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Ancestry report for Spencer Tester, farmer, son of Matthew Tester, farm labourer and Caroline Tester [Gilbert]
Generation No. 1
1. Spencer Tester, farmer was the son of (2) Matthew Tester, farm labourer and (3) Caroline Tester [Gilbert]. He was born 1829 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Jun 1829 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Caroline Tester
He married (1) Maria Reed on Apr to June 1857, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1857 Q2 Vol 2b Page 153. She was the daughter of Henry Reed and Mary Reed. She was born 1825 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 20th Nov 1825 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex; died Jan 1861 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 36 years; buried 20th Jan 1861 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iTrayton who was born 26th Jan 1852 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Spencer Tester (labourer) and Maria Tester
iiFrank who was born 6th Jun 1854 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Spencer Tester (labourer) and Maria Tester
iiiPhoebe who was born 4th Jul 1858 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Spencer Tester (labourer) and Maria Tester
ivMary Anne who was born 1860 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 10th Dec 1860 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Spencer Tester (labourer) and Maria Tester; died Mar 1861 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 5 months; buried 24th Mar 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
vJohn who was born 1862 Maresfield, Sussex
viMathew who was born 25th Mar 1863 Buxted, Sussex; christened 8th Apr 1877 Holy Trinity Church, Buxted, Sussex, son of Spencer Tester (labourer) and Phoebe Tester
viiCharles who was born 1866 Buxted, Sussex
viiiFanny who was born 1868 Buxted, Sussex
He married (2) Phoebe Funnell on July to Sep 1870, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1870 Q3 Vol 2b Page 141. She was the daughter of Charles Funnell, farm labourer and Sarah Funnell [Simmonds]. She was born 1841 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 9th May 1841 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Charles (labourer) & Sarah Funnel. They had the following children:
iMary A. who was born 1870 Buxted, Sussex
iiWilliam who was born 1872 Buxted, Sussex
iiiAlfred who was born 1874 Buxted, Sussex
ivArthur who was born 1876 Buxted, Sussex
vJohn who was born 13th Oct 1877 Browns Brook, Buxted, Sussex; christened 15th Nov 1877 Holy Trinity Church, Buxted, Sussex, son of Spencer Tester (labourer) and Phoebe Tester
viOwen who was born Apr 1880 Buxted, Sussex
viiEdward who was born 1882 Buxted, Sussex
viiiErnest who was born 1885 Buxted, Sussex
 
Generation No. 2
2. Matthew Tester, farm labourer was the son of (4) James Tester and (5) Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]. He was born 1801 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 at 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
He married Caroline Gilbert on 10th Apr 1828 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of George Gilbert, farm labourer and Mary Gilbert [Bridger]. She was born 1807 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1807 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Dec 1864 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 57 years; buried 4th Dec 1864 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
iSpencer who was born 1829 Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Jun 1829 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Caroline Tester
iiMatthew who was born 1831 Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Jul 1831 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Cary Tester
iiiJob who was born 1833 Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1833 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Cary Tester
ivAmelia who was born 1836 Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Jul 1836 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Mathew Tester (labourer) and Carey Tester
vMoses who was born 1842 Buxted, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1842 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Cary Tester
 
3. Carey Tester [Gilbert] was the daughter of (6) George Gilbert, farm labourer and (7) Mary Gilbert [Bridger]. She was born 1807 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1807 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Dec 1864 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 57 years; buried 4th Dec 1864 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
She married Matthew Tester on 10th Apr 1828 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. He was the son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]. He was born 1801 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 at 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. They had the following children:
iSpencer who was born 1829 Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Jun 1829 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Caroline Tester
iiMatthew who was born 1831 Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Jul 1831 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Cary Tester
iiiJob who was born 1833 Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1833 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Cary Tester
ivAmelia who was born 1836 Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Jul 1836 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Mathew Tester (labourer) and Carey Tester
vMoses who was born 1842 Buxted, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1842 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Cary Tester
 
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
 
6. George Gilbert, farm labourer He was born 1765 to 1770 at Sussex
He married Mary Bridger on 6th Jul 1794 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1770 to 1775 at Sussex. They had the following children:
iJohn who was born 1798 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Sep 1798 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiJames who was born 1803 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Nov 1803 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiCarey who was born 1807 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1807 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Dec 1864 Buxted, Sussex, aged 57 years; buried 4th Dec 1864 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivObed who was born 12th Feb 1809 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Mar 1809 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vStephen who was born 17th Dec 1810 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 20th Jan 1811 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viMary who was born 10th Apr 1812 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th May 1812 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiMilley who was born 1st Jan 1814 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 27th Feb 1814 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiiPhiladelphia who was born 18th Sep 1815 Bealtles Farm, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Oct 1815 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixElizabeth who was born 17th Jul 1817 Brattles, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 17th Aug 1817 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
7. Mary Gilbert [Bridger] She was born 1770 to 1775 at Sussex
She married George Gilbert on 6th Jul 1794 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was born 1765 to 1770 at Sussex. They had the following children:
iJohn who was born 1798 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Sep 1798 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiJames who was born 1803 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Nov 1803 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiCarey who was born 1807 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1807 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Dec 1864 Buxted, Sussex, aged 57 years; buried 4th Dec 1864 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivObed who was born 12th Feb 1809 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Mar 1809 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vStephen who was born 17th Dec 1810 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 20th Jan 1811 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viMary who was born 10th Apr 1812 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th May 1812 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiMilley who was born 1st Jan 1814 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 27th Feb 1814 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiiPhiladelphia who was born 18th Sep 1815 Bealtles Farm, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Oct 1815 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixElizabeth who was born 17th Jul 1817 Brattles, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 17th Aug 1817 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 

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