William Akehurst

b. 19 December 1757, d. 1822
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     William Akehurst was baptized on 19 December 1757 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
William Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 29 September 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; Note: Signs his name John ACKHURST, although name spelt AKEHURST in the first few lines of the will.2
William Akehurst married Jane Burt on 31 March 1788 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, Both of this parish.3
William Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.4,5
William's brother Henry's will made in 1816 confirms that William is living in Mayfield.
William Akehurst died in 1822 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 6 July 1822 at St Dunstan, Mayfield, Sussex, England, "64 years old."6
William Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.7

Family

Jane Burt b. c 1769, d. 1805
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Jane Burt on 31 March 1788 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, Both of this parish.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname ACKHURST."
  2. [S651] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 29 Sep 1777, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 23 Sep 1783. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  5. [S673] Will of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 29 May 1816, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Mar 1818. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104).
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."

Thomas Akehurst

b. 30 November 1760, d. 17 December 1809
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 30 November 1760 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname spelt ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Thomas Akehurst married Hannah Delves on 14 April 1789 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Thomas is "of Hellingly".2
Thomas Akehurst was a butcher in 1790.
Thomas Akehurst was the executor of the will of Benjamin Funnell, yeoman of Hellingly, made 5 Mar 1800 and proved 4 Nov 1800. He was left five pounds for his trouble.3
Thomas Akehurst died on 17 December 1809 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 49.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 23 December 1809 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "49 years."4
Note that the headstone for Thomas Akehurst still survives but gives the death date as 17 Dec 1810, contrary to the burial record in the parish register (source: David Evans.)
Thomas Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.5

Family

Hannah Delves
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Hannah Delves on 14 April 1789 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, Thomas is "of Hellingly".2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname ACKHURST."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Benjamin of Hellingly 1800, Film :1886100, image: 344."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "49 years."
  5. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."

Samuel Akehurst

b. 16 November 1765, d. 1827
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     Samuel Akehurst was baptized on 16 November 1765 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname spelt ACKHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Samuel Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 29 September 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; Note: Signs his name John ACKHURST, although name spelt AKEHURST in the first few lines of the will.2
There is possibly a removal order for Samuel from Eastbourne to Hellingly in 1784 in the Eastbourne Overseers of the Poor records. Needs further investigation (ESRO: DE/B 24/59.)
Samuel Akehurst married Elizabeth Christian on 27 October 1789 at Pevensey, Sussex, England, Both of this parish; witnesses: John Breden and John Christian.3
Samuel Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.4,5
The will of Samuel's brother, Henry Akehurst of Lewes, confirms that Samuel was living in Pevensey.
Samuel Akehurst died in 1827 at Pevensey, Sussex, England.
Samuel Akehurst was buried on 18 September 1827 at St Nicholas, Pevensey, Sussex, England, " age 61 years."6
Samuel Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.7

Family

Elizabeth Christian b. c 1766, d. 1827
Marriage*
Samuel Akehurst married Elizabeth Christian on 27 October 1789 at Pevensey, Sussex, England, Both of this parish; witnesses: John Breden and John Christian.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname ACKHURST."
  2. [S651] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 29 Sep 1777, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 23 Sep 1783. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  5. [S673] Will of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 29 May 1816, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Mar 1818. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104).
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."

