Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Ann WEAVER (1847-1924)
Edward Kitchenham and Ann Weaver married on 10 October 1863
in Horsmonden, Kent. The witnesses to their marriage were William
Wallis and Elizabeth Wallis. (They were not my direct
Edward Kitchenham was born on 12 September 1835 in Wadhurst and his
birth was registered at the Shover's Green Baptist Chapel. He was
the son of
Sabina Richardson (c1815-1876). When the 1841 census was
recorded he was
with his parents in 1841, but in 1851 he was a servant/agricultural
labourer at Little Durgate in Wadhurst, the home of William Tobett
and his family. In 1861 he was an unmarried 25 year old agricultural
labourer lodging at the Balaclava Inn in Wadhurst.
Ann Weaver was born on 7
February 1847 in Tenterden, Kent. She was the daughter of James Weaver and Frances Burgess.
Her father was a labourer. Ann died aged 77 years in the
third quarter of 1924. When the 1851 census was recorded, Ann was
living with her widowed mother in lodgings in Goudhurst.
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Lightfoots
Cottage in Leigh, Kent and Edward was an agricultural labourer.
In 1901 the couple were living in Tonbridge, Kent.
Edward Kitchenham and Ann Weaver had 4 known children:
Kate Emily Kitchenham was born on 30 August 1865 at Small Bridge,
Horsmonden and her birth was registered by her mother on 9 October.
Kate was baptised on 29 October 1865 in Horsmonden. Her death was
probably registered in the first
quarter of 1866. (Kate's birth was registered at the same time as
that of Jane Emily Kitchenham, but she was the daughter of George Kitchenham, a labourer and
Mary Anne Goldsmith.
Jane Emily was born on 15 September 1865 also at Small Bridge.)
Henry John Kitchenham was born on 12 April 1867 at Bell Farm in
Goudhurst, where his father was a farm labourer. He was baptised on 26 May 1867 in Horsmonden.
He died aged 72 years in the first quarter of 1940.
Henry was a very tall and broad man.
In 1881 he was a 15 year old agricultural labourer living with his
Henry married twice. Firstly to
Elizabeth Stolton in the second quarter of 1887.
Elizabeth was born
in 1869 and was the daughter of Edward Stolton and Mary.
Henry and Elizabeth had
4 known children:
William Edward Kitchenham was born in the second quarter of 1888 in Leigh, Kent.
The photograph on the right is of William Edward and has been sent
to me by his granddaughter Rosemary Jenner.
Rosemary tells me that the photo was taken outside his back garden
in Nelson Avenue, Tonbridge next to the railway where he worked all
his life. He died of a brain tumour in Chartham Hospital aged
57 years in 1946.
William married Annie Tapp in the third
quarter of 1909 and they went on to have 6 children. William
fought in the First World War in the Royal West Kent Regiment.
Henry Ernest Kitchenham was born on 20 December 1890 in
Tonbridge, Kent, when his father was working as a labourer for the SE
Railway. He died aged 77 years on 2 January 1968. Henry
Ernest left Tonbridge for London at the age of 14, having been given
10 shillings and a watch, where he found work as a baker's labourer.
Daisy Florence Memory in 1911. The first of their eight
children was born the following year and the rest followed at
Henry joined the Royal Horse Artillery as a Gunner
at the beginning of WW1, trained at Woolwich and fought in France for
several years. When the war ended, he worked as a baker's roundsman
and then as a chauffeur.
Kate Elizabeth Kitchenham was born in the second quarter of 1893 in Tonbridge.
Kate probably married Mark F. Davis in the second
quarter of 1917 and they emigrated to Australia where they lived
for the rest of their lives.
Jane Kitchenham's death aged 0 was registered along with her 30
year old mother in the first quarter of 1899.
Henry's second marriage was to
Mary Kate Payne in the third
quarter of 1900. She was a spinster of 30 years at the time and
was the daughter of Alfred Payne, a labourer. At the time
of their marriage they were living at Bay Cottages in Hildenborough.
Henry and Mary Kate possibly had 2 daughters:
Gertrude Florence Kitchenham may have been born in 1905.
Dorothy May Kitchenham was born in 1910.
Ernest Edward Kitchenham was born in the second quarter of 1875 in Seal, Kent. He was a 5 year old scholar when the 1881 census was
Kate Parker in 1898.
born about 1880 in Tonbridge.
When the 1901 census was recorded
the couple were living in Tonbridge where Ernest was a cricket ball
maker. By then they had 1 son:
Ernest Nevil Kitchenham was born in 1900 in Tonbridge. He
was 6 months old when the 1901 census was recorded. He died in
1924. During WW1 he was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery.
Walter Kitchenham was born in the first quarter of 1877 in Seal.
He died aged 48 years in 1925. Walter was a 4
year old scholar in 1881. When the 1891 census was recorded he was
lodging with his brother Henry John and his family, and was then working
as a railway goods porter.
Alberta Judd in the second quarter of 1900. In 1901 Walter was
a railway goods guard and the couple were living in Tonbridge along with
their young son.
Walter and Caroline may have had the following
Hugh Douglas W Kitchenham was 2 months old when the 1901 census
Cecil Clarence Kitchenham was born in the second quarter of 1904.
Many thanks to
the following for additions to this page:
Trudi Hutson Evelyn Jenner
This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012