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."

Edith Ellen Ashdown

b. 1881, d. 15 October 1906
FatherJabez Ashdown b. 1851
MotherEllen Archer b. 1855, d. 1899
     Edith Ellen Ashdown was born in 1881 at Battle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Jabez Ashdown and Ellen Archer.
Edith Ellen Ashdown married George Byron Butler on 10 June 1902 at England.
Edith Ellen Ashdown died on 15 October 1906 at Clapham, London, England.

Family

George Byron Butler b. 3 Feb 1873, d. 1953
Marriage*
Edith Ellen Ashdown married George Byron Butler on 10 June 1902 at England
Child

Citations

  1. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 863; Folio: 26; Page: 9."

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."

Ephraim Ashdown

b. 14 May 1837
FatherJesse Ashdown b. c 1816
MotherLouisa Butler b. c 1813
     Ephraim Ashdown was born on 14 May 1837 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Ephraim Ashdown was baptized on 14 May 1837 at Hellingly Burlow Chapel, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son 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,.

F B Ashdown

b. circa 1845
FatherJesse Ashdown b. c 1816
MotherLouisa Butler b. c 1813
     F B Ashdown was born circa 1845 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Jesse Ashdown and Louisa Butler.

Citations

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

Fanny Ashdown

b. 21 August 1848, d. November 1852
FatherRichard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
MotherAnn Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
     Fanny Ashdown was born on 21 August 1848 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess.
Fanny Ashdown died in November 1852 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 4.1

Citations

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

Fanny Ashdown

b. circa 1815
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 1777, d. 16 Mar 1852
MotherFrances Jervis b. c 1785
     Fanny Ashdown was born circa 1815 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."

Florence Ashdown

b. 29 June 1882, d. 1 September 1975
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 20 May 1844, d. 29 Jan 1920
MotherJane Spencer b. 24 Feb 1843, d. 5 Aug 1931
     Florence Ashdown was born on 29 June 1882 at Bountiful, Utah, United States. She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Jane Spencer.
Florence Ashdown married Louis Corless Procter circa 1905 at United States.
Florence Ashdown died on 1 September 1975 at Rupert, Idaho, United States, at age 93.

Family

Louis Corless Procter b. 5 Jun 1872, d. 19 Sep 1957
Marriage*
Florence Ashdown married Louis Corless Procter circa 1905 at United States
Child

Hannah Ashdown

b. circa 1836
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1808, d. 23 Oct 1884
MotherElizabeth Delves
     Hannah Ashdown was born circa 1836 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Ashdown and Elizabeth Delves.

Harriet Ashdown

b. 1842, d. 1845
FatherRichard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
MotherAnn Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
     Harriet Ashdown was born in 1842 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess.
Harriet Ashdown died in 1845 at Sussex, England.1

Citations

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

Henry Ashdown

b. 9 May 1831
FatherJesse Ashdown b. 13 May 1785, d. 1874
MotherMary Smith b. c 1797
     Henry Ashdown was baptized on 9 May 1831 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son 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,.

Jabez Ashdown

b. 1851
FatherDavid Ashdown b. c 1827, d. 1901
MotherMary Piper b. c 1826, d. 1899
     Jabez Ashdown was born in 1851 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of David Ashdown and Mary Piper.
Jabez Ashdown married Ellen Archer in 1878 at Battle, Sussex, England.1
On 3 April 1881 Jabez Ashdown and Ellen Archer lived at Marley Cottage, Battle, Sussex, England.2
On 31 March 1901 Jabez Ashdown lived at Mayfield Farm, Guestling, Sussex, England, a widower living with daughter Edith Ellen Ashdown.3

Family

Ellen Archer b. 1855, d. 1899
Marriage*
Jabez Ashdown married Ellen Archer in 1878 at Battle, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1878, Battle, Vol 2b Page 111."
  2. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1034; Folio: 79; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341245."
  3. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 863; Folio: 26; Page: 9."

