John Akehurst

b. 5 April 1635
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599
MotherJoan Trapson
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 April 1635 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Thomas Akehurst dated 6 October 1680 at Westham, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Mother's name not given."
  2. [S792] Will of Thomas Akehurst of Westham, Sussex, England, made 6 Oct 1680, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 5 Jan 1682. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/36/29B).

Elizabeth Akehurst

b. 24 November 1636
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599
MotherJoan Trapson
     Elizabeth Akehurst was baptized on 24 November 1636 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.
Possible marriage to William Payne, tailor and son of Henry Payne, of Maresfield, on 22 Feb 1656 at Warbleton. Elizabeth is of Hailsham and her father is a butcher (only father's surname is given).2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Mother's name not given."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Katherine Akehurst

b. 13 February 1630/31
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599
MotherJoan Trapson
     Katherine Akehurst was baptized on 13 February 1630/31 at St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Joan Trapson.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Mother's name not given."

Mary Akehurst

b. 30 March 1777
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Mary Akehurst was baptized on 30 March 1777 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 4 June 1780
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     William Akehurst was baptized on 4 June 1780 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
William Akehurst witnessed the marriage of Ann Collins and John Akehurst on 21 October 1802 at Wartling, 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.

Stephen Akehurst

b. 14 April 1782, d. 1852
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Stephen Akehurst was baptized on 14 April 1782 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
Stephen Akehurst married Hannah Russell on 19 May 1807 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
The following may be for this Stephen Akehurst:
ESRO: PAR353/32/2/90
Quarter sessions order
Description: Confirms removal order for Stephen Akehurst of Warbleton
Date:     17 Jan 1823.
Stephen Akehurst was an agricultural labourer on 7 June 1841.3
On 7 June 1841 Stephen Akehurst and Hannah Russell lived at Cinderford, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.3
Stephen Akehurst was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.4
On 30 March 1851 Stephen Akehurst and Hannah Russell lived at Cinderford, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, with daughter Phillis, 42 years born Warbleton, and two grandsons John 6 years and Thomas 3 years. Next door was Henry Akehurst (their son?) and Emily and family.4
Stephen Akehurst died in 1852 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
Stephen Akehurst was buried on 27 May 1852 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "70 years, Sinderford."5

Family

Hannah Russell b. 1782, d. Dec 1862
Marriage*
Stephen Akehurst married Hannah Russell on 19 May 1807 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2 
Child

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. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1105; Book: 12; Civil Parish: Herst Monceaux; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 10; Page: 12; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464157."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 122; Page: 18; GSU roll: 193541."
  5. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Henry Akehurst

b. 27 June 1784
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Henry Akehurst was baptized on 27 June 1784 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.

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 August 1786
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Edward Akehurst was baptized on 27 August 1786 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.

Citations

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

Charles Akehurst

b. 14 October 1787, d. 1832
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Charles Akehurst was baptized on 14 October 1787 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
Marriage banns for Charles Akehurst and Ruth Frost were published on 24 February 1810 at Wartling, Sussex, England.2
Charles Akehurst married Ruth Frost on 1 May 1810 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Charles of Warlington (Wartling?)
Charles Akehurst, with wife Ruth and sons Charles (5 years), John (3 years) and Henry (2 years); from Wartling to Hailsham, their place of legal settlement. (ESRO: PAR 353/32/3/56.)
Charles Akehurst and Ruth Frost emigrated in 1832 to United States.
Charles Akehurst died in 1832 at At Sea. Charles died during the voyage.

Family

Ruth Frost
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Charles Akehurst and Ruth Frost were published on 24 February 1810 at Wartling, Sussex, England.2 
Marriage*
Charles Akehurst married Ruth Frost on 1 May 1810 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, Charles of Warlington (Wartling?) 
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.

Philadelphia Akehurst

b. 11 October 1789, d. 1859
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Philadelphia Akehurst was baptized on 11 October 1789 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "Phillis Akehurst."1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
Philadelphia Akehurst was also known as Phillis Akehurst.
Philadelphia Akehurst married John Oxley on 5 June 1814 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Falmer; Philadelphia of this parish.2
As of 5 June 1814, her married name was Oxley.
Philadelphia Akehurst was an innkeeper, widow on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 Philadelphia Akehurst lived at White Horse Inn, Warbleton, Sussex, England, widow (place of birth: Herstmonceux.)3
Philadelphia Akehurst died in 1859 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.
Philadelphia Akehurst was buried on 14 January 1859 at St Mary, Warbleton, Sussex, England, "69 years, Bodle St. Green."4

Family

John Oxley b. c 1790, d. 1836
Marriage*
Philadelphia Akehurst married John Oxley on 5 June 1814 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Falmer; Philadelphia of this parish.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. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 378; Page: 8; GSU roll: 193541."
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Akehurst

b. 22 May 1791
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Elizabeth Akehurst was baptized on 22 May 1791 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.

