Samuel Smith

b. circa 1738
     Samuel Smith was born circa 1738 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
Samuel Smith married Ann Parker in 1757 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.

Family

Ann Parker b. 1735
Marriage*
Samuel Smith married Ann Parker in 1757 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England
Child

Ann Parker

b. 1735
     Ann Parker was born in 1735 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
Ann Parker married Samuel Smith in 1757 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
As of 1757, her married name was Smith.

Family

Samuel Smith b. c 1738
Marriage*
Ann Parker married Samuel Smith in 1757 at Stanford Rivers, Essex, England
Child

Sylvester Fermor

b. 21 May 1543, d. July 1543
FatherAlexander Fermor b. c 1510, d. 1582
MotherElizabeth Fowle
     Sylvester Fermor was baptized on 21 May 1543 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Fermor and Elizabeth Fowle.
Sylvester Fermor died in July 1543 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Sylvester Fermor was buried on 20 July 1543 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Alexander."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,.

Mary Barber

b. 15 December 1639
FatherThomas Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Apr 1610, d. 1663
MotherJoan Primmer b. 3 Mar 1615/16, d. 1699
     Mary Barber was baptized on 15 December 1639 at Burwash, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Barber alias Nynne and Joan Primmer.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975."

Rebecca Fairall

     Rebecca Fairall married Philip Sargent on 5 April 1860 at Icklesham, Sussex, England.
As of 5 April 1860, her married name was Sargent.

Family

Philip Sargent b. c 1805, d. 1893
Marriage*
Rebecca Fairall married Philip Sargent on 5 April 1860 at Icklesham, Sussex, England

Sarah Maria Sargent

b. 5 January 1851
MotherMaria Sargent b. 14 Sep 1828
     Sarah Maria Sargent was baptized on 5 January 1851 at St Nicholas, Icklesham, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Maria Sargent.

Citations

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

Mary Ann Sargent

b. circa 1860
FatherGeorge Thomas Sargent b. 20 Feb 1831, d. 21 Nov 1914
MotherCaroline Monk b. c 1832
     Mary Ann Sargent was born circa 1860 at Wittersham, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of George Thomas Sargent and Caroline Monk.

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 484; Folio: 176; Page: 22; GSU roll: 542647."

James Sargent

b. 1863, d. 1884
FatherGeorge Thomas Sargent b. 20 Feb 1831, d. 21 Nov 1914
MotherCaroline Monk b. c 1832
     James Sargent was born in 1863 at East Malling, Kent, England. He was the son of George Thomas Sargent and Caroline Monk.
James Sargent died in 1884 at Malling, Kent, England.

George Sargent

b. circa 1865, d. 10 February 1953
FatherGeorge Thomas Sargent b. 20 Feb 1831, d. 21 Nov 1914
MotherCaroline Monk b. c 1832
     George Sargent was born circa 1865 at East Malling, Kent, England. He was the son of George Thomas Sargent and Caroline Monk.
George Sargent died on 10 February 1953 at Maidstone, Kent, England.

John Akehurst

b. 21 March 1779, d. 17 April 1855
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 8 Nov 1753, d. Mar 1835
MotherSarah Funnell b. c 1750, d. 1796
     John Akehurst was baptized on 21 March 1779 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell.
John Akehurst married Ann Collins, daughter of Gideon Collins and Elizabeth Winchester, on 21 October 1802 at Wartling, Sussex, England.2
John Akehurst was a farmer (recorded on children's baptisms) in 1813.3
John Akehurst left a will made on 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.4,5
John Akehurst was a farmer of 126 acres employing 7 labourers on 30 March 1851.6
On 30 March 1851 John Akehurst and Ann Collins lived at Seber's Farm, Wartling, Sussex, England.6
John Akehurst died on 17 April 1855 at Wartling, Sussex, England, at age 76.5
John Akehurst was buried on 21 April 1855 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "farmer of Wartling Hill, 76 years."7
His estate was probated on 27 August 1855 Estate under £3,000.

