Benjamin Botten

b. circa 1846
     Benjamin Botten was born circa 1846 at Frant, Sussex, England.
Benjamin Botten married Martha Morris, daughter of George Morris and Hannah Bishop, on 20 April 1873 at Croydon, Surrey, England.

Family

Martha Morris b. c 1843
Marriage*
Benjamin Botten married Martha Morris, daughter of George Morris and Hannah Bishop, on 20 April 1873 at Croydon, Surrey, England

John Akehurst

b. circa 1730, d. 1773
     John Akehurst was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England.
There are only two possibilities for this marriage in the Sussex Marriage Index:
John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash,     marr. 24 Jun 1751
John Ackhurst and Elizabeth Fuller,     marr. 14 Nov 1751
However, it is possible that the marriage occurred c1751 in Berwick. There is a gap in the Berwick marriages in the Sussex Marriage Index 1750-1754.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1753 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst died in 1773 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 14 April 1773 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1753 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,.

Elizabeth (?)

     Elizabeth (?) married John Akehurst circa 1753 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1753, her married name was Akehurst.

Family

John Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1773
Marriage*
Elizabeth (?) married John Akehurst circa 1753 at Sussex, England
Children

Mary Akehurst

b. 20 July 1755
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1773
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Mary Akehurst was baptized on 20 July 1755 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 17 August 1760
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1730, d. 1773
MotherElizabeth (?)
     William Akehurst was baptized on 17 August 1760 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
William Akehurst and Lydia Lower obtained a marriage licence on 18 February 1792 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Willian is 30 bachelor of Berwick, yeoman, Lydia is 30, spinster of Alfriston.2
William Akehurst married Lydia Lower, daughter of Henry Lower and Elizabeth Turle, on 19 February 1792 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.2
Possible burial of William 21 Sep 1801 at Berwick.

Family

Lydia Lower b. 9 Mar 1759
Marriage License*
William Akehurst and Lydia Lower obtained a marriage licence on 18 February 1792 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Willian is 30 bachelor of Berwick, yeoman, Lydia is 30, spinster of Alfriston.2 
Marriage
William Akehurst married Lydia Lower, daughter of Henry Lower and Elizabeth Turle, on 19 February 1792 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.2 

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.

William Akehurst

b. 23 June 1717
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
MotherKatherine Kingswood d. 1734
     William Akehurst was baptized on 23 June 1717 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Akehurst and Katherine Kingswood.
13th February 1730. William Akehurst, son of Wm. Akehurst of Folkington/Falkington, East Sussex, apprenticed to Stephen Maynard, Cordwainer, of Hailsham, East Sussex.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 1; Entry: 1758."

Elizabeth (?)

     Elizabeth (?) married William Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Sarah Hart, circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1750, her married name was Akehurst.
The marriage of William Akehurst and Elizabeth does not appear to be in the Sussex Marriage Index. The nearest possibility is William Akehurst (of Hurstmonceux) married to Elizabeth Message (of the same parish) at Wartling on 24 Jul 1739. There are gaps in the marriage records for Berwick 1746 to 49 and 1750 to 1754 which could explain this. There is also a gap in the marriage register for neighbouring Alfriston 1746-1751.1
There are no more entries in the Berwick parish registers (baptism or burial) for this family after the burial of daughter Mary in 1753.
There is an illegitimate William Akehurst baptised 20 Nov 1784 daughter of Hannah (Akehurst).
There is a possible burial for Elizabeth Akehurst on 13 Jan 1830 at Alfriston (age 89 years).2

Family

William Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
Marriage*
Elizabeth (?) married William Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Sarah Hart, circa 1750 at Sussex, England
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,.

