Heslington Genealogy


Mark Ashby [Parents] was christened on 2 Apr 1848 in Lower Beeding, Sussex, England. He died on 8 Nov 1921 in Slaugham, Sussex, England. He was buried on 12 Nov 1921 in St Mary, Slaugham, Sussex, England. He married Emily Suter on 9 Mar 1871 in St Luke, Marylebone, London, England.

Married Emily Suter at St Luke's Church, Marylebone, in the presence of Frederick C Soton (Emily's uncle) and Martha Ashby (Mark's sister).
Gamekeeper on Hyde Estate, Handcross - lived at 'Desmonds Castle', Called Dismal Castle up to 1887).
1881 Census: 1 Sandy Gate, Lower Beeding with his wife Emily and children, Mark aged 8, Frederick William aged 6, Emily aged 5, Martha aged 3, Charlotte aged 1 and Reuben aged 5 months.
1901 Census he is aged 53, a gamekeeper at Slaugham on the Hyde Estate, Handcross.
He died on 8 Nov 1921 in Slaugham, Sussex, buried 12 Nov 1921 in St Mary, Slaugham, his grave is marked with a stone cross on an inscribed plinth.
GRO Births/Jun 848/Uckfield/VII/420
GRO Marriages/Mar 1871/Marylebone/1a/649
GRO Deaths/Dec 1921/Cuckfield/2b/181

Emily Suter was born in 1846 in Brighton, Sussex, England. She was buried on 27 Aug 1932 in St Mary, Slaugham, Sussex, England. She married Mark Ashby on 9 Mar 1871 in St Luke, Marylebone, London, England.

Daughter of Francis William Suter and Charlotte Coston.
1901 census: Slaugham: Wife
Emily's grave is marked with a stone cross on an inscribed plinth.
GRO Birth: 3q 1846 Brighton V11/299
GRO Marriage 1q 1871 Marylebone 1a/649
GRO Death 3q 1932 Cuckfield 2b/181

They had the following children:

  M i Mark Ashby was born on 19 Jul 1873 in Bickley Park, Bromley, Kent, England.

Mark married Annie Boylett, a widow with four daughters.
GRO Birth/Sep 1872/Bromley/2a/339
GRO Marriage/Dec 1899/Poplar/1c/1190
  M ii Frederick William Ashby was born on 17 Jun 1874 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

Place of birth: Black Boy Wood, St Stephens, St Albans.
GRO Birth/Sep 1874/St Albans/3a/357
He joined the Army.
Frederick married Mary STUART on 26 Dec 1914.
They had the following children: Barbara M ASHBY was born in 1919.
  F iii Emily Cicerly Ashby was born on 26 Feb 1876 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

Place of birth: Bricket Wood, St Stephens. GRO Birth 1q 1876 St Albans 3a/339
  F iv Martha Ashby was born on 2 Jan 1878.
  F v Charlotte Ashby was born on 4 Aug 1879 in Plummers Plain, Sussex, England.

GRO Births: 3q 1879 Horsham 2b 323
1901 Census: Slaugham: 21 year old domestic servant.
  M vi Reuben Picton Ashby was born on 12 Oct 1880 in Plummers Plain, Sussex, England.

Emigrated to Australia.
GRO Birth/ Dec 1880/Horsham/2b/323
  M vii Edward John Ashby was born on 8 May 1883 in Desmond Castle, Handcross, Sussex, England. He died on 21 Aug 1945 in Ontario, Canada.

His twin was born after midnight therefore on the following day.
Edward was born at 5.40pm on 8 May 1883 - he emigrated to Canada.
GRO Birth/Jun 1883/Cuckfield/2b/170
Marriage registered in Canada
Death registered in Canada
  M viii Joseph Francis Ashby was born on 9 May 1883 in Desmond Castle, Handcross, Sussex, England. He died in 1957 in Battersea, London, England.

Joseph was the twin brother of Edward John, he was born the following morning after Edward, at 7.30 am on 9 May 1883 at Dismal Castle, Handcross, Sussex.
1901 Census: 28 Princes Gate, London W1: an Oddman, Domestic.
GRO Birth/Jun 1883/Cuckfield/2b/170
GRO Marriage/Sep 1913/Battersea/1d/1182
GRO Death/dec 1957/Battersea/5c/9
  M ix William Ashby was born on 16 Nov 1884 in Handcross, Sussex, England. He died in Wandsworth, London, England.

