Elizabeth Akehurst

b. 24 November 1636

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599, d. 1658
Mother: Joan Trapson b. c 1605
Last Edited: 6 Sep 2018
  • Baptism*: 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.
  • Anecdote*: 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] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 1 Jul 1599, d. 1658
Mother: Joan Trapson b. c 1605
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Citations

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

William Akehurst

b. 4 June 1780

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 27 Sep 2018

Family:

Hannah Russell b. 1782, d. Dec 1862

Child:

Citations

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

Henry Akehurst

b. 27 June 1784

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Citations

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

Edward Akehurst

b. 27 August 1786

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 13 Feb 2021

Family:

Ruth Frost b. 15 Jan 1792

Children:

Charles Akehurst b. 16 Feb 1812
John Akehurst b. 28 Nov 1813
Henry Akehurst b. 9 Apr 1815
Ruth Akehurst b. 27 Apr 1817
Jane Akehurst b. 14 Mar 1819
William Akehurst b. 8 Apr 1821
David Akehurst+ b. 7 Dec 1823
Sarah Akehurst b. 2 Jul 1826
Harriet Akehurst b. 14 Jun 1829

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 24 Sep 2019

Family:

John Oxley b. c 1790, d. 1836

Children:

Charlotte Oxley b. 11 Dec 1814
John Oxley b. 7 Apr 1816
John Oxley b. 7 Sep 1817
Mary Oxley b. 14 Mar 1819
Philadelphia Oxley b. 11 Feb 1821
Louisa Oxley b. 23 Mar 1823
Caroline Oxley b. 22 May 1825
Lucy Oxley b. 31 Dec 1826
Elizabeth Oxley b. 9 Nov 1828
William Oxley b. 13 Jun 1830, d. 1901

Citations

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

Elizabeth Akehurst

b. 22 May 1791

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
Mother: Sarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
Last Edited: 28 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S25] Online 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 1755, d. 1828

Parents:

Father: William Akehurst b. 9 Jan 1726/27, d. 1801
Mother: Elizabeth (?) b. c 1730, d. 1800
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2021
  • Birth*: John Akehurst was born circa 1755 at Sussex, England; Alfriston?
  • He was the son of William Akehurst and Elizabeth (?)
  • Anecdote: Documents indicate that William and Elizabeth had an adult eldest son John:
    Settlement (release with covenant to levy a fine)
    Date: 16 Jun 1791
    ESRO reference: SAS/G 49/1176
    Description:
    William Akehurst of Berwick, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth, his eldest son John Akehurst of Berwick, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth, John Potter of Berwick, husbandman, to Thomas Staples of Seaford, yeoman, and his trustee Henry Harben of Lewes, ironmonger
    same property as SAS/G/49/1168 but now with a Lease on the common called The Tye in Berwick.
  • (Witness) Will: John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of William Akehurst dated 20 April 1766 at Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Ann Piper on 15 August 1779 at Berwick, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: 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.
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Elizabeth (?) circa 1790 at Sussex, England, see ESRO: SAS/G 49/1176 which infers this marriage.
  • Anecdote: Settlement (release with covenant to levy a fine)
    Date: 16 Jun 1791
    ESRO reference: SAS/G 49/1176
    Description:
    William Akehurst of Berwick, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth, his eldest son John Akehurst of Berwick, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth, John Potter of Berwick, husbandman, to Thomas Staples of Seaford, yeoman, and his trustee Henry Harben of Lewes, ironmonger
    same property as SAS/G/49/1168 but now with a Lease on the common called The Tye in Berwick.
  • Marriage*: John Akehurst married Elizabeth Parker on 22 October 1796 at Alfriston, Sussex, England, both of this parish.2
  • Death*: John Akehurst died in 1828 at Alfriston, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: John Akehurst was buried on 9 January 1828 at St Andrew, Alfriston, Sussex, England, " 77 years."3

Family 1:

Ann Piper b. c 1755, d. 1784

Children:

Anne Akehurst b. 12 Mar 1780
John Akehurst b. 5 May 1782, d. 1787

Family 2:

Elizabeth (?)

