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red mail William (Billy) Debling
Hi all I've been told that my house in Hardres St was once owned by Billy Debling, a fishmonger and hawker. His family originated in Ireland and he lived here for eighty odd years selling fish in the market from his garage in the Brunswick St car park. He was apparently a well known man about town. There are still weighing hooks in the garage. Please can anyone let me know any more info about Billy?
red mail L/Corporal Oliver John Thomas Smith
L/Corporal 8392 Oliver John Thomas Smith "C" Coy 1st Bn Kings Own Light Infantry died 07 Jan 1915, aged 28yrs. He was the first soldier to be killed to return to Ramsgate and he was given a full military funeral in St. Lawrence Churchyard. The East Kent Times reported there were hundereds of local people lining the route to pay their respects from the house in Bloomsbury Road to the Church. There was scarecely a dry eye among the women folk, for many had sons and husbands at the front, and many of the sterner sex had to battle hard with their emotion when the coffin covered by the Union Jack, on which rested the deceased's cap, bayonet, and belt, was lifted from the hearse. He died at the London General Hospital in Wandsworth having been wounded at La Bassee. He was in some of the fiercest battles during the opening weeks of the War. He was born Dec 1886 Thanet, the son of John Smith and Eliza Celia Smith (Newman). He served in the London Fire Brigade at Deptford and Southwark Fire Stations before enlisting. He married Emma Grace Wrench Dec 1911 Camberwell and they had a son called John Oliver Smith born 03 Dec 1912 Southwark. Emma Grace Smith married William Winship Sept 1924 Faversham. William Winship died 25 Sept 1934 Kingston-Upon-Hull. Emma Grace Winship died Mar 1976 Bracknell, aged 86yrs. John Oliver Smith was residing with his mother at Chartwell House, Eton, in 1939, employed as a Chartered Accountant. It is not known what became of him. Any help regarding the Smith family would be much appreciated.
I am seeking any information on Amy Rachel CULVER,1886 - 1910, daughter of Albert Robert CULVER and Maria Pettit McNEILLY (McNally). They lived in Town Rents, Ramsgate in early 1900's. Amy spent some time in the Trewint Industrial School, Hampstead(1901C). Would be interested to know if this family had any connections with Kingston upon Thames or Walton on the Naze, Essex, previously known as Walton le Soken, during the period 1901 to 1927. Thank you, Edna
The Bible
I am involved with a group of others in tracing the rightful owners of a large family bible. It was found in an empty property in Walton on Naze, Essex. There are two surnames written inside, CULVER (from Ramsgate) and HARPER (from Walton on Naze, Essex, previously from Twickenham/Kingston upon Thames.) A further two names are involved as a result of research. They are PALMER and CHILVERS. The timescale is 1850 to 1958. Any help with this investigation would be appreciated. Thank you. Edna
red mail Keen family
My Grandfather: Charles Keen married Elsie May Thompson in 1919. I understand they ran The Albert in Ramsgate for some year too. Latterly they moved to Sussex (Hove) and they had 6 children. Elsie May had two brothers: Wallace Arthur and Wilfred Douglas. I am very keen to learn more about Charles Keen (born abt 1880; died March 1942). Any help or information gratefully received. Thanks Glynis
Stevens and Clark(e) families of Ramsgate
I am updating my file on the children of gr,greatgrandparents Henry and Sarah Wall nee Bentley originally from Sandwich but children ended up living in Ramsgate. Henry was the son of Richard and Sussanah Wall. 1st daughter Sarah Ann b 1827 married Thomas W Clark(e), had children lived in Boundary Rd, Denmark Rd. Mary b 1829 marr James Stevens had family Bethesda St, Turner St, St Lukes Ave. Henry Wall b 1834 Sandwich. no details on a marriage for him? but may have emigrated to America?? Ann b 1831 marr Thomas Uden in Eastry no children found. Helen b 1835 in Worth marr Edward Chandler lived in Ash--my family. Jane b 1840 marr Fred Beacham, then Alfred Spinks no chlidren found. If anyone has info or even photos od this family I would love to share. Many thanks
red mail Johnny Watson
Looking for a Johnny, or John Watson, born 1936 or thereabouts, was friends with Phylis in Ramsgate around the 1955-1958 time.
