Thomas Honeysett (1799 - 1863) gardener of Ashburnham
Thomas, a son of James and Sarah, appears to have been born in Warbleton in 1799 but not baptised until 21 January 1838 in Ashburnham. That he was a son of James is confirmed by the will of James' brother Edward. Thomas Hunnisett of Ashburnham married Hannah Weeks (1794-1857) in Herstmonceux on 26 October 1819 and they appear to have had four children, all baptised in Ashburnham:
18 Jun 1820
buried 1 Mar 1821
2 Dec 1821
20 Apr 1823
26 Jun 1825
In 1841 Thomas was a gardener living at Stewards Cottage, Catsfield, with Hannah and their children, James and Louise; Selina had already married and left home.
In 1851 they were at Nursery in Ashburnham and Hannah was recorded as blind. With them were Louis and a 9-year-old James Veness, presumably Selina's son.
In 1861 Thomas was a widow living at Ponts Green, Ashburnham, with his son-in-law Henry Chandler and 22-year-old Ellen Christian.
Hannah died in 1857 and Thomas, of Dallington, was buried in Ashburnham on 11 April 1863, aged 67.
Of their children:
- Selina married James Veness in Ashburnham on 1 January 1840; Thomas Honeysett was a witness.
- James married Mary Erray in 1848 and was a farmer in Dallington.
- Louis married Henry Chandler in Ashburnham on 14 December 1852; James and Selina Veness were witnesses.