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Thomas Pearce Bevan
Thomas is my gggrandfather. He was born in 1810. He was a surgeon who lived in Rochester although the family came from Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. Thomas had some involvement with Rochester Cathedral. I believe some of his writing about the Cathedral was published. I would be grateful for any information.
red mail Bathurst, Richard from Rochester, Kent
I am looking for the birth of Richard around 1761, presumably in Kent somewhere. He married Ann Bradly at St Nicholas's Church, Rochester in 1787. The witnesses were William and Martha Cockram. He went on to have children Mary ( b1787) and John (b 1788). I don't think there is any connection to the Rev Richard who lived in Rochester in the late 1700's a ( of Horton Kirby Bathursts) Many thanks
red mail Emery
Hilda Amy Emery. Married Ernest George Woodcock. Originally from London? Father or uncle run a hotel there? Lived in Middlestoke near Rochester Kent.
red mail Jaques family
The family are of Huguenot origin and had relatives in Yorkshire. Descendants moved to Australia, including Henry Jaques, son of Ann and George Jaques, born around 1819, who became chief accountant of Anthony Hordern Store Sydney and Inspector of Southern School District NSW. Seeking French connection and background in England and France
red mail Pritchard
Searching for a John Pritchard who married Ann Woodgar 1784 in St Nicholas Church Rochester
red mail Hudson family
William HUDSON: b Rochester abt 1804. Married Elizabeth Turner, b West Wycombe, abt 1802. Children: Catherine, George Henry, Mary Ann, Caroline, Arthur and Susannah. D. 1876, Henley. On both the 1851 & 1861 census he was the butler (yes, Mr Hudson...) at Park Place, Remenham. Not yet found on 1841 census. Elizabeths death not yet found.
Bower Marsh
Bower Marsh was a solicitor in Rochester who died in 1865. He had four known children, all born in Rochester, namely Alban Bower Marsh (1861 - 1934), Ethel Bower Marsh (born 1862), Laura Bower Marsh (born 1864) and Bower Marsh (1866 - 1935 - a geneaologist himself!). I would love to trace descendants or relations of any of the above.
red mail Twitchett
Nelson Twitchett born 1892 Strood nr. Rochester Kent. He shows in 1901 at home with parents but then disappears completely. Has any one out there any information or leads?
red mail Medcalf
Looking for details on Edwin Medcalf, known as Charles. b.1843. Decorator in Rochester and Medway towns. Lived in 94 Rochester Ave, Rochester in 1901. Does anyone know where one can find trade direcories online?
Trying to find father / mother of Lily Charlotte STOKES who married Alred TAYLOR Oct 1906. Address at the time Miles Place Rochester. 1911 census places Lily and Alfred at Miles Place Rochester. Father's name given on marriage certificate was George Stokes (deceased). Lily Charlotte was born 1885 Medway (BMD). I cant seem to find any relevant census reports on her nor on her father or when her father died.
red mail Thomas George Hoare married Sophia Hoare (nee Hampshire)
I have hit a brick wall with the father of the above (Thomas George). On the parish marriage register it is stated that the father of above is a William Samuel Hoare. Marriage took place in Lambeth on July 7th 1907. The groom (Thomas) was 30 at the time. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to why I cant find anything on a census or a birth record to tie Thomas George to William Samuel. Thomas and Sophie are recorded on 1911 census as living in Rochester which is where most of my side of the family now reside. Any help appreciated.
red mail Elvee of Rochester
Trying to find relatives of Ann Elvee who married Isaac Dixon in 1803 at St Nicholas Church, Rochester. Ann's parents were Robert Elvee and Jane Cook.
red mail William Nicholas Tucker
Seeking information about Wiliam Tucker, ship's Master of the 'Lady Raffles' in the East India Company, Born 13 May 1801 in Rochester Kent and died in London Harewood Square 12th Sept 1853.
red mail Looking for Page Family ancestor information
Hello -- I am looking for information regarding George Page who migrated to America in the early 1600's -- perhaps around 1630. He was born in around 1610 - 1620 I presume. Any information about the Page family in Rochester, Kent would be most appreciated. thank you - Julie
red mail Pluckwell from St Nicholas Rochester
I am looking for info regarding the Pluckwell family in the area of St Nicholas Rochester 1700-1800. I know that they moved from the area to North London late 1800's - any info would be great. Thanks
red mail Charles Suitters b1858
I would be grateful for any details on the origins of Charles Suitters, born in Rochester. I can find no information before or after the 1901 census, which shows he married Emily, born 1862 London and had 5 children born in London and then a further 3 children born in St Albans, Herts. His occupation is listed as "Trying Up (Planing) Machinist.