Henry Akehurst

b. 1 July 1769, d. 1818
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
Signature of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, 1816.
     Henry Akehurst was baptized on 1 July 1769 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Henry Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 29 September 1777 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; Note: Signs his name John ACKHURST, although name spelt AKEHURST in the first few lines of the will.2
Henry's own will made in 1816 indicates that he probably never married.
Henry Akehurst was a servant to Mrs Sarah Mason of Lewes in 1816.
Henry Akehurst left a will made on 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.3,4
Will of Henry AKEHURST of Lewes, 1818
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104)
Made: 29 May 1816
Proved: 25 March 1818
This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Akehurst of Lewes in the County of Sussex, servant to Mrs. Mason. First I order and direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving and executing this my Will, be paid and discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named. Also I give and beseech to each of my brothers, John Akehurst of Hellingly, my brother William Akehurst of Mayfield and my brother Samuel Akehurst of Pevensey, all in the said county, one hundred pounds a piece. Also I give and bequeath to each of the wives of my said brothers John and Samuel Akehurst, the sum of nineteen guineas a piece and to my sister in law Hannah, the widow of my late brother Thomas Akehurst deceased, the sum of nineteen guineas. Also I give and bequeath unto each of the children of my said late brother Thomas, that is to say Henry Akehurst, John Akehurst, James Akehurst, Stephen Akehurst, Elizabeth Akehurst and Harriet Akehurst, the sum of ten pounds a piece; and to each of the children of my said brother Samuel Akehurst that may be living at the time of my decease, the sum of ten pounds a piece, except his daughter Elizabeth to whom I give the sum of fifteen pounds. Also I give to each of the children of my said brother William that may be living at the time of my decease, the sum of ten pounds a piece. Also I give to each of my God children viz John, son of Thomas Holman of Hellingly aforesaid and John, son of George Bayley of Lewes, the sum of five pounds a piece. And to my fellow servant, Ann Tingley, five pounds if she shall be living in the service of Mrs Mason at the time of my decease, otherwise not. All which said legacies I direct shall be paid within twelve months next after my decease. Also I give unto my respected Mistress, Mrs Sarah Mason of Lewes aforesaid, a mourning ring which I request her to accept as a mark of my respect for her. Also I give unto my brother John Akehurst, my bureau and bookcase and to my nephew John Akehurst, son of my late brother Thomas, my watch with its chain and appurtenances. Also I give to the poor people of the Parish of Hellingly, aforesaid five pounds to be distributed amongst such of them and in such portion as my Executors shall think proper on Saint Thomas’ day next after my decease. And I direct that my remains shall be buried in a grave in the burying ground of the said Church of Hellingly and that a decent monumental inscription shall be placed over the same by my Executors. All the rest residue and remainder of my goods, chattels and personal estate after payment of legacies and paying expenses of executing this my Will, I give and bequeath to each of my brothers as shall be living at the time of my decease to be equally divided between them, share and share alike. And lastly I make constitute and appoint my said brother John Akehurst and my friend John Pitcher of Hellingly, Executors of this my last Will and Testament to each of whom I give the sum of five pounds as a compensation for their trouble.
In witness whereof I the said Henry Akehurst to this my last Will and Testament have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
Henry Akehurst
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the within named Henry Akehurst 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 other have subscribed our names as witnesses
J (or T?) Woollgar, W Woollgar , Lewes
25th March 1818 Then were sworn John Akehurst and John Pitcher the Executors named in the said Will To whom was committed the burdhen(?) of the execution thereof Sworn also that the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased do not amount in value unto Eight hundred pounds.
(Transcribed by Sharon Ingersole, 30 March 2017.)
Henry Akehurst died in 1818 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Henry Akehurst was buried on 16 March 1818 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 48 years", of Lewes St Michael.5
His estate was probated on 25 March 1818 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, value £800.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname AKEHURST."
  2. [S651] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 29 Sep 1777, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 23 Sep 1783. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/64/667).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "film 1886178, image 218."
  4. [S673] Will of Henry Akehurst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 29 May 1816, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 Mar 1818. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/73/104).
  5. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Richard Akehurst

b. circa 1693, d. 1735
     Richard Akehurst was born circa 1693 at Sussex, England.
Possibilities for Richard:
1. Richard Akehurst baptised 6 Apr 1684 at Mayfield, son of John and Frances Akehurst (SFHG baptism index).
2. Richard Akehurst baptised 29 Jun 1684 at Lewes Southover St John the Baptist, son of Richard and Anne Akehurst (SFHG baptism index).
(Note: parents would be Richard Akehurst of Eastbourne married Ann Novice at Lewes All Saints on 23 Sep 1680.)
3. Richard could be an unrecorded baptism c1693 for Richard Akehurst senior (1669-1747) and Elizabeth (c1673-1722) of Hellingly.
There is also Richard Akehurst baptised 4 Oct 1691 at Northiam son of John and Sarah Akehurst but he was buried there 15 Nov 1691.
Richard Akehurst married Elizabeth Blaber, daughter of John Blaber and Dorothy Medhurst, on 26 January 1715/16 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Richard Akehurst died in 1735 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Richard Akehurst was buried on 25 October 1735 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "Akehurst."2

