.)
Alice Ashdown was baptized on 7 December 1792 at Independent Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, England, (to be confirmed - from ancestry.com)). Note that baptisms for Heathfield Chapel in the SFHG only start at 1795.
Alice Ashdown was also known as Alley.
Marriage banns for Alice Ashdown and Isaac Burt were published on 8 January 1815 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; Isaac is a widower, both of this parish.1
Alice Ashdown married Isaac Burt, son of Isaac Burt and Lucy Weston, on 23 January 1815 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
Note that Alice's sister Mildred Ashdown (of Chiddingly) married James Heathfield on 7 Jan 1805 at Hellingly. James Heathfield is likely to be a brother to Isaac's first wife, Harriet Heathfield.2
Alice Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
On 7 June 1841 Alice Ashdown and Isaac Burt lived at Horeham Rd, Hellingly, Sussex, England.4
Isaac and Alice Burt's properties are to be found on the 1840 tithe map for Hellingly (at Coggers Cross on the road from Hellingly to Horeham).5
From Kelly's Directory 1911 for Waldron, East Sussex: Horeham Road, a hamlet, partly in the parishes of Hellingley & Waldron, with a station on the Eastbourne branch of the L.B.&S.C. railway, equally distant about 2 ½ miles from those places and 5 ½ north from Hailsham. Christ Church Mission church, a small edifice of brick, was erected in 1890, and will seat 150 persons. ... The children of this parish attend the school at Maynard’s Green.
In 1842 Alice Ashdown and Isaac Burt lived at Coggers Cross, Hellingly, Sussex, England, owning a freehold house.6
On 30 March 1851 Alice Ashdown and Isaac Burt lived at Cinder Gill, Horeham Rd, Hellingly, Sussex, England, Living next door was Jesse and Louisa Ashdown and family.7
Alice Ashdown died on 20 January 1854 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 61. She died of cancer in the breast.8
Alice Ashdown was buried on 26 January 1854 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.9

Family

Isaac Burt b. 22 Jul 1787, d. 5 Feb 1867
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Alice Ashdown and Isaac Burt were published on 8 January 1815 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; Isaac is a widower, both of this parish.1 
Marriage*
Alice Ashdown married Isaac Burt, son of Isaac Burt and Lucy Weston, on 23 January 1815 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Transcript of the Parish Register of Hellingly, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 375/1).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S424] Will of William Ashdown of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 21 Feb 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 9 Aug 1830. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/77/165).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 11/23 page 5."
  5. [S622] East Sussex Record Office, Tithe Map, 1840, Hellingly, Sussex (ESRO: TDE/5/2, now available https://www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/) Plots 108, 653, 654 and 668. Schedule of owners and occupiers, etc held at ESRO.
  6. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: London, England, UK and London Poll Books. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library."
  7. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 256; Page: 16; GSU roll: 193541."
  8. [S425] Death certificate of Alice Burt, died 20 Jan 1854, registered 24 Jan 1854 in the Registration District of Hailsham, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 46).
  9. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 61 years."

Alice Ashdown

b. 12 January 1812, d. 2 July 1908
FatherJames Ashdown b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 Mar 1851
MotherMary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
Gravestone for Alice Hook (nee Ashdown) (1812-1908)
     Alice Ashdown was baptized on 12 January 1812 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Ashdown and Mary Briant.
Alice Ashdown married Richard Hook on 13 June 1836 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Richard was a widower.1
Alice Ashdown died on 2 July 1908 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, at age 96.2

Family 1

George Saunders b. 1812, d. 1884
Child

Family 2

Richard Hook b. 9 Nov 1800, d. 5 Mar 1858
Marriage*
Alice Ashdown married Richard Hook on 13 June 1836 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Richard was a widower.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWJZ-9Q5)."

Benjamin James Ashdown

b. 29 May 1858, d. 29 August 1869
FatherRichard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
MotherAnn Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
     Benjamin James Ashdown was born on 29 May 1858 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess.
Benjamin James Ashdown died on 29 August 1869 at age 11.1

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWVG-BBL)."

Caroline Ashdown

b. 10 January 1840
FatherJesse Ashdown b. 13 May 1785, d. 1874
MotherMary Smith b. c 1797
     Caroline Ashdown was baptized on 10 January 1840 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Jesse Ashdown and Mary Smith.

