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Cemetery déja-vu

Having recently failed to find CASTLE ancestors at St. Dunstan’s graveyard, Canterbury, it would appear that, like Womenswold, I need to extend my research to a second cemetery.

David Wood, Chairman of the Canterbury Branch of Kent Family History Society (KFHS), informs me that I may find them buried at Canterbury Cemetery, Whitstable Road (just up from St. Dunstan’s). This cemetery opened for business from 1877 and, despite being registered in the parish of St. Dunstan’s, they may be buried there.

This would fit, since the earliest burial of this CASTLE family I have so far is 1883 – time to get hunting again!

Published in: Genealogy | on June 29th, 2009 | No Comments »

Fourth BALDOCK line develops!

After my trip to the cemetery at Blean on Sunday, I began researching the BALDOCK discovered there. This has now opened up a fourth line of research.

I am now researching BALDOCK lines from Womenswold (my direct line), Chartham, my mother’s uncle Bill, who’s origins I hope to trace once I have received his marriage certificate, and the fourth is Ospringe (the Blean connection).

Too much to do, and so little time!

Published in: Genealogy | on June 2nd, 2009 | No Comments »

Mixed cemetery results …

I visited St.Dunstan’s church at Canterbury today, seeking CASTLE ancestry of my mother. Although I was unable to locate the relevant graves, I am confident of their existence from my sources. I believe that they are marked by some of the many weathered headstones.

Following this search, I moved on to nearby Blean and the churchyard at St. Cosmos & St. Damian. This was merely investigatory, with the possibility of locating a HATTON grave. Although I was unsuccessful in this goal, I surprisingly found a BALDOCK grave, for a couple I do not have, buried in the late 20th century. I now hope to trace these back for any possible links.

Published in: Genealogy | on May 31st, 2009 | No Comments »