Descendants of Arthur Woollett circa 1560

Here are listed 10 generations of the descendants of Arthur Woollett who was born around 1560 in Hollingbourne, Kent.

(Detailed information on later generations has been with-held as it involves living individuals.)

This is a condensed version of the work of a number of researchers, most notably that of David Woollett, Cecily Harvey, Frances Hudson, Nick Woollett and Ron Miller.
Please contact me if you find errors or omissions. I would like to be able to update this information as more becomes available. There is a query about what happened to George (b.1840) and his family? see below.
There are hyperlinks between the generations to make navigation a little easier. After the name of a primary individual one parent is shown in brackets so that you can link back to the preceding generation. Where a child is included in the following generation there is a link forwards. Additional links lead to related documents.

Click on the tree button  to see the database contents displayed in a new format (10th Oct 2000). Please let me know if this is a useful style of presentation. One big advantage is the inclusion of a names index for this branch of the family. In this instance I have only included true descendants of Arthur and for the first 10 generations. Other relatives who may be on the database are not shown on this tree as, technically, they are not descendants, they would appear on a kinship list.

If you have any supplementary information, details of early wills etc. that I can link to the individuals shown here, it would make these rather cold facts more interesting.


Generation No. 1


Arthur Woollett was born abt 1560 in or of Hollingbourne, Kent.

He married (1) Ann Adams 4 Nov 1580 in Hollingbourne, Kent.  She was buried 14 Sep 1599.

He married (2) Alice Adiy 4 Jan 1600 (also shown as 1598/99) in Hollingbourne, Kent.  She was buried 26 Jan 1609.

Arthur was alive at Lent 1620 when he received 4d alms as one of the poor of Hollingbourne.

Children of Arthur Woollett and Ann Adams are:

i. John Woollett, christened 27 Oct 1583

ii. Alice Woollett, christened 30 Jan 1586

iii. Walter Woollett, born abt 1588 and died abt 1634

iv. Katherine Woollett, christened 7 Sep 1590

v. Margaret Woollett, christened 11 Feb 1593

vi. Ottowell Woollett, born abt 1596 in or of Otham, Kent and died abt 1676

vii. Ann Woollett, christened 19 Aug 1599 and buried 3 Sep 1599

Children of Arthur Woollett and Alice Adiy are:

i. Joan Woollett, christened 27 Aug 1601

ii. Arthur Woollett, christened 20 Mar 1603

iii. Thomas Woollett, christened 10 Apr 1608 and buried 19 Apr 1608


Generation No. 2

Walter Woollett (Arthur)  A Fellmonger of Cranbrook, Kent was christened 25 Feb 1588  ? in Hollingbourne, Kent, and was buried 20 Oct 1634, Cranbrook, Kent 

Walter was a Beneficiary under the will of his (?) brother-in-law, Abraham Twitt, Yeoman of Cranbrook. Proved Canterbury 16 Aug 1620.

He married (1) Adrian Chamberline 18 Apr 1615 in Cranbrook, Kent. She was buried 27 Mar 1621 and is thought to be the sister of John and Alex Chamberline and Julian Twitt (alive 1620).

He married (2) Elizabeth. Alive in 1634

Children of Walter Woollett and Adrian Chamberline are:

i. Anne Woollett, Christened: 14 Jan 1616

ii. A Chrisom Woollett, born abt 1617;  buried 2 Oct 1617

Children of Walter Woollett and Elizabeth are:

i. A Chrisom Woollett, born abt 1622; buried 1 Apr 1622

ii. Walter Woollett, born abt 1623; died abt 1692

iii. Thomas Woollett, christened 20 Mar 1624 buried 1 Sep 1625

iv. Mary Woollett, christened 13 Aug 1626 buried 18 Feb 1629

v. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 10 Feb 1627;  died bef. 1632

vi. Thomas Woollett, christened 17 May 1629, alive in 1634

vii. Edward Woollett, born abt 1630

viii. Mary Woollett, christened 20 Feb 1630, alive in 1634

ix. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 21 Oct 1632, alive in 1634

x. Jane Woollett, christened 26 Jan 1634, alive in 1634

xi. Agnes Woollett, born bef. 1634, alive in 1634

xii. Joan Woollett, born bef. 1634, alive in 1634

Ottowell Woollett (Arthur) was christened 4 Apr 1596, Hollingbourne, Kent, and was buried 18 Oct 1676, Otham, Kent.

He married (1) Dorothy Goldwell 16 Jan 1627 in Otham, Kent. She died bef. 1639

He married (2) Elizabeth Skelton 20 Jan 1640. She was buried 7 Apr 1681, "widow Woollett"

Ottowell was churchwarden at Otham in the late 1650's (1656, 1657, 1658 & 1660) and his name is also shown as Ottwell.

Children of Ottowell Woollett and Dorothy Goldwell are:

i. John Woollett, born abt 1628; died abt 1698

ii. Walter Woollett, born abt 1630; died abt 1708

iii. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 27 Apr 1634


Generation No. 3

Walter Woollett (Walter) was a "dyer of Cranbrook" christened 1 May 1623 and buried 17 May 1692

He married Elizabeth Symon abt 1645. She died abt 1693 and was buried 3 Mar 1693 as "Elizabeth Widow"

Children of Walter Woollett and Elizabeth Symon are:

i. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 21 Mar 1646

ii. Walter Woollett, christened 7 Dec 1651; died bef. 1656

iii. Mary Woollett, christened 25 Dec 1653 and buried 23 Nov 1654

iv. Walter Woollett, christened: 21 Apr 1656 in West Farleigh, Kent.  Died in London before 9th July 1694

A gardener of Cranbrook, Lamberhurst & St Thomas the Apostle, London.

v. Jeane Woollett, born bef. 1657; buried 13 Nov 1657

vi. Thomas Woollett, christened: 15 Nov 1660

Edward Woollett (Walter) was a cordwainer of Cranbrook. christened: 20 Feb 1630

He married Joan Gundy 28 Sep 1654.

