Heslington Genealogy


James Ashby [Parents] was born on 25 Nov 1841 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. He was christened on 23 Jan 1842 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Knight on 23 Jul 1865 in St John's Chapel, Lower Beeding, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
Married in the presence of his brother John and sister-in-law, Ellen.
1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 39 year old married Head of Household, a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
1901 Census: New Shoreham, Sussex a shoe dealer living at with his wife, daughter Florence and two boarders - Walter J Spray (10) and Reuben Hardy aged 20 (James's sister's Philadelphia's son.
GRO Births/Mar 1842/Uckfield/VII/491

Elizabeth Knight was born in 1845 in Tonbridge, Kent, England. She married James Ashby on 23 Jul 1865 in St John's Chapel, Lower Beeding, Sussex, England.

GRO Births: 2q 1845, Tonbridge, V 507 Daughter of James Knight.
Married in the presence of his brother John Ashby and sister-in-law, Ellen.
1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 36 year old wife of a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
1901 Census: New Shoreham, Sussex Wife of a shoe dealer, living with husband and daughter Florence and two boarders - Walter J Spray (10) and Reuben Hardy aged 20 (James's sister's Philadelphia's son.

They had the following children:

  F i Annie Elizabeth Ashby was born in 1866 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England. She died in 1885 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England.

GRO Birth/Mar 1866/Steyning/2b/271 or 272
1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 15 year old daughter of a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
GRO Deaths: 1q 1885 Steyning, 2b 292
  M ii James Albert Ashby was born in 1868 in New Shoreham, Sussex, England. He died in 1871 in New Shoreham, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth/Mar 1868/Steyning/2b/280
GRO Death/Mar 1871/Steyning/2b/161
  M iii William Joseph Ashby was born in 1871 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England.

1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 10 year old son of a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
GRO Birth/Sep 1871/Steyning/2b/269 GRO Marriage/Jun 1900/West Ham/4a/482
William married Annie Louisa HARRIS on 2 Jun 1900 in West Ham, East London. GRO Birth/Jun 1875/Hambledon/2a/130 GRO Marriage/Jun 1900/West Ham/4a/482
William and Annie had the following children:
Annie Louisa ASHBY was born on 14 Dec 1902 in 4 Waterdyke Avenue, Southwick, Sussex.
  M iv Frederick Henry Ashby was born in 1874 in Southwick, Sussex, England.

1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 7 year old son of a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
On the 1901 census he is a wood working Machinist at New Shoreham.
GRO Birth/Sep 1874/Steyning/2b/251GRO Marriage/Sep 1899/Steyning/2b/251
Frederick married Ellen SMITHERS in 1899. Ellen was born in 1875 in Dunsfold, Surrey. GRO Birth/Jun 1875/Hambledon/2a/130 GRO Marriage/Sep 1899/Steyning/2b/641
Frederick and Ellen had the following children:
Albert Frederick ASHBY was born on 25 Jul 1900 in 3 May Terrace, New Shoreham, Sussex. He died in Jul 1900 in 3 May Terrace, New Shoreham, Sussex.
Charles Joseph ASHBY was born on 25 Jul 1900 in 3 May Terrace, New Shoreham, Sussex. He died in Jul 1900 in 3 May Terrace, New Shoreham, Sussex.
Arthur Henry ASHBY was born in 1902.
  F v Martha Louisa Ashby was born in 1876 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England.

1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 5 year old daughter of a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
GRO Birth/Mar 1879/Steyning/2b/292
Martha married James King MAJOR on 5 Jul 1899 in Steyning, Sussex. They had the following children:
Florence Gertrude MAJOR was born in 1902.
  F vi Ada Mary Ashby was born in 1879 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England.

GRO Birth/Mar 1879/Steyning/2b/285
1881 Census: St Aubyns Row, New Shoreham, Sussex: 2 year old daughter of a Wood Mechanic at Saw Mill
  F vii Florence Mabel Ashby was born in 1881 in Shoreham, West Sussex, England.

