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John Heaver, son of William Heaver and Hannah Heaver [Jackson]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
31st Mar 1799
Born
In the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
 
18th May 1800
Christened
At St Swithin Parish Church in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
9th Apr 1826
Married
Mary Langridge at St Swithin Parish Church in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
East Grinstead Marriage Registers
 
Sep 1826
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
1829
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
1831
Birth of a daughter
Ann in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
1833
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
1836
Birth of a daughter
Sarah in the County of Sussex
1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1841
Birth of a daughter
Lydia in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Thommas'S Bank in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; John Heaver, M, Head, age 41, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a son
Benjamin in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1847
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At High Gate in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
26th Sep 1878
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:

Heaver, John. Rather deaf and decrepit Health uncertain. Residing at Forest Row. Labourer. 79. [Born] on the 31 March 1799, baptised at East Grinstead.

As I was 10 years old in March my father took Plaw Hatch Farm the Michaelmas after. I worked for him till 14 and then went to work for William Payne at Leggs Heath for a year, then went to work for Thomas Hills at Pound House Farm, Horsted Keynes for 6 months, then worked for Mr. Allen in Lingfield 6 months.

Then I came back to East Grinstead parish and worked for Thomas Hooker at Shovelstrode from a month after Ladytide till Michaelmas. I then went to live with his father old Master Leonard Hooker at Buckhurst 1 1/2 years. Then I came as team man with ox team to Mr. Godly at Upper Parrock 6 months, then to Mill Place for the winter. Then I went mowing the other side of Streatham. I did odd work till Michaelmas, then went to live with Avery, a butcher in East Grinstead Town 10 months. Then I came to work for Francis Bedford at Brambletye for 4 1/2 years, except that I left him for 6 months and worked about. Then I got married 54 years ago next April (1880). I worked on for Bedford till Michaelmas and then I went litter cutting on the Forest and cut 10 load of litter and sold it to 3 or 4 different people. I then went to Holly Bush for Mrs Pearton, a widow woman. Then I worked where I could get work 3 or 4 years. Work was very bad and one winter I was 12 weeks without work. During that time I worked for my uncle Edward Heaver at Tablehurst. Then I worked for 3 years for Richard Cisley at Court Inholmes Farm at Brambletye. When he left, the property belonged to Mr. Wright, a banker in London. The Bank broke and the assignees worked the farm for two years and I worked off and on at it during that time. Then Charles Marchant from Hartfield took the farm and after I had threshed out the corn for the assignees I went to work for them. In 1851 he left the farm and Mr. Mellish came who is there now. I then went bark flawing and at harrowing time I came to work for Mr. Mellish and have worked for him ever since.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Village in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; John Hever, M, Head, married, age 81, born Forest Row; occupation Labourer
1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Heaver, Hever individual records
The ancestral pedigree of John Heaver
  
1st marriage William Heaverm: 28th Nov 1797 Ifield, SussexHannah Jackson 
 b: 1778 Speldhurst, Kent  b: c 1780
  
            
Mary  Edward  Jane  William Ann Sarah Eliza Henry 
b: 1798 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 6th Jul 1798 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 30th Jan 1802 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 12th Mar 1802 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1807 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 21st Jun 1807 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1811 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 31st Mar 1811 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1812 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 2nd Dec 1812 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1814 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 22nd May 1814 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1816 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jun 1816 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1819 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 3rd Oct 1819 St Swithin Parish Church
 
  John  Elizabeth Hannah          
  b: 31st Mar 1799 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 18th May 1800 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1804 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 8th Jun 1804 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1809 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 19th May 1809 St Swithin Parish Church
          
                  
Parental
record
   
   
   
 John Heaver
farm labourer
m: 9th Apr 1826 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, SussexMary Langridge 
 b: 31st Mar 1799 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 18th May 1800 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1804 West Hoathly, Sussex
  
         
William Mary Ann John Sarah Lydia Benjamin James 
b: September 1826 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 8th Oct 1826 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1829 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 15th Mar 1829 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1831 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 5th Jun 1831 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1833 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jun 1833 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1836 Sussex b: 1841 East Grinstead, Sussex b: 1843 East Grinstead, Sussex b: 1847 East Grinstead, Sussex 
Family
record

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