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Kent Family History Fair, Maidstone

Popped in to the Kent Family History Fair today as it was just down the road.  Had a browse through some postcards, having been inspired by John Gasson at The Wandering Genealogist, and his postcard collecting.   I lasted about 15 minutes, and didn’t find anything I really wanted to purchase.  I think I’d like to…

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Lost and found (and lost again)

You may remember my disappearing Florey family from earlier posts, and my attempt to track them down.  The Floreys were last seen living in Wateringbury at the time of the 1841 census, but I hadn’t been able to find any of them until Henry Richard Florey, my great great grandfather, turns up in 1871 living…

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On the hunt for Jane

As mentioned in an earlier post, I lost track of my Florey household from the 1841 census until Henry Richard Florey turns up with wife and kid in 1871. Where did the others go? And where was Henry during those 30 years? Since I’ve found what I think is Jane Florey’s baptism, I’m starting with…

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And down the road to Yalding

Today was a beautiful sunny day (for a change) and just the day to take a trip down to Yalding, Henry Richard Florey’s birthplace.  I’ve driven through it several times, but never walked around. Yalding is a village and part of Yalding civil parish in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. The village is situated…

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Out and about

I was still on the hunt for Henry Richard Florey’s dad. My next step was to check the Yalding parish records to see if the priest/curate had made any additional notes on the register that didn’t make it into FamilySearch. (Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists, gave a great talk about this at…

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Follow Friday ~ CityArk’s Medway Ancestors

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I had found James Florey and Elizabeth Jane Knott’s marriage, and their daughter Jane Elizabeth’s baptism, in FamilySearch. Of course, what I really wanted to do was view the records in the parish registers. Fortunately, Frindsbury, where James and Elizabeth’s marriage took place, and the parish of St Margaret…

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Who’s yer daddy?

Henry Richard Florey is my great great grandfather on my mother’s side. I got the tip-off from his son’s marriage certificate.1 Henry’s son (Henry John Forrest) had married in Auckland, New Zealand in 1885, but he’d been born in Chatham, England around 1862. So where did his father Henry Richard come from, and who were…

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Geneaology Resolutions 2011

Start a blog Blog regularly and contribute comments to other blogs Compile a proper research plan (as opposed to “ooooh, think I might look that up next, or maybe that… ) Get to know the Centre for Kentish Studies Complete some assignments!!!! (Ideally eight lectures this year) Visit the Suffolk record office (and a cemetery…

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