Ann Heatherly

(2 April 1775 - 20 March 1855)
     Ann Heatherly was born on 2 April 1775 in Eastbourne, Sussex. She was the daughter of Robert Heatherly and Ann Smith? Ann Heatherly was christened on 19 May 1775 in St Mary, Eastbourne. She had been privately baptised 2 April 1775.
     Ann Heatherly married John Denman, son of William Denman and Ann Putland, on 20 December 1796 in Eastbourne, Sussex. They obtained a licence 8 December 1796, the bondsmen being John Denman and John Heatherley of Eastbourne. The marriage was witnessed by Ann Denman, Elizabeth Denman, John Heatherley and Harriet Denman.
     In Robert Heatherly's will dated 24 November 1813 in Willingdon, Sussex, Ann Heatherly was named as heir; The will of Robert Heatherly, gentleman, mentions his grandson Arnold Denman who received his silver watch, his wife Ann Heatherly, his son in law James Lay of Oxford St Middlesex, hatter & hosier £300, his daughter Ann Denman wife of John Denman of Willingdon yeoman, £500, Bowes John, Matilda & William Lay the three children of my late son in law Thomas Lay deceased £30 each, my son John Heatherly all the residue, property in Eastbourne... It was witnessed by James Vine, butcher of Willingdon, William Smith, taylor of Willingdon & William Thomas, blacksmith of Willingdon.
     Ann Heatherly appeared on the 1841 census in Willingdon. Ann Denman, aged 65, independent means, born in Sussex. She was living with a female servant Caroline Holloban, aged 15, born in the county.
     Ann Heatherly lived at Willingdon, 1845.
     Ann Denman and Louisa Noakes were recorded on the 1851 census in Jevington, Sussex. Ann Denman, widow, aged 75, born Eastbourne - visitor in household of her daughter Louisa Noakes, widow aged 42, farmer of 600? acres employing 24 labourers, born Willingdon and her children Frances 18?, Thomas Jr/Jo 17, William 15, Richard 12, Kate 2, all born at Jevington, with a servant. Ann Heatherly was listed in a directory dated 1855 as Mrs Ann Denman at Willingdon. A William Denman, ironmonger & blacksmith appears in the directories from 1855 to 1878.
     Ann died on 20 March 1855 in Willingdon, Sussex, aged 79. She was buried after 20 March 1855 in Willingdon.

Children of Ann Heatherly and John Denman

Ann Heatherly

     Ann Heatherly married John Price on 30 October 1745 in the Fleet, London. Both of St Giles Cripplegate, he was a labourer.

Ann Heatherly

(14 April 1754 - )
     Ann Heatherly was christened on 14 April 1754 in St Mary, Rotherhithe, Surrey. She was the daughter of John Heatherly.
     Ann Heatherly married John Wetstone on 4 March 1781 in St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey. John Wetstone of this parish, bachelor & Ann Hatherly of St Mary Rotherhithe, spinster were married by licence.

Catherine Heatherly

     Catherine Heatherly was the daughter of Unkown Heatherly.
     The administration of her estate was granted in August 1760 at the Commissary Court of London.

Edward Heatherly

( - before 16 April 1676)
     Edward Heatherly was the son of Patriarch Heatherly.
     Edward Heatherly married Faith Unknown (Heatherley) before 1671.
     Edward died before 16 April 1676 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars), London, England. This may be an earlier son, as he appears to be having children after this date.

Children of Edward Heatherly and Faith Unknown (Heatherley)

Edward Heatherly

(21 May 1676 - )
     Edward Heatherly was also known as Heatherley in records. He was christened on 21 May 1676 in St Ethelberga, London. An Edward Heatherly was buried at Christ Church Newgate St, Bishopsgate in 1676. He was the son of Edward Heatherly and Faith Unknown (Heatherley).

