Joseph Akehurst of Beddingham
(-Aft 1792)
William Akehurst of Heathfield
Sarah Stevens
(Abt 1766-1844)
Mary Ann Akehurst
(1797-Aft 1851)


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1. Thomas Butchers of Etchingham

Mary Ann Akehurst 1

  • Christened: 25 Dec 1797, Mayfield, Sussex, England 2
  • Married: 12 Jun 1830, Burwash, Sussex, England 3
  • Died: After 1851

  Research Notes:

In May 1822 Mary Akehurst was present at the marriage of her sister Hannah Akehurst to Thomas Weeks in Heathfield Sussex.

Writing his Will in Dec 1826 Thomas Nailard of Heathfield, farmer, bequeathed £10 to Mary Akehurst the daughter of William and Sarah Akehurst, naming Thomas Nailard Akehurst as her natural-born son.

At the time of the 1841 England Census Mary Butchers, aged about 40, and husband Thomas Butchers, aged about 50, ag. lab., were living in Etchingham Sussex. Present were children: Caroline (10), Harriot (7), Alfred (4).

At the time of the 1851 England Census Mary Butchers, age 55, born in Mayfield Sussex, widow, parish relief, was living in Tonbridge Lane, Etchingham Sussex. With her were children (born in Burwash): Caroline (19), out of service, and Alfred (14), scholar.

  Marriage Information:

Mary married Thomas Butchers on 12 Jun 1830 in Burwash, Sussex, England. (Thomas Butchers was born about 1785 and was buried on 6 Jul 1848 in Etchingham, Sussex, England, aged 63 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Thomas Butchers, widower of this parish, and Mary Akehurst, spinster of this parish

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Henry Adams, Benj: Woods


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

2 Mayfield Parish Registers, Baptisms.

3 Burwash Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 69, no. 205.

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