Does anyone have information about a firm of shipwrights in Ramsgate. In 1895, the firm's name was Stone & Strevens but by 1914/15, the name had changed to Strevens and Stone. Any information about this firm would be appreciated.
Looking for descendents of Emily C Sullivan. In the 1871 census, she was living with her mother and other relatives at Belle Vue Road, Ramsgate. In the 1881 census, she was living still with her mother Johanna de Waal and other relatives, Rhys Davis Knight (aged 14) and Crueton (aged 12).
Pillow of Ramsgate
If there is anyone out there with information which they would like to share about this family who moved to Ramsgate about 1870 and married into the Smithers family I would be happy for you to get in touch. I already have quite a bit of data but could always do with more! I look forward to hearing from you.
Looking for relatives/descendents of Stan and Peggy Holloway of Hollicondane Road, Ramsgate.
I am looking back further with my AUSTEN family and have come to a halt. My greatgran was Elizabeth Austen by birth b 1862 and her father was BARMAN BOURNE AUSTEN B 1838 as was his father before.Barman senior was baptised in St Lawrence on 31/8/1800 son of JOHN & ELIZABETH AUSTEN. BARMAN was a Baker by trade with a shop in Queen St Ramsgate. his brothers and sisters were. ie John b 1796, Mary b 1797, Barman Bourn b 1800, Charles b 1802, Ann, 1805, Sarah b 1804, Ann b 1805., George Barham b 1808, Jane b 1810. All children baptised in St Lawrence church Ramsgate. I would love to find out why the two boys had names Barman Bourn and Barham but not managed to do so. I also have to find the marriage of John and Elizabeth and John's birth. I have several possibles but not in Ramsgate. Any suggestions appreciated. Thankyou
red mail Saunders/Andrews Family
Does anyone know any friends or relatives of Mary Ellen Saunders nay Andrews who lived at 6 Central Road, Ramsgate between the late 1020's to 1940?
austen/hedges family
My greatgran eLIZABETH ANN CULLEN bap 1862 was AUSTEN before marriage and the dau of BARMAN BOURN AUSTEN AND SARAH. Her younger sisters were Louisa bap 1866 and Amelia. It is Louisa's family I am trying to trace. Louisa married William Hedges in 1886 and they had Matilda E 1886, Louisa 1888, Ruby 1890, William 1892, Stanley 1898. Sadly louisa died in 1902 aged 36. Another relative remembers that Louisa's daughter also Louisa married Kennett Millen in 1918 and had dau Marjorie. The marriage didnt last so what happened to Louisa junior. Hoping someone can help. Also any info on Amelia Austen please. Thankyou.
Larkins/Wells family
I am trying to research further back with my 4xgreatgran Eliza Sutton nee Wells. On 1861 Eliza Sutton with children Pheobe and James are living in 2 Coburg Place with her mother Elizabeth M larkins.. They were also there in 1851 but in 1841 they were at Southwood St St Lawrence with her stepfather John Larkins and mother Elizabeth. However Eliza is down as Larkins. She was in fact Wells as shown in her marriage cert to James Sutton. We think her mum Elizabeth was originally Butcher from Faversham. Elizabeth married twice, to Henry Wells and then John Larkins. the Larkins family consisted of parents John and Elizabeth, twins William & Joseph, Thomas and Fanny. Are there descndants out there or does anyone have info on this family. I do have all the census details. I'm not sure where Coburg Plae was. I think maybe near Plains of Waterloo. Can you help. Much appreciated.
red mail George Isaac Offen
I would love to hear from anyone with info on my Great Grandfather, George Isaac Offen. He married Emma Darby, and one of their sons was William John Offen, my Grandfather, who married Dorothy Cavell. Annie.
red mail Emma Darby
I would love to hear from anyone who has info on my Great Grandmother, Emma Darby, who was born in Ramsgate in 1875 (I think). She married George Isaac Offen, and one of their sons was William John Offen, my Grandfather. Thank you Annie.
