Martha Ashdown

b. circa 1821
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 1777, d. 16 Mar 1852
MotherFrances Jervis b. c 1785
     Martha Ashdown was born circa 1821 at Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Frances Jervis.

Citations

  1. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 23."

Mary Ashdown

b. 24 October 1809, d. 16 June 1856
FatherJames Ashdown b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 Mar 1851
MotherMary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
     Mary Ashdown was baptized on 24 October 1809 at Waldron, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Ashdown and Mary Briant.
Mary Ashdown died on 16 June 1856 at Waldron, Sussex, England, at age 46.1

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person LHV7-L29)."

Mary Ann Ashdown

b. 15 October 1852, d. 24 February 1921
FatherRichard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
MotherAnn Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
     Mary Ann Ashdown was born on 15 October 1852 at Willenhall, Warwickshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess.
Mary Ann Ashdown married Henry Garrett on 6 March 1870 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Mary Ann Ashdown died on 24 February 1921 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, at age 68.1

Family

Henry Garrett b. 17 Jan 1846, d. 6 Jan 1908
Marriage*
Mary Ann Ashdown married Henry Garrett on 6 March 1870 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWZ4-56L)."

Mary Jane Ashdown

b. 4 September 1874, d. 8 May 1875
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 20 May 1844, d. 29 Jan 1920
MotherJane Spencer b. 24 Feb 1843, d. 5 Aug 1931
     Mary Jane Ashdown was born on 4 September 1874 at East Bountiful, Utah, United States. She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Jane Spencer.
Mary Jane Ashdown died on 8 May 1875 at East Bountiful, Utah, United States.

Mildred Ashdown

b. 29 December 1786, d. 1864
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     Mildred Ashdown was born on 29 December 1786 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
Mildred Ashdown was baptized on 26 January 1787 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Mildred Ashdown and James Heathfield obtained a marriage licence on 1 January 1805 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Mildred was "spinster age 19+ minor Chiddingly with consent of father Wm. Ashdown of the same parish" and James "widower 40+ of Hellingly". Sponsors J.H. and Wm Ashdown Chiddingly.1
Mildred Ashdown married James Heathfield on 7 January 1805 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Mildred is mentioned as a widow in the will of her father William Ashdown in 1825.
Mildred Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
Mildred Ashdown died in 1864 at Barcombe, Sussex, England.3
Mildred Ashdown was buried on 20 March 1864 at Barcombe St Mary, Barcombe, Sussex, England, "77 years."4

Family

James Heathfield b. 18 Apr 1760, d. b 1825
Marriage License
Mildred Ashdown and James Heathfield obtained a marriage licence on 1 January 1805 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Mildred was "spinster age 19+ minor Chiddingly with consent of father Wm. Ashdown of the same parish" and James "widower 40+ of Hellingly". Sponsors J.H. and Wm Ashdown Chiddingly.1 
Marriage*
Mildred Ashdown married James Heathfield on 7 January 1805 at Hellingly, Sussex, England

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. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1864, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 113."
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mildred Ashdown

b. circa 1805
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 1777, d. 16 Mar 1852
MotherFrances Jervis b. c 1785
     Mildred Ashdown was born circa 1805 at Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Frances Jervis.

Citations

  1. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 23."

Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown

b. 17 February 1847, d. 1920
MotherNaomi Ashdown b. 27 Feb 1825, d. 1899
     Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown was born on 17 February 1847 at Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Naomi Ashdown.
Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown was baptized on 4 October 1857 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.1
Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown married Alfred Gladman, son of John Gladman and Sarah Ann Grinyer, on 13 October 1866 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.2
On 2 April 1871 Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown and Alfred Gladman lived at Clay Hill, Ringmer, Sussex, England.3
On 3 April 1881 Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown and Alfred Gladman lived at Chailey, Sussex, England.4
Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown died in 1920 at Battle, Sussex, England.

Family

Alfred Gladman b. 14 Nov 1844
Marriage*
Miriam Elizabeth Ashdown married Alfred Gladman, son of John Gladman and Sarah Ann Grinyer, on 13 October 1866 at Mayfield, 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. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Place: Mayfield, Sussex, England; Date Range: 1813 - 1881; Film Number: 1067250."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1066; Folio: 76; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827491."
  4. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1068; Folio: 42; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341252."

