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Ancestry report for Luke Tester, farm labourer, son of James Tester, farm labourer and Mary Tester [Morris]
Generation No. 1
1. Luke Tester, farm labourer was the son of (2) James Tester, farm labourer and (3) Mary Tester [Morris]. He was born 9th Dec 1820 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jan 1821 at Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by John Wilson Pipe
He married Sarah Jane Marchant on 18th Nov 1840 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. She was the daughter of William Marchant, carpenter and Elizabeth Marchant [Elphick]. She was born Nov 1824 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 7th Nov 1824 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of William Marchant (carpenter) and Elizabeth Marchant. They had the following children:
iMary Jane who was born 1841 Buxted, Sussex; christened 21st Oct 1844 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, aged 3 years, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
iiEsther Ann who was born 1843 Buxted, Sussex; christened 21st Oct 1844 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, aged 1 year 7 months, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
iiiSarah who was born 1846 Buxted, Sussex; christened 24th May 1846 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Jane Tester; died Aug 1868 Buxted, Sussex, aged 22 years; buried 16th Aug 1868 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivFrances Emma who was born 1848 Buxted, Sussex; christened 9th Apr 1848 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester; died Oct 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 10 years; buried 9th Oct 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
vSusannah Elizabeth who was born 1850 Buxted, Sussex; christened 4th Aug 1850 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Anne Tester; died Oct 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 8 years; buried 15th Oct 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
viLouisa who was born 1851 Buxted, Sussex; christened 21st Sep 1851 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester; died Sep 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 6 years; buried 28th Sep 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
viiAaron Luke who was born 1854 Buxted, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1854 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester; died Mar 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 2 years 5 months; buried 1st Mar 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
viiiMercy who was born 1857 Buxted, Sussex; christened 12th Apr 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
ixGeorgina Agnes who was born 1860 Buxted, Sussex; christened 28th Oct 1860 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
xWilliam Edward Ernest who was born 1863 Buxted, Sussex; christened 16th Aug 1863 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
xiElizabeth Eliza who was born 1865 Buxted, Sussex; christened 16th Jul 1865 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
xiiWalter James who was born 1867 Buxted, Sussex; christened 25th Aug 1867 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 
Generation No. 2
2. James Tester, farm labourer was the son of (4) James Tester and (5) Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]. He was born 1786 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1786 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1862 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 4th May 1862 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
He married Mary Morris on 11th Feb 1809 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. She was born 1785 at Buxted, Sussex; died Mar 1869 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 83 years; buried 1st Mar 1869 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
iMary who was born Oct 1809 Buxted, Sussex; christened 8th Oct 1809 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of James Tester and Mary Tester
iiElizabeth who was born 1813 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 18th Nov 1813 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
iiiHarriett who was born 1815 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Dec 1815 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
ivAnn who was born 16th Jul 1818 Buxted, Sussex; christened 11th Sep 1818 Dorset Gardens Weslayan Church, Brighton, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Frederick Calder
vLuke who was born 9th Dec 1820 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jan 1821 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by John Wilson Pipe
viMatthew who was born 4th Apr 1823 Buxted, Sussex; christened 15th May 1823 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by William Wnter Annetts
viiMark who was born 29th Sep 1825 Buxted, Sussex; christened 12th Oct 1825 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Charles Haydon
viiiJames who was born 13th Jan 1828 Buxted, Sussex; christened 13th Mar 1828 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by John H. Faull
ixSarah who was born 30th Sep 1830 Buxted, Sussex; christened 2nd Dec 1830 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Thomas Catterick
xFrances who was born 1832 Sussex
 
3. Mary Tester [Morris] She was born 1785 at Buxted, Sussex; died Mar 1869 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 83 years; buried 1st Mar 1869 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
She married James Tester on 11th Feb 1809 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. He was the son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]. He was born 1786 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1786 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1862 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 4th May 1862 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
iMary who was born Oct 1809 Buxted, Sussex; christened 8th Oct 1809 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of James Tester and Mary Tester
iiElizabeth who was born 1813 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 18th Nov 1813 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
iiiHarriett who was born 1815 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Dec 1815 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
ivAnn who was born 16th Jul 1818 Buxted, Sussex; christened 11th Sep 1818 Dorset Gardens Weslayan Church, Brighton, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Frederick Calder
vLuke who was born 9th Dec 1820 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jan 1821 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by John Wilson Pipe
viMatthew who was born 4th Apr 1823 Buxted, Sussex; christened 15th May 1823 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by William Wnter Annetts
viiMark who was born 29th Sep 1825 Buxted, Sussex; christened 12th Oct 1825 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Charles Haydon
viiiJames who was born 13th Jan 1828 Buxted, Sussex; christened 13th Mar 1828 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by John H. Faull
ixSarah who was born 30th Sep 1830 Buxted, Sussex; christened 2nd Dec 1830 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Thomas Catterick
xFrances who was born 1832 Sussex
 
Generation No. 3
4. James Tester He was born 1752; died May 1836 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 84 years; buried 12th May 1836 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
He married Elizabeth Cheesman on 10th Dec 1783 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1762 at Sussex; died Apr 1845 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 3rd Apr 1845 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iJohn who was born 1784 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
iiJames who was born 1786 Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
iiiCharles who was born 1788 Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years; buried 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivStephen who was born 1791 Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Mar 1841 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 49 years; buried 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
vGeorge who was born 1793 Withyham, Sussex; christened 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Feb 1840 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 47 years; buried 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
viRichard who was born 1795 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1875 Withyham, Sussex, aged 78 years; buried 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
viiMark who was born 1798 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Jul 1875 East Grinstead Union, aged 74 years; buried 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
viiiLuke who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years; buried 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixMatthew who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Apr to June 1873, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81, aged 72 years
 
5. Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman] She was born 1762 at Sussex; died Apr 1845 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 3rd Apr 1845 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
She married James Tester on 10th Dec 1783 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was born 1752; died May 1836 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 84 years; buried 12th May 1836 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iJohn who was born 1784 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
iiJames who was born 1786 Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
iiiCharles who was born 1788 Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years; buried 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivStephen who was born 1791 Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Mar 1841 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 49 years; buried 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
vGeorge who was born 1793 Withyham, Sussex; christened 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Feb 1840 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 47 years; buried 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
viRichard who was born 1795 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1875 Withyham, Sussex, aged 78 years; buried 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
viiMark who was born 1798 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Jul 1875 East Grinstead Union, aged 74 years; buried 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
viiiLuke who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years; buried 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixMatthew who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Apr to June 1873, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81, aged 72 years
 

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