Is anyone a relative of my grandmother. She was Grace Shannon, who married Henry Cranch Stone. She was one of nine siblings - Thomas who marrierd Rose Wicks, Elizabeth who married Henry Adams, James (Jim) who married Lily Foat, Minnie who married Reginald Bowyer, Frank who married Lily Adams, Norah who married Frederick Kinsey and Sidney - can't find a marriage for SIdney but I do know that he did marry. If anyone has information about their parents, please contact me.
red mail Henry Cranch Stone
Does anyone have any information about this family.Henry Cranch Stone was born 1889, married to Grace Shannon. His father and grandfather both John Cranch Stone were born in Devon and were shipwrights
red mail looking fro Robert Castle.
a Fish Hawker i believe, married, they were living at 21 Brunswick street,Ramsgate. Kent. wife called Julie, children Robert Thomas, Henry Sydney Esther Phillips mother in law, and Emma Amelia Cox. Julia wed Robert Castle in 1901. are they still alive, does anyone know them... please contact me.....
William Cullen
I am looking for more information on my grandad's brother William who was son of Edward William CULLEN and Elizabeth Ann Austin. The family lived at 1 Kent Place Ramsgate from 1915-1940. William married Edith Broadbridge but he was widowed in about 1917. I found his army records with mother as next of kin. children, William Albert b1908,Edward James 1909,Walter Henry 1910, George Stephen 1912, Edith? 1916. I'm hoping there are descendants out there who can tell me more. Thankyou
red mail Richardson Family
I am looking for information/descendants/family of Robert Richardson, born Durham 1858. Married Mary Ann Thomas born Great Yarmouth 1860. Children: jane Maria (1885), Clara Lucy (1887), Robert Owen (1889) (my grandfather), Etherl Louis (1891), Harriet Francis (1893), Caroline Maud (1894), Florence May (1895), Charles Frederick (1898), George William (1900), Ivy Elsie (1902). Both Roberts served on Trinity House vessels.
red mail 19th century Kent/Ramsgate fishermen
Would be grateful for any information regarding 19th century fishing smacksmen and/or fishing families especially my ancestors (Kember and Dray and Hyatt).
red mail Martha Collard
Martha Collard (1817-1881) is belived to be the mother of Martha Susannah Collard (1849-1881) who was living at 2 Union Street, Ramsgate with her son Emile and husband William Holloway. Martha is also believed to be a sister of the Collards living at 20 Union Street. Any information on this family of Collards would be appreciated.
red mail John Gurr b.1829
Looking for information on John Gurr born Ramsgate married to Frances born c1829 Margate. John was a carpenter, his parents were William Gurr and Lydia Wood. What I'm looking for is any information on Frances his wife or any of his brothers and sisters and William and Lydias parents.I have John's history from his marriage onwards if anyone is looking for this. Rachel
red mail Martin family- Ramsgate
I'm searching for more information about the numerous Martin families that inhabited Ramsgate and Margate in the 1800's. Alfred Martin (my ggrandfather) was born at 12 Alfred Cottages Ramsgate to Jane Martin (unmarried), and John Martin- a sailor, I have yet to figure out if Jane and John were related-it doesn't look like they got married- and although I have lots of census info there are so many John Martins as to make life confusing! Do you have any further info about the Martins? I'd be garteful, thanks, Elizabeth
In the census of 1891 there is recorded a Frederick Abbott and his wife Ida living at 14, Osbourne Road, with a servant Sarah Harris. Any information or connection to any of these people would be helpful
red mail Kamila Brooker found.
Many thanks for the encouragement that using this site has given me. I now look forward to a family reunion of half my family missed for over 50 years. Regards all, John
red mail Kamila Ljuba Brooker nee Holinkova
Just found some marriage details - married in St.Pancras, London in 1953, so she may have lived in Ramsgate before marriage with the name Holinkova. No information yet if she was previously married or not. Once again, any info greatly appreciated. John
red mail Kamila Ljuba Brooker 1950s-1960s
Found my father's grave in Ramsgate (James Edward Harry -aka Jimmy)and discovered he had remarried. Lived in 85 West Cliff Road in the 50's - 60's, and I understand they might have had a Fruit shop/Greengrocers in the area. Any information would be greatly appreciated. John
red mail coombs family
I am trying to trace my mothers family. Her grandfather on her fathers side was William Barnibas Coombs. Her grandfather on her mothers side was Walter Webb. All we know is one of her grand parents lived in Cross Street Ramsgate which is no longer there(would be nice to knoe where it was) and her Grandfather Walter died at Hill House institution Minster sometime around 1932. If anyone can help i would be most thankful.