James Ashdown

b. 2 May 1783, d. 2 March 1851
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     James Ashdown was born in 1783 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
James Ashdown was baptized on 2 May 1783 at Heathfield, Sussex, England, "James son of Wm & Ann Ashdown of Chiddingly, Sussex. Baptised May 2nd 1783" (Heathfield Independent Chapel records.) He was the son of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
James Ashdown married Mary Briant, daughter of Richard Briant and Mary Barron, on 13 October 1806 at Independent Church, Hollington, Sussex, England, both of this parish, by banns.1
James Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 James Ashdown lived at Mayfield, Sussex, England, with daughter Dinah age 15 years. His wife Mary was living in Waldron with their daughter Alice's family.3,4
James Ashdown was a sawyer on 7 June 1841.3
James Ashdown died on 2 March 1851 at Waldron, Sussex, England, at age 67. Age 68 years, Occupation: sawyer. Alfred Saunders the informaant, present at the death. Cause of death Hydrothorax (6 months). Death certificate sighted.5
James Ashdown was buried on 7 March 1851 at Waldron, Sussex, England, "age 68 years."6

Family

Mary Briant b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 21 Jun 1868
Marriage*
James Ashdown married Mary Briant, daughter of Richard Briant and Mary Barron, on 13 October 1806 at Independent Church, Hollington, Sussex, England, both of this parish, by banns.1 
Children

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. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1116; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Mayfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 13; Page: 1; Line: 9; GSU roll: 464162."
  4. [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."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1851, Uckfield, Vol 7 Page 378."
  6. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 68 years."

James Ashdown

b. 10 December 1832
FatherJesse Ashdown b. 13 May 1785, d. 1874
MotherMary Smith b. c 1797
     James Ashdown was baptized on 10 December 1832 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son 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,.

James Ashdown

b. 15 December 1722, d. 1799
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. c 1686, d. 1768
MotherElizabeth Dickson b. c 1693, d. 1744
     James Ashdown was baptized on 15 December 1722 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, Note that the source for this baptism has not been found - needs to be verified. He was the son of William Ashdown and Elizabeth Dickson.
A possible marriage is 23 Mar 1761 James Ashdown and Mary Ranger at Waldron, Sussex. This may also be for someone of the same name but a generatiion later.1
James Ashdown died in 1799 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.
James Ashdown was buried on 4 November 1799 at All Saints' Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England, "age 76 years."

Citations

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

James Ashdown

b. circa 1800, d. circa 1826
     James Ashdown was born circa 1800 at Sussex, England.
James Ashdown married Alice (?) circa 1820 at England.
James Ashdown died circa 1826.

Family

Alice (?) b. c 1800, d. 1856
Marriage*
James Ashdown married Alice (?) circa 1820 at England
Child

Jesse Ashdown

b. 13 May 1785, d. 1874
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1746/47, d. 1830
MotherAnn Smith b. 10 Sep 1750, d. 16 Feb 1832
     Jesse Ashdown was born in 1785 at Heathfield, Sussex, England.
Jesse Ashdown was baptized on 13 May 1785 at Independant Church, Heathfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Ashdown and Ann Smith.
Jesse Ashdown married Mary Smith on 30 July 1816 at South Malling, Sussex, England, witnesses: Thos. Davis and Joseph Tinslay.1
Jesse Ashdown witnessed the will of William Ashdown dated 21 February 1825 at Burlow, Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
Jesse Ashdown was a labourer according to his son Henry's baptism record on 9 May 1831.3
Note that some trees in Ancestry.co.uk have Jesse's death in 1841. It does appear from the dates of birth of the children that there could be two Jesse Ashdown families mixed up here. Needs further work.
Jesse Ashdown was a roadman on 30 March 1851.4
Jesse Ashdown died in 1874 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Jesse Ashdown was buried on 15 June 1874 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 89 years."5

Family

Mary Smith b. c 1797
Marriage*
Jesse Ashdown married Mary Smith on 30 July 1816 at South Malling, Sussex, England, witnesses: Thos. Davis and Joseph Tinslay.1 
Children

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. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1638 folio 293 page 25."
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 89 years."