The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for William Smithers
Generation No. 1
  1. William Smithers He was born 1752 at Surrey
  He married Sarah Weller on 24th Nov 1803 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of Edward Groombridge and Mary Groombridge [Upton]. She was born c Aug 1761 at Penshurst, Kent; christened 16th Sep 1761 at St. John the Baptist, Penshurst, Kent. They had the following children:
2 iWilliam who was born 1804 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1804 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
3 iiJames who was born 1806 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 3rd Aug 1806 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
   
Generation No. 2
  2. William Smithers was the son of William Smithers and Sarah Smithers [Weller]. He was born 1804 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1804 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Maria Cole on 30th Jul 1827 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was born 1805 at Framfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
4 iAnn who was born 1830 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1830 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
5 iiSusanna who was born 1832 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 29th Jan 1832 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
6 iiiCharles William who was born 1835 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 15th Feb 1835 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
7 ivJames Thomas who was born 1842 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Jan 1842 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  vHarriet who was born 1845 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 23rd Feb 1845 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  viMaria who was born 1849 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Oct 1849 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
   
  3. James Smithers was the son of William Smithers and Sarah Smithers [Weller]. He was born 1806 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 3rd Aug 1806 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex; emigrated 26th May 1839 to Port Jackson, NSW, Australia, on board SS Roxburgh Castle
  He married Susanna Edwards on 28th Jan 1837 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of William Edwards and Ann Edwards [Daniel]. She was born 1817 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 20th Apr 1817 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex; emigrated 26th May 1839 to Port Jackson, NSW, Australia, on board SS Roxburgh Castle
   
Generation No. 3
  4. Ann Allen [Smithers] was the daughter of William Smithers and Maria Smithers [Cole]. She was born 1830 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Jan 1830 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
  iSusannah who was born 1851 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Jun 1851 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
8 iiRosetta who was born 24th Dec 1853 at Withyham, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1853 Q4 Vol 2b Page 105
9 iiiEmma who was born 1857 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  ivFrederic who was born 1859 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  vRuth who was born July to Sep 1862 at Withyham, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1862 Q3 Vol 2b Page 99; christened 30th Mar 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  She married John Allen on Oct to Dec 1864, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1864 Q4 Vol 2b Page 216. He was the son of Edward Allen, labourer and Elizabeth Allen [Gibson]. He was born 1805 at Penhurst, Sussex; christened 10th Aug 1806 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iEunice Maria who was born Oct to Dec 1865 at Withyham, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1865 Q4 Vol 2b Page 103; christened 30th Mar 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiAnnie Elisabeth who was born 1868 at Withyham, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1868 Q3 Vol 2b Page 114; christened 15th Nov 1868 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiiGeorge who was born 1870 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 30th Oct 1870 St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex
  ivThomas A. who was born 1873 at Withyham, Sussex
   
  5. Susanna Smithers was the daughter of William Smithers and Maria Smithers [Cole]. She was born 1832 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 29th Jan 1832 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
  iJohn Jesse who was born 1851 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 29th Jun 1851 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
   
  6. Charles William Smithers was the son of William Smithers and Maria Smithers [Cole]. He was born 1835 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 15th Feb 1835 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Elizabeth Walter on 11th Feb 1866 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of John Walter and Maria Walter [Botting]. She was born 1842 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Jan 1842 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJoseph who was born 1866 at St John, Withyham, Sussex; christened 14th Oct 1866 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
  iiCharlotte Elizabeth who was born 1868 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 13th Dec 1868 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
10 iiiMaria who was born 1871 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 31st Dec 1871 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
  ivNelson who was born 1875 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 31st Oct 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
  vEmma who was born 1877 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 27th Dec 1877 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
  viAda Sarah who was born 1880 at Hartfield, Sussex; christened 1st Aug 1880 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex, daughter of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
   
  7. James Thomas Smithers, sawyer and carpenter was the son of William Smithers and Maria Smithers [Cole]. He was born 1842 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Jan 1842 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  He married Charlotte Avis on 6th Jun 1868 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. She was the daughter of John Avis, farmer and Louisa Avis [Marden]. She was born 1847 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 29th Aug 1847 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJames W. who was born 1869 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 1st Aug 1869 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiHarriet M. who was born 1872 at Withyham, Sussex
  iiiCharlotte A. who was born 1874 at Withyham, Sussex
  ivLouisa S. who was born 1877 at Withyham, Sussex
11 vFrances Ellen who was born 7th Jul 1880 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 8th Aug 1880 St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex
  viMary who was born 1883 at Withyham, Sussex
  viiSarah Ann who was born 1885 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 5th Apr 1885 St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex
  viiiSusan Alice who was born 1886 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th May 1886 St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex
   
