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APPS family from Bearstead, Kent, England

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William APPS~ born 1814 Bearstead *, Kent, England
married June Qtr 1846 Harriett BOLTON born 1816 Maidstone, Kent, England. Harriett was the daughter of George BOLTON b 1781 The Folly, Kent and Sarah born 1791 The Folly, Kent, England. This was Harriett's 2nd marriage.

William & Harriett APPS had 7 children:-

1.John APPS born 1847 Bearstead, Kent, England
2.William APPS born 1851 Bearstead, Kent, England
3.Thomas APPS born 1853 Bearstead, Kent, England
4.Sarah APPS born 1855 Bearstead, Kent, England
5.Elizabeth Frances APPS born 1860 Bearstead, Kent, England
6.Emma Jane APPS born 1861 Bearstead, Kent, England
7.Isaac APPS 1864-1872 Bearstead, Kent, England. DEATH: Death registration 1872 Maidstone AMJ quarter 2a 328, Isaac Apps aged 9.

*GEOGRAPHY: Bearsted is an ancient village in mid-Kent to the east, and some five miles (7km) from the centre, of Maidstone. The village lies between Maidstone and Ashford. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.

~DEATH: This looks like William's death registration. 1866 Maidstone JAS quarter 2a 296 - William Apps Aged 51.

On the 1841 census there are several entries for William Apps born in Kent c1816 (with age rounded down). It is not possible to be sure which one of them might be ours. Interestingly, however, there is a William Apps aged 65 who is an Agricultural Labourer living on his own at Rose Acre Street, Bearsted, which is where William and Harriet were living in 1861. It might just be coincidence or he might be a relation. (Maidstone, Loose HO107/456/7 Folio 17 Page 2)

The probable marriage registration for William Apps and Harriet Cheeseman is 1846 Maidstone AMJ quarter 5 402. Harriet?s maiden name was probably Bolton. There are two indications why this should be so. On the 1851 census her daughter, Eliza, is aged 8 suggesting a birth in 1843. On FreeBMD there is a possible marriage in 1843 Maidstone AMJ quarter 5 369 between William Cheeseman and Harriet Bolton. Also, on the 1851 census there is a Mary Bolton, Sister in Law living in the same household as William and Harriet. She apparently has a son called George (aged 1).

HO107/457/3 Folio 20 Page 6
Folly, Chart next Sutton Valence, Kent
George 60 Farmer
Sarah 50
All born in county
The image could say BOULTEN, BOULDEN or BOULTON not sure.

Maidstone, Loose RG9/499 Folio 50 Page 15.
Address Rose Acre Street, Bearsted
William Apps Head M 46 Ag Lab Kent Bearsted
Harriet do Wife M 42 Kent Maidstone
John do Son 14 Ag Lab Kent Bearsted
William do Son 10 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Thomas do Son 8 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Sarah do Daur 6 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Elizabeth do Daur 1 Kent Bearsted
Emma do Daur -4mo Kent Bearsted

Maidstone, Loose RG10/939 Folio 56 Page 26
Harriet Apps Head Widow 51 Kent Maidstone
Sarah do Daur 16 Kent Bearsted
Elizabeth do Daur 11 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Isaac do Son 7 Scholar Kent Bearsted
Address Sutton Street, Bearsted

DEATH: There are quiet a few search results for Harriet APPS at One in particular has Harriet Apps aged 60, died 1876 which would fit this one.

Harriett BOLTON first married William CHEESEMAN and it is assumed that he died c1845. [Marriage Source: There is also a marriage for a HARRIET BOLTON in 2nd Quarter 1843 in Maidstone district, one of the other names on the page is WILLIAM CHEESEMAN, Volume 5 Page 369].

William & Harriett CHEESEMAN had one daughter, Eliza CHEESEMAN born 1842 Boughton under Blean, Kent, England. It is known that she married 1864 in the Parish Church, Maidstone District, Kent, England to Stephen HUGHES born 1838 Kent, England and the couple emigrated to New Zealand. More about this family can be found in my HUGHES/CHEESEMAN journals.

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by DebNZ on 2012-11-06 18:58:28

I'm not sure if this is correct..."Harriett was the daughter of George BOLTON b 1781 The Folly, Kent and Sarah born 1791 The Folly, Kent, England."

I am interested in Harriet's line and wonder if you have any documents etc that would prove these are her parents.


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