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Stephen KITCHENHAM (c1610-1659)

and Dorothy FOWLE (c1615-1689)


Stephen Kitchenham and Dorothy Fowle married on 8 October 1639 in Westfield, Sussex.

Stephen Kitchenhamís date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  Administration of his estate was granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1659, at which time Stephen was said to have been of Wadhurst.  Might he have been the son of John Kitchenham (c1575-1655)?

Dorothy Fowle's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 31 January 1689 in Brenchley, Kent, and it was recorded in the burial register that she was Dorothy widow of Stephen Kitchenham.  (I have a 10x Great Grandmother named Helen Fowle who was born sometime between 1580 and 1600.  Helen had an Aunt Dorothy Fowle, she may also have had a sister and/or neice, but I haven't yet worked through all the Fowle data I have gathered.)


Stephen Kitchenham and Dorothy Fowle had 4 known children:

  1. Nicholas Kitchenham was baptised on 23 November 1643 in Wadhurst and buried there on 3 April 1659.  Only his father's name was recorded against his baptism and burial.  (Nicholas was a fairly popular name with the Fowle family.)

  2. Joan Kitchenham was baptised on 25 February 1645/6 in Wadhurst.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.

  3. Mary Kitchenham was baptised on 1 May 1653 in Wadhurst.  Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register.  She may have married Henry Madett on 30 April 1676 in Wadhurst.  But there was another Mary Kitchenham baptised in April 1654.

  4. Susan Kitchenham was baptised on 5 May 1656 in Wadhurst.  Only her father's name was recorded against her baptism.  Might she have been named after her possible Aunt Susan Kitchenham, nee Markwick?

Might Stephen and Dorothy have also been the parents of:

  1. Dorothy Kitchinham married John Tassell on 7 June 1670 in Westfield?  Or was this the marriage of widow Dorothy?

  2. Stephen Kitchenham married Avice Maynard on 29 November 1688 in Mayfield.  However, there was a Stephen Kitchenham born in 1667 who may have married Avice.



This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012