Kite family

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Mrs Juie Stuart-Thompson is seeking further information on the Kite family, starting with William Kite - born 1821 who appeared in the census for 1881. The Milway and Akhurst famillies are also linked so any information on these families would also be appreciated.

Julie first contacted almost a year ago where we were able to put her in contact with a Bryan Kite who lives in Sittingbourne and who had written a book about the Kite family, which she purchased.

However family research only ever asks more questions and she thought there might be others who had relatives that may be able to help.

If you are able to help, can you please contact Andy Hudson  and I will put you in touch.

The following is an extract from the original request: -

My surname is Kite, and the person I am stuck on in William Kite - born 1821, I know he was married and in the census at Bapchild for 1881, to a lady called Ellen Born 1831.  All their children were born in Bapchild, including my gt grandfather Hezekiah (should not be hard to find in the records!) 

I would love to be in contact with someone who might look in the church records for me.  I did look at all the stones when I visited but found no Kites, they were probably too poor to afford them !!  Other branches stem from Lynsted which I know on the map is not too far away as the Kites married.

Update 1

Information kindly supplied by Peter Stuart

1871 Census RG10/981 Folio 9 Page 10

Residence Little Dully

  • William KITE Born about 1822 at Bapchild Head Occupation: Thatcher
  • Ellen KITE Born about 1832 at Milton Wife
  • Mary Ann KITE Born about 1853 at Bapchild Daughter Occupation: Dressmaker
  • Hezekiah KITE Born about 1854 at Bapchild Son Occupation: Ag Lab
  • William B KITE Born about 1858 at Bapchild Son Occupation: Ag Lab
  • Abraham H KITE Born about 1864 at Bapchild Son  - Scholar
  • Ellen KITE Born about 1867 at Bapchild Daughter - Scholar
  • George KITE Born about 1869 at Bapchild Son


Looking at the Milton Baptisms for 1832 2 Ellen’s were baptised

1832, 23 Sep, Ellen, Daughter of Ralph and Mary BOWES, Bricklayer of Milton

1832, 8 Jul, Ellen, Daughter of Richard and Frances TOMSETT, Waterman of Milton

Hezekiah KITE married Emily CARRIER in the March Quarter of 1879

Faversham District Volume 2a Page 949

Update 2

On my family history database I have a William Kite b. 4-Jun-1820 of Bapchild, who married Ellen Milway b. 1830 of Milton

Could this be the right William? He is my Great-Great-Grandfather.

His parents were;

Hezekiah Kite b. 1787 in Murston
Isabela Akhurst b. 1789
m. 21-Jul-1810

I have much more information, if it is of interest.

David Kerrell

Update 3

Hezekiah Kite (the 2nd) - he married Emily Carrier, was my nans grandfather I have a family tree on Genes Reunited, I can remember my nan mentioning him & Emily, I will take your e mail home and look to see if I can answer any of the questions.

Happy hunting!
Emma Gale