Family

Elizabeth Blaber b. 11 Jan 1694/95, d. 1755
Marriage*
Richard Akehurst married Elizabeth Blaber, daughter of John Blaber and Dorothy Medhurst, on 26 January 1715/16 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

Elizabeth Blaber

b. 11 January 1694/95, d. 1755
FatherJohn Blaber
MotherDorothy Medhurst
     Elizabeth Blaber was baptized on 11 January 1694/95 at St Mary Magdalene, Wartling, Sussex, England, only possiblity from SFHG index.1 She was the daughter of John Blaber and Dorothy Medhurst.
Elizabeth Blaber married Richard Akehurst on 26 January 1715/16 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
As of 26 January 1715/16, her married name was Akehurst.
Elizabeth Blaber died in 1755 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
In the Poor Book of the parish of Hellingly (1747-1764) records that they (Overseers of the Poor?) met at the house of Widow Akehurst on 3 Feb 1755.
On that same day it also recorded that: John Akehurst is to keep Jane Oxley (aged 7 years) youngest girl of Wm Oxley decd. from this day to Lady Day 1756 for 3 pounds 10 shillings.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-NRW?mode=g&i=196&cat=216231
(image 197 of 919) (ESRO PAR 375/31/1/2.)3
Elizabeth Blaber was buried on 31 December 1755 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "widow."4

Family

Richard Akehurst b. c 1693, d. 1735
Marriage*
Elizabeth Blaber married Richard Akehurst on 26 January 1715/16 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D1X3-V2L."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widow."

Richard Akehurst

b. 16 January 1669, d. 1747
FatherSamuel Akehurst b. c 1640, d. 1685
MotherMary Maides
     Richard Akehurst was born in 1669 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Richard Akehurst was baptized on 16 January 1669 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Akehurst and Mary Maides.
Richard Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1690 at Sussex, England.
Richard Akehurst died in 1747 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Richard Akehurst was buried on 13 January 1746/47 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "age 80 years" (Ackhurst.)2

Family

Elizabeth (?) b. c 1673, d. 1722
Marriage*
Richard Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1690 at Sussex, England
Children

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-DGL : 11 February 2018, Richard Akhurst, 16 Jan 1669); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 942.25 H3 V26F."
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth (?)

b. circa 1673, d. 1722
     Elizabeth (?) was baptized circa 1673 at Sussex, England.
Elizabeth (?) married Richard Akehurst, son of Samuel Akehurst and Mary Maides, circa 1690 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1690, her married name was Akehurst.
Elizabeth (?) died in 1722 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth (?) was buried on 22 April 1722 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Family

Richard Akehurst b. 16 Jan 1669, d. 1747
Marriage*
Elizabeth (?) married Richard Akehurst, son of Samuel Akehurst and Mary Maides, circa 1690 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Samuel Akehurst

b. circa 1640, d. 1685
     Samuel Akehurst was born circa 1640 at Sussex, England.
Samuel Akehurst married Mary Maides on 18 September 1668 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
Samuel Akehurst died in 1685 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Samuel Akehurst was buried on 20 November 1685 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "clerk of Hellingly."2

Family

Mary Maides
Marriage*
Samuel Akehurst married Mary Maides on 18 September 1668 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

Mary Maides

     Mary Maides married Samuel Akehurst on 18 September 1668 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
As of 18 September 1668, her married name was Akehurst.

