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County town: Maidstone
Other major towns: Canterbury, Bexley, Chislehurst, Sidcup, Orpington
Origins of Name: Land of the Cantii, Brittonic
Population 1801: 258,973
Population 1961:1,701, 85...
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red mail Jeffery, William
I am interested in finding info about my great-great grandfather and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Compton. Both were born in 1836. My great-grandfather George, married to Annie L. Long, was their son. I am uncertain when William and Elizabeth immigrated to Ontario, Canada but rest in Bond Head, Ontario, Canada. I don't know where in England they came from. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Kent to Sydney
Any one researching the Hampton family of Kent,in particular Edward Hampton,born abt.1867,Occupation Bootmaker.Emmigrated to Sydney prior to 1891?Love to find out more info.
Wilmshurst, Benjamin George
Benjamin George Wilmshurst born 1865 son of John and Sarah Ann Fermor married E Medhurst? and had children Emily Hannah 1890 and Walter Herbert. Seeking Benjamin George and family, any information welcome. Thanks
Cheeseman, Esther and John Wilmshurst
Esther Stephens 1845-1925, daughter of James Stephens, married John Cheeseman had children Mercy 1867, William 1869 and Herbert 1870. In 1881 Cheeseman children were at Walderslade Farm, Kent with Esther and 2nd husband John Wilmshurst. Have no record of them after this date. Do any of the above appear in your tree? Would welcome any information. Thanks
Sales, Mary Ann Elizabeth and Walter Wimshurst
Mary Ann Elizabeth Sales born 1900, daughter of Edward Sales married Walter Herbert Wilmshurst, a Stockman of Horsted Farm in 1921 in Chatham, Kent. Would welcome any information on the above. Thanks
Auger, Stanley and Emily Wilmshurst
Emily Hannah Wilmshurst born 1890, daughter of Benjamin George Wilmshurst, married Stanley AUGER in 1913 in St Johns Church, Kent. Stanley Auger born 1880?, was a Farmer of Luton Road, Chatham, son of George Jarrett Auger. Would welcome any information on the above. Thanks
Brooks, Charles Joseph Disraeli and Lucy Wilmshurst
Lucy Augusta Wilmshurst born 1884 married Charles Joseph Disraeli Brooks in 1911 at Christchurch, Luton, Kent. Charles Brooks was a Police Constable of Milton Regis, Sittingbourne. Would appreciate any information on the above. Thanks
John William Wilmshurst born 1860 married Hannah Prior had children John William 1879-1891, Ethel Hannah 1880, Frederick George 1881-1945, Georgina 1883, Ernest 1884, Bertie 1885-1965 and Henry 1887. Do any of the above appear in your tree? Would welcome any interst. Thanks
Farmer and Wilmshurst
Mary Ann wilmshurst born 1863 married Samuel FARMER in 1881. Had children Mabel Harriet, Daisy Laura, William Henry, Stanley and Harold. Welcome any information on the above. Thanks
Parslow, Wilmshurst
Harriet Wilmshurst born 1870, daughter of John and Sarah, married Alfred PARSLOW in 1887 in Luton, Chatham Kent. Had children May 1890, Hilda 1891, Dora 1893, George 1895 and Alfred 1899. Are any of the above in your tree? Thanks
Wilmshurst, Oates
John William Wilmshurst married 2nd wife Sarah Woodley had children Albert 1890, Walter 1891-1893, Elizabeth Doris 1893, Nellie (Helen?)1898 and William 1900. Albert married Winifred G Oates in 1923 in Chatham. Would welcome information especially spouses on any of the above as unable to proceed.
red mail Edward Streatfield born c.1781
I am looking for information relating to the baptism and parentage of Edward Streatfield born c.1781, possibly somewhere within the vicinity of Teynham but almost certainly in Kent. He married Elizabeth Ann Knott at Lenham in 1803 and died at Bapchild in 1848.
red mail Stroud Friday as middle name
I too have a line of Stroud ancestors with Friday as their middle name. Must be a connection somewhere. All in Kent so far.
Would any one have a copy of the above 23 july 1861? or where I could find one ? It has a site of valour mentioning my g g grandfather.He was from ERITH. Thanking you.
red mail Boorman
Looking for infomation on Elizabeth Boorman who married George Ratcliffe in Queensland Australia in 1898. Her father was Charles Edward Boorman a carpenter and her mother was Catherine Gallchauk ( i wonder if this is the correct spelling ) . Elizabeth was said to have been born in Newcross Kent. thanks
red mail Tabrett
Looking for information on James Tabrett b. 1786 in Kent. He married Mary (surname unknown).Their son, John, was born in 1811 in Kent. I have no other information about either of them, so anything would be helpful.