Citations

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

Samuel Akehurst

b. 12 July 1795, d. 1796
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     Samuel Akehurst was baptized on 12 July 1795 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
Samuel Akehurst died in 1796 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
Samuel Akehurst was buried on 22 February 1796 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "son of John & Sarah."1

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. circa 1754
     John Akehurst was born circa 1754 at Sussex, England; Alfriston?
John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1
AKEHURST John, wife Ann; JPs order removing them from Newick to Alfriston recorded and confirmed [John AKEHURST married Ann PIPER 15 August 1779 at Berwick]. ESRO: QO/26/1779-10-07.

Family

Ann Piper d. 1784
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

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

Ann Piper

d. 1784
     Ann Piper married John Akehurst on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.1
As of 15 August 1779, her married name was Akehurst.
Removal Order on 7 Oct 1779: AKEHURST John, wife Ann; JPs order removing them from Newick to Alfriston recorded and confirmed. (ESRO: QO/26/1779-10-07.)
Ann Piper died in 1784 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
Ann Piper was buried on 18 February 1784 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "wife of John."2

Family

John Akehurst b. c 1754
Marriage*
Ann Piper married John Akehurst on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, 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, "wife of John."

John Akehurst

b. 5 May 1782, d. 1787
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1754
MotherAnn Piper d. 1784
     John Akehurst was baptized on 5 May 1782 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Ann Piper.
John Akehurst died in 1787 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 4 September 1787 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, "son of John and Ann, pauper."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 John and Ann, pauper."

Anne Akehurst

b. 12 March 1780
FatherJohn Akehurst b. c 1754
MotherAnn Piper d. 1784
     Anne Akehurst was baptized on 12 March 1780 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Piper.

Lydia Lower

b. 9 March 1759
FatherHenry Lower
MotherElizabeth Turle b. c 1730
     Lydia Lower was baptized on 9 March 1759 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Lower and Elizabeth Turle.
Lydia Lower and William Akehurst 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
As of 18 February 1792, her married name was Akehurst.
Lydia Lower married William Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 19 February 1792 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.2

Family

William Akehurst b. 17 Aug 1760
Marriage License*
Lydia Lower and William Akehurst 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
Lydia Lower married William Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), 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.

Henry Lower

     Henry Lower married Elizabeth Turle on 17 December 1749 at Wilmington, Sussex, England, Henry of Alfriston, Elizabeth of Eastbourne (surname TOURL.)1

Family

Elizabeth Turle b. c 1730
Marriage*
Henry Lower married Elizabeth Turle on 17 December 1749 at Wilmington, Sussex, England, Henry of Alfriston, Elizabeth of Eastbourne (surname TOURL.)1 
Child

Citations

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

Elizabeth Turle

b. circa 1730
     Elizabeth Turle was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England; Eastbourne?
Elizabeth Turle married Henry Lower on 17 December 1749 at Wilmington, Sussex, England, Henry of Alfriston, Elizabeth of Eastbourne (surname TOURL.)1
As of 17 December 1749, her married name was Lower.

Family

Henry Lower
Marriage*
Elizabeth Turle married Henry Lower on 17 December 1749 at Wilmington, Sussex, England, Henry of Alfriston, Elizabeth of Eastbourne (surname TOURL.)1 
Child

Citations

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

Russell Madin

b. 11 May 1955, d. 11 January 2016
FatherJohn Sinclair Madin b. 1910, d. 1983
MotherBeryl Barnett b. 26 Apr 1918, d. 22 Oct 1997
     Russell Madin was born on 11 May 1955 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of John Sinclair Madin and Beryl Barnett.
Russell Madin died on 11 January 2016 at Finn Lane, Buninyong, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, at age 60.

