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Charles Tester, son of Charles Tester and Charlotte Tester Printer friendly version
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21st Dec 1811BornIn the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
 
6th Jun 1841CensusAt Duddleswell in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Charles Tester, M, [Son], age 26, born Sussex1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
c 1843MarriedLucy .....Estimated date
 
1847Birth of a sonThomas in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1850Birth of a sonWilliam in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851CensusAt Old Land in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Head; occupation Farm labourer1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1854Birth of a sonGeorge in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1865Birth of a sonCharles in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1879RecollectionsAshdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Tester, Charles. 68. Laborer working for Mr. Nesbitt. Born at Duddleswell 21 December 1811. Father Charles Tester was a laborer. I have lived in this part [of] the Forest all my life. My Father (now dead) used to cut litter every winter and dig stone and gravel for anyone who wanted them. When I was about 9 or 10 years old I used to go out with my Father on the Forest and take up the litter as he cut it. When I was bigger I used to cut myself. When I was a boy John Page owned and occupied a small farm close by (Summerford Farm). When John died he was succeeded by his son Thomas Page and on his death Tutor hired Cop Hall and used it till about 2 years ago when Page's daughter Mrs Pilbeam came to it. When Edward Page died his widow and sons used it till her death a year or two ago since which Norman hired it one year and Mrs Page's sons now use it.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusAt Browns Brook in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Charles Tester, M, Head, married, age 70, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourer1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
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The ancestral pedigree of Charles Tester
 
  
 James Testerm: 10th Dec 1783 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexElizabeth Cheesman 
 b: c 1760  b: 1762 Sussex
  
     
 James Charles Stephen George 
 b: 1786 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church
 b: 1788 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church
 b: 1791 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church
 b: 1793 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church
 
           
Grandfather record
   
   
 
   
 Charles Testerm: c 1810Charlotte 
 b: 1788 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church
  b: 1790 Buxted, Sussex
  
       
 Charles George Stephen John Philly Thomas 
 b: 21st Dec 1811 Buxted, Sussex b: 1816 Sussex b: 1825 Sussex b: 1829 Buxted, Sussex b: 1829 Sussex b: 1832 Buxted, Sussex 
              
Parental record
   
   
 
   
 Charles Testerm: c 1843Lucy 
 b: 21st Dec 1811 Buxted, Sussex  b: 1823 Maresfield, Sussex
  
     
 Thomas William George Charles 
 b: 1847 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1850 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1854 Buxted, Sussex b: 1865 Buxted, Sussex 
Family record
 
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