Edward Heatherly

(5 December 1669 - )
     Edward Heatherly was also known as Heatherley in records. He was christened on 5 December 1669 in St Lawrence Jewry, London. He was the son of William Heatherly and Elizabeth Unknown (Heatherley).

Elizabeth Heatherly

(4 January 1730/31 - )
     Elizabeth Heatherly was born on 4 January 1730/31 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars), London. She was the daughter of Rev Seawell Heatherly and Hester or Esther Beesly. Elizabeth Heatherly was christened on 22 January 1730/31 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars).
     She is probably the Betsy Heatherly who subscribed to 2 volumes of the History of St Pauls in 1741.

Elizabeth Heatherly

(30 October 1673 - )
     Elizabeth Heatherly was christened on 30 October 1673 in St Ethelberga, London. She was the daughter of Edward Heatherly and Faith Unknown (Heatherley).

Elizabeth Heatherly

(before 7 January 1665 - )
     Elizabeth Heatherly was born before 7 January 1665 in Christ Church, London. She was christened on 7 January 1665 in St Lawrence Jewry, London. She was the daughter of William Heatherly and Elizabeth Unknown (Heatherley).

Elizabeth Heatherly

(29 January 1748/49 - )
     Elizabeth Heatherly was christened on 29 January 1748/49 in St Botolph without Aldgate, London. She was the daughter of Richard Heatherly and Elizabeth Gibson Briton.

Elizabeth Charlotte Heatherly

(20 September 1764 - )
     Elizabeth Charlotte Heatherly was born on 20 September 1764 in Finsbury, London. She was the daughter of James Heatherly and Elizabeth Whitehead. Elizabeth Charlotte Heatherly was christened on 21 October 1764 in St Luke Old Street, Finsbury.

Esther Heatherly

(21 May 1797 - )
     Esther Heatherly was born on 30 April 1797 in London. This is prior to their marriage, so may be another family. She was christened on 21 May 1797 in St Botolph Bishopsgate, London. She was the daughter of John Heatherly and Mary Norris.

George Heatherly

     George Heatherly married Mary Jane Unknown before 1832.

Child of George Heatherly and Mary Jane Unknown

George Heatherly

     George Heatherly was the son of John Heatherly.

Godfrey Heatherly

     Godfrey Heatherly married Elizabeth Unknown before 1672.
     Godfrey Heatherly married Mary Unknown before 1684.

Child of Godfrey Heatherly and Elizabeth Unknown

Child of Godfrey Heatherly and Mary Unknown

Harriet Heatherly

(22 July 1832 - )
     Harriet Heatherly was christened on 22 July 1832 in All Saints, Lewes, Sussex. She was the daughter of George Heatherly and Mary Jane Unknown.

Harriet Sibira Heatherly

(5 July 1767 - )
     Harriet Sibira Heatherly was also known as Harriot Sibira in records. She was christened on 5 July 1767 in St Stephen, Coleman St, London. She was the daughter of James Heatherly and Elizabeth Whitehead.
     Harriet Sibira Heatherly married John Law on 15 October 1786 in St Leonard, Shoreditch.

Henry Heatherly

(22 January 1729/30 - 10 December 1730)
     Henry Heatherly was christened on 22 January 1729/30 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars), London. He was the son of Rev Seawell Heatherly and Hester or Esther Beesly.
     Henry was buried on 10 December 1730 in London. Henry Heatherly.

Henry Heatherly

     Henry Heatherly was the son of John Heatherly.
Henry Heatherly was apprenticed on 11 August 1802 in London. He was described as the son of John Heatherly, surgeon of Witham, deceased. His master was Jonathan Dodd, engrave of 48 Aldersgate St, London of the Clothworker's Company. The term was 7 years and "Conson £50."

