The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for John Helmsley, farm labourer, son of Thomas Helmsley, farm labourer and Sarah Helmsley [Shoesmith]
Generation No. 1
  1. John Helmsley, farm labourer was the son of Thomas Helmsley, farm labourer and Sarah Helmsley [Shoesmith]. He was born 1799 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1799 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Sarah Edwards on 26th Jun 1824 at St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex. She was born 1805 at Hartfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
2 iFrederick who was born 1825 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 3rd Jul 1825 St. Mary Magdalene, Cowden, Kent, son of John Hemsley and Sarah Hemsley
  iiWilliam who was born 1830 at Rotherfield, Sussex
3 iiiJesse who was born 1833 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  ivEdward who was born 1839 at Rotherfield, Sussex
4 vJames who was born 1842 at Rotherfield, Sussex
5 viEmma who was born 1844 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 14th Jan 1844 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent, daughter of John Hemsley and Sarah Hemsley
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Frederick Hemsley, farm labourer was the son of John Hemsley, farm labourer and Sarah Hemsley [Edwards]. He was born 1825 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 3rd Jul 1825 at St. Mary Magdalene, Cowden, Kent, son of John Hemsley and Sarah Hemsley
  He married Mary Allen on 11th Nov 1848 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1819 at Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
6 iCharles Edward who was born 1851 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 15th Nov 1851 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiChritiana who was born 22nd Jan 1858 at Pembury, Kent
   
  3. Jesse Hemsley, farm labourer was the son of John Hemsley, farm labourer and Sarah Hemsley [Edwards]. He was born 1833 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Maria Frances Fermor on 23rd Jul 1854 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of Obed Fermor, farm labourer and Maria Fermor [Michelle]. She was born 1833 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 6th Oct 1833 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
7 iAmos who was born Aug 1854 at Rotherfield, Sussex
8 iiAlbert who was born 1855 at Frant, Sussex; christened 4th Dec 1855 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
9 iiiSarah who was born 1857 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 6th Dec 1857 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  ivHorace who was born 1860 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1860 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
10 vHerbert who was born 1863 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th May 1863 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
11 viJesse who was born 1865 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Nov 1865 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  viiMercy who was born 1869 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th Feb 1876 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  viiiFrances Maria who was born 1872 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th Feb 1876 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
   
  4. James Hemsley, labourer was the son of John Hemsley, farm labourer and Sarah Hemsley [Edwards]. He was born 1842 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Ellen Wickens on July to Sep 1866, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1866 Q3 Vol 2a Page 814. She was born 1845 at Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAlice Maud who was born 1867 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th May 1867 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiNelson Samuel who was born 1869 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 28th Mar 1869 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  iiiEmily Ellen who was born 1870 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 20th Nov 1870 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  ivWilliam James who was born 1873 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 16th Feb 1873 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  vHarry Walter who was born 1877 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 1st May 1877 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  viLeonard who was born 1880 at Warbleton, Sussex
  viiBessie May who was born 1887 at Warbleton, Sussex
   
  5. Emma Wickens [Hemsley] was the daughter of John Hemsley, farm labourer and Sarah Hemsley [Edwards]. She was born 1844 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 14th Jan 1844 at St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent, daughter of John Hemsley and Sarah Hemsley
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
12 iEmily Louisa who was born 1860 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1860 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Joseph Wickens on Oct to Dec 1869, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1869 Q4 Vol 2a Page 819. He was the son of Benjamin Wickens, farm labourer and Elizabeth Wickens [Pearce]. He was born 15th Jan 1842 at Sheep Plain, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 3rd Apr 1842 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Benjamin Wickens (labourer) and Eliza Wickens; died 7th Apr 1928 at Hurtis Hill, Crowborough, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: June 1928 Vol 2b Page 169, aged 86 years. They had the following children:
  iAlice who was born 1864 at Tudeley-cum-Capel, Kent
  iiJohn who was born 1877 at Tudeley-cum-Capel, Kent
   
Generation No. 3
  6. Charles Edward Helmsley, farm labourer was the son of Frederick Hemsley, farm labourer and Mary Hemsley [Allen]. He was born 1851 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 15th Nov 1851 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Ellen ..... on c 1873. She was born 1853 at Thaxted, Essex
   
  7. Amos Hemsley was the son of Jesse Hemsley, farm labourer and Maria Frances Hemsley [Fermor]. He was born Aug 1854 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Mary Phillips on Apr to June 1875, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1875 Q2 Vol 2b Page 180. She was the daughter of Mr Phillips and Jane Phillips. She was born 1852 at Goudhurst, Kent. They had the following children:
  iAlbert who was born 1876 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiGeorge who was born 1878 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 27th Jan 1878 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
  iiiMark who was born Jul 1880 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  ivHorace who was born 1883 at Crowborough, Sussex
  vAmos who was born 1890 at Crowborough, Sussex
   