Richard Curd
Hello, does anyone have any information on richard curd born 1787 shipped to australia in 1830 from kent on the lord melville (we think his wife went with him.)we look forward to hearing from you. regards kerry & judy
red mail Turley
Hi, I am writing from New Zealand. I am looking for information on my ggg grandfather Thomas Turley. He had 2 children, Richard, born about 1803 in Maidstone, Kent and Thomas born about 1808 in East Farleigh, Kent. If anyone could add anything, it would be most appreciated. Thanks, Carolyn.
red mail Nunn/Phillips Connections - Kent
I am looking for anyone who has connections with the following name - Arthur John or John Arthur NUNN. John was reputedly born in either London, Kent or Essex c1875 and he served the 6th Dragoon Guards, apparently married Amy PHILLIPS, born Birmingham 1876 to John PHILLIPS and Eliza (PITCHFORD). I have been unable to find the marriage details anywhere. He may have died before 1915 or been declared deceased as he deserted Amy, leaving her with 2 small children. Children of marriage were: Alice Maud b1896 d1973 (my grandmother) and Arthur John b1899 d1931 (suicide). I have been to the TNA, FHC and local studies section at the Birmingham Central Library but haven't had any luck so far. Any information would be welcome and I would offer help if it's required for the Birmingham area.
red mail seeking Hayman, Burgess relatives
Seeking information on Kate Elizabeth Hayman, last known in Maidstone, Kent, in 1960's. Related to Burgess family in America.
Looking for information on the ODDBOY later ODD family who lived here in the 1700s and 1800s. Founder was John ODDBOY found in a haystack in Limpsfield Surrey and moved to Westerham as an adult. Married and was fairly prolific , his descendants more so. Some descendants dropped the boy from their surname. Be good to hear from anyone with connections or information to help fill in any gaps. Lin
George and Elizabeth HONE,possibly married St.Werburgh, Hoo, Kent, early 1800. Lived in Woolwich, Kent.
One of my family lines STROUD has lots of males with the middle name FRIDAY suggesting that perhaps Friday was a maiden name for somone marrying into the Stroud family. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
red mail kennett/kinnett
Searching for any information ref Kennett's Daries Appsmoor & Wheatsheaf farms, Stockbury.
red mail Perkins
I am looking for Cyril and Leonard Perkins. In the early 1940s they were fostered by my greataunt and greatuncle King who lived on Fordham heath near Colchester Essex. When my gt aunt died I think Leonard went back to Dr Barnados and was being taught shoemaking. Cyril stayed in Colchester and finished his schooling at the Grammar School. I know he joined the Air Force later. His father used to visit both boys regularly and I think he lived in Kent.My mother who is 87 now would like to know how both boys got on in their lives.
red mail Howe
My grandmother, Florence Elizabeth Howe, born 1898 - 99, to Charles Nestor Howe and Fanny Marlow Howe.
red mail William HARNDEN & Elizabeth ADAMS
Looking for any information on Richard Harnden b. 1615 d. Oct 1657 m. Abt 1630 to Elizabeth Adams b. Abt 1607, believe in Kent, ENGLAND.
red mail Looking for Joseph Bird/Edith Challen
Joseph Bird of Kent married Edith Challen of Brighton Sussex and they spent their married life in Dublin Ireland. Looking for his Kent bloodlines. Thanks
red mail BAX
Hi, I am looking for any information or connections to my BAX Line. John Henry Bax married Matilda Jane white in 1888 NSW, Australia John’s Parents are William Bax and Sabina Dillon, m,1843 Melb. She is also known as Mary. I am unable to find any information on the arrival of William or his birth, believed to be from Kent. ABT 1813 William and Sabina’s children are Elizabeth, Thomas, Mary Ann, William, James, Agnes, Sabina, Charlotte Matilda, William Frederick, and John Henry. John Henry Bax and Matilda Jane White’s children are William Henry, Alfred James, Ellis Amos, John Bertram, and Ruby Bax Any Help with the Birth or the arrival of William Bax or any other input would be very much appreciated……Thanks Donna
red mail Leslie Francise Snelling
Looking for info on leslie francis snelling, born january 1909. Later became known by the suname pettman.