John Akehurst

b. 4 October 1752, d. 1831
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
MotherElizabeth Fuller d. 1777
     John Akehurst was born in 1752 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was baptized on 4 October 1752 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname spelt AKEHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Fuller.
Discussion ********
Possible baptisms for John Akehurst are:
12.12.1751 John son of John and Elizabeth Ackhurst, and
4.10.1752 John son of John and Elizabeth Akehurst.
Which one is the John Akehurst who married Elizabeth Collen (who I will call JOHN1), and which is the John Akehurst who married Lucy Rippington (JOHN2)?
JOHN1 was buried on 14 Apr 1829 age 78 years, while JOHN2 was buried on 17 Dec 1831 age 79 years (as proved by his will). The latter burial would imply that JOHN2 was born between 18 Dec 1751 and 17 Dec 1752 which would agree with the 1752 baptism. The former burial would imply that JOHN1 was born between 15 Apr 1750 and 14 Apr 1751 which doesn't fit any of the baptisms. However, the data (which may be incorrect!) implies that JOHN1 was older than JOHN2, so the best assumption for now appears to be that the 1751 baptism is for JOHN1 and the 1752 baptism for JOHN2.
Now, the next problem is matching the baptisms to the two marriages:
John Akehurst and Elizabeth BURWASH on 24 Jun 1751 at Hellingly.
John Akehurst and Elizabeth FULLER on 14 Nov 1751 at Hellingly.
At this stage we can only make an assumption and I feel the best one would be that JOHN1 is the son of Elizabeth BURWASH given that he would have been baptised 6 months after the marriage, a fairly common occurrence. JOHN2 would then have been baptised the son of Elizabeth FULLER 13 months after the marriage. The alternative (if JOHN1 was the son of Elizbeth FULLER) would mean that he was baptised just one month after the marriage. Given that he was not noted as illegitimate, and that baptisms usually occurred about one month after the birth, this would seem to be the least likely answer.
Note that there is also a burial in Alfriston of a John Akehurst on 9 Jan 1828 with age given as 77 years which may account for the 1751 baptism. This would put his birth between 10 Jan 1750 and 9 Jan 1751. HOWEVER, there may be a c1751 baptism at Alfriston that we dont know about as there are crucial gaps in the records there, so this is being ignored for now. Needs further work.
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John 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
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington were published in March 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England; "John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington, the former of Hellingly, the latter of this parish."
John Akehurst married Lucy Rippington, daughter of James Rippington and Elizabeth French, on 6 April 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.4,5
John and Lucy Akehurst appear to have had no children (or none surviving) as none are mentioned in John's will and the beneficiaries were Lucy and the children of John's brothers William, Thomas and Samuel.
John Akehurst left a will made on 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.6
John Akehurst died in 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 17 December 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, Age given as 79 years. This would put his birth between 18 Dec 1751 and 17 Dec 1752 which fits.7
His estate was probated on 14 February 1832 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England.6
Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, 1832
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/77/618)
Made: 22 Nov 1827
Proved: 14 Feb 1832
www.familysearch.org (Film no: 1886183, Image: 106-108)
[page 1]
This is the last Will and Testament of me
John Akehurst of Hellingly in the County of Sussex Yeoman (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my Wife Lucy Akehurst the legacy or sum of twenty pounds to be paid to her within three calendar months next after my decease to and for her own use and benefit Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Lucy Akehurst my Chest of Drawers my best Bed and the Bedstead Hanging Furniture Bolster and Pillows thereto belonging or therewith used and such two pair of Sheets and three Blanketts as she shall make choice of to and for her own use and benefit and to be delivered to her forthwith after my decease And all the Rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Effects Monies Securities for Money Rights Credits and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not by me herein before otherwise disposed of and after payment of all such debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my decease my funeral expences and the costs and charges of proving and executing this my will I give and bequeath unto John Pitcher of Westham in the said County