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Hannah Akehurst

Richard Avis 1

  • Christened: 27 Mar 1762, Withyham, Sussex, England 2
  • Married: 9 Oct 1787, Berwick, Sussex, England 3
  • Buried: 3 Jul 1839, Withyham, Sussex, England 4

  Research Notes:

Richard baseborn son of Jno. Avis and Su: Walter (baptismal record)


By 1791 Richard and Hannah were sojourning in Cowden Kent, a little over 6 miles NW of Withyham Sussex where Richard came from. Their eldest son Richard was christened in Cowden, aged 3 years, and it is likely he was born in Withyham. Note that in the 1841 England Census Richard Avis Jr. was recorded as not born in the county of Kent, and his younger siblings Susannah and James gave their birthplaces as Withyham in the Censuses. By 1800 Richard and Hannah were in Ashurst Kent, which is just over 4½ miles east of Cowden, and just under 5 miles north of Withyham.


Richard Avis from Union Workhouse Worth died aged 77 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

Richard married Hannah Akehurst, daughter of William Akehurst and Elizabeth, on 9 Oct 1787 in Berwick, Sussex, England. (Hannah Akehurst was christened on 19 Jan 1765 in Alfriston, Sussex, England and was buried on 12 Aug 1838 in Withyham, Sussex, England, aged 73 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Richard Avis of the parish of Wytheham, bachelor, and Hannah Akehurst of this parish, spinster

Married by Licence

Witnesses: Thomas Gouldsmith, John Miller


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

2 Withyham Sussex Parish Registers, Baptisms.

3 Berwick Sussex Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 12, no. 44.

4 Withyham Sussex Parish Registers, Burials, p. 75, no. 597.

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