The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Jane Mepham [Fermor], daughter of unknown father and Jane Fermor
Generation No. 1
  1. Jane Mepham [Fermor] was the daughter of unknown father and Jane Fermor. She was born 22nd Aug 1813 at Rotherfield, Sussex, natural daughter; christened 14th Nov 1813 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Stephen Mepham on 13th Dec 1830 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was the son of Stephen Meopham, sawyer and Charity Meopham [Vinall]. He was born 1806 at Fletching, Sussex; christened 11th May 1806 at St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex, son of Stephen Meopham and Charilty Meopham; died Oct 1869 at Crowborough, Sussex, aged 62 years; buried 3rd Oct 1869 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iCharlotte who was born 10th Apr 1831 at Crowborough Cross, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 8th May 1831 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Meopham (labourer) and Jane Meopham; died 1846 St. John, Crowborough, Sussex, aged 15 years; buried 4th Feb 1846 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
2 iiLouisa who was born 1832 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 16th Dec 1832 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Meopham (labourer) and Jane Meopham
  iiiStephen who was born 1834 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 13th Jul 1834 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham; died 1849 St. John, Crowborough, Sussex, aged 15 years; buried 15th Mar 1849 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
3 ivJames who was born 1839 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 17th Nov 1839 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham
  vJane who was born 1843 at St. John's, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 28th May 1843 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham; died 1861 St. John, Crowborough, Sussex, aged 18 years; buried 1st Jun 1861 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  viMargaret who was born 1845 at St. John's, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 31st Aug 1845 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham; died 1855 St. John, Crowborough, Sussex, aged 9 years; buried 7th Apr 1855 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
4 viiJohn who was born 1851 at St. John's, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1851 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham
  viiiBenjamin who was born 1855 at St. John's, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 28th Jan 1855 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Stephen Mepham (sawyer) and Jane Mepham
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Louisa Avis [Mepham] was the daughter of Stephen Mepham, wood sawyer and Jane Mepham [Farmer]. She was born 1832 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 16th Dec 1832 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Meopham (labourer) and Jane Meopham
  She married Frederick Avis on 28th Aug 1853 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was the son of Obadiah Avis, bricklayer and Jane Avis. He was born 1829 at Brighton, Sussex; christened 10th Apr 1829 at Brighton, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iEllin who was born 1855 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 8th Apr 1855 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
5 iiObadiah who was born 1857 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 1st Nov 1857 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiiMargaret who was born 1859 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Oct 1859 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
6 ivLouisa who was born 1861 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 12th Oct 1862 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  vMary Jane who was born 1864 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 12th Feb 1865 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
7 viFrederick who was born 1866 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 14th Oct 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  viiEdith who was born 1870 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 27th Nov 1870 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
  viiiAlice who was born 1872 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1872 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
8 ixEmily who was born 1873 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Dec 1873 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex; died 15th Nov 1964
   
  3. James Mepham, farm labourer was the son of Stephen Mepham, wood sawyer and Jane Mepham [Farmer]. He was born 1839 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 17th Nov 1839 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham
  He married Harriet Smithers on 28th Jul 1867 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1845 at Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iPeter who was born 1869 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 11th Jul 1869 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Mepham (labourer) and Harriet Mepham
  iiEphraim who was born 1873 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiiEbenezer who was born 1879 at Withyham, Sussex
  ivStephen who was born 1883 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 17th Jun 1883 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Mepham (labourer) and Harriet Mepham
  vJesse who was born 1886 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  4. John Mepham, farm labourer was the son of Stephen Mepham, wood sawyer and Jane Mepham [Farmer]. He was born 1851 at St. John's, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1851 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Stephen Mepham (labourer) and Jane Mepham
  He married Ellen Crittle on 3rd Jan 1869 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Crittle, stone mason and Sally Crittle [Saunders]. She was born 23rd Oct 1850 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Apr 1851 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAmos who was born 1869 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 7th Mar 1869 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  iiElizabeth Laura who was born 1871 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 29th Jan 1871 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  iiiAlbert who was born 1873 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 29th Jun 1873 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  ivCharles who was born 1875 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 28th Nov 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  vGeorge Thomas who was born 1876 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 24th Dec 1876 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  viEllen who was born 25th Jan 1878 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 21st Mar 1878 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  viiMargaret Edith who was born 12th Jun 1879 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 13th Oct 1879 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  viiiSally who was born 14th Aug 1880 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 31st Oct 1880 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  ixAlfred who was born 1883 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 28th Oct 1883 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  xMinnie who was born 1885 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 30th Aug 1885 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  xiFreda Lily who was born 1888 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 12th Feb 1888 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  xiiRichard who was born 1890 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 29th Jun 1890 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
  xiiiJohn Frank Ebton who was born 1893 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1893 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of John Mepham (labourer) and Ellen Mepham
   
Generation No. 3
  5. Obadiah Avis, bricklayer was the son of Frederick Avis, bricklayer and Louisa Avis [Mepham]. He was born 1857 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 1st Nov 1857 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Eunice Emiline Heasman on 22nd Sep 1880 at St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1861. They had the following children:
  iHarry who was born 1882 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiAlice who was born 1884 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiiEmma who was born 1886 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  6. Louisa Twiner [Avis] was the daughter of Frederick Avis, bricklayer and Louisa Avis [Mepham]. She was born 1861 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 12th Oct 1862 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  She married Thomas Twiner on 25th Feb 1888 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Twiner, farm labourer and Sarah Twiner [Edwards]. He was born 1862 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1862 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAlice Louise who was born 1889 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1889 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
   
  7. Frederick Avis, bricklayer was the son of Frederick Avis, bricklayer and Louisa Avis [Mepham]. He was born 1866 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 14th Oct 1866 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Sarah Ann Luxford on 19th Jul 1890 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1870 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  8. Emily Penfold [Avis] was the daughter of Frederick Avis, bricklayer and Louisa Avis [Mepham]. She was born 1873 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Dec 1873 at St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex; died 15th Nov 1964
  She married Albert Penfold on 14th Aug 1901 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He was the son of Thomas Penfold, labourer and Mary Penfold [Willie]. He was born 22nd Apr 1877 at Hartfield, Sussex; died 17th Jul 1959. They had the following children:
9 iLouisa Ida Emily who was born 15th Apr 1909 at Haywards Heath, Sussex; died 29th Dec 2001
   
Generation No. 4
  9. Louisa Ida Emily Ballard [Penfold] was the daughter of Albert Penfold and Emily Penfold [Avis]. She was born 15th Apr 1909 at Haywards Heath, Sussex; died 29th Dec 2001
  She married Arthur Lesley Ballard on 7th Sep 1935. He was born 12th Oct 1909; died 4th Aug 1982
   

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