red mail williams/dicker
red mail Godfrey
I am looking for relatives and info on ancestory, my Grandmother was born in 1877, Newmans Road, Perry Street, Northfleet, County of Kent. Her parents, my ggrandparents, Fanny Godfrey, formaly, Pullen, GGrandfather, Arthur Godfrey, his occupation, Cooper. Their address, in 1877: 28 Wellington Street, Gravesend. Siblings, Amy, Annie, Florence and Arthur Godfrey. My Mother, Stella Lilian Gordon, was born in Catford, England, She had two half brothers that she never met. I am sure that they are deceased, as is my Mother. My Grandfather, was William Charles Gordon, His father Evan Gordon, Mother Sophie, she was from Spain, do not know her maiden name. I would appreciate it if someone could start me off in my family background. My Grandfather also went by Lake as well as Gordon. My Grandparents, William and Lily Gordon moved to Canada, BC in 1920.
red mail Bignell
Any info on Bignell family. My father Frank James Bignell from Kent. Moved to NZ
red mail Wilson
Looking for my gggrandmother Ann Wilson born c1839 in Kent but town unknown. On her death certificate it has her father as George Wilson but no mother's name. She migrated to Australia in c1841.
red mail Pye or Pay
looking for decendents of Arthur Ernest Pay or Pye. born Wye Kent 1855 also Daniel Austin Pay/Pye also b 1855 Wye Kent
red mail Wallis . William Talbot
Wallis Wm Talbot b1828/30 Solicitor, son Wm Talbot and Eliz.married Mary Eliz.Berry.2 daughters, Maria Teresa Berry Wallis b1862 Chelsea;Eliz.Agnes Berry Wallis b 1864/5 Avon?.Wm and 2 girls sailed Agamemnon Gravesend Jan.arriving Aust.April 1871.Seek BDM Mary Eliz. Berry and any info Berry/Wallis families.GGSon Leonard
red mail rootes nee othen
i would be grateful for any information about my grandmother alice rootes nee othen her parents were called george and alice othen george was born in brentford middlesex and alice was born in marylebone middlesex. my grandmother had a brother called george and walter othen i know the othen originally came from hampshire. george snr father was called william othen married to amelia nee lillywhite both were born in hampshire about 1805.
red mail SELF
George Henry Self b circa 1861 and Mary Ann Wynn b circa 1857 married 1880.
red mail bernard moore
looking for any info on bernard moore (more) he was in the royal air command and he was from kent.
red mail Mary Ann Langridge
This is my GG Grandmother 1826 just found out after getting birth cert of her daughter I am going to send off for her marriage cert to Joseph Charles Read.On the censuses she was born at Chatham or Frindsbury? If she fits with your family I would love to know as I hate waiting for certs to come.
red mail Bright
I am looking for info on Jim or Agnes Bright. They married around early 1900's. Agnes attended Elkhorn Residential School in Manitoba and she had a twin sister, Chrissie. Jim & Agnes possibly had 2 children. Last known about Agnes was that she moved to kent, England with Jim. She used to write to her family in Manitoba. Agnes is of Ojibway descent. Agnes's maiden name was Olson.
Looking for Romany Gypsy's Abraham Herne & Lemonteina Draper, married in Kent in 1898. They had 5 children, Abraham,Solomon, mary, Edmund & Royal / Riley.
I am looking for descendants of Dr. Samuel William Carruthers(d.1932) . Married Emmily Haldeman (b.1864); children were William, Anna, Jean and Donna.
I am looking for anyone with information on the John (1825-1894) & Anna Haldeman family.
red mail Watler, Stephen
Searching for any information about descendants of Stephen Watler B 22 Feb 1703
I am seeking information on the following: Any BARTONS who settled in Ashford, Kent about 1866 on the death of their father, Barnaby (or Barney) BARTON, (c1819 Goodnestone, Nr Sandwich). He was a traveller, the son of Richard BARTON and his wife Mercy, (nee LEE). Barnaby married to Lucy WALLER in 1850 and they had a son Edward, (1858 Hythe), who married Maria NEWPORT GRANT, (1865 Ashford). Maria was the daughter of James NEWPORT, (1840 Hastingleigh), and Louisa GRANT, (1849 Kennington). James' father was John NEWPORT and Louisa's parents were Thomas and Mary GRANT.