Child of Edward Woollett and Joan Gundy is:

i. Thomas Woollett, christened 22 Sep 1655

John Woollett (Ottowell) was christened 6 Apr 1628 and buried 14 Oct 1698

He married Sarah. She was buried 22 Mar 1710

John was churchwarden at Otham in 1683 & 1684

Children of John Woollett and Sarah are:

i. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 10 Dec 1657; died bef. 1661

ii. Mary Woollett, christened 6 Apr 1659 and buried 2 Oct 1665

iii. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 2 Feb 1662
She married William Partridge 26 Apr 1685 in Otham, Kent; born in or of Boxley, Kent.

iv. John Woollett, christened 27 Feb 1667
He married (1) Rebeka; buried 7 Apr 1699
He married (2) Joan Joy, a widow of Langley, 26 May 1703 in Detling, Kent. By licence.

Walter Woollett (Ottowell) was christened 25 Apr 1630, Otham, Kent and was buried 6 Feb 1709, Maidstone, Kent.

He married (1) Elizabeth. She died bef. 1665

He married (2) Elizabeth Hofer 18 Apr 1665 in Otham, Kent. She was buried 4 Aug 1669

He married (3) Elizabeth Garrett 10 Oct 1672  (also shown as Oct 12th 1672) in Otham, Kent. She was born in or of Maidstone, and buried 17 Nov 1702

Walter was a blacksmith of East Lane, Maidstone.  He was made a Freeman 6th June 1657, swore the Oath of Allegiance 12th August 1662, a Hearth Tax payer at East Lane (2 hearths) in 1664, Canterbury Ancestry Court Roll 1709, another reference says died 14th Feb 1709, another reference says born about 1637

Children of Walter Woollett and Elizabeth are:

i. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 1 Feb 1654 (also shown as 1655) in Maidstone, Kent.  Buried 8 Aug 1656

ii. John Woollett, born abt 1657 in Maidstone, Kent; died abt 1722

iii. Walter Woollett, christened 14 Oct 1660 in Maidstone, Kent.  He was buried 6 Nov 1704

He married Sarah Osborn 23 May 1681 in West Farleigh, Kent.

Children of Walter Woollett and Elizabeth Hofer are:

i. Anne4 Woollett, christened 10 May 1667, Maidstone, Kent and buried 13 May 1667

ii. William Woollett, christened 31 Jul 1668, Maidstone, Kent (one account shows 13 Jul 1668) buried 14 May 1669

iii. A Chrisom Son Woollett, born abt 1669 and buried 31 Jul 1669

Children of Walter Woollett and Elizabeth Garrett are:

i. Jane Woollett, born abt 1680; buried Dec 1694

ii. Anne Woollett, christened 1 Jan 1673 in Maidstone, Kent.
She married Thomas Gilby 19 Oct 1704 in Maidstone, Kent.

iii. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 7 Dec 1674, Maidstone, Kent.
She married John Carby 15 Aug 1708 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent.

iv. Mary Woollett, christened 20 Jun 1679
She married James Fever 4 Aug 1703 in East Farleigh, Kent. He was born in or of Maidstone.

v. William Woollett, christened 29 May 1683, Maidstone, Kent. He is said to have died between 14th Feb and 22nd Oct 1709

He married (1) unknown; who died bef. 1708

He married (2) Elizabeth Humphreys 30 Mar 1708 in St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent.

Married by licence, Elizabeth was a widow of Broomfield in Kent.

William was executor of his fathers' will and his occupation is shown as "threadtwister of Stone Street, Maidstone".


Generation No. 4


John Woollett (Walter) was christened 27 Sep 1657, Maidstone, Kent. Buried 6 Aug 1722

He married Elizabeth Miller 27 Aug 1695 in East Malling, Kent.Note says "marriage not found in All Saints records".Alive in 1695.

John, a blacksmith, inherited the East Lane property of his father entirely, after the death of his half-brother, William, in 1709.  He was made a Freeman 28th October 1679.

Between 1715-1722 lived in Stone Borough, Maidstone.  At Stone Burough, Maidstone, in 1726.

Lived in the same house as Richard Woollett and Thomas Woollett, both relatives of William Woollett the engraver.

Children of John Woollett and Elizabeth Miller are:

i. James Woollett, born abt 1696 in Bearsted, Kent., died abt 1778.

ii. John Woollett, known as John of Maidstone, was christened 20 Mar 1698 in Maidstone, Kent.  He was buried 25 May 1748.
He married Mary Cusens 3 Nov 1719 in Maidstone, Kent.  "Both of Maidstone"

iii. Stephen Woollett, born abt 1703.

iv. Robert Woollett, born abt 1705; died abt 1751.

v. Elizabeth Woollett, born abt 1707.

vi. Jane Woollett, christened 14 Feb 1714


Generation No. 5


James Woollett (John) was known as James of Bearsted. Christened 21 Jun 1696, Maidstone, Kent, according to one source, and in Bearsted, Kent, from another.  He was buried 25 Apr 1778 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married Elizabeth Wood 6 Oct 1725 in Bearsted, Kent. She was christened 25 Apr 1701, West Malling, Kent.  Buried 12 May 1776, Bearsted, Kent.

