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Spencer Tester, son of Richard Tester, turnpike toll collector and Elizabeth Tester [Yeomans]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1830
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
 
21st Feb 1830
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; Spencer Tester, M, [Son], age 11, born Sussex
1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Brownsbrook in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Lodger; occupation Farm labourer
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
31st Dec 1860
Married
Mary Jane Tester at St. Margaret's Church in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M15204-2
 
1863
Birth of a son
Henry Aaron in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch J15204-2
 
1867
Birth of a son
Luke in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1870
Birth of a daughter
Louisa in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch K15204-2
 
1874
Birth of a daughter
Frances in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1878
Birth of a son
Edward in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1879
Recollections
At Crow's Nest
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, Spencer. 49. Living at Crow's Nest on the Forest behind Barnsden. Born on Whitehouse near Duddleswell. I have worked on the Forest nearly all my life, litter and turf cutting and gravel digging.

I know High Hurst (owner A. H. Hill). Edward Diplock was tenant for many years till his death recently. I cut litter and turf for him more than once. The last time I cut for him was 7 or 8 years ago and litter 6 or 7 years ago.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Crows Nest in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Spencer Tester, M, Head, married, age 50, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourer
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Teaster, Testa, Tester, Testor individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Spencer 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
   
   
    
 Spencer Testerm: 31st Dec 1860 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexMary Jane Tester 
 b: 1830 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Feb 1830 St Bartholomew Parish Church
  b: 1842 Buxted, Sussex
  
      
 Henry Aaron Luke Louisa Frances Edward 
 b: 1863 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 12th Apr 1863 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1867 Buxted, Sussex b: 1870 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1870 St. Margaret's Church
 b: 1874 Buxted, Sussex b: 1878 Buxted, Sussex 
Family record

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