Heslington Genealogy


Reuben Ashby [Parents] was christened on 6 Jan 1729 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He was buried on 30 May 1802 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He married Naomi Mabb.

Christening submitted to IGI.

Naomi Mabb was buried in Oct 1794 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She married Reuben Ashby.

Daughter of Jacob Mabb

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ashby was christened on 28 Aug 1757 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She was buried on 23 Dec 1784 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  M ii William Ashby was christened on 14 Sep 1760. He died in 1792.
  F iii Hannah Ashby was christened on 22 May 1763 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Hannah married Daniel UNDERHILL on 19 Nov 1785 in Mayfield, East Sussex.
Christening submitted to IGI
  M iv John Ashby was christened on 15 Sep 1765. He was buried on 17 Nov 1830.
  M v Thomas Ashby was christened on 27 Mar 1768 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He died before 1772 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  F vi Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 13 Aug 1769 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI with forename of Betsy.
Elizabeth married John FREEMAN on 30 Nov 1789 in Mayfield, East Sussex.
  M vii Thomas Ashby was christened on 12 Jun 1772 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He was buried on 16 Mar 1850 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  F viii Lucy Ashby was christened on 12 Jun 1772/1773 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI but date is one year different to the above book.
Lucy married John DOWN on 18 Jun 1793 in Mayfield, East Sussex.
  M ix James Ashby was christened on 4 Feb 1776 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

James married Philadelphia SELLINS on 12 Nov 1809 in Mayfield, East Sussex.

John Ladbrook.John married Sarah Lilley on 19 Oct 1802 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Sarah Lilley [Parents] was born on 27 Apr 1777 in Lambeth, London, England. She married John Ladbrook on 19 Oct 1802 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Sarah was christened 27/4/1777 Baseborn.
Marriage recorded in Boxted Parish Register


Charles Page was born in 1817 in Boxted, Essex, England. He married Harriet Lilley on 20 Mar 1839 in Langham, Essex, England.

1871 Census: Horkesley Green, Horkesley: 54 year old married Head of Household, a Farmer of 265 acres employing 11 men and 2 boys born Boxted, Essex. Grandaughter called Florence B. Page aged 8 born in Great Horkesley, staying with this family. Also Mary Ann Lilley a 19 year old servant born Great Horkesley

Harriet Lilley [Parents] was christened on 20 Apr 1817 in Langham, Essex, England. She married Charles Page on 20 Mar 1839 in Langham, Essex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
1871 Census: Horkesley Green, Horkesley: 52 year old wife of a Farmer of 265 acres employing 11 men and 2 boys born Langham, Essex. Grandaughter called Florence B. Page aged 8 born in Great Horkesley, staying with this family. Also Mary Ann Lilley a 19 year old servant born Great Horkesley


Alfred Ashby [Parents] was christened on 14 Mar 1830 in Buxted, Sussex, England. He died on 10 Aug 1889 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Moon on 4 Dec 1851 in Buxted, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Kingswood, Charity

Christening and Marriages extracted to IGI
GRO Marriages/ 1851: {Elizabeth Moon}
GRO Marriages/Dec 1858/Uckfield/2b/69 {Charity Kingswood}
GRO Deaths/Sep 1889/Uckfield/2b/75
His occupation when his son Alfred was baptised was a shepherd.
1881 Census, William (aged 51) is a brewers clerk living at High Street, Uckfield, Sussex with his wife Charity (51). [RG11/1053/folio 6/page 5]

Elizabeth Moon died in 1852 in Buxted, Sussex, England. She married Alfred Ashby on 4 Dec 1851 in Buxted, Sussex, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  M i Alfred Ashby was christened on 26 Nov 1852.