Looking for descendants of Newton Treen Goldsmith McAllum/McC allum born Ramsgate Kent Feb 1872. son of Newton Treen Hicks McAllum and Ellen Ann Tait. I have his birth certificate but no other information. I have the death certificates of his mother (d 1880) and father (d 1881). What happened to him? Thanks Stella
red mail Charles Leonard George Weedon
Trying to find any information on my great grandfather Charles L G Weedon, & his ancestors. He is listed as being 29 years old in April 1922, a Shopkeeper of Ramsgate. His father is listed as Albert Weedon, a papermaker. Any information at all would be great.
red mail william styles
trying to trace william styles born about 1800, married mary born 1801. had children thomas, william,mary,charles,caroline. Want to confirm that the thomas is thomas heath styles and then get details of william, his wife and his ancestors. can anyone help please? thank you
red mail Sampson Darby
I am looking for the details of the father of my own father Leslie Victor Joseph Deri's half brother Samuel Albert Darby.He said his name was Samuel Wallace Darby,he was born in Ramsgate around 1880,according to the 1901 census. I can find no record of his birth or death,the nearest I can find is a Sampson Darby born 1880 in Ramsgate,any imformation on his death would be appreciated.
red mail Rete family
William Rete married Ellen May and had 6 children, Madeline, Hilda, William, Albert, Ellen and Elizabeth. They were all born in Ramsgate. Does anybody have any knowledge of this family or any of their descendants please? We have connections with William's sister.
red mail Frederick Thomas Ludlow b.1912
Frederick Thomas Ludlow b.1912 Ramsgate,UK d.1972 NSW, Australia... Father;Thomas Henry Ludlow...Mother; Elizabeth(Unknown on Mar.Cert)...Sibling/s:Thomas Frederick Ludlow..Heavy wt Champ in Reading..Looking for any information/clues about any of the family.
red mail Houghton - Cochrane
I am trying to find out information on Robert Houghton. I found blogs about Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald being his father, but I can't find any connection on my own. If anyone has any information on Robert, especially his mother and father, or know of any place i can view records, i would greatly appreciate it. I've been searching but come to a halt, not sure where else to look.
red mail O'Halloran Family
I am researching my family history back through both sides of the family. I have reached a point where I need to find my Great Great Grandparents on the O'Halloran side. These were Thomas O'Halloran, born Cork Ireland Abt 1839, and Mary Brown, also born Cork Ireland Abt 1841. I don't know when they came to this country, England, the furthest I can get back to is the birth of their eldest son John in 1868 in Devonport Devon. Father and son were in the Royal Navy/Coastguards. I also have reached a stop on my mother's side. My Great Great Grandfather was Michael Flanagan but I cannot trace him further back than 1871 when he lived at the Six Belles in Ramsgate. He married Harriet Munday in 1872 and was landord of the Chilton tavern Ramsgate in 1881. Any help will be appreciated, Thank You.
red mail Puxty
Trying to find out what happened to Joseph Puxty born 1864 in Ramsgate to Ellen Puxty beleive out of wedlock. Thank you.
red mail William Rogers Martha Jane Cornhill
I am trying to find out about the parents of William James Rogers b about 1853 Lambeth? Middlesex?. He was a mariner and later a journeyman and uplholster. His father was also called William, a police officer in London b prior to 1835 probably in Middlesex, Surrey or Kent and might have died around 1855. William James's mother *might* have been Sarah Snelling who later married John Camfield and lived in Thanet. William James married Martha Jane Cornhill (b 1857 Whitstable)in 1876 and lived in Ramsgate in 1891, 1901 and probably 1911. They had numerous children (Ada Alberta, William Richard, and others whose initials are not easily decipherable).
