Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William KITCHENHAM (1802-1869)

and Jane COUCHMAN (c1800-1889)

 

William Kitchenham and Jane Couchman married in October 1820 in Wadhurst, Sussex according to the IGI, but the marriage has not found in the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index nor in the Wadhurst marriage register - have yet to check the Wadhurst Banns register.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Kitchingham was baptised on 28 March 1802 in Wadhurst.  He was the son of William Kitchenham (1781-?) and Ann Baitup (c1782-1839).  He was buried on 19 March 1869 in Loose, Kent.

Jane Couchman was born about 1799/1800 in Marden, Kent.  She was buried on 21 June 1889 in Loose.

At the time the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Stone Bridge in Wadhurst and William was an agricultural labourer.  When the 1851 census was recorded the family were living at Stone Bridge Cottage in Wadhurst and comprised of William (49), Jane (51), Frederick (27), William (20), Richard (18), Edward (16), John (13) and Horace (11).  Father and sons were all agricultural labourers - note, it would seem the names of the 2 elder sons were transposed.

 

William Kitchenham and Jane Couchman had 13 known children:

  1. Eliza Kitchenham was born about 1820 in Marden.

  2. William Kitchenham was born 16 November 1823 in Marden and baptised on 6 September 1824 in Wadhurst.  At the time of his baptism his father was a farmer of Wadhurst.  His death was registered in the second quarter of 1870 in the Maidstone district.  In 1841 he was living in the parental home and was an agricultural labourer.  William married Elizabeth.

  3. Emily Kitchenham was born on 17 January 1825 and baptised on 9 December 1827 in Wadhurst.  She was baptised on the same day as her sister Mary Ann and their father was then a labourer of Wadhurst.  Her age was recorded as 15 years in the 1841 census and she was living with her parents.  She died aged 20 years and was buried on 4 April 1845 in Wadhurst.

  4. Alfred Kitchenham was born on 29 April 1826 and baptised on 30 June 1826 in Wadhurst.  His death was registered in the third quarter of 1870 in the Maidstone district.  In 1841 he was 14 year old agricultural labourer living at home.  He has not been found in the 1851 Wadhurst census.

    Alfred married Sarah Cross in the first quarter of 1856 in the Bethnal Green registration district.

    Sarah was born about 1813.

    The couple had the following daughter:

    1. Mary Ann Kitchenham was born in the second quarter of 1856 in the Newington registration district.

  5. Mary Ann Kitchenham was born on 4 October 1827 and baptised on 9 December 1827 in Wadhurst.  Her age was recorded as 13 years in the 1841 census.  She buried on 4 April 1898 Wandsworth, London.

    Mary Ann married John Guppy on 16 June 1851 at Old Church, St. Pancras in London.

    John was born on 19 January 1828 in Hawkchurch, Dorset and baptised there on 6 January 1834.  He was the son of William Guppy and Ann Mogridge.  John died on 20 March 1906 in Wandsworth and was buried there on 24 March 1906.  (Please see Don and Jeanne's database for more details.)

    John and Mary Ann had the following children:

    1. John Guppy

    2. Sarah A Guppy

    3. William F Guppy

    4. Caroline E Guppy

    5. Sarah Jane Guppy

    6. Arthur Guppy

  6. George Kitchenham was born on 2 January 1829 and baptised on 7 November 1830 in Wadhurst.  (The IGI records his mother's name as Jane Couchman.)  He was 11 years old at the time of the 1841 census.

    He or his second cousin George Kitchenham born in 1828, may have married Ann Seamour in the first quarter of 1858 in the Ticehurst registration district.

    In 1851 one of the George's was aged 22 years and lodging with the Pattenden family at 2 Cates Cottage in Wadhurst, whilst the other was 23 and lodging with the Blackford family at Hurst Green in Etchingham.

    Ann was born about 1829 in Salehurst, Sussex.

    In 1881 the couple were living in Cranbrook, Kent, along with 2 children.

    George and Ann had the following children:

    1. Betsy Kitchenham was born about 1860 in Etchingham.

    2. Rosa Alice Kitchenham was baptised on 5 March 1865 in Etchingham, Sussex.

    3. Edward George Kitchenham was baptised on 31 January 1869 in Salehurst.

  7. Frederick Kitchenham was born on 8 September and baptised on 11 September 1830 in Wadhurst.  He died on 5 March 1866 in Linton.  He was 10 years old in 1841.  Frederick married Esther Clark in the fourth quarter of 1861 in the Bromley registration district.  Frederick and Esther had the following children:

    1. Emma Jane Kitchenham was baptised on 19 September 1863 in Linton and died or was buried there on 28 September 1863.

    2. Rose Kitchenham was born or baptised on 9 April 1865 in Linton, and died or was buried there on 23 March 1866.

  8. Richard Kitchenham was born on 5 March and baptised on 15 April 1832 in Wadhurst.  He was a 9 year old in 1841.

  9. Edward Kitchenham was born on 29 May 1834 and baptised on 14 January 1838 in Wadhurst.  In the 1841 census he was an 8 year old.  When the 1861 census was recorded he may have been a 25 year old unmarried agricultural labourer lodging at the Balaclava Inn in Wadhurst.  Edward married Alice Turley in 1861.  Edward and Alice had the following children:

    1. Nora Agnes Kitchenham was born about 1861.  She married Michael Walsh in 1903.

    2. Alice Kitchenham was born about 1861.

    3. Mary Jane Kitchenham was born about 1862 in Richester, Victoria, Australia.  She died in 1865 in Lancefield, Victoria.

