Farming In The St Margarets Area From 1816 To After 1865 - a Memory of St Margaret's at Cliffe.

In this parish in 1816 A farmer William Marsh married Eleanor nee Hunt, they had 1 child Eleanor Marsh.
William must have died, as Widow Eleanor Marsh married Thomas Baker, they had children born in the area from 1820 to 1831.
One of them, Susanna Baker married William banks of Nearby Guston in 1848. Her sister Sarah had married a William Wraight and by 1851 he was Labouring on a farm in St Margarets.
Another child, Maria Baker was a house servant at nearby Townsend Farm in 1851, run by William Wood Pilcher.
Thomas Baker farmed in that area until 1866.

In 1839 William's child Eleanor Marsh married at another nearby village of Northbourne to farmer Henry Rayner, (son of farmer James), Cold Harbour a nearby hamlet was his residence.
In 1856 Henry was a bailiff, and with his wife Eleanor and their new born daughter Maria Rayner lived at Broadlees farm Guston, which is where Henry died in 1859. Eleanor remarried in 1865 to James Powell at St Mary's Dover. Eleanor and James lived at St Margaret's at Cliffe.

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Tue Sep 19th 2017, at 9:43 am
Leigh Prideaux commented:
Eleanor and William Marsh were my great great great grandparents. Their daughter Eleanor Marsh and Henry Rayner were my great great grand parents. Eleanor and Henry had 12 children with 7 living to adulthood. Henry died in 1859 at Broadlees Farm, Guston aged 45. Eleanor married James Powell in 1865. Eleanor's and Henry's 5th child Henry married Ellen Cotterell of Old Windsor, Berkshire. Henry and Ellen who were my great grandparents emigrated to Australia soon after their marriage in 1874. They had 10 children, their 6th child Henry Edward was my grandfather.

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