Children of James Woollett and Elizabeth Wood are:

i. James Woollett, born abt 1726 in Bearsted, Kent.

ii. John Woollett, born abt 1728 in Bearsted, Kent.; died abt 1770.

iii. Joseph Woollett, christened 9 Aug 1730, Bearsted, Kent.

iv. Ann Woollett, christened 13 Jan 1733, Bearsted, Kent.

v. William Woollett, born abt 1735 in Bearsted, Kent.

vi. Thomas Woollett, born abt 1737 in Bearsted, Kent. Died 15 Jun 1791 in Workhouse, Rochester, Kent.

vii. Robert Woollett, born abt 1739 in Bearsted, Kent.

viii. Richard Woollett, born abt 1741 in Bearsted, Kent. Died abt 1807.

ix. Daniel Woollett, christened 26 Aug 1744, Bearsted, Kent.

x. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 26 Aug 1744, Bearsted, Kent.

xi. George Woollett, born abt 1746 in Bearsted, Kent.; died 1798.

xii. Mary Woollett, christened 7 May 1749, Bearsted, Kent.

xiii. Catherine Woollett, born abt 1750 in Bearsted, Kent.

Stephen Woollett (John) was christened 23 May 1703. Referred to as Stephen of Leeds and Hollingbourne.

He married Susan Denne (also shown as Danne) by licence 2 Oct 1722 in St Margaret, Canterbury, Kent. She was born in Leeds, Kent.

There is also a reference to Stephen of Staplehurst marrying Hannah Matthews in Staplehurst, Kent. April 10th 1734.

Children of Stephen Woollett and Susan Denne are:

i. James Woollett, christened 27 May 1729, Hollingbourne, Kent

ii. Stephen Woollett, christened 23 Jun 1732, Hollingbourne, Kent

iii. John Woollett, christened 18 Dec 1737, Hollingbourne, Kent

Robert Woollett (John) "Robert of Stone Borrough, Maidstone" was christened 10 Mar 1705 and buried 20 Apr 1751

He married (1) Elizabeth burial: 25 Sep 1747? Not certain right one.

He met (2) Patience Burton.

The children by Patience Burton are illegitimate.

Children of Robert Woollett and Elizabeth are:

i. Frances Woollett, buried 1 May 1747

ii. Robert Woollett, christened 13 Apr 1735,  buried 31 Aug 1735

iii. James Woollett, born abt 1737; died abt 1807.

iv. Susanna Woollett, christened 15 Nov 1740 and buried 13 Jan 1741

Children of Robert Woollett and Patience Burton are:

i. Hannah Woollett, christened 23 Apr 1748 and buried 13 Jul 1748

ii. Mary Woollett, christened 24 Sep 1749 and buried 26 Dec 1752

iii. Ann Woollett, christened 23 Nov 1751 and buried 21 Mar 1753

Elizabeth Woollett (John) was christened 3 Aug 1707

She married Daniel Sedweeks 23 Feb 1729 in Maidstone, Kent (another marriage date given is 10th February 1730).  He was christened 7 Jan 1699 in Boughton Malherbe, Kent and also spelled as "Sedgwick"

1747: "Mrs. Sedewick at Stone Street".
1752-1755: "Widow Sedgwick" at Stone Borough, neighbour of her nephew James Woollett (son of James of Bearsted).
1756: Succeeded James Sedgwick at Stone Borough.

Child of Elizabeth Woollett and Daniel Sedweeks is:

i. Mary6 Sedweeks, born 1742.
She married Thomas Bunyard; a cutler,  born 1764; died 1824.


Generation No. 6


James Woollett (James) was christened 25 Dec 1726 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married Ann Bradley 7 Oct 1746 in Maidstone, Kent.

Children of James Woollett and Ann Bradley are:

i. James7 Woollett.

ii. Henry Woollett, died 1759.

iii. John Woollett.

iv. Robert Woollett.

v. Elizabeth Woollett.

vi. Frances Woollett.

vii. Sarah Woollett.

viii. Stephen Woollett. He married Anne Lastry Nov 1763.

This marriage has not been checked although there is a marriage which ties in with the ages for Stephen and Ann Lastey banns read on 16th, 23rd, 30th Oct 1763.

ix. Thomas Woollett.

x. Ann Woollett.

John Woollett (James) was christened 25 Sep 1728 in Bearsted, Kent. and buried 26 Nov 1770.

He married (1) Ann Green Nov 1758 in Bearsted, Kent. She was Buried 29 Mar 1763.

He married (2) Elizabeth Hollands 15 Oct 1764 in Bearsted, Kent. She was born in Bearsted, Kent., and buried 17 Apr 1793

Children of John Woollett and Ann Green are:

i. Elizabeth7 Woollett.

ii. John Woollett.

William Woollett (James) was christened 22 Feb 1735 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married Sarah.

Children of William Woollett and Sarah are:

i. Mary7 Woollett.

ii. William Woollett.

iii. Frances Woollett.

Thomas Woollett (James) was christened 26 Feb 1737 in Bearsted, Kent. and died 15 Jun 1791 in the Workhouse, Rochester, Kent.

