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Generation: 1
  1. Frances NUTT c. 3 Oct 1839, Faversham, Kent, England.

    Frances m. DRIVER [Group Sheet]

    1. Ada L. DRIVER b. 1863, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    2. Ernest W. DRIVER b. 1866, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    3. Percy John DRIVER b. 1869, Whitstable, Kent, England.

Generation: 2
  1. Matthew John NUTT b. 9 Nov 1817, Faversham, Kent, England; d. 21 Oct 1865, Whitstable, Kent, England; bur. Whitstable, Kent, England.

    This is the only child of James and Mercy Nutt for which I have been able to locate a marriage. Mathew John married Frances Spicer on 25 November 1838 and had five children.

    In 1841 the family lived on North Lane and Matthew worked as a mariner. By 1851 the family had moved to Kingshead Quay. Matthew was off at sea and his father, James, then widowed, was living with the family.

    Between the time of Matthew John's death and the 1871 census the family unit had disintegrated. Frances was working as a housekeeper for Henry Walker, a painter on Partridge Lane, and the children had all dispersed.

  2. Matthew m. Frances SPICER 25 Nov 1838, Faversham, Kent, England. Frances b. Abt 1816, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 28 Apr 1874, Faversham, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

  3. Frances SPICER b. Abt 1816, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 28 Apr 1874, Faversham, Kent, England.

    1. 1. Frances NUTT c. 3 Oct 1839, Faversham, Kent, England.
    2. Frederick Norton NUTT c. 28 Jan 1842, Faversham, Kent, England.
    3. Edwin M. NUTT b. 1843, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. Whitstable, Kent, England.
    4. Eliza NUTT b. 1846, Faversham, Kent, England.
    5. Mercy Taylor NUTT b. 1848, Faversham, Kent, England.

Generation: 3
  1. Stephen aka James NUTT c. 21 Jul 1776, Faversham, Kent, England; d. 22 Nov 1862, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 22 Nov 1862, Faversham, Kent, England.

    Throughout his life and, indeed, on every document available, save the original christening entry, Stephen was referred to as James. I found this to be highly unusual but eventually found the answer in a handwritten note that had been inserted amongst the pages of the Faversham parish register during 1800/1801. There is something mysterious about James and his family. For some reason he segregated himself from the rest of his family and never did their paths seem to cross. He married Mercy Taylor of Minster, Sheppey on 3 March 1798. It was the witnesses to the marriage that first brought to light for me that Stephen and James were one and the same person: Mary Nutt and her soon-to-be-husband, John Milsted, were the witnesses for the marriage of James and Mercy.

    Of James and Mercy's eleven children only 4 survived. Sarah, his third child died at age 17, Catherine died at age 15, Mercy at 23 and Sarah Eliza at 18. Mercy did have one child - Mary Sills Nutt christened on 24 January 1830. Unfortunately, this little girl also died during March of 1835.

    At the time of Mercy's (James' wife) death in February of 1847 the family was living on Abbey Street. By 1861, however, James had moved over to Hog Island and despite his advanced age was still working as a dredger.

  2. Stephen m. Mercy TAYLOR 3 Mar 1798, Faversham, Kent, England. Mercy b. 1778, Sheppey, Kent, England; bur. 6 Feb 1847, Faversham, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

  3. Mercy TAYLOR b. 1778, Sheppey, Kent, England; bur. 6 Feb 1847, Faversham, Kent, England.

    1. Catherine NUTT c. 10 Nov 1799, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 4 Apr 1800, Faversham, Kent, England.
    2. Mary NUTT c. 19 Apr 1801, Faversham, Kent, England.
    3. Sarah NUTT c. 11 Jul 1802, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 27 Jun 1819, Faversham, Kent, England.
    4. James NUTT c. 10 Jun 1804, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 27 May 1808, Faversham, Kent, England.
    5. Thomas NUTT c. 20 Jul 1806, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 29 Aug 1806, Faversham, Kent, England.
    6. Catherine NUTT c. 28 Jun 1807, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 17 Mar 1822, Faversham, Kent, England.
    7. Mercy NUTT c. 26 Mar 1809, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 25 Apr 1834, Faversham, Kent, England.
    8. James Matthew NUTT c. 14 Apr 1811, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 15 Jun 1834, Faversham, Kent, England.
    9. Esther NUTT b. 5 Feb 1814, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 16 Jan 1851, Faversham, Kent, England.
    10. 2. Matthew John NUTT b. 9 Nov 1817, Faversham, Kent, England; d. 21 Oct 1865, Whitstable, Kent, England; bur. Whitstable, Kent, England.
    11. Sarah Eliza NUTT b. 11 Aug 1819, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 3 Jun 1837, Faversham, Kent, England.