  8. Albert Hemsley, labourer was the son of Jesse Hemsley, farm labourer and Maria Frances Hemsley [Fermor]. He was born 1855 at Frant, Sussex; christened 4th Dec 1855 at St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  He married Mary Jane Stevens on 14th Dec 1877 at St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1855 at Yeovil, Somerset. They had the following children:
  iHenrietta L who was born 1879 at Crowborough, Sussex
13 iiAlice who was born 1880 at Crowborough, Sussex
14 iiiRose who was born 1883 at Crowborough, Sussex
  ivAlbert who was born 1884 at Crowborough, Sussex
  vHarriet who was born 1886 at Crowborough, Sussex
15 viMary Jane who was born 1888 at Crowborough, Sussex
  viiAnne who was born 1890 at Crowborough, Sussex
   
  9. Sarah Warnett [Hemsley] was the daughter of Jesse Hemsley, farm labourer and Maria Frances Hemsley [Fermor]. She was born 1857 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 6th Dec 1857 at Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
16 iKate Phoebe who was born 1880 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Peter Warnett on July to Sep 1882, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1882 Q3 Vol 2b Page 211. He was the son of George Warnett and Mary Warnett. He was born 1849 at Fletching, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iHerbert G who was born 1884 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiErnest Tom who was born 1886 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiiCharlotte who was born 1887 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  ivFrances May who was born 1889 at Rotherfield, Sussex
   
  10. Herbert Hemsley, labourer was the son of Jesse Hemsley, farm labourer and Maria Frances Hemsley [Fermor]. He was born 1863 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th May 1863 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Annie Smith on Oct to Dec 1888, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1888 Q4 Vol 2b Page 256. She was born 1870 at Ticehurst, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAnnie who was born 1890 at Buxted, Sussex
   
  11. Jesse Hemsley, stockman was the son of Jesse Hemsley, farm labourer and Maria Frances Hemsley [Fermor]. He was born 1865 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Nov 1865 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Mary Ann Taylor on Oct to Dec 1887, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1887 Q4 Vol 2b Page 215. She was born 1864 at Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iLuther who was born 1889 at Buxted, Sussex
  iiFlora who was born 1890 at Buxted, Sussex
   
  12. Emily Louisa Manser [Helmsley] was the daughter of unknown father and Emma Helmsley. She was born 1860 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1860 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
  iLetty Manser who was born July to Sep 1880 at Rotherfield, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1880 Q3 Vol 2b Page 130
17 iiWilliam Walter Manser who was born Jan to Mar 1884 at Rotherfield, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1884 Q1 Vol 2b Page 123
  She married William Walter Manser on Apr to June 1908, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1908 Q2 Vol 2b Page 279. He was the son of William Mancer, bricklayer and Harriett Mancer [Walter]. He was born 7th Jan 1850 at Sweethawes, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1850 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of William Manser (stonemason) and Harriet Manser; died 7th Jul 1908 at Sweethaws, Crowborough, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1908 Q2 Vol 2b Page 60, aged 57 years
   
Generation No. 4
  13. Alice Turner [Hemsley] was the daughter of Albert Hemsley, labourer, general labourer and Mary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]. She was born 1880 at Crowborough, Sussex
  She married Thomas Turner on July to Sep 1901, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1901 Q3 Vol 2b Page 281. He was the son of William Turner, dealer in marine stores and Mary Ann Turner [Pratt]. He was born 1874 at Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iThomas who was born 1902 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiWilliam who was born 1904 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiiArthur who was born 1906 at Crowborough, Sussex
  ivMark who was born 1908 at Crowborough, Sussex
   
  14. Rose Turner [Hemsley] was the daughter of Albert Hemsley, labourer, general labourer and Mary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]. She was born 1883 at Crowborough, Sussex
  She married Peter Turner on July to Sep 1905, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1905 Q3 Vol 2b Page 238. He was the son of William Turner, dealer in marine stores and Mary Ann Turner [Pratt]. He was born 1879 at Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iOlive who was born 1909 at Crowborough, Sussex
   
  15. Mary Jane Tester [Hemsley] was the daughter of Albert Hemsley, labourer, general labourer and Mary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]. She was born 1888 at Crowborough, Sussex
  She married Gilbert Tester on Jan to Mar 1907, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1907 Q1 Vol 2b Page 202. He was the son of Matthew Tester, farm labourer and Sarah Tester [Collins]. He was born 1886 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 18th Apr 1886 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Matthew Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester. They had the following children:
  iWilliam Gilbert who was born 1908
  iiJames Frank who was born 1910
  iiiJack who was born 1911
   
  16. Kate Phoebe Bedwell [Hemsley] was the daughter of unknown father and Sarah Hemsley. She was born 1880 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Percy Bedwell on Oct to Dec 1904, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1904 Q4 Vol 2b Page 261. He was the son of unknown father and Eliza Bedwell. He was born 1882 at Fletching, Sussex; christened 1st Oct 1882 at St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iIvy who was born 1906 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiViolet who was born 1908 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiiJames who was born 1910 at Crowborough, Sussex
   
  17. William Walter Manser Hemsley, farm labourer was the son of unknown father and Emily Louisa Hemsley. He was born Jan to Mar 1884 at Rotherfield, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1884 Q1 Vol 2b Page 123
  He married Edith Annie Henshaw on Apr to June 1907, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1907 Q2 Vol 2b Page 256. She was born 1885 at Ticehurst, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iFredick who was born 1908 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiEdwin who was born 1910 at Crowborough, Sussex
   

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