He7 James Hester

     
    The current state of research indicates that John/James/Jacob Hester may have been the son of Robert Hester (He8) and Sarah ?

    Died in Pennsylvania/Kentucky after 1790

    Married Abigail Wright about 1760

    Abigail may have been of a prominent religious family. The seat of the Wrights of Gosfield Essex would have have allowed easy escape to the Netherlands in case of political difficulties or religious persecution, as our legend suggests our Wrights were. This family did bring forth one of the leading Puritan Protestants during the reign of James I and some members did emigrate to the Massachusettes Bay Colony, although specific emigration to the Netherlands has yet to be established.

    James Hester and Abigail Wright had issue:

    He6 John Hester

    The fact that the birth place of Robert Hester has not been established and that this area of London has always had a large foreign and particularly German and Jewish population raises the question as to whether James' parents were immigrants from the Netherlands or Germany, although this does not fit in with the Presbyterian affiliation of John Hester He6. The family legend is that the Hesters were of English descent but living in Holland because of religious persecution until John/Jacobs emigration to America.

    Christening: 17 JAN 1730 at St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England. This is likely to have officially been an Anglican Church but many with Puritan and Presbyterian leanings did attend Anglican services resulting in the less Catholic "low church" services. He was about 15 at the time of the Battle of Culloden, possibly just old enough to get swept up in the plots of Bonny Prince Charlie and march off - if there was any Stewart affiliation on his mother's side. But that would have brought deportation around 1746. Immigration 7 years later to Quaker country indicates more Puritan/Presbyterian leanings and the desire to escape the established Anglican Church with its universal tithes and "high church" liturgy.
    Only the marriage of his son to a Hugenot family that had been located in Hoffenheim near Sinsheim Germany for about 2 generations before emigrating to America and the legend that he emigrated from Amsterdam give rise to the idea he may have been of German or Dutch descent, while his son's affiliation with the Presbyterians indicate English descent. Pennsylvania at this time had a large number of German immigrants living in their own communities and maintaining their Low German. So German descent on the part of John/Jacob/James Hester who may have been of Lutheran affiliation, but more likely seems to have been originally of Mennonite persuasion. And the Gilberts may have spoken more French than German in Hoffenheim near Sinsheim and been glad to accept English rather than German. On the other hand, we also note that in the Elizabethan era, Sir Humphrey Gilbert and others of his family were involved in fighting on the side of the Huguenots, and this engagement may have continued into the 30 Years War opening the possibility that the Hoffenheim Gilberts may be of the same family.

    The fact that his son, John, became a Presbyterian seems to be a result of Abigail Wright's influence, who may preferred the Presbyterian church and English speaking community in Pennsylvania.



    The haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1a for John/James/Jacob Hester matches 3 persons out of 20,925 people from England, this is < 0.1% of the population tested from England. But Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands also have comparably significant figures. So the group seems to be a rare subclade among Saxons in general.

    37 Marker Y-DNA Matches for E12086
    One Step Mutations
    Country Your Matches Comment Match Total Country Total Percentage
    England 3 - 3 20,925 < 0.1%
    Germany 2 - 2 10,627 < 0.1%
    Ireland 2 - 2 12,206 < 0.1%
    Netherlands 1 - 1 1,465 0.1
    Portugal 1 - 1 682 0.1%
    Scotland 1 - 1 9,788 < 0.1%
    Spain 2 - 2 2,999 0.1%
    Switzerland 4 - 4 1,561 0.3%
    United Kingdom 1 Great Britain 1 9,300 < 0.1%
    Wales 1 - 1 1,758 0.1%

    R1b1a2a1a1a is observed most frequently in Europe, especially western Europe, but with notable frequency in southwest Asia. R1b1b2 is estimated to have arisen approximately 4,000 to 8,000 years ago in southwest Asia and to have spread into Europe from there. The Atlantic Modal Haplotype, or AMH, is the most common STR haplotype in haplogroup R1b1b2a1a (P310/S129) and most European R1b1b2 belongs to haplogroups R1b1b2a1a1 (U106) or R1b1b2a1a2 (P312/S116).
    DNA distribution maps.
    R1b subclades
    Hester project YDNA results
    so also John Hester b 11 Jun 1765 in Pennsy1vania

    Some provisional results of autosomal DNA testing indicate remote relation of the author and a third Hester cousin to test persons of Mennonite descent.

