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Tester family (1 of 2)
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Tester family (1 of 2)

Four well-dressed young men are gathered for a chat in Colgate. They are George Tester Jnr (1866-1943), his brother Godfrey Tester (1870-1934), George Randall, and William Cockerill.
In the 1911 census, George Tester worked as the farm bailiff at the Handcross Park estate with his wife, Margaret, and their children, Mabel, Winifred, and William.
Godfrey Tester was living at Home Farm, Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage where he worked as a carter on the farm, He lived with his wife, Mabel, and his father, George Tester Snr, (1844-1914), who was the farm bailiff.
There are no further details on the other two men.
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Select Open Document to view a certificate received by George Tester Jnr for his services in the Volunteer Force. See picture #2005 for more details of this earlier form of the Home Guard. He served in the 3rd N Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment and 7th Battalion Sussex Volunteer Regiment.
The certificate was signed in facsimile format by Winston Churchill in his capacity as Secretary of State for War, serving under David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the last Liberal government.

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Picture added on 30 December 2018 at 20:22
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Rex, I recently came across a news article from October 1890 in which a "Miss Elizabeth Tester purchased a pair of freehold cottages at Tilgate Forest Row" from my deceased 3X grandfather's estate. I assume this is your family?
Added by Linda Sumner Weinberg (USA) on 09 May 2019
Linda, I have a Elizabeth TESTER b1842, sister of Robert TESTER b1840 and my 2x grandfather George TESTER b1844, but no further knowledge of her, though there are references to my family living in Tilgate area. Any further info would be appreciated.
Added by Rex Tester on 11 May 2019
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