GRO Birth/Sep 1881/Steyning/2b/296
Florence married James Henry LANGLEY on 8 Mar 1904 in Steyning, Sussex.

John Ashby [Parents] was born on 6 Jun 1807 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. He was christened on 8 Nov 1807 in Wesleyan, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. He married Charlotte Gibbard on 27 Aug 1834 in Hammersmith, London, England.

Other marriages:
Candler, Susannah

Christening extracted to IGI Built Croydon mill and was also miller of Lower Mill, Carshalton (water mill owned by Mr Tyrall the City Remembrancer)

Charlotte Gibbard died in 1849 in Carshalton, Surrey, England. She married John Ashby on 27 Aug 1834 in Hammersmith, London, England.

They had the following children:

  M i Alfred Ashby was christened on 30 Apr 1835 in Kingston Meeting, Carshalton, Surrey, England.
  M ii Frederick Ashby was christened on 18 Oct 1836 in Kingston Meeting, Carshalton, Surrey, England.
  F iii Mary Hannah Ashby was christened on 13 Nov 1838 in Kingston Meeting, Carshalton, Surrey, England.
  M iv John Ashby was christened on 4 Jan 1840 in Carshalton, Surrey, England.

John emigrated to South Africa and founded the family there.
John had the following children: Francis ASHBY, Julia ASHBY. Mabel ASHBY who married Walter KERBY and John ASHBY who was in the Civil Service, a great tennis player - one daughter.
  M v Arthur Ashby was born in 1841.
  M vi Francis Ashby was christened on 9 Oct 1842.
  F vii Charlotte Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 10 Jul 1844 in Carshalton, Surrey, England.
  M viii Henry Ashby was born on 8 Mar 1846. He died on 6 Jul 1908.
  M ix Thomas Joshua Ashby was christened on 25 Mar 1849 in Carshalton, Surrey, England.

John Ashby [Parents] was born on 6 Jun 1807 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. He was christened on 8 Nov 1807 in Wesleyan, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. He married Susannah Candler.

Other marriages:
Gibbard, Charlotte

Christening extracted to IGI Built Croydon mill and was also miller of Lower Mill, Carshalton (water mill owned by Mr Tyrall the City Remembrancer)

Susannah Candler.Susannah married John Ashby.


Henry Ashby [Parents] was born on 8 Mar 1846 in Carshalton, Surrey, England. He died on 6 Jul 1908 in Didsbury, Manchester, England. He married Helen Tuke.

Specialist in children's diseases -
1881 Census Physician MD (Lond) MRCSE - living at 13 St John St., Manchester.
1901 Census he and family are living at 261 Lancaster Road, Dewsbury? Lancaster.

Helen Tuke was born in 1860 in Wye, Kent, England. She married Henry Ashby.

Daughter of Francis Edward Tuke

They had the following children:

  M i Hugh Luke Ashby was born in 1880 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

1901 Census: 261Lancaster Roiad, Dewsbury, Lancaster: a student living at home.
  F ii Helen Ashby was born in 1889 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.
  M iii Kenneth Ashby was born in 1893 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

John Ashby [Parents] was christened on 30 Mar 1625 in St Denys, Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He married Ann Battlemoore on 20 May 1662 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Bicknor, Mary

Christening submitted to IGI. Born in Frant, Sussex.
Christening and Marriages found in Vital Records, Recorded in Frant, Sussex.

Ann Battlemoore.Ann married John Ashby on 20 May 1662 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Marriage found in Vital Records, Recorded in Frant, Sussex.

They had the following children:

  F i Ann Ashby was christened on 19 Jun 1664 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
Christening recorded in Vital Records with only mother's name Ann recorded.
  F ii Frances Ashby was christened on 17 Apr 1669.
  M iii George Ashby was christened on 5 Mar 1670 in St Denys, Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening found in Vital Records

Samuel Ashby [Parents] was christened on 5 Jul 1852 in Kingston Meeting, Tonbridge, Kent, England. He married Margaret Wilmott.