Citations

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

Daniel Ashdown

b. 10 April 1789, d. 6 December 1871
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
Daniel Ashdown's headstone. (Source: Debra Tutt, Ancestry.com)
     Daniel Ashdown was born on 10 April 1789 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
Daniel Ashdown was baptized on 22 May 1789 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Note that place of birth is given as Chiddingly in the 1851 census.1
Daniel Ashdown married Ann Piper on 29 February 1812 at South Malling, Sussex, England, Daniel is "of Frant" and Ann is "of this parish". Daniel probably moved to Frant for work. There are no other Daniel Ashdowns in the indexes, and the burial records confirm that his wife was named Ann.2
Daniel Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
Daniel Ashdown was a sawyer master on 30 March 1851.1
On 30 March 1851 Daniel Ashdown and Ann Piper lived at Burlow House, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Daniel Ashdown witnessed the will of Isaac Burt dated 8 December 1866 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.4
Daniel Ashdown died on 6 December 1871 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 82.
Daniel Ashdown was buried on 11 December 1871 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 82 years."5

Family

Ann Piper b. 27 Nov 1791, d. 28 Mar 1873
Marriage*
Daniel Ashdown married Ann Piper on 29 February 1812 at South Malling, Sussex, England, Daniel is "of Frant" and Ann is "of this parish". Daniel probably moved to Frant for work. There are no other Daniel Ashdowns in the indexes, and the burial records confirm that his wife was named Ann.2 

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1638 folio 255 page 15."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S424] Will of William Ashdown of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 21 Feb 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 9 Aug 1830. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/77/165).
  4. [S429] Will of Isaac Burt of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 8 Dec 1866, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 14 Jun 1867. (unknown document ref).
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 82 years."

Demus Ashdown

b. 24 April 1834, d. 8 January 1898
FatherGeorge Saunders b. 1812, d. 1884
MotherAlice Ashdown b. 12 Jan 1812, d. 2 Jul 1908
     Demus Ashdown was born on 24 April 1834 at Waldron, Sussex, England. He was the son of George Saunders and Alice Ashdown.
On 7 June 1841 Demus Ashdown lived at Waldron, Sussex, England, with his mother Alice Hook [Ashdown] and her husband Richard Hook and family.1
Demus Ashdown was also known as Saunders.
Demus Ashdown married Hannah Barwell on 20 March 1860 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Their children were all born with the surname Saunders.
Demus Ashdown and Hannah Barwell emigrated in 1861 to Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Demus Ashdown died on 8 January 1898 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, at age 63.

Family

Hannah Barwell b. 1838, d. 22 Oct 1924
Marriage*
Demus Ashdown married Hannah Barwell on 20 March 1860 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1118; Book: 9; Civil Parish: Waldron; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 22; Page: 10; Line: 10; GSU roll: 464163."

Dinah Ashdown

b. 3 August 1821, d. 21 October 1850
FatherJames Ashdown b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 Mar 1851
MotherMary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
     Dinah Ashdown was born on 3 August 1821 at Waldron, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Ashdown and Mary Briant.
Dinah Ashdown was baptized on 9 September 1821 at Heathfield Chapel (Independent), Heathfield, Sussex, England, "of Waldron."1
Dinah Ashdown married Abraham Cornwell on 10 November 1841 at St Anne's, Lewes, Sussex, England.
Dinah Ashdown married Robert Frost in 1849 at All Saints & St Bartholomew, Waldron, Sussex, England, Dinah CORNWELL.2
Dinah Ashdown died on 21 October 1850 at Waldron, Sussex, England, at age 29.3
Death Certificate
No. 144 When and where died - twenty first October 1850, Waldron; Name - Dinah Frost; Sex - Female; Age - 29 years; Occupation - wife of Robert Frost, Labourer; Cause of Death - Gastritis, 3 weeks, certified; Informant - Robert Frost, present at the death, Waldron; Registered - 23 October 1850; Registrar - Henry Holman.
Dinah Ashdown was born to James Ashdown and Mary Briant. James worked as a pit sawyer, probably in the lime quarries. Mary was described as an invalid and so James also cared for the home and children. He taught his children to read and also acted as their school teacher. He died at age 64 after contracting silicosis, a disease of the lungs.
Mary was forced to find work as a housekeeper. She watched as most of her children sailed of to America or Australia. Mary lived a long life and passed away when she was nearly 80 years old.
At the age of twenty Dinah and Abraham Cornwall were married. Just six months after their marriage Dinah gave birth to a baby girl, Ruth. Then a year and a half later Amos came along.
Laverle records, “After their marriage, he and Dinah made their home not far away at Hadlow Downs. … Life seemed to be going well for the couple until November 10, 1844. On the day they should have been celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary, Abraham died suddenly of what was recorded as an effusion on the brain. (cerebral hemorrhage in today’s terms). Now, at the age of 23, Dinah was thrust into the “cold cruel world” with two babies to support and care for.” Ruth was almost two and a half and Amos had turned one year old just seven days earlier.
Almost three years after the loss of Abraham Dinah gave birth to a son, William. The story goes that Dinah fell in love with the son of a wealthy family. His name was William Neves. They were secretly married in 1846 but when the baby was born the family discovered the marriage. Furious, they shipped him off to a foreign land. Some say he went to Australia, others say Brazil. Wherever he went neither Dinah nor William ever heard from him again.
LaVerle and others have made trips to England. They have examined records at the Parish where William’s birth was recorded, but no mention of his father has ever been found. Dinah’s name is recorded on his birth record as “Dinah Cornwall” instead of Neves. Dinah also saw that William was adopted by her dead husband, Abraham. William kept the name of Neves throughout his life.
The identity of his father’s family has also been lost through time. The Neves family line seems to both begin and end with the first William Neves.
Dinah married again in 1821. She and her new husband, Robert Frost, had a boy, Isaac on the 21st of November 1849.
Not one year after Isaac’s birth, at the age of 29, Dinah passed away. Isaac felt that he wasn’t able to care for so many children and so he sold them into a workhouse for orphans.
When Dinah’s brother Richard discovered what had become of the children he came to their aid and brought them into his already large family.
Copied from Ancestry.com - source: http://lucyaliceneves.wordpress.com/a-happy-family-is-but-an-earlier-heaven/lucys-lines/neves-family/.

