and Caroline BARROW (1836-?)
Caroline Barrow married in the third quarter of 1855 in the Cranbrook
registration district. (They were not my direct ancestors, but I do
have Boorman ancestors and possibly distant Barrow ancestors.)
baptised on 10 August 1834 in Speldhurst, Kent. He was the son of John Boorman
(1799-1855) and Jane Rumens (1803-?). James died aged 39 years
and his death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1873 in the Cranbrook
Caroline Barrow was baptised on 16 October 1836 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
She was the daughter of Richard Barrow and Emma Slade, who
had married on 26 December 1834 in Ticehurst.
When the 1871 census was recorded the family were living in a cottage on
Bewlbridge Farm in Lamberhurst and James was a 37 year old agricultural
Caroline next married
Hezekiah Baker in the first quarter of 1878 in the Cranbrook
Hezekiah Baker was baptised on 28 October 1838 in Herstmonceux,
Sussex. He was the son of Mary Baker. Hezekiah had
previously married Ellen Goodsell on 25 May 1862 in Rotherfield,
The 1881 census records that Hezekiah and Caroline were living on Leeves Heath, Horsemonden in Kent, together with Caroline's
children, Joseph, Mary, Arthur, Charles and Emma. Hezekiah and Joseph
were then employed as agricultural labourers. The 1881 census shows
that a 70 year old widower Richard Barrow was living in Heathfield,
Sussex, which borders Herstmonceux.
James Boorman and
Caroline had 9 known children:
was born about 1856 in Goudhurst, Kent. At the time of the 1871
census he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer. He married Elizabeth Anne
Perry in the fourth quarter of 1879. She was born about 1851 in Goudhurst.
James and Elizabeth Anne had 5 known children:
Boorman was born about 1880 in Stonecrouch Goudhurst. He was a
Carter in 1901.
was born about 1883 in Bewlbridge, Goudhurst. (According to the
1901 census she and brother James were born Beniet Bridge.)
Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1886 in Bewlbridge, Goudhurst. In 1901 he was a
was born in the fourth quarter of 1892 in Stonecrouch, Goudhurst.
Elizabeth Boorman was born the second quarter of 1895 in Stonecrouch, Goudhurst.
When the 1881
census was recorded the family were living at Beuilt Bridge in Goudhurst
(should this be Bewlbridge), along with brother Samuel Boorman.
The brothers were then farm labourers. At the time of the 1901
census the couple and 5 children were living in Lamberhurst, where James
was an agricultural labourer. He then gave his place of birth as Kilndown, Kent. (Kilndown is about half way between Goudhurst and
Lamberhurst, but to the south to form a triangle.)
was born about 1858 in Goudhurst. In 1871 he was a 13 year old
scholar. He married Mary Sutton in the fourth quarter of
1880, although she was not with her husband when the 1881
census was recorded. She was born about 1861 in Stepney, London.
Samuel and Mary had 4 known children:
Boorman was born about 1887 in Etchingham, Sussex. In 1901 he
was a dock labourer.
Boorman was born about 1889 in Goudhurst.
George Boorman was born in the fourth quarter of 1890 in Goudhurst.
Boorman was born in the fourth quarter of 1892 in Lamberhurst.
When the 1901
census was recorded the family were living in Bromley, London and Samuel
was a general labourer. He then gave his place of birth as Kilndown
was born in the second quarter of 1860 in Goudhurst, Kent. In 1871
he was an 11 year old scholar. When the 1881
census was recorded he was a waggoner, boarding in the home of George
Waters at The Level in Goudhurst. He married Mary Jane
Cane in the fourth quarter of 1881. She was born about 1859 in
Fred and Mary Jane had 5 known children:
Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1889 in Hawkhurst, Kent.
Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1891 in Goudhurst.
was born in the third quarter of 1893 in Goudhurst.
Boorman was born in the first quarter of 1896 in Goudhurst.
Boorman was born the fourth quarter of 1898 in Ightham, Kent.
There may well
have been other children born between 1881 and 1889, and maybe after 1901.
When the 1901 census was recorded the family were living in Ightham and
Fred was an ordinary agricultural labourer.
was born about 1866 in Southborough, Kent. She was a 5 year old
scholar in 1871. When the 1881 census was
recorded she was visiting the home of George Luck at 2 Rise Bridge
Cottages in Goudhurst.
was born about 1868 in Goudhurst. He was 3 years old when the 1871
census was recorded.
was born about 1869 in Goudhurst. She was 2 yeas old in 1871.
was born in the fourth quarter of 1870 in Lamberhurst. He was 9
months old when the 1871 census was recorded.
Boorman was born about 1872 in Goudhurst.
was born about 1874 in Goudhurst.
I could not
identify sons Joseph, Arthur and Charles in the 1901 census index. Nor
could I work out from FreeBMD whether daughters Naomi, Mary and Emma
I have included
this family group following an enquiry in October 2004 from Denise
who is a descendant of 1860 Fred Boorman, above. Denise had
then got as far as James Boorman born about 1834, and contacted me to
see if my Boorman ancestors might be related. I checked my database,
but couldn't see a connection. So I set about trying to find out more
about the family from on-line sources. After "doing" the IGI, 1881 and
1901 census and FreeBMD, I turned to
Nigel Masters's web pages, and spotted a James Boorman baptised
1834 in Speldhurst, although his father and some siblings were from
Lamberhurst, which is where James was thought to have been born. Could
this be the missing James? Well, I thought there was a good chance
that he was. Speldhurst James had a sister, Sarah Ann Boorman
born 1836 also in Speldhurst. She married John Bartholomew in
1856 in Kilndown, which just happens to be where some of 1834 James's
children were born. It could be a coincidence, but with luck when
James and Caroline's marriage certificate is found, it will give his father
as John Boorman, who died in 1855.
In May 2006, Val
contacted me after reading this page. Her grandfather was Alfred
George Boorman son of Samuel Boorman and Mary Sutton.
Val would very much like to trace other descendants of James and Caroline.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012