The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Mary Tester [Potter]
Generation No. 1
  1. Mary Tester [Potter] She was born 1758; died Sep 1818 at Ardingly, Sussex, aged 60 years; buried 12th Sep 1818 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex
  She married Edward Tester on 25th Apr 1780 at St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex. He was the son of George Tester and Ann Tester [Hards]. He was born 1752 at Balcombe, Sussex; christened 14th Jan 1752 at St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex, son of George Tester; died Nov 1826 at Ardingly, Sussex, aged 78[?] years; buried 26th Nov 1826 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAnn who was born 1781 at Balcombe, Sussex; christened 7th Oct 1781 St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
2 iiEdward who was born 1782 at Balcombe, Sussex; christened 30th Dec 1782 St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex, son of Edward Tester and Mary Tester; died Apr 1859 Ardingly, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 8th Apr 1859 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex
  iiiMary who was born 23rd May 1786 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1786 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  ivRebecca who was born 6th Feb 1788 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 15th Mar 1788 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester; died Jul 1788 Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward and Mary; buried 1st Jul 1788 St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex
  vGeorge who was born 19th Mar 1789 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 10th Apr 1789 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  viPhoebe who was born 18th Dec 1790 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened before 11th Jan 1791 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  viiJane Rose who was born 11th May 1792 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1792 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  viiiSarah who was born Mar 1794 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 4th Jun 1794 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  ixRichard who was born 2nd Apr 1796 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 25th May 1796 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  xJames who was born 11th May 1798 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 1st Jul 1798 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
  xiHarriet who was born 1st Dec 1800 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 27th Dec 1800 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester and Mary Tester
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Edward Tester, parish clerk was the son of Edward Tester and Mary Tester [Potter]. He was born 1782 at Balcombe, Sussex; christened 30th Dec 1782 at St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex, son of Edward Tester and Mary Tester; died Apr 1859 at Ardingly, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 8th Apr 1859 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex
  He married Mary Barton on 20th Oct 1817 at St. Peter's Church, Uckfield, Sussex. She was born 1784 at Clitheroe, Lancashire; died Aug 1857 at Ardingly, Sussex, aged 73 years; buried 17th Aug 1857 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJohn Barton who was born 17th Dec 1818 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 18th Apr 1819 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
3 iiEdward who was born 1823 at Cuckfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 3
  3. Edward Tester, farm labourer was the son of Edward Tester, parish clerk and Mary Tester [Barton]. He was born 1823 at Cuckfield, Sussex
  He married Sarah Elsey on Apr to June 1848, registered at Cuckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 7 Page 485. She was born 1829 at West Hoathly, Sussex; died Sep 1859 at Ardingly, Sussex, aged 29 years; buried 23rd Sep 1859 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex. They had the following children:
4 iJohn Henry who was born Nov 1848 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 26th Nov 1848 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
5 iiHarriet who was born 1850 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 30th Jun 1850 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
6 iiiJames who was born 1852 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 25th Jul 1852 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
  ivCharlotte who was born 1854 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 26th Nov 1854 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester; died Mar 1877 Sussex County Hospital, aged 22 years; buried 26th Mar 1877 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex
  vEdward Barton who was born 1857 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 30th Aug 1857 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester; died Jun 1860 Ardingly, Sussex, aged 2 years 10 months; buried 12th Jun 1860 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex
  viCharles who was born 1859 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 25th Sep 1859 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester; died Feb 1860 Ardingly, Sussex, aged 4 months; buried 6th Feb 1860 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex
   
Generation No. 4
  4. John Henry Tester, stockman and Gardener was the son of Edward Tester, farm labourer and Sarah Tester [Elsey]. He was born Nov 1848 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 26th Nov 1848 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
  He married Mary Faulkner Humphry on Apr to June 1885, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1885 Q2 Vol 2b Page 213. She was born 1845 at Hartfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iEdward William who was born 1886 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 30th May 1886 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of John Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
   
  5. Harriet Tester [Tester] was the daughter of Edward Tester, farm labourer and Sarah Tester [Elsey]. She was born 1850 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 30th Jun 1850 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
  She married Charles Tester on 26th Dec 1872 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex. He was the son of William Tester, farm labourer and Mary Tester [Allen]. He was born 1849 at Balcombe, Sussex; christened 4th Feb 1849 at St. Mary's Church, Balcombe, Sussex, son of William Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester. They had the following children:
  iAnnie Rosenia who was born 1874 at Hickpotse, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 6th Oct 1874 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Harriet Tester
  iiLeonard who was born 1876 at Mayfield, Sussex
  iiiLouis who was born 1878 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Feb 1878 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (policeman) and Harriet Tester
  ivLuther who was born 1880 at Mayfield, Sussex
   
  6. James Tester, bricklayer was the son of Edward Tester, farm labourer and Sarah Tester [Elsey]. He was born 1852 at Hapstead, Ardingly, Sussex; christened 25th Jul 1852 at St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
  He married Emily Elizabeth Mitchell on Jan to Mar 1880, registered at Brighton District, Sussex, ref: 1880 Q1 Vol 2b Page 322. She was born 1856 at Cuckfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iGertrude Emily Elizabeth who was born 1881 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 3rd Jul 1881 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (bricklayer) and Emily Elizabeth Tester
  iiAda Charlotte who was born 1884 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 25th May 1884 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (bricklayer) and Emily Elizabeth Tester
  iiiJames William who was born 1889 at Ardingly, Sussex; christened 28th Apr 1889 St. Peter's Church, Ardingly, Sussex, son of James Tester (bricklayer) and Emily Tester
   

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