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Generation: 1
  1. Alfred James Lemon NUTT b. 7 Jun 1860, Faversham, Kent, England.

Generation: 2
  1. John William NUTT c. 11 May 1822, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 7 Aug 1861, Faversham, Kent, England.

    John William Nutt does not appear in Faversham until the time of the 1861 census so it is highly likely that he had run off to sea in his teenage years. Certainly during his early married life, John William maintained a roving spirit. John William's first child, John William Junior, was born at Flushing, Cornwall followed 1 year later with the birth of the second child at Southampton in 1858. John's third and last child was born back at Faversham during 1860 - Alfred James Lemon Nutt.

    As of the time of the 1861 census John and family were living on Wool Quay in the town. Unfortunately, he met an untimely death drowning in the Swale in early August of 1861. His wife remarried a man from Chatham by the name of Richard Martin. All three children were still living at home, then being 15 Fielding Street. John, Jr. was working as a mariner.

    Most of the family does not appear on the 1881 census and had likely moved out of Kent. Alfred appears boarding with a John Cooper at 96 Lynton Road, Bermondsey. At that time he was working as a warehouseman.

  2. John m. Mary NINNIS Mary b. Flushing, Cornwall, England. [Group Sheet]

  3. Mary NINNIS b. Flushing, Cornwall, England.

    1. John William NUTT b. 1847, Flushing, Cornwall, England; c. 5 Feb 1862, Faversham, Kent, England.
    2. Elizabeth Margaret Ann NUTT b. 3 Sep 1857, Southampton, England; c. 5 Feb 1862, Faversham, Kent, England.
    3. 1. Alfred James Lemon NUTT b. 7 Jun 1860, Faversham, Kent, England.

Generation: 3
  1. Matthew NUTT c. 25 Dec 1785, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 14 Apr 1866, Faversham, Kent, England.

    Age on burial was recorded as 80 and residence as Oyster Court.

    Matthew and his wife, Ann Weeks of Ospringe, had ten children during their marriage. Sadly, four of the earliest born children did not survive to adolescence. As of June 1841 the family was living on the east side of Abbey Street close to his son James and daughter-in-law, Sarah (nee Ruck). Matthew was employed as a dredger, as was James. Living at home with Matthew were all five of their surviving daughters. Ann had died a few weeks before the 1841 census was taken.

    By 1851 the family was found to still be living on Abbey Street with Matthew still following his vocation of dredging. Living with him at that time was his daughter, mary, her husband, Frederick Bunting, and one grandchild, Ann Weeks Bunting just 18 months old.

    By 1861, despite his age, Matthew was still working. He had, however, switched from the heavy work of dredging to that of a mariner. He was still living with his daughter Mary and her family who by then had moved over to Oyster Court.

  2. Matthew m. Ann WEEKS 13 Oct 1807, Ospringe, Kent, England. Ann b. 1788, Ospringe, Kent, England; bur. 27 May 1841, Faversham, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

  3. Ann WEEKS b. 1788, Ospringe, Kent, England; bur. 27 May 1841, Faversham, Kent, England.

    1. Ann NUTT c. 28 Aug 1808, Faversham, Kent, England.
    2. Jemima NUTT c. 25 Aug 1810, Faversham, Kent, England.
    3. Matthew Harmon Hiram NUTT c. 7 Mar 1813, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 10 Jul 1814, Faversham, Kent, England.
    4. Matthew James NUTT c. 1 May 1815, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 28 Feb 1826, Faversham, Kent, England.
    5. James Thomas NUTT c. 2 May 1818, Faversham, Kent, England.
    6. Elizabeth Harmon NUTT c. 15 May 1820, Faversham, Kent, England.
    7. 2. John William NUTT c. 11 May 1822, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 7 Aug 1861, Faversham, Kent, England.
    8. Mary NUTT c. 16 May 1824, Faversham, Kent, England; d. 1881/1891.
    9. Sarah NUTT c. 11 Jun 1826, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 20 Nov 1826, Faversham, Kent, England.
    10. Emma NUTT c. 14 Sep 1828, Faversham, Kent, England; bur. 24 Jul 1843, 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. 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. 4. 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.