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William Arthur Durey, spouse, Rebecca LaVelle

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  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    How about this for their marriage?

    Groom: William Drury, single
    Bride: Rebecca Meekley [sic], single
    Marriage: 6th December 1829, Woodchurch, Kent, England
    (marriage found on familysearch)

    DUREY children with mothers maiden name MACLEY/MUCKLEY (post 1837)

    CLARK
    1838 S Quarter in WEST ASHFORD Volume 05 Page 15

    MALE
    1840 M Quarter in WEST ASHFORD Volume 05 Page 13
    MALE (death aged 0)
    1840 M Quarter in WEST ASHFORD Volume 05 Page 12

    ALBERT
    1841 S Quarter in WEST ASHFORD Volume 05 Page 13

    JULIA
    1845 J Quarter in WEST ASHFORD Volume 05 Page 15

    EMMA
    1847 S Quarter in WEST ASHFORD Volume 05 Page 14

    EMILY
    1849 J Quarter in TENTERDEN UNION Volume 05 Page 497

    REBECCA
    1851 M Quarter in TENTERDEN UNION Volume 05 Page 551

    SARAH ANN
    1852 S Quarter in TENTERDEN UNION Volume 02A Page 415

    ANNA
    1857 S Quarter in TENTERDEN UNION Volume 02A Page 462
     
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  2. Chimp

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    Marriage 6th December 1829 after Banns.
    William DRURY [sic], bachelor of this parish of Woodchurch (made his mark)
    Rebecca MEEKLEY [sic], spinster of this parish of Woodchurch (signed)
    Vicar J. R. BROWN
    witnesses:-
    Mark WANSTALL (made his mark)
    James PEARCE (signed)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Welcome to reality Jean, I have done so twice & had to go over my early listings in my Family files & then send corrections to people to whom I'd sent copies.
    Good for the old humility but not so much for the patience ;)

    [I'll bet we are not alone in this.]
     
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    There is a headstone with MI in the Churchyard of Bethersden - Plot G. The South Western Portion.

    Findagrave have an image
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    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=DUREY&GSfn=rebecca&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=159334060&df=all&
     
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    In the link that I gave above it says that one of the children was Emma Durey Shorter who died in 1909. There is this marriage:-

    Emma DUREY
    James SHORTER
    Marriage: 30th October 1867, Bethersden, West Ashford
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    If Williams' father was Thomas, maybe this refers to him

    Kentish Weekly Post 29th August 1817
    Freehold Estates, At Bethersden and Halden.
    To be sold by Auction by Ayerst and Reeve
    At the Royal Oak Inn, Ashford on Tuesday, the 2nd second of September, 1817, at four o'clock in the afternoon, unless previously disposed of by private Contract, of which notice will be given.
    Lot 1. A Freehold Messuage or Tenement with a tiled Barn, convenient lodges and stables, a Garden well stocked with thriving fruit trees, and 10 acres of rich arable Land, little more or less, 5 acres of which are productive hop grounds, recently planted, situate in the parishes of Bethersden and Halden, nearly adjoining the turnpike road, and now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Durey.
    Lot 2. A new erected brick-built Dwelling House, with good Garden, and three acres of hop-ground, more or less, in a high state of cultivation, situate in the parish of Bethersden, near lot 1, in the occupation of the said T. Durey, who will shew the premises.
    Possession may be had at Michaelmas next. The present occupier will give a rent of 5 percent, on the whole of the purchase money.
    For further particulars apply to Mr. Wm. Mercer, or Mr. John Morris, of High Halden.
     
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    What may also be relevant to you is the Will of a William DUREY of Bethersden, Kent, Yeoman, dated 1801 - could this be your William's grandfather perhaps. An abstract of this Will is apparently available for download from the National Archives Discovery online catalogue.

    According to Ancestry's Find a Grave Index, William DUREY died on 13 December 1800 at Bethersden, aged 63, was married to Martha HOVENDON and left issue 5 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried at St Margaret as was your William and his wife Rebecca details of which Chimp has stated in post 24. If you can access Ancestry, it does give a picture of the gravestone but it is almost illegible unfortunately.

    Janet
     
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    Bethersden Cemetery Index
    196. John Durey 10 Jan 1812 age 30 leaving Nancy his wife, one son and one daughter, George and Sarah. Also Martin Town who died 18 Nov 1835 aged 77. Also Nancy their affectionate widow who died 4 April 1865 aged 80.
    197. William Durey late of this parish 13 Dec 1800 aged 63, Martha his wife 10 Dec 1802 aged 69. Left issue 5 sons and 2 daughters.
     
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    What a co-incidence - I was working in Bethersden for a couple of day last week :)
     
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    Looks like William sold the farm some 6 years prior to his death.

    Hastings and St Leonards Observer - 1st October 1892
    Michaelmas Sales by Messrs HATCH & WATERMAN
    On Saturday, October 8th. - At Court Lodge Farm, Bethersden, the Alive and Dead Farming Stock of Mr. William Durey, having sold the farm.
     
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    Chimp, I think this looks very good for the marriage of William Durey and Rebecca Mackley (Meekley, Meckley??) I have seen Rebecca's name spelled several different ways. I have seen her listed as being from Ivychurch, Kent.

    Thank you so much for your interest and reply. I appreciate it very much!
    Jean
    :)
     
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