Yeoman Upon the several Trusts nevertheless hereinafter declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) Upon Trust that he the said John Pitcher his executors or administrators shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease absolutely sell and dispose of such part or parts of the said residuum of my Personal Estate as shall be of a saleable nature for the best price or prices that can be had or obtained for the same either by Public Auction or Private Contract and either together or in Lots or Parcels as he the said John Pitcher or his Executors or Administrators shall in his or their discretion think proper and the monies arising from the sale or sales thereof together with such debts or monies as shall form part of the said residuum of my Personal Estate put and place out at interest on some good and sufficient Government or Real Security or Securities in the name or names of the said John Pitcher his executors or administrators and pay the interest or dividends thereof unto my wife Lucy Akehurst from time to time during her natural life when and as the same shall accrue and be received to and for her own use and benefit And in case such interest or dividends shall not in the discretion of the said John Pitcher his executers or administrators be sufficient for the support and maintenance of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst Then upon Trust that he the said John Pitcher or his executors or administrators shall and do from time to time during the natural life of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst pay unto her such part or parts and so much of the said principal monies so directed to be put
Signed John Akehurst
[page 2]
and placed out at interest as aforesaid as he the said John Pitcher his Executors or Administrators shall in his or their discretion think proper for the better support and maintenance of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst And upon the decease of my said Wife Lucy Akehurst Upon Trust that he the said John Pitcher his Executors or Administrators shall and do pay and divide the said Trust Principal Monies so directed to be put and placed out at interest as aforesaid or such part thereof (if any) as shall then remain unapplied for the better support and maintenance of my said Wife as aforesaid in manner following that is to say One third part thereof to pay unto such of the children of my late Brother William Akehurst deceased as shall be then living in equal shares and proportions to and for their several and respective use and uses One other third part thereof to pay unto such of the children of my late Brother Thomas Akehurst deceased as shall be then living in equal shares and proportions to and for their several and respective use and uses and the remaining or other third part thereof to pay unto such of the children of my late Brother Samuel Akehurst deceased as shall be then living in equal shares and proportions to and for their several and respective use and uses And I nominate constitute and appoint the said John Pitcher sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And my will is and I do hereby expressly declare and direct that he my said Executor or his Executors or Administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more of my monies or estate that he or they shall actually receive or shall come to his or their hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss which may happen of such monies or estate or any part thereof so as such loss do not happen by or through his or their wilful default or neglect And further that is shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executor and his Executors or Administrators to retain and reimburse himself and themselves from and out of my said monies and estate all such Loss Costs Charges Damages and Expences as he or they shall sustain bear pay expend or be put unto in the execution of this my Will together with the sum of Five Pounds for his or their loss of time and trouble with the execution
Signed John Akehurst
[page 3]
of this my Will And lastly I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Akehurst have to the two first sheets of this my Will contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and to this the third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven
Signed John Akehurst + seal
Signed sealed published and
Declared by the above named
John Akehurst as and for his
last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who have
hereunder subscribed our
names as Witness thereto
Samuel Sinnock
Sophia Sinnock
On the fourteenth day of February 1832 was sworn John Pitcher the executor in this will named To whom was committed the execution thereof And the said John Pitcher was also sworn that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Testator were under the value of two hundred pounds
Under Caution by us
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, 28 April 2017.)

