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Ancestry report for Luke Tester, farm labourer, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]
Generation No. 1
1. Luke Tester, farm labourer was the son of (2) James Tester and (3) Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]. He was born 1801 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1861 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years; buried 1st Dec 1861 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
He married Ann Drawbridge on 15th Nov 1824 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. She was born 1801 at Buxted, Sussex; died Feb 1878 at Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 76 years; buried 14th Feb 1878 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iGeorge who was born 1825 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 9th Apr 1825 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Ann Tester
iiBarbara Ellen who was born 1828 Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Aug 1828 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Anne Tester
iiiSusan who was born 1833 Buxted, Sussex; christened 28th Apr 1833 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Anne Tester
ivThomas who was born 1836 Crowborough, Sussex; christened 17th Apr 1836 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Ann Tester
vHenry who was born 1838 Buxted, Sussex; christened 24th May 1838 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Ann Tester; died July to Sep 1895, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1895 Q3 Vol 2b Page 75, aged 55 years
 
Generation No. 2
2. James Tester He was born 1752; died May 1836 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 84 years; buried 12th May 1836 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
He married Elizabeth Cheesman on 10th Dec 1783 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1762 at Sussex; died Apr 1845 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 3rd Apr 1845 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iJohn who was born 1784 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
iiJames who was born 1786 Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
iiiCharles who was born 1788 Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years; buried 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivStephen who was born 1791 Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Mar 1841 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 49 years; buried 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
vGeorge who was born 1793 Withyham, Sussex; christened 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Feb 1840 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 47 years; buried 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
viRichard who was born 1795 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1875 Withyham, Sussex, aged 78 years; buried 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
viiMark who was born 1798 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Jul 1875 East Grinstead Union, aged 74 years; buried 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
viiiLuke who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years; buried 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixMatthew who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Apr to June 1873, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81, aged 72 years
 
3. Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman] She was born 1762 at Sussex; died Apr 1845 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 82 years; buried 3rd Apr 1845 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
She married James Tester on 10th Dec 1783 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was born 1752; died May 1836 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 84 years; buried 12th May 1836 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iJohn who was born 1784 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
iiJames who was born 1786 Withyham, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years; buried 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
iiiCharles who was born 1788 Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years; buried 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
ivStephen who was born 1791 Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Mar 1841 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 49 years; buried 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
vGeorge who was born 1793 Withyham, Sussex; christened 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died Feb 1840 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 47 years; buried 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
viRichard who was born 1795 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1875 Withyham, Sussex, aged 78 years; buried 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
viiMark who was born 1798 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Jul 1875 East Grinstead Union, aged 74 years; buried 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
viiiLuke who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Dec 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years; buried 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixMatthew who was born 1801 Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor; died Apr to June 1873, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81, aged 72 years
 

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