red mail Dillnutt
I'm searching for information on James Dillnutt b.1788 Sheerness who married (1) Mary Goodall in Hoo St Werburgh and (2)Sophia Bone in Rochester. He worked as a tailor in Rochester from c.1810 and his children were baptised at St. Margaret's & St Nicholas, Rochester. I would be very interested in information on his parents(names unknown) or siblings(names unknown) or any Dillnutts in Rochester/Sheerness prior to 1800.
red mail Sir Thomas Palmer
Can anyone tell me a little more concerning Sir Thomas Palmer who was MP to Rochester in the 18th century,There is a fine portrait of him in the guildhall museum at rochester...donated by himself no less...also i believe he was the mayor for a while.My own research has led me to believe he was derived from the Palmer family from Wingham whos ancestors are both interesting and ancient...
red mail Bone , Irvine
Trying to trace family members to build family tree. Andrew Irvine d.o.b.1877 born in Shetland (father was Charles Irvine, farmer) married Elizabeth Eleanor Bone d.o.b 1877 at St. Margarets Church, Rochester, Kent 22/12/1900 her mother wss Emily, her father was Joseph Bone d.o.b 1855, Joseph's sister was Fanny Bone died 1/2/1927 aged 79. All seem to have connections with St. Margarets Church and were buried there or nearby. Other Bone relatives seem to be siblings of Elizabeth who are Edie, Violet, Lou, Lillian (died age 8) and Joseph. Lived in Chatham, Kent area but many were moved away and lost touch because of bombings during war.
red mail Saunders/ Robertson
Please help. Looking up Fanny Robertson who married Richard Saunders November 25th 1816 S Margaret's Rochester. Minister officiating was Revd J* Jones; witnesses were Sarah Bonnar/Bonner and James Smith. Interest is because Richard and Fanny are likely candidates for ancestors of mine. Thanks in advance. Richard.
red mail Hospital Records 1915
My Grandmother was in St Bart`s Hospital in 1915, and I wonder whether anyone has the address I can write to about her admission there?
red mail Looking for Ancestors of Austin Family
Looking for ancestors of William Austin wife Sarah Jane nee Ingram. living in Rochester 1895. Parents may be Alfred Austin and Amelia Ann Nee Pentecost.
red mail 40 High Street, Rochester
My paternal grandfather, Charles George Smith, was born at 40 High Street, Rochester in 1881. This is now the Nat West Bank but we think it may have been a public house at one time. Does anyone know any details about this building? My grandfather's birth certificate shows his father as Charles Smith and his mother as Elizabeth Smith formerly Knight and the 1881 census shows Charles as a boiler maker and beer retailer and also shows some lodgers, a father and son both called William Baldwin and born in Rochester and a William Currie born in Ireland.
red mail William George Walker
I am looking for information on William George Walker who married Rebecca Elizabeth Ann Allard 25 Dec 1900 at St Margaret Rochester Kent. In the 1901 census they were living at Sidney Street St Margaret Rochester. I am trying to trace any descendants who can assist in filling in the blanks of Rebecca's history, her mother and brother etc. Rebecca was born to Charles Allard and Rebecca Elizabeth Connelly at Chatham Kent, but her father left for Australia and after the birth of Rebecca's brother James Charles William Allard any trace of her mother or brother ceases. Rebecca was in the 1891 census as living with her aunt and uncle at Chatham Kent. Did Rebecca and William have children? Are their descendants still in Rochester? What happened to Rebecca's mother and her brother Charles? Did they die? Any information will be appreciated.
red mail Kate Hendry
Seeking information on Kate Hendry b. 1840 in Rochester.
red mail Short Brothers
Searching for information regarding Short Brothers, Aircraft Makers in Rochester, about 1910-20, particularly Harry Smith who was a Pattern Maker, specializing in the manufacture of laminated propellers for Shorts. Any information would be appreciated.
red mail Beadle
Searching for any information on Beadles originally connected with boat building in the Medway towns.
red mail Cheeseman
Looking for information about Carol Cheeseman whos parents lived in Maidstone Road, Rochester until they passed away. Carol married Phil ? and had two children (i think). She used to work in Chatham in the early 80's. Have lost contact with her
Pulver surname
I would be interested in any information about the Pulver family. There were Pulvers in the 1400s in and about Rochester I think they would be part of my family but I would like more information
red mail Willam Higham
Willaim Higham was born in 1838 in Lewes Sussex. On 27/10/1864 he married Fanny Elizabeth Blake in Strood, nr, Rochester. By 1881 they had 9 children. William was a Barge Builder and they lived in a private house on Victoria Street, Rochester. Would love any information on William's barge building business and his wife's family etc. William employed 11 men and 7 boys. Thanks for any help given.
red mail Hopper family.
