The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Samuel Joseph Tester, farm labourer and gamekeeper
Generation No. 1
  1. Samuel Joseph Tester, farm labourer and gamekeeper He was born 1822 at Waldron, Sussex; died Jul 1894 at Mayfield, Sussex, aged 74 years; buried 27th Jul 1894 at St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex
  He married (1) Elizabeth Hemsley on 19th Dec 1842 at St. Thomas à Becket's Church, Framfield, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1842 Q4 Vol 7 Page 731. She was born 1822 at Framfield, Sussex; christened 20th Jan 1822 at St. Thomas à Becket's Church, Framfield, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Hemsley (labourer) and Elizabeth Hemsley; died Jun 1872 at Hadlow Down, Sussex, aged 50 years; buried 30th Jun 1872 at St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iSamuel who was born 1843; died Jun 1843 Hadlow Down, Sussex, aged 3 years 5 months; buried 18th Jun 1843 Hadlow Down, Sussex
2 iiOwen who was born 1845 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1855 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, son of Samuel Tester (labourer) and Elizabeh Tester
  iiiCharlotte who was born 1847 at Framfield, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1855 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Tester (labourer) and Elizabeh Tester
  ivEmily who was born 1849 at Framfield, Sussex
  vCaroline who was born 1850 at Framfield, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1855 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Tester (labourer) and Elizabeh Tester; died May 1859 Hadlow Down, Sussex, aged 9 years; buried 20th May 1859 Hadlow Down, Sussex
3 viFrances who was born 1855 at Framfield, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1855 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Tester (labourer) and Elizabeh Tester
  He married (2) Elizabeth Charity Phillips on Apr to June 1873, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 189. She was born 1841 at Sandown, Isle of Wight. They had the following children:
  iArthur who was born 1874 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 27th Feb 1874 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, son of Samuel Joseph Tester (gamekeeper) and Elizabeth Charity Tester
  iiRose who was born 1876 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 31st Mar 1876 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Joseph Tester (gamekeeper) and Elizabeth Charity Tester
  iiiGertrude who was born 1881 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 1st Apr 1885 All Saints' Church, Waldron, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Joseph Tester (gamekeeper) and Elizabeth Tester
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Owen Tester, gamekeeper was the son of Samuel Joseph Tester, farm labourer and gamekeeper and Elizabeth Tester [Hemsley]. He was born 1845 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1855 at St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, son of Samuel Tester (labourer) and Elizabeh Tester
  He married Agnes Taylor on 9th Nov 1872 at St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex. She was born 22nd Jul 1848 at Sheep Lane, Crowborough, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1848 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of James Taylor (labourer) and Charlotte Taylor. They had the following children:
  iHenry Thomas who was born 14th Jan 1874 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 10th May 1874 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Owen Tester (gamekeeper) and Agnes Tester
  iiDavid who was born 1876 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1876 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, son of Owen Tester (gamekeeper) and Agnes Tester
  iiiMary who was born 1876 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1876 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, daughter of Owen Tester (gamekeeper) and Agnes Tester
  ivAnna who was born 1879 at Waldron, Sussex
   
  3. Frances Tester was the daughter of Samuel Joseph Tester, farm labourer and gamekeeper and Elizabeth Tester [Hemsley]. She was born 1855 at Framfield, Sussex; christened 26th Jun 1855 at St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, daughter of Samuel Tester (labourer) and Elizabeh Tester
  iAda Pierce who was born 1876 at Hadlow Down, Sussex; christened 5th Apr 1876 St. Mark's Church, Hadlow Down, Sussex, illegitimate daughter of Fanny Tester
   

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