Earlier West

These have been well researched by many descendants and records go back to a Richard West, baptised Bridge in 1639. All this has been translated into the tree below. One day I need to visit the Canterbury Archives and check the baptisms and marriages for myself . Also http://www.barham-kent.org.uk/Genealogy_MIs.htm has Barham baptisms from 1700 to 1837, and some marriages.. My nearest West ancestor was Mary West 1794

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Corrections : Mary West marries John Vanson 1815 Barham. John Vanson died 1825. Mary West/Vanson remarried 1828 Tilmanstone

               www.barham-kent.org.uk
http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/kent/parish-registers.htm
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/places.html
http://freereg.rootsweb.com/westashfordparishrecords
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~folkestonefamilies/BMD.htm
http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/01/ASH/01/00.htm

An interesting Barham story about a great grandson of my ancestor Edward West 1733 :

Edward West 1806-1869 Gggrandfather of Jean Laing, photos courtesy of her. Deaths Mar/1869: West Edward/Age 64/Canterbury/2a/446. Victim of a shooting accident in Covet Wood when beating for his employer, Sir Henry Chudleigh Oxenden. Died in Kent and Canterbury Hospital hence his death registration in Canterbury rather than Bridge. Reported in the Folkestone Observer 6th February 1869. The following was found on a headstone in Barham Churchyard. EDWARD WEST FAITHFULL SERVANT AND FRIEND OF G. CHICHESTER OXENDEN DIED 2 FEBRUARY 1869. George Chichester Oxenden was Sir Henry's brother as reported in the Folkestone Observer. Owner of land and landed gentry born and living in Barham in 1861 census (RG9; Piece: 518; Folio: 79; Page: 9). Sir Henry Chudleigh Oxenden lived in 1 Raglan Place, Folkestone with his wife Elizabeth age 36 born about 1825 in London. (RG9; Piece: 551; Folio: 158; Page: 7). He was a baronet born in Barham 24 Jun 1796. He died 14 Aug 1889.

