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Tracing history of a school

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doreen

doreen Report 1 Feb 2011 17:40

Hi everyone,
I think an ancestor of mine, Henry Buggs d.o.b. 1860 went to a school called the Commercial Academy, Parish: Wrotham, District: Malling, Wrotham, Kent. Just out of interest I am trying to find info on the school. Have found a 3 line bit of info saying it was a schoolroom for 100 boys!
Have gone through most of the obvious sites on history of Wrotham, Malling etc., but can find nothing more.
Any advice appreciated.
Doreen

Kay????

Kay???? Report 1 Feb 2011 17:55

Hi Doreen,

Perhaps a local family history society can help.

Ive found them a great help in locating records or local information.

most have a web site.

doreen

doreen Report 1 Feb 2011 18:22

Thanks Kay - will give it a try
Doreen

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Feb 2011 18:27

just in case it's useful for you



Henry Buggs

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
residence: Kent, England
parents: James Buggs, Elvira

record title: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
name: Henry Buggs
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 06 May 1860
baptism/christening place: MEOPHAM,KENT,ENGLAND
father's name: James Buggs
mother's name: Elvira
indexing project (batch) number: C13500-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 992510


Henry Buggs

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
residence: Kent, England
parents: William Buggs, Mahali

record title: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
name: Henry Buggs
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 05 Aug 1860
baptism/christening place: MEOPHAM,KENT,ENGLAND
father's name: William Buggs
mother's name: Mahali
indexing project (batch) number: C13500-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number:

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Feb 2011 18:29

Meopham Residents of Renown
Other Meopham players who played for Kent in the heyday of Meopham cricket club in ... century were Henry Nordish, Alfred Mynn, Joshua Lott and Robert Hills. ... The contribution of the Bugg family to cricket and the Cricketers Inn, ... Baylis, P.G., The History of the pre-officer cadet training unit, Wrotham(Vigo) ...

www.meopham.org/residents.htm - 22k - Similar pages
Kent
Ash By Wrotham. 29 Mar 1644 Nicholas Dalton son of John and Dorothie Dalton ... Edward Dolton son of Henry and Jane Dolton. 30 Dec 1674 Henry Doulton son of Henry and Jane Doulton ..... 21 Oct 1871 William Dalton and Charlotte Buggs ...

www.daltondatabank.org/kent.html - 109k - Similar pages

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Feb 2011 00:29

I think Wrotham is covered under the North West Kent Family History Society

http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/area.htm

They, or one of their members, may be able to advise if or where the school records or info about the academy are kept. One possible place is the Centre for Kentish Studies

http://www.kentarchives.org.uk/Calmview/

Jane

Jane Report 18 Nov 2012 20:44

Hi Doreen,
This is a repeat message, I thought I was sending a reply to Doreen PERRY but after the message was sent it said it had gone to Doreen Buggs. So to be on the safe side I have sent it again via this board.
My G.Grandfather, Mr. Edward May, was the Headmaster of the Commercial Boarding and Day School., aka Commercial Academy, Borough Green, c. 1871. Henry Buggs was one of his pupils. I have a photo of the school, which eventually reverted back to private ownership called 'Foxbury' but was demolished in the 1990's due to being structurally unsound. I also have interesting information about the school.
Regards,
Jane Joy
P.S. Hope the attachments open.



+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Nov 2012 00:51

Don't worry Jane - its one of the Idiosyncrasies’ of GR. A married woman ends up with 2 surnames - her maiden one, and her married one. This is probably what has happened in this case.

As long as Doreen is using the same email address as last year, GR will notify her that there is a message waiting for her. If she is able and willing, she ought to be able to get back to you.

Good luck...and welcome to the Boards
:-)