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Charles Tester, son of Charles Tester, farm labourer and Charlotte Tester [Wood]
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Date
Type
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Source
 
21st Dec 1811
Born
In the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
 
23rd Jan 1814
Christened
At St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Duddleswell in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Charles Tester, M, [Son], age 26, born Sussex
1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
Oct to Dec 1843
Married
Lucy Chatfield; registered at Uckfield District, Sussex; ref: 1843 Q4 Vol 7 Page 813
Register of marriages
 
1847
Birth of a son
Thomas in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1850
Birth of a son
William at Oldland in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Old Land in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1853
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1856
Birth of a son
Edwin Alfred in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1859
Birth of a daughter
Eliza in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1865
Birth of a son
Charles in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Maresfield Parish Registers
 
1879
Recollections
Ashdown 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 1881
Census
At Browns Brook in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Charles Tester, M, Head, married, age 70, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer
1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
5th Apr 1891
Census
At Brownsbrook in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Charles Tester, M, Head, widowed, age 79, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener
1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Tester, Testor, Teaster, Testa family records
The ancestral pedigree of Charles Tester
  
 James Testerm: 10th Dec 1783 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexElizabeth Cheesman 
 b: 1752
d: May 1836 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 84 years
bur: 12th May 1836 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  b: 1762 Sussex
d: April 1845 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 82 years
bur: 3rd Apr 1845 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  
          
John  Charles Stephen George Richard Mark Luke Matthew 
b: 1784 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Jul 1784 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
  b: 1788 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years
bur: 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 b: 1791 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jan 1791 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: March 1841 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 49 years
bur: 14th Mar 1841 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1793 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1793 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: February 1840 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 47 years
bur: 13th Feb 1840 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1795 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Sep 1795 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: December 1875 Withyham, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 20th Dec 1875 St. John's Chapel, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1798 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Jun 1798 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: July 1875 East Grinstead Union, aged 74 years
bur: 3rd Jul 1875 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex
 b: 1801 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: December 1861 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 65 years
bur: 1st Dec 1861 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1801 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of James Testor and Elizabeth Testor
d: Apr to June 1873 aged 72 years registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1873 Q2 Vol 2b Page 81
 
  James                     
  b: 1786 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 18th Mar 1786 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: May 1862 Buxted, Sussex, aged 77 years
bur: 4th May 1862 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
                     
                        
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Charles Tester
farm labourer
m: 3rd Mar 1811 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, SussexCharlotte Wood 
 b: 1788 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 28th Aug 1788 St. Michael's Church, son of James Tester and Elizabeth Tester
d: May 1875 High Hurst Wood, Buxted, Sussex, aged 89 years
bur: 4th May 1875 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1790 Buxted, Sussex
d: August 1868 Buxted, Sussex, aged 80 years
bur: 2nd Aug 1868 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  
         
Charles George Cheeseman Keziah Sophia Stephen John Philly Thomas 
b: 21st Dec 1811 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jan 1814 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
 b: 1815 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jul 1815 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
d: September 1861 Hove, Sussex, aged 46 years
bur: 17th Sep 1861 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1817 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 23rd Mar 1817 St. Margaret's Church, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
 b: 1819 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Jun 1819 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
 b: 1823 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 14th Sep 1823 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
d: July 1852 Maresfield, Sussex, aged 28 years
bur: 11th Jul 1852 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
 b: 1826 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jul 1826 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
 b: 1828 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 19th Oct 1828 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
 b: 1832 Buxted, Sussex
d: April 1851 Buxted, Sussex, aged 20 years
bur: 27th Apr 1851 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 
                   
Parental
record
   
   
   
 Charles Tester
farm labourer
m: Oct to Dec 1843
registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1843 Q4 Vol 7 Page 813
Lucy Chatfield 
 b: 21st Dec 1811 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 23rd Jan 1814 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Charlotte Tester
  b: 1823 Maresfield, Sussex
  
       
 Thomas William George Edwin Alfred Eliza Charles 
 b: 1847 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Feb 1847 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
 b: 1850 Oldland, Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Mar 1850 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
 b: 1853 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Oct 1853 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
 b: 1856 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 4th May 1856 St Bartholomew Parish Church, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
 b: 1859 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Jul 1859 St Bartholomew Parish Church, daughter of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
 b: 1865 Buxted, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1865 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex, son of Charles Tester (labourer) and Lucy Tester
 
               
Family
record

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