Heslington Genealogy


John Ashby [Parents] was christened on 4 Apr 1682 in St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was buried on 14 Jul 1725 in Dallington, Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Elphick on 24 Feb 1716 in Dallington, Sussex, England.

Christening recorded in Vital Records
John made his will in 1725 leaving all to his father to provide for his children

Elizabeth Elphick was born about 1695 in Dallington, Sussex, England. She married John Ashby on 24 Feb 1716 in Dallington, Sussex, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Ashbey was christened on 28 Jul 1717 in Dallington, Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI. Surname spelt as shown.
  M ii John Ashbey was christened on 31 Mar 1719. He died in Sep 1795.
  F iii Lydia Ashbey was christened on 21 Jan 1721 in Dallington, Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI. Surname spelt as shown.
  M iv Thomas Ashbey was christened on 2 Feb 1724.

Smith.

He had the following children:

  F i Lydia Smith was christened on 26 Aug 1655. She was buried on 24 Nov 1712.
  M ii John Smith was christened on 2 Sep 1660.

Benjamin Pratt [Parents] was born on 23 Aug 1840 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. He was christened on 27 Sep 1840 in Renbeighs, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He married Margaret Berwick on 12 Oct 1867 in Eridge Green, Sussex, England.

1881 Census living at Sussex House Cottage, Hartfield - Gardener
Marriage extracted to IGI

Margaret Berwick was born in 1846 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She married Benjamin Pratt on 12 Oct 1867 in Eridge Green, Sussex, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  F i Lucy Eliza Pratt was christened on 25 Oct 1868 in Eridge Green, Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  M ii Henry Pratt was born on 2 Sep 1872 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was christened on 8 Dec 1872 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  F iii Ellen Pratt was born in 1876 in Cowden, Kent, England.

Henry Ashby [Parents] was born on 31 Dec 1861. He died on 5 May 1933 in Clayton Wickham, Sussex, England. He married Edith Annie Morley.

Went to school in Matfield, Kent.
1901 Census living at Pendeen House, Croft Road, in the Parish of St Clements, Hastings. (Information from Pat Mottram).Coal merchant. Had a Hardware Store in Hastings.
Henry married (1) Ellen GOLDSWORTHY in 1891 in Eastbourne, Sussex. Ellen was born in 1859 in St Just, Cornwall. Birth: Jun Q 1859 Penzance

Edith Annie Morley was born on 5 Jul 1892 in Clayton Wickham, Sussex, England. She died on 14 Oct 1985 in Clayton, Sussex, England. She married Henry Ashby.

Daughter of James Morley and Eliza Murrell
Edith was still alive in 1982 aged about 90 and at that time very active and bright, she lived at Pembury House, Clayton until the spring of 1981


George Gammon was born in 1773 in Waldron, Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Quinnell on 23 Feb 1806 in Withyham, Sussex, England.

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

Elizabeth Quinnell [Parents] was born in 1784 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died on 6 Feb 1831 in Crowborough,Sussex, England. She married George Gammon on 23 Feb 1806 in Withyham, Sussex, England.

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

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Gammon was christened on 1 Nov 1807 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, 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 but SP not completed as father unknown to submitter.
  M ii George Gammon was born in 1809 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died in 1826 in Crowborough,Sussex, 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 submitted to IGI but no SP taken place
  F iii Lucy Gammon was christened on 15 Sep 1811 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died in 1827 in Crowborough,Sussex, 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 submitted and extracted to IGI but no SP taken place
  M iv John Gammon was born in 1813 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died in 1831 in Crowborough,Sussex, 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 submitted to IGI but no SP taken place
  M v Thomas Gammon was born in 1815 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, 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 submitted to IGI
Marriage found on IGI to Caroline Muggeridge in 1842 in Rotherfield.
  F vi Eliza Gammon was christened on 13 Oct 1817 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, 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 to IGI by two separate people.
  F vii Maria Ann Gammon was christened on 9 Jul 1820. She died on 12 Dec 1892.
  M viii James Samuel Gammon was born in 1822 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, 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 submitted to IGI
  M ix David Gammon was born in 1825 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died in 1855.

