The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's 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 James Tester and 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 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 9th Apr 1825 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Ann Tester
2 iiBarbara Ellen who was born 1828 at 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 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 28th Apr 1833 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Anne Tester
3 ivThomas who was born 1836 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 17th Apr 1836 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Ann Tester
4 vHenry who was born 1838 at 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. Barbara Ellen Hyder [Tester] was the daughter of Luke Tester, farm labourer and Ann Tester [Drawbridge]. She was born 1828 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Aug 1828 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Luke Tester (labourer) and Anne Tester
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
  iAdelaide Jane who was born 27th Jan 1850 at Crowborough Cross, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 2nd Jun 1850 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Barbara Tester; died Jan 1873 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 23 years; buried 5th Jan 1873 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  She married James Hyder on 27th Nov 1854 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. He was the son of William Turner and Maria Hider. He was born 25th Sep 1826 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 28th Jan 1827 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iMary Ann who was born 1855 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Dec 1855 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiFred who was born 1858 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Apr 1858 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiiGeorge who was born 1863 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 12th Apr 1863 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
   
  3. Thomas Tester, farm labourer was the son of Luke Tester, farm labourer and Ann Tester [Drawbridge]. He was born 1836 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 17th Apr 1836 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Luke Tester (labourer) and Ann Tester
  He married Tamar ..... on c 1857. She was born 1837 at Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iWilliam who was born 1868 at Rotherfield, Sussex
   
  4. Henry Tester, farm labourer was the son of Luke Tester, farm labourer and Ann Tester [Drawbridge]. He was born 1838 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 24th May 1838 at 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
  He married Emily Ann Selina Bishop on 7th Aug 1879 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was the daughter of James Bishop, farm labourer and Phoebe Bishop [Holmwood]. She was born 1859 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th Apr 1859 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex; died Jan to Mar 1887, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1887 Q1 Vol 2b Page 84. They had the following children:
5 iPhoebe Ruth who was born 5th Jul 1880 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 12th Sep 1880 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Henry Tester (labourer) and Emily Ann Selina Tester
  iiAlice Mary who was born 17th Sep 1881 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 13th Nov 1881 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Henry Tester (labourer) and Emily Ann Selina Tester
  iiiAdelaide Ann who was born 16th Nov 1884 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 11th Jan 1885 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Henry Tester (labourer) and Emily Ann Selina Tester
   
Generation No. 3
  5. Phoebe Ruth Bishop [Tester] was the daughter of Henry Tester, farm labourer and Emily Ann Selina Tester [Bishop]. She was born 5th Jul 1880 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 12th Sep 1880 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Henry Tester (labourer) and Emily Ann Selina Tester
  She married George Bishop on July to Sep 1903, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1903 Q3 Vol 2b Page 271. He was the son of John Bishop, farm labourer and Sarah Ann Bishop [Brooman]. He was born 7th Apr 1879 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th May 1879 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
   

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