The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for John Relfe, gamekeeper, son of Richard Relfe, farm labourer and Sarah Relfe [Wickens]
Generation No. 1
  1. John Relfe, gamekeeper was the son of Richard Relfe, farm labourer and Sarah Relfe [Wickens]. He was born c Mar 1800 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1800 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Richard Relfe and Sarah Relfe; died Feb 1871 at Crowborough, Sussex, aged 70 years; buried 15th Feb 1871 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Martha Tasker on 16th Apr 1823 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of Philip Knight Tasker, husbandry labourer and Sarah Tasker [Sheppard]. She was born 1804 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 25th Apr 1804 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Philip Tasker and Sarah Tasker. They had the following children:
  iMary who was born 8th Feb 1823 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 4th May 1823 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of John Relph (labourer) and Martha Relph
  iiRichard who was born 30th Aug 1824 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 3rd Oct 1824 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of John Relf (labourer) and Martha Relf
  iiiJohn who was born 1827 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 25th Mar 1827 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Relf (labourer) and Martha Relf
  ivAnne who was born 1830 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 17th Jan 1830 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Relph (labourer) and Martha Relph; died Jul 1852 Withyham, Sussex, aged 22 years; buried 11th Jul 1852 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  vMartha who was born 1832 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Nov 1832 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Relph (labourer) and Martha Relph
2 viJames who was born 1835 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 1st Mar 1835 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Relf (labourer) and Martha Relf
3 viiObediah who was born 14th Dec 1837 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Jan 1838 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Ralph (labourer) and Martha Ralph
4 viiiJob who was born 25th Nov 1840 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Feb 1841 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Ralph (labourer) and Martha Ralph
5 ixSarah who was born 1843 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 26th Nov 1843 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Relph (bailiff) and Martha Relph
   
Generation No. 2
  2. James Relf, police constable was the son of John Relf, gamekeeper and Martha Relf [Tasker]. He was born 1835 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 1st Mar 1835 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Relf (labourer) and Martha Relf
  He married Matilda Hobbs on 9th Jan 1859, registered at Poplar District, London, ref: 1859 Q1 Vol 1c Page 892. She was the daughter of Mark Hobbs, farm labourer and Maria Hobbs [Hider]. She was born 25th Mar 1830 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 16th May 1830 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAnn who was born 1861 at Limehouse, London; christened 28th Jul 1861 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of James Relf (labourer) and Matilda Relf
  iiJames who was born 1867 at Stepney, London; christened 4th Aug 1867 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Relf (carpenter) and Matilda Relf
  iiiGeorge who was born 1872 at Stepney, London
   
  3. Obediah Relf, farmer was the son of John Relf, gamekeeper and Martha Relf [Tasker]. He was born 14th Dec 1837 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Jan 1838 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Ralph (labourer) and Martha Ralph
  He married Harriett Bennett on July to Sep 1866, registered at Brighton District, Sussex, ref: 1866 Q3 Vol 2b Page 378. She was born 1844 at Westham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iHarriett who was born 1868 at Brighton, Sussex
  iiAnne who was born 1870 at Brighton, Sussex
  iiiJohn who was born 1871 at Brighton, Sussex
  ivCarrie who was born 1874 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  vHarry who was born 1876 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  viWilliam who was born 1878 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  viiCharles who was born 1880 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
   
  4. Job Relf, farmer was the son of John Relf, gamekeeper and Martha Relf [Tasker]. He was born 25th Nov 1840 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Feb 1841 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Ralph (labourer) and Martha Ralph
  He had a relationship with Lucy ...... She was the daughter of William Homewood, farmer and innkeeper and Elizabeth Homewood. She was born 1839 at Uckfield, Sussex; christened 1st Sep 1839 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iSarah Anne Relf who was born 1862 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1862 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Lucy Holmewood on 20th Sep 1862 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of William Homewood, farmer and innkeeper and Elizabeth Homewood. She was born 1839 at Uckfield, Sussex; christened 1st Sep 1839 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iSarah Ann who was born 1862 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiCaroline who was born 1864 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1864 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Job Relf (labourer) and Lucy Relf
  iiiJames who was born 1866 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  ivFrank who was born 1868 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 31st May 1868 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Job Relf (labourer) and Lucy Relf
  vJohn who was born 8th Sep 1871 at Steel Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Nov 1871 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Job Ralph (farmer) and Lucy Ralph
  viEdith who was born 9th Sep 1877 at Steel Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 9th Dec 1877 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, twin, daughter of Job Ralph (farmer) and Lucy Ralph
  viiFrederick who was born 9th Sep 1877 at Steel Cross, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 9th Dec 1877 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, twin, son of Job Ralph (farmer) and Lucy Ralph; died Feb 1879 Crowborough, Sussex, aged 1 year; buried 18th Feb 1879 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
   
  5. Sarah Avis [Relf] was the daughter of John Relf, gamekeeper and Martha Relf [Tasker]. She was born 1843 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 26th Nov 1843 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Relph (bailiff) and Martha Relph
  She married John Avis on 18th May 1862 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was the son of Obadiah Avis, bricklayer and Jane Avis. He was born 29th Jun 1838 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 29th Jul 1838 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
6 iAnn who was born 1863 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiAlfred who was born 1864 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 12th Jan 1864 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiiRichard who was born 1866 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 9th Sep 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
   
Generation No. 3
  6. Ann Cole [Avis] was the daughter of John Avis, farm labourer and Sarah Avis [Relf]. She was born 1863 at Withyham, Sussex
  She married George Cole on c 1882. He was the son of George Cole, farm labourer and Eliza Cole. He was born 1864 at Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iWalter who was born 1890 at Withyham, Sussex
   

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