Generation: 4
  1. Thomas NUTT b. 1745; bur. 6 Jan 1839, Faversham, Kent, England.

    Our Thomas Nutt, Senior was born circa 1745, based on the age recorded on his burial. He married Mary Herman on 21 October 1770 at Faversham after publication of banns. Thomas was described as being "of Faversham" but no christening for him appears in any of the church registers. There is no direct evidence of Thomas' occupation however I suspect that he was somehow involved in the fishing industry. His sons were variously a fisherman, dredger, and mariner and Thomas, Senior rented a large tract of property in Ospringe between 1790 and 1794 from the Earl of Guildford. That property was assessed at GB32 per year and must have been some form of warehouse operation. The further good standing of Thomas Nutt and his son, Thomas, is evidenced by the fact that both were nominated as burgesses of Faversham and appear on the burgess rolls from 1837 through 1840. As a burgess of the town both Thomas, Senior and Thomas, Junior were free men and therefor entitled to vote. The rated property which qualified both of them as burgesses was located on Abbey Street.

    During 1757 an Edward Nutt was assessed as both owner and occupier of property on Court and Abbey Streets in Faversham. Unfortunately, there is an almost 20-year gap in the land tax assessments between 1762 and 1780 so it is impossible to determine from that source if a later assessment included this Edward Nutt or if the property that he had occupied eventually flowed through to our Thomas.

    The next assessment in Faversham is that of Thomas Nutt as tenant of Richard Pratt during the years 1780 through 1782. As of 30 May 1783, however, Thomas has purchased property which he continued to own and occupy through 1793. Again, a gap in the land tax assessment records occurrs from 1793 to 1831. From the manorial records for the manor of Faversham in 1802 Thomas Nutt appeared before the court to bring his tenure of manorial holdings into good standing. He was recorded as being both owner and occupier since 1782 of a messuage and premises in Abbey Street East in the town. Occupiers of adjacent property, two on Abbey Street and two in Court Street "or the passage behind" were recorded as James Nutt, Matthew Harmon, John Harmon and Willson Stephen Admans. James Nutt we know is the son of Thomas. Matthew and John Harmon are also related by marriage as brothers-in-law of Thomas Nutt. I have not, however, determined any relationship between the Admans fellow and either the Harmon or Nutt families.

    A brief note appeared in the manorial court records during 1839, 1840 and 1843 indicating that a John Pay was purchaser of the holdings of Thomas Nutt, Senior. Unfortunately, the entries in 1839 and 1840 were only very brief and no further details were provided. A full entry was recorded in the court during 1841 so it is quite curious why mention needed to be made again during 1843 of the transaction.

    There was also a John Nutt who was buried at Faversham during 1788 at the age of 59 years (bc 1729). It is quite possible that John was an uncle or older brother of our Thomas, Senior. Again, no christening has been found in Faversham or neighbouring parishes for John. Similarly, an Ann Nutt married a Thomas Allen during 1779 at Faversham. All of the known children of that couple were christened at Selling, the native parish of Thomas Allen. This Ann was born circa 1759 and could possibly be the daughter of the unidentified John Nutt. Alternatively, she may be a younger sister of our Thomas Nutt, senior.