    One of the Mennonite areas in the period following 1525 was East Frieland, where the author's Wyckoff also came from. This fell under Prussia and Lutheran domination in 1744 shortly before Frederick the Great annexed Silesia and sparked the War of the Austrian Succession. Any 16 year old of pacifist conviction there would have been well advised to move to a neutral country like the Netherlands for recruits were in great demand and "volunteers" may have often had a bayonette at their back. This supports the family legend that James/Jacob Hester eloped with Abigail Wright from Amsterdam about 1753 to Pennsylvania, as Amsterdam could have been reached in a day's sail with a small boat. Saving for a passage to America would have taken some time, and a newcomer would not have found a get-rich-quick plan very easily.

    On the otherhand the father of our John/Jacob/James may have left East Friesland and been aforesaid Robert in Whitechapel, become aquainted with Puritanism or Presbyterianism there and later resettled in Amsterdam for business, political or religious reasons.


    WHITECHAPEL, St. Mary, (St. Mary Matfelon)Whitechapel Road [out of Stepney in 1323] bombed, WW2, not rebuilt. 1951 parish divided between Spitalfields Christ Church with All Saints and Stepney St. Augustine w.S.Philip.
    see SAINT MARY, WHITECHAPEL, WHITECHAPEL HIGH STREET, TOWER HAMLETS for registers at LMA
    Parish is no. 11 

    High Street Whitechapel about 1894

    The church of St. Mary Matfelon - to give it the old historic name - is itself a message of beauty and graciousness in such a quarter. Its noble spire rises two hundred feet in height, far above the houses of the populous and struggling district around, a striking and commanding feature visible far and wide. The beautifully-toned bells are filling the air with their inviting peal. Through the crowded streets of loungers, well-to-do church-goers of the middle classes are wending their way to morning service. We enter with them, and find ourselves in a large, spacious, impressive, and richly-decorated building. The church, it should be said, is the grateful and lavish gift of a former parishioner: the lofty roof, richly-coloured walls, and the sculptures and stained-glass windows betoken alike the costliness of the offering and the giver's conception of a great church for East London. As St. Mary's, Whitechapel, is one of the foremost in popularity and equipment for parish work, and one of the best attended of the great East End churches, everything that may account for its reputation will well deserve attention.

    The church seats thirteen hundred people. The services are fully choral; the Psalms are chanted both morning and evening, the congregation being led by the surpliced choir. The musical service, though keeping pace with the increasing capacities of present-day congregations, is always well within congregational lines. The growing delight in singing as an act of common worship which now characterises all Christian denominations, and which is a great feature of all East London places of worship is indeed amply provided for at St. Mary's, and that, too, in a way which shows how Evangelicalism is able without compromise to take full share of the latitude which is now so commonly assigned to congregational utterance in church.

    Sunday evening at St. Mary's is a still larger and more notable demonstration of church-going, and the scene is one of the most encouraging sights which East London can show. The church is filled with at least a thousand persons of the working and poorer classes of Whitechapel. The beautiful and impressive service is an experience not to be forgotten. The sermon, too, is redolent of the place and the people. In the evening the vicar applies himself to the actual circumstances and difficulties of the congregation he knows so well. Here it may be mentioned that the population of the parish is twenty thousand, and that every family of this large number, Jew and Gentile alike, is regularly visited by the rector and his assistant clergy. Mr. Sanders can accordingly put his hand at once on the ills amidst which his people live.

    Mr. Sanders' picture of the underpaid industries of Whitechapel and the results in bodies and souls of the unfortunate workers contributes important data for a view of the problem from the Christian standpoint, and seldom have the responsililities of society in this matter been stated with greater power and wiser sympathy.

    'Oh, if our brother's love cry out at us, 
    How shalt we meet Thee who hast loved us all, 
    Thee whom we never loved, not loving him!
    The unloving cannot chant with seraphim, 
    Bear harp of gold, or palm victorious,
    Or face the Vision Beatifical.' 
    Sunday afternoon is also an occasion for meetings in church for closer dealings with the industrial classes. The Pleasant Sunday Afternoon movement, in its higher aspects, has been commenced with much success. A gospel address from one of the clergy, the services of an excellent orchestra, reinforced by the fine organ of the church, with popular hymns and sacred solos, attract a class who seldom otherwise see the interior of a beautiful church, or hear sacred music in which they can join, or get into close personal touch with the clergy. The imprimatur which the rector of such a parish has freely given to this new development of the Sunday afternoon service is naturally felt in East London to be a great encouragement. Certainly in no part of London could crowded streets give a better mandate for these social gatherings as conducted at St. Mary's.