Family

Ann Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Ann Collins, daughter of Gideon Collins and Elizabeth Winchester, on 21 October 1802 at Wartling, Sussex, England.2
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  5. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 137; Page: 11; GSU roll: 193541."
  7. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Collins

b. circa 1784, d. 1862
FatherGideon Collins b. c 1756, d. 1830
MotherElizabeth Winchester
     Ann Collins was born circa 1784 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Gideon Collins and Elizabeth Winchester.
Ann Collins was baptized on 2 May 1784 at St Mary Magdalene, Wartling, Sussex, England.2
Ann Collins married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell, on 21 October 1802 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3
As of 21 October 1802, her married name was Akehurst.
Ann Collins is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.4,5
On 30 March 1851 Ann Collins and John Akehurst lived at Seber's Farm, Wartling, Sussex, England.1
Ann Collins died in 1862 at Wartling, Sussex, England.
Ann Collins was buried on 7 June 1862 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "78 years, Wartling."6

Family

John Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
Marriage*
Ann Collins married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell, on 21 October 1802 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 137; Page: 11; GSU roll: 193541."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  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 no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  5. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).
  6. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Ann Akehurst

b. 9 October 1803
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Mary Ann Akehurst was baptized on 9 October 1803 at St Mary Magdalene, Wartling, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Mary Ann Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.2,3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  3. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Naomi Akehurst

b. 3 October 1813
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Naomi Akehurst was baptized on 3 October 1813 at Congregational Chapel, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Naomi Akehurst married Thomas Pullinger on 25 July 1839 at Wadhurst, Sussex, England.2
As of 25 July 1839, her married name was Pullinger.
Naomi Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3,4

Family

Thomas Pullinger
Marriage*
Naomi Akehurst married Thomas Pullinger on 25 July 1839 at Wadhurst, 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. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  4. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Orpha Akehurst

b. 23 June 1816
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Orpha Akehurst was baptized on 23 June 1816 at Congregational Chapel, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Orpha Akehurst was a farrier in 1837.2
Orpha Akehurst and Thomas Crowhurst obtained a marriage licence on 3 March 1837 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a farrier of Wartling Hill; Orpah of teh same parish.2
Orpha Akehurst married Thomas Crowhurst on 9 March 1837 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3
As of 9 March 1837, her married name was Crowhurst.
Orpha Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.4,5
On 7 April 1861 Orpha Akehurst and Thomas Crowhurst lived at Wartling Road, Wartling, Sussex, England, with 9 children.6

Family

Thomas Crowhurst b. c 1805
Marriage License
Orpha Akehurst and Thomas Crowhurst obtained a marriage licence on 3 March 1837 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a farrier of Wartling Hill; Orpah of teh same parish.2 
Marriage*
Orpha Akehurst married Thomas Crowhurst on 9 March 1837 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3 

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. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  5. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 568; Folio: 114; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542663."

Emily Akehurst

b. 11 April 1819
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Emily Akehurst was born in 1819 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1
Emily Akehurst was baptized on 11 April 1819 at Congregational Chapel, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.2 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Emily Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3,4

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 137; Page: 11; GSU roll: 193541."
  2. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  4. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Jane Akehurst

b. circa 1805
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Jane Akehurst was born circa 1805 at Wartling, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Jane Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1,2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  2. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Charlotte Akehurst

b. 25 December 1809
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 21 Mar 1779, d. 17 Apr 1855
MotherAnn Collins b. c 1784, d. 1862
     Charlotte Akehurst was born on 25 December 1809 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins.
Charlotte Akehurst was baptized on 25 March 1810 at Heathfield Chapel (Independent), Heathfield, Sussex, England.1
Charlotte Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 26 June 1844 at Wartling, Sussex, England.2,3

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "RG4: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths Sussex Independent Piece 3107: Heathfield Chapel (Independent), 1775-1837."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 004427562; Image no: 797."
  3. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Thomas Pullinger

     Thomas Pullinger married Naomi Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins, on 25 July 1839 at Wadhurst, Sussex, England.1

Family

Naomi Akehurst b. 3 Oct 1813
Marriage*
Thomas Pullinger married Naomi Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins, on 25 July 1839 at Wadhurst, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."