Family

Samuel Akehurst b. c 1640, d. 1685
Marriage*
Mary Maides married Samuel Akehurst on 18 September 1668 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 24 May 1601, d. 1657
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1565, d. 1630
MotherMary (?) b. c 1580, d. Nov 1639
     John Akehurst was baptized on 24 May 1601 at All Saints, Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Mary (?)
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.2
John Akehurst and Anna Newington obtained a marriage licence on 29 October 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly, gent; Hannah [sic] of Ticehurst. Sponsors: John Akehurst and William Archer, Hellingly, gent.3
John Akehurst married Anna Newington, daughter of Ann (?), on 31 October 1631 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Mr and Ann.3
In 1648 Richard FARNCOMB transferred various lands inherited, including “a piece of land called Mollgreene, one and a half acres, and a messuage or dwelling house and windmill built thereon, with appurtenances, situate in the parish of St Mary in the Castle … to the uses of John Akehurst of Hastings, yeoman.” ESRO: MIL 3/16/1 cited by Lawes & Dance.
John Akehurst was a lessee/ironmaster who operated an iron furnace in Warbleton called Cowbeech (Cralle) Forge and Furnace, and also rented Steel Forge. This from the Wealden Iron Research Group:
John Akehurst of Crawle was presumably occupying the furnace in 1649 when he was purchasing mine from Clippenham, from Lord Dacre, and also renting Steel forge (Daniel Tyssen 1872: 262; Essex RO D/DL/E22). In 1653 he was casting shot for the Office of Ordnance (TNA SP 18/39/31). The furnace and the forge both operated in 1653 but were ruined by 1664. A road leading to Cowbeech forge was mentioned in 1655 and 1693 (ESRO SAS RF3/89 and 4/2).4
Title: Bargain and Sale
Date: 6 Apr 1654
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: SAS/PN 420
Description: JOHN AKEHURST the elder of Warbleton, gent., and his son and heir JOHN AKEHURST the younger, to THOMAS DELVE of Herstmonceux, yeoman - for £120 - of 2 pieces of fresh marsh land called Harebettinge Marsh containing 9 acres in Hailsham, bounding to lands of John Fuller, E., John Read, W., Richard Waterhouse, S. and the common sewer, N
Signatures destroyed by removal of tags
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- John Smith, Richard Dicker.
John Akehurst died in 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst left a will made on 6 August 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.5
Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, 1657
(PCC: PROB 11/268/302)
Made: 5 Aug 1657
Proved: 21 Oct 1657
In the name of God Amen I John Akehurst of Warbleton in the Countye of Sussex gent beinge of perfect memorie & understandinge (praised be God) doe constitute and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First I comit my Soule to God And my bodye to the earth trusting in the meritts of Christ that after death shall putt an end to my mortall Condicon I shall live with him in glory Item I give to the poore of Warbleton and of Hellingly Five poundes a peece To be paid within one yeare after my decease by myne Executors Item I give to my brother Thomas Akehurst And to my sisters Mary Rest Anne Francke and Deborah Winter to each of them a ringe of gould of twenty shillings price To be delivered to them within one yeare after my death by myne Executrice Item I give to my Daughter Anne Fourteene hundred poundes And to my // Daughter Mary fourteene hundred poundes One thousand poundes I appoint to be paid to either of them within one yeare after my Decease And thirty poundes to each of them for their maintenance to be paid to them within that year And I appoint that the other fower hundred poundes given to each of them shalbe paid to them within three yeares after my decease And if either of my Daughters shall depart this life unmarryed before any of the payments aforesaid shalbe due my minde is that her porcon shalbe equally devided betwixt my sonne John and my other daughter surviveinge Item I give all my underwoodes in Hellingly unto myne Executrice with full liberty of three yeares for the fellinge coalinge and carryinge away the said Coales and Woodes Item I give to my sonne John Tenne poundes to be paid to him within one yeare after my decease Item I give to my wife Anne Twoe hundred poundes and halfe myne houshold and her dwellinge in the house of Crawe and the benefitt of the gardens and Tenne Cords of wood and fower hundred of faggotts during my Lease of the said Crawl And my will is that my daughters Anne and Mary shall have the lynnen that they have spunne & made Item I give to my mother Anne Stonestreete fourteene poundes by the yeare in consideracon of her Annuitye wch shee resigned to be paid to her quarterlye by myne Executrice and in case there be a faylinge of payment I doe give her and an[N]uitye of fourteene poundes out of all my land to be paid as formerlie with liberty of distreyninge Item I give Richard Dicker Five poundes to be paid within a yeare after my decease Item to John Pigherst Mary Daw and Joseph Rogers Twenty shillinges a peece Item I give to my Cosin John Goldinge a gold ringe of Fortye shillinges And to Mr Joseph Newnigton and Mr Richard Weller a ringe of gold of three poundes a peece as a token of my love And I make and ordeyne my wife Anne sole and onely Executrice of this my will And my will is that my debts and legacies beinge paid that the overplus of my estate shall be given to my sonne John And I appoint Mr Joseph Newnigton and Mr Richard Weller Overseers of this my Will Desiringe them to assist my wife mine Executrice with their best advice and Counsell In wittnes whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale this present 5t of August 1657
John Akehurst Published and declared in the presence of Ri. Weller Richard Deles Letitia Delves Richard Dicker The marke of John Pigherst
Probate: 21st October to Anne Akehurst, relict and executrix.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 9 September 2018 for Geoffrey Barber.)