Hester Heatherly

(25 May 1760 - )
     Hester Heatherly was also known as Esther in records. She was born on 25 May 1760 in Westminster. She was the daughter of John Heatherly. Hester Heatherly was christened on 20 June 1760 in St George, Hanover Square, London.
     Hester Heatherly married Peter Steele in 1780. Marriage licence bond and allegation dated 1780. They had 4 children including Robert Alexander Steele who died in Witham in 1815.

Children of Hester Heatherly and Peter Steele

James Heatherly

(17 November 1737 - 19 May 1776)
     James Heatherly was born on 17 November 1737 in London. He was the son of Rev Seawell Heatherly and Hester or Esther Beesly. James Heatherly was christened on 24 November 1737 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars).
     He is probably the Jemmy Heatherly who subscribed to 2 volumes of the History of St Pauls in 1741.
     James Heatherly married Elizabeth Whitehead on 19 December 1763? In St Leonard, Shoreditch, London.
     James died on 19 May 1776 in Hoxton, London, aged 38.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Elizabeth Whitehead on 21 June 1776 at the London Consistory Court. Elizabeth Heatherly of Hoxton in the parish of St Leonard, Shoreditch, widow & Elizabeth Braeman? of the same place, widow... James Heatherly of the same, died on the 19th May last intestate ...

Children of James Heatherly and Elizabeth Whitehead

James Heatherly

(3 March 1782 - )
     James Heatherly was christened on 3 March 1782 in St Botolph Bishopsgate, London. He was the son of John Heatherly and Mary Unknown.

James Richard Heatherly

(29 April 1807 - )
     James Richard Heatherly was born on 29 April 1807 in London. He was the son of William Richard Heatherly and Mary Williams. James Richard Heatherly was christened on 31 May 1807 in St Botolph without Aldgate, London.

Jane Catherine Heatherly

(29 April 1795 - )
     Jane Catherine Heatherly was christened on 29 April 1795 in St Botolph Aldgate, London. She was the daughter of Richard Heatherly and Jane Collins.

