John Akehurst of Alfriston
Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham
(-Aft 1792)
William Akehurst of Heathfield


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William Akehurst of Heathfield 1

  • Christened: 17 Oct 1762, Beddingham, Sussex, England 2
  • Married: 14 Apr 1795, Mayfield, Sussex, England 3
  • Buried: 20 Mar 1842, Heathfield, Sussex, England 4

  Research Notes:

Family name spelled AKHURST in the baptismal register.


In 1799 William Akehurst was bequeathed an annuity of £3 20s. from his father's Will.

Writing his Will in Dec 1826 Thomas Nailard of Heathfield, farmer, bequeathed to William Akehurst, his labourer of several years, 19 guineas, along with a cottage and 10 acres of land on Heathfield Downs in the parish of Heathfield.

At the time of the 1841 England Census William Akehurst, aged about 65, farmer, and wife Sarah, aged about 65, were living on New Cut Farm, Heathfield Sussex. Note that their ages are out by over a decade.


William Akehurst of Heathfield died aged 80 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

William married Sarah Stevens on 14 Apr 1795 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. (Sarah Stevens was born about 1766 and was buried probably on 29 Oct 1844 in Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, aged 78 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

William Akehurst of this parish, bachelor, and Sarah Stevens of this parish, spinster

Married by Banns

Witnesses: James West, John Eldridge


1 The Akehurst Wills of East Sussex (1541-1858), Geoffrey Barber, 2nd Edition, Tree 4, p. 23.

2 Beddingham Parish Registers, Baptisms.

3 Mayfield Parish Registers, Marriages.

4 Heathfield Parish Registers, Burials, p. 88, no. 700.

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