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Luke Tester, farm labourer, son of James Tester, farm labourer and Mary Tester [Morris]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
9th Dec 1820
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Nonconformist Registers
Yvonne Postles' records
 
11th Jan 1821
Christened
At Wesleyan Chapel in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Ceremony performed by John Wilson Pipe
Nonconformist Registers
Yvonne Postles' records
 
18th Nov 1840
Married
Sarah Jane Marchant at St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M15204-2
 
1841
Birth of a daughter
Mary Jane in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Withyham Parish Registers
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Esther Ann in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Withyham Parish Registers
 
1846
Birth of a daughter
Sarah 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.

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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

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Tester, Testor, Teaster, Testa family records
The ancestral pedigree of Luke Tester, farm labourer
  
 James Testerm: 10th Dec 1783 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexElizabeth Cheesman 
 b: 1752
d: May 1836 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 84 years
bur: 12th May 1836 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1762 Sussex
d: April 1845 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 82 years
bur: 3rd Apr 1845 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
          
John  Charles Stephen George Richard Mark Luke Matthew 
b: 1784 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
  b: 1788 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years
bur: 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 b: 1791 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: March 1841 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 49 years
bur: 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1793 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: February 1840 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 47 years
bur: 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1795 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: December 1875 Withyham, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1798 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: July 1875 East Grinstead Union, aged 74 years
bur: 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1801 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: December 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years
bur: 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1801 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: Apr to June 1873 aged 72 years registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81
 
  James                     
  b: 1786 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years
bur: 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
                     
                        
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 James Tester
farm labourer
m: 11th Feb 1809 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexMary Morris 
 b: 1786 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years
bur: 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1785 Buxted, Sussex
d: March 1869 Buxted, Sussex, aged 83 years
bur: 1st Mar 1869 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  
           
Mary  Harriett  Luke Matthew Mark James Sarah Frances 
b: October 1809 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 8th Oct 1809 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of James Tester and Mary Tester
  b: 1815 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Dec 1815 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
  b: 9th Dec 1820 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Jan 1821 Wesleyan Chapel, Ceremony performed by John Wilson Pipe
 b: 4th Apr 1823 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 15th May 1823 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by William Wnter Annetts
 b: 29th Sep 1825 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 12th Oct 1825 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Charles Haydon
 b: 13th Jan 1828 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 13th Mar 1828 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by John H. Faull
 b: 30th Sep 1830 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 2nd Dec 1830 Wesleyan Chapel, Maresfield, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Thomas Catterick
 b: 1832 Sussex 
  Elizabeth Ann               
  b: 1813 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Nov 1813 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
 b: 16th Jul 1818 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 11th Sep 1818 Dorset Gardens Weslayan Church, Brighton, Sussex, Ceremony performed by Frederick Calder
               
                    
Parental
record
  
  
    
 Luke Tester
farm labourer
m: 18th Nov 1840 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexSarah Jane Marchant 
 b: 9th Dec 1820 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Jan 1821 Wesleyan Chapel, Ceremony performed by John Wilson Pipe
  b: 1824 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 7th Nov 1824 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of William Marchant (carpenter) and Elizabeth Marchant
  
             
Mary Jane  Sarah  Susannah Elizabeth  Aaron Luke  Georgina Agnes William Edward Ernest Elizabeth Eliza Walter James 
b: 1841 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 21st Oct 1844 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, aged 3 years, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
  b: 1846 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 24th May 1846 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Jane Tester
d: August 1868 Buxted, Sussex, aged 22 years
bur: 16th Aug 1868 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1850 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 4th Aug 1850 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Anne Tester
d: October 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 8 years
bur: 15th Oct 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1854 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 5th Nov 1854 St. Margaret's Church, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
d: March 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 2 years 5 months
bur: 1st Mar 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  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
ch: 21st Oct 1844 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, aged 1 year 7 months, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
 b: 1848 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1848 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
d: October 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 10 years
bur: 9th Oct 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 b: 1851 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 21st Sep 1851 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
d: September 1857 Buxted, Sussex, aged 6 years
bur: 28th Sep 1857 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 b: 1857 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 12th Apr 1857 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Sarah Tester
        
                  
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