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John Best, carrier, son of John Best, labourer and Elizabeth Best [Ridley]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1820
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
8th Oct 1820
Christened
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; son of John Best (labourer) and Elizabeth Best
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
27th Jan 1839
Married
Harriet Osbourne at St. Nicholas Church in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
Sussex Marriage Registers
 
1840
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1841
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1844
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1846
Birth of a daughter
Caroline Sarah in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1849
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1851
Birth of a daughter
Harriet in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1861 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Nutley Village in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Head; occupation: carrier
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1855
Birth of a daughter
Matilda in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1861 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
c 1875
Recollections
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Best, John. Aged 53. Was teamster to Mr. William Farmer for 9 years and then went dealer on his own account for several years and then took Widehurst Farm, Maresfield, which he has held for 13 years. It contains 20 acres.

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Dec 1878
Died
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; aged 60 years
Maresfield Burial Registers
 
13th Dec 1878
Buried
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Best family records
The ancestral pedigree of John Best, carrier
  
 John Best
labourer
m: 12th Oct 1811 St. Peter's Church, Chailey, Sussex
witnesses: John Allen and Sarah Brooks
Elizabeth Ridley 
 b: 1788
d: December 1826 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 38 years
bur: 17th Dec 1826 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1791
d: December 1841 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 50 years
bur: 26th Dec 1841 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
      
 Henry Reuben Elizabeth John Caroline 
 b: 1812 Chailey, Sussex
ch: 15th Nov 1812 St. Peter's Church, son of John Best and Elizabeth Best
 b: 1816 Chailey, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jun 1816 St. Peter's Church, son of John Best and Eliz'th Best
 b: 1818 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Mar 1818 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of John Best (labourer) and Elizabeth Best
 b: 1820 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Oct 1820 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of John Best (labourer) and Elizabeth Best
d: December 1878 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 60 years
bur: 13th Dec 1878 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1826 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Feb 1826 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of John Best (labourer) and Elizabeth Best
 
             
Parental
record
   
   
    
 John Best
carrier
m: 27th Jan 1839 St. Nicholas Church, Brighton, SussexHarriet Osbourne 
 b: 1820 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Oct 1820 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of John Best (labourer) and Elizabeth Best
d: December 1878 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 60 years
bur: 13th Dec 1878 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1816 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 19th Jul 1816 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of William Osborne (farmer) and Sarah Osborne
  
        
 Henry Mary William Caroline Sarah John Harriet Matilda 
 b: 1840 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Jun 1842 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of John Best (labourer) and Harriett Best
 b: 1841 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1844 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Aug 1844 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of John Best (labourer) and Harriett Best
 b: 1846 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jul 1847 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of John Best (labourer) and Harriet Best
 b: 1849 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1851 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1855 Maresfield, Sussex 
                
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