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HEAD family; Kent, England

HEAD family; Kent, England

Posted: 10 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Apr 2005 4:52PM GMT
Surnames: HEAD, WILKIE, AVERY
Seeking information about the HEAD family from Plumstead, Kent, England to MI, USA

GENERATION C

John HEAD b. abt 1795 possibly in Kent, England. His occupation is gardener at the time his son is married.

GENERATION B

Stephen HEAD born abt 1819/20 in Plumstead, Kent, England; married 9 Dec 1844 in the Parish of Plumbstead, Kent, England [Registration District: Lewisham] to Margaret WILKIE, daughter of Thomas Wilkie [ warrant officer, residing at Woolwich in 1844 ]. Margaret was born in St JohnÂ’s, Newfoundland, Canada 29 Mar. 1826.

1881 Census RG 11/752 ff 12; living at 19 Maxey Road, Plumstead, Kent in St Nicholas's Parish Borough of Greenwich.

At the time of his marriage, Stephen and his father, are both listed as gardeners.

In 1870 Stephen Head’s occupation is shown as a ‘retailer of beer’.

The children of Stephen Head and Margaret Wilkie are:

i. Margaret or Margrat HEAD b. abt 1848 Woolwich, England
ii. Maria HEAD b. abt 1850 Woolwich, England
+iii. Stephen John HEAD b. abt 1853 Lymington, England m. Susannah AVERY 4 May 1876
iv. Matthew HEAD b. abt 1855 Plumbstead, Kent, England [Foundry Labourer]
v. Fanny HEAD b. abt 1858 Plumbstead, Kent, England [Foundry Cook]
vi. Thomas HEAD b. abt 1864 Plumbstead, Kent, England [Foundry Labourer]
vii. Ann HEAD b. abt 1867 Plumbstead, Kent, England
viii. Alice HEAD b. 18 November 1869 at 98 Surrey Street, Landport , Portsea Island (say Portsmouth), Hampshire, England

GENERATION A

Stephen John (WOOLWICH ARSENAL SUPT.) HEAD b. Plumstead, Kent, England abt 1853; m. Susannah AVERY 4 May 1876 at St. Mary’s Church, Lewisham, Kent, England. His occupation was Coppersmith. His father is listed as a ‘Fitter’. At time of their marriage both bride and groom were residents at Exchequer Place, Lewisham.

1881 Census RG 11/754 ff 71+72, living at 39 Walmer Road, Plumstead, Kent in St Nicholas's Parish Borough of Greenwich.

Stephen John HEAD retired from the Royal Gun and Carriage Factory [WOOLWICH ARSENAL] as its Supt. after 42 years service in 1917.

Stephen John HEAD died in 1917 or 1918 as a result of injuries from a WWI German Zeppelin raid over Plumbstead

The children of Stephen John Head and Susannah Avery are:

i. Ethel M. HEAD b. 1877 in Plumstead, Kent, England
ii. Florence S. HEAD b. 1878 in Plumstead, Kent, England; m. WALKEM, Unknown abt 1903.
iii. Constance HEAD b. 1880 in Plumstead, Kent, England; m. HARRIS, Unknown abt 1904.
iv. Lillie HEAD b. abt 1882/83; m. CRAWFORD, Unknown abt 1906.
v. Annie HEAD b. abt 1885/86
vi. Edith HEAD b. abt 1887/88; m. DUMBRILL, Unknown abt 1908.
+vii. Stephen William HEAD b. 20 MAY 1889 m. Annie M. McNeil 24 Mar 1913
viii. Herbert Henry HEAD b. abt 1890

Stephen William HEAD immigrated to the United States in 1907, occupation Joiner.

GENERATION 1

Stephen William HEAD was born in Plumbstead, Kent, England 20 MAY 1889. Stephen died 25 OCT 1942 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA, at 53 years of age.

He married Annie Margaret "Anna" MC NEIL in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, 24 MAR 1913. Annie was born in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI on 8 NOV 1892. She was the daughter of MC NEIL, Allen and PROCTOR, Adaline. Annie died 31 DEC 1964 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., Calif., at 72 years of age.

The children Stephen William Head and Annie Margaret McNeil are:

+i. Leonard John HEAD was born 22 JUN 1914 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.; died 30 Dec 1998 in Thousand Oaks, CA.

ii. HEAD, Herbert William was born in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI 5 MAR 1917. Herbert died MAY 1974 in Concord, CA. He married EVENS, Ann in CA, 6 AUG 1949. Ann was born about 1918.

iii. HEAD, Helen Avery was born 30 September 1918 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Helen died 6 OCT 1970 in Evanston, WY. She married MORGAN, Fred in CA, 27 SEP 1941. Fred was born 21 JUL 1915. Fred died 6 OCT 1970 in Evanston, WY, at 55 years of age.

iv. HEAD, Robert was born in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI about 1925. He married an unknown person in CA, about 1947.