Sarah Akehurst

b. 1 April 1750
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Sarah Akehurst was baptized on 1 April 1750 at Bishopstone, Sussex, England.1
Note that this baptism is the only entry in the Bishopstone parish registers (baptisms and burials) for the surname Akehurst and variants. She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Sarah Akehurst married Henry Machine on 2 May 1774 at Alfriston, Sussex, England, Henry of Maresfield.2
As of 2 May 1774, her married name was Machine.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Henry Machine
Marriage*
Sarah Akehurst married Henry Machine on 2 May 1774 at Alfriston, Sussex, England, Henry of Maresfield.2 

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.

William Akehurst

b. 2 October 1678, d. 1740
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
MotherMary (?)
Signature of William Akehurst of Folkington, 1738.
     William Akehurst was baptized on 2 October 1678 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary (?)
William Akehurst married Mary Newington on 20 May 1707 at Folkington, Sussex, England.2
The will of Joanna Argles of Fletching, widow, 15 April 1708, leaves property to William Akehurst. It is not known how Joanna Argles fits into the family yet. In summary:
Devises tenement, gardens, orchards and 9acres land in Folkington to nephew William Akehurst of Folkington and his issue, in default to grandson, Thomas Argles of Fletching.
Bequeaths to brother-in-law John Bird £10; brother-in-law Richard Browne of Little Horsted £5; to grandson Thomas Argles, the residue, making him executor
Witnesses: Ralph Beard, Margaret Page, Thomas Ellis
(ESRO: AMS993)
(Note: Mr Thomas Argels of Fletching married Joanna Byrd of Sandhurst on 23 Oct 1684 at Bodiam, Sussex).
William Akehurst married Katherine Kingswood on 5 July 1713 at Willingdon, Sussex, England, William is of Folkington.2
William Akehurst was a witness: 13th February 1730. William Akehurst, son of Wm. Akehurst of Folkington/Falkington, East Sussex, apprenticed to Stephen Maynard, Cordwainer, of Hailsham, East Sussex.3
William Akehurst left a will made on 31 July 1738 at Folkington, Sussex, England.4,5
The will made by William Akehurst of Folkington, husbandman, leaves copyhold property with appurtenances of about 1 acre, (late Argles heretofore Akehursts and formerly Hollingbones), yearly rent of 9d and other services to lord of the manor of Folkington left to daughter Joanna Akehurst.
The remainder of estate is left to daughters Joanna Akehurst and Mary Akehurst, joint executrixes. The full will reads:
Will of William Akehurst of Folkington, 1741
(ESRO: PBT/1/1/56/199)
Made: 31 July 1738
Proved: 30 July 1741
www.familysearch.org (film no: ; image no: )
In the name of God Amen I William Akehurst of Folkington in the county of Sussex husbandman being in good health and of sound Mind, Memory and Understanding (praise be to Almighty God for the same) considering the Frailty of my own health the Certainty of Death and the Uncertainty of the time of my Departure out of this Mortall Life Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament Hereby revoking and makeing void All former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First and principally I recomend my Soul unto Almighty God hoping and assuredly believing in and through the Meritts Death and passion of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have His pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and Everlasting Life And as for my Body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrixes hereinafter named And as for the worldly Estate wherewith God of his Great Goodness hath blessed me I give devise bequeath and dispose thereof in manner following (to witt) First Whereas I have Surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the Mannor of Folkington in the said County All that my One peice or parcell of Customary or Copyhold Land with the Appurtenances containing by Estimation one Acre more or less in the parish of Folkington aforesaid and holden of the said Mannor by the yearly rent of Nine pence and other Services late Argles heretofore Akehursts and formerly Hollingbones To the use and behoofe of such person and persons and for such Estate and Estates as I the said William Akehurst should in and by my last Will and Testament in writing give Devise Direct limitt or appoint the same and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever Now I do hereby in persueance and by virtue of the said Surrender give and devise All that my said piece or parcell of Customary or Copyhold Land and premisses holden of the said Manor of Folkington with the Appurtenances unto my daughter** Joanna Akehurst To hold the same Land and premises and every part thereof with the Appurtenances unto my said Daughter Joanna Akehurst and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such issue to the right heirs of me the said William Akehurst forever And as for All the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels Rights Creditts and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (after payment of my just Debts and funeral Expenses) I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Joanna Akehurst and Mary Akehurst And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said Two daughters joynt Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament In testimony whereof I the said William Akehurst have to this my last will and Testament sett my hand and seal the Thirty first day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight
Signed Sealed published and Declared by the same William
Akehurst the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament                                    
in the presence of us who likewise Subscribed our Named as
William Akehurst
Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator
**The Word [daughter] being first interlined
Nic Gilbert
Thos Parham Junr          
John Brook
30th July 1741
Then was sworn Joanna Akehurst one of the Executrixes of this will to whom was committed the burden of the execution thereof (power being reserved of granting the like commission unto Mary Akehurst the other Executrix when she shall come in due form of Law to ask the same).
Sworn also that the Effects of the Deceased do not amount to Twenty Pounds, by me.
Ed. Lund Snr.
(Transcribed by Morwenna Akehurst, 30 March 2017.)