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Living at Breach Down Dover Accidental Death Gamekeeper, Shot by Sir Henry Oxenden Folkestone Observer 6th February 1869 A very and Melencoly occurrance took place at Barham on Monday last resulting in the death of Edward West, the old and faithful game keeper of Sir Henry Oxenden Bart. It appeare that Sir Henry, his brother and a party of gentlemen out shooting, attended as usual by the game keeper and his assistants.And it was whilst they were in Covet wood that the distressing accident happened. A Pidgeon rose a short distance from Sir Henry Oxenden who fired and killed it, but to his great dismay the game keeper who was standing at a distance of 15 yards as well as the bird was observed to fall. It was found that West had received several shots from Sir Henry's gun in his head and his removal to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital was deemed advisable. On this being accomplished the sufferer was promptly examined by the House Surgeon, who at first pronounced the case a slight one, but subsequently Apoplexy set in and on Tuesday the poor old man expired. He was over 60 years of age and had been employed as keeper on Sir Henry's estate for nearly 40 years. On Tuesday evening an inquest was held on the body of the deceased before T.T. Delavaux Esq. Sir Henry Oxenden Bart and his brother Mr. George Oxenden were present. Stephen Keeler deposed - I live in the parish of Barham and am a Labourer. On Monday last I was out beating with Sir Henry and Mr Oxenden who were shooting in Covet Wood, the deceased was also there, and like myself was beating, he had four or five dogs with him. Sir Henry and Mr Oxenden both fired their guns, killing game between 2 and 3 o'clock, I heard a gun fire and saw the bird, a Pidgeon fall, Sir Henry immediately afterwards called and I ran to him, when I saw the deceased lying on the ground bleeding from his head and mouth. The bleeding must have been produced by either a blow or a gunshot wound, but I couldent say which as his face was covered in blood. I have since seen the body and I believe the injuries were caused by shots from a gun. No one said at the time how it had happened. When I first saw the bird falling it was about 5 or 6 feet from the ground and not in the direction in which the deceased was standing. Deceased was brought to the hospital in Canterbury. The Coroner asked if Mr George Oxenden could give any more detailed occurance. Mr Oxenden said he could'nt as he was 200 yards off when the accident happened. Witness (I am assuming it means 'when questioned') by the Coroner - I have been in the habit of going with Sir Henry Oxenden for years. I have known shot to glance off from the direction in which they have been fired. By the foreman- When I went up to the deceased I saw Sir Henry, who said here is a bad accident, and he told me to go and get some men, Sir Henry went to get a Doctor and Mr Oxenden remained with the deceased. By the Coroner - Sir Henry was close to the deceased when I went up to him Sir Henry did not say how it happened. By the foreman - No one said how it happened, but we thought it was done by a gun. By the Coroner - I didn't ask how it happened, I cannot say how far Sir Henry was from West when the gun fired. By the foreman - the wood consists of springs and high trees. By the Juror - There were other persons shooting in the wood but about a 1/4 of a mile off. The bird was about 1/2 a rod from where the deceased fell. I saw the bird fall but not the deceased. By another juror - Deceased said to me, 'Keeler it is the last day of the season and it is a bad job'. Mr George Chichester Oxenden of Broome Park said, I was out shooting with my brother and we had with us the deceased and the last witness. I cannot say how the injury was received for this reason. I was 150 yards away I heard my brother fire off his gun at about 2 o'clock and I thought I heard his voice, and in consequence I went to him to ask what he had found, my brother was then near the deceased who was lying on the ground and bleeding from his face, i had no doubt that the deceased had been struck by shot from a gun and it could not have come from any other gun but my brothers, as there were not any other guns out. So as soon as I reached my brother and the deceased the former said "George I have shot West, but I did not fire within 10 feet of him," and then my brother pointed in the direction he fired which was not in line with the deceased. By a juror - My brother was shooting with cartridges. Mr Oxenden - I saw some feathers on some bushes and my brother said he fired in that direction, which was wide of where deceased was lying by 10 feet. The foreman suggested that the deceased might have staggered for a few feet before he fell. Mr. Oxenden - I believe that the shot which struck the deceased must have glanced off some bough or tree or the injury received by the deceased would have been much more severe. Mr. Thomas Francis Raven said - I am the house surgeon at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. The deceased was brought to that establishment on Monday shortly after 4 in the afternoon suffering from gun shot wounds to his head and neck. I continued to attend until his death, which took place at about 5 o'clock yesterday morning. I think the external injury's were caused by shots from a gun. But I think the cause of death was Epoplexy (Apoplexy?) indirectly caused by excitement produced by a fall, and the injury sustaidned. But for the injurys he received I believe the Epoplexy would not have killed him. There is a mark of injury in the right eye, and I do not know that a shot has not penetrated the brain through it, if so it would have caused death, and my assumption as to Epoplexy would stand for nothing. I produced two shots one of which was removed from the temporal muscle, and the other from the deceased clothing. The Coroner then summed up going carefully through the evidence, and pointing out the Law as regards Manslaughter through misadventure, at the same time stating that in his opinion the unfortunate occurrence was entirely the result of an accident. Sir Henry Oxenden by permission of the Coroner made a statement to the Jury to the following effect. He said he was standing within 15 yards of West when suddenly a Rock Pigeon got up behind him, he turned round and shot at it when it was about 25 yards distant. The Pidgeon flew at right angles to West and how the shot struck him he could not conveive. It must have been a glance shot. As soon as he saw the bird fall he turned round and saw West lying on the ground. There was no doubt the shot from his gun had struck him and that killed the bird which was at right angles to West would show the Jury he was not shooting at random. The Jury after a very brief consultation returned a verdict of accidental death.

Earlier Whitnalls

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Note: from above map, parishes of Elham, Wootton & Kingstone border Barham . Lyming borders Elham

The following courtesy of Peter Driver, http://www.peterdriver.net/indiI1242.html , but not necesarily his original research. Also additions, like Mary Page's father & grandfather, & Elizabeth Badsdan from other online sites

I have the same Maternal DNA as MARY PAGE , mother of Catherine Whitnall: Mary married Stephen Whitnall in Elham in 1764. I have not been able to ascertain her mother

 

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Issac WHITNAL

1661 - 1730

Life History

1661

Born in Elham District Kent

24th Jul 1681

Married Rosemund PEIRCE in Lyming Kent

1684

Birth of son Edward WHITNAL in Elham District Kent

1686

Birth of son Issac WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1689

Birth of son William WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1692

Birth of son Thomas WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

6/7/1698

Death of Rosemund PEIRCE in Elham. Buried Barham Ruddock-West Ancestry tree

23rd Jul 1699

Married Ann FINCH in Elham District Kent

1700

Birth of daughter Mary WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

about 1700

Death of son William WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1703

Birth of son William WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

about 1705

Birth of daughter Ann WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1706

Birth of son Charles WHITNAL in Elham District, Barham  Kent

1710

Birth of son Johnathan WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1715

Birth of son James WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1717

Death of son Thomas WHITNAL

1730

Died in Elham District Kent

Edward WHITNAL

1684 - 1752

Life History

1684

Born in Elham District Kent

3rd Oct 1684

Baptised in Elham District Kent

22nd Oct 1710

Married Ann HOLLIDAY in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1711

Birth of daughter Elizabeth WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent.2