He married Mary Hatfield 3 May 1762 in St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent. She was buried 25 Mar 1767

Children of Thomas Woollett and Mary Hatfield are:

i. Thomas7 Woollett, born 12 Jan 1765 in Rochester, Kent. Christened 20 Jan 1765, St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent.

ii. Kitty Woollett, born 4 Mar 1767 in Rochester, Kent. Christened 22 Mar 1767, St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent.

Robert Woollett (James) was christened 3 Feb 1739 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married (1) Frances Raynor.

He married (2) Susan Turner 11 Nov 1785. She was born abt 1759, and buried 7 Jan 1833, Bearsted, Kent.  Also known as Susannah.

Child of Robert Woollett and Frances Raynor is:

i. James Hope Woollett, christened 10 Feb 1776, Bearsted, Kent. He married Elizabeth Humphreys 22 Jan 1816 in London.

Children of Robert Woollett and Susan Turner are:

i. Mary Woollett, born abt 1786 in Bearsted, Kent.

ii. Robert Woollett, born abt 1788 in Bearsted, Kent. died 29 Jan 1871 in Union, Hollingbourne, Kent.

iii. Philip Woollett, christened 17 May 1791 in Bearsted, Kent.

iv. John Woollett, christened 10 Aug 1794, Bearsted, Kent.

v. Susanna Woollett, christened 20 May 1798, Bearsted, Kent.

Richard Woollett (James) was christened 7 Feb 1741, Bearsted, Kent. and buried 8 Mar 1807.

He married (1) Tamzine Humphreys 4 Jan 1780 in St Leonard, Shoreditch, London. 

He married (2) Elizabeth Stubberfield 15 Apr 1788 in Gillingham, Kent. She was born abt 1765 in Hoo St Mary.

Children of Richard Woollett and Tamzine Humphreys are:

i. Elizabeth Anne Woollett, born abt 1780 in Finsbury, London.

ii. Marianne Woollett, born abt 1787 in Maidstone, Kent.

Children of Richard Woollett and Elizabeth Stubberfield are:

i. Ann Woollett, born abt 1788 in Rochester, Kent. She died in infancy

ii. John Woollett, christened 6 Mar 1791, St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent and died abt 1794 in Rochester, Kent.

iii. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 30 Jan 1793, St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent.

iv. John Alexander Woollett, born abt 1794 in Rochester, Kent.; died abt 1867.

v. Mary Rebecca Woollett, born abt 1797 in Rochester, Kent.; died abt 1875.

vi. William Woollett, born abt 1799 in Rochester, Kent.; died abt 1866.

vii. Harriet Woollett, christened 13 Dec 1801, St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent. died abt 1885. She married John Town; born abt 1799 in Bearsted, Kent.

George Woollett (James) was christened 28 Dec 1746, Bearsted, Kent. and buried 27 Apr 1798. 

He married Ann Holden 9 Jan 1781 in Bearsted, Kent. She was born abt 1744, and buried 26 Feb 1826

More About George Woollett and Ann Holden:

Children of George Woollett and Ann Holden are:

i. George Woollett, christened 4 Jun 1781, Bearsted, Kent. died 2 Mar 1805.

ii. Mary Woollett, christened 1 May 1784, Bearsted, Kent.

iii. Thomas Woollett, born abt 1785 in Bearsted, Kent. died 23 Oct 1811.

Catherine Woollett (James) was christened 10 Mar 1750, Bearsted, Kent. and buried 1808

She married William Foster 19 Oct 1772 in Bearsted, Kent. He died 1812.

Child of Catherine Woollett and William Foster is:

i. Samuel Foster. He married Susanna Johnson 24 Oct 1808 in Bearsted, Kent.

James Woollett (Robert) was christened 12 Mar 1737, and buried 17 Feb 1807, Sutton Valence, Kent.  James of Leeds and Langley.

He married Sarah Gore 6 Jul 1761 in Langley, Kent. She was born in Langley, Kent.  Alive in 1807.

Children of James Woollett and Sarah Gore are:

i. Sarah Woollett, christened 14 Mar 1762, Langley, Kent.

ii. James Woollett, christened 20 Aug 1763, Langley, Kent.  Alive in 1807.

iii. William Woollett, christened 23 Jun 1765, Langley, Kent. He married Elizabeth.

iv. Susanna Woollett, christened 18 Jan 1767, Langley, Kent.

v. Mary Woollett, christened 3 Dec 1768, Langley, Kent.

vi. Anne Woollett, christened 3 Aug 1771, Langley, Kent.

vii. Hester Woollett, christened 15 Aug 1773, Langley, Kent.


Generation No. 7


William Woollett (William

He married Mary.

Child of William Woollett and Mary is:

i. George Woollett.

Mary Woollett (Robert) was christened 3 Dec 1786, Bearsted, Kent.

Child of Mary Woollett is:

i. Robert Fuller Woollett, born abt 1807 in Bearsted, Kent.

Robert Woollett (Robert) was born abt 1788 in Bearsted, Kent., and died 29 Jan 1871 in Union, Hollingbourne, Kent.

He married Frances Jenner 17 Feb 1812 in Bearsted, Kent. She was born in Maybe Thurnham, and died in Maybe Thurnham.