Alfred Ashby [Parents] was christened on 14 Mar 1830 in Buxted, Sussex, England. He died on 10 Aug 1889 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. He married Charity Kingswood on 19 Oct 1858 in Buxted, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Moon, Elizabeth

Christening and Marriages extracted to IGI
GRO Marriages/ 1851: {Elizabeth Moon}
GRO Marriages/Dec 1858/Uckfield/2b/69 {Charity Kingswood}
GRO Deaths/Sep 1889/Uckfield/2b/75
His occupation when his son Alfred was baptised was a shepherd.
1881 Census, William (aged 51) is a brewers clerk living at High Street, Uckfield, Sussex with his wife Charity (51). [RG11/1053/folio 6/page 5]

Charity Kingswood was born in 1830 in Buxted, Sussex, England. She died on 28 Aug 1906 in Uckfield, Sussex, England. She married Alfred Ashby on 19 Oct 1858 in Buxted, Sussex, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI, aged 29 years at marriage
GRO Births/pre-registration
GRO Marriages/Dec 1858/Uckfield/2b/69
GRO Deaths/1906/Uckfield/2b/
In the 1845 Kelly’s Post Office Directory for Buxted, Charity’s mother, Mrs Charity Kingswood is listed at the National School.
1851 Census, Charity (21) is an assistant school mistress living at Wellington Row, Buxted with her parents, William (54) a stone mason and Charity (48) a school mistress, her brother William (16) a pupil teacher plus a visitor, her cousin Francis Ann (11).
In her Will she left 209 pounds to Sarah Ann Kingswood wid., and Louis James Pankhurst farmer.
1901 Census, Charity Ashby (aged 71) is living in Uckfield.


William Ashby [Parents] was born on 23 Jan 1858 in Lower Beeding, Sussex, England. He married Emily Selina Dunscombe Oct - Nov 1894 in Horsham, Sussex, England.

GRO Births/Mar 1858/Horsham/2b/255
GRO Marriages/Dec 1894/Horsham/2b/647
1881 Census, Beacon Farm, Lower Beeding, West Sussex : 23 year old unmarried son, an indoor farm servant.
1901 Census: Public House, Colgate: 42 year old Head of Household, a Publican

Emily Selina Dunscombe was born Apr - May 1853 in Colgate, Sussex, England. She married William Ashby Oct - Nov 1894 in Horsham, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth/Jun 1853/Horsham/2b/246
GRO Marriage/Dec 1894/Horsham/2b/647

They had the following children:

  M i Jack Ashby was born on 1 Mar 1895 in Colgate, Sussex, England. He died on 1 Mar 1895 in Colgate, Sussex, England.

Jack died shortly after his twin birth.
  M ii Rue Ashby was born on 1 Mar 1895 in Colgate, Sussex, England. He died on 1 Mar 1895 in Colgate, Sussex, England.

Rue died shortly after his twin birth.
  U iii 4 further children privacy protected Ashby.

Richard Ashby [Parents] was christened on 31 Jan 1720 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England. He was buried on 1 May 1792 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Benstead on 21 Apr 1745 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Elizabeth Benstead was buried on 30 Dec 1789 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England. She married Richard Ashby on 21 Apr 1745 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Ashby was christened on 27 Feb 1746. He died in 1776.
  M ii Thomas Ashby was christened on 26 Mar 1749 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.
  F iii Elizabeth Ashby was christened on 24 Mar 1751 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Possible marriage for Elizabeth to William Langridge of Tonbridge on 13 Jun 1769 in Wadhurst.
  F iv Sarah Ashby was christened on 4 Feb 1753 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Sarah married a Mr Glover.
  F v Mary Ashby was christened on 17 Sep 1756 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.
  F vi Martha Ashby was christened on 25 Mar 1759 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.

Charles Oliver was born in 1846 in Ticehurst, Sussex, England. He married Sarah Pratt on 18 May 1867 in St Michael, Withyham, Sussex, England.

Son of Samuel Oliver
1881 Census: farmer of 47 acres.

Sarah Pratt [Parents] was born in 1851 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died on 16 Aug 1920. She married Charles Oliver on 18 May 1867 in St Michael, Withyham, Sussex, England.

1881 census: Leagues, Rotherfield with Charles. Walter and Bertha.

They had the following children:

  F i Rhoda Oliver was born in 1868.

1881 Census: Howbourne, Buxted: geberal servant, domestic for the Corke Family.
  M ii Hobden Oliver.
  M iii Walter Oliver was born Jul - Aug 1870 in Crowborough, Sussex, England.

Births Sep 1870 Oliver Walter Uckfield 2b 96
  F iv Bertha Laura Oliver was born Jan - Feb 1874 in Crowborough, Sussex, England.

Births Mar 1874 Oliver Bertha Laura Uckfield 2b 107

Francis John Ashby [Parents] was born on 13 Apr 1863 in Lower Beeding, Sussex, England. He was christened on 24 May 1863 in Buxted, Sussex, England. He married Lucy Monkley Jul - Aug 1822 in Kensington, London, England.

Other marriages:
Francis, Amy Elizabeth

Place of birth: Rocks Cottage, Buxted. On his birth certificate he is called Frank John.
Christening extracted to IGI
Railway signalman on the 1901 census, living at Tunnel Cottage Worth. Possibly his wife died in childbirth as the youngest child Lucy is only three months on the census but no sign of her mother at Worth with the family and Ellen the oldest child occupation is given as Housekeeper at their home.
GRO Births/Jun 1863/Uckfield/2b/106
GRO Marriages/Sep 1882/Kensington/1a/34 (Lucy)
GRO Marriages/Jun 1901/East Grinstead/2b/324 (Amy)

Lucy Monkley was born in 1856 in Rewe, Devon, England. She died Jan - Feb 1901 in Worth, Sussex, England. She married Francis John Ashby Jul - Aug 1822 in Kensington, London, England.

Lucy is thought to have been born in 1856 in Rewe, Devon, the eldest daughter of John Monkley ( a railway labourer) and Grace Monkley. She died in 1901 aged 44.
GRO Marriage/Sep 1882/Kensington/1a/34 (entry mis-spelt as Ashley)
GRO Death/Mar 1901/East Grinstead/2b/95

They had the following children:

  F i Ellen Ashby was born Jan - Feb 1883 in Roffey, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Mar 1883 Horsham 2b 350
GRO Marriage Mar 1905 Horsham 2b 460
  M ii John Ashby was born Jan - Feb 1885 in Roffey, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Mar 1885 Horsham 2b 345
  F iii Grace Ashby was born Apr - May 1887 in Lewes, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Jun 1887 Lewes 2b 203
GRO Marriage Dec 1907 Horsham 2b 697
  M iv Francis Ashby was born Jan - Feb 1891 in Lewes, Suffolk, England.

GRO Birth Mar 1891 Lewes 2b 188
Railway Signalman
  F v Hannah Ashby was born Jan - Feb 1894 in Lewes, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Mar 1894 East Grinstead 2b 166
  F vi Edith Ashby was born Oct - Nov 1896 in Worth, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Dec 1896 East Grinstead 2b 155
  F vii Ada Ashby was born Jan - Feb 1899 in Worth, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Mar 1899 East Grinstead 2b 149
  F viii Lucy Ashby was born Jan - Feb 1901 in Worth, Sussex, England. She died Apr - May 1901 in Worth, Sussex, England.

GRO Birth Mar 1901 East Grinstead 2b 143
GRO Death Jun 1901 East Grinstead 2b 93

Francis John Ashby [Parents] was born on 13 Apr 1863 in Lower Beeding, Sussex, England. He was christened on 24 May 1863 in Buxted, Sussex, England. He married Amy Elizabeth Francis Apr - May 1901 in East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Monkley, Lucy

Place of birth: Rocks Cottage, Buxted. On his birth certificate he is called Frank John.
Christening extracted to IGI
Railway signalman on the 1901 census, living at Tunnel Cottage Worth. Possibly his wife died in childbirth as the youngest child Lucy is only three months on the census but no sign of her mother at Worth with the family and Ellen the oldest child occupation is given as Housekeeper at their home.
GRO Births/Jun 1863/Uckfield/2b/106
GRO Marriages/Sep 1882/Kensington/1a/34 (Lucy)
GRO Marriages/Jun 1901/East Grinstead/2b/324 (Amy)

Amy Elizabeth Francis was born in 1866 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. She married Francis John Ashby Apr - May 1901 in East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Daughter of James R Francis and Elizabeth R.

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