Thomas Honeysett (1718 - 1797) farmer of Dallington, Sussex
Thomas, a son of David and Elizabeth, was baptised in Dallington on 7 September 1718. He was left 'thirty shillings' by his aunt Mary of Westham in 1734.
Thomas and his wife Ann appear to have had the following children baptised:
19 Jun 1743
13 Jan 1744/5
30 Mar 1746
8 May 1748
10 Dec 1749
22 Mar 1751/2
9 Jun 1754
7 Nov 1756
23 Dec 1759
6 Apr 1764
It should be noted that the Ashburnham register gives John's father as John but this is clearly a mistake in the register as John is mentioned in his brother Edward's will.
The ROHAS Tenement Analysis of Dallington shows that Thomas was the tenant of 'Lakehurst', 43 acres of plainland and woodland next to the Ashburnham Estate, from 1755 until at least 1766.
'The wife of Thomas Honeysett' was buried in Dallington on 11 May 1785.
Thomas was buried there on either 15 January 1797 or 9 October 1797. The parish register records two Thomas Honeysett burials but does not distinguish between them.
Of their children:
- Samuel married Elizabeth Wilding in Headcorn, Kent, in 1769 and lived there and later in Sutton Valence.
- Thomas may have married Mary Eastland in Herstmonceux in 1768 but no children are known. Thomas probably died in 1797 like his father and would have been one of the two Thomas Honeysett burials in Dallington that year.
- William married Lydia Wilding in Ulcombe, Kent, in 1771.
- John married Sarah Bayley in 1773 and lived in Headcorn, Kent.
- Elizabeth married Bartholomew Mitchell in Ashburnham in 1771.
- David married Elizabeth Huggins in Staplehurst, Kent, in 1773, and had a son, Thomas, according to Edward's will although no baptism has been found. Baptisms in Staplehurst do show Elizabeth in 1776 and David in 1778. However his wife died in 1788 and he married Elizabeth Smith in Staplehurst in 1789. David was buried in 1833 and Elizabeth in 1836.
- James married Mary Pimm in Ashburnham in 1776, and Sarah Sivyer in 1788.
- Sarah became Sarah Pettit and lived in Maidstone.
- Edward married Martha Parker in 1786 and later had a wife, Eleanor, who outlived him, but apparently no children. He died in 1840 and his will of 1837 confirms many of the above relationships.