The Wickens from Rotherfield Sussex. Updated Jan 2009

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John Wickens was born 1661 and died 1723. He married Elizabeth Bridger 3 June 1684 by marriage licence. She was the daughter of John Bridger.
They had ten children John 1685, Elizabeth, Thomas 1688, Richard 1691-1691, Ann 1692, Anne 1693, William 1694, Edward 1697, Samuel 1701,Mary 1703.

John Wickens was Born in 1685 Rotherfield Sussex and Died 4 March 1751 All Frys farm, Rotherfield Sussex. You can read his will on the wills page. He Married on 2 Nov 1714 to Jane Strut they had many children Children

John Wickens1715 Thomas Wickens1717 Mary Wickens1720 she married Joseph Humphrey. William Wickens17221814 Samuel Wickens17241728 Jane Wickens1727

William Wickens was christened at Withyham Sussex in 1722 he died at Rotherfield in 1814 William married Sarah Stapley at Mayfield in 1751 Sarah was the daughter of John and Mary Stapley

They had 7 children; William 1752, Cary 1754-1795, John 1756, Philadelphia 1757, Samuel 1758, Joseph 1761-1780 Mary 1755 - 1826

Samuel Wickens was born 1758 he died on 4 Aug 1839 aged 81 years.I have yet to find a christening record for Samuel, but I know he was the son of William and Sarah Stapley because he is named in his fathers will and in Samuels will of 1839 he also states that he has Little Broad Reed which was given to him in his fathers will and also he states that his father was William Wickens.

He lived at Horsegrove, Rotherfield. Samuel married Sarah Luck in 1792 at parish church of St George in Southwark Surrey. She was the daughter of John Luck and Susanna Avis.

Sarah Luck died in 1808. They had many children;

George 1792-1872

Harriet 1794 -1867 Married Humphrey Moon.

Thomas 1796 - 1872 married Ann Killick Vallance.

Mary 1798 1826 married William Noakes.

Daniel 1800 - 13 Dec 1800 11 months 5 weeks

Charles 1802-1805 2 years 10 months Sarah 1804-1808

Cary 1805- 1808

Sarah Dec 1808- 1851. Sarah married Oliver Rose.

Then Samuel married Susannah Browne in 1813at East Grinstead by marriage licence. Samuel and Susannah had no children.

George Wickens was born Sept 1792 died 1872.

He lived at Renhurst, Mayfield and later Mark House, Rotherfield, Sussex. Mark House was previously called Tanyard Farm.
George was a tanner, Yeoman and farmer.
George Married Mary Manser, daughter of Thomas Manser at St Dionis Backchurch London 17 Sept 1816.

They had many children. Cary 1814 1834,Charles 1817 1855 Henry 1818 1840 George 1820 - 1862, Harriet 1822 -1900, Georgina 1824, Samuel 1826 -1862, Susanna born 7 Aug 1828 died 10 Aug 1828 Fredrick Nimrod 1830 - 1909, Alexander 1831 - 1920, Julia Nancy 1833, Walter William born Nov 1835- 1910 he was Christened at Rotherfield April 1836.

Several of George and Mary's children emigrated to Australia and New Zealand.

Alexander Wickens Born at Rotherfield Sussex Nov 1831 he died Dec 1920 in Kent.
Alexander was a coal merchant and had a coal yard near Wadhurst station.

Alexander married twice; first wife was Fanny Smith 1844 -1877 the marriage took place in 1865. His second wife was to Margaret Wenham they married in 1880.
He Lived at Great Stonebridge, Wadhurst Sussex, and later Round Oak, Wadhurst & Riverhall Wadhurst. The family later moved to East Peckham Kent to run a public house called Ashstead House.

He had many children, Flora b 1867, and Mary b 1868, Fanny b 1869, Alexander George b 1870 - 1882, Charles b 1873, Harry b 1872, Edith b 1876, Cary b 1881, Julia Agnes b 1882, Walter William b 1883 - 1963, Arthur Frederick b 1886 - 1917, Alexander 1891 -1924 Margaret May b 1894 - 1973, Kathleen b 1892.

Walter William Wickens born 1883 died 1963. He married Louisa Dudley in 1915. Walter was a grocer and had a shop in East Hendred called The Stores. They had two children, a son Arthur Dudley Wickens born 1916 died 1972 and a daughter. Walter's wife Louisa died in 1931.

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Parish Records 1700-1790

Parish Records Wadhurst & Rotherfield 1790-1812

Rotherfield baptisms 1831-1850


Land Tax Rotherfield

Monumental Inscriptions from St Denys church

Parish marriages

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