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Significant Memorials, Headstones and Plots

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as we discover significant memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Abraham Huntley - the life and times

On Saturday two of our Friends discovered a grave stone lying in the grave of Edward Hobday whilst doing their regular Saturday morning work session. The top was broken, so the name was missing, just the fact that it was the wife of Abraham Huntley.  A little more digging – the literal sort with a fork – turned up the top of the stone in the same grave, with the name Mary, so equipped with a name and what little we could make from the rather worn dates, we started to investigate Abraham and Mary. 1844 -  Abraham was born in Mersham, Kent to William Huntley, an agricultural labourer and Eleanor.  The fourth of seven children. 1864 - Abraham married  Mary Hobday in Oct in Christchurch, Folkestone.  She was born Folkestone in 1844. 1870 - Dec Quarter Stephen born of Abraham and Mary. 1871 - Living 1 St Eanswythe’s Terrace with Mary.  Four children, Jeremiah 5, Elizabeth 4, Edward 2, Stephen 4 months. A fly driver (a one horse lightweight carriage). 1871 - December   Stephen died.  Buried Folkestone Cemetery Dec 10th, grave space number 2239.  Living St Eanswythes Terrace. 1880 - 2nd Oct Abraham applied for a licence for No 1 Garden Terrace. The rent of the house was £25 a year and it had a club room, four bedrooms and three rooms downstairs.  This was refused, but a request for a licence to sell off the premises was granted.  From then until 1888 he applied for a licence to sell beer in the house every year and was refused.  Mr Mowell, who supported his claim in the court, suggested that some magistrates were biased because they belonged to the Blue Ribbon Temperance Society. 1881 - Living 15 Garden Terrace (also known as Broadmead Road) with Mary. Four Children, Jeremiah 15, Elizabeth 14, Edward 12, Alfred 8.   1882 - Abraham had a dispute with his beer provider over the agreed costs, which he lost in the County Court.  More details at http://evenmoretales.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/agnes-inn-broadmead-road- 1881-1974-off.html 1888 - Mary died 1st Jan at Garden Terrace.  Buried 9th Jan 1888 -29th December. The licence of the Agnes Inn, Garden Terrace was transferred from Abraham to William Stockton. 1889 - 16th Feb Abraham appeared in the Canterbury Bankruptcy Court.  He had £7 4s 5d to meet debts of £460 0s 10d.  The case was adjourned several times but on being told to read over the notes of his public examination, he replied that he could not read.  The Registrar told him he should learn immediately, it was disgraceful for a man like him. 1889 - June Quarter -  Abraham married Alice Mary A Cockett born 1866 in Folkestone. 1891 - Living 17 Broadmead Road with Alice.  Two children, Alice 2, Infant son 13 days.  A fly driver.  Next door at the Agnes Inn is Alfred Stockton and Ann his wife, with George their son, married to Elizabeth Huntley, and Jeremiah and Alfred Huntley, her brothers.  Also one other lodger. 1901 - Abraham living 17 Broadmead Road in one room. Head of house, cab driver and groom.  1901 – Alice was living at 92, Black Bull Road, in one room, head of the house, married, dressmaker aged 32.  No children with her. 1911 - Abraham was living 10 Alexandra Place with Mildred his sister in law, widow of Joseph Jeremiah, and a lodger.  He has written ‘married for 22 years’ and crossed it out.  Now a batchelor man. 1923 - Abraham died 11th July.  Buried Folkestone Cemetery, 18th July.  Living 10 Alexandra Mews where he died.  A fly driver. 1933 - March Quarter - Alice married Henry A. Krischke born 1905, Q1 1933, Elham R.D. and had twin girls in the Dec Quarter 1933. 1975 - Henry died 25th June and was buried at Hawkinge 30th June. Researched and written by Carole and Karl.
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS
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Significant Memorials,

Headstones

and Plots

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as we discover significant memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Abraham Huntley - the life and times

On Saturday two of our Friends discovered a grave stone lying in the grave of Edward Hobday whilst doing their regular Saturday morning work session. The top was broken, so the name was missing, just the fact that it was the wife of Abraham Huntley.  A little more digging – the literal sort with a fork – turned up the top of the stone in the same grave, with the name Mary, so equipped with a name and what little we could make from the rather worn dates, we started to investigate Abraham and Mary. 1844 -  Abraham was born in Mersham, Kent to William Huntley, an agricultural labourer and Eleanor.  The fourth of seven children. 1864 - Abraham married  Mary Hobday in Oct in Christchurch, Folkestone.  She was born Folkestone in 1844. 1870 - Dec Quarter Stephen born of Abraham and Mary. 1871 - Living 1 St Eanswythe’s Terrace with Mary.  Four children, Jeremiah 5, Elizabeth 4, Edward 2, Stephen 4 months. A fly driver (a one horse lightweight carriage). 1871 - December   Stephen died.  Buried Folkestone Cemetery Dec 10th, grave space number 2239.  Living St Eanswythes Terrace. 1880 - 2nd Oct Abraham applied for a licence for No 1 Garden Terrace. The rent of the house was £25 a year and it had a club room, four bedrooms and three rooms downstairs.  This was refused, but a request for a licence to sell off the premises was granted.  From then until 1888 he applied for a licence to sell beer in the house every year and was refused.  Mr Mowell, who supported his claim in the court, suggested that some magistrates were biased because they belonged to the Blue Ribbon Temperance Society. 1881 - Living 15 Garden Terrace (also known as Broadmead Road) with Mary. Four Children, Jeremiah 15, Elizabeth 14, Edward 12, Alfred 8.   1882 - Abraham had a dispute with his beer provider over the agreed costs, which he lost in the County Court.  More details at http://evenmoretales.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/ agnes-inn-broadmead-road-1881-1974- off.html 1888 - Mary died 1st Jan at Garden Terrace.  Buried 9th Jan 1888 -29th December. The licence of the Agnes Inn, Garden Terrace was transferred from Abraham to William Stockton. 1889 - 16th Feb Abraham appeared in the Canterbury Bankruptcy Court.  He had £7 4s 5d to meet debts of £460 0s 10d.  The case was adjourned several times but on being told to read over the notes of his public examination, he replied that he could not read.  The Registrar told him he should learn immediately, it was disgraceful for a man like him. 1889 - June Quarter -  Abraham married Alice Mary A Cockett born 1866 in Folkestone. 1891 - Living 17 Broadmead Road with Alice.  Two children, Alice 2, Infant son 13 days.  A fly driver.  Next door at the Agnes Inn is Alfred Stockton and Ann his wife, with George their son, married to Elizabeth Huntley, and Jeremiah and Alfred Huntley, her brothers.  Also one other lodger. 1901 - Abraham living 17 Broadmead Road in one room. Head of house, cab driver and groom.  1901 – Alice was living at 92, Black Bull Road, in one room, head of the house, married, dressmaker aged 32.  No children with her. 1911 - Abraham was living 10 Alexandra Place with Mildred his sister in law, widow of Joseph Jeremiah, and a lodger.  He has written ‘married for 22 years’ and crossed it out.  Now a batchelor man. 1923 - Abraham died 11th July.  Buried Folkestone Cemetery, 18th July.  Living 10 Alexandra Mews where he died.  A fly driver. 1933 - March Quarter - Alice married Henry A. Krischke born 1905, Q1 1933, Elham R.D. and had twin girls in the Dec Quarter 1933. 1975 - Henry died 25th June and was buried at Hawkinge 30th June. Researched and written by Carole and Karl.
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS