Edward Honeysett (1795 - 1872)
labourer of Ashburnham
Edward, a son of James and Sarah, was born on 13 January 1795 but was not baptised until 15 November 1818 in Ashburnham, the same year he married Ann Russell in Hollington. They appear to have had eight children, all of whom were baptised in Ashburnham on 9 October 1844.
In 1841 Edward, a labourer, and Ann were at the Pound in Ashburnham with all their children except Edward who was a farm servant with James Noakes at Ponts Green. Ann probably died in 1843 and Edward and his family appear to have moved to Kent some time later, certainly before the 1851 census. In 1861 Edward was the bailiff of a 78 acre farm at High Halden in Kent. His death was registered in Tenterden in 1872.
Of their children:
- Edward married Jane Unstead and lived first in Herstmonceux, then in Headcorn, Kent.
- John married Mercy in 1860 and farmed in Tenterden, Kent.
- Martha's marriage to Henry Harvey was registered in Hailsham in 1850, but by 1861 she was a widow with a 9-year-old son staying with her father in High Halden.
- James married Charlotte and had a daughter Elizabeth but Charlotte died in 1866. In 1871 James was a poultry dealer in Headcorn, Kent.
- Thomas married Elizabeth Oliver, possibly a widow as she had young daughters, in 1877. They lived in Tenterden and had a daughter, Alice Mercy, in 1879. Thomas died in 1915 and Elizabeth in 1930.