Heslington Genealogy


William Adams [Parents] was born in 1850 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died on 18 Dec 1891 in Camberwell, Surrey, England. He married Harriett French on 22 Apr 1878.

1881 Census: 18 Sulina Road, Streatham, Surrey: 30 year old married Head of Household.

Harriett French was born on 18 May 1851 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. She was christened on 29 Jun 1851 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. She died on 19 Aug 1939 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. She married William Adams on 22 Apr 1878.

Daughter of Henry French and Sophia Brumsden.
1881 Census: 18 Sulina Road, Streatham, Surrey: 29 year old wife, born Uckfield, Sussex.
Place of death: 87 Framfield Road, Uckfield, Sussex.

They had the following children:

  F i Frances Ellen Adams was born on 28 Feb 1879 in Lambeth, Surrey, England. She died on 18 Nov 1962.

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.
1881 Census: 18 Sulina Road, Streatham, Surrey: 2 year old daughter
  F ii Annie Sophia Adams was born on 2 Feb 1881 in New Cross, Kent, England. She died on 15 Jun 1962.

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.
1881 Census: 18 Sulina Road, Streatham, Surrey: 2 month old daughter
  M iii Abner Henry Adams was born on 19 Aug 1884. He died on 19 Oct 1924 in Uckfield, Sussex, England.

Place of death: 61 Framfield Road, Uckfield.
Abner married a woman with the surname of Ralph in 1920
Abner died of an illness contracted whilst serving his country in WW1

David William Edwards [Parents] was born on 26 Jul 1860 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died on 17 Apr 1913. He married Caroline Hoadley on 9 Nov 1880 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Of Ripe and Uckfield.
David married Caroline HOADLEY on 9 Nov 1880 in Rotherfield, East Sussex. Caroline was born in Rotherfield, East Sussex. Of Yewtree Farm in Rotherfield.
1881 Census: Village, Rotherfield he is a Grocer's son living with his wife. Levi Mepham his grandmother's brother is a boarder (formerly a Farmer) with them.

Caroline Hoadley was born in 1863 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She married David William Edwards on 9 Nov 1880 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

1881 Census: Village, 18 year old Wife of a Grocer's son.


Henry Featherstone Luck [Parents] was born in 1861 in Horsmonden, Kent, England. He married Emily Matilda Harvey.

Farmer's son - farmer, in 1901 farmer at Tudeley Hale Farm, Tudeley & Capel, Tonbridge, Kent

Emily Matilda Harvey was born in 1862 in Horsmonden, Kent, England. She married Henry Featherstone Luck.

They had the following children:

  M i Harold Featherstone Luck was born in 1891 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.
  F ii Annie Matilda Luck was born in 1892 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.
  F iii Agnes Lilian Luck was born in 1893 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.

Alfred Ashby [Parents] was born on 26 Dec 1891 in Walters Green, Penshurst, Kent, England. He died on 23 Sep 1974 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He married Lena Emily Vickery on 27 Mar 1919 in St Paul's Church, Addlestone, Surrey, England.

Lena Emily Vickery was born on 18 Jul 1893 in Eastworth, Chertsey, Surrey, England. She died on 19 Aug 1984 in Toft, Cambridgeshire, England. She married Alfred Ashby on 27 Mar 1919 in St Paul's Church, Addlestone, Surrey, England.

Daughter of Henry Vickery and Eliza Hackett
Place of Death: Home Meadow, Comberton Road, Toft.


William Avery [Parents] was christened on 6 Sep 1787 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He married Harriet Ashby on 30 May 1831 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI

Harriet Ashby was christened on 17 Apr 1814 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She died about 1874/1892. She married William Avery on 30 May 1831 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted


Thomas Avery.Thomas married Elizabeth Ashby on 18 Oct 1767 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Elizabeth Ashby [Parents] was christened on 23 Sep 1744 in Burwash, Sussex, England. She married Thomas Avery on 18 Oct 1767 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah Avery was born in 1766 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She died in 1861 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  M ii Hannah Avery was christened on 17 Jan 1771 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He was buried on 15 Apr 1772 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  F iii Catherine Avery was christened on 21 Feb 1773 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  F iv Mary Avery was christened on 6 Aug 1775 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  M v John Avery was christened on 7 Sep 1777.
  M vi Thomas Avery was christened on 6 Feb 1780 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He was buried on 6 Sep 1862 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
Thomas married Ann . Ann was born in 1784 in Mayfield, East Sussex. children: Michael Avery was born in 1814 in Mayfield, East Sussex.
On the 1851 census he is a farmer of 100 acres employing 5 men, living at Hamden's Lodge, his grandson, John aged 14, is living with them, working as an ag lab on the farm. Also with the family is their unmarried son Michael aged 37.
  M vii Robert Avery was christened on 20 Sep 1782 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  F viii Hannah Avery was christened on 10 Nov 1784 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  M ix William Avery was christened on 6 Sep 1787.
  F x Elizabeth Avery was christened on 7 Jun 1789 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
She had the following child: Elizabeth Avery who was christened on 7 Jun 1789 in Mayfield, East Sussex.

