Hester Henley

b. 1642 (app)
bur. 02/12/1728 Burwash, Sussex


m. 18/04/1670
Josephus Cruttenden Burwash, Sussex bur. 15/01/1708


Joseph Crottenden
Samuel Cruttenden
Benjamin Cruttenden
John Cruttenden
Elizabeth Reynolds
bap. 30/03/1676 Easter Cruttenden
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Note: Includes only children from certificates, baptism entries, or from census entries where the relationship is specified. For married women, please see their husband's entry for children from censuses.


1722 widdow

Also known as

Easter Cruttenden, Esther Cruttenden, Hestera Cruttenden

Did You Know?

  • I think it's possible that the Richard Reynolds mentioned in the will of his grandmother Hester Henley was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Reynalds baptised in Hawkhurst in March 1698/9 . I haven't been able to find any record of a marriage for the couple but Elizabeth's sister Easter Cruttenden was stated to be of Hawkhurst when she married John Thomas in Benenden in 1708. It's peculiar that Elizabeth isn't mentioned in the 1707/8 will of her father Josephus Cruttenden, but I have a suspicion that a line was skipped when the will was copied as one part reads 'I give & bequeath vnto Benjamin Cruttenden my Sone the su[m]me of Twenty pounds of Lawfull mony w[i]thin six months after my decease', without the usual 'to be paid to him'.

Documentary Sources

Source: PBT/1/1/47/75A
East Sussex Record Office
Source: PBT 1/1/52/598
East Sussex Record Office

Possibly the Same Person?

Esther Henley
Name Age
If Esther wife of Joseph Cruttenden listed her children in birth order in her will, her second son was called John, the name of the Hellingly Esther's father.


18/04/1670 Church, Burwash, Sussex
30/03/1676 Church, Burwash, Sussex
26/06/1722 Burwash, Sussex
02/12/1728 Church, Burwash, Sussex
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