    The Sunday schools of the parish are in the front rank of the church's work. They are situate in five different quarters of Whitechapel, Jewish and Gentile alike, and are attended by more than one thousand children. 

    The large number of Jews and foreigners in Whitechapel is naturally felt as a claim upon the parish church. Special services for Jews are held on the principal Jewish festivals. The prayers and lessons are read in Hebrew and German, and sermons are preached in English and Yiddish (Judaeo-German). Between four and five hundred persons are present on these occasions. [1]

     


    This is the lower left end of St.Mary's Whitchapel parish

    A check of wills in England may resolve the question.
     
     

    Research correspondence:
    edited e-mail copy
    Fromon: Dr. William Hester [william@books-ro.de]
    sent: Friday, 10. February 2006 12:43 h
    To: 'CHARTEMP@aol.com'
    Ref: Jacob Hester

    Dear Charlie,

    Your data on John Hester’s showing a Jacob to be the father seems to fit in with some commentary by Clinton – as I remember – who wrote that the document could not be made very well and that the he thought it looked more like Jacob than the “John” he was looking for.

      He also neglected the port entry in his considerations, although I think he may have mentioned that too.

      At any rate the two together do dovetail rather well.
     
     

    I went to
    http://www.FamilySearch.org
    and found:

    You searched for:
     John Hester
     [refine search]

     Birth/Christening, 1722 - 1742, Germany
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 12
     

     Ancestral File
     

     1. John Lawrence HESTER - Ancestral File
    Gender: M Birth/Christening: Abt 1738 Hanover, , , Germany
     Matches: Ancestral File - 1
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     International Genealogical Index - Germany
     2. JOHANN PHILIP HASTLER - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Christening: 05 JUL 1722 Jerusalem, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
     3. JOANNES BERNARDUS HESTER - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Christening: 25 JUN 1731 Sankt Pancratius Katholisch, Emsdetten, Westfalen, Preussen
     4. JOES. HESTERS - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Christening: 11 MAR 1735 Katholisch, Duelken, Rheinland, Preussen
     5. John Lawrence Hester - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: 1738 , Hannover, Preussen
     6. JOHN LAWRENCE HESTER - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: 1738 Hanover, Hannover, Preussen
     7. John Lawrence Hester - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: 1738 , Hannover, Preussen
     8. John Lawrence Hester - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1738 , Hannover, Preussen
     9. John Lawrence Hester Horster - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1738 , Hannover, Preussen
     10. John Lawrence Hester - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1738 , Hannover, Preussen
     11. John Lawrence Hester - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1738 , Hannover, Preussen
     Matches: International Genealogical Index/Germany - 10
     

    Strangely enough this does not include the John Hester I found in the original church registry near Hamburg, so the database at www.familysearch.org is certainly not complete.
     
     

    For a Jacob Hester, there were no matches in Germany, nor in the Netherlands, nor in Belgium, but there was in England:
    You searched for:
     Jacob Hester
     [refine search]
     Birth/Christening, 1722 - 1742, England
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 3

     International Genealogical Index - British Isles
     1. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 27 MAR 1726 Aston Rowant, Oxford, England
     2. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 17 JAN 1730 St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
     3. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 20 MAY 1731 St Bride Fleet St, London, London, England

    IGI Individual Record
     FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
     British Isles
    Search Results  | Download | Pedigree
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     
     

    JAMES HESTER
     Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     27 MAR 1726
     Aston Rowant, Oxford, England
     Death:
     17 APR 1726
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parents:
     Father:
     BARTHOL HESTER
     Family

     This one died as a baby.
     
     

    JAMES HESTER
     Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     17 JAN 1730
     St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
     Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parents:
     Father:
     ROBERT HESTER
     Family
     Mother:
     SARAH
     
     
     
     
     

    JAMES HESTER
     Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     20 MAY 1731
     St Bride Fleet St, London, London, England
     Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parents:
     Father:
     HENRY HESTER
     Family
     Mother:
     MARY
     
     

    So we have two candidates born in London, and the one born on Jan. 17, 1730, would have been 24 in 1753, and sixteen in 1746 (the Battle of Culloden). If he had been swept up in the Jacobite Rebellion for either being brought up in a Stuart loyalist family or for being Roman Catholic he would not have being living in England any longer, which would explain sailing from Rotterdam to Pennsylvania instead of from an English port.
     