Debling Family
I am researching my fathers family. Samuel Debling married Mary Ann Stupples around seems they had three children and Samuel died at sea in 1889. Mary Ann later married his younger brother Henry, and seven more children were born, my father John being the youngest. John married Esme Fowler and was widowed in 1936. He later migrated to Australia, and remarried. I am the only child of that marriage. Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.....they were in the fishing industry.
red mail Todd Wall of Death Riders
My Dad, (Frank Todd who was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1932) was a Wall of Death Rider as were his father, Frank, and three uncles, Robert, John/Jack and George. Their father was a Robert Todd who had an antique shop in Ramsgate. The other three children in the family were Mabel, Violet and Ena. Cannot find anything in 1901 Census and don't know the name of Robert Todd (senior)'s wife.
red mail Culver Thomas Richard
Searching for information on Thomas Richard CULVER, shipwright, born 1805 and living in Ramsgate at the time of his marriage to Ann Freeman ADAMS, born 1817. He was a widower when he married Ann. He was the son of Thomas Culver, Carrier. Are the Culvers from Ramsgate? Any help would be appreciated.
William Sackett Jarman married Elizabeth Sarah Offen in 1856, Independant Chapel, Ramsgate. I am descended from their son Alfred who married Elizabeth Lynn. I am interested in contacting other family linked with these people, or learn of any information or history.Adel
red mail Theophilus R Bean
Requesting any info. Born in Herne, was publican of Rose @ Crown on High St. from 1920's to late 1930's.Know he died in hospital but cannot find death record. Was married (common-law or other) to Emily Penney. No known children.
I would like to hear from anyone who has the name CORNHILL connected with their family tree (or otherwise) in the century and a half roughly from 1730s to 1880s. Not only from coastal towns around Kent, and also in Devon or Portsmouth area. Also any who turn up at sea / overseas during this period. Thank you.
Would like back ground information re: trawler fishing in Ramsgate around 1850's, especially the inter action with other ports particularly Brixham. Have ancestors, Sparkes, Rowse, Cobley involved in fishing industry. Rowse fishers also went from Brixham, Devon to Hull and Tenby.
red mail Sparkes / Sparks
Have details of George & Jemima (Rowse) Sparkes who married in Brixham, Devon - 1837, but lived often in Ramsgate. They were at Leopold Place on the 1851 census with George, William, John, Samuel, Jemima and Susan. (3 more daughters followed and I would expect a Thomas.) Would like connections to Sparkes family.
red mail William Allen
I am looking for my farther, William Allen. my mother was Margaret Howell. I was born in 1963. As far as I know William still lives in the Kent area. Any info would help.
red mail Looking For My Cousin Thomas Charles Hatton JNR
My cousin Thomas Charles Hatton was born in Ramsgate at his home address, then 9 Percy Road in the 80's. THINK he is about 22 now!! Son of Thomas Hatton & Donna Wright. His mum & dad split up when he was very young - Possibly changed his surname to Young?? And moved to Norfolk?? Heard from my Great Grandmother before she passed away (R.I.P nan) that he was a keen Rugby player, also possibly joined the Forces! Havn't seen or heard from him since he was 4! Hope I can trace him!
red mail deirdre crockston
searching for old friend lived in meeting st ramsgate in 1950 1960 love to hear from her or information about her
red mail Angel Public House Ramsgate
I am researching my family history and have found that a William Burton my great, great grandfather may have been the proprietor of the Angel Public House, York Street Ramsgate in the mid 1800's. Has anyone any information on the Angel Pub as it is no longer there and I have no memories of it from childhood
red mail The Jordans
Jordan family in Blean. I'm looking for any information on Albert Jordan b.1895 killed in a RTA in 1940. He's my Grandfather.
Charles & William Cullen
I am searching for descendants of the offspring of Edward and Elizabeth Cullen, Bethesda Street Ramsgate and last abode 1 Kent Place. I have been successful in finding at least 5 people descended from 5 of the children and I am now looking for the last 3, 2 of whom stayed in Ramsgate or at least returned there. Charles Frederick returned circa 1930 and married for 2nd time to Lillian Yorke. I know of 1 son Michael. Also Charles' older brother William married Edith Broadbridge in 1908 but sadly she died in 1917. I do not know if he remarried but I do know his chilren's name. ie.William Albert b1908,Edward James b1909,Walter Henry b 1910,George Stephen b1912 and Edith Maud b 1916. Edith married Mr Moodey. There is also another brother to Charles and Will that is Albert Edwin who moved to London and worked for Post Office. If there is anyone out there who is connected to these people I would love to hear from you to exchange info and photos. There are also other "cousins" who would love to meet you. Here hoping regards from Pat
My Great Grandfather was James George Jordan and his son was James John Jordan, who was unfortunately murdered at Tyler Hill in 1909 he died never having seen his son (my father)who died in the 70's, I have quite a lot of info on the Jordans, get in touch kind regards David
red mail Hutchinson
I am looking for any information of my great grandmothers family who were named Hutchinson and came from Ramsgate. I believe they had a sweet shop there in the early 1900,s. My great grandmothers name was Sayer Elizabeth. By tradition all the first born girls were called Sayer and the first born boys were called Sharp(e) I would love to find out where this tradition came from also any information about the family.