Naomi Ashdown

b. 27 February 1825, d. 1899
FatherJames Ashdown b. c 1800, d. c 1826
MotherAlice (?) b. c 1800, d. 1856
     Naomi Ashdown was born on 27 February 1825 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Ashdown and Alice (?)
Naomi Ashdown was baptized on 23 July 1837 at Hadlow Down, Sussex, England.
Naomi Ashdown died in 1899 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.

Family

Child

Phoebe Ashdown

b. 15 August 1775
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     Phoebe Ashdown was born in 1775 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1
Phoebe Ashdown was baptized on 15 August 1775 at Heathfield Chapel, Heathfield, Sussex, England, abode Chiddingly.2 She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
Phoebe Ashdown married Joseph Seymour on 12 April 1797 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Joseph is "of Heathfield", Phoebe is of this parish. Joseph's surname is spelt SEMAR.3
Phoebe Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.4
On 7 June 1841 Phoebe Ashdown and Joseph Seymour lived at Willingdon, Sussex, England.5
Phoebe Ashdown witnessed the will of Joseph Seymour dated 15 May 1843 at Willingdon, Sussex, England; (ESRO: PBT/1/1/82/68.)
On 30 March 1851 Phoebe Ashdown lived at Willingdon, Sussex, England, widow.1

Family

Joseph Seymour b. c 1775, d. 1845
Marriage*
Phoebe Ashdown married Joseph Seymour on 12 April 1797 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Joseph is "of Heathfield", Phoebe is of this parish. Joseph's surname is spelt SEMAR.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1637; Folio: 51; Page: 8; GSU roll: 193540."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 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.
  4. [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).
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1118; Book: 16; Civil Parish: Willingdon; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 8; Page: 9; Line: 14; GSU roll: 464163."

Phoebe Ashdown

b. circa 1819
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 1777, d. 16 Mar 1852
MotherFrances Jervis b. c 1785
     Phoebe Ashdown was born circa 1819 at Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Frances Jervis.

Citations

  1. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 23."

Rebecca Ashdown

b. 1 May 1818, d. 30 April 1897
FatherJames Ashdown b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 Mar 1851
MotherMary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
     Rebecca Ashdown was born on 1 May 1818 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Ashdown and Mary Briant.
Rebecca Ashdown married John Albert Fenner in 1840 at Waldron, Sussex, England.2
Rebecca Ashdown died on 30 April 1897 at Somerville, New Jersey, United States, at age 78.1

Family

John Albert Fenner
Marriage*
Rebecca Ashdown married John Albert Fenner in 1840 at Waldron, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person 27GT-RHG)."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1840, Uckfield, Vol 7 Page 639."

Richard Ashdown

b. 2 December 1813, d. 27 September 1902
FatherJames Ashdown b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 Mar 1851
MotherMary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
     Richard Ashdown was born on 2 December 1813 at Uckfield, Sussex, England; (see obituary.)1 He was the son of James Ashdown and Mary Briant.
Richard Ashdown was baptized circa 1814 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England, (needs to be verified.)
Richard Ashdown married Ann Burgess, daughter of William Burgess and Frances (?), on 10 November 1841 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1
They lived in Brighton for 6 years from 1852. They then moved to Aldershot and then Farnham in Surrey.
Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess emigrated in 1861 to Utah, United States.
Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess were found on a passenger list on 14 May 1861 at New York, United States.2
Richard Ashdown died on 27 September 1902 at Bountiful, Utah, United States, at age 88. "age 88 years."3
Richard Ashdown was buried on 30 September 1902 at Bountiful Memorial Park Cemetery, Bountiful, Utah, United States.1
OBITUARY: Davis County Clipper, 3 October 1902
Richard Ashdown, sen. died of old age at his home in East Bountiful, Saturday, Sept. 27th, at 4 p.m., at the ripe old age of 88 years, 9 months and 25 days. Deceased was born at Uckfield, Essuck [sic] Co, England. Dec 2, 1813.
He became acquainted with the elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the fifties and was ready for baptism upon first hearing the gospel and immediately became an active member in spreading the gospel. He presided over the branch where he lived until 1861, when he emigrated to Utah and settled in Salt Lake City; later he moved to Bountiful where he remained until his death. In the year 1870, during the new move of the Godbyites, he became desirous of finding out something about them and, being deaf, he became a subscriber to the Tribune as that paper advocated their doctrine and the same year he was excommunicated from the church for refusing to give up the paper but he never became identified with the Godbyites.
Funeral services were held in the East ward tabernacle, Tuesday, Sept. 30th at 10 a.m. Consoling remarks were made by James Burningham, Alfred Burningham, C.R. Jones, John Fisher, Judson Tolman, E.L. Hook. All testified to his good character. His testimony to the last was that the gospel is true and that through this church is the only gateway into the kingdom of God.1

