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Richard Budgen, son of Edward Budgen and Elizabeth Budgen [May]
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Richard Budgen was christened at Frant Parish Church on the 29th May 1695, the son of Edward Budgen and Elizabeth nee May. Little is known of his early life other than he was part of a large family of ten children and his ancestry at Frant can be traced back to Thomas and Mary Budgen who married there in 1630.

In 1723 Richard Budgen published 24 maps as loose sheets that had been engraved by John Senex of Shropshire entitled "An Actual Survey of the County of Sussex divided into Rapes Hundreds and Deanryes. In which the exact longitude and atitude of all the remarkable places are determined from observation. Also an accurate deliniation by admeasurement of the sea-coast, roads and the rivers so far as navigable." The background to this remarkable set of maps is not clear but probably had been done by subscriptions from a prospectus. Throughout the period from 1724 to 1730 he produced a number of estate maps including Battle Abbey, Wilmington Manor and the manor of Udimore as well as the "Transcript of The Passage of the Hurricane from the Sea-side at Bexhill in Sussex to Newingden Level 20 May 1729 between nine and ten in the evening"

On 25th April 1727 he married Elizabeth Carpenter at St Michaels Parish Church, Withyham and in 1730 his only son Richard was born and then christened on 5th October at Frant. Within months at the early age of 36, in 1731 Richard Budgen died.

The descendents of Richard Budgen are themselves important cartographers. His son Richard Budgen (1730-1789) was an estate surveyor and produced many plans between 1757 and 1783 including "a sketch of the roads within fourteen miles of Tunbridge Wells" in 1774. His grandsons Thomas Budgen (1766-1832) practised in Lewes as a surveyor and published a plan of Brighthelmstone in 1788; and Charles Budgen (1769-1838) worked for the Ordnance Survey between 1798 and 1824. His great grandson John Budgen (b 1794) after serving in the navy acted as a surveyor from 1826 until 1840 in the Tunbridge Wells area.


Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1695
Born
In the Parish of Frant, Sussex
Frant Parish Registers
Eeles' Frant
 
29th May 1695
Christened
At St. Alban's Church in the Parish of Frant, Sussex
Frant Parish Registers
 
25th Apr 1727
Married
Elizabeth Carpenter at St. Michael's Church in the Parish of Withyham, Sussex
Withyham Parish Registers
 
1730
Birth of a son
Richard in the Parish of Frant, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch J14846-1
 
Jul 1731
Died
In the Parish of Frant, Sussex
Printed Maps of Sussex 1575-1900
 
28th Jul 1731
Buried
At St. Alban's Church in the Parish of Frant, Sussex
Frant Burial Registers


Part of the 1723 series of maps
      
      
      
      
Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Budgen, Budgens, Budgeon, Budginne, Budge, Budgell, Budger, Budges, Budgin, Bugen, Bugden family records
The ancestral pedigree of Richard Budgen
  
 Thomas Budgenm: 29th Jun 1630 St. Alban's Church, Frant, SussexMary Upten 
 b: c 1610
d: 1665
  b: c 1610
  
     
 Mary Thomas Alse Edward 
 b: 1631 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 1st May 1631
 b: 1633 Frant, Sussex
ch: 12th Jan 1633 St. Alban's Church
d: September 1694 Frant, Sussex
bur: 15th Sep 1694 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
 b: 1639 Frant, Sussex
ch: 1st Sep 1639 St. Alban's Church
 b: 1643 Frant, Sussex
ch: 24th Sep 1643 St. Alban's Church
d: 1713 Frant, Sussex
bur: 23rd Jan 1714 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
 
           
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Edward Budgenm: 29th Jan 1677/78 St. Alban's Church, Frant, SussexElizabeth May 
 b: 1643 Frant, Sussex
ch: 24th Sep 1643 St. Alban's Church
d: 1713 Frant, Sussex
bur: 23rd Jan 1714 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  b: c 1655
  
           
Mary  Elizabeth  Jane Mary William Richard Sarah Anne 
b: 1676 Frant, Sussex
ch: 2nd Oct 1676 St. Alban's Church
  b: 1683 Frant, Sussex
ch: 24th Apr 1683 St. Alban's Church
  b: 1687 Frant, Sussex
ch: 3rd Aug 1687 St. Alban's Church
 b: 1689 Frant, Sussex
ch: 14th Jan 1689 St. Alban's Church
 b: 1692 Frant, Sussex
ch: 15th Dec 1692 St. Alban's Church
 b: 1695 Frant, Sussex
ch: 29th May 1695 St. Alban's Church
d: July 1731 Frant, Sussex
bur: 28th Jul 1731 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
 b: 1697 Frant, Sussex
ch: 25th Jan 1697 St. Alban's Church
 b: 1700 Frant, Sussex
ch: 26th Feb 1700 St. Alban's Church
 
  Thomas Edward              
  b: 1681 Frant, Sussex
ch: 24th Nov 1681 St. Alban's Church
 b: 1684 Frant, Sussex
ch: 29th Jan 1684 St. Alban's Church
              
                   
Parental record
   
   
   
 Richard Budgenm: 25th Apr 1727 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexElizabeth Carpenter 
 b: 1695 Frant, Sussex
ch: 29th May 1695 St. Alban's Church
d: July 1731 Frant, Sussex
bur: 28th Jul 1731 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
  b: c 1700
  
  
 Richard 
 b: 1730 Frant, Sussex
ch: 5th Oct 1730 St. Alban's Church
d: 1789 Frant, Sussex, aged 58 years
bur: 2nd Jan 1789 St. Alban's Church, Frant, Sussex
 
    
Family record

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