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.
Eliza Kitchenham was born about 1820 in Marden.
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
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.
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
labourer living at home. He has not been found in the 1851 Wadhurst
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:
Mary Ann Kitchenham was born in the second quarter
of 1856 in the Newington registration district.
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.
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:
Sarah A Guppy
William F Guppy
Caroline E Guppy
Sarah Jane Guppy
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
born in 1828, may have
married Ann Seamour in the first quarter of 1858 in the Ticehurst
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:
Betsy Kitchenham was born about 1860 in Etchingham.
Rosa Alice Kitchenham was baptised on 5 March 1865 in Etchingham,
Edward George Kitchenham was baptised on 31 January 1869 in
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:
Emma Jane Kitchenham was baptised on 19 September
1863 in Linton and died or was buried there on 28 September 1863.
Rose Kitchenham was born or baptised on 9 April
1865 in Linton, and died or was buried there on 23 March 1866.
Richard Kitchenham was born on 5 March and baptised on 15 April
1832 in Wadhurst. He was a 9 year old in 1841.
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:
Nora Agnes Kitchenham was born about 1861.
She married Michael Walsh in 1903.
Alice Kitchenham was born about 1861.
Mary Jane Kitchenham was born about 1862 in
Richester, Victoria, Australia. She died in 1865 in Lancefield,
Caroline Kitchenham was born in 1864 in Lancefield.
She married John Sweeney.
Edward Kitchenham was born in 1866 in Lancefield.
He died in 1952. Edward married Anne Tighe in
Mary Jane Kitchenham was born in 1868 in Lancefield.
She died in 1928.
Emily Kitchenham was born in 1874 in Pyalong,
Victoria. She married William Patrick Clark
Honora Kitchenham was born in 1876 in Victoria,
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:
William Thomas S Hoare
Elizabeth C Hoare
James Henry Hoare
Rose Adelaide Hoare
Annie J Hoare
Thomas H Hoare
John T Hoare
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:
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.
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.
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.
married Martha Harriet Lucas in the third quarter of 1875 in the
Elham registration district.
Harriet was born about 1841 in
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:
Annie Kitchenham was born about 1868/9 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
She was a 12 year old scholar in 1881.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harry Kitchenham was born about 1882 in Farleigh,
Caroline Kitchenham was born about June 1843. She died aged
10 months and was buried on 14 April 1844 in Wadhurst.