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

John Ashby [Parents] was christened on 30 Jul 1657 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was buried on 8 Oct 1733 in Dallington, Sussex, England. He married Lydia Smith on 28 Apr 1682 in Burwash, East Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Lowell, Ann

Christening recorded in Vital Records
Marriage extracted to IGI. Name spelt 'Johannes Ashbe'.
Will made 31 Aug 1733 (proved 3 Nov 1733) - John was 'of Brightling' - husbandman left to wife Ann Lowell and 20 pounds when of age to granddaughters Elizabeth and Lydia, 20 pounds when of age to grandson John 5 pounds when of age to grandson Thomas. To daughter wife of John Turner of Whattlington 24 pounds. Residue to Brother-in-law John Smith of Waldron.

Lydia Smith [Parents] was christened on 26 Aug 1655 in Waldron, Sussex, England. She was buried on 24 Nov 1712 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She married John Ashby on 28 Apr 1682 in Burwash, East Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI. Father: Richard Smith. Name spelt 'Ledda Smyth'.
Marriage extracted to IGI.

They had the following children:

  M i John Ashby was christened on 4 Apr 1682. He was buried on 14 Jul 1725.
  M ii Thomas Ashby was christened on 18 Oct 1685 in Waldron, Sussex, England.
  F iii Lydia Ashby was christened on 15 Apr 1688 in Waldron, Sussex, England.

Waldron register: Lydia dau of John Ashby, Sawyer and Anne his wife? but Lydia the 1st wife did not die until 1712?
Marriage extracted to IGI. Lydia married John Turner of Whattlington, Sussex on 22 Jun 1708 in Dallington, Sussex.

John Ashby [Parents] was christened on 30 Jul 1657 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was buried on 8 Oct 1733 in Dallington, Sussex, England. He married Ann Lowell on 11 Aug 1713 in Mountfield, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Smith, Lydia

Christening recorded in Vital Records
Marriage extracted to IGI. Name spelt 'Johannes Ashbe'.
Will made 31 Aug 1733 (proved 3 Nov 1733) - John was 'of Brightling' - husbandman left to wife Ann Lowell and 20 pounds when of age to granddaughters Elizabeth and Lydia, 20 pounds when of age to grandson John 5 pounds when of age to grandson Thomas. To daughter wife of John Turner of Whattlington 24 pounds. Residue to Brother-in-law John Smith of Waldron.

Ann Lowell.Ann married John Ashby on 11 Aug 1713 in Mountfield, Sussex, England.


Thomas Asheby [Parents] was born about 1659 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He married Elizabeth Harris on 29 Oct 1682 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Cannot find his birth but logically he should be Thomas and Mary's son - their 1st child named for the mother, the 2nd for the grandmother, the 3rd for the grandfather and the 4th for the father. On the information re his marriage at Frant he is of Rotherfield.

Marriage submitted to IGI. Surname spelt 'Ashbee'.

Elizabeth Harris was born in Frant, Sussex, England. She married Thomas Asheby on 29 Oct 1682 in Frant, Sussex, England.

Marriage submitted to IGI.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Ashby was christened on 14 Oct 1683 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening recorded in Vital Records
  F ii Elizabeth Ashbey was christened on 17 Apr 1687 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI twice. Surname spelled as shown.
Christening recorded in Vital Records
  F iii Mary Ashbey was christened on 15 Jun 1690 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI twice. Surname spelt as shown.

Alfred George Easterling was christened on 8 Jun 1871 in St Paul, Deptford, London, England. He died on 8 May 1924 in Seaman's Hospital, Greenwich, London, England. He married Ellen Harriet Ashby.

Ellen Harriet Ashby [Parents] was born on 25 Oct 1873 in Greenwich, London, England. She married Alfred George Easterling.

Ellen was born on 25 Oct 1873 at 5 Reginald Road, Deptford.


Joseph Pratt [Parents] was born in 1873 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He died on 28 Mar 1941 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. He married Mercy Leah Brown on 4 Sep 1895 in All Saints Church, Crowborough, Sussex, England.

Mercy Leah Brown was born on 6 Apr 1875. She died on 18 Jan 1920 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. She was buried on 21 Jan 1920 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. She married Joseph Pratt on 4 Sep 1895 in All Saints Church, Crowborough, Sussex, England.

Daughter of Jesse Brown and Rose Mahala Upton

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