Hart Family History

Extensive examination of Baptism, Marriage and Death Church registers, Government BMD registers (post 1837) and census records, military records, collaboration with other Hart fishing families in Kent and dogged investigation has led me to believe that the earliest recorded ancestor of my Hart Folkestone fishing family is John Hart who was baptised in 1602 in New Romney in the UK county of Kent.

He is I believe my GGGGGGG Grandfather or the longer form, my Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather

The lineage working forwards towards the current year (2020) from John (born 1601) is I believe as follows:-

John HART was born about 1601 in New Romney, Kent, and baptised about 1602 also in New Romney, Kent. He married Anne TRITTON, on 18/11/1633 in New Romney, Kent. Anne was born about 1602 in New Romney, Kent and she and John had a son Richard baptised in Cheriton.

Richard HART was baptised on 6th Mar 1635 in Cheriton, Kent and died in 1702 in Cheriton, Kent. He married Ann SWEETINGE, on 18 Feb 1662-02-18 in Saltwood, Kent. Richard and Ann had nine children including John HART who was baptised on 1667-11-17 in Cheriton, Kent.

John HART, married Margarett CHEESEMAN (who was born on 28th Sep 1666 in Brabourne, Kent on 27 Oct 1695) at St’s Mary and St Eanswythe, in Folkestone, Kent. John and Margarett had eight children including Edward who was baptised on 29 Oct 1710 in Faversham, Kent, England.

Edward HART married Margaret SAMPSON (baptised on 4 Jul 1716 in Ashford, Kent) on 15 Jul 1744 in Ashford, Kent. Edward and Margaret had four children including Richard HART who was baptised on 5 Jun 1759 in Faversham, Kent, England.

Richard HART. married Mary CHAPMAN (Mary was baptised on 14 Oct 1764 in Folkestone, Kent) on 24 Sep 1788 in Folkestone, Kent. They had ten children Including Thomas HART, who was born on 20 Jan 1796 in Folkestone, Kent.

Thomas HART was born on 20 Jan 1796 and died on 1 Mar 1873 in Folkestone, Kent at the age of 77. He married Elizabeth Puttee CULLEN on 27 Feb 1820 in St’s Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone Kent. Elizabeth was born on 11 Feb 1798 in Folkestone, Kent and was baptised on 11 Feb 1798. She died on 1 Jun 1884 at the age of 86 years. They had four children including John HART who was born on 26 Dec 1831 in Folkestone, Kent. He died on 1 March 1879 in Folkestone, Kent.

Thomas HART was baptised on 1844-12-20 in St’s Mary
and St Eanswythe, Folkestone Kent and died on 1 Mar 1879 in Folkestone, Kent at the age of 47 years. He married Caroline PUNNETT on 6 Dec 1852 in Folkestone, Kent. Caroline was baptised on 15 Jan 1834 in Folkestone, Kent and died on 1 Dec 1877. They had eleven children including James HART (who was commonly referred to as James Henry HART) who was born on 8 Jan 1869 and who died on 1 Jun 1939.

James HART was born on 8 Jan 1869 and married Frances HYNES (aka Kathleen HINES) on 14th November 1894. They had five children, including James Henry HART (who was commonly referred to as Hal).

James Henry Hart married Phyllis Sarah Mary FINK on 24 Mar 1932 in Hackney and they had four children.

No more recent details shown as there are surviving descendants

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