The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Thomas Balcomb
Generation No. 1
  1. Thomas Balcomb He was born c 1690; died Nov 1731 at Heathfield, Sussex; buried 10th Nov 1731 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  He married Mary Monk on 3rd Aug 1714 at Dallington, Sussex. She was born c 1690; died Jan 1746 at Heathfield, Sussex; buried 8th Jan 1746 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJohn who was born c 5th Aug 1714 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 8th Aug 1714 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
2 iiThomas who was born 1716 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 15th Apr 1716 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  iiiCatherine who was born 1719 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 5th Jul 1719 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  ivAnn who was born 1721 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Oct 1721 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Thomas Balcomb was the son of Thomas Balcomb and Mary Balcomb [Monk]. He was born 1716 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 15th Apr 1716 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  He married Ann Barton on 30th Apr 1742 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Barton and Margaret Barton [Moone]. She was born 2nd Feb 1704 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1714/15 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex, daughter of Richard Barton and Margaret Barton; died Nov 1799 at Heathfield, Sussex; buried 4th Nov 1799 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
3 iThomas who was born 1742 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 13th Feb 1742 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex; died 1804
  iiAnn who was born 1744 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Dec 1744 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex; died 1750
4 iiiJohn who was born 1745 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 7th Sep 1745 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex; died Feb 1788 Heathfield, Sussex; buried 17th Feb 1788 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  ivElizabeth who was born 1751 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 14th Apr 1751 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  vMary who was born 1753 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jun 1753 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  viSarah who was born 1755 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 4th May 1755 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 3
  3. Thomas Baucombe was the son of Thomas Balcomb and Ann Balcomb [Barton]. He was born 1742 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 13th Feb 1742 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex; died 1804
  He married (1) Elizabeth ..... on c 1760. She was born c 1745; died Mar 1794 at Heathfield, Sussex; buried 13th Mar 1794 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iThomas who was born 1762 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1762 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  iiJoseph who was born 1765 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1765 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  iiiElizabeth who was born 1767 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 5th Feb 1767 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  ivJohn who was born 1772 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 15th Nov 1772 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  vSarah who was born 1772 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 15th Nov 1772 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  viWilliam who was born 1775 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 1775 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  He married (2) Lucy Simmonds on 26th Aug 1794 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of James Simmonds and Ann Simmonds. She was born 1772 at East Hoathly, Sussex; christened 14th Jun 1772 at East Hoathly Parish Church, East Hoathly, Sussex. They had the following children:
5 iThomas who was born 1796 at Herstmonceux, Sussex; christened 10th Jan 1796 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
   
  4. John Baucombe was the son of Thomas Balcomb and Ann Balcomb [Barton]. He was born 1745 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 7th Sep 1745 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex; died Feb 1788 at Heathfield, Sussex; buried 17th Feb 1788 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  He married Ann Akehurston on 11th Sep 1782 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. She was born c 1750. They had the following children:
  iJohn who was born 1783 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 5th Oct 1783 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  iiThomas who was born 1785 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 10th Aug 1785 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  iiiAnn who was born 1788 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 19th Jul 1788 All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 4
  5. Thomas Baucombe was the son of Thomas Balcomb and Lucy Balcomb [Simmonds]. He was born 1796 at Herstmonceux, Sussex; christened 10th Jan 1796 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex
  He married Jane Wood on 1816 at Buxted, Sussex. She was the daughter of James Wood and Ann Wood [Oxley]. She was born 1799 at Heathfield, Sussex; christened 30th Jun 1799 at All Saints Church, Heathfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJane who was born 1816 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiWinifred who was born 1818 at Withyham, Sussex
6 iiiIsabella who was born 1820 at Withyham, Sussex
7 ivBarbara Ellen who was born 1823 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Mar 1823 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  vHorace Nicholas James William who was born 1824 at Withyham, Sussex
8 viLavinia who was born 1827 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 4th Feb 1827 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex; died Apr to June 1859, Ref: East Grinstead Vol: 2b, Page: 71
9 viiThomas Norris who was born 1831 at Withyham, Sussex
  viiiElizabeth Mary who was born 1834 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 4th May 1834 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  ixArabella who was born 1837 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 26th Feb 1837 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  xBenjamin Alfred who was born 1839 at Withyham, Sussex
   