Family 3:

Elizabeth Parker

Citations

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

Ann Piper

b. circa 1755, d. 1784
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2021

Family:

John Akehurst b. c 1755, d. 1828

Children:

Anne Akehurst b. 12 Mar 1780
John Akehurst b. 5 May 1782, d. 1787

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. c 1755, d. 1828
Mother: Ann Piper b. c 1755, d. 1784
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2021

Citations

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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. c 1755, d. 1828
Mother: Ann Piper b. c 1755, d. 1784
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Lydia Lower

b. 9 March 1759, d. 1822

Parents:

Father: Henry Lower
Mother: Elizabeth Turle b. c 1730
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2021

Family:

William Akehurst b. 17 Aug 1760, d. 1796

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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/) ""England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFG6-M3X : 7 December 2017), Lydia Akehurst, 05 Apr 1822; citing Burial, Blatchington, Sussex, England, 00624, The Keep, East Sussex Record Office; West Sussex County Record Office, Chichester."

Henry Lower

Last Edited: 12 May 2016

Family:

Elizabeth Turle b. c 1730

Child:

Lydia Lower b. 9 Mar 1759, d. 1822

Citations

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

Elizabeth Turle

b. circa 1730
Last Edited: 12 May 2016
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Turle was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England; Eastbourne?
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Turle married Henry Lower on 17 December 1749 at Wilmington, Sussex, England, Henry of Alfriston, Elizabeth of Eastbourne (surname TOURL.)1
  • Married Name: As of 17 December 1749, her married name was Lower.

Family:

Henry Lower

Child:

Lydia Lower b. 9 Mar 1759, d. 1822

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

Parents:

Father: John Sinclair Madin b. 1910, d. 1983
Mother: Beryl Barnett b. 26 Apr 1918, d. 22 Oct 1997
Last Edited: 12 May 2016

John Akehurst

b. 4 October 1752, d. 1831

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 22 Nov 1720, d. Oct 1777
Mother: Elizabeth Fuller b. c 1730, d. 1777
Last Edited: 27 Nov 2020
  • Birth: John Akehurst was born in 1752 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: 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.
  • Anecdote: 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.
    ********.
  • (Witness) Will: 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 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
  • (Witness) Will: John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Henry Akehurst dated 29 May 1816 at Lewes, Sussex, England.4,5
  • Anecdote*: 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.
  • Will*: John Akehurst left a will made on 22 November 1827 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.6
  • Death*: John Akehurst died in 1831 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: 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
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 14 February 1832 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England.6
  • Anecdote*: 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

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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] Online 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
Last Edited: 18 Dec 2016

Family:

Elizabeth Burwash b. c 1730, d. 1755

Child:

John Akehurst+ b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online 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
Last Edited: 21 Aug 2018
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Burwash was born circa 1730 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Burwash married John Akehurst on 24 June 1751 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
  • Married Name: As of 24 June 1751, her married name was Akehurst.
  • Death*: Elizabeth Burwash died in 1755 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Elizabeth Burwash was buried on 31 December 1755 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "widow."2
  • Anecdote: 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
  • Anecdote*: 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

Child:

John Akehurst+ b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 27 Mar 2019

Family:

William Kennard

Child:

Jane Akehurst b. 19 May 1799, d. 1819

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 22 Jun 2016

Family:

Samuel Saxby b. c 1774, d. 1861

Children:

Samuel Saxby+ b. 2 Jan 1800
William Saxby b. 18 Jul 1802

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 13 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 15 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 13 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 13 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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

Parents:

Father: John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Mother: Elizabeth Collins b. 18 Feb 1753, d. Nov 1792
Last Edited: 13 May 2016

Citations

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