Hannah Ashdown

b. 28 April 1835

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Registration district: Lewes; Enumeration district: 2C; Archive reference: RG09; Piece number: 584; Folio: 26; Page: 21."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Susan Ashdown

b. circa 1843

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Registration district: Lewes; Enumeration district: 2C; Archive reference: RG09; Piece number: 584; Folio: 26; Page: 21."

Eliza Townsend

b. circa 1799, d. 1865
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Family:

John Norman b. 27 May 1798, d. 1881

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 612; Page: 17; GSU roll: 193546-193547."
  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,.

William Ashdown

b. 2 June 1830

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Keziah Ashdown

b. 26 November 1825

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Jane Ashdown

b. 29 November 1821

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Mary Ashdown

b. 4 April 1828

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

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. 3 January 1833

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Caroline Ashdown

b. 23 July 1837

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Jesse Ashdown

b. 26 April 1840

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Richard Ashdown

b. circa 1846

Parents:

Father: David Ashdown b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866
Mother: Hope Norman b. 27 Jul 1800, d. 11 Mar 1890
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 56; Page: 31; GSU roll: 193546-193547."

William Ashdown

b. circa 1750
Last Edited: 18 Oct 2020
  • Birth*: William Ashdown was born circa 1750 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: William Ashdown married Jane Bax, daughter of Richard Bax, on 20 July 1778 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote*: [Date unknown] An entry in the records for The Old Meeting House, Ditchling states that William and Jane Bax where asked to leave the Church because they were attending meetings at another Church. Probably the Bethel Chapel, Wivelsfield. The Bethel Chapel was originally known as The Peculiar Particular Baptist Church, Wivelsfield.

Family:

Jane Bax b. c 1756, d. 1838

Children:

Hannah Ashdown b. c 1780, d. 14 May 1854
Jane Ashdown b. c 1782, d. 1856
James Ashdown+ b. 3 May 1785, d. 22 Nov 1864
Richard Ashdown b. 1786, d. 1842
Sarah Ashdown b. c 1789, d. 27 Sep 1852
John Ashdown+ b. c 1793, d. 31 Jan 1877
David Ashdown+ b. c 1798, d. 28 Mar 1866

James Ashdown

b. 3 May 1785, d. 22 November 1864

Parents:

Father: William Ashdown b. c 1750
Mother: Jane Bax b. c 1756, d. 1838
Last Edited: 13 Oct 2020

Family:

Philadelphia Fuller b. c 1790, d. 1863

Children:

Emily Ashdown b. c 1810
John Ashdown+ b. c 1812
Charlotte Ashdown b. c 1825

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 56; Page: 31; GSU roll: 193546-193547."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1111; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Clayton; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 5; Page: 3; Line: 12; GSU roll: 464160."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 584; Folio: 26; Page: 21; GSU roll: 542666."
  4. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Philadelphia Fuller

b. circa 1790, d. 1863
Last Edited: 28 Apr 2020

Family:

James Ashdown b. 3 May 1785, d. 22 Nov 1864

Children:

Emily Ashdown b. c 1810
John Ashdown+ b. c 1812
Charlotte Ashdown b. c 1825

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 56; Page: 31; GSU roll: 193546-193547."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1111; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Clayton; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 5; Page: 3; Line: 12; GSU roll: 464160."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 584; Folio: 26; Page: 21; GSU roll: 542666."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1863, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 91."

Emily Ashdown

b. circa 1810

Parents:

Father: James Ashdown b. 3 May 1785, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother: Philadelphia Fuller b. c 1790, d. 1863
Last Edited: 28 Apr 2020

Citations

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

John Ashdown

b. circa 1812

Parents:

Father: James Ashdown b. 3 May 1785, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother: Philadelphia Fuller b. c 1790, d. 1863
Last Edited: 28 Apr 2020

Family:

Frances Stevens

Child:

James Ashdown b. 28 Nov 1834

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Frances Stevens

Last Edited: 28 Apr 2020

Family:

John Ashdown b. c 1812

Child:

James Ashdown b. 28 Nov 1834

Citations

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

James Ashdown

b. 28 November 1834

Parents:

Father: John Ashdown b. c 1812
Mother: Frances Stevens
Last Edited: 28 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Charlotte Ashdown

b. circa 1825

Parents:

Father: James Ashdown b. 3 May 1785, d. 22 Nov 1864
Mother: Philadelphia Fuller b. c 1790, d. 1863
Last Edited: 28 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1111; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Clayton; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 5; Page: 3; Line: 12; GSU roll: 464160."

