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George Tester, son of Richard Tester, turnpike toll collector, farm labourer and Elizabeth Tester [Yeomans]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1828
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
12th October 1828
Christened
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; son of Richard Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
6th June 1841
Census
At Duddleswell in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; George Tester, M, [Son], age 12, born Sussex
1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
30th March 1851
Census
At Pound Lane in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Lodger; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
10th November 1860
Married
Elizabeth Ann Pratt at St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M15204-2
 
1861
Birth of a son
James Spencer in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
7th April 1861
Census
At Sweet Haws in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex; George Tester, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
 
1863
Birth of a son
Alfred Henry in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1869
Birth of a son
Albert in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1871
Birth of a daughter
Adelaide in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1874
Birth of a daughter
Alice in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1879
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:

Tester, George. 51. Living adjoining Old Land. Roadman to Maresfield parish. Born close to Duddleswell. My Father's name was Richard (dead). He used to cut litter for anyone who wanted it. When I was about 11 I used to go out helping him, raking up what he cut. He cut for Richardson of Blackham, for Horn at Stairs Farm, Hartfield, for Page at Cophall. When I was 13 I went to service under Mr. William Waters at Spring Garden Farm on the Forest belonging to Lady Shelley for 12 months. Then I went under Mr. John Turner at Millbrook Farm, 13 acres out on the Forest at Nutley (now occupied by Ridley) for 2 years, then I went under Mr. James Elliott at Fairplace Farm (26 acres) adjoining the Forest near Millbrook 3 years. Then I worked at Duddleswell and for 9 years past have been roadman.

.......

 
3rd April 1881
Census
At Rose Cottage, Fairwarp in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; George Tester, M, Head, married, age 52, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourer
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
December 1895
Died
In the Parish of Lindfield, Sussex; aged 65 years
Fletching Burial Registers
 
20th December 1895
Buried
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Tester, Testor, Teaster, Testa family records
The ancestral pedigree of George Tester
  
 James Testerm: 10th Dec 1783 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexElizabeth Cheesman 
 b: 1752
d: May 1836 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 12th May 1836 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1762 Sussex
d: Apr 1845 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 3rd Apr 1845 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 
  
         
John  Charles Stephen George Richard Mark Luke Matthew
b: 1784 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1788 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church
d: May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex
bur: 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 b: 1791 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church
d: Mar 1841 Hartfield, Sussex
bur: 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1793 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church
d: Feb 1840 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1795 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Dec 1875 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1798 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Jul 1875 East Grinstead Union
bur: 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1801 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Dec 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1801 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Apr to Jun 1873
registered at Uckfield District, Sussex
ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81
 James                     
 b: 1786 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church
d: May 1862 Buxted, Sussex
bur: 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
                     
                        
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
1st marriageRichard Tester
turnpike toll collector, farm labourer
m: 29th Nov 1823 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, SussexElizabeth Yeomans 
 b: 1795 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Dec 1875 Withyham, Sussex
bur: 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
  b: 1804 Maresfield, Sussex
d: Mar 1853 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 25th Mar 1853 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 
  
              
Elizabeth  Matilda  George  Alfred  Martha  Anne  Barbara Harriet
b: 1824 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: Mar 1824 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 11th Aug 1826 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Dec 1826 St. Mary's Lane Wesleyan, Lewes, Sussex
  b: 1828 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Oct 1828 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Dec 1895 Lindfield, Sussex
bur: 20th Dec 1895 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  b: 1832 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Jan 1832 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1836 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jan 1836 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: 27th Jan 1836 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 27th Jan 1836 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1839 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Aug 1838 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1842 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 31st Jul 1842 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1848 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 30th Apr 1848 St Bartholomew Parish Church
   James William  Spencer  John Eliza Mary  
   b: 1825 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jun 1825 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Mar 1849 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 17th Mar 1849 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1827 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Aug 1827 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1830 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Feb 1830 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1834 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 22nd Jun 1834 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 28th Jan 1837 Maresfield, Sussex
d: Oct 1844 Maresfield, Sussex
bur: 20th Oct 1844 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1840 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Aug 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  
                      
Parental
record
  
  
    
 George Testerm: 10th Nov 1860 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexElizabeth Pratt 
 b: 1828 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Oct 1828 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: Dec 1895 Lindfield, Sussex
bur: 20th Dec 1895 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  b: 1836 Buxted, Sussex 
  
     
 James Spencer Alfred Henry Albert Adelaide Alice
 b: 1861 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 11th Aug 1861 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1863 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Sep 1863 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1869 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Jan 1869 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1871 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Oct 1871 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1874 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd May 1874 St Bartholomew Parish Church
      
Family
record

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