Generation No. 5
  6. Isabella Ashdown [Balcomb] was the daughter of Thomas Balcomb, master blacksmith and Jane Balcomb [Wood]. She was born 1820 at Withyham, Sussex
  She married George Ashdown on c 1845. He was the son of Thomas Ashdown, wheelwright and Elizabeth Ashdown [Waters]. He was born 1818 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Feb 1819 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
10 iSophia who was born 1848 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiEmily who was born 1850 at Withyham, Sussex
11 iiiJabez who was born 1852 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  7. Barbara Ellen Brooker [Balcomb] was the daughter of Thomas Balcomb, master blacksmith and Jane Balcomb [Wood]. She was born 1823 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Mar 1823 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
  iHenry E. who was born 1855 at East Grinstead, Sussex
  She married Henry Brooker on 2nd Jun 1860 at St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex. He was born 1816 at Worth, Sussex. They had the following children:
12 iHorace Norrice Benjamin who was born 12th Mar 1862 at Ashurstwood, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 27th Apr 1862 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, recorded [incorrectly] as John, son of Henry (labourer) & Barbara Ellen Brooker
   
  8. Lavinia Groombridge [Balcomb] was the daughter of Thomas Balcomb, master blacksmith and Jane Balcomb [Wood]. She was born 1827 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 4th Feb 1827 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex; died Apr to June 1859, Ref: East Grinstead Vol: 2b, Page: 71
  She married (1) an unknown person. They had the following children:
13 iJane who was born 1845 at Withyham, Sussex
  She married (2) Stephen Groombridge on Oct to Dec 1855, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1855 Q4 Vol: 2b, Page: 209. He was the son of James Groombridge, farm labourer and Rebecca Groombridge [Carr]. He was born 1830 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 21st Mar 1830 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAlbert James who was born Oct to Dec 1857 at Withyham, Sussex, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1857 Q4 Vol: 2a, Page 386; christened 18th Oct 1863 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiLucy who was born Jan to Mar 1859, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1859 Q1 Vol: 2b, Page 117; died Apr to June 1859, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1859 Q2 Vol 2b Page 71
   
  9. Thomas Norris Balcomb was the son of Thomas Balcomb, master blacksmith and Jane Balcomb [Wood]. He was born 1831 at Withyham, Sussex
  He married Jane Peckham on 1860. She was the daughter of unknown father and Harriett Peckham. She was born 1835 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 21st Jun 1835 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Harriet Peckham (spinster). They had the following children:
  iErnest E. who was born 1870 at Hever, Kent
   
Generation No. 6
  10. Sophia Ashby [Ashdown] was the daughter of George Ashdown, blacksmith and Isabella Ashdown [Balcomb]. She was born 1848 at Withyham, Sussex
  She married John William Ashby on 23rd Jul 1870 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was born 1848
   
  11. Jabez Ashdown, smith was the son of George Ashdown, blacksmith and Isabella Ashdown [Balcomb]. He was born 1852 at Withyham, Sussex
  He married Mary Twiner on 6th Jun 1878 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1858 at Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iThomas J. W. who was born 1880 at Withyham, Sussex
14 iiGeorge Henry who was born 1883 at Withyham, Sussex
15 iiiArthur Jabez who was born 1885 at Withyham, Sussex
  ivFrederick who was born 1888 at Withyham, Sussex
  vTheodore C. who was born 1894 at Withyham, Sussex
  viFrank S. who was born 1896 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  12. Horace Norrice Benjamin Brooker, cab proprietor was the son of Henry Brooker, charcoal burner and Barbara Ellen Brooker [Balcomb]. He was born 12th Mar 1862 at Ashurstwood, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 27th Apr 1862 at Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, recorded [incorrectly] as John, son of Henry (labourer) & Barbara Ellen Brooker
  He married Emily Ann Stannett on July to Sep 1886, registered at Eton, ref: 1886 Q3 Vol 3a Page 787. She was born 1855 at Chippenham, Berkshire. They had the following children:
  iBenjamin R who was born 1888 at London
  iiHenry who was born 1889 at Chelsea, London
  iiiHorace George who was born 1890 at Fulham, London; christened 29th Jun 1890 St Andrew, West Kensington, Fulham, London, son of Horace (cab proprietor) & Emily Brooker
  ivEllen Sophia who was born 1891 at Fulham, London; christened 22nd Nov 1891 St Andrew, West Kensington, Fulham, London, son of Horace (cab proprietor) & Emily Brooker
   
