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red mail Morris Lawrence
Morris,born c.1814 at Chatham moved to Plymouth and died in the 'famous' fireworks explosion of Mar 1863. Any information regarding his early life - or details of his parents Thomas Lawrence and Mary Green, would be much appreciated. Greg
red mail Scott
I am looking for any descendants of Albert Scott who married Sophia Woods in the mid 1860's. Albert was born in Chatham in 1841 to father Thomas and mother Francis. Albert's family seems to have been from the Chatham area. Albert & Sophia appear to have had 7 children, one of whom was Maude Ellen Scott.
red mail CATHRINE
I am seeking information about the CATHRINE family. Born in the Chatham area around 1820, the 1861 Census shows Richard Cathrine, Able Seaman, and his wife Sarah, aboard HMS Daphne, Medway River, Chatham. Joseph Cathrine, born around 1815, joined the Royal Marines in 1826 (age 11) as a drummer boy. I would like any information about the family - or HMS Daphne. The name is sometimes incorrectly spelled as Catherine in Census and BMD records.
red mail Robinson family
I am looking for information about John ROBINSON who was born in February 1750. His parents were John & Elizabeth, & he married Mary BAILLIE on 23 February 1773. His daughter, Elizabeth, born in June 1785, married Henry WILLIS on 15 July 1806. A son, John Faulkner, married Rachel GUIGUEN in February 1810 in Burham & daughter Jane married Richard BARDEN in 1823. Any info on the ROBINSON family appreciated.
red mail trim/collinson
Hi, I am trying to find the trim and collinson families of chatham, my grandmother was alma trim(nee, collinson)i think the collinson family owned a public house, anyone help, please email me .
red mail Hughes , Williamson
Looking for a link to Ellen Hughes b.1862 in Chatham , Kent. She married in Chatham 1880 to John Williamson. Later married John Tonner
red mail Houghton George Edward
Does anyone have information on this gentleman and his family. He was a butcher in the High Street Brompton Chatham , he died 1837. I am his gggrandaughter. His daughter was my ggrandmother,Anne Elizabeth Houghton and married Joseph Bell and lived in Bermondsey, South London
Female descent.
OLIVER, GREGORY< FORDHAM. All surnames with BRAMBLE as a christian/middle name. Births and death reg; 1889 and 1890. Please contact to establish female BRAMBLE connection. Medway was the Registration district.
red mail Roberts / Jennings (Chatham, Kent)
Any information please on Henry Roberts and wife Helen (nee Jennings) living at 2 Commadore Warf, Chatham, in 1901, with children: William,Alfred, Ada (my grandmother), Alexander, Eliza, Emma and Florance H.
red mail Webb
I'm trying to trace Archibald Gratton Webb born in Westbury, Wiltshire in 1872. He was a Master butcher and lived in Frome. He may have moved to the Chatham area,as I have an Archibald Gratton Webb who died in 1942 whose death was registered at the Chatham Register office. Has anyone any information please?
red mail DONNAR - Chatham
Looking for any help with Donnar, my Eleanor by 1780;s in Ireland, moved to Chatham, Kent, any help would be so appreciated.
I am looking for any information of the Blackman and Scrace familys who lived in the Chatham Area.
Looking for anyone who may have known Joan Mortimer of Chatham Kent? She was supposedly a cousin of MAUD MACDONALD PHILLIPS and they corresponded regularly before Mauds death in 1965. Anyone with information on Joan - please contact me - would love to hear from you! thanks,
Seeking information on MAUD MACDONALD PHILLIPS (b c 1918 Chatham, Kent). I think her parents were EDMUND PHILLIPS and BEATRICE MAUD BEAMENT (of Chatham). Maud passed away in 1965. Would love to hear from anyone who may have known her - or her partner HENRY HOGBEN or husband DAVID H A RICHARDSON. I cant seem to locate her birth in the GRO. Does anyone have any information please?