     

    So a check of births, deaths and marriages in England 1750 +/- 20 gives

    You searched for:
     Jacob Hester
     [refine search]
     Any Event, 1730 - 1770, England
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 25

     International Genealogical Index - British Isles
     

     1. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 17 JAN 1730 St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
     2. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Death: 27 NOV 1730
     3. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Death: 27 NOV 1730 Biggleswade, Bedford, England
     4. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 30 SEP 1730
     5. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 30 SEP 1730 Biggleswade, Bedford, England
     6. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 30 SEP 1730 Biggleswade, Bedford, England
     7. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 20 MAY 1731 St Bride Fleet St, London, London, England
     8. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 22 MAR 1734 Saint Benet Pauls Wharf, London, London, England
     9. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 06 APR 1740 Farnham Royal, Buckingham, England
     10. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1745 Of Acton, , London, England
     11. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1745 Of Acton, , London, England
     12. James Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1745 Of Acton, , London, England
     13. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 18 JAN 1746 Ridgmont, Bedford, England
     14. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 26 AUG 1753 Radnage, Buckingham, England
     15. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 15 SEP 1754 St Sepulchre, London, London, England
     16. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 27 DEC 1756 Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster, London, England
     17. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: 16 MAR 1756
     18. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 28 MAR 1756 Lying In Hospital Endell Street, Holborn, London, England
     19. JAMS. HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 08 NOV 1758 Aston Rowant, Oxford, England
     20. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 24 JUN 1759 Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster, London, England
     21. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 04 OCT 1759 Aston Rowant, Oxford, England
     22. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 18 FEB 1759 Saint Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England
     23. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 15 JUN 1760 Watlington, Oxford, England
     24. JAMES HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 30 MAY 1762 Benson, Oxford, England
     25. JAS. HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 24 AUG 1762 Hedgerley, Buckingham, England
     Matches: International Genealogical Index/British Isles - over 25

    Shows a possible marriage in England (but not to Abigail), if he arrived in America after Sept, 1753:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    JAMES HESTER
     Male
     Family
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
      Birth:
       Christening:
       Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Marriages:
     Spouse:
     MARY FULLER
     Family
     Marriage:
     26 AUG 1753
     Radnage, Buckingham, England
     
     
     
     

    And there was no marriage of a Jacob Hester in the Netherlands between 1740 and 1760.
     
     

    A look for parents’ marriage brings two candidates:
     

    You searched for:
     Henry Hester
     [refine search]
     Marriage, 1710 - 1730, England
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 2

     International Genealogical Index - British Isles
     

     1. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 27 NOV 1717 Saint Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street, London, London, England
     2. Henry Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 06 AUG 1725 London, London, England
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     

    Henry Hester
     Male
     Family
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Marriages:
     Spouse:
     Mary Purdill
     Family
     Marriage:
     06 AUG 1725
     London, London, England
     

    And the elder couple:
     

    HENRY HESTER
     Male
     Family
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Marriages:
     Spouse:
     MARY LEME
     Family
     Marriage:
     27 NOV 1717
     Saint Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street, London, London, England
     
     
     
     

    Henry’s birth:
     
     

    You searched for:
     Henry Hester
     [refine search]
     Birth/Christening, 1680 - 1720, England
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 7

     International Genealogical Index - British Isles
     1. HENERY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 17 OCT 1680 Newnham, Gloucester, England
     2. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 29 MAY 1684 Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England
     3. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: MAY 1695 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England
     4. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 15 APR 1702 St Sepulchre, London, London, England
     5. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: MAY 1706 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England
     6. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 13 AUG 1708 St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
     7. HENRY HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 30 MAR 1718 Bisham, Berkshire, England
     

    The one christened at the same church would seem most likely:

    HENRY HESTER
     Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     13 AUG 1708
     St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
     Death:
     Burial:
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parents:
     Father:
     HENRY HESTER
     Family
     Mother:
     MARY
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Marriage of Grandfather Henry Hester and Mary: none in England 1670 – 1710, nor in the Netherlands, but in Germany:
     

     You searched for:
     Heinrich Hester
     [refine search]
     Marriage, 1670 - 1710, Germany
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 2
     International Genealogical Index - Germany
     

     1. HENDRICH HESTER - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Marriage: 10 OCT 1671 Sankt Callixtus Katholisch, Riesenbeck, Westfalen, Preussen
     2. HENRICH HESTER - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Marriage: 17 MAY 1701 Sankt Callixtus Katholisch, Riesenbeck, Westfalen, Preussen
     Matches: International Genealogical Index/Germany - 2
     

    The first may be the father of the second.

