Heslington Genealogy


Thomas Ashby [Parents] was christened on 4 Sep 1836 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. He married Hannah Botten on 5 Nov 1862 in The Church of St Andrew, Paddock Wood, Brenchley, Kent, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
1841 census: Samuel (42) an ag lab at Lividedge Cottage, Lamberhurst with wife Hesther 30 and George 12, Marharet (?) 7, Thomas 5, Caroline 3 & Emma 2. Daur Esther 15 is a fem serv in Lamberhurst.
1851 S aged 52 at Brick Kiln Lamberhurst with Esther 45 and Caroline 12, Naomi 8 , William 6, Isaac 4 + gran daur Mary Ann 3 born Ticehurst.

Hannah Botten was born about 1834 in Brenchley, Kent, England. She died on 29 Oct 1906 in Paddock Wood, Brenchley, Kent, England. She married Thomas Ashby on 5 Nov 1862 in The Church of St Andrew, Paddock Wood, Brenchley, Kent, England.

Father: John Botten.


William Ashby [Parents] was christened on 3 Jan 1836 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. He married Elizabeth.

Christening extracted to IGI
1841 census we have Richard aged 45 fishmonger at Down, Lamberhurst with wife Elizabeth (40) and Frances 13, Emma 11, Richard 9. William 5, Jesse 3 & George 9mths.
1851 Richard aged 55 born Lamberhurst an ag lab living at Down with Elizabeth 50, Frances 23, Emma 20, William 16, Jesse 13, George 11 & Joseph 7.
1881 Census: 1 Wandle Road, Croydon: Grocer.

Elizabeth was born in 1834 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. She married William Ashby.

1881 Census: 1 Wandle Road, Croydon: 49 year old wife of a Grocer.

They had the following children:

  M i William Ashby was born in 1866 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

1881 Census: 1 Wandle Road, Croydon: 15 year old son, a Teacher
  M ii Frederick Ashby was born in 1869 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

1881 Census: 1 Wandle Road, Croydon: 12 year old son, a Scholar
  M iii Albert Ashby was born in 1872 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

1881 Census: 1 Wandle Road, Croydon: 8 year old son, a Scholar

Edgar George Boyden [Parents] was born about 1885. He married Ethel Daisy Kettle on 1 Aug 1908 in St.Peters,Colchester,Essex,England.

Ethel Daisy Kettle [Parents] was born on 11 Aug 1886 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 12 Sep 1886 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She married Edgar George Boyden on 1 Aug 1908 in St.Peters,Colchester,Essex,England.


Thomas Westover.Thomas married Catherine Ashby on 7 Apr 1768 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Catherine Ashby [Parents] was christened on 16 May 1748 in Burwash, Sussex, England. She died in 1828. She married Thomas Westover on 7 Apr 1768 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Catherine married Thomas WESTOVER son of William WESTOVER and Sarah DALE on 7 Apr 1768 in Mayfield, East Sussex. Thomas was born in 1740 in Burwash, East Sussex. He was christened on 24 Feb 1740 in Burwash, East Sussex. He died in Jul 1808. He was buried on 8 Jul 1808.
Yeoman, Farmer. Will 12 June 1801 proved 2 August 1808. Lived at Westdown Farm, Westdown Lane.
Thomas and Catherine had the following children:
i. Sarah WESTOVER was born in 1769. She was christened on 5 Feb 1769.
ii. Thomas WESTOVER was christened on 18 Oct 1770. He was buried on 6 Sep 1774.
iii. Catherine WESTOVER was born in 1772. She died on 2 Feb 1844.
iv. William WESTOVER was born in 1774.
v. John WESTOVER was born in 1776. He was christened on 14 Apr 1776.
vi. Thomas WESTOVER was christened on 9 Jun 1778.
vii. Jonathan WESTOVER was christened on 25 Nov 1780. Jonathan married
Elizabeth HALL on 29 Mar 1806.
viii. Elizabeth WESTOVER was christened on 30 Jan 1783.
Elizabeth married William FOX on 23 Jan 1800.
ix. Philadelphia WESTOVER was christened on 8 Oct 1785.
Philadelphia married Joseph CARTER on 9 Aug 1805.
x. Hannah WESTOVER was christened on 24 Jun 1787.

They had the following children:

  F i Catherine Westover was christened on 20 Sep 1772. She died on 2 Feb 1844.
  M ii William Westover was christened on 10 Jul 1774.

Info from Richard Ashby and The “Ashby book” (it’s a big word file) Richard is not the author of the bulk of the research (except for the descendants of Reuben Ashby & Elizabeth Blackstone – Richard's direct ancestors) it is not for circulation or publication. William married Sarah PANKHURST on 14 Jan 1796. They had the following children:Mary Westover who was christened on 27 Feb 1803 in Ticehurst. Mary married Samuel COLEMAN .

John Asheby [Parents] was christened on 11 Mar 1591 in St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He married Jone Hilder on 12 Nov 1616 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Christening found in Vital Records
Marriage found on IGI and in Vital Records

Jone Hilder was born about 1595. She married John Asheby on 12 Nov 1616 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Marriage found on IGI

They had the following children:

  M i Henry Ashbye was christened on 13 May 1621.
  F ii Joan Asheby was christened on 4 May 1623 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died before 1635 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening found on IGI; forename spelt 'Jone'. Death assumed because younger sibling given the same name.
  M iii John Ashby was christened on 30 Mar 1625.
  M iv Thomas Asheby was christened on 25 May 1629. He was buried on 3 Jul 1690.
  F v Joan Asheby was born about 1635.
  M vi William Ashbye was christened on 7 Apr 1639 in Frant, Sussex, England. He was buried on 28 Apr 1639 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Christening and burial found submitted to IGI
  F vii Mary Ashbe was christened on 25 Sep 1641 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She was buried on 14 Oct 1641 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening and burial found extracted to IGI

George Morris was born in 1824 in Great Holland, Essex, England. He died Jan - Feb 1889 in Colchester, Essex, England. He married Laura Ann Cadman Apr - May 1873 in Colchester, Essex, England.