Family

Ann Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
Marriage*
Richard Ashdown married Ann Burgess, daughter of William Burgess and Frances (?), on 10 November 1841 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWJW-VX2)."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Year: 1861; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 211; Line: 20; List Number: 421."
  3. [S504] Website "Findagrave" (http://www.findagrave.com/) "http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi."

Richard Ashdown

b. 8 May 1846, d. 14 September 1935
FatherRichard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
MotherAnn Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
     Richard Ashdown was born on 8 May 1846 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess.
Richard Ashdown died on 14 September 1935 at Bountiful, Utah, United States, at age 89.1

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWJZ-L8C)."

Sarah Ashdown

b. circa 1807
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 1777, d. 16 Mar 1852
MotherFrances Jervis b. c 1785
     Sarah Ashdown was born circa 1807 at Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Frances Jervis.

Citations

  1. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 23."

Susanna Ashdown

d. 1706
     Susanna Ashdown married Thomas Breach, son of George Breach and Mary Pickhurst, circa 1685 at East Dean, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
The date of marriage in the SFHG marriage index is 1 Jul 1681 but this cannot be correct as Thomas's wife Clemence was buried 7 Jul 1681. Susanna may have been a widow.
Susanna Ashdown died in 1706 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Susanna Ashdown was buried on 28 June 1706 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2

Family

Thomas Breach b. 10 May 1640, d. 1709
Marriage*
Susanna Ashdown married Thomas Breach, son of George Breach and Mary Pickhurst, circa 1685 at East Dean, 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,.

Thomas Ashdown

b. 2 April 1727
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. c 1686, d. 1768
MotherElizabeth Dickson b. c 1693, d. 1744
     Thomas Ashdown was baptized on 2 April 1727 at All Saints' & St Bartholomew, Waldron, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Ashdown and Elizabeth Dickson.
Thomas Ashdown married Sarah Diplock on 14 June 1753 at Waldron, Sussex, England, both of Waldron.2

Family

Sarah Diplock
Marriage*
Thomas Ashdown married Sarah Diplock on 14 June 1753 at Waldron, Sussex, England, both of Waldron.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 Ashdown