red mail Terry, Thomas
Looking for info on Thomas Terry, born in Kent,England approx, 1607, and died July 1672 in Southold, Long Island, New York, USA Related to a Stephen Terry born approx., 1525, in Dorchester, South Warnborough, England
red mail Robert Morgan, Immigrant, Salem, Massachusetts
Searching for the origins of Robert Morgan, Immigrant to Salem, Massachusetts.Most sources have Robert the son of Thomas Morgan and Catherine Herbert, but The Limbus Patrum Morganiae Et Glamorganiae clearly has Thomas's son living in London as lat as1676, while Robert of Salem died 1672. Robert is first seen in Salem in 1636, as he was given an allotment of 20 acers. He married abt. 1633, Salem, Margaret Norman, daughter of Richard Norman & Margaret Afford, Immigrants Somersetshire, England, settled in Marblehead Massachusetts in abt 1629. Robert and Margaret settled in the part called Cape Ann, which later became Beverly, Massachusetts. In 1671 Robert gave his age of 70 yrs old during a deposition filed with the Essex County Court, Salem,Ma., putting his birth 1601. He died between 14 Oct, when he wrote his will and 10 Dec 1672, when an inventory of his estate was taken.
red mail Langridge, Orpington area Kent
I am looking for more family members of Robert Langridge (born approx 1841),Brasted, Kent, married: 26/02/1861 his wife's name was Catherine Susanna Borer. At this stage I have one child: Ann Elizabeth Langridge born' 17/07/1866 married: William Baker 3/07/1886, died: 19/08/1954.
Searching for any information re Blanche Eileen Mitchell, stated on marriage her father to be John Mitchell, Sgt major in the Cameron Highlanders. Have been unable to trace her birth under this name???
red mail Kent, Woolwich Kent
Looking for family members of Martha Jane EASTLEY born 1860, Kent,UK. Arrived in Adelaide South Australia in 1879, married John Murray COVENTRY in Adelaide in 1883. They had 10 children. Moved to Sydney NSW in 1906. Martha Jane's parents were Thomas and Martha Eastley, they died in Adelaide South Australia. Would appreciate contact from any Coventry/Eastley family.
red mail George Knight and Thomas Moulton Knight
I am trying to establish information regarding George KNIGHT and his father Thomas Moulton KNIGHT. I have little information to go on - George is shown in the 1881 census as age 42, a Widower, his birthplace was Kent (Parish Not Known). His occupation is shown as a Boilermaker and he was living at 21 Riverhall Street, Lambeth at the time of the census. I do have George's marriage certificate which shows he was married to Elizabeth WHITE on 10-Apr-1861 in West Hackney. George's father has an unusual middle name (Moulton) and his occupation was shown as an Engineer on George's Marriage Certificate. I have only come across this name once (IGI - shows christening of a Thomas Moulton Knight in Manchester on 14-Apr-1811) but am unable to make a firm connection. Has anyone come across these individuals in their researches in Kent ? I would really appreciate any clues / information.
scott, doble famliy
looking for anyone related to helen(or ellen) scott, nee doble , was married to charles claude and had two daughters, barbara (born 1935) and patricia.
red mail Barratt-Africa
Looking for Barratt family. My great grand father settled in Zambia, Africa then known as Norhtern Rhodesia. His name was Alfred John Barrat, he had a brother in Zambia too. He had a son named John Eclat Barratt (my grandfather) now deceased. I wouldlike to know my grandfathers family. They are believed to have settled in Kent.
red mail Wilton Family of Kent County
Having no luck finding information on great grandfather's family! Help!! He was Thomas Frederick Clarke WILTON, born June 1856 in Kent Co. Do not know parish or town. Parents listed on his marriage record (in Canada) were John Robert WILTON and Bessie CLARKE.
red mail Eller
Searching for any info of William Eller b. about 1859.Preston Lancs. On 1881 census as William Ellor, age 22, Wheeler in Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, Kent. Marriage cert.1886. as a Bombardier, Thorncliffe camp. Father William a wheelwright(deceased) wife Annie Agnes Godwin. 1901 census has 7 children, another one born in 1902.
red mail Farmer Family
St Peter's Kent I'm looking for anyone by the name Farmer at St Peter's, Margate or Broadstairs in Thanet, Kent,
I am looking for a Louisa Mount who married a Frederick Pilcher. They were living in Mount Pleasant Paddock Wood in 1905
red mail Harling
Looking for any info on my g-grandfather Archibald HARLING (b.29/3/1862 in Kent)and his family. He emigrated to Australia (New South Wales) before 1890 and married a Christina BRUCE (b.6/12/1862 in Liverpool)in NSW.