red mail Marshall ship captain
Hi, I am looking for any information about John Marshall born Ramsgate 15 Feb.1748, In 1788 he was the captain of the " Scarborough" a ship of the first fleet taking convicts to Australia. He also saw action during the American war of independance and the Napoleonic wars. He was wounded on the ship "Diana". He died in 1891 aged 71. The Marshall Islands in the Pacific are named after him. I know John moved to Australia after the second fleet disaster but not exactly when. He is my 3x great grand father.John also had a brother that died during the 1788 voyage, but I do not know his christian name. Can anybody help with any more information please.
Miller and Roberts families
My grgreatgrandparents Edward & Phoebe CULLEN had 3 sons and 3 daughters. one dau names Agnes Eliz married MARK MILLER and had children, Florence,Beatrice, Mark, Frederick, Albert,Agnes E,Hilda V, Ada B, Edward James, thier mother Agnes died in Dec 1907. her da Florence marr Arthur Burnell had da Florence 1910. Phoebe & Edwd's other dau Edith married Henry Ogden ROBERTS and on 1901 census had child Edith age 5. Theu both lived Montague Rd Ramsgate in 1901. Is there anyone descended from these people. I would like to here from them to exchange info, Many thanks.
red mail Thomas Knight Tilden
I am looking for information on Thomas Knight Tilden who married Mary Highland in Ramsgate in 1824. They had a son, James Michael Tilden, born 1835, my ancestor. The family emigrated to Australia some time before 1853.
red mail Souster/East
Has anyone found in searching any Souster's who moved from Hendon to Ramsgate In the 1940's. Charles Souster Married Rose East a sister of my mother's sometime in 1913 at Wandsworth Any info regarding this family will be greatly recieved. Thank you Len
red mail Plains of Waterloo
I have just got a Birth Cert for someone who was born at 24 Plains of Waterloo, Ramsgate. Interesting name isn't it. Hougham, Mortley
red mail Searching for Offen
Looking for members of my family. We are from Ramsgate, My great great grandad was John Offen who married Louisa Maud Blizzard in the 1900's. My great grandfather's name was William John Offen who married Dorothy Hannah Webber. They had two sons together Roy and Rodney. Anyone who can help me out with dates and info i will be very grateful
red mail Robert James Quelch
Am looking for any information on Robert James Quelch and his family. He married my great grandmother Eliza in 1914, then after she died in 1918 he married Ellen Stringer in 1919. Any information on his family will be most welcome.
red mail Ernest Frank TATNELL
Any Knowledge of my Great Grandfather born 18 Nov 1862 - Belle View Hill Ramsgate. His Father - Robert Tatnell born approx 1827 shown as a plumber and House Decorator.
Cullen/Mullett Cullen/Broadbridge
I am seeking any descendants of William Cullen who married Edith Broadbridge on 15th March 1908 in Ramsgate and also his brother Albert E Cullen married Martha A T Mullett on 28th July 1912 also in Ramsgate. Any info on these families appreciated.
