• Important Update: Our New Email Domain

    Please note: We've updated our email domain to familyhistory.email. All our emails will be from this domain.

  • Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.



Loyal Member
Staff member
Mary Ann b. 14 Jan 1816 c. 4 Feb 1816 St Margaret Rochester, Kent, England
James CHESSON & Ann
Batch C165123

HO107 Piece/Book 491/4 Folio 10 Page 13
Civil Parish: St Margaret
Hundred: Rochester City
County: Kent
Registration District: Medway
Sub-RD: Rochester
ED: 10
Address: St Margaret Bank
James Chesson 55 Shoe m N
Ann Chesson 60 N
Mary 20 Y
Caroline 11 Y
Thomas Beaumont 70 Ind Y

Marriage of James to Ann thanks.
A pos…

Ann Watts at Colchester St Mary Magdalen Essex to James Chesson on 7 Feb 1806 – St Mary Magdalen Parish records 1797-1807
Thanks Val.

2x baptisms for a Caroline in Kent but wrong parents.

Mary Ann Chesson
Birth Date 14 Jan 1816
Father's Name James Chesson
Mother's Name Ann
Christening 4 Feb 1816
Event Place (Original) Saint Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England

The attached tree has no maiden name for Ann. A death for her in 1842. And for James in 1865.

I can't find James in 1851.
Last edited:
Deaths Sep Qtr 1842
CHESSON Ann Medway 5 281 age 66

Deaths Mar Qtr 1865
Chesson James Medway 2a 258 age 81
Gandon Jesse
20 Jul 1846
Spouse: Chesson Mary Ann
Place: Frindsbury
County: Kent
All Saints Frindsbury 1775-1861

Births Jun Qtr 1847 GANDON Caroline Tassel - Shoreditch 2 416 mmn CHESSON
Births Jun Qtr 1849 GANDON Frederick - Shoreditch 2 391 mmn CHESSON

Jesse Gandon
christening: 19 Apr 1818 Gillingham, Kent
father: Paul Gandon
mother: Jane
record set: RG4_1653

HO107 Piece/Book 458/3 Folio 15 Page 22
Civil Parish: Gillingham
Hundred: Lathe of Aylesford, Chatham and Gillingham
County: Kent
Registration District: Medway
Sub-RD: Gillingham
ED: 11
Address: Manor St, Gandon's Alley
Jane Gandon 60 Ind. Y
James 30 Lab Y
Jesse 22 Shoe m Y

I have no marriage and no maiden name for Jane.
Last edited:
Non Conformist & Non Parochial Reg has
Jesse Gandon b 17 Jan 1818 Brompton Kent baptised 19 April 1818 Wesleyan Methodist to Paul Gandon & Jane Thomas – daughter of William & Mary Thomas – registered at the methodist Reg Office no 66 Paternoster Row nr St Paul’s Church London – Folio A35 no: 276

pos for Jane's parents William Thomas married 22 April 1777 rodmersham Kent to Mary Waller (1755-1828) FHL 1473708 item 1

UK findagrave has a Paul Gandon b 1777 died 11 Nov 1840 buried St Mary Magdalene Churchyard Gillingham
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/225446405/paul-gandon – FHL 1042496 ref P280 #2235

looking for a Jane Thomas b 1781 Kent with parents William & Mary Thomas & marriage to Paul Gandon
UK Findagrave has
Jane Gandon b 1780 died 1 July 1844 St Mary Magdalene Churchyard Gillingham Kent
St Margaret Bank, St Margaret, Medway, Kent
James Chepon 67 Boot & Shoe Maker Bow, Middlesex
Mary Ann Chepon wife 40 Weymouth, Dorset
Alice Hosmer Dau in Law (Stepdau) 10 Rochester

Five Bells Lane, St Margaret, Medway
James Chesson 77 Cordwainer Bow, Middlesex
Mary A Chesson 52 Weymouth Dorset
Alice Champness dau 20 Rochester
Richard Champness son in law 27 Cabinet Maker Gillingham
Richard Champness son 2 Rochester
Louisa Champness dau 7 mths Rochester
I'm presuming that Richard and Louisa are son and daughter of Alice and Richard.

James Chesson married Mary Ann Hosmer 11 January 1846 in Rochester. Both down as widowed.

I can find baptisms for two children to James and first wife Ann.

Mary Ann Chesson 4 February 1816 Rochester

Caroline Chesson 18 June 1820 Chatham. Father James noted as a Shoemaker.

I can only guess that Caroline's age in 1841 is incorrect.
Thanks emeltee.

Deaths Jun Qtr 1844 GANDON Jane [64] Medway 5 276

GRO Reference: 1840 D Quarter in MEDWAY Volume 05 Page 261
Last edited:
Marriages Sep Qtr 1858
Champness Richard Stepney 1c 914
Hosmer Alice Henrietta Stepney 1c 914

GRO Reference: 1841 M Quarter in MEDWAY Volume 05 Page 268
This does not fit with age as 52 in 1861 census.

GRO Reference: 1862 M Quarter in THE ROMFORD UNION Volume 04A Page 51