1714

Birth of son Stephen WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1716

Birth of son Edward WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1720

Birth of daughter Abigaile WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1723

Birth of daughter Ann WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1725

Birth of son Abraham WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1729

Birth of son John WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1732

Birth of daughter Mary WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1752

Died in Elham District Kent

16th Oct 1752

Buried in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent Wife maybe buried 1778 Shepherdswell, aged 86, thus born c.1692

Shepherdswell not shown on above map but only ~ 6 miles SW of Barham, east of Wootton

Stephen WHITNAL

1714 - 1781

Life History

1713/4

Born in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

7th Feb 1714

Baptised in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

15th May 1740

Married Elizabeth BADSDEN in Barham. Spelt Bazdon on some docs. She baptised 7/2/1714 Barham?? RUBBISH Ruddock-West Ancestry tree

1741

Birth of son Edward WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1743

Birth of son Stephen WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1745

Birth of daughter Ann WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent.

1748

Birth of son John WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1750

Birth of daughter Elizabeth WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1751

Birth of son Abraham WHITNAL in Wooton , Kent

1754

Birth of daughter Mary WHITNAL in Kingstone, Kent

1756

Birth of son William WHITNAL in Wooton Kent

1758

Birth of son William WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1760

Birth of son Thomas WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1781 2/9/1781 Stephen Whitnall died Barham - from http://www.colsweb.co.uk/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I839&tree=001

Stephen WHITNAL

1743 - 1812

Life History

1743

Born in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

20th Mar 1743

Baptised in Wootan Kent

27th Feb 1764

Married Mary PAGE in Elham - not Barham - District Kent

1766

Birth of son Issac WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1766

Death of son Issac WHITNAL

1767

Birth of son William WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1770

Birth of daughter Mary WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1771

Birth of daughter Ann WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1774

Birth of daughter Catherine WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1777

Birth of daughter Abigale WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

8th Sep 1782

Birth of daughter Elizabeth WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1783

Birth of daughter Susannah WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1785

Birth of daughter Sarah WHITNAL in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1812

Death of daughter Elizabeth WHITNAL in Langdon

1813

Died in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

3rd Jan 1813

Buried in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

Stephen Whitnal (WITNALL) was born on 20 Mar 1742/1743 in Wootton, Kent, England. He was buried on 3 Jan 1813 in Barham, but abode given as Elham, and age 66, on Findmypast. He married Mary PAGE on 27 Feb 1764 in Barham, Kent, England -quote Barham Church Records (#1836198), . this seemingly not on Barham marriages!, so maybe it is Elham?,. Stephen was born on 20 Mar 1742/1743 in Wootton Parish, Kent, England. [Parents]

99. Mary PAGE was maybe born on 28 Oct 1746 in Barham, Kent, England.from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blinkofamily/GABg07.htm ??? Father Mark Page from

http://www.barham-kent.org.uk/Genealogy_baptisms_1741.htm But a Mary Page also born to Vincent Page 1745 Barham!!

. Mark Page baptised Barham 24/1/1720 , father Joseph Page , married to a Margaret

Mark Page married Elizabeth Hodges 17/7/1741 Barham

Vincent Page of Barham yeo wid marries Sarah Bunting of Knowlton sp (30), at Barham or Knowlton. 12 Jan 1765

Catherine WHITNAL

1774 - 1846

Life History

1774

Born in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1st May 1774

Baptised in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1792

Birth of daughter Elizabeth WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

28th Jan 1792

Married Thomas WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1794

Birth of daughter Mary WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

about 1796

Birth of daughter Ann WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1796

Birth of son Stephen WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent- Mike Young Canada desended through his Hawkins mother from him -email

1797

Birth of daughter Catherine WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

about 1797

Death of daughter Elizabeth WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1800

Birth of daughter Elizabeth WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1800

Death of daughter Ann WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1802

Birth of daughter Hannah WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1804

Birth of daughter Susannah WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1806

Birth of daughter Charlotte WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1809

Birth of daughter Sarah WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1812

Birth of son Thomas WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1816

Birth of son John WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1817

Death of son John WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1819

Birth of daughter Hester WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1821

Birth of daughter Caroline WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1824

Death of daughter Susannah WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1830

Death of Thomas WEST

1834

Death of son Thomas WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1842

Death of son Stephen WEST in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent

1847

Died in Barham ?? BMD is Dec 1846

22nd Jan 1847

Buried in Barham , Near Canterbury, Kent. Seems to have actually died in 1846!

 

 

A Catherine West 65, is living alone, Derrington Street Barham in 1841C. And Catherine West dies Bridge Dec 1846. But someone has her buried in Barham 22/1/1847 - this probably wrong!, or maybe the ground was frozen?

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