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,.

William Ashdown

b. circa 1686, d. 1768
     William Ashdown was baptized circa 1686.
The only possibility from the SFHG Baptisms Index is: William Ashdown bap. 1696 at Rotherfield son of William Ashdown and Jane [Moone, married 29 Mar 1692 at Wadhurst] but we don't have any proof (yet) that this is the one. Also, to accept this 1696 baptism would mean the age on his burial record is out by 8 years which does create some doubt (also there may be gaps in other parish records). There is another William Ashdown bap. 17 Apr 1687 at Rotherfield, son of John and Anne Ashdowne (interestingly, William and Elizabeth's first son is named John) but there is also a burial in Rotherfield on 19 Apr 1692 of William Ashdown, "son of John senior" which would appear to discount this.1,2,3
Ashdown is an important Sussex name. Firstly, it appears to be a single origin surname coming from the Ashdown Forest making it a local Sussex surname. Secondly, it is a name everyone in Rotherfield (who has an interest in history) is aware of today as in the reign of “Bloody Queen Mary” 1553-1558 three citizens of Rotherfield were burnt at the stake in Lewes for their Protestant beliefs. Two of these citizens were from the Ashdown family.4
William Ashdown married Elizabeth Dickson on 12 August 1714 at East Hoathly, Sussex, England, William is of Arlington, and Elizabeth of Chiddingly.5
William Ashdown died in 1768 at Waldron, Sussex, England.
William Ashdown was buried on 17 April 1768 at All Saints & St Bartholomew, Waldron, Sussex, England, "82 years."2

Family

Elizabeth Dickson b. c 1693, d. 1744
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Elizabeth Dickson on 12 August 1714 at East Hoathly, Sussex, England, William is of Arlington, and Elizabeth of Chiddingly.5 
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. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBKQ-CV6 : accessed 29 May 2016), William Ashdown, 1696; citing Rotherfield, Sussex, England, reference - 2:2JZ11PS; FHL microfilm 1,067,279."
  4. [S604] Edward T. Stoneham, "Sussex Martyrs of the Reformation", n.pub., Fourth Edition (1983) unknown isbn.
  5. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

William Ashdown

b. 20 May 1844, d. 29 January 1920
FatherRichard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
MotherAnn Burgess b. 25 Aug 1821, d. 3 Jul 1898
     William Ashdown was born on 20 May 1844 at Waldron, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Ashdown and Ann Burgess.
William Ashdown was found on a passenger list on 14 May 1861 arriving New York on the ship "Manchester", destination Utah.2
William Ashdown married Jane Spencer on 21 August 1871 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
William Ashdown married Mary Elvira Sessions on 19 November 1886 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
William Ashdown died on 29 January 1920 at Bountiful, Utah, United States, at age 75.1

Family 1

Jane Spencer b. 24 Feb 1843, d. 5 Aug 1931
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Jane Spencer on 21 August 1871 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Children

Family 2

Mary Elvira Sessions b. 28 Feb 1864, d. 1 Jun 1933
Marriage*
William Ashdown married Mary Elvira Sessions on 19 November 1886 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWC3-18D)."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. Year: 1861; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 211; Line: 13; List Number: 421."

William Ashdown

b. circa 1809
FatherWilliam Ashdown b. 1777, d. 16 Mar 1852
MotherFrances Jervis b. c 1785
     William Ashdown was born circa 1809 at Sussex, England. He was the son of William Ashdown and Frances Jervis.

Joan Ashfull

Family

George Norton b. c 1645
Child

Annie Rebecca Ashhurst

b. 1862, d. 1917
FatherThomas Ashhurst b. 18 Jun 1837, d. 1870
MotherSarah Annie Funnell b. 24 Mar 1839, d. 1862
     Annie Rebecca Ashhurst was born in 1862 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Ashhurst and Sarah Annie Funnell.
Annie Rebecca Ashhurst was baptized on 6 April 1862 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, baptised as Rebecca Annie Ashhurst.2
On 2 April 1871 Annie Rebecca Ashhurst and Sarah Ann Hall lived at 22 Wood St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Annie Rebecca is recorded in the 1871 census living with her maternal grandmother Annie Funnell, both Annie's parents having died by then. Annie's grandmother later died in 1878 and the 1881 census, Annie is working as a servant in London for the Dickens Family, aged 19 years.
On 3 April 1881 Annie Rebecca Ashhurst lived at The Castle Inn, 184 High St, Lewisham, London, England.3
Annie Rebecca Ashhurst was a servant on 3 April 1881.3
Annie Rebecca Ashhurst married William Page Venables, son of Page Venables and Jane (?), in 1883 at Camberwell, London, England.4
On 31 March 1901 Annie Rebecca Ashhurst and William Page Venables lived at 99 South St, Greenwich, London, England.
On 2 April 1911 Annie Rebecca Ashhurst and William Page Venables lived at 186 Solihull Road, Spark Hill, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
Annie Rebecca Ashhurst died in 1917 at Aston, Warwickshire, England.5

Family

William Page Venables b. 31 Jan 1857, d. 23 Jul 1923
Marriage*
Annie Rebecca Ashhurst married William Page Venables, son of Page Venables and Jane (?), in 1883 at Camberwell, London, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1862, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 190."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 733; Folio: 165; Page: 46."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1883, Camberwell, London, Vol 1d Page 962."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1917, Aston, Warwickshire, Vol 6d Page 676, age 54 years."