Family

Lucy Rippington b. 29 May 1747, d. 1833
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington were published in March 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England; "John Akehurst and Lucy Rippington, the former of Hellingly, the latter of this parish." 
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Lucy Rippington, daughter of James Rippington and Elizabeth French, on 6 April 1779 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.3 

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. [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. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6MZ3-RTS."
  7. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 79 years."

John Akehurst

b. circa 1726, d. 1754
     John Akehurst was born circa 1726 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Burwash on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
John Akehurst died in 1754 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 20 October 1754 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "surname ACKHURST."2

Family

Elizabeth Burwash b. c 1730, d. 1755
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Elizabeth Burwash on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, 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, "surname ACKHURST."

Elizabeth Burwash

b. circa 1730, d. 1755
     Elizabeth Burwash was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Burwash married John Akehurst on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
As of 24 June 1751, her married name was Akehurst.
Elizabeth Burwash died in 1755 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Burwash was buried on 31 December 1755 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "widow."2
The Poor Law records for Hellingly record the following on 17 Jan 1756:
To Dame Brown & Dame Thunder for laying fourth[sic] the Widow Akehurst 2s/- (note: presumed to mean laying out her body after death)
More for watching with her when ill 1s/-
then on 14 Feb 1756:
To Dame Gravet towards keeping Widow Akehursts children £1 1s
then on 7 Mar 1756:
To 7 men for carring [carrying] Wid. Akehurst 7s/- (note: carrying her for burial)
To Dame Richardson for laying fourth[sic] young Akehurst 1s/-
then on 19 Mar 1756:
To Wm Gravit for keeping Wid. Akehurst's children to this day £2 5s 0d
then on 2 May 1756:
To carrying Jno Dann's goods to the Parish House at the Parke .....? & carrying Widdow Akehurtstes goods to ye Stone House 10s/-
then on 5 Apr 1757:
I paid Dame Button a bill for making change aprons stockings and Jno Akehurstes schooling 13s/10
then on 29 Oct 1757:
Paid Thos. Luke as more in part for Jno Akehurst 5s/-
then on 12 Mar 1758:
To Thos. Lucas for keeping of Jno Akehurst to old Lady Day 1758 15s/-
Stopped at image 116 (Film # 004427619)
13 Feb 1756 Parish Vestry Meeting
Dame Button agreed to keep the Akehurst deceased to [two?] children from Lady Day 1756 to Lady Day 1757 and Ann Oxley aged 9 years. £9 10s (Image 189; Film # 004427619)
Thomas Lucas appears to take John Akehurst on an annual basis from Lady Day 1757 onwards. At the meeting in Feb 1760 John Akehurst is said to be 8 years old (Image 193; Film # 004427619)
On 2 Feb 1762, Thomas Lucas agreed to keep John Akehurst, aged 10 years, and to teach him his trade being a taylor, for five years, at one guinea per year to be paid at Easter when the year begins and he is to keep him and cloth him. Paid one year on this agreement at Easter 1762. Paid a total £5 5s.3,4
Although a baptism for Elizabeth has not been found, the only Burwash family in Hellingly was William and Mary Burwash. Note there is a gap in the Sussex Baptisms Index for Hellingly 1701-1737.
There are two marriages for this William, both at Hellingly:
5 Jun 1716 William Burwash and Mary Tomkin, both of this parish
21 May 1728 William Burwash, widower, and Mary Fuller, both of this parish (lic.)
William's first wife was buried at Hellingly on 18 Mar 1728. His second wife was buried there also on 8 Jun 1731. William was buried 10 Nov 1750 at Hellingly.
The Sussex People Index has the following entry:
17th November 1743. Thomas Sinnock, son of Thos. Sinnock, apprenticed to William Burwash of Hellingley, Sussex, butcher.1,5

Family

John Akehurst b. c 1726, d. 1754
Marriage*
Elizabeth Burwash married John Akehurst on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, 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, "widow."
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 91."
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427619; Image no: 100."
  5. [S266] Index to People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 1; Entry: 11896."

Elizabeth Akehurst

b. 11 September 1777
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     Elizabeth Akehurst was baptized on 11 September 1777 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname ACKHURST.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.
Elizabeth may have married David Humphrey on 18 Jan 1803 at Hellingly.2

Family

William Kennard
Child

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.

Sarah Akehurst

b. 2 July 1780, d. 1860
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     Sarah Akehurst was baptized on 2 July 1780 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.
The 1851 census confirms that this is the Sarah Akehurst that married Samuel Saxby. Her age in 1851 was given as 72 years and her place of birth is Hellingly.2
Sarah Akehurst married Samuel Saxby on 19 January 1800 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, both of this parish.3
As of 19 January 1800, her married name was Saxby.
On 30 March 1851 Sarah Akehurst and Samuel Saxby lived at 31 Upper St James Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Sarah Akehurst died in 1860 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4

Family

Samuel Saxby b. c 1774, d. 1861
Marriage*
Sarah Akehurst married Samuel Saxby on 19 January 1800 at Hellingly, 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 AKEHURST."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1644; Folio: 205; Page: 49; GSU roll: 193548."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1860, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 117."

John Akehurst

b. 20 July 1783
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     John Akehurst was baptized on 20 July 1783 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 31 July 1786
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     John Akehurst was baptized on 31 July 1786 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.
On 30 May 1831 John Akehurst lived at Hailsham, Sussex, England, labourer, age 46, married with 2 children.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "surname AKEHURST, poor."
  2. [S598] C.R. Davey, "Hailsham Sussex 1831 Census", PBN Publications, Reproduced 2001 (1999).

Mary Akehurst

b. 30 September 1786
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     Mary Akehurst was baptized on 30 September 1786 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 10 May 1789
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     John Akehurst was baptized on 10 May 1789 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 3 June 1792
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherElizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
     William Akehurst was baptized on 3 June 1792 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, surname AKEHURST, "poor."1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Collins.

Citations

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