red mail George Freeborn, Chatham, Deptford
I am looking for ancestors of George Freeborn. He married Elizabeth Ludlow in St Mary's Chatham 1785 and died in Deptford abt 1811. Thanks
red mail Jane Cripps - Chatham, Kent
Jane Cripps was born in Kent(Chatham or Gillingham)circa 1835 and died in Colchester in 1867, aged 32. In 1858, she married Jonah Bowers, a soldier serving 21 years, and had 4 children, Edward (1859), Esther Jane (1860), William (1863) and James (1865). The married cert. showed Jane Cripps's father as William Haynes, although she was probably too young to have been married before, so William Haynes was possibly her stepfather or guardian. After Jane's death, Jonah left the army in 1868, remarried the same year, then returned to his birth town of Burslem. Staffs. Please, can anyone help with any information concerning Jane's family before she was married to Jonah Bowers? I am unable to trace her birth or find her in any census before 1861. Regards.
red mail Nodings of Chatham Kent
I would like to make contact with anyone with an interest to the Noding family of Chatham Kent. Frederick Noding married Elizabeth Mitchell of Rochester. Jane Noding Born about 1836 married John Wren of Chatham.
Wilmshurst, Jessup and Whitbread
John Wilmshurst 1830-1911 married 2nd wife Esther Cheeseman had children Emily 1875, Thomas Walter 1876-1877, Alice Hannah 1878, Caleb 1882-1957, Lucy Augusta 1884, David 1885-1963, James Edward 1890. Alice Hannah married Sidney Jessup in 1899 and Caleb married Caroline Whitbread in 1903. 1881 family at Walderslade Farm. Interested in Wilmshurst's, Jessups and Whitbread
red mail WILTON, John Augustus, Chatham/Gillingham
John Augustus Wilton b. 1838/1840 Chatham/Gillingham. Lived also Erith, St Pancras, Kingston upon Thames. M. 1860 Elizabeth Hogben in Dover. D. 1915. No trace birth details or in Census pre-1871. Any help please.
red mail GODDEN FAMILY Travellers/Showmen ?
I am trying to trace any information on MARK GODDEN born 1871 in Chatham he married a REBECCA NEAL from Burbage in Leicershire so I think he had left his family and moved on. He was a traction engine driver on a thrashing machine. Any help information greatly appreciated. thanks for looking, Gail
red mail Atkinson Joseph b. 1843- Allerston, Joined RMLI
Born Allerston Yorkshire joined Royal Marines Light Infantry about 1870-1890, Married Eliza Turner 1869. Lived (in Barracks) at Walmer, Deal and retired in Chatham. Looking for descendants
red mail IRVING,Peter Wells b.1835 Chatham.
Peter Wells Irving born at St.Mary's...01-Aug-1835 at Chatham,Kent. Parents....Thomas and Margaret Jane Irving. Peter was married to Helen Maria Mitchell in 1861 and died at Greenwich in 1878. Kind Regards. Steve.
red mail Noding/Nodding/Hoding - Chatham and Kent
Looking for connections to Nodding Family and variants Noding/Nading/Hoding in Chatham area early to mid 1800's. Sarah Nodding married Peter Shelley at Gillingham in 1834.
red mail james williams, cooper
james williams was born in chatham; kent, in 1818 he married mary???? in about 1845 and moved to liverpool. Mary was born in milton kent
red mail Hoiles
Looking for any information about the Hoiles family in Chatham, including information about Eustace Reginald Hoiles (born 1901). Thanks.
red mail Caulfield's in Medway Towns
I am looking for any help with the Caulfield's who originated from the medway towns, mainly Chatham. I have traced back to 1835 and come to a standstill.
red mail BALE - KAIN(Kane/Kean/Cane/Cain)
Seeking baptism of Thomas KAIN or BALE. c.1817 in or around Chatham. Thomas married in London 1838 and remained there. His father is quoted on marriage certificate as Richard BALE a carpenter. Unable to find a baptism for Thomas BALE or KAIN. Any advice/help much appreciated.
red mail Roy Williams
Trying to get info about Roy Williams born 2 March 1931 died Feb 1999 Medway Kent. Any information very welcome.
