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Thomas Wilmshurst, farm labourer, son of Robert Wilmshurst, farm labourer and Mary Wilmshurst [Colbran]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
27th May 1803
Born
In the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
 
10th Jul 1803
Christened
At St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
31st Aug 1835
Married
Frances Morris at St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Marriage Registers
 
1836
Birth of a daughter
Eliza in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1837
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1839
Birth of a daughter
Harriet in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1840
Birth of a son
Alfred in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Hanghurst in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Thomas Wilmshurst, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourer
1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Sarah Ann in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Amy (Emma) in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
4th Nov 1844
Birth of a daughter
Lucy in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1847
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1849
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Hurstwood in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Head; occupation Farm labourer
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1852
Birth of a daughter
Ellen Frances in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1854
Birth of a daughter
Anne in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1856
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1858
Birth of a daughter
Alice in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1879
Recollections
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Wilmshurst, Thomas. 76. Born at Highhurst Wood, Buxted 27 May 1803. Baptised at Buxted. I had an uncle named Mr. Dadswell who occupied Parkhurst Farm (A. H. Hills) and Maypole Farm in Buxted (John Allchorn's property) and when I was about 14 (not older), I went to service with him as Carter boy for 6 months. Then I went to Mr. Dray who had a little farm belonging to the beershop by Cherry Garden (Minns property) and also Greenhurst Farm (John Goring's property) [fort 6 months. Then to Barns Gate (Mr. Robert Wilson's property) under Mr. Edward Dadswell 2 years, then to Perryman's Farm (A. H. Hills property) under Mr. John Paris for 6 months, then back to Parkhurst under W. Dadswell 6 months, then to Chillies (Mr. Saundas') under Mr. John Paris 6 months, then back to Barns Gate under Edward Dadswell for 1 1/2 years. Then I worked about the immediate neighbourhood for about 3 or 4 years, then I went to the Rocks Farm at Buxted (Mr. Strulins' property) under Mr. Mabbott 1 year. He then left and was succeeded by Mr. Joseph Martin and I remained with him 3 years. I left his service to get married and have worked about the immediate neighbourhood ever since, frequently cutting litter in the winter. The last 17 1/2 years I have been regularly employed in the Buxted parish roads. When I was in Mr. W. Dadswell's employ both times we went on to the Forest several times for turf for fuel for the labourers on both farms and also for some of his neighbours. I believe Mr. Dadswell has litter from the Forest, but I cannot recollect precisely. Manktelow was tenant of Parkhurst Farm for about 7 years till Michaelmas 1878. I know he used to have litter off the Forest and (I believe) occasionally turf. I used to see teams carrying it home off the Forest while at work on the road.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Hurstwood in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Thomas Wilmshurst, M, Head, married, age 77, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourer
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1890
Died
aged 87 years
Richad Dawson's records

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Wilmshurst, Whilmshurst, Wilmesherst, Wilmhurst, Welmshurst, Wilshurst, Wimshurst, Winishurst family records
The ancestral pedigree of Thomas Wilmshurst, farm labourer
  
 Stephen Wilmshurstm: c 1650Sarah Fowle 
 b: 1625 Mayfield, Sussex
d: April 1704 Mayfield, Sussex, aged 79 years
bur: 8th Apr 1704 My.Chuch, Mayfield, Sussex
  b: 1630
d: c 1663 aged 33 years
  
      
 Stephen Elizabeth John Simon George 
 b: 1651 Mayfield, Sussex
ch: 19th Jun 1651 St. Dunstan Church
 b: 1654 Mayfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Sep 1654 St. Dunstan Church
 b: 1656 Mayfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Mar 1656 St. Dunstan Church
d: May 1730 Warbleton, Sussex, aged 74 years
bur: 30th May 1730 St. Mary's Church, Warbleton, Sussex
 b: c 1660 Mayfield, Sussex b: 1662 Mayfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Nov 1662 St. Dunstan Church
d: August 1729 Buxted, Sussex, aged 67 years
bur: 19th Aug 1729 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 
               
Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 George Wilmshurstm: 19th May 1688 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Wadhurst, SussexMary Balcomb 
 b: 1662 Mayfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Nov 1662 St. Dunstan Church
d: August 1729 Buxted, Sussex, aged 67 years
bur: 19th Aug 1729 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: c 1662
d: c 1698
  