Thomas Hardy was born in 1841 in St Ives, Huntingdon, England. He married Philadelphia Ashby on 19 Mar 1872 in Peter's Church, Nottingham, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI
Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards at marriage
1881 Census: Chapel Row, Lakenham, Norfolk: 40 year old married Head of Household, a Staff Sergeant in WN Militia.

Philadelphia Ashby [Parents] was born on 21 Nov 1843 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. She was christened on 7 Jan 1844 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She married Thomas Hardy on 19 Mar 1872 in Peter's Church, Nottingham, England.

Christening submitted and extracted to IGI
Marriage extracted to IGI
Married in the presence of John Swift and Naomi Swift.
1881 Census: Chapel Row, Lakenham, Norfolk, 37 year old wife is living at with her husband Thomas (40), a staff sergeant in the West Norfolk Militia and their daughters, Harriet K (4), Hannah E (2) and their son Reuben (6 months).
1901 Census, 31 Egyptian Road, Bishop Bridge Road, Norwich, Philadelphia (called Phillis) aged 57, with Thomas (60), an army pensioner and their daughter, Hannah (22) a shop assistant in a confectioners and their son Thomas A (13). Harriet (24) is a domestic housemaid. Reuben (20) is a railway engine stoker living at High Street, New Shoreham, Sussex with Philadelphia's older brother James, his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Florence.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Picton Hardy was born in 1873 in Nottingham, England. He died in 1876 in Lakenham, Norfolk, England.
  M ii William Hardy was born in 1874 in Nottingham, England. He died in 1874 in Nottingham, England.
  F iii Harriet Martha Hardy was born in 1876 in Lakenham, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

1881 Census: Chapel Row, Lakenham, Norfolk: 4 year old daughter (Harriet K.) of a Staff Sergeant in WN Militia.
Harriet married Loius Winterburn King on 12 Jun 1909 in Norwich
  F iv Hannah Elizabeth Hardy was born in 1879.
  M v Reuben George Hardy was born in 1880 in Lakenham, Norfolk, England.

1881 Census: Chapel Row, Lakenham, Norfolk: 6 month old son of a Staff Sergeant in WN Militia.
  M vi Thomas Ashby Hardy was born in 1887 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Charles Ashby [Parents] was born on 26 Feb 1849 in Greenwich, London, England. He died on 25 Mar 1905 in Deptford, London, England. He married Ellen Cass on 30 Jul 1867 in Bromley, Kent, England.

Place of birth: 24 Market Place, Greenwich.
Place of death: Hamilton Street, Deptford.
Charles joined the Metropolitan Police in 1870 and retired in 1892
Marriage extracted to IGI

Ellen Cass was born in 1850 in Greenwich, London, England. She married Charles Ashby on 30 Jul 1867 in Bromley, Kent, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  M i George Ashby was born in Dec 1869 in Greenwich, London, England.
  F ii Ellen Harriet Ashby was born on 25 Oct 1873.
  M iii Frederick William Ashby was born on 19 Sep 1875. He died on 28 Nov 1951.
  M iv Herbert Ashby was born in 1880 in Greenwich, London, England.

William Turner was born in 1847 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He married Mary Ann Pratt on 9 Dec 1868 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Son of Henry Turner and Phildelphia Luxford
Christening submitted to IGI
Marriage extracted to IGI

Mary Ann Pratt [Parents] was born on 30 Apr 1850 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She was christened on 2 Jun 1850 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She married William Turner on 9 Dec 1868 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted and extracted to IGI
Marriage extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  F i Emma Turner was born in 1868.
  M ii Abraham Turner was born in 1870 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Samuel Pratt [Parents] was born on 5 Aug 1845 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died in 1898. He married Lois Fenner Smith on 1 Nov 1865 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Lois Fenner Smith was born in 1846 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She married Samuel Pratt on 1 Nov 1865 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Anne Pratt was born in 1869 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  F ii Esther Pratt was born in 1871 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  M iii Joseph Pratt was born in 1873. He died on 28 Mar 1941.
  M iv Benjamin Pratt was born in 1875 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

1901 Census: Rotherfield, Sussex: 26 year old corn miller wind.

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