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Luke Tester, farm labourer
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1820
Born
In the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
18th Nov 1840
Married
Sarah J. Marchant at St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M15204-2
 
1842
Birth of a daughter
Mary Jane in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Esther Ann in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1846
Birth of a daughter
Sally in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1848
Birth of a daughter
Frances Emma in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1850
Birth of a daughter
Susannah Elizabeth in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1851
Birth of a daughter
Louisa in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Duddleswell in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Head; occupation Farm labourer
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1854
Birth of a son
Aaron Luke in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1857
Birth of a daughter
Mercy in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1860
Birth of a daughter
Georgina Agnes in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1863
Birth of a son
William Edward Ernest in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1865
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Eliza in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1867
Birth of a son
Walter James in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted Parish Registers
 
1879
Recollections
At Crest Cottage
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, Luke. 59. Living at Crest Cottage near Duddleswell. Memory rather at fault. Born at Duddleswell and lived close to the spot all my life. My Father lived at Duddleswell all his life and used to cut litter and turf for anyone who wanted it and cut a great deal of timber on the Forest for the old Lord De La Warr. As soon as I was big enough I used to go out and help him and I took to cutting as soon as I could swing a scythe.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Little Warren in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Luke Tester, M, Head, married, age 59, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourer
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex

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The ancestral pedigree of Luke Tester, farm labourer
  
 Luke Tester
farm labourer
m: 18th Nov 1840 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexSarah J. Marchant 
 b: 1820 Buxted, Sussex  b: 1825 Buxted, Sussex
  
             
Mary Jane  Sally  Susannah Elizabeth  Aaron Luke  Georgina Agnes William Edward Ernest Elizabeth Eliza Walter James 
b: 1842 Buxted, Sussex  b: 1846 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 24th May 1846 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Jane Tester
  b: 1850 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 4th Aug 1850 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Anne Tester
  b: 1854 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 5th Nov 1854 St. Margaret's Church, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
  b: 1860 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 28th Oct 1860 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 b: 1863 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 16th Aug 1863 St. Margaret's Church, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 b: 1865 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 16th Jul 1865 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 b: 1867 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 25th Aug 1867 St. Margaret's Church, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 
   Esther Ann Frances Emma Louisa Mercy        
   b: 1843 Buxted, Sussex b: 1848 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1848 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 b: 1851 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 21st Sep 1851 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
 b: 1857 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 12th Apr 1857 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
        
                  
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