John ALCHORN

Male 28 Feb 1699/00 - 1775


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  • Name  John ALCHORN 
    Born  28 Feb 1699/00  Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Mar 1775  Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1629  WillIam CONSTABLE
    Last Modified  13 Sep 2006 

    Father  George ALCHORN,   b. Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1734, Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne THOMPSON,   d. 26 Aug 1749, Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Nov 1694  Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0444  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary DAVIES 
    Married  8 Sep 1724  Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abraham ALCHORN
    >2. John ALCHORN,   b. 29 Jul 1729
     3. Thomas ALCHORN,   b. 27 Aug 1738, Isfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F0461  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Alchorn the elder died in 1775 and from his will it becomes clear that he had four sons, all of them brick makers. George, John and Abraham were living in Isfield, but Thomas had moved to Chailey, where he had taken over the brickyard of John Siffleet, who had died in 1759. It is possible that there was a family connection, as John Alcorn the elder had been one of the appraisers of Siffleet's probate inventory. The Isfield brickyard was sold to Thomas Best in 1795 and the Laughton yard, although still owned by an Alchorn had gone out of use by 1841 but the Chailey business prospered. Thomas Alchorn died in 1815 and was succeeded by his son John, who advertised regularly from 1828 onwards. In 1835, he was named as executor of the will of Thomas Best, who had sold the Isfield yard in 1801 and moved to Hamsey.
      On the census returns of 1851, John Alchorn was stated to be 75 years old, still working as a master brick maker and employing three hands but by 1859 he had been succeeded by his nephew William, the last brick maker in the family, who advertised until 1887