1901 Census: 22 Rutland Gate, London W1, a Hale boy domestic.
He wanted to marry Maud Pinnell (who married his brother Francis Joseph {Richard's grandfather}) - he married Louisa Clarke whose brother Bertram married Elsie Pinnell, Maud's youngest sister.
GRO Birth/Mar 1884/Cuckfield/2b/173
married Loiuisa Winifred Clarke on 23 feb 1918
  F x May Elizabeth Ashby was born on 15 May 1886. She died in 1924.

May married Herbert RUSHTON son of William RUSHTON on 13 Jun 1908 in Slaugham. Herbert was born in 1880. Coachman of Crawley.
Herbert and May had the following children:
Herbert William Ashby RUSHTON was born in 1909 in Slaugham, Sussex. He was christened on 11 Apr 1909 in Slaugham. He died in 1921. Died of consumption - caught from his parents.GRO Birth/Jun 1909/Cuckfield/2b/289
Maud E RUSHTON was born in 1910 in Slaugham, Sussex.
GRO Birth/Dec 1910/Cuckfield/2b/121
Kenneth F RUSHTON was born in 1913 in Slaugham, Sussex.
GRO Birth/Jun 1913/Horsham/2b/508. Kenneth married Dorothy .
Marjorie Patricia RUSHTON was born in 1916 in Slaugham, Sussex.
GRO Birth/Mar 1916/Horsham/2b/484
  M xi Reginald Ashby was born on 26 Dec 1887 in Desmond Castle, Handcross, Sussex, England.

1901 Census age given as 13 when it should be 18 - at home at Slaugham
GRO Birth/Mar 1888/Cuckfield/2b/163
Reginald had the following children:Joan ASHBY .Reginald ASHBY

John Ashby [Parents] was christened on 30 Mar 1625 in St Denys, Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He married Mary Bicknor on 22 Jan 1649 in St Denys, Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Battlemoore, Ann

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

Mary Bicknor died before 1662 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She married John Ashby on 22 Jan 1649 in St Denys, Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

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

They had the following children:

  M i John Ashby was christened on 25 Aug 1650.

Frederick Ashby [Parents] was born on 31 Aug 1852 in Horsmonden, Kent, England. He was christened in 1853 in Peckham Rye, Kent, England. He died in Aug 1916. He married Fanny Elizabeth Morris on 18 Jan 1876 in St Mary's Church, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

1881 Census: 1 Park Crescent, Keymer, Sussex: Market Gardener.

Fanny Elizabeth Morris was born in 1852 in Hastings, Sussex, England. She died in 1912. She married Frederick Ashby on 18 Jan 1876 in St Mary's Church, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Was organist at Trinity Church for many years and held a pew there.

They had the following children:

  F i Ethel F L Ashby was born in 1877 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

1881 Census: a visitor, aged 4, at 1 Howard Square, Eastbourne where Louisa Morris is the head of the household, aged 26 a Manageress of Lodging House presumably the sister of Fanny Morris, Ethel's mother, married to Frederick Ashby
  M ii Eardley B H Ashby was born in 1878 in Hadlow, Kent, England. He died in New South Wales, Australia.

Moved to NSW Australia
Eardley married Mary . They had the following child: George E ASHBY .
  M iii Norman Elick Morris Ashby was born on 20 Oct 1879.
  M iv Thomas George Hastings Ashby was born on 27 Mar 1881 in Keymer, Sussex, England.
  M v Vyse Fred Ashby was born in 1883 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He died on 18 Aug 1971.

1901 Census as Uyse - aged 16, a tailor.
Vyse married Elizabeth CONNERS on 31 Aug 1908.
They had the following children:
Gwen Loria ASHBY was born on 30 Jul 1909. Gwen married Max GETHART on 20 Aug 1940.
Greta Elizabeth ASHBY was born on 1 Jan 1911. She died on 26 Jan 1911.
Henry George Frederick ASHBY was born on 19 Jan 1913.
Leslie TH ASHBY was born on 23 Dec 1917.
Doris Kathleen Patrica ASHBY was born on 16 Nov 1919. Doris married Warren Leigh CAMPBELL on 22 Apr 1943.
Vera Margaret ASHBY was born on 11 Nov 1926.
Vera married William John BEVERIDGE on 20 Jun 1959
  F vi Greta Ashby.
  M vii Marcus Ashby was born in 1886 in Keymer, Sussex, England.

