Descendants of John Longhurst

John Longhurst, who lived in Ockley Surrey England in the 1500's, is a starting point for a record of descendants leading up to 1787, to the birth of Joseph Longhurst. Joseph and his family, including son James, were the first ancestral Longhursts to settle in Canada. Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst is a descendant of Joseph, through his son James. If John is considered to be the first generation, Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst is the fifteenth generation.

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Notes for material below...

Note : yeoman - a farmer who cultivates his own land, especially a member of a former class of small freeholders in England. A yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the gentry.

Note : husbandman - a farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground. A husbandman would generally not own the land he worked, but would lease or rent it.

Note : a "messuage" is a dwelling-house with outbuildings and land assigned to its use.

Note : place names were spelled variously - Cranley, Cranleigh; Wooton, Wootton, Wotton;

John Longhurst

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