John Akehurst was buried on 12 August 1657 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "Mr. of Warbleton."6
The burial at Hellingly was also recorded at Warbleton "12 Aug 1657 at Hellingly, gent who lived and dyed in this parish [Warbleton].6
His estate was probated on 21 October 1657 at London, Middlesex, England.

Family

Anna Newington b. c 1610, d. c 1693
Marriage License*
John Akehurst and Anna Newington obtained a marriage licence on 29 October 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly, gent; Hannah [sic] of Ticehurst. Sponsors: John Akehurst and William Archer, Hellingly, gent.3 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Anna Newington, daughter of Ann (?), on 31 October 1631 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Mr and Ann.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KG8J-FPV : 7 December 2017), John Akeherst, 1601."
  2. [S685] Will of Joan Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1602, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jul 1604. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/12/21).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S717] Website "Wealden Iron Research Group Database" (http://www.wirgdata.org/).
  5. [S773] Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 5 Aug 1657, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 Oct 1657. (TNA: PROB 11/268/302).
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Anna Newington

b. circa 1610, d. circa 1693
MotherAnn (?)
     Anna Newington was born circa 1610 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Ann (?)
Anna Newington was also known as Anne.
Anna Newington and John Akehurst obtained a marriage licence on 29 October 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly, gent; Hannah [sic] of Ticehurst. Sponsors: John Akehurst and William Archer, Hellingly, gent.1
Anna Newington married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Mary (?), on 31 October 1631 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Mr and Ann.1
As of 31 October 1631, her married name was Akehurst.
Anna Newington is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 6 August 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.2
Anna Newington left a will made on February 1664 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.3
Will of Anna Akehurst of Warbleton, 1693/94
(TNA: PROB 11/418/248)
Made: Feb 1664, updated 26 May 1668
Proved: 29 Jan 1693/94
Be it known to all whom this may concern, that I Anna Akehurst of Cralle in the Parish of Warbeltun in Sussex Widow in perfect memory doe make this my last Will and Testament. I bequeath my body to the earth and my soul unto God my Creator trusting in the merits of Jesus Christ that after death shall putt an end to my mortal condicion I shall live with him in Glory. Item I give unto poor Christians that are in want Six pounds to be distributed by my daughter Anna Akehurst out of my rents due to me. Item I give unto my sonne John Akehurst the half yeares rent of the Mill called Hamonds Mill which was due to me at the Middsummer last he paying out of it all that is due or will be for the repairations of that Mill and Akehurst Farm. Item I give unto my daughter Anna Akehurst all my weareing apparrell and all my papers and writings and all those bookes and gold and plate and linnen and pewter and bedds blanketts and ruggs all belonging to them and the Trunk and Chest and boxes and all that household that is mine by agreement made between me and my sonn I give unto my daughter Anna Akehurst and all my rent and money due to me from William Whatman and Edward Braser except Three pounds which my Will is my daughter Anna Akehurst shall give unto my maid Mary Snepe out of the said rent and if she be dwelling with me at the time of my death. If she does not dwell with me at the time of my death Then I give it to my Daughter Anna Akehurst. Also I Will unto Mary Snepe my black new stuff gowne and what old Clothes my daughter thinkes fitt to give her. Item [I] will unto my Cosen Mr Joseph Newington and his wife either of them a gold ring of Twenty Shillings Tenn Shillings apeece. And I Will unto Mr Weler and his wife either of them a ring of Tenn shillings. And I doe will unto my Cozen Goulding at London and his wife either of them a ring of Twenty shillings Tenn shillings apeece. And I doe appoint Joseph Newington and Mr Richard Weler my Overseers in trust to see this my Will performed. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale February 1664 Anna Akehurst Witness hereunto Benjamin Newington The marke of Mary Snep.
But if it should happen That my daughter Anna Akehurst should dye before she marry that she have no heires of her own body Then my Will is that she hath left my goods and my Land and house should be given to my sonn John, her Brother. This below of my house and Land was written and the other cutt off by me in May the Twenty sixth 1668 whereunto I have sett my hand Anna Akehurst
Vicesimo nono die mensis Januarii Anno Domini (stilo Anglia) Millesimo sexcentesimo nonagesimo tertio emanavit Commissio Anna Capstock als Akehurst uxor Georgii Capstock filia naturali et legitima and unici proli superstiti et Legataria principali nominat in Testamento Anna Akehurst Vidua defuncta heritis etc Ad administrand bona jura et credita dicta defuncta iuxta tenorem et effectum Testamenti ipsius defuncta (Eo quod nullum ….. nominaverit Executorum) de bene et fideliter administrando eadem ad sancta Dei Evangelia jurat Literis Administrationis bonorum etc dicta defuncta tanquam ab intestate deceden als mense Martii Anno Domini Millesimo sexcentesimo nonagesimo tertio cuidam Johanni Akehurst filio dicta defuncta commissis et concessis ratione mortis dicti Johannis Akehurst res satis et expiratis pro ut ex Actis dicta Curia liquet
The 29th day of the month of January in the year of our Lord (English style) one thousand six hundred and ninety-three issued forth a commission to Anna Capstock otherwise Akehurst the wife of George Capstock the natural and legitimate daughter and only surviving issue and principal legatee named in the will of Anna Akehurst widow deceased heir etc. to administer the goods and credits of the said deceased according to the intent and effect of the will of the said deceased (having named no executor) she having sworn upon the Holy Gospels well and faithfully to administer letters of administration of the goods etc of the said deceased on account of a certain John Akehurst son of the said deceased dying intestate in the month of March in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninety three commissioned and granted by reason of the death of the said John Akehurst and expired as is made clear by the acts of the said court
(Transcription supplied by Geoff Barber July 2016. Latin translation by Claire Wickens.)
Anna Newington died circa 1693 at Sussex, England.
Her estate was probated on 29 January 1693/94 at Sussex, England.