Thomas Crowhurst

b. circa 1805
     Thomas Crowhurst was born circa 1805 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.1
Thomas Crowhurst and Orpha Akehurst obtained a marriage licence on 3 March 1837 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a farrier of Wartling Hill; Orpah of teh same parish.2
Thomas Crowhurst married Orpha Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins, on 9 March 1837 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3
Thomas Crowhurst was a farrier in 1844.4
Thomas Crowhurst was a farrier and farmer of 32 acres on 7 April 1861.1
On 7 April 1861 Thomas Crowhurst and Orpha Akehurst lived at Wartling Road, Wartling, Sussex, England, with 9 children.1

Family

Orpha Akehurst b. 23 Jun 1816
Marriage License
Thomas Crowhurst and Orpha Akehurst obtained a marriage licence on 3 March 1837 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a farrier of Wartling Hill; Orpah of teh same parish.2 
Marriage*
Thomas Crowhurst married Orpha Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Ann Collins, on 9 March 1837 at Wartling, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 568; Folio: 114; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542663."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  4. [S753] Will of John Akehurst of Wartling, Sussex, England, made 26 Jun 1844, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 27 Aug 1855. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/207).

Gideon Collins

b. circa 1756, d. 1830
     Gideon Collins was born circa 1756 at Sussex, England.
Gideon Collins married Elizabeth Winchester on 22 June 1781 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1
Gideon Collins died in 1830 at Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.
Gideon Collins was buried on 29 June 1830 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, "Stunts Green, 74 years."2

Family

Elizabeth Winchester
Marriage*
Gideon Collins married Elizabeth Winchester on 22 June 1781 at Wartling, 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,.

Elizabeth Winchester

     Elizabeth Winchester married Gideon Collins on 22 June 1781 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1
As of 22 June 1781, her married name was Collins.

Family

Gideon Collins b. c 1756, d. 1830
Marriage*
Elizabeth Winchester married Gideon Collins on 22 June 1781 at Wartling, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

