The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Philadelphia Best [Ashby], daughter of James Ashby, miller and Sarah Ashby [Avery]
Generation No. 1
  1. Philadelphia Best [Ashby] was the daughter of James Ashby, miller and Sarah Ashby [Avery]. She was born 1800 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Joseph Best on 24th Sep 1825 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was born 1798 at Hadlow, Kent. They had the following children:
2 iGeorge who was born 1826 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th Sep 1826 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiSarah Anne who was born 1830 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 11th Apr 1830 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiiAlfred who was born 1835 at Speldhurst, Kent
  ivMary Ann who was born 3rd Jul 1837 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th Aug 1837 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
3 vOwen who was born 8th Jan 1840 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 1st Mar 1840 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
4 viEdwin who was born 1842 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex
5 viiCicely who was born 1844 at Rotherfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 2
  2. George Best, farmer was the son of Joseph Best, farm labourer and Philadelphia Best [Ashby]. He was born 1826 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th Sep 1826 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Hariet ..... on c 1850. She was born 1826 at Surrey. They had the following children:
  iGeorge Thomas who was born 1869 at Fletching, Sussex
   
  3. Owen Best, farmer was the son of Joseph Best, farm labourer and Philadelphia Best [Ashby]. He was born 8th Jan 1840 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 1st Mar 1840 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Ann Mills on 9th May 1863 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1841 at Lamberhurst, Kent and Sussex. They had the following children:
6 iEllen who was born 13th Jul 1864 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiEdwin who was born 10th May 1866 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiiMary Ann who was born 25th Feb 1868 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  ivKate who was born 3rd Mar 1870 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  vOwen who was born 12th Mar 1872 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  viAlfred who was born 17th Dec 1873 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th May 1874 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  viiAlice who was born 1876 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  viiiEliza who was born 1878 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  ixGeorge who was born Dec 1880 at Rotherfield, Sussex
   
  4. Edwin Best, farmer was the son of Joseph Best, farm labourer and Philadelphia Best [Ashby]. He was born 1842 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex
  He married Mary Moon on July to Sep 1861, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1861 Q3 Vol 2a Page 638. She was the daughter of John Moon, farmer and Rhoda Moon. She was born 1845 at Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
7 iJames who was born 27th Nov 1861 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 25th Apr 1869 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  iiAnne who was born 8th Aug 1864 at Hadlow Down, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1864 Q3 Vol 2b Page 99; christened 25th Apr 1869 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  iiiRhoda who was born 28th Aug 1866 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 25th Apr 1869 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  ivEdwin who was born 28th Oct 1868 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 25th Apr 1869 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  vNaomi E. who was born 1873 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 22nd Jun 1873 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  viMary Ann who was born 1875 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 20th Apr 1875 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  viiAlfred who was born 1878 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 30th Jun 1878 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  viiiGrace who was born 1880 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 30th May 1880 Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  ixCicely (Crosby) who was born 1881 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 19th Nov 1881 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  xJohn who was born 1886 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  xiWilliam who was born 1888 at Buxted, Sussex
   
  5. Cicely Bonniface [Best] was the daughter of Joseph Best, farm labourer and Philadelphia Best [Ashby]. She was born 1844 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Edward Bonniface on 28th Oct 1867 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was the son of Edward Bonniface, carpenter and Sarah Bonniface [Comfort]. He was born 10th Jul 1843 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Aug 1843 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iHenry Edward who was born 26th Jan 1869 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Apr 1869 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiEmma Cicely who was born 18th Oct 1870 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jan 1871 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 3
  6. Ellen Wickens [Best] was the daughter of Owen Best, farmer and Ann Best [Mills]. She was born 13th Jul 1864 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1873 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married Samuel James Wickens on Jun 1891. He was the son of James Wickens, farm labourer and Mary Ann Wickens [Sales]. He was born 26th Jul 1868 at Town Row Green, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Oct 1868 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of James Wickens (labourer) and Mary Ann Wickens. They had the following children:
  iSamuel Alfred who was born 11th Aug 1892 at Argos Hill, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Oct 1892 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Samuel James Wickens (wheelwright) and Ellen Wickens
  iiAlice who was born 8th Aug 1895 at Pilbeam Cottage, Wadhurst, Sussex; christened 29th Sep 1895 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Samuel James Wickens (wheelwright) and Ellen Wickens
  iiiFrederick James who was born c 1898 at Buxted, Sussex
   
  7. James Best, farmer was the son of Edwin Best, farmer and Mary Best [Moon]. He was born 27th Nov 1861 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 25th Apr 1869 at Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex
  He married Emma J ..... on c 1879. She was born 1859 at Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAlfred who was born 1885 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiArthur who was born 1887 at Langton Green, Kent
  iiiAmos who was born 1888 at Ringmer, Sussex
  ivEmily who was born 1890 at Ringmer, Sussex
   

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