Documents - Family Stories
This page brings together family names associated with our communities. Often these stories emerge from both researched responses to on-line enquiries and the much appreciated sharing of family researchers. We are also able to draw on historical records from time to time.
Inevitably, some family stories are strongly associated with one particular home or other building. Where there is overlap, the stories will be linked.
Barling Family in Lynsted and Kent - based around research kindly share by Peter Lowe.
Busbridge Family - connection with The Priest's Chair bequest, Lynsted Church.
Frances Fairman - Lynsted's Forgotten Artist - "The Lady Landseer". An intriguing story of high art, travel and poor investments. Research by Lis Heriz-Smith - PDF download.
Fairman, Samuel Creed - landowner. Recorded in the context of the Union Mill that once stood on Claxfield Lane.
Filmer and Whitebread Connections. Shared by John Filmer Whitebread (great grandson of George Alfred Filmer, of the Grange, Greenstreet).
The French Families in Lynsted and Teynham. An important local farming and commercial (butchery) family. Documents and newspaper cuttings explored by Nigel Heriz-Smith.
Greenstreet Family in Lynsted Parish and nearby - Important update from the author, Paul Greenstreet, with very readable and illustrated PDF. You can also obtain a copy of the author's novel based on this local research from the publisher - "Claxfeldestane - a Kentish Insurrection" (£9.99 + postage).
This webpage includes earlier material shared by Bernard Cork.
Henneker Family (with Millen, Dodd and Davis Families) - Claxfield House (Greenstreet) to Sharsted Court
Judges, Fanny - the tragedy of isolation and disturbance leading to a deadly plunge into a well.
Leese Family connected to the Parish - card-index response to a visitor enquiry
Macey/Hudson and Scott Families. This page/link brings together the many threads shared with us by Myra Scott (née Macey) about her family and its impact on our Parish story.
Millen Family - See Henneker - above
Rainer Family Tree - with thanks to Rod Rainer (2013)
Stubbings, Doug - Tales from Teynham - Boyhood Memories of the Thirties. Thanks to Jan, Doug's neice, for permission to share this important local document.
Vallance Family - an important Kent Family with a presence in Lynsted and Sittingbourne.
Wanstall Family (tree) - added to The Wanstalls, Greenstreet.