Other marriages:
, Mary
Bird, Eleanor

GRO Marriage 4q 1856 Colchester 4a 469 to Eleanor Bird
1871 Census: 16 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex: 46 year old married Head of Household, a Groom born Great Holland, Essex.
GRO Marriages 2q 1873 Colchester 4a 406 to Laura Cadman
1881 Census: 3 Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex: 57 year old married Head of Household, a Groom born Great Holland.
GRO Deaths 1q 1889 Colchester 4a 270

Laura Ann Cadman was born Oct - Nov 1849 in East Mersea, Essex, England. She married George Morris Apr - May 1873 in Colchester, Essex, England.

GRO Births Dec 1849 CADMAN Laura Ann Lexden &c 12 127
GRO Marriages 2q 1873 Colchester 4a 406
1881 Census: 3 Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex: 31 year old wife of a Groom born East Mersea

They had the following children:

  M i Frederick Morris was born Apr - May 1877 in Colchester, Essex, England.

Births Jun 1877 Morris Frederick Colchester 4a 351
1881 Census: 3 Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex: 4 year old son of a Groom born Great Holland, Essex (Notation in deaf/dumb/blind/lunatic column.)
  M ii Alfred William Morris was born Apr - May 1880 in Colchester, Essex, England.

Births Jun 1880 MORRIS Alfred William Colchester 4a 414
1881 Census: 3 Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex: 1 year old son of a Groom born Great Holland, Essex.

Reuben Ashby [Parents] was christened on 28 Oct 1703 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He was buried on 28 Jan 1784 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He married Anne Turnis on 28 Jul 1722 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI. Forename spelt 'Rubin'
Marriage submitted to IGI. Name spelt 'Reubon' married to Ann 'Twins'.

Anne Turnis [Parents] was christened on 8 Nov 1704 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She was buried on 5 Aug 1780 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She married Reuben Ashby on 28 Jul 1722 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI. Parents Thomas and Mary.
Marriage submitted to IGI. Name spelt Ann 'Twins'.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Ashby was christened on 3 Feb 1723 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He died about 1725 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI.
  M ii William Ashby was christened on 6 Jan 1724 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI.
  M iii Thomas Ashby was christened on 8 Oct 1727.
  F iv Ann Ashby was christened on 6 May 1725 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI.
  M v Reuben Ashby was christened on 6 Jan 1729. He was buried on 30 May 1802.
  F vi Mary Ashby was christened on 29 Sep 1732 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI. Married John Hyland.
  M vii Richard Ashby was christened on 7 Nov 1734.
  M viii John Ashby was christened on 12 Dec 1736. He died in 1820.
  F ix Anne Ashby was christened on 8 May 1739 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  F x Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 10 Apr 1743 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI. Married William Baldwin on 14 Apr 1762 in Wadhurst, Sussex.
  F xi Lucy Ashby was christened on 20 Jul 1746.
  F xii Anne Ashby was christened on 6 Aug 1749 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She was buried on 12 Nov 1749 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI.
  F xiii Philadelphia Ashby was christened on 4 Nov 1750 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She died in 1772 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI.

John Corke [Parents] was christened on 26 Nov 1818 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He married Mary Ann Rogers on 19 Oct 1842 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Aged 25 years at marriage.
1851 Census: Cop Barn, an Agricultural Labourer.
1871 Census: London Road, Tonbridge, Kent: 53 year old married Head of Household, a Baker born Rotherfield, Sussex.
1881 Census: Rusthall, Speldhurst, Kent: 63 year old widowed Head of Household, with Lucy, his umarried daughter,a Housekeeper.

Mary Ann Rogers was born in 1821 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died before 1881. She married John Corke on 19 Oct 1842 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI aged 21 years.

They had the following children:

  M i John Corke was born in 1873 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.
  F ii Mary Ann Corke was christened on 5 Dec 1847 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
  M iii Benjamin Corke was born in 1850 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

1881 Census: Lincoln Cottage, Albert Road, Croydon, Surrey: 30 year old married Head of Household, a bricklayer.
1871 Census: London Road, Tonbridge, Kent: 20 year old son of a Baker born Rotherfield, Sussex, a Labourer.
  F iv Lucy Corke was born on 8 Aug 1859. She died on 12 Jan 1927.
  F v Sarah was born about 1851.
  F vi Margaret Corke was born in 1856 in Hadlow, Kent, England.

1871 Census: London Road, Tonbridge, Kent: 15 year old daughter of a Baker born Hadlow, Kent.

George Boyden.

He had the following children:

  M i Edgar George Boyden was born about 1885.

John Chandler was christened on 2 Jun 1765 in Mountfield, Sussex, England. He died in Sep 1831 in Ardingly, Sussex, England. He married Catherine Westover on 17 Apr 1792.

Catherine Westover [Parents] was christened on 20 Sep 1772 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She died on 2 Feb 1844 in Brighton, Sussex, England. She was buried on 8 Feb 1844 in Burwash, Sussex, England. She married John Chandler on 17 Apr 1792.

They had the following children:

  F i Catherine Chandler was christened on 21 Sep 1796.
  M ii Stephen Chandler was christened on 14 Jun 1816. He died in 1877.

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