  13. Jane Eade [Balcomb] was the daughter of unknown father and Lavinia Groombridge [Balcomb]. She was born 1845 at Withyham, Sussex
  She married Amos Eade on Oct to Dec 1863, registered at Sevenoaks District, Kent, ref: 1863 Q4 Vol 2a Page 721. He was the son of Alfred Eade, blacksmith and Julia Eade [Feldwick]. He was born 1843 at Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAlfred James who was born 1866 at Edenbridge, Kent
16 iiLavinia Jane who was born Apr to June 1867 at Edenbridge, Kent, registered at Sevenoaks District, Kent, ref: 1867 Q2 Vol 2a page 495; died 1923 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 56 years
  iiiKate who was born 1869 at Edenbridge, Kent
  ivRose who was born 1871 at Edenbridge, Kent
  vRuth E. who was born 1873 at Edenbridge, Kent
  viGeorge A. who was born 1874 at Edenbridge, Kent
  viiWilliam E. who was born 1876 at Edenbridge, Kent
  viiiThomas Edward who was born 1877 at Edenbridge, Kent
  ixIsabella Mary who was born 1878 at Edenbridge, Kent
  xWalter E. who was born 1880 at Edenbridge, Kent
  xiJessie E. who was born Feb 1881 at Edenbridge, Kent
   
Generation No. 7
  14. George Henry Ashdown, cowman was the son of Jabez Ashdown, smith and Mary Ashdown [Twiner]. He was born 1883 at Withyham, Sussex
  He married Eliza Weekes on July to Sep 1907, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1907 Q3 Vol 2b Page 336. She was born 1878 at Burwash, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iGeorge David who was born 1910 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  15. Arthur Jabez Ashdown, butcher was the son of Jabez Ashdown, smith and Mary Ashdown [Twiner]. He was born 1885 at Withyham, Sussex
  He married Mabel A. Sargent on Jan to Mar 1906, registered at Battle District, Sussex, ref: 1906 Q1 Vol 2b Page 83. She was born 1884 at Catsfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iMabel who was born 1910 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  16. Lavinia Jane Wilmshurst [Eade] was the daughter of Amos Eade, blacksmith and Jane Eade [Balcomb]. She was born Apr to June 1867 at Edenbridge, Kent, registered at Sevenoaks District, Kent, ref: 1867 Q2 Vol 2a page 495; died 1923 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 56 years
  She married Richard Henry Wilmshurst on Sep 1891. He was the son of William Wilmshurst, miller and farmer and Harriett Wilmshurst [Cornwell]. He was born 1865 at Stone Mill, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Jan 1865 at St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex; died Sep 1931 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 66 years. They had the following children:
  iMuriel who was born 1896; died 1904 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 8 years
  iiRichard Henry who was born 1898; died 1927 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 29 years
17 iiiJohn William who was born 1900
  ivHubert James who was born 1902; died 1988 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 86 years
   
Generation No. 8
  17. John William Wilmshurst was the son of Richard Henry Wilmshurst and Lavinia Jane Wilmshurst [Eade]. He was born 1900
  He married Lois Field Buss on Apr to June 1926, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1926 Q2 Vol 2b Page 317. She was the daughter of James Thomas Field Buss and Matilda Field Buss. She was born Jan to Mar 1900 at Rotherfield, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1900 Q1 Vol 2b page 117; died 1971, aged 73 years
   

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