John Heatherly

(before 8 November 1773 - 13 December 1839)
The Library on Eastbourne's seafront was in the hands of John Heatherly (1774-1839) from 1817
     John Heatherly was born before 8 November 1773 in Eastbourne, Sussex. He was the son of Robert Heatherly and Ann Smith? John Heatherly was christened on 6 January 1774 in St Mary, Eastbourne. He had been privately baptised 8 November 1773.
     A guide to all the watering and sea-bathing places ... 1813 by John Feltham, noted: Among the amusements of East Bourne may be reckoned the Circulating Library, which was established here in 1795 by Mr Heatherly, which is most pleasantly situated, facing the sea. Here the daily papers and various publications of interest or amusement are to be read. There is likewise a billiard-table which is frequented by gentlemen only, and for mere amusement. He and Elizabeth Denman, Harriet Denman and Ann Denman witnessed John Denman and Ann Heatherly's wedding on 20 December 1796 in Eastbourne, Sussex.
     John Heatherly married Mary Norris on 14 November 1797 in St Marylebone, Westminster, London. John Heatherly of this parish, bachelor and Mary Norris of the same parish spinster, were married in this church by banns. Both signed in the presence of James Lay and Jane Norris.
     2 Nov 1801: By the same lords to John Heatherley of Eastbourne, librarian - in consideration of the surrender of a lease of 31 Dec., 1793 to Robert Heatherley the father of the said John, for 21 years and the costs of altering, repairing and amending of the messuage or tenement, shop and premises - of a messuage or tenement and shop with the ground and appurtenances belonging situate at or near the Sea side in Eastbourne, in the occupation of the said John Heatherley containing in front 48 ft. and in depth 47 ft., bounding to the High Road, E., to lands of Harriet Willard, W., to a messuage of Sarah Webb, N. and to a messuage of Abraham Wood, S. Term 61 years; rent £14.
     In John Heatherly's will dated 24 November 1813 in Willingdon, Sussex, John Heatherly was named as executor of the estate. He was an executor of John Heatherly's estate on 2 January 1815 in Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     John Heatherly lived at Sea Houses/Marine Parade, Eastbourne, Sussex, 1817. David Simkin wrote: By 1817, the Library on Eastbourne's seafront was in the hands of John Heatherly (1774-1839), the son of a milliner and haberdasher of Eastbourne.
John Heatherly was a bookseller and bookbinder by trade with a shop in Church Street. When he acquired The Library, Heatherly developed the Lounge into a Reading Room. The Reading Room was supplied with periodicals and daily newspapers which "arrive the same day by coach." Heatherly also added a Billiard Room and provided 'Apartments', consisting of 3 sitting rooms and 11 bedrooms, to accommodate visitors to Eastbourne.
In 1819, John Heatherly published " A description of East-Bourne and its Environs". In this early guide book, Heatherly gives an account of what The Library had to offer local residents and visitors to Eastbourne :
" ... a good library kept by Heatherly with an excellent lodging-house over it having the accommodation of the daily papers and periodical publications. The Library itself is a very spacious apartment, and for a small sum the subscriber has the benefit and amusement of reading as well as the room to lounge in if thought proper. This is a great accommodation to those who prefer lodging at a distance from the sea, yet wish occasionally to contemplate the grandeur of that element. In the adjoining room is an excellent billiard table kept quite select for the use of gentlemen only."
After John Heatherly died in 1839, The Library was run first by his widow and then by his three nieces - Ann, Caroline and Georgiana Lay - who were known as "The Three Misses Lay".
Ann Lay (born 1795 Marylebone London ) died 1870 Eastbourne, aged 75
Caroline Lay (born 1803 Marylebone London ) died 1888 Eastbourne, aged 84
Georgiana Lay ( born 1809 Marylebone London ) died 1888 Eastbourne, aged 78
The Lay sisters operated The Library until about 1845.
Around 1845, the "Three Misses Lay" were succeeded by another trio of sisters - Elizabeth Hopkins (born 1815, Newington, Surrey), Marian Hopkins (born 1821, Newington, Surrey) and Emma Hopkins (born 1824, Newington, Surrey). A younger sister Georgina Harriot Hopkins (born 1832, Newington, Surrey) worked as an assistant in the shop.
The Library passed to Frederick Hopkins in 1857 and finally to Thomas Stafford Gowland in 1862.
     By 1817 the library was run by John Heatherly, remarkable for his black suit, knee breeches, silk stockings and powdered hair.
In his guidebook of 1819, A description of Eastbourne and its environs, he describes it as ‘a good library, delightfully situated facing the sea, with one of the best lodging houses above, daily papers each day and periodical publications. The Library is very spacious, and in the adjoining room is an excellent Billiard Table kept quite select for the use of gentlemen only.’