Harry Thomas Ashhurst

b. 1860, d. 1869
FatherThomas Ashhurst b. 18 Jun 1837, d. 1870
MotherSarah Annie Funnell b. 24 Mar 1839, d. 1862
     Harry Thomas Ashhurst was born in 1860 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Ashhurst and Sarah Annie Funnell.
Harry Thomas Ashhurst was baptized on 28 October 1860 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Harry Thomas Ashhurst died in 1869 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 9 years.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1860, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 213."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1869, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 155, age 9 years."

John Ashhurst

b. 1 September 1839, d. 1840
FatherRobert Lewis Ashhurst b. 3 Oct 1803, d. 1839
MotherRebecca Barber b. 25 Nov 1805, d. 1886
     John Ashhurst was baptized on 1 September 1839 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber.
John Ashhurst died in 1840 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Ashhurst was buried on 24 January 1840 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, "infant, abode: Regent Row."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,.

Rebecca Ashhurst

b. 27 June 1834, d. 1858
FatherRobert Lewis Ashhurst b. 3 Oct 1803, d. 1839
MotherRebecca Barber b. 25 Nov 1805, d. 1886
     Rebecca Ashhurst was baptized on 27 June 1834 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber.
Rebecca Ashhurst died in 1858 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England. (needs to be checked.)1

Citations

  1. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1858, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 78."

Robert Ashhurst

b. 8 February 1832, d. December 1851
FatherRobert Lewis Ashhurst b. 3 Oct 1803, d. 1839
MotherRebecca Barber b. 25 Nov 1805, d. 1886
     Robert Ashhurst was baptized on 8 February 1832 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber.
Robert Ashhurst was a blind maker on 30 March 1851.1
Robert Ashhurst died in December 1851 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 19.2
Robert Ashhurst was buried on 3 January 1852 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 528 page 3."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1851, Brighton, Vol 7 Page 231."

Robert Lewis Ashhurst

b. 3 October 1803, d. 1839
FatherRobert Ashurst b. c 1753
MotherAnn (?) b. c 1764
     Robert Lewis Ashhurst was baptized on 3 October 1803 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?)
Note that the surname is often spelt with a double "H" as in ASHHURST.
Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2
Robert Lewis Ashhurst married Rebecca Barber, daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 8 February 1832 Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber lived at Ship St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster on 8 February 1832.3
Robert Lewis Ashhurst became financially insolvent in 1833 and appears to have been held in a debtor's prison. The London Gazette date 15 Nov 1833 recorded him as "Robert Lewis Ashhurst, formerly of Wood Street, then of Mulberry Square, then of Edward Street, then of Little Castle Square, then of High Street and late of Ship Street Gardens, all in Brighton, Sussex, School Master, Teacher of Languages and Dealer in Stationery". His court hearing was appointed to be heard at Horsham on 7th Dec 1833.4
On 27 June 1834 Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber lived at Duke St, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster on 27 June 1834.5
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster on 18 June 1837.6
On 18 June 1837 Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber lived at Regent St, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
Newspaper articles to follow up:
Sussex Advertiser - Monday 09 July 1838 (http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000256/18380709/023/0003)
Sussex Advertiser - Monday 18 November 1833 (http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000256/18331118/031/0001.)


Robert Lewis Ashhurst died in 1839 at Brighton, Sussex, England.7
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was buried on 27 August 1839 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, " 35 years, abode: Church St."8
Robert Lewis Ashhurst was a schoolmaster (deceased) on 1 September 1839.1

Family

Rebecca Barber b. 25 Nov 1805, d. 1886
Marriage License
Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage*
Robert Lewis Ashhurst married Rebecca Barber, daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England
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. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son Robert Ashhurst."
  4. [S258] Webpage The London Gazette (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/) "Gazette Issue 19102 published on the 15 November 1833. Page 28 of 30."
  5. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "daughter Rebecca Ashhurst."
  6. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son Thomas Ashhurst."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1839, Brighton, Vol 7 Page 172."
  8. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Ashhurst

b. 18 June 1837, d. 1870
FatherRobert Lewis Ashhurst b. 3 Oct 1803, d. 1839
MotherRebecca Barber b. 25 Nov 1805, d. 1886
     Thomas Ashhurst was baptized on 18 June 1837 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Lewis Ashhurst and Rebecca Barber.
Thomas Ashhurst was a coffin maker on 30 March 1851.1
Thomas Ashhurst married Sarah Annie Funnell, daughter of Thomas Funnell and Sarah Ann Hall, in 1859 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 April 1861 Thomas Ashhurst and Sarah Annie Funnell lived at 20 German Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Thomas Ashhurst was an undertaker on 7 April 1861.4
Thomas Ashhurst died in 1870 at Uckfield, Sussex, England. Age 34 years, name spelt ASHHURST.5

Family

Sarah Annie Funnell b. 24 Mar 1839, d. 1862
Marriage*
Thomas Ashhurst married Sarah Annie Funnell, daughter of Thomas Funnell and Sarah Ann Hall, in 1859 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Brighton, HO107 piece 1646 folio 528 page 3."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1859, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 304."
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "RG09 piece 591 folio 43 page 19."
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England,.
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1870, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 70, age 34 yrs."