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Edward SPILLETT
 1764 - 1834

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  • Christened  10 Jun 1764  Stalisfield, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  18 Aug 1834  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4063  Young Family Kent Ancestry
    Last Modified  02 Jan 2009 16:31:11 
     
    Father  Henry SPILLETT, c. 7 May 1727, Charing, Kent, England  
    Mother  Ruth LUCAS, c. 8 May 1726, Charing, Kent, England  
    Family ID  F2960  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Sophia GREENWOOD, c. 5 May 1765, Faversham, Kent, England  
    Married  3 Sep 1786  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances SPILLETT, c. 15 Apr 1787, Faversham, Kent, England
    >2. Ann SPILLETT, c. 31 Aug 1788, Faversham, Kent, England
     3. Edward SPILLETT, b. May 1794, Faversham, Kent, England
    >4. Sophia SPILLETT, b. Jan 1798, Faversham, Kent, England
    >5. Benjamin SPILLETT, c. Sep 1800, Faversham, Kent, England
     6. Mary SPILLETT, b. Mar 1805, Faversham, Kent, England
    Family ID  F1299  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • In order to reconstruct this Edward Spillett within his correct family it was necessary to look at several families with children named Edward who had all been christened within 20 miles of each other within a 20-year span. The possible candidates matching this criteria were

      - Edward son of Thomas and Susanna christened at Chartham in 1750
      - Edward son of Henry and Ruth christened during 1764 at Stalisfield
      - Edward son of Thomas and Anne christened during 1767 at Throwley

      Other children named Edward were christened within the same 20-mile vicinity be in much earlier times and so, have been removed from the list of possible candidates particularly when the burial were examined for the three above noted children. Of the three noted above, there really are only two strong contenders, those being the children christened during the 1760s for the burials of these two children help to firmly place each Edward within his correct family group.

      At Throwley an Edward was buried on 3 June 1784 aged 17 years. This age when subtracted from the year of of burial produces a birth year of approximately 1767 which fits ideally with the son of Thomas and Anne, also christened at Throwley during 1767.

      At Faversham there is a burial of an Edward aged 70 years, residing on Water Lane during August 1834 producing a birth year of approximately 1764. We know this fellow to have married Sophia Greenwood and to have been the father of the Benjamin Spillett who married Sarah Gregory.

      It is also interesting to note that in the family of Henry and Ruth, now determined to be the parents of the Edward Spillett at Faversham, there was a child named Benjamin, being a younger brother to Edward. I have not identified a burial or marriage for this particular Benjamin nor for their brother Henry. However, I have identified a reasonable firm prospect for a marriage of their sister, Margaret at Selling during 1774 to a Thomas Acust. Benjamin Acust, a son of Thomas and Margaret, later married one of Edward's daughters, Frances, in essence, he married his cousin. This close relationship between the Acust lines as well as the constant migration of Henry and Ruth and their children from Lenham, to Stalisfield, to Selling and eventually into Faversham, tends to strongly suggest that others along this line of Spilletts would also likely travel to the same destinations to take work and be near relatives.

      There is another Thomas Spillett that turns up at Throwley. According to the age on his burial in 1809 of 88 years his birth year is set at approximately 1721. It appears that this particular fellow married twice, first to Susannah Andrew at Stalisfield during 1749 and second to Anne Cork at Otterden in 1764. His first wife was buried at Throwley during 1762 and his second wife was also buried at Throwley during 1768. The children from both marriages were christened in various places - Throwley, Stalisfield, and Ospringe. This elder Thomas may have been the brother of Henry and uncle to this Edward that married Sophia Greenwood. It appears that in Thomas' family the first born son, Thomas also named a child of his Benjamin, which may have been in honour of his cousin or the brother of his uncle's wife, Ruth Lucas. That Thomas may have named his one son Benjamin in error thinking that the name was found along his own direct line. In any event the children of the two Thomases also eventually migrate into Faversham and Preston-next-Faversham. When looking at the various registers and considering all events together, as a group, it is fairly obvious that, even in the face of a lack of solid primary evidence linking all of these families at Throwley and Stalisfield together, there is sufficient preponderance of evidence found in migration patterns, naming patterns, and occupations as well as the Acust kin marriage to make the statement that they are all linked along familial blood lines.

      As an aside and a possible resolution of the missing Edward at Chartham, it should be noted that there was a marriage of an Edward Spillett in Barham to a woman named Ann. That couple then turn up in Chartham shortly after their marriage to christen several children. I would tend to be of the opinion that this Edward is the child of the Chartham family and not otherwise associated with the Stalisfield/Throwley group.
     

  

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