Children of Robert Woollett and Frances Jenner are:

i. George Woollett, born abt 1812 in Bearsted, Kent.; died 10 Jul 1868 in Bearsted, Kent.

ii. Thomas Woollett, born abt 1814 in Bearsted, Kent.; died 1881 in Bearsted, Kent.

iii. William Woollett, christened 10 Sep 1815, Bearsted, Kent.

iv. Mary Ann Woollett, born abt 1817 in Bearsted, Kent. Burial 14 Mar 1829.

v. Robert Woollett, christened 11 Jul 1819, Bearsted, Kent. Burial: 14 Mar 1829, Bearsted, Kent.

vi. Eliza Woollett, born abt 1822 in Bearsted, Kent.

vii. Philip Woollett, born abt 1826 in Bearsted, Kent.; died 1875 in Bearsted, Kent.

viii. John Woollett, born abt 1829 in Bearsted, Kent. Burial: 7 Mar 1829, Bearsted, Kent.

ix. Robert Woollett, born abt 1831 in Bearsted, Kent.

x. Charles Woollett, born abt 1832 in Bearsted, Kent.; died 1864 in Bearsted, Kent.

xi. Fanny Woollett, born abt 1833.  Census 8 Dec 1833, Bearsted, Kent.

Marianne Woollett (Richard) was born abt 1787 in Maidstone, Kent.

Child of Marianne Woollett is:

i. Jane Emanuel Woollett, born 1810 in Shoreditch, London.  (unsure of name).

John Alexander Woollett (Richard) was christened 30 Nov 1794, St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent. and died abt 1867.

He married Mary Wakelin 1817 in St Marg. Rochester, Kent. She was born 1797 in High Halstow, and died 1838.

Children of John Woollett and Mary Wakelin are:

i. John William Woollett, born abt 1818 in Chatham, Kent.; died 1892 in Southampton. He married (1) Jane; born 1825; died 1862 in Southampton. He married (2) Emma Mattocks 1844 in Chatham, Kent.; born 1821 in Coventry.; died 1857 in Portsmouth. He married (3) Ann Martin 1864 in Southampton.; born 1833; died 1878 in Southampton. He married (4) Maria Powell 1879 in Southampton.; born 1851 in Winchester.; died 1935 in Winchester.

ii. Edward Emery Woollett, born abt 1820 in Rochester, Kent.; died 1890 in Portsmouth.

iii. Richard Stephen Woollett, born abt 1822 in Rochester, Kent. died 1860.

Mary Rebecca Woollett (Richard) was born abt 1797 in Rochester, Kent., and died abt 1875.

She married William Robinson. He was born abt 1794.

Child of Mary Woollett and William Robinson is:

i. Samuel Robinson, born abt 1828.

William Woollett (Richard) was born abt 1799 in Rochester, Kent., and died abt 1866.

He married (1) Harriett Carter 1823 in St Marg. Rochester, Kent. She was born abt 1801 in Deptford, Kent., and died 1837.

He married (2) Sarah Richardson abt 1845 in Chatham, Kent. She was born abt 1812, and died 1866.

Children of William Woollett and Sarah Richardson are:

i. William John Woollett, born abt 1846.

ii. Richard Jabesh Woollett, born abt 1848.

iii. James Philip Woollett, born abt 1850; died 1851.

iv. Charles Edmund Woollett, born abt 1852.

v. Harriett Woollett, born abt 1855.

vi. Charlotte Woollett, born abt 1858.

vii. George Henry Woollett, born abt 1858.

viii. Sarah Ann Woollett, born abt 1861; died 1865.

Thomas Woollett (George) was christened 15 May 1785, Bearsted, Kent. and died 23 Oct 1811.

He married Frances.

Children of Thomas Woollett and Frances are:

i. Elizabeth8 Woollett.

ii. Anne Woollett.

iii. Harriet Woollett.


Generation No. 8


Robert Fuller Woollett (Mary) a labourer, was christened 12 Apr 1807 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married Mary Jenner.  She signed her son Georges birth certificate with a X. Living at Thornham, Kent.

Children of Robert Woollett and Mary Jenner are:

i. Philip Woollett, born 10 Jun 1828, died bef. 1842.  Death before 1842 is assumed as that is when a second Philip is born to this family.

ii. Mary Anne Woollett, born 25 Aug 1829.

iii. Robert Woollett, christened 7 Aug 1831, Bearsted, Kent.

iv. Ellen Woollett, born 1 Aug 1833 in Bearsted, Kent.

v. Thomas Woollett, christened 5 Jul 1835, Bearsted, Kent. died 22 Nov 1880 in Prebbleton, New Zealand. He married Susannah Lindridge 2 Jul 1870 in Maidstone, Kent. After Thomas's death, Susannah married Richard Golding in 1882. Click here to link to New Zealand page.

vi. Edward Woollett, christened 4 Jun or 16 Jul 1837, Bearsted, Kent.

vii. George Woollett, born 25 Apr 1840 in Bearsted, Kent.; died in New Zealand.  Click here to link to a letter written by George in 1874.

viii. Philip Woollett, born 28 Nov 1842.

ix. William Henry Woollett, born 10 Nov 1844 in Thurnham, Kent.

George Woollett (Robert) was christened 12th or 21 Jun 1812, Bearsted, Kent., and died 10 Jul 1868 in Bearsted, Kent. Burial 23 Jul 1868, Bearsted, Kent.

He married (1) Charlotte Stickings 26 Dec 1842 in Strood, Kent. She was born abt 1800 in Bearsted, Kent., and died 10 Jul 1845 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married (2) Elizabeth. She was born abt 1816, and died 3 Mar 1866 in Bearsted, Kent.