Went to Quebec, Canada.
1901 Census aged 15, a porter at a drapers, living in Eastbourne.
  M viii Gerald Ashby was born in 1888 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

On the 1901 census aged 13 living at home. British Intelligence Service - MI6 - died undercover at the hands of the KGB.
Gerald married Ethel . They had the following children:
Eric ASHBY .
Eileen ASHBY .
  M ix Patrick Terrance Harvey Ashby was born on 17 Oct 1890 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He died on 29 Jan 1985 in Cambell River, British Columbia, Canada.

Patrick was Frederick's 7th Son, he went to Canada in 1905. During the the first WW he was a Ggt. Major PPCLI (1915 - 1918) , he met his wife Elizabeth whilst a student at Wadham College, Oxford, he returned to Canada where he was a lecturer at the School of Agriculture, Raymond, Alberta - Elizabeth came out to Canada to marry him in 1921 the journey took three weeks and four days. Patrick, always longing for farm life gave up teaching and bought a small farm of 160 acres 10 miles south of Edmonton, Alberta - uncultivated with only a three walled shack on it, one wall having been stolen by passers by. Patrick, was elected Member of Parliament in 1945 - 49 retiring in 1950, although remaining on the farm to help during the summer months, spending the winters in Arizona, California and Mexico. Still alive in 1982 but in Campbell River General Hospital after having both his legs amputated - their home address in 1982 - R.R. 2, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada V9W 517. He was mentioned in the 'Who's Who - Canadian Edition - a member of Army & Navy Veterans - Canadian Legion, BESL, Freemason, Anglican, the address of the farm given as The Regal Dux Ranch, Ellerslie (Box 34) RR 3, S. Edmonton, Alberta.
On the 1901 Census at Eastbourne, aged 10.
Patrick married Elizabeth Fanny BAYCOCK daughter of Richard William BAYCOCK and Annie BOWERMAN on 22 Jul 1921 in Calgary Cathedral, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Elizabeth was born on 29 Jul 1900. She died on 24 Jan 1992 in Cambell River, BC Canada.
  M x Neal Ashby was born in 1893 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

William Avery [Parents] was born in 1802. He married Amelia Adams.

Amelia Adams.Amelia married William Avery.

They had the following children:

  M i John Avery was born on 13 Jul 1847 in Bidborough, Kent, England. He died on 4 Jan 1931.

Thomas Gammon Clark [Parents] was born in 1839. He died on 1 Aug 1922 in Lewisham, London, England. He married Elizabeth Gibbs on 26 Jun 1858 in St Nicholas, Brighton, England.

Information on the marriage and descendants of Lucy Ashby came from Mary Gwynneth Morris of 17 Ravenswood Avenue, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0PN

Elizabeth Gibbs was born on 12 Jan 1840 in West Hoathly, Sussex, England. She died on 20 Jul 1914 in Lowther Hill, Forest Hill, London, England. She married Thomas Gammon Clark on 26 Jun 1858 in St Nicholas, Brighton, England.

Information on the marriage and descendants of Lucy Ashby came from Mary Gwynneth Morris of 17 Ravenswood Avenue, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0PN

They had the following children:

  M i Arthur Gammon Clark was born on 10 May 1870. He died in 1958.

William Clark was born in 1810 in Penshurst, Sussex, England. He died on 14 Jan 1865 in Nutley, Sussex, England. He married Maria Ann Gammon on 28 Sep 1858 in Yalding, Kent, England.

Maria Ann Gammon [Parents] was christened on 9 Jul 1820 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died on 12 Dec 1892 in Maresfield, Sussex, England. She married William Clark on 28 Sep 1858 in Yalding, Kent, England.

Information on the marriage and descendants of Lucy Ashby came from Mary Gwynneth Morris of 17 Ravenswood Avenue, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0PN
Christening extracted and submitted to IGI; Marriage submitted to IGI

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Gammon Clark was born in 1839. He died on 1 Aug 1922.

Thomas Cole was born in 1845/1850 in Brasted, Kent, England. He married Sarah Ashby in 1871 in Bethnal Green, London, England.

Son of Elizabeth Cole.
1881 Census: :Brasted, Kent, England Household
Thomas COLE Head M Male 31 Brasted, Kent, England Blacksmith
Sarah COLE Wife M Female 31 Deptford, Kent, England
Arthur E. COLE Son Male 9 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
William T. COLE Son Male 8 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Frederick C. COLESon Male 7 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Henry J. COLE Son Male 3 Brasted, Kent, England
Elizabeth COLE Daur Female 8 m Brasted, Kent, England
Source Information: FHL Film 1341216 Public Records Office Reference RG11/0909 / 26 Page No.9
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 41 or 46 year old Head of Household, married, born Brasted, a Blacksmith.