    4. Caroline Kitchenham was born in 1864 in Lancefield.  She married John Sweeney.

    5. Edward Kitchenham was born in 1866 in Lancefield.  He died in 1952.  Edward married Anne Tighe in 1899.

    6. Mary Jane Kitchenham was born in 1868 in Lancefield.  She died in 1928.

    7. Emily Kitchenham was born in 1874 in Pyalong, Victoria.  She married William Patrick Clark in 1897.

    8. Honora Kitchenham was born in 1876 in Victoria, Australia.

  10. Sarah Ann Kitchenham was born on 13 December 1835 and baptised on 15 December 1835 in Wadhurst.  Sarah was 5 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.

    She married Thomas Hoare in the first quarter of 1865 in the Maidstone registration district.

    Thomas was born about 1824 in Chatham, Kent.

    Thomas and Sarah Ann had the following children:

    1. William Thomas S Hoare

    2. Elizabeth C Hoare

    3. James Henry Hoare

    4. Rose Adelaide Hoare

    5. Annie J Hoare

    6. Thomas H Hoare

    7. John T Hoare

  11. John Kitchenham was born on 4 December 1837 and baptised on 14 January 1838 in Wadhurst.  He was 3 years old in 1841 and 13 in 1851.  John died aged 73 years and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1911 in the Elham registration district.

    John married twice, firstly to Charlotte Ashby in the second quarter of 1867 in the Maidstone registration district, as per the GRO index.  Another source gives they married on 3 June 1867 in Loose and that she was Charlotte Ann Allen.

    Charlotte was born about 1840/1 in Folkestone.  She died aged 46 years and her death was registered in the third quarter of 1886 in the Elham registration district.

    When the 1871 census was recorded John was a 33 year old agricultural labourer living in Wells Street, Loose along with his 30 year old wife Charlotte.  By 1881 the couple had moved to 10 Bridge Street in Folkestone.  John was then a 43 year old gardener and Charlotte was 41.  Also with them on census night were 2 boarders, namely William Jordan a 56 year old widower and fisherman and 19 year old George Jordan a mariner.

    John next married Esther.

    By 1891 John was a 54 year old licensed victualler living at "Shakespear" 8 Military Road, Chatham, Kent, along with his 44 year old wife Esther, a 15 year old daughter also named Esther and 2 young sons.  Also with the family on census night were 3 unmarried boarders, namely, William Perfect a 46 year old general labourer, Thomas Williams a 26 year old general domestic servant and 27 year old James Harrison who was living on his own means.  The 1901 census records that the couple and their 2 sons were living at 37 Bridge Street, Folkestone, where John was a 63 year old grocer and storekeeper.  Also with them on census night was 27 year old married step daughter Mary A. Stanton who was a laundry worker and had been born in Folkestone, and 5 year old nephew Harold A. Stanton who had been born in St. Pancras, London.  (The birth of Harold Arthur Stanton was registered in the third quarter of 1895 in the Pancras registration district.

    Esther was born about 1847 in Old Newton, Suffolk.  Her daughter Esther was born about 1876 in Bloomsbury, London.  The 1851 census records the following Esthers born in Old Newton:  Esther Bailey (2), Esther Clabon (9), Esther Hammond (8), Esther Lambert (7), Esther Scott (2), Esther J. Southgate (1) and Esther Thompson (7).

    John and Esther had 2 sons:

    1. John William Kitchenham was born on 3 September 1887 in Folkestone.  He was 3 years old when the 1891 census was recorded.  In 1901 he was 13 years old and working as a Bill Port** and ****ring (sorry I can't make out the words).  John married twice, firstly to Winifred Esther Witcomb in the fourth quarter of 1907 in the Elham registration district.  He then married Ethel Gertrude Healy (or Heley) in the fourth quarter of 1922 in the Willesdon registration district.

    2. George Edward Kitchenham was born on 13 April 1889 in New Hithe, Kent.  He was a year old when the 1891 census was recorded.  In 1901 he was 11 years old.

  12. Horace Kitchenham was born on 25 October 1839 and baptised on 2 February 1840 in Wadhurst.  The 1841 census records that he was then 17 months old.  He died aged 68 years in 1908.

    Horace married Martha Harriet Lucas in the third quarter of 1875 in the Elham registration district.

    Harriet was born about 1841 in Fletching, Sussex.

    When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living in Well Street, Loose, Kent and Horace was a farm labourer.

    They had the following children:

    1. Annie Kitchenham was born about 1868/9 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  She was a 12 year old scholar in 1881.

    2. Harriet Jane Kitchenham was born about 1872 in Tunbridge Wells.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1881.  She married Harry John Hurford in 1889 in Maidstone.

    3. Horace Harry Kitchenham was born in 1874 in Loose and his death was registered in the second quarter of 1875 in the Maidstone registration district.

    4. William John Kitchenham was born on 10 December 1876 in Loose.  He was 4 year old John when the 1881 census was recorded.  He married Lily Gillingham in the fourth quarter of 1900 in the Maidstone registration district.

    5. Frederick Richard Kitchenham was born on 10 October 1880 in Loose.  He was 7 months old when the 1881 census was recorded.  His death was registered in the second quarter of 1967 in the Maidstone district.  He married Helen May Bowins in the fourth quarter of 1905 in the Maidstone registration district.  Helen was born on 31 December 1883 and died in 1972.

    6. Harry Kitchenham was born about 1882 in Farleigh, Kent.

  13. Caroline Kitchenham was born about June 1843.  She died aged 10 months and was buried on 14 April 1844 in Wadhurst.

 

Many thanks to the following for additions to this page:

David Butt  ~  Harold C. Fisher  ~  Susan Jones  ~  Barry Larkin  ~  Wendy Lindsay  ~  John Richardson

COUCHMAN          KITCHENHAM

This page was reviewed on 8 April 2012