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AMES: The following are all descendants of Thomas AMES and his wife Ann (nee SMITH): The brothers Ernest Thomas AMES and Herbert Stewart AMES [Elham]; Albert Ross AMES [Folkestone]; Thomas HOOKER [Smeeth]; and the brothers Walter George HOWLAND and Elgar Henry HOWLAND [Mersham]. (click here for their common ancestry).

ATKINS/BAILEY/DIXON/KNOTT/MARSH: The following are all descendants of William MARSH & Agnes MAUNGER who married at Acrise in 1579: Sidney ATKINS from Hougham; Sidney MARSH from Alkham; George BAILEY from Alkham; Benjamin John BAILEY from Dover; William John DIXON commemorated at River; the brothers Charles Frederick & Percy Oliver MERTON from Boughton Aluph; and the brothers Albion Frederick & William Henry KNOTT from Eastry. (click here for their common ancestry)

BAILEY: George BAILEY commemorated at Alkham, and Benjamin John BAILEY commemorated on the Dover Memorial, were first cousins. William John DIXON from River and Edward FRIEND from Barham were their second cousins. (click here for their common ancestry).

BAILEY/MOUNT: George BAILEY listed at Alkham, was the Brother-in-Law of Joseph MOUNT listed on the same memorial. Joseph was married to George’s sister, Edith.

BALDOCK/FAGG: John Edward BALDOCK listed at Elham, and Walter William FAGG listed at Stourmouth were second cousins, once removed. (click here for their common ancestry)

BARKER/GOULD: Charles Ivo BARKER and John Hugh GOULD, both commemorated at Loose, were first cousins once removed. They were both descended from Joseph BARKER of Hill House, Loose: Charles being his grandson and John his great grandson.

BEALE/NEAME: Charles Lewis BEALE and Simeon BEALE, both listed on the Dymchurch memorial were brothers. Simeon is also listed on the Burmarsh Memorial. Arthur NEAME listed on the memorial at Ospringe was their second cousin. (Full details to follow).

BEAN/MOUNT: Leonard BEAN commemorated at Shepherdswell, and Joseph MOUNT commemorated at Alkham were second cousins, being Great-Grandsons of John MOUNT (born 1778 in Mongeham) and his wife Mary (nee MARTIN).

BINGHAM: Frank John BINGHAM commemorated at Selling, and George William BINGHAM listed at Kingsnorth were second cousins once removed. They share a common ancestry with at least four other BINGHAMs and one MAPLESDEN lost in World War One. (click here for their common ancestry)

BOURNE/BAKER/GODDEN/LEE: Alfred BOURNE and Frederick BOURNE, both commemorated at Woodchurch, were brothers. Frederick Bertie BAKER, also of Woodchurch, was their first cousin. Albert GODDEN (see also below), who is commemorated at both Charing & Kennington was their third cousin. Charles Sidney LEE commemorated at Mersham was also a distant cousin. (click here for their common ancestry)

BURCH/DRAYSON: Charles Drayson BURCH was the Uncle of Arthur Thomas BURCH. Charles Drayson BURCH and William Charles DRAYSON were first cousins. [All listed at Woodnesborough].

CASTLE Etc: The following are all descendants of Ingram CASTLE who was born c.1575 in Capel-le-Ferne nr. Folkestone: E.T. DANIELS - A.H. DANIELS (both Alkham) - L.A. CAREY - W.J.N. HOGBIN - E.A. SHARP - E.S.H. SHARP - F.S.G. SHARP - W.T. SHARP (all Dover) - P.J. GULVIN (London) – (click here for their common ancestry) - If you know of any others I would be delighted to hear about them so that they may be added to the list..

CLAYSON/PEGDEN: William Isaac CLAYSON on the Newington memorial, Douglas Frank CLAYSON, William PEGDEN, Austin PEGDEN and Sidney PEGDEN on the Elham memorial, were all descendants of Mark CLAYSON, born 1752, and his wife Sarah (nee NORRIS). (click here for their common ancestry)

COLLARD: New information shows that Edward COLLARD and George COLLARD, both listed on the Alkham memorial, were in fact brothers. A different George COLLARD who is buried at River Churchyard, and is commemorated on the memorial there, was their second cousin. (click here for their common ancestry)

CRESSWELL: Here’s a surprise one. Somerville Danzey CRESSWELL listed on the Wingham memorial, and Alfred Sackville CRESSWELL listed on the Benenden memorial, had common ancestors in Gloucestershire. (click here for their common ancestry)

DANIELS: Edwin DANIELS and Arthur DANIELS, both commemorated at Alkham were brothers.