red mail Richard WILLSON and Jane BECKETT
I am searching for the birthplace of my 4 x great grandparents Richard WILLSON and Jane BECKETT who married at St Mary's Church in Chatham Kent in 1786. They had three children Richard, Fanny and George Beckett WILLSON. Does anyone have any possible links?
red mail Christopher family
Hello I am looking for the Christopher family connections in the medway towns need to find for tree building, Ernest Christopher was my father and I believe his father was Henry Christopher can any one tell me more about this family
looking for information on Patrick branigan born in chatham about 1837 son of patrick and catherine father profession tailor became music master with army regiment unknown.
red mail Seaman, Brown
I am searching for information on Mary Ann Seaman who married Joseph Brown, 2 of their children were born in Chatham / Brompton area, Joseph Josiah 1850 and Harriet Ann 1852. The family came to Melbourne Australia 1854
Edna May Relf(s) Cosier
I am looking for details on any Relf(s) or Cosier living in John Street Chatham Kent . My Grand mother birth Cert shows this address , Alice Maud Mary Cosier is declared as her Mothers name . I ALSO UNDERSTAND THE RELF or RELFS may be an adopted name . There is a vague link to a Public House or Theatrical Lodgings house in Chatham. The family have links to Manchester ,Portsmouth . They moved about a little bit .My maternal Great Grandfather was a Sailor! Any data is realy welcomed.
Parfitt or Parlitt
Trying to trace the family of Christopher Parfitt or Parlitt who had a son John Christopher who was a coastguard in the 19th century.
red mail Cox in Chatham
Thomas and Ursula Cox, bootmakers, lived at 4 Old Road in 1851. Thos died in 1852. Can sks find them in the 1841 Census? Or his burial in the Parish Records? His son - William Cox - also lived in Chatham in the 1820s and early 1830s.
red mail ernest gamman
Does anyone know of the Gamman family that ran the Prince of Orange pub in Chatham, I know that they were there in the 1940's. My grandfather was Walter Gamman and his brother Ernest Gamman ran the pub. These are a hard family to research! Pam
red mail Dingley
George DINGLEY (c. 1786-1858) was a shipwright in Chatham born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. His wife Charlotte (c. 1789- 1869) was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire. They were living in Kent by 1813 and had at least 5 children baptised at St Mary the Virgin: Harriett (1813), Charlotte (1816), George (1818), Edward (1823) and John (1830). Charlotte (d.1892) married William Trayton SKINNER; Harriett married a man named DAVIES; George jr. married Mary Ann DREW; John married Emma HEAD. John and George jr. were also shipwrights. If you have any information to share, I'd love to hear from you.
red mail Jordan--Timothy and Susanna
Hi, does anyone please know of the marriage and/or parents of Timothy Jordan and his wife Susanna?They lived in Chatham and their son Timothy Adams Jordan was Christened there in 1808. Thanks a lot, Jean.
red mail Charles Irving...HMS Doterel 1881
Looking for relatives of Charles Mitchell Irving who was born 1861 in Peckham and was killed in 1881 aboard the HMS Doterel in 1881.
red mail Hall Holman
I am looking for information about the birth or marriage of James George HALL (c 1814 - 1887) who worked as a cordwainer, shoemaker, brick layer and general labourer. He married Jane (perhaps Mary Jane) HOLMAN born in Exeter Devon c 1839. She worked as a housekeeper in Chatham after her husband's death. They had at least two sons, William Israel (b 1861) who married Emily Jane WALLIS in 1886 and James John (1864-1916) who married Harriet Mary GILBERT in 1885. Thank you for any information.
red mail Harvey
Seeking Trevor Harvey. Last known in the Chatham area. Has three brothers - one in Australia. His cousin Dave is looking for him. Dave's brothers are Graham and Bob.