Heatherly ran the library and a shop until his death in 1839, and his widow and nieces, the Misses Lay, continued to 1845 after which the Misses Hopkins kept the shop for another 12 years.
     30 Dec 1822 Lease: Signature, John Heatherley, and seal: By the same Lords and Trustee to Abraham Wood of Eastbourne, coal merchant, of a messuage or lodging house at the Sea Side in Eastbourne abutting to a messuage in the tenure of John Heatherley, N. to land late Willard's, W. partly to a leasehold messuage late of Mrs. Susannah Gilbert and partly to a leasehold messuage holden by the said Abraham Wood of the said Inigo Thomas, S. and partly to the said messuage held of the said Inigo Thomas and partly to the highway, E; which premises were formerly devised by the Lords to Wm. Webb for 40 years which expired on 29 Sep., 1821. Term 21 years; rent £20. He was listed in a directory dated 1823 as John Heatherly, bookseller; John Heatherley, Librarian of Eastbourne; J. Heatherly, Fire &C. Office Agents of Eastbourne; John Heatherly, Toy & Tunbridge Warehouse of Eastbourne; John Heatherly, Bookseller, Binder & Stationer of Eastbourne at binder & stationer, Sea Houses, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
     John Heatherly made a will dated 25 May 1830. His will mentions his wife Mary, his nephew Arnold Denman of Willingdon, his half brothers - James Lay of South Moulton St, Middlesex, Thomas Lay deceased & William Lay deceased, his half nephews and half nieces - the children of James Lay - Ann, Caroline, Henry, Louisa, the wife of James Hunt of Upper York St, Bryanstown Square, Mdx, Georgiana; the children of Thomas Lay - Matilda Ann, William Henry; the children of William Lay, Frances Heatherley, wife of Arnold Denman, Mary Ann; the only children of my sister Ann Denman, widow - Mary Ann Dempster, the wife of Robert Dempster of Willingdon, Louisa Denman; executors - Arnold Denman, Mary Heatherley, James Lay; witnesses - William Head of Eastbourne, baker, John Head of Eastbourne, baker, Samuel Putland of Eastbourne, shoemaker.
     John Heatherly was mentioned in the manorial court roll dated 11 November 1831 Court Roll dated 11 Nov 1831: Of the Manor of Eastbourne Nether Inn of a Court Baron of George Henry, Earl of Burlington, and Davies Gilbert, esq., lords of the said manor, of the Admission of THOMAS JAMES BREEDS as devisee in trust under the will of ABRAHAM WOOD dated 6 June, 1829 and proved at Lewes, 2 Dec., 1829, to a piece of ground lying behind the messuage, tenement or lodging house late of the said Abraham Wood at the Sea houses in Eastbourne containing from N. to S. at the W. end 43 ft. 3 in. and at the E. end 39 ft. 6 in. and from E. to W. at the N. end 41 ft. 9 in. and at the S. end 40 ft., abutting to the said messuage, E., to a piece of ground of James Thorncroft, S., to a new carriage road W., and to a piece of ground of John Heatherley, N; rent 2d by apportionment, of which premises Abraham Wood senr., who survived his wife Sarah Wood, died seised. Fine £2.
     John was registered as John Heatherly, Eastbourne Town, freehold house at Eastbourne, Sussex, on the 1837 electoral roll. He was listed in a directory dated 1839 as John Heatherly, at Church St & Sea Houses, Eastbourne. He was listed under Libraries: with the note that he was also a bookseller with reading & billiard rooms.
     John's death was registered in the quarter ending on 13 December 1839 in Eastbourne SD, Sussex. He was buried on 20 December 1839 in Eastbourne.
     His will was proved on 25 February 1840 at Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex.
     John Heatherly was assessed under the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 in 1841. John Heatherly (landowner) & John Heatherly & others were listed as occupiers of 2 plots in Eastbourne.
     Manor of Eastbourne Nether Inn - Court of William, Earl of Burlington and the Hon. Ann Dorothea Gilbert, guardian of Carew Davies Gilbert, esq., a minor. Admission of Leonard Kilham Willard, esq., brother and devisee under the Will of Nicholas Willard dated 11 Jan., 1845, to a piece of land containing 2 ac. 15 p. enclosed near the Seaside Houses in Eastbourne, with a messuage, coach house and buildings thereon, late Burrells and before Thomas Willard's (except such parts of the said piece of land as were surrendered by the said Nicholas Willard to the use of John Heatherly and Mary his wife, Abraham Wood and Sarah his wife, James Thorncroft, Mary Chapel Turber, Charles Vine, Matthew Terry and Sarah Ann his wife and Sarah How) of which residue was held by the apportioned rent of 2s. 4d. Fr. Harding Gell, steward.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Henry Lay on 5 February 1862 Letters of administration with will (as HIL/5/12/2) annexed ... of John Heatherley of Eastbourne, Sussex, librarian, who died 13 Dec 1839 at Eastbourne, left unadministered by Mary Heatherly, widow, the relict and James Lay the brother by the half-blood two of the executors named in the said will were granted to Henry Lay, of Eastbourne afsd, gentleman, one of the residuary legatees substituted in the said will he having been first sworn. Former grant PCC Feb 1840.