Child of George Woollett and Charlotte Stickings is:

i. George Woollett, born abt 1843 in Bearsted, Kent.

Thomas Woollett (Robert) was christened 13 Feb 1814 Bearsted, Kent., and died 1881 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married Elizabeth. She was born abt 1819 in Harrietsham, Kent., and died abt 1862 in Bearsted, Kent.  She may have died in childbirth.

Children of Thomas Woollett and Elizabeth are:

i. Elizabeth Woollett, christened 20 Jan 1838, Bearsted, Kent.

ii. George Woollett, christened 9 Feb 1840, Bearsted, Kent.

iii. James Woollett, christened 28 Feb 1842, Bearsted, Kent.

iv. William Woollett, born abt 1844.

v. Mary Ann Woollett, born abt 1846.

vi. Thomas Woollett, born abt 1848.

vii. Fanny Woollett, born abt 1851.

viii. Charles Woollett, born abt 1851.

ix. Annie Woollett, born abt 1854.

x. Ann Elizabeth Woollett, born abt 1856.

xi. Henry John Woollett, born abt 1859; died 1859 in Bearsted, Kent.

xii. Alfred Thomas Woollett, born abt 1862 in Bearsted, Kent.; died in Murston, Kent.

Eliza Woollett (Robert) was born abt 1822 in Bearsted, Kent.

She married William Green. He was born abt 1823.

Children of Eliza Woollett and William Green are:

i. William Green, born abt 1845.

ii. John Green, born abt 1857.

Philip Woollett (Robert) was born abt 1826 in Bearsted, Kent, and buried 17 Oct 1875, Bearsted, Kent.

He married Sophia. She was born abt 1832 in Bearsted, Kent. 1881 census in Bearsted, a widow.  Also shown as born about 1835 in Maidstone, Kent. Occupation: Charwoman

Children of Philip Woollett and Sophia are:

i. Mary Woollett, born abt 1852.  Also shown as born about 1854 in Maidstone and unmarried in 1881.

ii. Emma Woollett, born abt 1856 in Bearsted, Kent. She married William Reed Legood abt 1882; born in Bearsted, Kent.; died in Bearsted, Kent

iii. William Henry Woollett, born abt 1858 in Bearsted, Kent.

iv. James Woollett, born abt 1860. Occupation: Farm servant

v. Elizabeth Woollett, born abt 1862.

vi. Ellen Woollett, born abt 1865.

vii. Fanny Woollett, born abt 1868. In 1881 census visiting Charles Bevis in Murston, Kent.

viii. Kate Woollett, born abt 1871 in Bearsted, Kent.

ix. Philip Woollett, born abt 1874.

Charles Woollett (Robert) was christened 26 Feb 1832, Bearsted, Kent. and died 1864 in Bearsted, Kent.

He married Elizabeth. She was born abt 1836.

Children of Charles Woollett and Elizabeth are:

i. Elizabeth Woollett, born abt 1856.

ii. Walter William Woollett, born abt 1858 in Bearsted, Kent. died 7 Mar 1883 in Bearsted, Kent.

iii. Isobel Woollett, born abt 1860.

iv. Kate Adelaide Woollett, born abt 1863.

Edward Emery Woollett (John Alexander) was born abt 1820 in Rochester, Kent. Also shown as born in Portsea (Portsea / Portsmouth) and died 1890 in Portsmouth.

He married Jane Elizabeth Harris 1842 in Chatham, Kent. She was born 1821 in Gillingham, Kent., and died 1904 in Portsmouth.

Children of Edward Woollett and Jane Harris are:

i. Edward John Woollett, christened 28 Jul 1844, St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. He married Frances Lee 1868 in St James, Milton. born 1849.

ii. Mary Ann Woollett, born abt 1845 in Portsea Island, Hampshire. died 1874.

iii. Robert William Woollett, christened 9 Mar 1849, St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. died 1849.

iv. Alfred Michael Woollett, born abt 1849 in Portsea Island, Hampshire. died 1895 in Haslar.

v. Emily Jane Woollett, born abt 1852 in Portsea Island, Hampshire.; died 1932.

vi. George Alexander Woollett, born abt 1854 in Portsea Island, Hampshire. died 1919.

vii. Charles Thomas Woollett, born abt 1857 in Portsea Island, Hampshire.

viii. John William Woollett, born abt 1859 in Portsea Island, Hampshire.

ix. Clara Elizabeth Woollett, born abt 1861 in Portsea Island, Hampshire. died 1862.

x. Arthur Richard Woollett, born abt 1863 in Portsea Island, Hampshire. died 1869.

Richard Stephen Woollett (John Alexander) was born abt 1822 in Rochester, Kent., and died 1860.

He married Rosalie McCourt 1845 in Chatham, Kent. She was born abt 1825 in Rochester, Kent.

Children of Richard Woollett and Rosalie McCourt are:

i. Richard Edward Woollett, born abt 1847 in Chatham, Kent. died 1921.

ii. Edward Rowland Woollett, born abt 1851 in Chatham, Kent. died 1911 in Tonbridge, Kent.

iii. Louisa Agnes Woollett, born abt 1852 in Chatham, Kent.

iv. Emily Agnes Woollett, born abt 1855 in Chatham, Kent.

v. Agnes Martha Woollett, born abt 1860 in Chatham, Kent.