Family

John Akehurst b. 24 May 1601, d. 1657
Marriage License
Anna Newington and John Akehurst obtained a marriage licence on 29 October 1631 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hellingly, gent; Hannah [sic] of Ticehurst. Sponsors: John Akehurst and William Archer, Hellingly, gent.1 
Marriage*
Anna Newington married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Mary (?), on 31 October 1631 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Mr and Ann.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S773] Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 5 Aug 1657, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 Oct 1657. (TNA: PROB 11/268/302).
  3. [S774] Will of Anna Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 26 May 1668, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 29 Jan 1694. (TNA: PROB 11/418/248).

Robert Lipscomb

b. 27 April 1760, d. 9 March 1838
FatherWilliam Lipscomb b. 24 Sep 1727
MotherMary Cornfool b. c 1730
     Robert Lipscomb was born in 1760 at Tudeley, Kent, England.
Robert Lipscomb was baptized on 27 April 1760 at Tudeley, Kent, England.1 He was the son of William Lipscomb and Mary Cornfool.
Robert Lipscomb married Hannah Pocock, daughter of William Pocock and Hannah (?), on 20 August 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Robert Lipscomb witnessed the probate of the estate of Robert Lipscomb on 26 December 1799 at Court of Rochester, Kent, England; Executors were Robert Lipscomb and George Children Esq. The probate entry had a figure of 1000 pounds written next to it, presumably indicating the value of the estate. (National Archives, IR 26/401/40). The executor Robert Lipscomb is thought to be a cousin of Robert, and the son of his brother William Lipscomb.3
Robert Lipscomb was a yeoman in 1838.4
Robert Lipscomb left a will made on 22 February 1838 at London, England: Witnesses: Richard Cook of Penshurst and William Gaham, Tonbridge.4
Robert Lipscomb died on 9 March 1838 at Penshurst, Kent, England, at age 77. "age 77 years."
His estate was probated on 1 June 1838 at London, England.4
The Penshurst Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions record:
Hannah wife of Robert LIPSCOMB of this parish died 4 January 1819 aged 64 years left issue 3 children viz Martha, Mary & Robert also Robert Lipscomb died 9 March 1838 aged 77 years
(Source: Kent Archaeological Society: Some Monumental Inscriptions of Penshurst Churchyard, Noted by Leland L. Duncan August 1919.)

