The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Charles Tester, farm labourer, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]
Generation No. 1
  1. Charles Tester, farm labourer was the son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester [Cheesman]. He was born 1788 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1788 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester; died May 1875 at High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years; buried 4th May 1875 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  He married Charlotte Wood on 3rd Mar 1811 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. She was born 1790 at Buxted, Sussex; died Aug 1868 at Buxted, Sussex, aged 80 years; buried 2nd Aug 1868 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
2 iCharles who was born 21st Dec 1811 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 23rd Jan 1814 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  iiGeorge Cheeseman who was born 1815 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Jul 1815 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester; died Sep 1861 Hove, Sussex, aged 46 years; buried 17th Sep 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  iiiKeziah who was born 1817 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 23rd Mar 1817 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  ivSophia who was born 1819 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Jun 1819 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
3 vStephen who was born 1823 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 14th Sep 1823 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester; died Jul 1852 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 28 years; buried 11th Jul 1852 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
4 viJohn who was born 1826 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 2nd Jul 1826 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  viiPhilly who was born 1828 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 19th Oct 1828 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  viiiThomas who was born 1832 at Buxted, Sussex; died Apr 1851 Buxted, Sussex, aged 20 years; buried 27th Apr 1851 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Charles Tester was the son of Charles Tester, farm labourer and Charlotte Tester [Wood]. He was born 21st Dec 1811 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 23rd Jan 1814 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  He married Lucy Chatfield on Oct to Dec 1843, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1843 Q4 Vol 7 Page 813. She was born 1823 at Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
5 iThomas who was born 1847 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 14th Feb 1847 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
  iiWilliam who was born 1850 at Oldland, Maresfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Mar 1850 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
  iiiGeorge who was born 1853 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Oct 1853 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
6 ivEdwin Alfred who was born 1856 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 4th May 1856 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
  vEliza who was born 1859 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th Jul 1859 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
  viCharles who was born 1865 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 9th Apr 1865 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
   
  3. Stephen Tester, farm labourer was the son of Charles Tester, farm labourer and Charlotte Tester [Wood]. He was born 1823 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 14th Sep 1823 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester; died Jul 1852 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 28 years; buried 11th Jul 1852 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  He married Mary Reed on Apr to June 1844, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1844 Q2 Vol 7 Page 719. She was born 1825 at Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
7 iWilliam who was born 1845 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Feb 1845 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Stephen Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
  iiCharlotte who was born 1848 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 27th Aug 1848 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester; died Aug 1862 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 14 years; buried 14th Aug 1862 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  iiiHarriett who was born 1851 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 5th Oct 1851 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Stephen Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester; died Jun 1861 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 10 years; buried 16th Jun 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
   
  4. John Tester, labourer was the son of Charles Tester, farm labourer and Charlotte Tester [Wood]. He was born 1826 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 2nd Jul 1826 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  He married Elizabeth ..... on c 1855. She was born 1837 at Gaston, Yorkshire
   
Generation No. 3
  5. Thomas Tester, farm labourer was the son of Charles Tester, farm labourer and Lucy Tester [Chatfield]. He was born 1847 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 14th Feb 1847 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
  He married Lucy Ann Shelley on July to Sep 1874, registered at Lewes District, Sussex, ref: 1874 Q3 Vol 2b Page 277. She was born 1848 at West Firle, Sussex
   
  6. Edwin Alfred Tester, farm labourer was the son of Charles Tester, farm labourer and Lucy Tester [Chatfield]. He was born 1856 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 4th May 1856 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
  He married Sarah Jane West on Apr to June 1878, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1878 Q2 Vol 2b Page 210. She was born 1855 at Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iAgnes Adelaide who was born 1880 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 1st May 1880 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of Alfred Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
  iiErnest who was born 1886 at Nutley, Sussex
  iiiEliza Ethel Margaret who was born 1888 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 12th Mar 1888 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of Alfred Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
  ivAlfred Edward who was born 1890 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 20th Jul 1890 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of Alfred Edward Tester (labourer) and Sarah Jane Tester
   
  7. William Tester, farm labourer was the son of Stephen Tester, farm labourer and Mary Tester [Reed]. He was born 1845 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Feb 1845 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Stephen Tester (labourer) and Mary Tester
  He married Sarah Cooper on Apr to June 1865, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1865 Q2 Vol 2b Page 180. She was born 1847 at Maresfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJane who was born 1872 at Maresfield, Sussex
  iiTrayton who was born 1875 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 4th Apr 1875 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of William Tester (brickmaker) and Sarah Tester
  iiiHarriett who was born 1877 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 5th Aug 1877 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, daughter of William Tester (labourer) and Sally Tester
  ivWilliam who was born 1880 at Maresfield, Sussex
  vAlfred Frank who was born 1881 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Oct 1881 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of William Tester (labourer) and Sally Tester
8 viAlbert who was born 22nd Aug 1882 at Danehill, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1882 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of William Tester (labourer) and Sally Tester
9 viiLewis who was born 1888 at Chelwood Common, Danehill, Sussex; christened 26th Feb 1888 All Saints (als Holy Trinity Chapel), Danehill, Sussex, son of William Tester (fishmonger) and Sally Tester
  viiiWillie who was born 1889 at Chelwood Common, Danehill, Sussex; christened 27th Jan 1889 All Saints (als Holy Trinity Chapel), Danehill, Sussex, son of William Tester (fishmonger) and Sally Tester
   
Generation No. 4
  8. Albert Tester was the son of William Tester, farm labourer and Sarah Tester [Cooper]. He was born 22nd Aug 1882 at Danehill, Sussex; christened 5th Nov 1882 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of William Tester (labourer) and Sally Tester
  He married Amy Louisa Turner on c 1915. She was the daughter of Frank William John Turner, seed and corn merchant and baker and Fanny Turner [Wood]. She was born 1890 at Chelwood Common, Fletching, Sussex; christened 28th Dec 1890 at All Saints (als Holy Trinity Chapel), Fletching, Sussex, daughter of Frank William John Turner (baker) and Fanny Turner
   
  9. Lewis Tester was the son of William Tester, farm labourer and Sarah Tester [Cooper]. He was born 1888 at Chelwood Common, Danehill, Sussex; christened 26th Feb 1888 at All Saints (als Holy Trinity Chapel), Danehill, Sussex, son of William Tester (fishmonger) and Sally Tester
  He married Fanny Frances Turner on Apr to June 1910, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1910 Q2 Vol 2b Page 235. She was the daughter of Frank William John Turner, seed and corn merchant and baker and Fanny Turner [Wood]. She was born 1884 at Fletching, Sussex; christened 30th Nov 1884 at All Saints (als Holy Trinity Chapel), Fletching, Sussex, daughter of Frank William John Turner (seed and corn merchant) and Fanny Turner
   

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