William Akehurst died in 1740 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
William Akehurst was buried on 19 September 1740 at Folkington, Sussex, England, Surname spelt ACKHURST.
His estate was probated on 30 July 1741 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family 1

Mary Newington d. 1712
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Mary Newington on 20 May 1707 at Folkington, Sussex, England.2 
Child

Family 2

Katherine Kingswood d. 1734
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Katherine Kingswood on 5 July 1713 at Willingdon, Sussex, England, William is of Folkington.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. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 1; Entry: 1758."
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film 1886022, image 379."
  5. [S655] Will of William Akehurst of Folkington, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1738, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Jul 1741. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/56/199).

Mary Newington

d. 1712
     Mary Newington married William Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary (?), on 20 May 1707 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1
As of 20 May 1707, her married name was Akehurst.
Mary Newington died in 1712 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
Mary Newington was buried on 20 September 1712 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England, "wife of William."2

Family

William Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
Marriage*
Mary Newington married William Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary (?), on 20 May 1707 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1 
Child

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, "wife of William."

Katherine Kingswood

d. 1734
     Katherine Kingswood married William Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary (?), on 5 July 1713 at Willingdon, Sussex, England, William is of Folkington.1
As of 5 July 1713, her married name was Akehurst.
Katherine Kingswood died in 1734 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
Katherine Kingswood was buried on 6 July 1734 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England, "wife of William."2

Family

William Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
Marriage*
Katherine Kingswood married William Akehurst, son of Thomas Akehurst and Mary (?), on 5 July 1713 at Willingdon, Sussex, England, William is of Folkington.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, "wife of William."

Joanna Akehurst

b. 1 April 1710
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
MotherMary Newington d. 1712
     Joanna Akehurst was baptized on 1 April 1710 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Mary Newington.
Joanna Akehurst is mentioned in the will of William Akehurst dated 31 July 1738 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1,2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film 1886022, image 379."
  2. [S655] Will of William Akehurst of Folkington, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1738, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Jul 1741. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/56/199).

Mary Akehurst

b. 11 July 1714
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 2 Oct 1678, d. 1740
MotherKatherine Kingswood d. 1734
     Mary Akehurst was baptized on 11 July 1714 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Katherine Kingswood.
Mary Akehurst is mentioned in the will of William Akehurst dated 31 July 1738 at Folkington, Sussex, England.1,2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film 1886022, image 379."
  2. [S655] Will of William Akehurst of Folkington, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1738, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 30 Jul 1741. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/56/199).

Thomas Akehurst

b. 28 October 1638
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1638
MotherSarah Bartholomew b. c 1600, d. c 1669
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 28 October 1638 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.
Thomas Akehurst married Sarah (?) circa 1660 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1670 at Sussex, England.

Family 1

Sarah (?) b. c 1640
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Sarah (?) circa 1660 at Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Mary (?)
Marriage*
Thomas Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1670 at Sussex, England
Child

Citations

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

Mary (?)