Fred & Phoebe Allistone
Hello I am trying very hard to find anything about my ancestor Phoebe Cullen who married Frederick George Allistone in 1892 in Ramsgate. Fred was a fisherman. I ac find no trace of them after 1892. Any help appreciated. Thankyou
red mail Buddle Family
I am seeking the children/grandchildren , or other ancestors of William Buddle and Agnes Amelia Campbell Pearce,who married at tenterden in 1893. We share the same ancestors.
researching the Heritage family who moved from Preston by Wingham, Ramsgate in the mid 1800's. They owned several fishing smacks sailing out of Hull and Scarborough
Ferry family
I am looking for descendants of Frederick George Ferry son of John Ferry who married Jessie Elizabeth Cullen in 1903 in St Georges Ramsgate. Jessie was daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Cullen nee Austen. They lived Bethesda Street. Frederick was a fisherman.
red mail Bissenden
I am seeking any information on John Bissenden who married Sarah Solley in 1790. According to the marriage banns he was from Margate but I am unable to find his baptism there.
red mail Bennett Family
Of 56 Holicondane Road Ramsgate.Also lived on Percy Road.Lived in Ramsgate from 1930`s until 1980`s.Children David Revell Peter Dennis Margaret Shirly Joan.Any rememberence or information greatly appreciated.
red mail Plains of Waterloo
Am interested in the history of this address. A strange request but if anyone would like to send me any of their details regarding occupancy of the address l am creating a document showing the people that have occupied ' Plains of Waterloo ' as far back as l can go.
Barman Bourn Austen
My greatgrandmother Elizabeth Cullen was Eliz Austen before marriage. her parents were Barman bourn and Sarah Gill Austen.He was a seaman. His father also names BARMAN BOURN AUSTEN was a Baker by trade and had a bakers shop in Queen Street, Ramsgate. we think the unusual first name came from a marriage of Barman and Bourn families before that. Any information on this Austen family appreciated.
red mail Peal or Peall
Noticed request for old photos circa 1911. My G.G.Uncle, Charles Verrion was known to be a crew member on the then lifeboat ('City of Bradford')out of Ramsgate. His crew won an award of £100 for their 26 hour ordeal in the rescue of the crew of the barque Indian Chief on January 5th 1881. I have a photo of him and his crew in 1926 if you would like a copy with a copy of a transcript from 1926 of the deed that his crew managed.I am very certain that he was involved with this Lifeboat in 1911. Whether they were called out to the incident in 1911 l could not tell. l am told he spent much of his working life in this service. There was no retirement age in those worked til you died. If the Photo is of interest then please contact me.
red mail Merrall-Ramsgate
Have heaps of info on Merrall Family tree but would like more detail.
red mail Ratcliffes
I have St Lawrence Ramsgate Ratcliffes in the early 1800s Rich
red mail Puxty/Goodbourn/Gibbons
Can any one help? I have a record of Ellen Puxty born c 1843, may have had a son Joseph, Ellen married George Goodbourn in 1893, but the mystery is, why is George buried with his first wife Martha and only a few feet away Ellen (his second wife) is buried with Stephen Gibbens, she is shown as Ellen Goodbourn in this grave, in 1881 she is living with Stephen as his wife with Joseph Puxty, born c1864, I cannot find a marriage for them. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.
What does this mean, please?
I've got a letter in which my great uncle refers to leaving RJS/RTS/RIS or what?? in Ramsgate when he was 16 years old (ie c. 1880) Can anyone help with this acronym, please?
red mail Thomas Richards
Seeking descendants of Thomas and Cissie? Richards. Thomas was born in Southwark in 1889 as Thomas Smith. He was orphaned and attended Hamwell Residential School with his younger brother George. Thomas served in the Police Force in Peckham before retiring to Ramsgate. Had sons Martin, Stanley, David and Thomas.
red mail Peal? Peall
I am looking for any informatio on the Peal family,George and Catherine were my grandparents they were Ramsgate people and married in June 1897, they had 5 little girls Lilian,Alice,Florence,Kathleen and Winifred. My grandfather was a fisherman and was drowned at sea in the great storm of 1911, she was left bringing up the family all under the age of 12.Does anybody know about this or have any old photo`s
red mail Ratcliff(e)
Looking for any information of the Ratcliff(e) family from this area.
doris maud sheppard
just discovered that i had an uncle, leonard john sheppard, who was killed in 1941 and is buried in a war grave in ramsgate.he was married to doris maud.any information on doris or any children would be appreciated.thanks. john
red mail Death by strangulation
Now I have your attention! My GGG grandfather Stephen Twyman is recorded on the his death certificate as "strangling himself with a cord tied to the bedpost" 2nd February 1859 in Ramsgate (probably 1 Leeds Street). He had been born in St Mary Sandwich in 1812 and married Harriet BURBRIDGE about 1836. They had 10 children. He was a cabinet maker. Does anyone have any more information?