     
 Elizabeth John Thomas Mary 
 b: 1693 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 6th Aug 1693 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1697/98 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 16th Jan 1697/98 St. Margaret's Church
d: 25th Jul 1768 aged 71 years
 b: 1702 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 12th Jul 1702 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1705 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 29th Jul 1705 St. Margaret's Church
 
          
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 John Wilmshurstm: 26th Jul 1739 All Saints, Lewes, SussexMary Cogging 
 b: 1697/98 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 16th Jan 1697/98 St. Margaret's Church
d: 25th Jul 1768 aged 71 years
  b: 26th Jun 1716 Lewes, Sussex
d: 1761 aged 45 years
  
         
John Mary Thomas Elizabeth Jane Sarah Anne Hannah 
b: 1740 Buxted, Sussex b: 1741 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 13th Nov 1741 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1744 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 6th May 1744 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1747/48 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 13th Mar 1747/48 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1749/50 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 28th Feb 1749/50 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1754 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 19th May 1754 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1756 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 7th Jun 1756 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1760 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 13th Apr 1760 St. Margaret's Church
 
                 
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 John Wilmshurstm: 21st Apr 1761 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexHannah Frost 
 b: 1740 Buxted, Sussex  b: 1739 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Apr 1739 St. Denys Church
  
         
Mary John Thomas William George Hannah Elizabeth Robert 
b: c July 1761 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 29th Jul 1761 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1762 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 27th Dec 1762 St. Margaret's Church
d: 1812 aged 50 years
 b: 1764 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 2nd Dec 1764 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1766 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 10th Aug 1766 St. Margaret's Church
d: 1820 aged 54 years
 b: 1770 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 2nd Sep 1770 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1772 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 3rd May 1772 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1774 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 2nd Feb 1774 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1775 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 30th Nov 1775 St. Margaret's Church
d: April 1854 Buxted, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 14th Apr 1854 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 
                  
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Robert Wilmshurst
farm labourer
m: 26th Mar 1799 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexMary Colbran 
 b: 1775 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 30th Nov 1775 St. Margaret's Church
d: April 1854 Buxted, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 14th Apr 1854 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1777
d: February 1837 Buxted, Sussex, aged 60 years
bur: 23rd Feb 1837 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  
         
Hannah John Thomas Mary Anne William Robert Edward Elizabeth Colbran 
b: c August 1799 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 18th Aug 1799 St. Margaret's Church
d: 14th Apr 1854 aged 79 years
 b: 1801 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 19th Apr 1801 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 27th May 1803 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1803 St. Margaret's Church
d: 1890 aged 87 years
 b: 1805 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 3rd Nov 1805 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1808 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 3rd Jul 1808 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1810 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 1st Jul 1810 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1813 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 22nd Aug 1813 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1817 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 9th Mar 1817 St. Margaret's Church
 
                       
Parental
record
  
  
    
 Thomas Wilmshurst
farm labourer
m: 31st Aug 1835 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexFrances Morris 
 b: 27th May 1803 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1803 St. Margaret's Church
d: 1890 aged 87 years
  b: 1818 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Oct 1818 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of Richard (labourer) & Elizabeth Morris
  
              
Eliza  Harriet  Amy (Emma)  Lucy  Henry  Anne Mary Alice 
b: 1836 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 17th Jan 1836 St. Margaret's Church
d: October 1836 Buxted, Sussex, aged 11 months
bur: 30th Oct 1836 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1839 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 12th May 1839 St. Margaret's Church
  b: 1843 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 7th Feb 1843 St. Margaret's Church
  b: 4th Nov 1844 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 17th Oct 1847 St. Margaret's Church
  b: 1849 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 3rd May 1849 St. Margaret's Church
d: May 1851 Buxted, Sussex, aged 2 years
bur: 8th May 1851 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1854 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 31st Dec 1854 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1856 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 20th Apr 1856 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1858 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 16th May 1858 St. Margaret's Church
 
  John  Alfred  Sarah Ann  Elizabeth Ellen Frances       
  b: 1837 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 8th Oct 1837 St. Margaret's Church
  b: 1840 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 3rd Oct 1840 St. Margaret's Church
d: 7th Oct 1840 Buxted, Sussex, aged 11 days
bur: 7th Oct 1840 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1843 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 30th Apr 1843 St. Margaret's Church
d: May 1844 Buxted, Sussex, aged 14 months
bur: 9th May 1844 St. Mary's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1847 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 17th Oct 1847 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1852 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 31st Oct 1852 St. Margaret's Church
       
                      
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