Family 1

Abraham Cornwell b. 30 Apr 1820, d. 10 Nov 1844
Marriage*
Dinah Ashdown married Abraham Cornwell on 10 November 1841 at St Anne's, Lewes, Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

(?) Neeves
Child

Family 3

Robert Frost b. c 1816
Marriage*
Dinah Ashdown married Robert Frost in 1849 at All Saints & St Bartholomew, Waldron, Sussex, England, Dinah CORNWELL.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; General Register Office: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths surrendered to the Non-parochial Registers Commissions of 1837 and 1857; Class Number: RG 4; Piece Number: 3107. Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1849, Uckfield, Vol 7 Page 727."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1850, Uckfield, Vol 7 Page 355."

Edward Ashdown

b. 13 October 1845
FatherJesse Ashdown b. 13 May 1785, d. 1874
MotherMary Smith b. c 1797
     Edward Ashdown was baptized on 13 October 1845 at The Dicker Holy Trinity, The Dicker, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Jesse Ashdown and Mary Smith.
Edward Ashdown was buried on 14 March 1866 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 20 years."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 20 years."

Eliza Ashdown

b. circa 1842
FatherJesse Ashdown b. c 1816
MotherLouisa Butler b. c 1813
     Eliza Ashdown was born circa 1842 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Jesse Ashdown and Louisa Butler.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1638 folio 256 page 17."

Emily Ashdown

b. 21 February 1836
FatherJesse Ashdown b. c 1816
MotherLouisa Butler b. c 1813
     Emily Ashdown was baptized on 21 February 1836 at All Saints & St Bartholomew, Waldron, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Jesse Ashdown and Louisa Butler.

Citations

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

Emma Ashdown

b. 3 April 1781, d. 1861
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     Emma Ashdown was born in 1781 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Emma Ashdown was baptized on 3 April 1781 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
Emma Ashdown married Richard Haiselden on 23 October 1800 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
Emma Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
On 30 March 1851 Emma Ashdown and Richard Haiselden lived at Prices, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, with grandson George Hazelden age 21 years born Chiddingly. They were living next to Matthew and Elizabeth Funnell. Elizabeth is the daughter of Emma's sister, Abigail Ashdown, and Emma and Richard may have helped raise her as Abigail died when Elizabeth was only 15 years old.3
Emma Ashdown died in 1861 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Emma Ashdown was buried on 20 March 1861 at Chiddingly Parish Church, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "79 years old."4

Family

Richard Haiselden b. c 1779, d. 1858
Marriage*
Emma Ashdown married Richard Haiselden on 23 October 1800 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S424] Will of William Ashdown of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 21 Feb 1825, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 9 Aug 1830. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/77/165).
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1638 folio 273 page 17."
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "79 years old."