Looking for any living relatives of John Hopper who married Gertrude Williams 11 JUNE 1921
Looking for any Newnhams in and around Rochester, Kent circa 1790's up to present day. Any information on Newnhams in the Medway towns gratefully received!
Looking for any info on Tomlinson Family. Father John William, mother Sarah Beatrice - children Susan, John, Beatrice, Edith and Frances. The family is together in the 1901 census. After that time the children were sent to live in a Children's home, possibly St. Margaret's. Looking for information on what happened to the parents and looking for any records on the placement of the children. Thanks for any help offered. Patty
Elizabeth Weller
Elizabeth married Richard Williams at/in St. Nicholas, Rochester on 3 March 1840, I would love to be able to create a family tree around these two but information is very hard to find. I would appreciate any links etc. to point me in the right direction to achieve my aim.
red mail searching for Allard
Searching for information on Charles Allard and Leanea Ann Wakefield who married on 4 Nov 1818 at Saint Margaret Rochester kent. Need information on their parents and any children they had from their marriage. Our ancestor Charles who was our GG Grandfather had the name Charles james Wakefield Allard, and he was born in Kent abt 1861 and died in Australia in 1945, and I am trying to find his parents and grandparents, and the name Wakefield came up with Charles Allard in 1828, so an curious to see if they are related. Any help would be appreciated as am at my wits end as to where to look.
red mail Bromley Steele
I have a lot of info on the history of lady Bromley to George Steele, in Australia including photos and other info. I wasn't aware that they went to South Africia. Would be happy to share the info if contacted. Adrian Australia.
red mail Samuel Nye
My great great grandfather was born in 1841 was married to Sarah Jane, if anyone knows anything about this family i would be grateful for any information,as i can't find him or his family in the 1851 census. Thank you
red mail Landers and Newnham
My family tree includes the Landers and Newnham families who lived in the Rochester area in the 19th and 20th centuries. Contacts with others researching these families would be welcome.
red mail Francis Patten
I am researching Francis Patten who died in 1829 and lived at St. Margaret's Bank, Rochester. He was apparently a member of the Mason's Company, carried on business as a builder and monumental mason and, in later years became an alderman and Mayor of the City of Rochester. Any information about him or family would be useful. I am particularly interested in his daughter Mary Emma Patten, who I believe emigrated to Australia before 1838
red mail Bateman, Rowland, Du Bois
Mid 1800's
Mayor of Rochester
Joseph Leech is believed to have been Mayor of Rochester probably in the first half of the 20th Century. His wife was called Tine, although I'm not sure if this was her real name. I would like to know her maiden name and would value any further information about her and her family.
red mail Looking for anything on Levy Family
Hannah Levy born 1810 Rochester looking for her parents also, Issac Levy and Sarah Hyams, for family tree.
red mail Bromley - to Australia
My Family tree in Australia goes back to Edward Ford Bromley who was a RN Surgeon going to Australia in the early 1800's. He was chistened in Rocherter, Kent in 1776, I am looking for more info on him or his family history. Adrian, Brisbane Australia.
red mail Church
George Church born Rochester c 1798 married Elizabeth, children.....Martha b c 1819, Sarah Ann b c 1820 maried James Spivey, Mary b c 1825 married Francis Spivey, Elizabeth b c 1826 had son George Church born c 1847,Emma b c 1831 married Reginald Fane, Henry Frederick married Kate Spivey. All born in Rochester. May have had other children. In 1851 George age 52 is living in Poplar, Middlesex with Daughters Sarah and Elizabeth. Any information please. Thanks.
red mail william tucker
I am looking for information about William tucker born at Rochester on 13th May1801. He was a sea captain and married caroline edwards at St.Mary's Islington on 27th Dec.1827, He died on 12th September 1853 at 22 Harewood Square, London and buried in Norwood Cemetery.