Sarah Ashby [Parents] was born in 1850 in Deptford, Kent, England. She died in 1916. She married Thomas Cole in 1871 in Bethnal Green, London, England.

1871 Census: 3 Crescent, Aldgate, City of London: 21 year old visitor, a Nurse born Deptford living in the home of James and Elizabeth Matthews also born in Deptford. Living with them is a 2 year old child called Alice Cole born in Deptford. Could she be an illegitimate daughter of Sarah and Thomas?
Sarah married Thomas COLE son of Elizabeth COLE in 1871 in Bethnal Green.
1881 Census: :Brasted, Kent, England Household
Thomas COLE Head M Male 31 Brasted, Kent, England Blacksmith
Sarah COLE Wife M Female 31 Deptford, Kent, England
Arthur E. COLE Son Male 9 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
William T. COLE Son Male 8 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Frederick C. COLESon Male 7 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Henry J. COLE Son Male 3 Brasted, Kent, England
Elizabeth COLE Daur Female 8 m Brasted, Kent, England
Source Information: FHL Film 1341216 Public Records Office Reference RG11/0909 / 26 Page No.9
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 41 year old wife, born Deptford, Kent.

They had the following children:

  M i Arthur Edward Cole was born in 1871 in Brasted, Kent, England.
  M ii William Thomas Cole was born in 1872 in Brasted, Kent, England.

Births Dec 1872 Cole William Thomas Sevenoaks 2a 528
1881 Census: :Brasted, Kent, England Household
Thomas COLE Head M Male 31 Brasted, Kent, England Blacksmith
Sarah COLE Wife M Female 31 Deptford, Kent, England
Arthur E. COLE Son Male 9 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
William T. COLE Son Male 8 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Frederick C. COLESon Male 7 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Henry J. COLE Son Male 3 Brasted, Kent, England
Elizabeth COLE Daur Female 8 m Brasted, Kent, England
Source Information: FHL Film 1341216 Public Records Office Reference RG11/0909 / 26 Page No.9
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 18 year old son, agricultural labourer, born Brasted, Kent.
  M iii Frederick Charles Cole was born in 1874 in Brasted, Kent, England.

Births Mar 1874 Cole Frederick Charles Sevenoaks 2a 552
1881 Census: :Brasted, Kent, England Household
Thomas COLE Head M Male 31 Brasted, Kent, England Blacksmith
Sarah COLE Wife M Female 31 Deptford, Kent, England
Arthur E. COLE Son Male 9 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
William T. COLE Son Male 8 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Frederick C. COLESon Male 7 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Henry J. COLE Son Male 3 Brasted, Kent, England
Elizabeth COLE Daur Female 8 m Brasted, Kent, England
Source Information: FHL Film 1341216 Public Records Office Reference RG11/0909 / 26 Page No.9
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 17 year old son, agricultural labourer, born Brasted, Kent.
  M iv Henry James Cole was born in 1878 in Brasted, Kent, England.

Births Mar 1878 Cole Henry James Sevenoaks 2a 583
1881 Census: :Brasted, Kent, England Household
Thomas COLE Head M Male 31 Brasted, Kent, England Blacksmith
Sarah COLE Wife M Female 31 Deptford, Kent, England
Arthur E. COLE Son Male 9 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
William T. COLE Son Male 8 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Frederick C. COLESon Male 7 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Henry J. COLE Son Male 3 Brasted, Kent, England
Elizabeth COLE Daur Female 8 m Brasted, Kent, England
Source Information: FHL Film 1341216 Public Records Office Reference RG11/0909 / 26 Page No.9
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 13 year old son, born Brasted, Kent.
  F v Elizabeth Cole was born in 1880 in Brasted, Kent, England.

1881 Census: :Brasted, Kent, England Household
Thomas COLE Head M Male 31 Brasted, Kent, England Blacksmith
Sarah COLE Wife M Female 31 Deptford, Kent, England
Arthur E. COLE Son Male 9 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
William T. COLE Son Male 8 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Frederick C. COLESon Male 7 Brasted, Kent, England Scholar
Henry J. COLE Son Male 3 Brasted, Kent, England
Elizabeth COLE Daur Female 8 m Brasted, Kent, England
Source Information: FHL Film 1341216 Public Records Office Reference RG11/0909 / 26 Page No.9
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 10 year old daughter, born Brasted, Kent.
  M vi Walter Ashby Cole was born in 1882 in Brasted, Kent, England.

