Beckley, Sussex

John Honeysett of Brenzett, believed to be originally from Stone in Oxney, was granted a 21-year lease on woodlands in Beckley by Thomas Frewin in 1747 and in 1752 he was in occupation of a house and 20 acres of heathland in Beckley, part of the Brickwall estate. John married three times and had six children, three by each of his later wives. It is clear from his will that he was a miller. At least two of his daughters continued to live in Beckley but I don't believe his sons did.

View of Burwash Church
The Parish Church of All Saints, Beckley

Two 'Hunnisett' MIs found in the churchyard

MIs of Ann and John Honeysett

A view of the two headstones, side by side, situated just behind the church.

These are the oldest Hunnisett headstones I have found and that of Ann Huneysett is still quite easily read even after more than two and a half centuries of weathering. John's headstone has not survived so well but can still just about be read.

MI of Ann Huneysett

Memory of
Ann Wife of
John Hunneysett
She died in her
33rd year
on Sept 29th 1751

Ann was the first wife of John, below

MI of John Huneysett

of John Huneysett of
this parish who
departed this life
August 20th 1772
in the 50th year of his
age. He left surviving
Sarah his third wife
with six children.

John was a miller at Beckley
see John (1718-1772)