red mail Stoneman
looking for any Stoneman family. Stanley Charles m Winifred Theadosia Locke He had a few brothers and sisters from two marriages,interested in finding those siblings
red mail High Street history
Does anyone have any information about the history of the building in Chatham High Street now occupied by a pawnbroker? Either that building or previous history of the site would be most welcome. Thank you
red mail Robson-Kent
Iam looking for descendents of Thomas Kent and Mary Ann Robson they were married in Sunderland in 1855 and moved to Chatham, Kent in 1856 there children as follows: Thomas Douglas Robson Kent Elzabeth Edmond Kate Fanny Alfred maybe someone has this line in there tree. Regards Allan Robson
red mail Matilda DENCH of Chatham
Any info please on Matilda DENCH born Chatham 1809. She went onto marry Henry GIBBS in Lambeth 1835.
Susannah Sadds married Peter Creed on 16 dec 1797 in Chatham they had 1 known daughter - Susannah b.1801-1887. Susannah married William Gill of Beckley, Sussex and they emmigrated to Australia in 1838
red mail John Charles Harrison
1831 - 1912. Born 272 High Street Chatham - ironmongers; & 293 High Street Chatham - undertakers. Married harriet Ann Siburn 09/10/1853; 11 children & those that lived were - Harriet Sarah (1854), Fanny Maria (1857), Frederick James (1860), Maria Louisa (1863), Charles George (1865), John William (1866), Agnes Emily (1868). Lived in Portsmouth from about 1871 or 1887. Hoping to trace his own brothers or sisters or his children. Caroline
Looking for relatives of Joseph Mitchel,Master,RN, & Elizabeth Rachel Charles.Married at Hoo St.Werburgh 1828. Three children...Henry Joseph,Charles Bullbrook & Elizabeth Agnes
red mail Hughes family
trying to trace ancestors of Herman Hughes born 1847 Chatham Kent Can anyone help especially interested who is parents were and where they came from?
red mail MacFarlane family
I am tracing the descendants of James Campbell MacFARLANE, who was born in 1843, Scotland, but lived and died (1907) in Chatham. He was married to Annie (Stewart), and they had a large family - at least 16 children. He was my great great grandfather - my great grandmother being Barbara (the third child), who married William John Holmes in 1885. These two had three children, Annie (my grandmother, Barbara(b.1888/9) and Beatrice Nellie (b.1890)Other surnames connected with this family are: Lowes, Rule, Lilley, Bray, Osborn, Smithers, Allen.. Thank you. Brian.
red mail Richard Thomas Stubbles
I can't find any mention of this guy's birth or family except that he came from Chatham and his father was a butcher named William. It's just a dead end. Any ideas?
red mail Joseph Charles Read
He is my GGG Grandfather 1825 he married Mary Ann ??? (1826) when they married they moved down to Chatham in Kent he was a baker Journey man in 1871 they lived High Street Jeyes Court,26 Caroline Street Chatham 1881,24 Richmond Road Gillingham 1891 he was then a wood lawyer. Their children were Olivea louise (1853) Martha Jane (GG Grandmother) (1858) Mary (1860) William Thomas (1863) Joseph Benjimin (1866) If this matches any ones family please contact me or if you know the maiden name of Mary Ann
red mail George Edward Rose Martha Read
My GG Grandfather George E Rose (1839) on 1881 census birth place Malta. My GGG Grandfather also George Edward Rose (1800c) found on my GG Grandfathers wedding cert was a Mill Wright his address 7 Bride? Place luton Road I can't find my GGG Grandfather on any census but he was alive in 1874 when my GG Grandfather got married but perhaps he was out in Malta and came back for wedding? My GG Grandfather(1839) got married to Martha Jane Read(1858)married 1/2/1874.This was his 2nd marriage as on cert he was a widower.They lived 6 Hard Town Gillingham 1881 5 Britten Farm Gillingham He was a Blacksmith 1881 and a Skilled labourer 1891 and Martha was a charwomen in 1901 they lived 21 Britten Sreet Gillingham he was a caretaker and Martha a Charwomen their children were Emily Martha (G grandmother) (1875) Eleanor (1877) Frances (1878) Edith (1882) George (1883) if this matches or you know any thing about my GGG grandfather George Edward Rose Please contact me.
