Matthew Ovenden

b. 24 January 1730/31, d. 1788

Parents:

Father: Matthew Ovenden d. 1768
Mother: Sarah Ashdown b. 27 Jan 1704/5, d. 1773
Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

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,.

Sarah Ovenden

b. 13 May 1733

Parents:

Father: Matthew Ovenden d. 1768
Mother: Sarah Ashdown b. 27 Jan 1704/5, d. 1773
Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Family:

John Cronden

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S844] Will of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Feb 1788, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1788. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/65/575).
  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: 1886070; Image: 219."

Thomas Ovenden

b. 2 February 1734/35

Parents:

Father: Matthew Ovenden d. 1768
Mother: Sarah Ashdown b. 27 Jan 1704/5, d. 1773
Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Citations

  1. [S23] Online 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: 1886070; Image: 219."
  3. [S844] Will of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Feb 1788, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1788. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/65/575).

John Cronden

Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Family:

Sarah Ovenden b. 13 May 1733

Citations

  1. [S844] Will of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Feb 1788, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1788. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/65/575).
  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/) "Film: 1886070; Image: 219."

William Brown

b. circa 1743, d. 1798

Parents:

Father: Thomas Brown
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 21 Apr 1714, d. 1762
Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film: 1886070; Image: 219."
  2. [S844] Will of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Feb 1788, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1788. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/65/575).
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Waters

Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Family:

Martha Arcoll b. 26 Nov 1751

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film: 1886070; Image: 219."
  3. [S844] Will of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Feb 1788, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1788. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/65/575).

Elizabeth Taylor

b. 27 September 1729

Parents:

Father: Anthony Taylor d. 1734
Mother: Mary Ashdown b. 8 Sep 1694
Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Family:

William Roberts

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.

Mary Taylor

b. 20 March 1727/28

Parents:

Father: Anthony Taylor d. 1734
Mother: Mary Ashdown b. 8 Sep 1694
Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Citations

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

William Roberts

Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Family:

Elizabeth Taylor b. 27 Sep 1729

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film: 1886070; Image: 219."
  3. [S844] Will of Thomas Ashdown of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Feb 1788, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1788. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/65/575).

William Farrant

Last Edited: 6 Dec 2019

Family:

Elizabeth Ashdown b. 21 Sep 1673

Citations

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

Elizabeth Piper

d. 1713
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Family:

Alexander Ashdown b. 28 May 1676, d. 1754

Children:

John Ashdown b. 28 Feb 1701/2
Ann Ashdown b. 27 Dec 1706
Elizabeth Ashdown b. 1 Aug 1708, d. 1786

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,.

Ann Forster

Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Family:

Alexander Ashdown b. 28 May 1676, d. 1754

Children:

Alexander Ashdown+ b. 18 Jan 1715/16
William Ashdown+ b. 27 Sep 1719, d. 1799

Citations

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

William Ashdown

b. 27 September 1719, d. 1799

Parents:

Father: Alexander Ashdown b. 28 May 1676, d. 1754
Mother: Ann Forster
Last Edited: 3 May 2020
  • Baptism*: William Ashdown was baptized on 27 September 1719 at St Bartholomew, Burwash, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Alexander Ashdown and Ann Forster.
  • Marriage*: William Ashdown married Mary Pratt on 15 April 1746 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, both of Mayfield.2
  • Will*: William Ashdown left a will made on 9 January 1796 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.3
  • Anecdote*: William ASHDOWN, Husbandman of Mayfield, 1799
    (ESRO: PBT 2/1/10/411)
    Made: 9 Jan 1796
    Probate: 5 Feb 1799
    Familysearch: Film: 1067012; image: 102
    In the name of God Amen IWilliam ASHDOWNhusbandman of the parish of Mayfield in the County of Sussex being of a sound Mind and Memory Praised be Almighty God therefore I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament touching the Disposition of my Temporal Estate wherewith it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in Manner and Form following that us to say
    I give and bequeath tomy Son William ASHDOWNthe sum of five shillings to be paid six Months after our Decease. Item I give and bequeath tomy Daughter Mary JENNERthe Sum of five shillings to bepd. paidsixMonths after our Decease. Item I give and bequeath tomy Son James ASHDOWNthe Sum of five shillings to be paid six months after our Decease. Item I give and bequeath tomy Son Alexander ASHDOWNthe sum of five shillings to be paid six Months after our Decease. Item I give and bequeath tomy Daughter Ann THOMASthe Sum of five shillings to be paid six Months after our Decease. Item I give and bequeath tomy son David ASHDOWNAll my Goods Cattle Wearing Apparel & every Thing unto me belonging with paying those Legacys above mentioned makeingmy Son Davidmysole Executorof this my last Will and Testament whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the ninth day of January in the thirty fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith to and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.(William ASHDOWN)
    Signed sealed and declared this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of us whose Names are subscribed asWitnesses
    John RANGER
    Stephen CORNWELL Junior
    William HOLFORD
    the Seal of (Seal) William ASHDOWN
    Probate: 5 Feb 1799
    The Will ofWilliam ASHDOWN late of Mayfieldwithin the Deanry of Southmalling in the County of Sussex was proved the fifth day of February in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and ninety nine before the Reverend Edward Robert RAYNES Clerk Surrogate and soforth. Upon the Oath ofDavid ASHDOWN the sole Executorin the said Will named to whom was committed the Administration of the Goods to he being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and soforth And also that the said Goods to were under the Value of one hundred pounds.
    (Transcribed by Ann Dalton, 9 Dec 2019.)
  • Death*: William Ashdown died in 1799 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: William Ashdown was buried on 6 January 1799 at All Saints, Waldron, Sussex, England, "80 years, of Mayfield."4

Family:

Mary Pratt

Children:

Mary Ashdown b. 1 Mar 1746/47
William Ashdown b. 2 Mar 1746/47
John Ashdown b. 2 Jul 1749, d. 1752
James Ashdown b. 2 Sep 1750
Alexander Ashdown+ b. 16 Nov 1752, d. 1799
Thomas Ashdown b. 30 Dec 1754, d. 1759
Elizabeth Ashdown b. 30 Dec 1754
Edward Ashdown b. 20 Mar 1756
Hannah Ashdown b. 24 Sep 1758
Anne Ashdown b. 1 Mar 1761
David Ashdown+ b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841

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. [S849] Will of William Ashdown of Mayfield, Sussex, England, made 9 Jan 1796, proved in the Deanery of South Malling, 5 Feb 1799. (ESRO: PBT 2/1/10/411).
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Pratt

Last Edited: 11 Dec 2019

Family:

William Ashdown b. 27 Sep 1719, d. 1799

Children:

Mary Ashdown b. 1 Mar 1746/47
William Ashdown b. 2 Mar 1746/47
John Ashdown b. 2 Jul 1749, d. 1752
James Ashdown b. 2 Sep 1750
Alexander Ashdown+ b. 16 Nov 1752, d. 1799
Thomas Ashdown b. 30 Dec 1754, d. 1759
Elizabeth Ashdown b. 30 Dec 1754
Edward Ashdown b. 20 Mar 1756
Hannah Ashdown b. 24 Sep 1758
Anne Ashdown b. 1 Mar 1761
David Ashdown+ b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841

Citations

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

David Ashdown

b. 12 November 1764, d. 1841

Parents:

Father: William Ashdown b. 27 Sep 1719, d. 1799
Mother: Mary Pratt
Last Edited: 11 Dec 2019

Family 1:

Ann Geer d. 1806

Children:

William Ashdown+ b. 14 Dec 1795, d. 1872
Thomas Ashdown b. 31 Jan 1797
Alice Ashdown+ b. 22 Sep 1799, d. 1856
Tryphena Ashdown b. 18 Jan 1801
Frances Ashdown b. 10 Jul 1803
James Ashdown b. 12 Jan 1806

Family 2:

Lucy Axcell b. c 1780, d. 1830

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S849] Will of William Ashdown of Mayfield, Sussex, England, made 9 Jan 1796, proved in the Deanery of South Malling, 5 Feb 1799. (ESRO: PBT 2/1/10/411).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1116; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Mayfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 12; Folio: 22; Page: 9; Line: 22; GSU roll: 464162."
  5. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Geer

d. 1806
Last Edited: 11 Dec 2019

Family:

David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841

Children:

William Ashdown+ b. 14 Dec 1795, d. 1872
Thomas Ashdown b. 31 Jan 1797
Alice Ashdown+ b. 22 Sep 1799, d. 1856
Tryphena Ashdown b. 18 Jan 1801
Frances Ashdown b. 10 Jul 1803
James Ashdown b. 12 Jan 1806

Citations

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

Lucy Axcell

b. circa 1780, d. 1830
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Family:

David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841

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,.

William Ashdown

b. 14 December 1795, d. 1872

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841
Mother: Ann Geer d. 1806
Last Edited: 17 Nov 2020

Family:

Harriet Funnell b. c 1795, d. 1878

Children:

Ruth Ashdown b. 16 Apr 1824
James Ashdown b. c 1827
Mary Ashdown b. c 1829
Eli Ashdown b. c 1832
Joseph Ashdown b. c 1834

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.

Harriet Funnell

b. circa 1795, d. 1878
Last Edited: 17 Nov 2020

Family:

William Ashdown b. 14 Dec 1795, d. 1872

Children:

Ruth Ashdown b. 16 Apr 1824
James Ashdown b. c 1827
Mary Ashdown b. c 1829
Eli Ashdown b. c 1832
Joseph Ashdown b. c 1834

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: RG 9; Piece: 575; Folio: 62; Page: 12; GSU roll: 542665."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Ashdown

b. 31 January 1797

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841
Mother: Ann Geer d. 1806
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Citations

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

Tryphena Ashdown

b. 18 January 1801

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841
Mother: Ann Geer d. 1806
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Citations

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

Frances Ashdown

b. 10 July 1803

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841
Mother: Ann Geer d. 1806
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Family:

Isaac Barnes

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.

James Ashdown

b. 12 January 1806

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. 12 Nov 1764, d. 1841
Mother: Ann Geer d. 1806
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Citations

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

Isaac Barnes

Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Family:

Frances Ashdown b. 10 Jul 1803

Citations

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

James Gower

b. circa 1828

Parents:

Father: Charles Gower b. 9 Oct 1791, d. 1855
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 22 Sep 1799, d. 1856
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1116; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Mayfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 12; Folio: 17; Page: 1; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464162."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Gower

b. circa 1830

Parents:

Father: Charles Gower b. 9 Oct 1791, d. 1855
Mother: Alice Ashdown b. 22 Sep 1799, d. 1856
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1116; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Mayfield; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 12; Folio: 17; Page: 1; Line: 9; GSU roll: 464162."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charles Gower

Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019

Family:

Elizabeth Fuller

Children:

Charles Gower+ b. 9 Oct 1791, d. 1855
Henry Gower b. 2 Feb 1794
Sarah Gower b. 14 Aug 1796
William Gower b. 15 Jul 1798
Francis Gower b. 21 Feb 1802
Elizabeth Gower b. 2 Jun 1805

Citations

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

Elizabeth Fuller

Last Edited: 9 Dec 2019
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Fuller was also known as Betty.
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth Fuller married Charles Gower on 29 August 1784 at Brightling, Sussex, England.1
  • Married Name: As of 29 August 1784, her married name was Gower.

Family:

Charles Gower

Children:

Charles Gower+ b. 9 Oct 1791, d. 1855
Henry Gower b. 2 Feb 1794
Sarah Gower b. 14 Aug 1796
William Gower b. 15 Jul 1798
Francis Gower b. 21 Feb 1802
Elizabeth Gower b. 2 Jun 1805

Citations

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