1881 Census: 13 Bredon Road Road, Lambeth: Corn Merchant's Traveller.

Margaret Wilmott was born in 1855 in Congresbury, Somerset, England. She married Samuel Ashby.

They had the following children:

  F i Wilfred Arnold Ashby was christened on 30 Jan 1881 in Westminster and Lonford Meeting, Brixton, London, England.
  M ii Samuel Edward Ashby was christened on 26 Sep 1882 in Westminster and Lonford Meeting, Brixton, London, England.
  F iii Constance Margaret Ashby was christened on 24 May 1884 in Westminster and Lonford Meeting, Brixton, London, England.
  M iv Charles Howard Ashby was christened on 10 Sep 1886 in Westminster and Lonford Meeting, Brixton, London, England.

Edmund Ashby [Parents] was christened on 9 Jul 1844 in Brixton, London, England. He died on 15 Nov 1936 in Sidcot, Winscombe Somerset, England. He married Eliza Martin.

1851 Census: Archway House, Brighton Road, East, Mitcham, Surrey. 6 year old Son of a Master Miller employing 4 men, born Brixton, Surrey
A teacher at Croydon School aged 19 - Head Master of Sidcot School in his 20's
1881 Census : Headmaster at the 'Boys & Girls School' Sidcot, Somersetshire.

Eliza Martin was born in 1845 in Faversham, Kent, England. She married Edmund Ashby.

They had the following children:

  M i Charles Edmund Ashby was christened on 5 May 1872 in The Meeting, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England.
  F ii Edith Gertrude Ashby was christened on 18 Jan 1874 in Sidcot, Winscombe, Somerset, England. She died in 1889 in Sidcot, Winscombe, Somerset, England.
  M iii Frederick Oswald Ashby was christened on 8 Sep 1875 in Sidcot, Winscombe, Somerset, England.
  F iv Margaret Ashby was christened on 2 Apr 1877 in Sidcot, Winscombe Somerset, England.

Margaret was a very good artist.
  F v Alice Ashby was christened on 2 Apr 1877 in Sidcot, Winscombe Somerset, England.
  M vi Howard Ashby was christened on 4 Jul 1879 in North Somerset and Wiltshire Meeting, Somerset, England.

Joane Ashbee [Parents] was christened on 27 Jun 1655 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI. Name spelt as shown.

She had the following children:

  M i George Ashby was christened on 2 Feb 1678 in Withyham, Sussex, England.

Christening recorded in Vital Records

Oliver Pearson.Oliver married Edith Mary Lilley on 18 Dec 1918 in Langham, Essex, England.

Edith Mary Lilley [Parents] was born on 18 May 1891 in Langham, Essex, England. She married Oliver Pearson on 18 Dec 1918 in Langham, Essex, England.


Thomas Ashby [Parents] was christened on 13 Aug 1746 in Burwash, Sussex, England. He was buried on 5 Sep 1819 in Frant, Sussex, England. He married Sarah Dench on 9 Feb 1760 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Hoad, Elizabeth

Thomas was the Miller at Bartley Mill, he took over in 1773 remaining until 1809 eventually buying the mill, he sold the mill back to Bayham Abbey in 1809 - the mill passed back into the tenancy of the Ashby family with George and then William in occupation until at least 1874. Thomas was buried on 5th September 1819 in Frant - the vicar of Wadhurst officiated.
Marriage to Elizabeth submitted to IGI but date one day different from the research done here.

Sarah Dench died about 1773 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She married Thomas Ashby on 9 Feb 1760 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Catherine Ashby was christened on 2 Feb 1767 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  M ii Thomas Ashby was christened on 13 Feb 1768 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  F iii Sarah Ashby was christened on 26 Feb 1769 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  F iv Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 15 Jul 1770 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Elizabeth married Thomas BURR on 22 Apr 1793 in Frant, Sussex. Burr of Lamberhurst, - the witnesses: Robert Burr and Mary Hoad.
  M v John Ashby was christened on 12 Jan 1772. He died in 1845.

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