red mail Bone
Rochester area 1840~1900
My ancestor there is Eliza Gittens PETTET b 1816 Rochester bp1817/1818 St.Margarets, Rochester, Kent - 25/26.1.1849 Portsmouth). She m 24.2.1836 St. Mary's, Chatham, Kent sp-Henry DEACON (10.1.1796 Portsmouth - 9.8.1856 Camberwell, Surrey now London SE5) a banker & brewer.
red mail Cullen
William born 1837 A son Henry born 1881 his son William born 1916 myself William born 1954 in Rochester Kent. Can anyone confirm details?
red mail Hassall - Ash
I am trying to trace any relatives of Sophia Hassall born in 1872 whose first child was a Harriett Alice Ash born 1900 she was a widow when this child was born. She had brothers and sisters by the names of Samuel, Annie and later married a Patrick Hogan and had a daughter Ivy Hogan then married Henry John Holdsworth and had three children Caroline Florence Thomas Ernest and Henry John if anybody knows of any of these relatives let me know
Butlers & Strannacks of Rochester, Kent
William Butler married Susannah Strannack in 1749. Is anything further known about their respective parentage and further ancestry?
red mail Humphreys, William
Any information on William Humphreys. May be from Rochester but not certain. Spelling also variable , could be Humphries. Born in or around 1846.
red mail ASH
I am seeking the relatives of Albert Ernest Ash who died in 17 April 1928 at Rochester Kent England. One of his daughters was named Sybil, he had at least 2 other daughters. His father was Thomas Ash who operated a book business at the High street Gillingham from 1884 in the name of Thomas Ash and Sons. I believe that Thomas Ash was born in Buckinghamshire, married in London and then moved to Gillingham. In 1927 Albert Ernest Ash resided at the Deanery Rochester Kent. The Bookseller business was still operating up until 1927 and maybe later. He was married to Nellie Ash nee Hopkins in 31 January 1900 at Milton, Kent
red mail Mackey girl twins
Searching for twin girls born around 1940 of Anthony and Mary Mackey(Mackay).Sometimes the spelling was changed) Believe their names are Margaret and Mary or Rosemary.Their father was killed in a road accident around 1942 on his way to work at Short's Aircraft factory where he worked in the office.I am their cousin whose mother was their fathers sister.He was born in Yorkshire and served in the army over in India around 1914?I have two photos of them ,one taken on 25th October 1940 where they look to be around 6 months, the other taken on 10th July 1941.These photos were taken at Jerome's
Bassett Family
I am looking for any relatives of Alfred Bassett who was born in 1809 in the parish of Saint Mary Magdalenem Woolwich in the county of Kent, his parents were John and Mary Bassett, he then married Mary Ann Thompson at Saint Nicholas,Deptford in 1834.he had a son Alfred and daughters, Mary Ann, Ellen Margaret and Virginia. Any information on this family would be gladly received.
red mail Fletcher
Looking for info on Thomas and Amy Fletcher,late 1700s,Rochester I think, They had a son David Fletcher b 1813 married Mary Ann Billings, they had a son David Fletcher b 1832 Rochester married Ann Peacock. They had a son David Charles Fletcher my Grandfather he married Amelia Payne / Moon see entries for Greenwich and Deptford
red mail Glover
red mail Watts's Almshouse
From - The New and Complete British Traveller 1784 p 020 Rochester Although not a large city, yet is extremely populous, owing to its situation on the road to Dover, and its affinity with Chatham. There is an almshouse, where six poor travellers are allowed to lodge, and in the morning they receive four-pence. This place is greatly improved, and many of the poor inhabitants, who have no visible livleihood, are set to work in it, and during thesummer it is generally full of lodgers. It was founded by one Richard Watts, whose will expresses, that no person afflicted with any contagious distemper shall be admitted into it, nor any rogues, vagabonds, or proctors. We believe it but seldom that proctors come to alms-houses, the follies and vices of mankind for the most part procuring them a considerable fortune; but Mr Watts had good reasons for excluding any of that fraternity from his charity; for having employed one of them to make his will, whilst he lay sick, the villain devised the whole to himself, but his roguery was discovered and detected by the recovery of the patient.
red mail Gent
Any info please on Edgar Charles GENT, who died in St Bartholomews Hospital, Rochester, in 1936. He lived in Holcombe Rd, Rochester (Chatham)
red mail Looking For Any Drew Family
Ellen Drew (nee Shrubsole) wife of Henry Charles Drew
red mail All Chaney / Cheney's
Looking for desc of Chaney's whom lived in the Rochester area of St Margarets and St Nicholas Parish from 1624 onwards

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