The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Elizabeth Tester [Mays]
Generation No. 1
  1. Elizabeth Tester [Mays] She was born 1821 at East Grinstead, Sussex; died Aug 1864 at Forest Row, Sussex, aged 44 years; buried 1st Aug 1864 at Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
  She married John Tester on 7th Jul 1841 at St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex. He was the son of George Tester, farm labourer and Jane Tester [Winn]. He was born 1819 at Ashdown Forest, East Grinstead, Sussex; christened 14th Mar 1819 at St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex, son of George Tester (labourer) and Jane Tester; died Jan 1894 at Forest Row, Sussex, aged 74 years; buried 6th Jan 1894 at Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex. They had the following children:
2 iLouisa who was born 1843 at East Grinstead, Sussex; christened 27th Aug 1843 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex, daughter of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
  iiEbenezer who was born 1846 at East Grinstead, Sussex
  iiiJoseph who was born 1848 at East Grinstead, Sussex; christened 12th Nov 1848 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex, son of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
  ivFanny who was born 1851 at Stone Quarry, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 1st Jun 1851 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
  vMary Ann who was born 1853 at Forest, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 20th Mar 1853 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester; died Feb 1870 Forest Row, Sussex, aged 18 years; buried 5th Feb 1870 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
  viFrederick who was born 1855 at Stone Quarry, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 23rd Dec 1855 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester; died Apr 1858 Quarry Farm, Forest Row, Sussex, aged 2 years; buried 3rd Apr 1858 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
3 viiGeorge who was born 1858 at Stone Quarry, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 9th May 1858 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
  viiiElizabeth Jane who was born 1861 at Kidbrooke, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 4th Aug 1861 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of John Tester (gardener) and Elizabeth Tester
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Louisa Tester [Tester] was the daughter of John Tester, farm labourer and Elizabeth Tester [Mays]. She was born 1843 at East Grinstead, Sussex; christened 27th Aug 1843 at St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex, daughter of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
  She married James Cook Tester on July to Sep 1866, registered at St. Georges, Hanover Square District, London, ref: 1866 Q3 Vol 1a Page 668. He was the son of unknown father and Hannah Tester. He was born 1843 at Hartfield, Sussex; christened 29th Oct 1843 at St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex, baseborn son of Hannah Tester, widow. They had the following children:
  iFrederick James who was born 1867 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 24th Mar 1867 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of James Cooke Tester (blacksmith) and Louisa Tester
  iiMinnie Elizabeth who was born 1868 at Hartfield, Sussex; christened 29th Nov 1868 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex, daughter of James Cook Tester (labourer) and Louisa Tester
  iiiAlice Louisa who was born 1871 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 24th Sep 1871 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of James Cooke Tester (smith) and Louisa Tester
  ivOlive Mary who was born 1872 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 25th Aug 1872 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of James Cooke Tester (smith) and Louisa Tester
  vArthur John who was born 1874 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 26th Jul 1874 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of James Cook Tester (smith) and Louisa Tester
  viAlexander Ebenezer who was born 1876 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 2nd Jan 1876 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of James Cook Tester (blacksmith) and Louisa Tester
  viiAmy Fanny who was born 1878 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 24th Feb 1878 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of James Cook Tester (blacksmith) and Louisa Tester
  viiiLilian Annie who was born 1880 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 24th Oct 1880 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of James Cook Tester (blacksmith) and Louisa Tester; died Mar 1881 Forest Row, Sussex, aged 7 months; buried 12th Mar 1881 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex
  ixMabel Eleanor who was born 1882 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 2nd Apr 1882 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of James Cook Tester (blacksmith) and Louisa Tester
  xHarold George who was born 1884 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 26th Dec 1884 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of James Cook Tester (blacksmith) and Louisa Tester
   
  3. George Tester, carpenter and joiner was the son of John Tester, farm labourer and Elizabeth Tester [Mays]. He was born 1858 at Stone Quarry, Forest Row, Sussex; christened 9th May 1858 at Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, son of John Tester (labourer) and Elizabeth Tester
  He married Henrietta Dawe on July to Sep 1887, registered at Wellington, Somerset, ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 5c Page 469. She was born 1859 at Willington, Somerset. They had the following children:
  iHettie Eliza who was born 1888 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 1st Jul 1888 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of George Tester (joiner) and Henrietta Tester
  iiMabel Eliza who was born 1892 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 23rd Oct 1892 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of George Tester (carpenter and joiner) and Henrietta Tester
  iiiEdith who was born 1895 at Forest Row, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1895 Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row, Sussex, daughter of George Tester (joiner) and Henrietta Tester
   

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