red mail Morley family 1860 Chatham Kent
Help....looking for info on Herbert E Morley father Edward Mother Miriam..brothers George , John, James, Sisters Florence & Clara 1860-1900 Chatham Kent England Fort Pitt St...Herbert served in the royal NAvy approx..1894 or so....
red mail Trying to find descendants
George Thompson married Elizabeth Anne Harrison lived in Chatham. Children: Len (Lenny),Elizabeth b1901,Bill b1899, & Ada. Elizabeth married Hubert Sims, two children Rodney & Brenda. Bill married Violet & Ada had a son by a Mr Wilsher called Harry.Bill lost a leg in the Royal Navy, lived in Strood nr Rochester.Lenny was in Merchant Navy (Helmsman)left Navy went to New Zealand as a Lumber Jack & then to Australia as manager of a lumber camp. Ada disfigured in a fire always wore fur stole around her kneck to cover the scars. Please contact me if you recognise this family.
red mail BOYDEN Family
Looking for ancestors of Henry Joseph BOYDEN born c1851 Chatham, died 1901 Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Parents listed as Joseph Henry and Jane (WELLS)
red mail Tracing ancestors
George James Hider b 1852 (to Charles & Sarah) last known 1861 cencus - Chatham (aged 8). Emma Charlotte Hider b 1878 (to Edwin C & Ellen) last known 1906 - Chatham (main beneficiary of fathers -a Butcher -will). Rumoured to have emigrated? No UK records of death or marraige that I have found to date.
my father was born in Chatham albert edward Dade would like to her from any one with any knowledge of the name
red mail davison west
trying to trace the family line of lillian r davison sister of john alfred west. lived in 92 rochester street chatham think she had a son called joe.
red mail slipper potts
i am trying to trace the history of maryann sophia slipper from chalk pit lane chatham. Her mother was maryann potts. father was abraham slipper.Mary ann was born 19th march 1865 married 1888 sept 17th to john alfred west. at bethnal green 1st december 1929
red mail Tassell
I would like any information about Emma Margaret TASSELL born about 1849 in Luton, Chatham. Her father was possibly a Lawyer/soliciter? in Strood? She married a William Joseph Ashdown.
red mail KNOWLDEN
I am looking for descendents of James Knowlden and Ida (nee Cavender) married 1929. Ida was my mothers stepsister, and I would love find out more about her. Have large family tree to share with proven relatives.
William Walker Chatham
William Walker was born approx 1816 in Chatham Kent.
red mail arnold
Names: arnold
red mail Thomas KAIN b.1817. Chatham
Thomas (a shoemaker) married 1838 in London and raised a large family in London. Seeking to confirm Thomas' parentage and to exchange info. with anyone else researching KAIN in the area.
red mail Driver family Chatham/Gillingham/Brompton
Family search for Sampson Driver and Jane Edwards,c1780 -c1900.Especially grandson Richard G Driver and Mary had children Maud and George , c1900. Other family members -Job, Lavinia, Esau and Harriet, Samuel, Reuben Emiline and Amelia.
red mail Bapt. Hiram Flint, c1815, Chatham
Seeking advice or lookup on Chatham church baptism records for 1815/6. Looking for Hiram Flint, son of Mark Flint - a miner. Many thanks, Ann - Oldham.
red mail Wilson family dead end
I am trying to find information on my great grandmother Rachel Ann Wilson. According to census data she was born in Chatham in about 1867. She was the daughter of Ralph Wilson (born in Sunderland). Rachel later married George Nelson and following hisdeath married Arthur Conquer. I have found her marriage certificate to George Nelson but cannot find certificates for her or her siblings births or a marriage certificate for her mother Sarah Ann (b.abt. 1840) to Ralph Wilson. I think Sarah's maiden name might have been Harvey and she was also born in Chatham. Any help would be appreictaed.
red mail Phillips family
Looking for info on James Phillips who was a printer in Chatham in the mid 1800s. He was originally from Wales and his daughter Mary Ann (born Carmarthen) married John Jackson of Peasemore Berkshire who was stationed in Chatham with the Royal Marines.
