The North West Kent Family History Society was formed in 1978 with the object of aiding and encouraging the study of family history and genealogy in South East London and North West Kent.

We currently have around 1,200 members, whose interests cover the whole of Great Britain and beyond.

Jun
09

Blog donation to the Library – Crockenhill, Kent.

9th June 2020 The Society Library has been donated a number of postcards and photos of old Crockenhill, inherited from Agnes Abdey (nee Luxford). She worked for many years at the village stores for the Kingsnorth family. We are interested in these photographs as the Society Library has a photograph collection of pictures that have been donated. The...
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Jun
05

Blog request of the Library – Thomas Pound

Query 4th June 2020. I am wondering if you might be able to give me some assistance in my family history research. I am trying to find the baptism of my gt-gt-grandfather Thomas Pound whose entry in the family bible states that he was born on 5th February 1813 and christened in Chatham, but no specific date for that is given. They were a Navy famil...
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Jun
05

Blog request of the Library – Fogarty or Seymour.

Query 4 June 2020 Query from Albany, Western Australia. Two members of my family, Aunts Mabel Elsie Wheeler and Beatrice Nial are buried in Bexley. My Grandfather, William Fogarty, could be William Seymour also died in the area around 1948. The two aunts went to his funeral, they were living at 73 and 51 Rowley Avenue Sidcup at the time, we have he...
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May
28

Abbreviated Accounts 2018

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May
28

Abbreviated Accounts 2019

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May
28

Executive Committee Annual Report 2018

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May
28

Executive Committee Annual Report 2019

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May
19

Blog request of the Library – Bromley Little Theatre.

Query 15 May 2020 I am a member of Bromley little theatre and I'm embarking on a project to make a video of the theatre's history, most of the video will just be a guided tour for posterity, but I'm hoping to start it with a brief history of the building we think the theatre was originally a bakery but I can't find any proof of this, in fact I can'...
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May
08

Blog request of the Library - Question WW2 soldier.

Query 8 May 2020 I'm searching information on soldiers who are buried at the local cemetery in Enschede (Holland). One of the men buried there is Clarence Paul Carver and I still have little information from him. I found information that he used to live in Kent that's why I sent this message. Do you have any information on him or know someone who h...
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May
07

Blog request of the Library - Early Census (CD-ROM)

 Query 7 May 2020 Please could you advise whether the above CD includes Rochester and Chatham? Also is this just numerical data or does it include the names and/or occupations of people resident. I have an ancestor who was born elsewhere but was a cutler in Rochester from c1825 to 1847 when he died. I am trying to find out when he arrived in R...
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May
06

Blog request of the Library – East Street, Plumstead in 1891 Census

 Query 6 May 2020 Can I ask please, have you ever heard of EAST STREET, PLUMSTEAD, or possibly LAST STREET? It appears on the 1891 Census. Answer 7 May 2020 One of our researchers wrote. If memory serves me well East Street was down near Siemens Factory (which became AEI where he had spent his apprenticeship) and this area is now an industrial...
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May
04

Blog request of the Library - Request from Australia re Canterbury, Kent.

Query 4 May 2020 I have a strange request which I hope you may be able to help me with. I'm in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, looking for ancestors. I have an address which google earth isn't showing. Ancestry.com is too hard for me and I don't know how else to find information. I google mapped around Canterbury and came up with you. Do you ...
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Apr
30

Blog request of the Library - Woolwich Arsenal Record

Query 30 April 2020 Can you tell me if there are any employment records that still exist relating to the employees of the Royal Arsenal Woolwich. My Father and Grandfather both worked there and I am trying to find out more information if that is possible. Answer 30 April 2020 The records we have are on the web site, but there are not many modern re...
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Apr
27

Blog request of the Library - Deptford Parish Registers.

Query 27 April 2020. I am researching my family history and I know they were living in Deptford in the late 16th century so I would dearly love to have sight of the relevant registers for that time. I see from the FamilySearch website that your society has produced a 4CD set of images of the St. Nicholas registers and I wonder if it is possible to ...
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Apr
09

Blog request of the Library - Request from Australia.

Query 9 April 2020 I live in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. I was born in the UK and my family come from the village of Sandhurst in Kent. Samuel Reeves moved to Bermondsey in 1825. Their family name was Reeves. I am a member of Ancestry, but appear to have exhausted all the information they can provide. I was hoping that you could provide me wi...
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