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James Everest, farm labourer, son of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest [Berry]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
11th Oct 1800
Born
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
 
26th Oct 1800
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; son of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
16th Jul 1826
Married
Philadelphia Jenner at St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; recorded as James Berry and Philadelphia Jenner
Maresfield Marriage Registers
 
1828
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1831
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1833
Birth of a son
Thomas in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1835
Birth of a daughter
Harriott Sarah in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1838
Birth of a daughter
Lydia in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex; ref: 1838 Q1 Vol 7 Page 300, as Lydia Berry
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1840
Birth of a son
Abel in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex; ref: 1840 Q1 Vol 7 Page 311, as Abel Berry
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Forest in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; James Everest, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Emily in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex; ref: 1843 Q1 Vol 7 Page 328, as Emily Everest
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Ashdown Forest in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
18th Oct 1879
Recollections
At White's Land
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:

Everest, James. This witness is very inferior and cannot travel. At White's land, Quabrook. Born at Marsh Green 11 October 1800. Baptised at Hartfield. Lived there till I went to service.

Before I went to service my Father cut litter for Hooker at Mount Farm, Cowden and Bachelors Folly, Wish Farm, Hartfield, and Mellish at Beech Green (Price) and Ovenden at Blackham (Price) and Streatfield at Possingford, for Wren and afterwards Chart at Marsh Green. I used to help my father rake up the litter and used to be out there when the teams used to come for it. I remember on one occasion when Hooker's teams were there with Simmons the carter and Heasman the mate one of the horses nearly bit Heasman's finger off.

When I was 14 I went to service to Mr. Hooker at Buckhurst Farm, Withyham for 1 year, then I went to live with Mr. Read at Chartners Farm (Lord De La Warr) lie a year, then to Mr. Goodrick at New Lodge 1/2 a year, then to Mr. Paris owner of Ham Farm, Withyham 1/2 a year, then to Mr. Hollandale at Fisher's Gate Farm (Lord De La Warr) 1/2 year. He had no litter. I went with his team. Then to Mr. Chart at Marsh Green 1 year; he had litter for that and Suntings. Then to Mr. Combridge at Harts 1/2 a year. He had litter there and at Pest House Farm. Then I left service and went to work at Chartners for Mr. Bourner for about 2 years. He had no litter. Then I worked about till I married and cut litter for Mr. Hall at the Green Farm (now called Falconhurst) near Coldstock Gate.

I married 55 years ago last July and then I went to work for Mr. Philcox at Lower Parrock Farm for 14 years, then for Mr. Ratcliff at Hodore and St. Tyes Farms (Lord De La Warr) for 17 years. After that I worked for Mr. Wright at Hodore and St. Tyes till I was thrown off a load of hay 14 years ago since which I have been mole catching and the like on Hodore, St Tyes, Upper Parrock, Ashdown House and the like.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Quay Brook Common in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; James Everest, M, Head, married, age 80, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourer
1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
May 1882
Died
At Quabrook in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex; aged 81 years
Forest Row Burial Registers
 
30th May 1882
Buried
At Holy Trinity Church in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Everest, Everist, Everst, Evrest, Evarest family records
The ancestral pedigree of James Everest, farm labourer
  
 Edward Everestm: 24th May 1796 St Leonards, Shoreditch, LondonLydia Berry 
 b: c 1775  b: 1760
d: April 1833 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 73 years, alias Berry
bur: 14th Apr 1833 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  
     
 Abel (Alexander) Martha James William 
 b: 1797 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 18th May 1797 St. Mary's Church, son of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest
 b: 1797 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Dec 1797 St. Mary's Church, daughter of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest
d: January 1801 Hartfield, Sussex, puella
bur: 22nd Jan 1801 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 11th Oct 1800 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Oct 1800 St. Mary's Church, son of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest
d: May 1882 Quabrook, Forest Row, Sussex, aged 81 years
bur: 30th May 1882 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
 b: 1805 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Apr 1805 St. Mary's Church, son of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest
d: April 1821 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 16 years
bur: 18th May 1821 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 
           
Parental
record
   
   
    
 James Everest
farm labourer
m: 16th Jul 1826 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
recorded as James Berry and Philadelphia Jenner
Philadelphia Jenner 
 b: 11th Oct 1800 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Oct 1800 St. Mary's Church, son of Edward Everest and Lydia Everest
d: May 1882 Quabrook, Forest Row, Sussex, aged 81 years
bur: 30th May 1882 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
  b: 1808 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 27th Mar 1808 St. Michael's Church, daughter of Stephen Jenner & Jane Jenner
d: July 1884 Forest Row, Sussex, aged 76 years
bur: 31st Jul 1884 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
  
        
 William James Thomas Harriott Sarah Lydia Abel Emily 
 b: 1828 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Jan 1828 St. Mary's Church, son of James Everest (labourer) and Philadelphia Everest
 b: 1831 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Feb 1831 St. Mary's Church, son of James Everest (labourer) and Philadelphia Everest
d: April 1835 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 4 years
bur: 2nd Apr 1835 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1833 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th May 1833 St. Mary's Church, son of James Everest (labourer) and Philadelphia Everest
 b: 1835 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 13th Dec 1835 St. Mary's Church, daughter of James Everest (labourer) and Philadelphia Everest
d: 14th Dec 1925 62 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1838 Hartfield, Sussex registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex ref: 1838 Q1 Vol 7 Page 300, as Lydia Berry
ch: 18th Feb 1838 St. Mary's Church, daughter of James Everest (labourer) and Philadelphia Everest
 b: 1840 Hartfield, Sussex registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex ref: 1840 Q1 Vol 7 Page 311, as Abel Berry
ch: 15th Mar 1840 St. Mary's Church, son of James Everest (labourer) and Philly Everest
 b: 1843 East Grinstead, Sussex registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex ref: 1843 Q1 Vol 7 Page 328, as Emily Everest
ch: 26th Feb 1843 St Swithin Parish Church, daughter of James Everist (labourer) and Phillis Everist
 
                    
Family
record

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