Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Thomas AKEHURST (c1802-1876)

and Ann Maria MARTIN (1803-1872)

 

Thomas Akehurst and Ann Maria Martin married on 14 August 1825 in East Dean, Sussex.  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of East Dean.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Thomas Akehurst was born about 1802/3 in East Dean (East Sussex).  He may have been the son of Samuel Akehurst and Sarah Simmons who married on 24 February 1789 in East Dean.  The death of 74 year old Thomas Akehurst was registered in the fourth quarter of 1876 in the Steyning registration district.

Ann Maria Martin was baptised on 20 February 1803 in Herstmonceux, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Martin and Susanna Thompson.  The death of 69 year old Ann Maria Akehurst was registered in the first quarter of 1872 in the Steyning registration district.

When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living in East Dean and Thomas was a 39 year old agricultural labourer.  Ann was then 38 years old.  At the time of 1851 census the family were living at 5 Gloster Square in Brighton, Sussex.  Thomas was then a 48 year old married agricultural labourer, but Ann was not at the same address on census night.  In 1861 the couple were living in the home of their son William at 70 George Street in Hove.  Thomas was then a 59 year old agricultural labourer and Ann Maria a 58 year old needlewomen.  The couple were still living at 70 George Street in 1871.

 

Thomas Akehurst and Ann Maria Martin had 8 known children:

  1. William Akehurst was born about 1828 in East Dean.  He was an unmarried 23 year old agricultural labourer in 1851 and living with his father and younger siblings.

    William married Martha Bambridge in the third quarter of 1854 in Brighton.  She was born about 1829 in Norfolk.

    When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and their young children were living at 70 George Street in Hove.  William was then a 33 year old gas labourer.  His parents were also part of the household at that time, along with his 3 year old nephew, Edward P. Bainbridge.

    William and Martha had the following known children:

    1. Sarah Ann Akehurst was born about 1856 in Brighton.  She was a 5 year old scholar in 1861.

    2. Thomas Akehurst was born about 1857 in Hove.  He was a 4 year old scholar in 1861.

    3. James Marshall Akehurst was born about 1858 in Hove.  In 1861 he was 3 years old.

  2. Liole Akehurst was born about 1830.  He was 11 years old in 1841.

  3. Thomas Akehurst was born about 1832.  He was 9 years old in 1841.

  4. Sarah A. Akehurst was born about 1834 in East Dean.  In 1841 she was 7 years old.  She was a 17 year old house servant in 1851.

  5. Susanna Akehurst was born about 1836.  In 1841 she was 5 years old.  She was a 15 year old house servant in 1851.

  6. Samuel Akehurst was born about 1839 in East Dean.  He was 2 years old in 1841.  In 1851 he was a 12 year old agricultural labourer.  Samuel married Eliza Pumfry in 1859.  (They have their own page.)

  7. James Akehurst was born in the second quarter of 1841 in the Eastbourne registration district..  When the 1841 census was recorded he was possibly 9 months old.

  8. Robert Akehurst was born in the second quarter of 1844 in East Dean.  He was a 7 year old scholar at the time of the 1851 census.

 

AKEHURST          MARTIN


This page was reviewed on 7 April 2012