Family

Hannah Pocock b. 3 Jul 1754, d. 4 Jan 1819
Marriage*
Robert Lipscomb married Hannah Pocock, daughter of William Pocock and Hannah (?), on 20 August 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992538."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142 IT 2."
  3. [S343] Abstract of Will of Robert Lipscombe of Tonbridge, Kent, England, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 26 Dec 1799. (TNA: IR/26/401/40).
  4. [S471] Will of Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, Kent, England, made 22 Feb 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 Jun 1838. (TNA: PROB 11/1896/2360).

Hannah Pocock

b. 3 July 1754, d. 4 January 1819
FatherWilliam Pocock
MotherHannah (?)
     Hannah Pocock was born in 1754 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Hannah Pocock was baptized on 3 July 1754 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of William Pocock and Hannah (?)
Hannah Pocock married Robert Lipscomb, son of William Lipscomb and Mary Cornfool, on 20 August 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
As of 20 August 1789, her married name was Lipscomb.
Hannah Pocock died on 4 January 1819 at Penshurst, Kent, England, at age 64. "age 64 years."
The Penshurst Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions record:
Hannah wife of Robert LIPSCOMB of this parish died 4 January 1819 aged 64 years left issue 3 children viz Martha, Mary & Robert also Robert Lipscomb died 9 March 1838 aged 77 years
(Source: Kent Archaeological Society: Some Monumental Inscriptions of Penshurst Churchyard, Noted by Leland L. Duncan August 1919.)

Family

Robert Lipscomb b. 27 Apr 1760, d. 9 Mar 1838
Marriage*
Hannah Pocock married Robert Lipscomb, son of William Lipscomb and Mary Cornfool, on 20 August 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469268, Item 1."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142 IT 2."

Lucy (?)

     Lucy (?) witnessed the death of Henry Wilkins on 17 June 1883 at Selmeston, Sussex, England; "age 22 years". Cause of death was Morbus Brightis Nramia(?) 48 hours (Brights Disease).1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1883, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 123, age 22 years."

Frederick Knight

b. 25 March 1795, d. 20 December 1862
FatherJohn Knight
MotherMary (?)
     Frederick Knight was baptized on 25 March 1795 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Knight and Mary (?)
Frederick Knight married Sarah Wickens, daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, on 21 January 1819 at Kingston by Lewes, Sussex, England, Sarah is of this parish, Frederick is of Wivelsfield.2
Frederick Knight was a blacksmith in 1829.3
Frederick Knight was a farmer in 1833.4
Frederick Knight was a blacksmith in 1835.5
Frederick Knight died on 20 December 1862 at Lewes, Sussex, England, at age 67.6

Family

Sarah Wickens b. 25 Jan 1795, d. 20 Mar 1877
Marriage*
Frederick Knight married Sarah Wickens, daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, on 21 January 1819 at Kingston by Lewes, Sussex, England, Sarah is of this parish, Frederick is of Wivelsfield.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Place: Wivelsfield, Sussex, England; Date Range: 1573 - 1881; Film Number: 1067384."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "(Elizabeth Knight)."
  4. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "(Ann Knight)."
  5. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "(John Knight)."
  6. [S15] International Genealogical Index (IGI) compiled by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1999 Edition (1999) "unknown cd."

Thomas Richardson

b. circa 1797, d. circa 1854
     Thomas Richardson was born circa 1797 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Thomas Richardson was baptized circa 1797 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Thomas Richardson married Martha Wickens, daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, on 26 December 1827 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England.
Thomas Richardson died circa 1854 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Martha Wickens b. 29 Apr 1798, d. c 1863
Marriage*
Thomas Richardson married Martha Wickens, daughter of Richard Wickens and Sarah Belchamber, on 26 December 1827 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England
Child

Thomas Richardson

b. 1838
FatherThomas Richardson b. c 1797, d. c 1854
MotherMartha Wickens b. 29 Apr 1798, d. c 1863
     Thomas Richardson was born in 1838 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Richardson and Martha Wickens.
Thomas Richardson married Ellen Napper on 16 August 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Ellen Napper b. 27 Sep 1841, d. 1921
Marriage*
Thomas Richardson married Ellen Napper on 16 August 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England

Ellen Napper

b. 27 September 1841, d. 1921
     Ellen Napper was born on 27 September 1841 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Ellen Napper married Thomas Richardson, son of Thomas Richardson and Martha Wickens, on 16 August 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
As of 16 August 1863, her married name was Richardson.
Ellen Napper died in 1921 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Thomas Richardson b. 1838
Marriage*
Ellen Napper married Thomas Richardson, son of Thomas Richardson and Martha Wickens, on 16 August 1863 at Brighton, Sussex, England

Ethel N Scroggins

     Ethel N Scroggins married Walter James Lamkin, son of Alfred Lamkin and Annie Barber, in 1934 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
As of 1934, her married name was Lamkin.