    From the files of Arthur Percival, M.B.E., M.A. D.Litt., F.S.A., of the Faversham Fleur de-lis Heritage Centre, the following information was received by letter dated 1 September 2000 addressed to Janet M. Epps, (a copy of which was forwarded to me by Janet), concerning this Thomas Nutt: "Thomas Nutt (1745-1839) paid a rate on a house on the east side of Abbey Street on 20 December 1785. He was also a party to a lease (April 1782) which related to 93-94 Abbey Street and 11-12 Oyster Court (at the rear of 93-4). Whether he actually lived in any of these I cannot say, but the probability is that he lived at either 93 or 94 Abbey Street - one of them, at least, a medieval timber-framed building which still survives. He was a dredger (ie oyster dredger) according to a 1794 directory.

    series Chartae Antiquae
    sub-series Chartae Antiquae W

    Repository Canterbury Cathedral Archives
    Level file
    RefNo CCA-DCc-ChAnt/W/217
    PreviousNumbers B 191 (Norris); W 215 (late 19th c)
    Title Probate with will and codicil annexed
    Date 2 May 1655
    Date 12 Mar 1653
    Description Will, testament and codicil of Margaret Bargrave of St Mildred's parish, Canterbury, widow, dated 20 Fen and 12 Mar 1653. She wishes to be buried in St Mildred's church, in the grave of her first husband. Bequests to: Margaret Wilkins, daughter of George Wilkins, gent, deceased; Edward Alexander and Jane Alexander, son and daughter of Edward Alexander deceased, the testarix's cousin; Mr Lee, minister of St Mildred's church; Katherine and Elizabeth Smith, the testatrix's kinswomen and William Smith, their brother; John Polhill and Thomas Polhill, sons of John Polhill, esq, the testatrix's cousins; Mr William Somner, the testatrix's 'very loving friend'; Thomas Courthop, the testatrix's friend; William Courthop, son of Thomas Courthop; Margaret Bossell, wife of - Bossell [blank in document] of St Dunstan's, Canterbury; John Nutt and Thomas Stonestreet, the testatrix's cousins; Judith Rucke, wife of Laurence Rucke. Bequests are of money, rings and lands in Wye and Brook in the names of Thomas Courthop, William Somner and Edward Pyard, gent. Provision for distribution of money to the poor. She appoints William Somner her executor. The codicil revokes the legacies to Edward and Jane Alexander and leaves a bequest to Jane Alexander, their mother. Proved before the judges for the probate of wills and granting of administrations on 2 May 1655. Signatures of Mark Cottle, B Sankey and W Longmore. Witnesses to the will: Edward Pyard; Elizabeth Richardson Witnesses to the codicil: Elizabeth Richardson; Martha Richardson
    Language English
    PhysicalDescription Parchment, 2mm, attached by seal tag, slightly dirty
    PubNote Calendared in C E Woodruff (ed), Sede vacante wills (Kent Archaeological Society, Canterbury, 1914), p4 Noted in Historical Manuscripts Commission Fifth Report (London, 1876), Appendix, p460
    Extent 2 documents
    SubjectIndex Testaments
    SubjectIndex Wills
    SubjectIndex Money, bequests of
    SubjectIndex Rings, bequests of
    SubjectIndex Poor, bequests to
    SubjectIndex Probate, grants of, Commonwealth

  2. Thomas m. Mary HERMAN 21 Oct 1770, Faversham, Kent, England. Mary (daughter of Matthew HERMAN and Elizabeth IVYSON) c. 12 Sep 1750, Preston-Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 11 Mar 1821, Faversham, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

  3. Mary HERMAN c. 12 Sep 1750, Preston-Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 11 Mar 1821, Faversham, Kent, England.

    1. Thomas NUTT c. 4 Oct 1772, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 29 Nov 1857, Faversham, Kent, England.
    2. John NUTT c. 21 Aug 1774, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 31 Dec 1856, Faversham, Kent, England.
    3. 4. Stephen aka James NUTT c. 21 Jul 1776, Faversham, Kent, England; d. 22 Nov 1862, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 22 Nov 1862, Faversham, Kent, England.
    4. Mary NUTT c. 17 May 1778, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 9 May 1819, Faversham, Kent, England.
    5. Sarah NUTT c. 2 Apr 1780, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 3 May 1780, Faversham, Kent, England.
    6. Sarah NUTT c. 10 Jun 1781, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 26 Jul 1781, Faversham, Kent, England.
    7. Elizabeth Frances NUTT c. 4 Jul 1784, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 17 Oct 1784, Faversham, Kent, England.
    8. Matthew NUTT c. 25 Dec 1785, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 14 Apr 1866, Faversham, Kent, England.
    9. Christian NUTT c. 4 Nov 1792, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 19 May 1793, Faversham, Kent, England.