    Bongo/bingo???
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     

    HENRICH HESTER
     Male
     Family
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Marriages:
     Spouse:
     ANNA RICHTERS
     Family
     Marriage:
     17 MAY 1701
     Sankt Callixtus Katholisch, Riesenbeck, Westfalen, Preussen
     
     
     

    The pedigree "reichte zu “Richters” (the family tree reched back to „Richters“)
     
     

    But look at the name at a christening nearby in Germany:
     
     

    You searched for:
     Henrich Hester
     [refine search]

     Birth/Christening, 1670 - 1710, Germany
    Exact Spelling: Off
     Matches:
     All Sources - 1
     

     International Genealogical Index - Germany

     1. HENRICUS WILHELMUS HASTERT - International Genealogical Index / GE
    Gender: Male Christening: 19 FEB 1703 Sankt Kilian Roemisch-Katholische, Brenken, Westfalen, Preussen

     Matches: International Genealogical Index/Germany - 1
     

    Note the town name changed too, but same church name???
     
     

    HENRICUS WILHELMUS HASTERT
     Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:
     19 FEB 1703
     Sankt Kilian Roemisch-Katholische, Brenken, Westfalen, Preussen
     Death:
     Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parents:
     Father:
     HENRICI HASTERT
     Family
     Mother:
     ELISABETHA FINCKEN
     
     

    This does not fit, of course. I shall have to try the Netherlands
     
     

    Best regards,

    Bill
     
     
     
     

    Dr. William Hester
    Eisfelderstr. 14
    98724 Neuhaus am Rennweg
    william@books-ro.de
    Tel.+49 3679 727507
    Mobile: 0 1520 2391588
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    A search for the Robert Hester, the father of James and his wife Sarah.
    You searched for:  Robert Hester  [refine search]
      Any Event, 1700 - 1740, England
    Exact Spelling: Off
      Matches: All Sources - 24
     International Genealogical Index - British Isles
     1. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1701 Of, Dorchester, Oxford, England
     2. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: <Male> Birth: About 1701 Dorchester, Oxford, England
     3. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: About 1701 Dorchester, Oxford, England
     4. Mrs. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Female Birth: About 1704 Dorchester, , Berkshire, England
     5. Mrs. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: <Female> Birth: About 1704 Dorchester, Oxford, England
     6. Mrs. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Female Birth: About 1704 Dorchester, Oxford, England
     7. ROBERT HEASTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 16 DEC 1705 Cookham, Berkshire, England
     8. ROBERT HEASTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: About 01 AUG 1706 Cookham, Berkshire, England
     9. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 06 MAR 1709 Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England
     10. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 18 NOV 1711 Benson, Oxford, England
     11. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 12 JUL 1713 Watlington, Oxford, England
     12. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 12 AUG 1716 Watlington, Oxford, England
     13. ROBERT HEASTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 25 DEC 1716 Iffley, Oxford, England
     14. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 18 JUL 1717 Saint Bride Fleet St, London, London, England
     15. Robert Hester - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: About 1720 , , England
     16. ROBT. HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: 24 NOV 1726 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London, England
     17. ROBT. HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 14 SEP 1728 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England
     18. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 04 MAR 1729 Watlington, Oxford, England
     19. ROBT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Marriage: About 25 SEP 1731 Cookham, Berkshire, England
     20. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 07 JUL 1736 Burcot With Dorchester, Oxford, England
     21. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 20 FEB 1737 Cookham, Berkshire, England
     22. ROBART HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 02 AUG 1738 Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England
     23. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Birth: 04 DEC 1739
     24. ROBERT HESTER - International Genealogical Index / BI
    Gender: Male Christening: 07 DEC 1739 Stanford In The Vale, Berkshire, England
     Matches: International Genealogical Index/British Isles - 24

    Here a couple of the same name have a baby boy 20 months earlier

    ROBT. HESTER
      Male
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    Event(s):
     Birth:
     Christening:  14 SEP 1728   St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England
     Death:
     Burial:
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    Parents:
      Father:  ROBT. HESTER  Family
      Mother:  SARAH