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

John Akehurst

b. 6 January 1632/33, d. March 1693
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 24 May 1601, d. 1657
MotherAnna Newington b. c 1610, d. c 1693
     John Akehurst was baptized on 6 January 1632/33 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "son of Mr. John Akehurst". Original BTs sighted.1 He was the son of John Akehurst and Anna Newington.
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 6 August 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.2
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Benjamin Newington dated 14 March 1688/89 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst died in March 1693 at England at age 60.3
John Akehurst's death is noted in the probate for his mother's will granted on 29 Jan 1693/94
The 29th day of the month of January in the year of our Lord (English style) one thousand six hundred and ninety-three issued forth a commission to
Anna Capstock otherwise Akehurst the wife of George Capstock the natural and legitimate daughter and only surviving issue and principal legatee named in the will of Anna Akehurst widow deceased heir etc. to administer the goods and credits of the said deceased according to the intent and effect of the will of the said deceased (having named no executor) she having sworn upon the Holy Gospels well and faithfully to administer letters of administration of the goods etc of the said deceased on account of a certain John Akehurst son of the said deceased dying intestate in the month of March in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninety three commissioned and granted by reason of the death of the said John Akehurst and expired as is made clear by the acts of the said court.
(Latin translation by Claire Wickens.)
John Akehurst left a will made on 23 August 1693 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.4
Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly(?), 1693/94
(TNA: PROB 11/418/320)
Made: 23rd August 1693
Proved: 7th February 1693/94
In the name of God Amen I John Akehurst of [blank] Gent being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise and thankes be therefore given unto Almighty God for the same considering with myself the mutabillity of this life & the certainety of death although the time and hour thereof be altogeather uncertaine and to the end and intent to be the better prepared and settled in mind whensoever it shall please the Lord to take me out of this transitory life I doe therefore by Gods permission make and declare this my Testament wherein is conteyned my last will in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker and preserver hoping and assuredly believing by and through the most precious death passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ his sonn my onely [Saviour] and Redeemer to be saved and to have free pardon remission & forgiveness of all my sins and inequities and to inherite Everlasting life in the Kingdome of Heaven amongst the Ellect resting confident thereof in the meane time until the dissolution of my body bee the blessed and conformable Spirit of God the Holy Ghost and my Body I doe commit to the Earth from whence it came in hope of a joyfull resurrection at the last day when both my body and soule shall be reunited and enter into Everlasting happiness my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named according as they shall thinke fitt and as touching the ordering and disposing of all such temporall Estate as it hath pleased God of his infinite mercy to bless me withal I doe will give devise limit and appoint the same in manner and forme following (that is to say) First I give to my two Nephews Samuell Mason and Joseph Mason all those my Messuages Lands and Tenements called or knowne by the name of Akehurst and Henwards sciutate lying and being in the parish of Hellenly in the County of Sussex and also that house and Land lying and being in Wardbilton called or known by the name of Steel Forge scituate and being in the County of Sussex and them and their heires for ever chargeable with the payment of the Legacies hereafter by me given they my two Nephews paying to my Sister and their Mother twenty pounds which I give her as a Legacie Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Thomas Newington the summe of twenty pounds Item I give and bequeath unto Elioner Davies the wife of Edward Davies the summe of forty pounds both the two last mentioned Legacies herein by me given I will and appoint the same to be paid out of the yearely rents issues and profits of my said Messuages Lands and Tenements herein before given and my will and mind is that my Executors hereafter named shall have and enjoy all my Messuages Lands and Tenements lying and being in the parish of Hellenly in the County of Sussex together with all that house and land lying and being in Wardbilton in the County of Sussex aforesaid herein before bequeathed and given unto my Nephews Samuell and Joseph Mason and to their heires forever and shall have take and receave the rents issues and profits of the same Messuages Lands and Tenements until they my Executors shall be fully satisfied and paid the Legacies herein before bequeathed to them and my will & meaning is that the Legacies of twenty pounds herein before given & bequeathed to my sister shall be paid out of my Messuages Lands & Tenements herein before bequeathed unto my Nephewes Samuell and Joseph Mason by them within three yeares next after the decease of me Item I give and bequeath all my woods and underwoods growing and being in and upon any my Messuages Lands and Tenements herein before given unto my Executors hereafter named and I do will nominate and appoint Thomas Newington and Elionar Davies the wife of Edward Davies my full and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament making void and null all former and other wills by me make and doe make and declare this to be for and as my last will and Testament In Witnesse whereof I have to this my last will and Testament contained in five sheetes of paper to the fifth and last sheete have set my hand and seale this three and twentieth day of August in the fith yeare of the reigne of their Majesties William and Mary of England etc King and Queene Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninetie three the name of John Akehurst Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Akehurst to be for and as his last will and Testament in the presence of Wm Damsell Edw Sharp the marke of Margaret Lee Rich Forbett Cler to Mr Clement Scriv
Probatum fuit huiusmodi testamentum apud London coram venerabili viro Domino Thoma Pinfold Milite Legum Doctore Surrogato Venerabilis et Egregii viri Domini Richardi Raines Militis Legum etiam Doctoris Curia Prerogativa Cantuariensis Magistri Custodis sive Commissarii legitime constituti septimo die mensis Februarii Anno Domini (Stilo Anglia) millesimo sexcentesimo tertio Juramentis Thoma Newington et Eleanora Davies Executorum in dicto Testamento nominat quibus commissa fuit Administratio omnium et singulorum bonorum jurium et Creditorum dicti defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem Ad Sancta Dei Evangelia Jurat lata primo sententia diffia pro valore et validate dicti Testamenti put ex Actis Curiae liquet
(Transcribed by Rosie Ansell, July 2016.)

John Akehurst witnessed the probate of the estate of Anna Newington on 29 January 1693/94 at Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 7 February 1693/94 at London, England.
Note that the following document exists but is yet to be investigated:
Probate lawsuit Newington and Davies v Capstock (or Capstack), concerning the deceased John Akehurst, gent of the parish of All Hallows Staining, London. Allegation and interrogatory. 1693. (TNA: PROB 18/22/95.)