Samuel Robinson (Mary Rebecca Woollett) was born abt 1828.

He married Emily. She was born abt 1830 in Stepney, London.

Child of Samuel Robinson and Emily is:

i. Samuel Robinson, born abt 1860.


Generation No. 9


Ellen Woollett (Robert Fuller) was christened 1 Sep 1833, Bearsted, Kent. She married George Cheeseman. He was born abt 1832 in Bearsted, Kent.

Child of Ellen Woollett and George Cheeseman is:

i. Kate Cheeseman, born abt 1860.

George Woollett (Robert Fuller) was born 25 Apr 1840 in Thornham, Kent., and may have died in New Zealand but as yet, no records have been found as to what happened to George and Ellen, or their children Emily or Frederick Thomas.  The 1871 census puts him at 2 Cottage Place, Stone Street, Maidstone (to be checked).  Occupation: Farm labourer.  Click here to link to a letter written by George in 1874.

He married Ellen White 25 Aug 1861 in Bearsted, Kent. She was born 6 Jun 1842 in Bearsted, Kent.

Children of George Woollett and Ellen White are:

i. Ann Woollett, born abt 1860 in Bearsted, Kent.

ii. Lewis Woollett, born 19 Sep 1862 in Thurnham, Kent.; died 17 Aug 1943 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

iii. Emily Woollett, born abt 1869 in Bobbing, Kent.

iv. George Woollett, born abt 1870 in Maidstone, Kent.; died 23 Mar 1937 in Tuatapere, New Zealand. He married Ellen Rice 1894 in Port Chalmers, New Zealand.; born abt 1860; died Feb 1938 in Riverton, New Zealand.

v. James Woollett, born abt 1872 in Dq Maidstone, Kent.

vi. Frederick Thomas Woollett, born 18 May 1876 in Richmond Grove, Invercargill, New Zealand.

vii. Robert John Woollett, born abt 1878 in Invercargill, New Zealand.; died 19 Sep 1957 in Tuatapere, New Zealand.

viii. William Henry Wood Woollett, born 27 May 1880 in Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand.; died Apr 1942 in Levin, New Zealand.

ix. Clara Florence Woollett, born 12 July 1882 at Woodlands, North East Valley, New Zealand.

George Woollett (George) was christened 25 Jun 1843, Bearsted, Kent. In 1871 at 9 Springfield Cottage, Wharf Lane, Maidstone. 1881 in Maidstone, shows birthplace as East Farleigh.  Occupation: Porter 1871, Labourer in Timber Yard 1881

He married Ellen J. She was born abt 1843 in Aylesford, Kent.

Children of George Woollett and Ellen are:

i. George W. Woollett, born abt 1868 in Maidstone, Kent.  Occupation: Labourer in Stringwa+

ii. William Woollett, born abt 1869 in Maidstone, Kent.

iii. Edward Woollett, born abt 1872 in Maidstone, Kent.

iv. John Woollett, born abt 1874 in Maidstone, Kent.

v. James Woollett, born abt 1875 in Maidstone, Kent.

vi. Charles Woollett, born abt 1876 in Maidstone, Kent.

vii. Henry Woollett, born abt 1879 in Maidstone, Kent.

viii. Alfred Woollett, born abt 1881 in Maidstone, Kent.

William Woollett (Thomas) was born abt 1844.

He married Mary Ann Slender 25 Dec 1871 in St Philip, Maidstone, Kent. She was born abt 1842, and died abt 1928.

Children of William Woollett and Mary Slender are:

i. Harriet Woollett, died abt 1884.

ii. Fanny Woollett, born abt 1886; died abt 1888.

Alfred Thomas Woollett (Thomas) was born abt 1862 in Bearsted, Kent., and died in Murston, Kent.

He married Ellen Francis abt 1885. She was born abt 1867 in Teynham, Kent., and died in Murston, Kent.

Children of Alfred Woollett and Ellen are:

i. Emily Woollett.

ii. Winifred Woollett, died 1988.

iii. Ada Woollett, born abt 1887 in Murston, Kent.; died 12 Feb 1939 in Murston, Kent.

iv. Alfred Thomas Woollett, born abt 1888 in Murston, Kent.; died 12 Feb 1939 in Murston, Kent. He married Caroline Eliza Barrett; born abt 1874 in Murston, Kent.; died May 1955 in Murston, Kent.

v. George Leslie Woollett, born abt 1890; died 28 Jan 1966 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He married Cissie Eleanor Howard 2 Feb 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

vi. Henry L. Woollett, born abt 1900 in Murston, Kent.; died 7 Jul 1975 in Murston, Kent.

vii. Albert Woollett, born abt 1903 in Murston, Kent.; died 1988 in Murston, Kent.

viii. Edith Woollett, born abt 1905 in Murston, Kent.; died 1932.

Mary Ann Woollett (Edward Emery) was christened 9 Mar 1849, St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. and died 1874. Also shown as St. Mary, Kingston.

She married Joseph Stephen Hatherly 8 Aug 1864 in St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. He was born abt 1844, and died 1927.

Children of Mary Woollett and Joseph Hatherly are:

i. Joseph Edward Hatherly, born abt 1865; died abt 1874.

ii. Samuel George Hatherly, born abt 1868; died abt 1927.

iii. Jane Elizabeth Hatherly, born abt 1870.

iv. Arthur Richard Hatherly, born abt 1873; died abt 1875.

