Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John ALFREY (1634-?)

and Rebecca TASKER (c1640-1687)


John Alfrey and Rebecca Tasker were my 10x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 3 May 1662 in East Grinstead, Sussex.  At the time they were both of Balcombe in Sussex.

John Alfrey was baptised on 15 or 18 August 1634 in East Grinstead.  He was the fourth and youngest son of Edward Alfrey (1598-1642) and Hester Bysshe (c1598-1638).

Rebecca Taskerís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. She was buried on 5 July 1687 in East Grinstead when she was described as a widow.  Might she have been the daughter of George Tasker and Susan Ginner who married 1629 in Balcombe, Sussex?


John Alfrey and Rebecca Tasker had 5 known children:

  1. 5 89 Rebeckah Allffery was baptised on 28 February 1663 in Worth, Sussex.

    Rebecca married John Austen on 13 October 1685 in East Grinstead.

    John was baptised on 12 February 1662 in East Grinstead and was the son of William Austin and Joan.

    John and Rebecca had 11 known children:

    1. John Austin was baptised on 19 May 1686 at All Saints, Lewes, Sussex and probably died as an infant.

    2. Susan Austen was baptised on 4 June 1687 in East Grinstead and probably died young.

    3. Mary Austin was baptised on 30 December 1688 at All Saints, Lewes and probably died as an infant

    4. John Austin was born on 11 November 1689 and baptised on 12 November 1689 at All Saints, Lewes.

    5. Mary Austin was baptised on 13 January 1690/1 at All Saints, Lewes.

    6. Rebecca Austin was baptised on 28 December 1692 at All Saints, Lewes.  She married Richard Markwick on 2 October 1718 at All Saints, Lewes.

    7. Sarah Austin was born 25 March 1696 and baptised on 31 March 1696 at All Saints, Lewes.

    8. Deborah Austin was born on 22 August 1697 and baptised on 7 September 1697 at All Saints, Lewes.

    9. William Austin was born 4 January 1698/9 and baptised in 18 January 1698/9 at All Saints, Lewes.

    10. Susanna Austin was born on 18 February 1699/1700 and baptised on 27 February 1699/1700 at All Saints, Lewes.

    11. Hannah Austin was born on 15 April 1701 and baptised on 6 May 1701 at All Saints, Lewes.

  2. Sarah Allffery was baptised on 3 September 1665 in Worth and buried there on 7 September 1665.

  3. John Alfrey (1669-?) my 9x Great Grandfather, married Dorcas Peter (?-1706) in 1691 as his first wife and then Mary Matthews (c1686-1730) in 1707.  (They have their own page.)

  4. Susan Affrey was baptised on 12 July 1671 in East Grinstead.

  5. Edward Avery was baptised on 13 February 1674 in East Grinstead.


Were John and Rebecca also the parents of:

  1. Henry Alfrey married Mary and they had 2 known children:

    1. Sarah Alfrey was baptised on 28 September 1712 in East Grinstead.

    2. Rebecah Alfrey was baptised on 15 May 1715 in East Grinstead.



This page was updated on 3 July 2012