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no:004428818; image: 46."
  2. [S773] Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 5 Aug 1657, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 Oct 1657. (TNA: PROB 11/268/302).
  3. [S774] Will of Anna Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 26 May 1668, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 29 Jan 1694. (TNA: PROB 11/418/248).
  4. [S812] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 23 Aug 1693, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 Feb 1693/94. (TNA: PROB 11/418/320).

Anna Akehurst

b. 10 January 1635/36
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 24 May 1601, d. 1657
MotherAnna Newington b. c 1610, d. c 1693
     Anna Akehurst was baptized on 10 January 1635/36 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "daughter of Mr. John Akehurst". Original BTs sighted.1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Anna Newington.
Anna Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 6 August 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.2
Anna Akehurst married (?) Mason circa 1660 at England.3
As of circa 1660, her married name was Mason.
Anna Akehurst married George Capstock circa 1685 at England.
As of circa 1685, her married name was Capstock.
Anna Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 23 August 1693 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
Anna Akehurst witnessed the probate of the estate of Anna Newington on 29 January 1693/94 at Sussex, England.

Family 1

(?) Mason
Marriage*
Anna Akehurst married (?) Mason circa 1660 at England.3 
Children

Family 2

George Capstock
Marriage*
Anna Akehurst married George Capstock circa 1685 at England

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no:004428818; image: 49."
  2. [S773] Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 5 Aug 1657, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 Oct 1657. (TNA: PROB 11/268/302).
  3. [S812] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 23 Aug 1693, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 7 Feb 1693/94. (TNA: PROB 11/418/320).

Mary Akehurst

b. 3 December 1637, d. September 1657
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 24 May 1601, d. 1657
MotherAnna Newington b. c 1610, d. c 1693
     Mary Akehurst was baptized on 3 December 1637 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "daughter of Mr. John Akehurst". Original BTs sighted. (Note: Marie seems to be used for Mary, as it is common in the BT register and Mary is not used.)1 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Anna Newington.
Mary Akehurst is mentioned in the will of John Akehurst dated 6 August 1657 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.2
Mary Akehurst died in September 1657 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 19.
Mary Akehurst was buried on 11 September 1657 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "daughter of John , gent. dissesed[deceased] being a singell mayd who lived and dyed in this parish."3

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no:004428818; image: 52."
  2. [S773] Will of John Akehurst of Warbleton, Sussex, England, made 5 Aug 1657, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 21 Oct 1657. (TNA: PROB 11/268/302).
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary (?)

b. circa 1580, d. November 1639
     Mary (?) was born circa 1580 at Sussex, England.
Mary (?) married John Akehurst, son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?), circa 1595 at Sussex, England.
As of circa 1595, her married name was Akehurst.
Mary (?) died in November 1639 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
Her estate was probated on 2 November 1639 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.1
Mary (?) was buried on 5 November 1639 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "Mrs., widow."2
Admon of Mary Akehurst of Hastings, 1639
(ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/181A)
Proved: 1639
The same day* Mr Thomas Russell Clerk Master of Arts Surrogate etc. Comitted the administration of the goods etc. of Mary Akehurst formerly of Hastings widow deceased intestate to Richard Frank, clerk, the husband of Anne Franke otherwise Akehurst the natural and legitimate daughter of the said deceased well and faithfully to administer etc. on the Holy Gospels etc. Richard Franke of Hastings aforesaid, and Thomas Barkof Lewes, blacksmith, being bound ___ £200
And an inventory before the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle next to come
* Date given earlier in the document but not shown in this image.
A note in the margin says the Admon was by the PCC.
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 5 October 2018.)