DILNOT/DILNOT-SMITH: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website lists seven men with the name DILNOT lost in World War One, together with one DILNOT-SMITH. There is also one DILNOT lost in World War Two. These men share a common ancestry, all being descendants of John DILNOT who was listed in 1395 as a Freeman of Canterbury. There are also WW1 casualties with the names DEVESON, FOX, GAGE, GOLDFINCH, SWINERD & WINCHESTER who are descendants of John DILNOT through female lines. (click here for their common ancestry)
[To all intents and purposes this page constitutes a one-name-study]

DIXON: The following are all descendants of my 12xGreat-Grandparents Sylvester DIXON and his wife Elizabeth (nee BAKER): William Alfred DIXON and his brother Ernest Edward DIXON [Dover memorial], William George DIXON [Sheldwich], Stanley Gordon GOLDSACK [St Margarets-at-Cliff], Edward James KENNETT [Shepherdswell], and Ernest Samuel FARRETT [Dover]. (click here for their common ancestry)

DIXON: Albert Charles DIXON listed on the East Langdon memorial, William John DIXON listed on the memorial at River, and Albert James DIXON commemorated at St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, were all first cousins. Arthur William Edwin DIXON who is listed on the memorial at Tilmanstone was their third cousin. Alfred George DIXON commemorated at Eastry was a fourth cousin once removed, to the first three named. Harold Osborn DIXON commemorated at Coldred was also a distant cousin to them, as were James William CHIDWICK of Brook, Cecil ALLEN of Alkham and Thomas Edward HOILE of Eastry. (click here for their common ancestry)

DIXON/BAILEY: William John DIXON commemorated at River, and George BAILEY commemorated at Alkham were second cousins. (click here for their common ancestry).

FAGG/GOLDUP/RYE: The following are all descendants if John FAGG born about 1760: Walter William FAGG of Stourmouth; Harold Ernest FAGG of Wingham; Ernest Willie GOLDUP of River; George RYE and John RYE both of Alkham. (click here for their common ancestry)

FOREMAN/TWERRELL: George William FOREMAN commemorated at East Langdon was a second cousin to the two TWERRELL brothers listed on the Hernhill Memorial.

GAGE: Walter James GAGE, commemorated at East Langdon, and Wilfred Roy GAGE, commemorated on the Dover Town Memorial, were first cousins.

GAGE/GOLDSACK: Walter James GAGE, commemorated at East Langdon was a third cousin, once removed to Stanley Gordon GOLDSACK who is commemorated at St Margarets at Cliffe.

GODDEN: Frederick Edward GODDEN & Albert Edward GODDEN, both commemorated at Aldington, were brothers. Edward William GODDEN commemorated at Mersham was their second cousin. Albert GODDEN commemorated at both Charing & Kennington was a third cousin once removed to the first two named. (common ancestry to follow).

GOLDUP: Albert Edward GOLDUP (Willesborough) and William John GOLDUP were brothers. A third brother, James Thomas GOLDUP lost both his legs at Ypres 19 June 1915.

GOLDUP: The following were all descendants of Stephen GOLDUP, born 1669 at Petham: Henry George GOLDUP, William John GOLDUP, Albert Edward GOLDUP, Sidney Frank William GOLDUP, William Thomas GOLDUP, Thomas Alfred GOLDUP, Ernest Willie GOLDUP, Ernest Alfred SHARP, William Thomas SHARP, Edward Sidney Henry SHARP, Frederick Stephen George SHARP and Leonard Albert CAREY. (click here for their common ancestry).

HADAWAY: Edward HADAWAY and Percy HADAWAY, both listed on the Elham memorial were brothers.

HAMMON/SHRUBSOLE: Charles Francis HAMMON commemorated at Saltwood, and Cecil Nelson Frederick HAMMON commemorated at Brook were fourth cousins. Henry George SHRUBSOLE listed on the memorial at Sellindge was a second cousin to Charles Francis HAMMON, and a fourth cousin to Cecil Nelson HAMMON. (click here for their common ancestry).

HAMMOND: Albert HAMMOND and Frederick HAMMOND, both listed on the Westmarsh memorial, were brothers. They both enlisted in 7th Btn The Buffs, and they had consecutive service numbers.

HAMMOND/FOX/GOLDFINCH: The following were all descendants of Jeremiah HAMMOND 1723-1809, and his wife Esther (nee PETT): Arthur Edward HAMMOND, Frederick Maurice HAMMOND, Ernest Alfred FOX, Albert Charles FOX, [all commemorated at Shepherdswell], Walter James FOX [Faversham], and Edward Thomas GOLDFINCH [commemorated at River]. (click here for their common ancestry).

