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Millen and Henneker Family Album

- Aymers in the 1960s
- Claxfield House - the home for the Henneker and Millen family members
- Sharsted Court - Hilda Henneker was in service there

Family Trees

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Family Research - Henneker, Dodd, Davis and Millen links with Greenstreet and Sharsted Court

Family researcher, Barbara Burns, very kindly shared some of her family photographs that illustrate links between her family, our Parish and nearby. Her mother, Gwendolin Henneker, is pictured below visiting her sister Edith Millen at Claxfield House. Gwendoline was a Sittingbourne girl but by the time of this photograph she was living in London.

This collection gives us an insight into family life in and around Lynsted Parish together with images of places - some places continue today (Claxfield House, Sharsted Court and Aymers) but others (Wanstalls) have long since been removed from our street scenes.

The gallery (below) weaves family relationships, events and a sense of time and place principally through the Henneker family.

Henneker Family Connections
Aymers (Lynsted Village) Barbara Burns worked at Aymers (below left) as a Nanny for a year. She recalls her parents stayed over Christmas 1962 in her flat at the top of the house and were trapped by the terrible snowfall that hit the South East on Boxing Day.
Aymers in early 1962
Davis Family of Aymers
Family Members - Henneker and Millen (mostly photographed at Claxfield House
  Wedding photograph of Ann Dodd and James Henneker in Lynsted Church on 7th April 1888  
Young Ernest Millen with his farmer grand-father
1927 Sonny
Sonny at 3 years Claxfield House
Ernie Millen as a child at Claxfield House
In 1930s, Edith (nee Henneker) and Ernest Millen at Claxfield House
Claxfield House at various times to the modern day
Claxfield House from Claxfield Lane
Claxfield House
Claxfield House
Claxfield House
The Millen Family in late 1920s sitting in the back garden
Claxfield House in Late 1920s Millens Ernest junior, Edith, Ernest senior, Aubrey
Primary School photograph including Aubrey Millen
Sharsted Court - workplace for Hilda Henneker (postcards sent home)
Sharsted Court Interior Sharsted Court Drawing Room
Sharsted Court - Formal Garden and Frontage

Sharsted Court Tapestry Room