Generation No. 4
  8. Rosetta Tester [Smithers] was the daughter of unknown father and Ann Smithers. She was born 24th Dec 1853 at Withyham, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1853 Q4 Vol 2b Page 105
  She married James Tester on 17th Oct 1877 at Registry office, East Grinstead, Sussex, James Tester age 23, bachelor, labourer, and Rose Smithers age 24, spinster; witnessed by James Pilbeam and Mary Ann Smith; certified before John Crofsman Dawe, Registrar.. He was born 1854 at Battle, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iJames who was born 25th Nov 1877 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 24th Feb 1878 St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex
12 iiOwen David who was born 1879 at Crowborough, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1879 Q4 Vol 2b Page 140; christened 28th Dec 1879 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester (labourer)
  iiiRose who was born 1882 at Mardens Hill, Crowborough, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1882 Q2 Vol 2b Page 147; christened 23rd Jul 1882 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of James Tester (labourer) and Rose Tester
  ivErnest Henry who was born 1884 at Crowborough, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1884 Q2 Vol 2b Page 145; christened 19th May 1884 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester (labourer)
13 vJesse who was born 2nd Apr 1887 at Crowborough, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1887 Q2 Vol 2b Page 152; christened 29th May 1887 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester (labourer); died 14th Nov 1956 Brighton, Sussex
  viAlfred John who was born 1890 at Hartfield, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1890 Q3 Vol 2b Page 135; christened 27th Jul 1890 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex, son of James Tester (labourer)
   
  9. Emma Kingswood [Smithers] was the daughter of unknown father and Ann Smithers. She was born 1857 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 30th Mar 1866 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  She married John Kingswood on 30th Jun 1877 at St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex. He was the son of Edward Kingswood, servant and Sarah Kingswood [Edwards]. He was born 1851 at Hartfield, Sussex; christened 13th Nov 1859 at St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iEmma Alice who was born 1879 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 5th Jan 1879 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiAda who was born Jan 1881 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 6th Mar 1881 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  iiiLizzy who was born 1883 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 6th May 1883 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
  ivFrederick who was born 1885 at Withyham, Sussex
  vClement Nelson (Nelson) who was born 1887 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 7th Aug 1887 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
   
  10. Maria Izzard [Smithers] was the daughter of Charles Smithers and Elizabeth Smithers [Walter]. She was born 1871 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 31st Dec 1871 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Charles Smithers (labourer) & Elizabeth Smithers
  She had a relationship with an unknown person. They had the following children:
  iEdward Charles who was born 29th Dec 1892 at Mardens Hill, Crowborough, Sussex
  iiKitty Maria who was born 1894 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 4th Nov 1894 St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex, daughter of Mariel Smithers (single woman)
  She married Frederick Izzard on Apr to June 1896, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1896 Q2 Vol 2a Page 1288. He was the son of Job Izzard, farm labourer and Sarah Izzard [Brotherwood]. He was born 1866 at Eridge Green, Sussex; christened 26th Dec 1866 at Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex, son of Job Isard (labourer) & Sarah Isard; died July to Sep 1906, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1906 Q3 Vol 2a Page 481, aged 39 years. They had the following children:
  iJohn Nelson who was born Oct to Dec 1897 at Rusthall, Kent, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1897 Q4 Vol 2a Page 719
  iiWilliam Alfred who was born Jan to Mar 1899 at Rusthall, Kent, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1899 Q1 Vol 2a Page 744
  iiiGeorge Henry who was born Jan to Mar 1901 at Rusthall, Kent, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1901 Q1 Vol 2a Page 771
  ivArthur Ernest who was born Apr to June 1904 at Rusthall, Kent, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1904 Q2 Vol 2a Page 811
   
  11. Frances Ellen Divall [Smithers] was the daughter of James Thomas Smithers, sawyer and carpenter and Charlotte Smithers [Avis]. She was born 7th Jul 1880 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 8th Aug 1880 at St. John's Chapel, Crowborough, Sussex
  She married James Divall on July to Sep 1909, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1909 Q3 Vol 2b Page 329. He was the son of Jesse Divall, farm labourer and Sarah Ann Divall [Rye]. He was born 1881 at Hartfield, Sussex; christened 12th Mar 1881 at St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
   
Generation No. 5
  12. Owen David Tester, farm labourer was the son of James Tester, farm labourer and Rosetta Tester [Smithers]. He was born 1879 at Crowborough, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1879 Q4 Vol 2b Page 140; christened 28th Dec 1879 at St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester (labourer)
  He married Edith Fermor on Oct to Dec 1907, registered at Ticehurst District, Sussex, ref: 1907 Q4 Vol 2b Page 239. She was the daughter of Robert Fermor, farm labourer and Ellen Fermor [Mankellow]. She was born 1884 at Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iReginald who was born 1910 at Langton Green, Kent
   
  13. Jesse Tester was the son of James Tester, farm labourer and Rosetta Tester [Smithers]. He was born 2nd Apr 1887 at Crowborough, Sussex, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1887 Q2 Vol 2b Page 152; christened 29th May 1887 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of James Tester (labourer); died 14th Nov 1956 at Brighton, Sussex
  He married Emily Harriet Kilford on 15th May 1909 at London. She was born c 1890. They had the following children:
  iRose Emily who was born 11th Nov 1912 at Catts Farm, Town Row, Rotherfield, Sussex
   

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