Alfred Michael Woollett (Edward Emery) was christened 28 Oct 1849, St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. and died 1895 in Haslar.

He married Sarah Anne Savage abt 1882 in St Peter, Hammersmith, London. She was born abt 1856 in Sony Stratford, Buckinghamshire., and died abt 1919 in Notting Hill, London.

Children of Alfred Woollett and Sarah Savage are:

i. Alfreda Maud Victoria Rose Woollett, born abt 1887 in Wick, Caithness. She married William John Aris abt 1907 in St Mary, Kingston. born abt 1878.

ii. Albert Edward Walter Alfred Woollett, born abt 1888 in Wick, Caithness.

Emily Jane Woollett (Edward Emery) was christened 18 Nov 1855, St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. and died 1932.

She married Joshua Smith Daysh abt 1874 in Portsmouth Registry Office. He was born abt 1842, and died 1920.

Child of Emily Woollett and Joshua Daysh is:

i. Edward Daysh.

George Alexander Woollett (Edward Emery) was christened 18 Nov 1855, St Mary, Portsea, Hampshire. and died 1919.

He married Jane Dyer Pharoah abt 1877 in St Mary, Kingston. She was born abt 1856, and died 1933.

Children of George Woollett and Jane Pharoah are:

i. George Alfred Woollett, born abt 1880; died 1932.

ii. Archibald Pharoah Woollett, born abt 1890; died 1954 in Lyme Regis.

Richard Edward Woollett (Richard Stephen) was born abt 1847 in Chatham, Kent., and died 1921. 1881 in Chatham. Occupation: Metalworker

He married Mercy Margaret Tyler 11 Dec 1870 in Strood, Kent. She was born abt 1847 in Chatham, Kent., and died 1915.

Children of Richard Woollett and Mercy Tyler are:

i. Richard Edward Woollett, christened 17 Sep 1873, Chatham, St Paul. died 1938. He married Emma Matilda Tucker abt 1902 in Chatham, Kent.; born abt 1875; died 1929.  1881 in Tonbridge, Kent, grandson of John Walters.

ii. Rosalie Virginia Woollett, born abt 1876 in Chatham, Kent.; died 1940 in Bromley, Kent.

iii. William John Woollett, born abt 1879 in Chatham, Kent.; died 1921.

iv. Elizabeth Florence Woollett, born abt 1882 in Chatham, Kent.

v. Lewis Frederick Woollett, born abt 1886 in Chatham, Kent.

vi. Edward Charles Woollett, born abt 1886 in Chatham, Kent.

vii. George Albert Woollett, born abt 1888 in Chatham, Kent.; died 1939.

viii. Percy James Woollett, born abt 1890 in Chatham, Kent.


Generation No. 10


Ann (Annie) Woollett (George) was born abt 1860 in Bearsted, Kent, and died 22nd February 1922 in Riverton, New Zealand.
Annie had an illegitimate child called Clara Woollett, born 18th July 1877 in Invercargill, New Zealand.  Clara married John Corbett in 1904.
She married (1) Thomas James Bennett on 1st June 1878 in Winton, New Zealand.  Thomas was born about 1852 and died in 1910.
She married (2) Hugh Henderson in Invercargill, New Zealand, in 1911.  Hugh died in 1922.

Lewis Woollett (George) was born 19 Sep 1862 in Thurnham, Kent., and died 17 Aug 1943 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
He married (1) Florence Boxall 24 Dec 1883 in Invercargill, New Zealand. She was born 25 Apr 1863 in Heddon Court, New Zealand., and died 3 Oct 1937 in Levin, New Zealand.
He married (2) Margery Mudgway 26 Mar 1942.
(nee Petrie).  Lewis and Florence's eldest daughter, Rose Ellen Elizabeth Woollett married John Gillies in 1905.

William Henry Wood Woollett (George) was born 27 May 1880 in Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand, and died Apr 1942 in Levin, New Zealand.
He married Isabella Morrison Rae in 1907. She was born abt 1885 in Scotland, and died Oct 1971 in Levin, New Zealand.

Emily Woollett (Alfred Thomas)
She married Cedrick Thorn.

Winifred Woollett (Alfred Thomas) died 1988.
She married Algenon Naylor.

Ada Woollett (Alfred Thomas) was born abt 1887 in Murston, Kent., and died 12 Feb 1939 in Murston, Kent.
She married Thomas Hammond 26 Dec 1906 in Murston, Kent., son of William Hammond and Emma Peek. He was born abt 1885 in Hoo Medway, Kent., and died 27 Sep 1958 in Murston, Kent.

Henry L. Woollett (Alfred Thomas) was born abt 1900 in Murston, Kent., and died 7 Jul 1975 in Murston, Kent.  Known as HarryHe married Lily Alice Knowles 1922 in Murston, Kent. She was born abt 1902 in Murston, Kent., and died 19 Feb 1992 in Murston, Kent.

Albert Woollett (Alfred Thomas) was born abt 1903 in Murston, Kent., and died 1988 in Murston, Kent.
He married Rita Banyard.

Edith Woollett (Alfred Thomas) was born abt 1905 in Murston, Kent., and died 1932.
She married Fisher.
Known as Nellie.

Archibald Pharoah Woollett (George Alexander) was born abt 1890, and died 1954 in Lyme Regis.


Generation No. 11 etc.

Later details with-held by request as information is about living individuals.  Any reasonable suggestions to remove or change information will be complied with.


This page last updated 16th June 2004