John Elliott

b. circa 1590, d. before 27 October 1639

Parents:

Father: John Elliott b. c 1555, d. Sep 1632
Last Edited: 30 Apr 2020
  • Birth*: John Elliott was born circa 1590 at Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of John Elliott.
  • Will*: John Elliott left a will made on 11 June 1639: Only mentioned in the Rotherfield court records. Actual will does not survive.
  • Anecdote*: Will/Admon of John Elliott, Yeoman of Rotherfield, 1640
    (Admon: ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/218A)
    Will Made: 11 June 1639 (stated at manorial court held 5 Oct 1640 – see below)
    Will not presented for probate.
    Administration Granted: 17 June 1640
    It does not appear that John Elliott’s will has survived nor was submitted for probate. A grant of administration over his estate was made on 17 June 1640. However, a lot of detail regarding his will and his estate is documented in the Rotherfield manorial court records.
    This information was taken from the English handwritten transcription of the Rotherfield manorial court records made by Catharine Pullein in the 1920s. They are in six volumes and have been deposited at The Keep. The reference is: ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/1-6 and it is useful to know that they have been indexed (people names and property names) at the back of each volume.

    Rotherfield Manorial Court Baron: 12 October 1639
    [This is John Elliott, probably near death, surrendering his properties to the manorial court for him to have use of the properties while he lives and then, upon his death, for the court to transfer them according to his last will and testament. This was the way properties held of a lord/lady of the manor, could be transferred by will]
    They present that John Elliott out of court since last court viz June 11 last past & by acceptance of Walter Lusted, bedell & in presence of Wm Allen & Thos Weston, two customary tenants, a messuage with buildings & gardens etc. [ … a long list of properties follows…] To use of the said John Elliott for the term of his natural life & after his decease to use of the last will & testament of the said John … for such uses & interests & such ways & forms as the said John in his last testament & will shall ……. declare & for default of such will or limitations then to the use of the right heirs of the said John Elliott for ever. Comes the said John Elliott & prays etc. Fine 40/-.

    Rotherfield Manorial Court Baron: 27 October 1639
    [John Elliott, the father, has now died and his son John inherits. There is a John Elliott burial at Rotherfield St Denys on 5 March 1640 and 25 Aug 1640 but neither fits. The dates given in the manorial records imply that he died between 12 and 27 Oct 1639. Note at this time Rotherfield has a lady of the manor.]
    The homage present that John Elliott gent. who held to him & his heirs various lands & tenements of assart afterwards mentioned died so seised after whose death there falls to the lord for heriot an ox worth £6 which is delivered to the lady’s store and that John Elliott is his eldest son & next heir to the premises & of full age.
    Comes John Elliott the son & prays admittance to two pieces of land called Newe Reede & Oulde Reede containg by estimation 7 ½ acres held by the rent of 22 ½ d lying next Anthony’s Reede & to a cottage & 2 crofts called Anthony’s Reede (except two acres there formerly sold to Nicholas Millington & to a croft called Shepecotes, land called Rookes Innain [Innam?] alias Hothcroft containing in all by estimation 10 & 9 acres with appurtenances held by rent of 4/9 of which the said J.E. senr died seised which the lady, etc
    Comes John Elliott & prays admittance to a piece of assart land of Crowburrowe [Crowborough] called Whitefield containing 5 acres in Rotherfield lying with the highway leading from Brookesharne [Thornbrooke] to Crowburrowe on the East & the land of the said John on S.W. & N. of which the said John Elliott senr died seised which the lady etc.
    Comes John Elliott & prays admittance to all those parcels of land called Jackhodges containing by estimation 30 acres. Also to two similar parcels called le nyne acres & le tenne acres containing by estimation 20 acres in Rotherfield of which John Elliott senr died seised which the lady, etc. [ …….. .and there is more, a long list of properties]
    Subsequently, John Elliott, the son, applies for administration of the estate:
    Admon: John Ellyott [Elliott] of Rotherfield, 1640
    Grant of administration 17 Jun 1640 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/218A).