HANDCOCK/HUSK: Albert HANDCOCK, Frederick HANDCOCK and William HANDCOCK, all listed on the memorial at Brook were brothers. They are also commemorated on the memorial at Wye. Albert HUSK commemorated at Tilmanstone was their second cousin once removed. (common ancestry to follow)

HARLOW: Alfred William HARLOW and George John HARLOW, both listed on the memorial at Ash, were brothers.

HAYWARD/PRESCOTT: John Henry HAYWARD and Richard Henry PRESCOTT, both listed on the Dover Town Memorial, were first cousins. (Their mothers were sisters, nee BARTLETT)

HICKSON: Arthur HICKSON and Sidney HICKSON, both commemorated on the Roll of Honour in Selling Church, were brothers.

HOARE: Jack HOARE and George HOARE, both commemorated on the memorial at Chilham were brothers.

HOARE: Thomas HOARE commemorated on the War Memorial at Sheldwich, and George HOARE (see above), who is commemorated on the Chilham War Memorial were first cousins. They both enlisted at Canterbury in 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). They were both killed in action on the same day, 3rd May 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres. (click here for details of their common ancestry)

HOGBIN/SHARP: Walter James Nicholson HOGBIN and Ernest Alfred SHARP who are both commemorated on the Dover Memorial, were first cousins once removed.  Ernest’s grandmother (Clara) and Walter’s father (Stephen John) were sister and brother.

HOPER/WHITEHEAD: This research has been provided by Diana M. Ward. (click here for more information)

HOWLAND: Walter George HOWLAND and Elgar Henry HOWLAND, both listed on the Mersham memorial, were brothers.

MAXTED: The MAXTED family of Temple Ewell near Dover suffered heavily. Three brothers were lost in WW1 – viz. Walter George MAXTED, Henry John MAXTED, & Albert Edward MAXTED. Two sons of the afore-mentioned Walter George were lost in WW2 – viz. Walter Charles MAXTED & William Henry MAXTED.

MAXTED: Robert Friend MAXTED commemorated on the memorial at Westmarsh was a third cousin to the three MAXTED brothers commemorated on the Temple Ewell memorial.

NEAME: Worldwide there were a total of twelve men called NEAME who lost their lives serving in World War One. This page shows a common ancestry for eleven of them. The twelfth man (a New Zealander), was also part of this family group but through a more distant line which I have not shown. You may also like to look at the Neame Family Website.

OTTAWAY: Alfred OTTAWAY commemorated at Lower Halstow, and John William OTTAWAY of Milton Regis were brothers. (further details on the OTTAWAY family in general will be posted soonest).

PACKHAM/WOOD: Alfred PACKHAM and Albert WOOD, both listed at West Malling, were First Cousins.

PAY/FOX/GAMMON/SNELLER/TUMBER: The following are all descendants of William PAY and his wife Margaret (nee STREETING): Thomas James PAY, Albert Charles FOX, Ernest Alfred FOX, Charles GAMMON, Charles William SNELLER, Ernest Alfred SNELLER, Henry James Arnold SNELLER, James William SNELLER &, Robert Walter TUMBER. (click here for their common ancestry)

PEGDEN: All listed at Elham: William PEGDEN and Austin PEGDEN were brothers, and Sidney PEGDEN was their nephew.

POUT: George Alfred POUT and John Alfred POUT, both commemorated at Hernhill, were brothers. Ernest John POUT, commemorated at Selling and at Sheldwich, was their first cousin. (click here for their common ancestry)

RAMSAY: Norman RAMSAY listed at Ickham, was the Uncle of John Marmaduke RAMSAY listed at Tilmanstone.

SEAMER: William Isaac SEAMER listed on the Upchurch memorial, was the Uncle of Edward Thomas SEAMER, also listed on the Upchurch memorial. (click here for their common ancestry)

SHARP/OVENDEN: Ernest Alfred SHARP listed on the Dover Memorial, and Arthur William OVENDEN commemorated at Kingston were third cousins. (click here for their common ancestry)

STANNARD: There are just six names on the memorial in the village of Kingston near Barham. Of the six, three were brothers. Viz.: Norman John STANNARD, Frederick Thomas STANNARD and Frank Albert STANNARD.

TANTON: Ebenezer Frank TANTON listed at Hougham, and Robert TANTON listed at Lenham were third cousins. (click here for their common ancestry)

TOWNER: John Edgar TOWNER, Christopher Charles TOWNER & Herbert Norris TOWNER who are all commemorated on the memorial at Charing, were brothers. (See Roll of Honour page)


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