     Mary (?) married Thomas Akehurst, son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew, circa 1670 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1670, her married name was Akehurst.

Family

Thomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
Marriage*
Mary (?) married Thomas Akehurst, son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew, circa 1670 at Sussex, England
Child

Edward Akehurst

b. circa 1590, d. 1638
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1565, d. 1607
MotherMary Wimshurst
     Edward Akehurst was born circa 1590 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Mary Wimshurst.
Edward Akehurst married Sarah Bartholomew on 16 June 1625 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1
Edward Akehurst died in 1638 at Jevington, Sussex, England.
Edward Akehurst was buried on 15 November 1638 at St Andrew, Jevington, Sussex, England.2
His estate was probated on 21 November 1638 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.3
Twentieth day of November 1638
Which day [details of person making judgement] Surrogate etc. committed the administration of the goods etc. of Edward Akehurst formerly of Jevington deceased intestate to Thomas Akehurst natural and lawful brother of the said deceased well and faithfully to administer etc. on the Holy Gospels etc. sworn the said Thomas of Jevington aforesaid husbandman and Edwardes of the same place yeoman being bound in [the sum of] ___ £10
Inventory exhibited to the total sum of ____ £3 8s 4d
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 5 October 2018.)

Family

Sarah Bartholomew b. c 1600, d. c 1669
Marriage*
Edward Akehurst married Sarah Bartholomew on 16 June 1625 at St Peter, Folkington, 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,.
  3. [S807] Letters of administration of the estate of Edward Akehurst of Jevington, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 1638 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/124A).

Sarah Bartholomew

b. circa 1600, d. circa 1669
     Sarah Bartholomew was born circa 1600 at Sussex, England.
Sarah Bartholomew married Edward Akehurst, son of Edward Akehurst and Mary Wimshurst, on 16 June 1625 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1
As of 16 June 1625, her married name was Akehurst.
Sarah Bartholomew married Edward Bushnell circa 1650 at Sussex, England, (ESRO: SAS/M 198.)
As of circa 1650, her married name was Bushnell.
Title: Copy of court roll of the manor of Folkington: Admission
Date: 28 Apr 1669
ESRO: SAS/M 198
Description: Of THOMAS AKEHURST, younger son and heir of Edward Akehurst and Sara his wife, on death of said Sara afterwards the wife and relict of Edward Bushnell, to above named premises in SAS/M 197.
Sarah Bartholomew died circa 1669 at Sussex, England.

Family 1

Edward Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1638
Marriage*
Sarah Bartholomew married Edward Akehurst, son of Edward Akehurst and Mary Wimshurst, on 16 June 1625 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Family 2

Edward Bushnell
Marriage*
Sarah Bartholomew married Edward Bushnell circa 1650 at Sussex, England, (ESRO: SAS/M 198.) 

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 25 October 1627
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1638
MotherSarah Bartholomew b. c 1600, d. c 1669
     John Akehurst was baptized on 25 October 1627 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.

Citations

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

Edward Akehurst

b. 27 January 1632/33
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1638
MotherSarah Bartholomew b. c 1600, d. c 1669
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 27 January 1632/33 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.

Citations

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

Thomas Akehurst

b. 13 March 1635/36, d. 1637
FatherEdward Akehurst b. c 1590, d. 1638
MotherSarah Bartholomew b. c 1600, d. c 1669
     Thomas Akehurst was baptized on 13 March 1635/36 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew.
Thomas Akehurst died in 1637 at Folkington, Sussex, England.
Thomas Akehurst was buried on 21 April 1637 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England, "son of Edward."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, "son of Edward."

Sarah (?)

b. circa 1640
     Sarah (?) was born circa 1640 at Sussex, England.
Sarah (?) married Thomas Akehurst, son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew, circa 1660 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1660, her married name was Akehurst.

Family

Thomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
Marriage*
Sarah (?) married Thomas Akehurst, son of Edward Akehurst and Sarah Bartholomew, circa 1660 at Sussex, England
Children

Edward Akehurst

b. 5 November 1663
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
MotherSarah (?) b. c 1640
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 5 November 1663 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Sarah (?)