Walter had a son called Lionel Cole. Lionel also had a son named Lionel Cole.
1891 Census: Brasted Char.. Rd, Brasted: 9 year old son, born Brasted, Kent.

John Ashby [Parents] was christened on 12 Dec 1736 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He died in 1820. He married Elizabeth Wickham on 3 Feb 1761 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Copy of John's will in possession of a descendant, he seems to have been quite wealthy, leaving money and property to his children, no mention in his will of either Philadelphia or Joseph, either they are not his children or they were out of favour. His will was written in 1819 and proved on the 2nd of May 1820

Elizabeth Wickham was christened on 28 Jan 1738 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England. She was buried on 15 Jul 1790 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. She married John Ashby on 3 Feb 1761 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Parents were: William Wickham and Sarah Buggs
Christening submitted to IGI by Alice Wickham Gilman

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Ashby was born in 1761 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Elizabeth married Mr Waghorn.
Mary was already a widow when her father made his will in 1819 he says in his will that he has already advanced her the sum of two hundred pounds and therefore leaves her the further sum of three hundred pounds.
  M ii John Ashby was christened on 17 Jul 1763.
  F iii Kitty Ashby was christened on 12 Jul 1767. She was buried on 17 Apr 1856.
  F iv Philadelphia Ashby was christened on 8 Oct 1769 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.

Philadelphia married John NASH on 23 Feb 1789 in Lamberhurst.
Christening extracted to IGI
  M v Joseph Ashby was christened on 17 Apr 1774 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
Joseph married Ann HALLET on 24 Oct 1801 in Rotherfield, East Sussex. Ann died in 1809.
  M vi Stephen Ashby was christened on 19 Jan 1777.
  F vii Mary Ashby was christened on 17 Oct 1779 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
Her father's will states that he has already advanced her several sums of money amounting to three hundred and forty pounds so he therefore leaves her, in his will, the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds..
Mary married Benjamin NEWNHAM on 7 Sep 1803 in Mayfield, East Sussex.
  M viii James Ashby was christened on 19 May 1782 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
His father's will states that he has already advanced sums of money to him therefore he leaves him the sum of fifty pounds in his will.

George Hendley [Parents] was born on 18 Jun 1861 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was christened on 13 Oct 1861 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He died on 25 Jul 1903 in Midhurst, West Sussex, England. He was buried on 28 Jul 1903 in Heyshott Churchyard, Midhurst, Sussex, England. He married Ellen Allcorn on 5 Aug 1882 in St John, Crowborough, Sussex, England.

1881 Census:

Ellen Allcorn was born on 14 Oct 1854 in Hamsell, Eridge Green, Sussex, England. She died on 27 Mar 1934 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. She married George Hendley on 5 Aug 1882 in St John, Crowborough, Sussex, England.

Daughter of William Allcorn and Maria Parker
Ellen was cook/housekeeper to Dr Mackintosh (Ellen and George's son Richard acquired his unusual middle name of Lovell because it was both Dr Mackintosh and his son's name - but on looking at the 1881 census where Ellen is shown as the Domestic Servant, Cook, unmarried aged 26 The Doctor's name is Mathew Mackintosh and the son shown is Arthur E. Mackintosh - may be it was the Doctor's middle name and the name of another Son? - George Hendley's sister Caroline is also a servant in the Mackintosh household. After Mrs Mackintosh died Ellen moved into Pilmer Road with Kate and her niece Louisa Miller.

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Lovell Hendley was born on 13 May 1883 in Groombridge, Sussex, England. He died on 19 Apr 1968 in Hornchurch, Essex, England.

Occupation was that of a Baker.

John Pratt [Parents] was born on 26 Feb 1849 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was christened on 1 Apr 1849 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He married Harriett Horsey Oct - Nov 1871 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

1881 Census: 21 Taylor Street, Tonbridge: a Plasterer

Harriett Horsey was born in 1845 in Groombridge, Sussex, England. She married John Pratt Oct - Nov 1871 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Alice Kate Pratt was born in 1871 in Southborough, Tonbridge, Kent, England.
  M ii John William Pratt was born Apr - May 1875 in Southborough, Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Births Jun 1875 Pratt John William Tunbridge 2a 552

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