Child of John Heatherly and Mary Norris

John Heatherly

(28 July 1733 - November 1799)
     John Heatherly was born on 28 July 1733 in London. He was the son of Rev Seawell Heatherly and Hester or Esther Beesly. John Heatherly was christened on 18 August 1733 in Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars).
     He is probably the Jacky Heatherly who subscribed to 2 volumes of the History of St Pauls in 1741 with his siblings. He took an apprentice: John Heatherly of Witham, Essex, surgeon; Edward Alston on 23 May 1765 in Witham, Essex.
John Heatherly was apprenticed on 5 August 1772 in Witham, Essex. Took an apprentice: Jno Heatherly, of Witham, surgeon; Archibald Douglas.
     His will was proved on 30 June 1781? At the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. He is not likely to be this John Heatherley: The will of John Heatherly of Rotherhithe was proved at London by Ann R..one. wife of John R...stone, the daughter of the deceased. The will was dated 19 April 1781: A John Heatherly of Saint Mary, Rotherhithe, Surrey, a carpenter & joiner made a will dated 19 June 1781. He mentions his son John and daughers Mary & Sarah both of the parish of Saint Mary, Rotherhithe, his son George and daughter Ann R.... who he appoints sole executrix.
This Jno Heatherly took an apprentice John Heatherly in 1766. He was listed in a directory dated 1784 as John Heatherly, surgeon & apothecary at Witham, Essex. He was a Freemason on 5 June 1785 in Colchester, Essex. being made a mason of the Lodge of Unity as John Heatherly, surgeon of Witham on 5 Jun 1785. He was a Freemason in 1786 in Bocking, Essex. John Heatherley, aged 21, surgeon of Witham, was admitted to the Social Lodge in Essex in 1786.
John Heatherly was apprenticed on 9 September 1786. Took an apprentice: Jno Heatherly, of Witham, surgeon; Saml H Sterry.
John Heatherly was declared bankrupt in December 1790. John Heatherly of Witham, Essex, apothecary, druggist, dealer and chapman.
     John died in November 1799 in Witham, Essex, aged 66. Died. At Witham, Mr R Heatherly, surgeon and apothecary.
     His will was proved on 3 June 1803 at Essex. 1803 John Heatherly, surgeon, Witham.

Children of John Heatherly

John Heatherly

(16 February 1678/79? - )
     John Heatherly was christened on 16 February 1678/79? In Christ Church, Newgate St, (Greyfriars), London. A John Heatherley aged 2, was buried 12 June 1769 at St Botolph, Bishopsgate.. He was the son of William Heatherly and Elizabeth Unknown (Heatherley). John Heatherly was listed as a Freeman of the city of London, in 1738. John Hetherly, son of Wm Hetherly citizen and plaisterer of London.... by patrimony in the said Company of Plasterers, because he is leigitmate and was born after the admission of his fther into the said Freedom. The admission of his father is entered in the book marked with the letter and bears the date 26 July in ... 1700. Similar entries for Joseph & Richard.

John Heatherly

(circa 1797 - before 27 March 1840)
     John Heatherly was born circa 1797. A John Heatherley was baptised 24 June 1797 and bp 1 May 1798 at the Independent/Baptist church at Foleshill, Warwickshire, son of Wm & Ann.
     John died before 27 March 1840 in Goulston St, Whitechapel, London. The death appears to have been registered in the St Olave Southwark district 4/343 but in the third quarter of 1840, so possibly two events?. He was buried on 27 March 1840 in St Mary, Whitechapel, London.

John Heatherly

(13 August 1784 - )
     John Heatherly was christened on 13 August 1784 in St Botolph Aldgate, London. He was the son of Richard Heatherly and Jane Collins.