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Jenner / Blackford

4th August 2019

David Blackford:

In my ancesttry research I find that my Grandfather, Luke, John Blackford born 1862 was the illegitimate son of John Jenner and Caroline Blackford - Hense had the surname Blackford.
Do I have any Jenner relatives descended from their LEGITIMATE sons & daughter - William Alfred born 1864, Mark Thomas born 1867 and Florence Javeny born 1876?
David Blackford
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Genealogical Resources

7th March 2019

Trevor Monk:

There is the Kent County Archives in Maidstone and the Sussex County Archives near Brighton which both hold a large amount of historical records and data. There is a National Archives site that you can search on-line. Some villages also have Historical Societies that can also be helpful.

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Evans Family in Hawkhurst

6th March 2019

Trevor Monk:

I am researching my family history and wondered if anyone knows anything about the Evans family that lived in Hawkhurst in the 16 and 1700s. They were amongst other things Clothiers and Overseers.

Many thanks,

Trevor Monk

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Couchman Family

28th February 2019

Serge Plessis:

Good evening,
Whilst doing some renovating work I came across the following text written in pencil inside a sash window:

"These sashes were hung by E Couchman May 22nd 1903"

May be a relative of your family.
Best regards.
Serge Du Plessis
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Genealogical Resources

20th February 2019

Martha Flemming:

Hello, my husband and I are planning a trip to the area this coming summer and are hoping to spend some time in the Sussex and Kent areas because that is where his family came from prior to emigrating to the US. Are there genealogical societies there or records offices that may have historical records dating to the early 1600s?

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Field Green Cottage

13th February 2019

Elaine Seif:

I am looking for some information on Field Green Cottage in 1936. Was it a home for unmarried mothers?

Hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance.

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Rotary Club Quiz

26th March 2018

Jacqueline Schalburg:

Rotary Club of Cranbrook & Hawkhurst would like to thank all supporters and donations of prizes, for the Quiz on 16 March. We raised just over £2,000.00 for HOSPICE IN THE WEALD

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Auction of Hope

5th March 2018

Helena Maltby:

Today we will be in Waitrose Hawkhurst between 3 and 6. Please come and say hi and also to drop of any donations!

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Auction of Hope

26th February 2018

Helena Maltby:

We are looking for donations that we can auction for Hands of Hope. Please have a clear out! We are also looking for individuals, groups, organisations and businesses who, like us, want to tackle Childhood Obesity and Loneliness. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Allotment Space

3rd November 2017

Gillian Garratt-Frost:

Does anyone know if there are any allotment spaces available in or very near Talbot Road?


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