Mary Akehurst's death is mentioned in an "Assignment of Mortgage" document dated 17 Aug 1691 (ESRO: MIL 1/15/2). The summary from the ESRO catalogue is quoted below:
Assignment of mortgage for £138 13s 4d
Date: 17 Aug 1691
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: MIL 1/15/2
Description: Ann Wenham of Laughton, widow, to William Benbrigg of Boreham Street in Wartling, gent
1     The Gulphes and The Halton (18 acres) with a barn, occupied by Richard Atherall in 1639
2     The Halton otherwise The Gallowes Field (10 acres), occupied by Henry Dowle in 1639
recites: resulting from the negotiation for the marriage between Richard Franck and Ann Franck for securing their payment of £200 which he had received from her, and which by agreement between them should be repaid to the four children of Richard Baker which he had by Ann (Richard Baker, Mary Baker, John Baker and Abraham Baker) as part of the legacies given them by their father's will, he granted a 99-year lease to Ann's mother Mary Akehurst of Hastings, widow, and to Richard Baker's brother John Baker of Tunbridge, gent, to be void if the payments were made, 6 Sep 1639; death of John Baker under 21 several years ago; Richard Baker, Mary wife of Ralph Akehurst of The Cliffe and Abraham Baker have long since achieved the age of 21 but neither Richard Franck in his lifetime nor his executors have made the payments; liability of Ann Franck, as executrix of Richard Baker, for the legacies to her children; death of Mary Akehurst shortly after the indenture of 1639, whereby her interest passed to John Baker late of Tunbridge by survivorship in trust for Ann Franck; Ann Franck has paid the legacies and is entitled to be repaid; assignment of the property by John Baker to John James of Dallington, yeoman, and Henry Cruttenden of Burwash, yeoman (since deceased) in trust for Ann Franck, 25 Oct 1655; assignment by Francis Franck of Hastings, gent (now deceased), son and heir of Richard Franck of Hastings, clerk, with his mother Ann Franck of Cliffe near Lewes, widow, late wife of Richard Franck and previously wife of Richard Baker of Hastings, to John James of Dallington, yeoman, in trust for Ann Franck, 26 Apr 1666; assignment by John James of Dallington, yeoman, to Thomas Snatt of London, haberdasher and Mary Akehurst of the Cliffe near Lewes, widow, in trust for Ann Franck of Lewes, widow, 16 Jun 1670; mortgage for £130 by Thomas Snatt of Hunton in Kent, gent and Mary Akehurst of the Cliffe near Lewes, widow, with Ann Franck of the Cliffe near Lewes, widow and executrix of Richard Baker of Hastings, to Ann Wenham of Laughton, 15 Mar 1690; £138 13s 4d now owing
Witnesses: Richard Isted, Samuel Isted.

Family

John Akehurst b. c 1565, d. 1630
Marriage*
Mary (?) married John Akehurst, son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?), circa 1595 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S805] Letters of administration of the estate of Mary Akehurst of Hastings, Sussex, England, granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1639 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/181A).
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Akehurst

b. circa 1565, d. 1630
FatherShepard Akehurst b. c 1530, d. b 1602
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1530, d. 1604
     John Akehurst was born circa 1565 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of Shepard Akehurst and Joan (?)
John Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1595 at Sussex, England.
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Joan (?) dated 1 February 1602 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
John Akehurst was mayor of Hastings in 1614.2
On 19 January 1613/14 John Akehurst lived at Hastings, Sussex, England.3
John Akehurst is mentioned in the will of Harbert Akehurst dated 19 January 1613/14 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.3
John Akehurst died in 1630 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Akehurst was buried on 23 September 1630 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, "Mr., elder."4
John's son John Akehurst was also buried at Hellingly even though the son lived and died at Warbleton.4

Family

Mary (?) b. c 1580, d. Nov 1639
Marriage*
John Akehurst married Mary (?) circa 1595 at Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S685] Will of Joan Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 1 Feb 1602, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 8 Jul 1604. (ESRO:PBT/1/1/12/21).
  2. [S903] W.G. Moss, "The History and Antiquities of the Town and Port of Hastings. Illustrated by A Series of Engravings From Original Drawings, (1824)."
  3. [S757] Will of Harbert Akerst of Lewes, Sussex, England, made 19 Jan 1613/14, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 15 Mar 1613/14. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/14/183).
  4. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.