b. 28 February 1746/47, d. 1830
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 31 Jul 1720, d. 2 Jan 1782
MotherElizabeth (?) b. c 1725
William Ashdown signature (1825)
     William Ashdown was born in 1747 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
William Ashdown was baptized on 28 February 1746/47 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Ashdown and Elizabeth (?)
William Ashdown married Ann Smith, daughter of John Smith and Sarah Tooth, on 18 May 1774 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
The children of William and Ann were baptised at the Heathfield Independent Chapel which was Independent Congregational. This was built in 1769, only 5 years before their marriage in 1774. The children of their son James Ashdown were also baptised there. It is down this line that part of the family became Mormons and emigrated to Utah in the USA.
William Ashdown was a yeoman. His will mentions two messuages (properties) containing about 2 acres of land in Hellingly and known by the name of Burlow.
William Ashdown left a will made on 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
This is the Last Will and Testament of me William Ashdown of the Parish of Hellingly in the County of Sussex, yeoman, touching the disposal of such temporal Estate and it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to bestow upon me. First I order and direct that all such just debts as I shall happen to owe at the time of my decease my funeral expences and the charges and expences of proving this my will shall be paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named, from and out of my Personal estate. I Give devise and bequeath unto my son Daniel Ashdown, All that my Copyhold Estate consisting of two Messuages or Tenements, buildings, Garden, Orchard, Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging containing about two Acres of Land little more or less situate lying and being at Hellingly aforesaid known by the name of Burlow and now in my own occupation To have and to Hold unto him the said Daniel Ashdown, His Heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns for every Chargeable nevertheless and I do hereby charge the said Copy Hold Estate with the sum of Forty Pounds which I do hereby give thereout in Two Legacies namely to my son James Ashdown the sum fo Twenty Pounds thereof and to my son Jesse Ashdown the remaining sum of Twenty Pounds thereof which said legacies I do hereby order and direct to be paid to the said James Ashdown and Jesse Ashdown within one year next after the decease of my wife Ann Ashdown And with respect to my Personal Estate I hereby dispose thereof as follows
I Give unto my Daughter Phebe the wife of Joseph Seymour the sum of Ten Pounds. To my Daughter Emme the wife of Richard Haiselden the sum of Ten Pounds. To my Daughter Mildred the widow of James Heathfield the sum of Ten Pounds. To my Daughter Alley the wife of Isaac Burt the sum of Ten Pounds. And to the Six Children (or the survivors of them) of my Daughter Abigail late wife of Thomas Barnes the sum of Ten Pounds to be equally divided between and amongst the six of the survivors and survivor of them share and share alike.
I Give and bequeath to William Ashdown my Eldest son All and singular Remainders and Remainder of my Personal estate of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be found at the time of my decease and all my estate and interest therein to the said William Ashdown my son for his sole use and benefit. And if it should so happen that any or either of my said children shall die before his or her or their share or shares shall become payable, Then I order and direct the shares or several shares of him, her or them so dying shall be paid to their respective lawful issue to be equally divided between them if more than one in the same manner as before directed in respect to the children of my Daughter Abigail, deceased wife of Thomas Barnes. And my will and meaning is that none of the above mentioned Legacies shall be payable until one year after the decease of my wife the said Ann Ashdown. And my will is further, and I do hereby Charge my sons the said William Ashdown and Daniel Ashdown to support and maintain their Mother the said, Ann Ashdown at their Joint expence until the time of her decease and decently to bury her between or at their joint expence. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said William Ashdown and Daniel Ashdown my sons Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all former Will by me made and Declare this and this only to be my Last Will And Testament contained in two sheets of Paper. In Witness thereof I the said William Ashdown the Testator have to the first sheet hereof set my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twenty first day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
[signed] William Ashdown [seal]
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said William Ashdown the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each the have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
James Piper
the mark of Steph. Piper
Richard Power
(Transcribed by Leanne Carroll. Copied from a tree in Ancestry.co.uk called "David Alexander Carroll's ancestors" which gave the source as "Wills. Family History Library, Salt Lake City. microfilm #1,866,182").
On the 9th day of August 1830 were sworn William Ashdown and Daniel Ashdown the Executors on this will named To whom was committed the execution thereof. And the said William Ashdown and Daniel Ashdown were also sworn that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased were under the value of Three hundred Pounds. Under Caution by us John Scobrill Curr.
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber July 2013.)
William Ashdown died in 1830 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.3
William Ashdown was buried on 21 February 1830 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.4
His estate was probated on 9 August 1830 Under 300 pounds.3

Family

Ann Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Ann Smith, daughter of John Smith and Sarah Tooth, on 18 May 1774 at Chiddingly, 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. [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. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW2S-C94 : 11 December 2014), William Ashdown, 21 Feb 1830, Burial; citing p. 105, Heathfield, Sussex, record group RG4, Public Record Office, London."

