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John Wise/Ann Drury from Kent...

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GHeather Report 19 Mar 2013 16:25

Anne Drury parents were William Drury born abt 1789/Elizabeth Eldridge, but not sure about the Eldrige surname ? Ann was born abt 1828 in Molash. William Drury parents were: William Drury/Elizabeth Austin. Then it goes to William's parents being: Thomas Drury/Sarah Jacob. The Kingsland surname also seems to be there somewhere...


Mavis Report 19 Mar 2013 15:42

I am acquiring some more Kent CD's which includes Selling

Shall see if I can find more on Eldridge



GHeather Report 19 Mar 2013 14:28

Thanks Mavis for the info. I do realise it needs to be checked, and make sure I'm not climbing up the wrong tree, ahah. However, I think a lot of your info is correct.


Mavis Report 18 Mar 2013 07:55

Graham , please dont rely on other peoples tree info -- do try and find it your self - people do copy tree's thinking they are right but some times it turns out wrong.



GHeather Report 17 Mar 2013 23:31

Well Mavis, you have found a lot of my family link from Kent there... really brill to see it! Thanks very much, if you can find out a bit more that would be brill! However, you have already done much more than I thought, so, thanks very very much! William Drury married Elizabeth Eldridge, then I think it goes to his parents being: William Drury/Elizabeth Austin. Then William's parents being: Thomas Drury/Sarah Jacob. I didn't know about the Eldridge surname. I have found some info myself, but you have helped greatly to fill the major gaps I had!


Mavis Report 17 Mar 2013 23:04

Hi Graham - found little more for you

1841 census Molash

William Drury 59y ag lab yes
Elizabeth " 50y yes
Ann " 10y yes
Daniel " 7y yes

Willaim Drury died Molash buried 13 Jume 1846 62y

Etizabeth is living with her married daughters husband as house keeper - not sure if his wife Mary has died -- 1851 in Great Chart

Charles [HARNDEN] farm Bailiff born Kingsnorth
Elth Drury 62y born Molash

Elizabeth died in Great Chart

Mary Drury = Charles Harnden in Molash 13 th June 1840

Sarah Drury = William Greenstreet in Molash

after a struggle found William's and Elizabeth's marriage

Banns in Molash Jan feb 1808 William Druery bat otp and Elizabeth Eldridge
sp of Throwley - next parish married 20th Feb 1808 Throwley

found a bap. for Elizabeth Eldridge 27th June 1790 in Badlesmere - next to Throwley to James and Sarah Eldridge

not found a bap for William yet - not born Molash been trying to find him in other parishes.

there is a large tree for James Marden Wise on Ancestry he married Martha Osmond feb 1853 arrived in Aus Jan 1857

did find a bap for a John Wise - no Francis could have been added later - 20th
Sep 1798 William and Elizabeth Wise in Selling

might find some more when I have a bit more time



GHeather Report 17 Mar 2013 12:51

Thanks very much for all this info Mavis! Showing me and telling me things for the first time! I'm amazed by it all! WOW!!! It really is, seeing all those person, names/dates from the past...


Mavis Report 17 Mar 2013 09:16

Graham - you have it right , your John Wise who married Ann Drury / Drewrey those are his parents, John Francis Wise and Sarah Theobalds

I have several CD's of Kent parishes but not Selling sorry to say.

When I looked for John and Sarah Wise on the 1851 Census, I Iooked for Barbara, they are in Sheldwich., I use Ancestry - that can come up with info on people later on in years, James Marden Wise popped up as on the death reg in Australia.

If the Drury/ Drewrey family stayed in Molash then I can find some more on them.

will take me awhile so watch this space. I'll see what I can find !!



GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 23:30

To confirm: John Wise born abt 1825, selling in Kent, parents were: John Francis Wise, Sarah Theobalds. Hope I've got it right.


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 23:24

Are you telling me this is John Wise born abt 1825, father: John Wise who married Sarah Theobalds ?


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 23:18

Marvis, the above: John Wise married a Ann Drury, I take it you have gone back to his father also called John Wise. Sheldwich baptisms.


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 23:13

Thanks very much for this Mavis, this is the first time I am seeing this info, it's really amazing! WOW!!!


MarieCeleste Report 16 Mar 2013 23:11

What great information Mavis, is that from a cd? You've verified the census info.

Graham, yes I'm very Northern and my family are varied and interesting to me!


Mavis Report 16 Mar 2013 23:02

Graham been using my Kent parish indexes for you

Molash baptisms

Ann Drewrey 15th June 1828 to William and Elizabeth
Daniel Drewrey 17th Nov 1833 to William and Elizabeth

Mary Drury 17th Jan 1819 to William and Elizabeth
Thomas Drury 2nd Dec 1821 to William and Elizabeth
William Drury 16th Nov 1823 to William and Elizabeth


Sheldwich baptisms

This is the family of John and Sarah Wise -- John is a thatcher from 1820 to 1827
then a Lab. from 1829 to 1845.
on the 1851 census he is John F Wise [Francis] born Selling Kent

George 24th Oct 1820
William 31st Mar 1822
Harriet 18th Jan 1824
John 12th Feb 1826
James Marden 21st Oct 1827 - looks as if he went to Australia
Alfred 1st Nov 1829
Sarah 18th Mar 1832
Samuel 2nd Mar 1834
Stephen 4th Dec 1836
Emma 12th Jan 1840
Mary Ann 2nd Oct 1842
Barbara 22nd June 1845

Quite a family -- not checked the burials

John Francis Wise = Sarah Theobalds 30 Dec 1819 Selling Kent. [ Faversham]



GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 22:58

Have you found out any thing interesting about your family MarieC. I take it you come from up North... ?


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 22:56

Ok, interesting about the two different birthplaces, need to confirm the correct one.


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 19:19

I think John Wise birthplace must be: Selling.


MarieCeleste Report 16 Mar 2013 19:19

Their birthplaces a bit different in 1851!

WISE, John Head Married M 25 1826 Labourer Sheldwich, Kent
WISE, Ann Wife Married F 23 1828 Maldask, Kent

Piece: 1583 Folio: 10 Page: 13
Registration District: Rotherhithe
Civil Parish: Rotherhithe

Address: 1, Globe Square, Rotherhithe County: Surrey

On the original John's birthplace looks like Speldwick


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 19:17

That's ok, age is just a number!


GHeather Report 16 Mar 2013 19:16

Very nice of you to find this for me, thankyou MarieCeleste.