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George Tester, son of Richard Tester, turnpike toll collector and Elizabeth Tester [Yeomans]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1828
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
 
12th Oct 1828
Christened
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Duddleswell in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; George Tester, M, [Son], age 12, born Sussex
1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Pound Lane in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Lodger; occupation Farm labourer
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
10th Nov 1860
Married
Elizabeth Ann Pratt at St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M15204-2
 
1864
Birth of a son
Alfred in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1869
Birth of a son
Albert in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1872
Birth of a daughter
Adelaide in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1874
Birth of a daughter
Alice in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
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.

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3rd Apr 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

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Teaster, Testa, Tester, Testor individual records
The ancestral pedigree of George Tester
  
 Richard Tester
turnpike toll collector
m: 29th Nov 1823 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, SussexElizabeth Yeomans 
 b: 1797 Maresfield, Sussex  b: 1804 Maresfield, Sussex
  
               
Elizabeth  Matilda  George  Alfred  Martha  Female  Barbary Harriet 
b: 1824 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jun 1825 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
  b: 1832 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Jan 1832 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 23rd Jan 1836 Maresfield, Sussex
d: 27th Jan 1836
  b: 1839 Sussex  b: 1843 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1848 Buxted, Sussex 
  James William  Spencer  John Eliza Mary    
  b: 1825 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jun 1825 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 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 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 22nd Jun 1834 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 28th Jan 1837 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 Ann Pratt 
 b: 1828 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Oct 1828 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1835 Buxted, Sussex
  
     
 Alfred Albert Adelaide Alice 
 b: 1864 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1869 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1872 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1874 Maresfield, Sussex 
Family record

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