red mail Ancestors
I am looking for information on my relatives in Chatham they are Tom O'Hara and his children Tom,Jack,Rose and Mary. Tom was my uncle and I would like to know a little about him. My parents brought us to Australia when I was five. I never knew any ofmy uncles or cousins and would like to. Tom and his fatherPatrick,brother Henry and brother-in-law Charles Jordan all worked at the Chatham Dockyards.Thank you. Mary
red mail Fletcher, Webb.Durrant.Hone
Looking for info on Fletcher.Webb,Durrant,Hone,Pearce, and many more, Chatham and surrounding area's
red mail CUTLIP Family (Early 1900's) Chatham area
Looking for a CUTLIP Family early 1900's thought to be living in the Chatham area. Frederick CUTLIP married Winifred ? Children. Lawrence Cutlip died in early 20's - Lorna & Graham CUTLIP (Twins) Have no other info. Can anyone please help.
I am looking for the birth date of a John Morris around 1776 in Chatham son of Richard and Elizabeth Morris who was a Shipwright. Any info on siblings would be appreciated too.
red mail Hards Town, Chatham/Gillingham Grandfather, Richard Hards, had the original Hards Town Chatham, Kent (Gillingham at that time) built c 1803).About 1825 lived in Cage Lane Married 1st Sarah Hopkins 2nd Mary Walter. Moved to London by 1837. Cannot find Richard's birth or death. Last child born 1831. Any information on Hards/Hardes welcome
red mail Deackes Kingston
Elizabeth Deackes married John Kingston on 1 January 1834 in Chatham. Any information of either family would be appreciated.
red mail Pearce
Looking for Arthur & Rosannah Pearce. Lived at 100 Skinner Street according to Family search in 1881. Born approx 1853 in Chatham. Any info would be very much appreciated. thanks
red mail Thompson and Blagden/Blagdan
Anyone know anything about a marriage in 1813 in Chatham between Celia Thompson and William Blagden or Blagdan? I am trying to confirm whether these were my ggg-grandparents - and parents of John George Blagden, born 1826 in Islington. My William Blagden was a sailor.
red mail Luton Road, Chatham In 1960
I have traced a member of my husband's family, Agnes Lensh to Chatham where she lived in 1960 with her sister Winifred Lensh and husband, Frederick Shellcott. Can anyone help me with the Shellcott's from there?
red mail Todd/manouvrier
My G.Grandfather Henry Manouvrier married Sarah Todd in 1893. Her parents were Thomas & Sarah (nee Taylor). This is as far as I can get, any information would be great.
red mail Woodger
Interested in any Woodger & variant in Kent generally. Would like to find birthplace of John Woodger sexton of S.Mary, Chatham in 1700s. Haveknowledge of the dockyard family his descendants. John
red mail Bear
John Moore Bear married Mary Edith Johnson in 1800's, they had a child Mary Ann in 1900, Castle Rd Chatham. John came from Chatham, Mary Edith ? anyone help please....
red mail Blackiston
i am seeking information on a Thomas Bradley Blackiston who was a surgeon around 1800 in Chatham
red mail Head
info wanted on the head name from 1700 to 1900
red mail Allen
From Bishops Transcripts Chatham,1735-1812; many names of ALLEN were followed with likely connections of a Robert marrying Sarah TANNER August 06 1766; daughter of John and Mary HUBBARD. Known connections John ALLEN born May 06 1770 wife Rose ?. children Miria August 02 1794,Jane abt 1796,George May 12 1800, Joseph and Samuel April 24 1802. Joseph married Mary Ann CHARLEY January 01 1823; while Samuel married Mary Ann WICKHAM July 20 1829. Samuel and Mary Ann raised a large family in Sheerness Kent and I have followed their progress from all census years. Except they were not discovered in the 1881 census and 1891 saw Mary Ann a widow with a daughter Emma Wheeler and her big family. Never located Samuel's death records either.

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