Re: HEAD family; Kent, England

Posted: 11 Nov 2001 8:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Apr 2002 7:37AM GMT
Surnames: head waller read sanders
Hi Jerry,
Just browsing through you family lineage, Alice from Portsea caught my eye.
I have been following my own Head's and just wonder if she could be related.
The earliest my line goes back to currently is about 1655 with George Head -m- Mabell Read in 'Farum' (fareham) Hampshire. They had many children in particular Robert b.1687 who married twice, wife 1.1714 Jane Sanders -have only found one offspring -Robert b.1717 in Portsea. It could be this line that she has come from. Wife 2 Ann Waller 1725,
Portsea. Another son, this time George which is my family line. Not sure if this is any help to you, but hope so..

Re: HEAD family; Kent, England

HEAD (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 2001 3:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COOK, WHITEHORN, SMITH, WILKIE, AVERY, HEAD
Hi Jaki,

Here is what I know about my earliest HEAD ancestors. As you can see they were in Hampshire from about 1718 - 1800 the went ton to kent:

John1 HEAD b. abt. 1690 possibly in Wiltshire, England; m. Sarah Unknown before
1713

In the registers for Broughton we found: "Thomas, son of John Head ( who has brought a certificate from Wishford in Wiltshire) and Sarah his wife,was baptised June 18 1718."

Thomas2 HEAD (John1) b. Abt. 1713 in Broughton, Hampshire, England; m. Mary COOK 17 Jun 1738 in Eling, Hampshire, England. Mary Cook was b. about 1717 in Eling, Hampshire, England.

Thomas3 HEAD (Thomas2, John1) born about 1739/49 at an unknown location in England; married Sarah WHITEHORN in Eling, Hampshire, England, 6 APR 1769; d. JAN 1798.

John4 HEADD (Thomas3, Thomas2, John1) was born in , Hampshire BEF. 25 DEC 1771; baptized in Romsey, Hampshire, 25 DEC 1771; married Sophia SMITH in St. Nicolas, Plumstead, Kent, 14 MAY 1802; died 3 JUN 1855 in Plumstead, Kent.

Stephen5 Head (John4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1) was born 29 JUL 1817 in Landport, Hampshire, England; baptized in St. Nicolas, Plumstead, Kent, 24 AUG 1817; married Margaret WILKIE in St. Nicolas, Plumstead, Kent, 9 DEC 1844; died 28 DEC 1881 in Plumstead, Kent, at 64 years of age.

Stephen John6 HEAD (Stephen5, John4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1) was born 16 APR 1853; baptized in St. Nicolas, Plumstead, Kent, 1 OCT 1854; married Susannah AVERY in St. Mary's, Lewisham, Kent, 4 MAY 1876. See the AVERY family for continuation of this line. His occupation was Coppersmith. His father is listed as a ‘Fitter’. At time of their marriage both bride and groom were residents at Exchequer Place, Lewisham.

Stephen William7 HEAD (Stephen John6, Stephen5, John4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1) was born in Plumstead, Kent, England 20 May 1889. Stephen died 25 Oct 1942 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., CA. He married Annie Margaret "Anna" MC NEIL in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, 24 Mar 1913. Annie was born in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI on 8 Nov 1892. She was the daughter of MC NEIL, Allen and PROCTOR, Adaline. Annie died 31 Dec 1964 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., Calif., at 72 years of age. See the MCNEIL and PROCTOR families for continuation of this line.

In the IGI files I've found hundreds of HEDD, HED, HEADE, HEAD names all over Hampshire in the 1600 - 1800s. I hope this helps. For detail see www.cowboyup.com/British_Trail.html

Regards,
Jerry

Re: HEAD family; Kent, England

Posted: 24 Jul 2003 9:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: HEAD/SAVAGE/WHABAL/WOODLANDS
Hello Head, was very interested in your tree for the HEAD family, I am a HEAD from Southampton and my fathers family have been living and working in the Romsey, East Tytherley, Awbridge, Broughton, Lockerley area of Hampshire since 1690, earlier if I could understand the writing of the time. I was wondering if you have any siblings with Thomas2, George seems to be a family name usually the first born son being named this. I would be very intersted in anything you have. Thanks, Regards Christine

Re: HEAD family; Kent, England

Jerry England (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2003 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
My HEAD line seems to have migrated from Woodford, Wiltshire to Broughton, Hants then on to Eling and Millbrook, Hampshire. Finally an ancestor in my line joined the Royal Artillary and went to Plumstaed, Kent.

My HEADs have lots of John, Thomas, and Stephen male names, but not one George for many generations.

I'll keep your information and see if we connect down the line.

Regards,

Jerry
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