    Rotherfield Manorial Court Baron: 7 July 1640
    [This would appear to be the son John Elliott selling a property he inherited.]
    Comes John Elliott & surrenders 2 pieces of land called Newereede & Ouldreede containing by estimation 7 acres & a half, held by the rent of 22 ½ d & other services lying near Anthonies Reede, & a cottage & 2 crofts called Anthonies Reede (except 2 acres sold to Nicholas Millington) & a croft called Sheppecotts, & another called Rookes Innain als Hothcroft containing in all 19 acres with appurtenances hed by rent 4/9 & other services To use of John John Ovenden, his heirs. Comes the said John Ovenden & prays [admittance] etc. Fine £8 10 no heriot because John Elliott remains tenant.

    Rotherfield Manorial Court Baron: 5 October 1640
    [This would appear to be the court dispensing properties according to John Elliott’s will. It includes an excerpt from the will.]
    They present that John Elliott who held to him & his heirs a messuage, barn with garden & 6 parcels of land of assart of Frant containing 16 acres formerly in occupation of John Pococke by the yearly rent of 4/4 ½ (except a cottage & garden & one little parcel adjoining containing ½ acre formerly in occupation of John Gorringe) since last court died siesed and that Obadiah Elliott is eldest brother & next heir. And on 1st proclamation comes said Obadiah Elliott & prays [admittance], etc. Relief 4/4 ½ etc.
    Obadiah Elliott also admitted to another messuage, barn & garden & assart land containing 10 acres at Crowburrowe [Crowborough] by the yearly rent of 21d & other services. Relief 21d.
    After the death of said John Elliott there falls to the lady a heriot an ox worth £6.10 and the lady has sold the said ox for £6 10 her payment.
    They present that the said John Elliott in his lifetime surrendered a messuage & divers lands & tenements to the use of his last testament & will as appears by presentation of the homage at the court held 12 Oct last past by which last will by said John Elliott inscribed, bearing date June 11 15th year Charles, willed & bequeathed the said messuages & premises with appurtenances as follows in his English words viz: “I doe hereby give & devise & will limit & appoint & declare all the said messuage land tenements whatsoever by me surrendered (as aforesaid) unto my said loving brother Alexander Elliott & to his heirs & assignes for ever” as by the said testament & will here in court shown plainly apparent. And upon this comes the said Alexander Elliott & prays admittance etc (as at court Oct 12, 1639). Fine £100
    (Geoffrey Barber, 30 April 2020)

    Notes:
    The above process of surrending properties to the manorial court “to the use of a last will & testament” was only necessary for properties held of the manor (i.e.copyhold property) and not freehold property. Given the large number of properties held by John Elliott it is likely he held some others freehold, which, given the will was not presented for probate, would likely have passed to John, his eldest son & heir, if he had not dealt with them already before his death.
  • Death*: John Elliott died before 27 October 1639 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. (as per manorial court records 27 Oct 1639).

Family:

Child:

John Elliott b. c 1615

Alice Wood

Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Family:

Obadiah Elliott b. c 1580

Citations

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

Thomas Elliott

b. 25 March 1613

Parents:

Father: Obadiah Elliott b. c 1580
Mother: Mary Swaine
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Herbert Elliott

b. 18 May 1615

Parents:

Father: Obadiah Elliott b. c 1580
Mother: Mary Swaine
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

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

Matthew Elliott

b. 6 October 1616

Parents:

Father: Obadiah Elliott b. c 1580
Mother: Mary Swaine
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).

John Elliott

b. circa 1608

Parents:

Father: Obadiah Elliott b. c 1580
Mother: Mary Swaine
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).

Elizabeth Elliott

b. circa 1622

Parents:

Father: Obadiah Elliott b. c 1580
Mother: Mary Swaine
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).

Alexander Elliott

b. 11 August 1619

Parents:

Father: William Elliott b. c 1587, d. 1654
Mother: Alice Cheseman d. 1667
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Family:

Susan Cliffen

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Elliott

b. 4 August 1622, d. 1702

Parents:

Father: William Elliott b. c 1587, d. 1654
Mother: Alice Cheseman d. 1667
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Family:

Mary Russell d. 1696

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Elliott

b. 3 December 1624

Parents:

Father: William Elliott b. c 1587, d. 1654
Mother: Alice Cheseman d. 1667
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).

Elizabeth Elliott

b. circa 1630

Parents:

Father: William Elliott b. c 1587, d. 1654
Mother: Alice Cheseman d. 1667
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).