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 5 March 1664/65
FatherThomas Akehurst b. 28 Oct 1638
MotherSarah (?) b. c 1640
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 March 1664/65 at St Peter, Folkington, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Akehurst and Sarah (?)

Citations

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

Mary Akehurst

b. 17 June 1753, d. 1753
FatherWilliam Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Mary Akehurst was baptized on 17 June 1753 at St Michael & All Angels, Berwick, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
Mary Akehurst died in 1753 at Berwick, Sussex, England.
Mary Akehurst was buried on 8 July 1753 at St Michael & All Angels, Berwick, Sussex, England, "dau. of William and Elizabeth."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, "dau. of William and Elizabeth."

John Akehurst

b. circa 1751, d. 1828
     John Akehurst was born circa 1751 at Sussex, England; Could be the same as person id 8083. Perhaps an undocumented (or lost) baptism to John Akehurst (id 8013) and Elizabeth of Alfriston?
Although there is a 8 Dec 1751 baptism in Berwick (which is adjacent to Alfriston) it is accounted for by an infant burial. The only other possibility in the Sussex Baptisms Index is the 1751 baptism in Hellingly.
John Akehurst died in 1828 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 9 January 1828 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "age 77 years."1
If this John Akehurst was strictly 77 years old when he was buried then his birth would have been between 10 Jan 1750 and 9 Jan 1751.

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 77 years."

William Akehurst

b. 9 January 1726/27
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 9 Jul 1700
MotherSarah Hart b. 11 Nov 1695, d. 1745
     William Akehurst was baptized on 9 January 1726/27 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, surname AKURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Hart.
William Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
The marriage of William Akehurst and Elizabeth does not appear to be in the Sussex Marriage Index. The nearest possibility is William Akehurst (of Hurstmonceux) married to Elizabeth Message (of the same parish) at Wartling on 24 Jul 1739. There are gaps in the marriage records for Berwick 1746 to 49 and 1750 to 1754 which could explain this. There is also a gap in the marriage register for neighbouring Alfriston 1746-1751.2
There are no more entries in the Berwick parish registers (baptism or burial) for this family after the burial of daughter Mary in 1753.
There is an illegitimate William Akehurst baptised 20 Nov 1784 daughter of Hannah (Akehurst).
William Akehurst is mentioned in the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.3
William Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Joseph Akehurst dated 21 January 1792 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.4

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Marriage*
William Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1750 at Sussex, England
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. [S674] Will of William Akehurst of Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, made 20 April 1766, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 12 May 1766. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/61/346).
  4. [S654] Will of Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham, Sussex, England, made 21 Jan 1792, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Feb 1799. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/68/32).

William Akehurst

b. 23 April 1774
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 1 Apr 1750
     William Akehurst was baptized on 23 April 1774 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "natural son."1 He was the son of Sarah Akehurst.

Citations

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

Henry Machine

     Henry Machine married Sarah Akehurst, daughter of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 2 May 1774 at Alfriston, Sussex, England, Henry of Maresfield.1

Family

Sarah Akehurst b. 1 Apr 1750
Marriage*
Henry Machine married Sarah Akehurst, daughter of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 2 May 1774 at Alfriston, Sussex, England, Henry of Maresfield.1 

Citations

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

Sarah Funnell

b. circa 1750, d. 1796
     Sarah Funnell was born circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
Sarah Funnell married John Akehurst, son of Stephen Akehurst and Charlotte Vine, on 23 February 1775 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
As of 23 February 1775, her married name was Akehurst.
Sarah Funnell died in 1796 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
Sarah Funnell was buried on 17 May 1796 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "wife of John."2

Family

John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Marriage*
Sarah Funnell married John Akehurst, son of Stephen Akehurst and Charlotte Vine, on 23 February 1775 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.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, "wife of John."