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Ancestry report for Henry Hemsley, farmer, son of Richard Hemsley, farm labourer and Avis Hemsley [Botten]
Generation No. 1
1. Henry Hemsley, farmer was the son of (2) Richard Hemsley, farm labourer and (3) Avis Hemsley [Botten]. He was born 1828 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th May 1829 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
He married Sarah Ann Pilbeam on 4th May 1851 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of George Pilbeam, farm labourer and Lucy Pilbeam [Hider]. She was born 1834 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 17th Aug 1834 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iGeorge Henry who was born on 1852 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Jun 1852 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiWilliam Thomas who was born on 1855 Wadhurst, Sussex
iiiAnn who was born on 1858 Wadhurst, Sussex
ivLucy who was born on 1859 Wadhurst, Sussex
vAlfred who was born on 1863 Wadhurst, Sussex
viSarah Ann who was born on 1866 Wadhurst, Sussex
viiNelson who was born on 1869 Wadhurst, Sussex
viiiEliza who was born on 1871 Wadhurst, Sussex
ixRichard H. who was born on 1874 Wadhurst, Sussex
xHarry who was born on 1879 Wadhurst, Sussex
xiAnn who was born on 1857 Wadhurst, Sussex
 
Generation No. 2
2. Richard Helmsley, farm labourer was the son of (4) Thomas Helmsley, farm labourer and (5) Sarah Helmsley [Shoesmith]. He was born 1805 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Dec 1805 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Aug 1878 at Rotherfield, Sussex; buried 7th Aug 1878 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
He married Avis Botten on 25th Apr 1827 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1807 at Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
iHenry who was born on 1828 Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th May 1829 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
iiJames who was born on 1829 Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th May 1829 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
iiiMary Ann who was born on 25th Feb 1836 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Oct 1846 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivJane who was born on 23rd Jan 1838 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1838 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vAlfred who was born on 23rd Feb 1840 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 28th Jan 1841 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viSarah who was born on 24th Apr 1842 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 4th Oct 1848 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Nov 1864 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 23 years; buried before 4th Nov 1864 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiFrederick who was born on 3rd Oct 1844 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Nov 1844 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiiGeorge who was born on 7th Jan 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Feb 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixThomas who was born on 11th Sep 1849 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 7th Oct 1849 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
3. Avis Hemsley [Botten] She was born 1807 at Withyham, Sussex
She married Richard Hemsley on 25th Apr 1827 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was the son of Thomas Helmsley, farm labourer and Sarah Helmsley [Shoesmith]. He was born 1805 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Dec 1805 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Aug 1878 at Rotherfield, Sussex; buried 7th Aug 1878 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
iHenry who was born on 1828 Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th May 1829 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
iiJames who was born on 1829 Withyham, Sussex; christened 10th May 1829 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
iiiMary Ann who was born on 25th Feb 1836 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Oct 1846 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivJane who was born on 23rd Jan 1838 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 18th Mar 1838 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vAlfred who was born on 23rd Feb 1840 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 28th Jan 1841 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viSarah who was born on 24th Apr 1842 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 4th Oct 1848 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Nov 1864 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 23 years; buried before 4th Nov 1864 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiFrederick who was born on 3rd Oct 1844 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Nov 1844 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viiiGeorge who was born on 7th Jan 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 22nd Feb 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ixThomas who was born on 11th Sep 1849 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 7th Oct 1849 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
Generation No. 3
4. Thomas Helmsley, farm labourer He was born c 1770
He married Sarah Shoesmith on 15th Apr 1793 at St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex. She was born c 1770. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born on 1794 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1794 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiJames who was born on 1797 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Jul 1797 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiJohn who was born on 1799 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1799 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivHenry who was born on 1803 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Oct 1803 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vRichard who was born on 1805 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Dec 1805 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Aug 1878 Rotherfield, Sussex; buried 7th Aug 1878 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viMary who was born on 1808 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th May 1808 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
5. Sarah Helmsley [Shoesmith] She was born c 1770
She married Thomas Helmsley on 15th Apr 1793 at St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex. He was born c 1770. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born on 1794 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1794 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiJames who was born on 1797 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Jul 1797 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
iiiJohn who was born on 1799 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1799 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
ivHenry who was born on 1803 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Oct 1803 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
vRichard who was born on 1805 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Dec 1805 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Aug 1878 Rotherfield, Sussex; buried 7th Aug 1878 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
viMary who was born on 1808 Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th May 1808 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 

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