red mail Offen
Jack Offen was my great Uncle and lived in Ramsgate all his life, born in the 1800 he worked as a painter decorator until he retired.
red mail Forwood of St. Lawarence Kent
I would like to hear from anyone with links to the Forwood family orginally from St Lawrence, Ramsgate & Sandwich in Kent County. This family goes back to Thomas Forwood of 1590's. Shipping & Trading family with links to North America, Jamaica, Fiji, Australia & New Zealand.
red mail Allistone/Alliston/Ellistone
Ramsgate kent and Broadstairs,Robert arthur born in 1873 married Eliza Dora Lodge in 1893 they had a daughter Minnie Florence born 10/01/1902 my mother, she had lots of brothers and sisters Theresa Dora,Robert,George,Thomas,Ann to name some.They ran a coal yard in Ramsgate
red mail Searching Minter Family
I am searching for information on my ggggrandfather who worked as a baker in Ramsgate around 1783. Most of their children were christened at St Laurence. He had two grandsons who arrived in Australia around 1860 as crew - left their ship and never returned to England. Any information would be gratefully received.
red mail Tobacco Pipe Makers
My great great Grandfather was named John Phippard. He was born in Ramsgate in 1822c. He became a tobacco pipe maker. (I believe his father, who was also named John, was also a pipe maker.)Does anyone have any info about this business. Was there a shop or something similar. He married in 1852. In the 1861 Census his address is 14 Salem Cottages.
Does anyone know about mining in or near Ramsgate? My ancestor was a mining engineer, living in Ramsgate
red mail Petley
When I was a child in the 50s my mother worked in a bakery in Grange Road, Ramsgate, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Petley. They had a daughter,Olive, who in turn had a daughter. The building is still there. Mr. Petley's brother was a police officer in the 20s and there was a picture of him in the Ramsgate library- unfortunately now burnt down.
Cowland, Wire
I have 2 direct ancestors who were here in 1901, Charles Dewdney Cowland and John Wire.
red mail can you help find my family
I am looking to find my mothers family they lived in meeting street in ramsgate in 1950 till about 1960 or so maybe before then am not sure her name was yvonne henson or sheppard she came from the bristol area she also went in the name of naylor this was so many years ago it would be nice to speak to someone who knew her or the family thank you for reading this
SHARPSON Ramsgate & Farnham
I'm interested in anyone who knows anything about the Sharpson family who lived in Farnham, Surrey in the mid-1800's. William & Sarah Sharpson gave birth to two daughters Emily and Elizabeth who remained in the area while son Walter went off to Ramsgate, Kent. After marrying Amy Palmer, who gave birth to son Walter, both wife and son died young and Walter senior then disappears from the records.
red mail Cecilia Kimmins
Any information about Cecilia Kimmins (1880 census) of Ramsgate appreciated.
red mail 30 Effingham Street
My grandfather was adopted in 1881, but prior to this was shown in the 1881 Census as living as a boarder with Cecilia Kimmins at this address along with another child. Was this an address for those waiting adoption? I am trying to get a connection. Assistance appreciated.
emily little
My husband's uncle, Mark Prevett, married Emily Little, b about 1887, the daughter of Walter Little. Has anyone any information please? Thanks, Liz
red mail Johncock/forward/forwood family
I am trying to trace my Grandmothers sister.She was born in Ramsgate in1891.Her name was Florence Mabel Johncock.Her parents were Sarah Ann Johncock formerly Forward/Forwood.Her father was William Alfred Johncock.The address at this time was St Georges Cottages behind Hardres Street.Any information would be very welcome.
Emmerson Betty
I am looking for anyone in the Emmerson family that remembers Betty Emmerson born 1919 in Margate. Betty married Flying Officer Patrick Sands in 1940. They had a daughter Judy born in 1941. Betty's mothers maiden name was Foord from Minster,Kent.
red mail QUELCH
Looking for Margaret Eva Quelch who married John T Quelch 19 March 1960 - she was married to my husbands uncle in WWII who died 3 months after marrying her - He was Frederick CLIMO - margaret would be about 80 years old now. We would like to contact her as we have just only found out her name. Thanks mary-ann

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