William Ashdown

b. 31 July 1720, d. 2 January 1782
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. c 1686, d. 1768
MotherElizabeth Dickson b. c 1693, d. 1744
     William Ashdown was born in 1720 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
William Ashdown was baptized on 31 July 1720 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Ashdown and Elizabeth Dickson.
William Ashdown married Elizabeth (?) circa 1745 at Sussex, England.
There is confusion in identifying William's parents as there are two possible candidates for his baptism:
2 March 1746/47 at Mayfield, son of William Ashdown and Mary Pratt (this William had a twin sister Mary).
28 February 1746/47 at Hellingly, son of William Ashdown and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).
I believe the Hellingly baptism is probably the correct one as he married at Chiddingly and later lived at Hellingly (refer his will made 1825 and proved 1830). His children were baptised at Heathfield Independent Church but they mostly give their place of birth as Chiddingly in the 1851 census. I believe this might be because where they lived in the parish of Hellingly was a place called Burlow which is almost equidistant to the villages of Chiddingly and Hellingly. Their connection to Chiddingly was probably stronger because that is where William married in 1774.
So their close association with Hellingly (which is much closer to where William married and had his family than is Mayfield) leads me to favour William's parents being William Ashdown and Elizabeth of Hellingly and not William Ashdown and Mary Pratt of Mayfield.2,3
There is a burial of an Ann Ashdown, "wife of William" at Chiddingly on 5 Aug 1781. Is this a second wife of William's? There is a marriage of William Ashdown and Ann Smith at Chiddingly on 18 May 1774, "both of this parish", but research has shown this to be William's son.4
William Ashdown died on 2 January 1782 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, at age 61.
William Ashdown was buried on 9 January 1782 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "suddenly, age 65 years."5

Family

Elizabeth (?) b. c 1725
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Elizabeth (?) circa 1745 at Sussex, England
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5L1-CHJ : accessed 29 May 2016), William Ashdown, 31 Jul 1720; citing HELLINGLY,SUSSEX,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.25 H3 V26F."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person LX76-PPQ)."
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "suddenly, age 65 years."

William Ashdown

b. 28 February 1808, d. 23 October 1884
FatherJames Ashdown b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 Mar 1851
MotherMary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
     William Ashdown was born on 28 February 1808 at Waldron, Sussex, England. He was the son of James Ashdown and Mary Briant.
This William Ashdown and family is suspect until further work is done. I cannot verify William's date and place of birth. Other sites have his wife as Jemmima Verrall, married 13 Dec 1833 at Heathfield. Work in progress!
There appears no doubt from the Mormon records that a William Ashdown, brother to Richard Ashdown, sons of James and Mary Briant, did exist as his information was submitted to the Mormon church in 1885 (presumably by Richard Ashdown).
William Ashdown married Elizabeth Delves on 16 October 1830 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1
William Ashdown was a farmer on 7 June 1841.2
On 7 June 1841 William Ashdown and Elizabeth Delves lived at Gamy Lands, Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
William gives his place of birth as Chiddingly in the 1851 census (which may mean the marriage to Elizabeth Delves is not correct).
On 30 March 1851 William Ashdown and Elizabeth Delves lived at Game Land, Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
William Ashdown died on 23 October 1884 at United States at age 76.

Family

Elizabeth Delves
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Elizabeth Delves on 16 October 1830 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1114; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Hellingly; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 24; Page: 7; Line: 9; GSU roll: 464161."
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 254; Page: 12; GSU roll: 193541."

William Ashdown

b. 1777, d. 16 March 1852
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     William Ashdown was born in 1777 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
William Ashdown was baptized on 22 November 1777 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England.
William Ashdown married Frances Jervis, daughter of Mark Jervis, on 15 February 1805 at Waldron, Sussex, England, William is "of Chiddingly."2
On 28 May 1821 William Ashdown and Frances Jervis lived at Horeham Flat House, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3
William Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.4
The baptism records for the Hellingly Burlow Chapel contains the entry for Trayton Dann baptised 30 Oct 1836 with the comment: "Baptised by Saml Sands in the dwelling house of Wm Ashdown...?, Chiddingley."5
William Ashdown was a farmer 90 acres and 1 outdoor labourer on 30 March 1851.1
On 30 March 1851 William Ashdown and Frances Jervis lived at Horeham Flat, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1
William Ashdown died on 16 March 1852 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
Note that there are two William Ashdown deaths in 1852 in the Hailsham registration district in the GRO death indexes.

Family

Frances Jervis b. c 1785
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Frances Jervis, daughter of Mark Jervis, on 15 February 1805 at Waldron, Sussex, England, William is "of Chiddingly."2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1638 folio 269 page 9."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989) "p. 23."
  4. [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).
  5. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.