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Chesson Family

14th August 2017

Anthea Remnant:

Hello Sheila.
Thank you for your response. When you visit your Dad, could you add that my great grandfather lived in Cowden,William Henry and his brother Charles Thomas Chesson. In The 1911 census Obediah lived in Markbeech. I hope this helps with working out how we link in
Anthea Remnant(nee Chesson)

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Chesson Family

12th August 2017

Sheila Tubey Nee Chesson:

Good evening. My randfather Mark Chesson lived at Rickwood Farm in Cowden. I was born at Curds Cottages. AS far as I know Grand dad can from the Isle of Sheppy. When I visit Dad, I will ask if there is a Hawkhurst connection

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23rd June 2017

Gary Barker:

Cranbrook and Hawkhurst Rotary Club installed John Craig as President. We wish him success in his term 2017-2018.

Gary Barker. Vice President.

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Chesson Family

22nd April 2017

Anthea Remnant:

Hi RJ. I was amazed to get your message after so long! I am on Ancestry but have no idea how to find your tree name as there were over 3,000 trees! Is there a way to find yours easily? I would love to work out how your Chessons relate to mine. My son has also had the DNA test. If it's easier my email is Anthea

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Chesson Family

20th April 2017

R J:

Hi Anthea. It's a late reply, but I also am a descendant of the Hawkhurst / Cranbrook Chessons. If you are on Ancestry, I am ancestryguy99. My tree has over 1000 people, all confirmed with good sources. I even have myself and mum DNA tested and there's another descendant from the Chessons confirmed by DNA matching over there. Would be great to hear from you and maybe collaborate and share information :)

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Wolfhound Hotel

10th April 2017

Mike Gunnill:

I am writing a feature which will mention, the Wolfhound Hotel, Hawkhurst. Does anyone know where the hotel was, address etc.? Grateful for any possible assistance. Thank you.


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11th February 2017

Eugene Foser:

Are there any Foster's still living in the area? My gggfather was born in Hawkhurst.

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18th or early 19th c Cemetery?

10th February 2017

Carol F Lee:

Is there a cemetery in Hawkhurst with gravestones from the late 18th or early 19th centuries and someone who has inventoried the gravestones? My husband is descended from Edward Winser and Elizabeth Russell of Hawkhurst. We will be in London this summer from the U.S. and would be interested in visiting family graves if any survive in or around Hawkhurst.

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23rd January 2017

Frances Travers:

I found a lady who responded to my enquiry about ponies enjoying some TLC but since moving here I have lost her contact details.

If she reads this could she put a message up, again for me please.

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Smugglers Pub

18th September 2016

Ruth Birch:

Does anyone know if the smugglers pub closure is temporary or permanent?


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