Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward TESTER (1790-?)

and Catherine HARVEY (1790-?)

 

Edward Tester and Catherine Harvey may have married in about 1813/4.  No possible marriage appears in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Edward Tester was baptised on 4 January 1790 in Etchingham, Sussex.  He was the son of Henry Tester (1759-1841) and Susannah Chapman (?-1844).

Catherine Harvey was baptised on 26 October 1790 in Mountfield, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Benjamin Harvey and Susanna Sellens.

 

Edward Tester and Catherine Harvey had 9 or 10 known children:

  1. Emma Tester was baptised on 13 November 1814 in Etchingham.  She had 2 illegitimate children:

    1. James Tester was baptised on 14 October 1832 in Etchingham.  He married Mary.

    2. Harriet Tester was baptised on 6 November 1836 in Salehurst.

  2. Jane Tester was baptised on 14 December 1817 in Etchingham.

  3. Samuel Tester was baptised on 30 November 1819 in Ticehurst.

  4. Hannah Tester was baptised on 4 March 1821 in Etchingham.

    She married William Willard on 29 June 1844 in Salehurst.  He was born about 1818.

    William and Hannah had 6 known children:

    1. Edward Willard was baptised on 10 January 1847 in Etchingham.

    2. George Willard was baptised on 28 October 1849 in Etchingham.

    3. Mary Ann Willard was baptised on 5 March 1854 in Etchingham.

    4. James Willard was baptised on 4 January 1857 in Etchingham.

    5. Jane Willard was baptised on 6 November 1859 in Etchingham.

    6. Albert Willard was baptised on 3 August 1862 in Etchingham.

  5. Mary Tester was baptised on 16 November 1823 in Etchingham.

  6. John Tester was baptised on 21 January 1827 in Etchingham.

    John married Sarah.  They had 7 known children:

    1. John Tester was born about 1852 in Warbleton, Sussex.  He was a Gardener in 1871.

    2. Harriet Tester was baptised on 4 January 1857 in Etchingham.  In 1871 she was a General Servant.

    3. George Tester was baptised on 6 November 1859 in Etchingham.  He married Jemima.  George was a House Painter in 1881.

    4. Edwin Tester or Edward Tester was baptised on 2 March 1862 in Etchingham.  In 1891 he was a Gamekeeper.

    5. Fanny Tester was baptised on 6 August 1865 in Etchingham.

    6. Emily Tester was born about 1869.

    7. Alfred Tester was baptised on 3 December 1871 in Etchingham.

  7. Edward Tester was baptised on 22 November 1829 at the Wesleyan Chapel in Sandhurst, Kent.

    Edward married Charlotte Pollington on 9 September 1848 in Etchingham.  She was born about 1827.

    Edward and Charlotte had 9 known children:

    1. Edward Tester was born in about 1849 in Etchingham.  He was a keeper in 1871.

    2. Mary Jane Tester was baptised on 4 May 1851 in Etchingham.

    3. James Tester was baptised on 5 March 1854 in Etchingham.  In 1871 he was an agricultural labourer.

    4. William Tester was born about 1857 in Etchingham.  In 1871 he was an agricultural labourer.  By 1881 he was a Stockman, and in 1891 he was a Miller's Loader.

    5. Matthew Tester was baptised on 3 March 1859 in Etchingham.

    6. Robert Tester was baptised on 1 December 1859 in Etchingham.

    7. Emily Caroline Tester was baptised on 1 May 1861 in Etchingham.  She was a Nursemaid in 1891.

    8. Rose Ann Tester was baptised on 24 June 1866 in Etchingham.

    9. John Tester was baptised on 2 May 1869 in Etchingham.  In 1891 he was a Domestic Gardener.

  8. Henry Tester was born about 1832 in Salehurst.

    Henry married Harriet Willard.

    Harriet was baptised on 15 February 1835 in Etchingham and was the daughter of Robert Willard (1808-?) and Mary Ann Wackford (1812-?).

    Henry and Harriet had 11 known children:

    1. Nathaniel Tester was born on 24 August 1856 in Etchingham.  He died on 19 December 1900.  In 1871 he was a shepherd.  Nathaniel married Elizabeth Ann Humphrey on 21 April 1888 in Etchingham.  She was born on 13 June 1860 in Sandhurst, Kent.  They had 3 known children:

      1. Elsie Ann Tester

      2. Percival George Tester

      3. Frederick Tester

      In 1891 Nathaniel was a journeyman miller.

    2. Henry Tester was born on 2 April 1858 and died on 26 April 1858.

    3. Fanny Tester was born on 28 February 1859 and died on 6 March 1859.

    4. Frederick Tester was born on 15 March and baptised on 6 May 1860 in Etchingham.  He married Emily Catherine Tester on 30 March 1891.  She was born about 1864 in Etchingham.  They had 2 known children:

      1. Frederick William Tester

      2. Edward Tester

      In 1901 the family were living in Camberwell, Surrey and Frederick was an indoor servant.

    5. Horace Tester was born on 21 September and baptised on 2 December 1863 in Etchingham.  He died on 24 December 1864.

    6. Robert Tester was born on 21 February and baptised on 1 April 1866 in Etchingham.  He married Florence Ward on 26 April 1897.  She was born about 1876 in Devon.  They had 1 known son:

      1. Robert George Tester

    7. George Tester was born on 5 October 1867 and baptised on 5 January 1868 in Etchingham.  He married Charlotte Burden.  She was born on 16 July 1898 and died in 1998.

    8. Arthur Tester was born on 1 March and baptised on 1 May 1870 in Etchingham.  He married Alice Hellings on 20 January 1896.  She was born about 1874 in Etchingham.  The couple had 2 known children:

      1. Ernest Tester

      2. Mabel Tester

      In 1901 the family were living in Etchingham and Arthur was a shepherd.

    9. Mary Ann Tester was born on 1 July 1873 in Etchingham.  She died on 11 December 1925.  Mary Ann married Albert E.H. Taylor in November 1906.  He was born about 1875 in Dorking, Sussex.  He was a farmhand in 1891.

    10. Henry Edward Tester was born 3 February 1876 in Etchingham.  He died on 8 April 1882.

    11. Emily Jane Tester was born on 9 April 1878 in Etchingham.  She married Edward Goodwin on 8 June 1904.

  9. James Tester was born about 1836 in Etchingham.  In 1881 he was a blacksmith.

    James married Emily Paterson on 21 February 1860 in Etchingham.

    Emily was born about 1836 in Oxford and was the daughter of John Paterson.

    James and Emily had 7 known children:

    1. William George Tester was baptised on 5 January 1862 in Etchingham.

    2. Frances Elizabeth Tester was baptised on 2 December 1863 in Etchingham.

    3. James Alfred Tester was baptised on 3 December 1865 in Etchingham.

    4. Thomas John Tester was baptised on 4 August 1867 in Etchingham.

    5. Frederick Henry Tester was baptised on 5 December 1869 in Etchingham.

    6. Herbert Tester was born about 1873 in Etchingham.  He was a Grocer's Assistant in 1891.

    7. Ernest Tester was born about 1875 in Etchingham.

  10. Harriet Tester was born about 1837.  She may have been baptised on 6 November 1836 in Salehurst, as the illegitimate daughter of Emma Tester (see above).

 

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