Family

Walter James Lamkin b. 1905
Marriage*
Ethel N Scroggins married Walter James Lamkin, son of Alfred Lamkin and Annie Barber, in 1934 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1934, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 585."

John Barnard

b. 1834
FatherJohn Barnard
     John Barnard was born in 1834 at Willingdon, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Barnard.
John Barnard married Fanny Wilkins, daughter of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis, in August 1859 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
John Barnard was a bricklayer on 22 June 1864.
In 1881 John Barnard and Fanny Wilkins lived at Islington, London, England.1

Family

Fanny Wilkins b. 16 Sep 1838, d. 1905
Marriage*
John Barnard married Fanny Wilkins, daughter of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis, in August 1859 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England,.

William Barnard

b. circa 1860
FatherJohn Barnard b. 1834
MotherFanny Wilkins b. 16 Sep 1838, d. 1905
     William Barnard was born circa 1860 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Barnard and Fanny Wilkins.

Emma Barnard

b. circa 1862
FatherJohn Barnard b. 1834
MotherFanny Wilkins b. 16 Sep 1838, d. 1905
     Emma Barnard was born circa 1862 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Barnard and Fanny Wilkins.

Caroline Barnard

b. 1863
FatherJohn Barnard b. 1834
MotherFanny Wilkins b. 16 Sep 1838, d. 1905
     Caroline Barnard was born in 1863 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Barnard and Fanny Wilkins.

John Barnard

     John Barnard was a carpenter on 22 June 1864.

Family

Child

Abednego Breade

      Abednego's first wife was buried on 2 Nov 1640 at Rotherfield. Her first name is not given, just says "wife of Abednigo Breade."1
Abednego Breade and Frances Barber alias Nynne obtained a marriage licence on 6 March 1640/41 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.
Abednego Breade married Frances Barber alias Nynne, daughter of George Barber alias Nynne and Elizabeth Godsell, on 11 March 1640/41 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Family

Frances Barber alias Nynne b. 16 Mar 1588/89, d. 1648
Marriage License*
Abednego Breade and Frances Barber alias Nynne obtained a marriage licence on 6 March 1640/41 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England
Marriage
Abednego Breade married Frances Barber alias Nynne, daughter of George Barber alias Nynne and Elizabeth Godsell, on 11 March 1640/41 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).

Elizabeth Morley

     Elizabeth Morley married William Bowden, son of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne, on 29 April 1656 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, William is a tanner of this parish; Elizabeth is of Sevenoaks.1,2
Elizabeth Morley married William Bowden, son of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne, on 14 May 1656 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England, William is of Ticehurst, son of Elizabeth Weston of Heathfield; Elizabeth is dau. of Mary White of this parish.1
As of 14 May 1656, her married name was Bowden.

Family

William Bowden b. 13 Sep 1629
Marriage
Elizabeth Morley married William Bowden, son of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne, on 29 April 1656 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, William is a tanner of this parish; Elizabeth is of Sevenoaks.1,2 
Marriage*
Elizabeth Morley married William Bowden, son of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne, on 14 May 1656 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England, William is of Ticehurst, son of Elizabeth Weston of Heathfield; Elizabeth is dau. of Mary White of this parish.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number 001894292; Digital Folder Number 004427686."

Ann Ellis

b. 4 July 1813, d. 1826
FatherSamuel Ellis b. c 1786
MotherAnn Dunk b. 1 Dec 1794, d. 1819
     Ann Ellis was born in 1813 at Westham, Sussex, England.
Ann Ellis was baptized on 4 July 1813 at St Mary, Westham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Ellis and Ann Dunk.
Ann Ellis died in 1826 at Westham, Sussex, England.2
Ann Ellis was buried on 2 April 1826 at St Mary, Westham, Sussex, England, "age 12 years."2

Citations

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