red mail Kirby, Henry or Harry
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Henry(Harry) Kirby, born in Eltham, Kent around 1880. His parents were Henry Kirby and Charlotte (i believe Puttick). Charlotte was also married to a Turrell either before or after her marriageto Henry Kirby. My great-grandfather, Henry(Harry) was married to Laura Grey, daughter of John Grey and Martha Gourley. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
MARTIN (Elizabeth)
Searching from ancestors of Elizabeth MARTIN born around 1840 - married Edward TUFF on 6th Feb. 1866 (aged 26) at St Mary Parish Church, Northgate - father named as Henry MARTIN. Any information gratefully received (my gggm)
Grumbridge surname
Looking for any data on Grumbridge families. I'm collecting all references I can find with a view to connecting them up. Interested to hear from anyone with a Grumbridge in their tree.
red mail langridge of kent
I am looking for information on John (b Hever 1853) and Sarah Langridge (b, Burham 1982)of Maidstone Kent. Children were Edith Kate ,Arthur John, Ernest albert, herbert w, amos A, jessie Luke, George f, and Frederic C. All born between 1879 and 1894.I am mainly interested in Sarah's maiden name and Johns Parents. Any other info will also ne helpful. thanks.
red mail drake eliza
looking for birth approx,1826 father spencer drake navy
Looking for any information on the Shrubsole family of Trottiscliffe, Stedman & REadyman espicially, also any other family names linked to these. Any help greatfully appreciated. I am Stedman Shrubsoles 5th G-grandson and now live in the village he did! Any help very welcome!
red mail George Holmes Richardson
I am looking for any information on George Holmes Richardson, Died in the Borough of Thanet in 1989.
red mail Elizabeth Ellen Christian
Looking for any info about Elizabeth Ellen Christian born c. 1890 and the Christian family. She married Frank William Critchley b. 1893 and had 2 children - Frank William b. 1920 & Jack MacDonald. They lived in Margate, but I am unsure where she was born or where the Christian family were from.
Clark Millar
I'm trying to trace Dorothy Louisa CLARK. She married Seth James CLARK in 1909 and died in 1929. Her parents were Edwin and Mary Jane MILLAR (nee Cousins). Her birth date seems to have been around 1881. Her father was a Sergeant Trumpeter in the Cornwall and Devon Miners Artillery and was based in Falmouth about that time. He was probably serving at Pendennis Castle.
red mail Orpin, thomas
Looking for decendents of Thomas Orpin,married to Alice Maud Tugwell
red mail Crane
Any info on Crane edith 1887c. had 4 sisters mother lived at higham at one time,father died when she was about 14yrs he was a charcoal burner.
red mail WEBB
Thomas Ian/Lane WEBB born c1858, last heard of in Kent in 1921. Seek contact with his descendants or address from a directory in 1921 and later. Can anyone help please?
Looking for Ancestors. Abraham West born 1831at Horton Kirby Kent married to Eliza born 1830 at Farnigham Kent. Searching for their parents.
Sear, Watler, Warman & Jacobs
Searching for descendants ofthe following people~ William Sear & Louisa Warman from Sandwich, Kent. William Warman & Louisa Newin from Sandwich, Kent. Henry William Watler & Laura Eugenie Jacobs from Kent. Henry George Sear & Violet Olive Watler from Kent. If any of these names ring a bell it would be great to make contact.
Hi I am looking for the descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (nee Young) Couzens from Margate, Kent. Born late 1700's. Also the names Archer, Bushell, Godsmark. Would be great to make contact with fellow searchers of this name.
red mail Finniss
I am looking for Charles Court Finniss born in 1805, possibly November 9th. I don't know exactly where in Kent he was born, or if he was even born in Kent but the Court Finniss name appears there. I'd like to know Charles Court Finniss' parents orhow he might tie into Court Finniss.
red mail Coe
William Coe b. 1741 m. Eleanor Lane 1777 had daughter Rebecca, Jasper, Thomas, Mary, John and George. Rebecca M. James Banks had son Arthur b. 1804, George b. 1802 and Robert b. 1806.
red mail Soapmaker
Searching for information on and or connections to a soapmaking family, surname Warren. At least 2 siblings of this surname were in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA by 1838. The burial of the older sibling reads: "First soapmaker from Canterbury England - 5th generation soapmaker". He was Isaac Warren, born about 1791.
red mail Potter
Looking for information on Hannah Potter and her two sons, William and John, who left England for the U.S. on the Abigail in 1635. They settled in New Haven, Connecticut.

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