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Re: Faversham Farmes Club 1727 to 1927
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 22:29:16 »
Notes from “ The Faversham  Farmers Club and its members  “

On June 21st  1927 The Faversham   Farmers Club will keep its 200th Anniversary.

Most of the members were yeoman farmers and those connected with the land,

Some of the farms owned or held by members  of the Club are mentioned in Doomsday .
Had registers been made compulsory in 1066 many of the members could probably have been traced back to that time .

In the 18th Century very many christian names of men and women were the surnames  of their mothers  and before 1800 only had three members had more than one christian name .

The old Manor Rolls from which I  have obtained  much information are somrtimes written in appalling Latin.

From 1727 till the year 1836  no less than 35 times the office of Mayor of Faversham was filled by members of the Club.

John Clough , Clerk, was the only member who was a Parson but seven members were  Medical  men and six or more were Attorneys and Solicitors
The histories of the big houses  and their owners can be found in Hansted and other Histories of Kent .

The original notes  from which this book has been written  will be put in the bank with other Club records .Many references not noted in this book  and some more extensive pedigrees will be found amongst these .

This volume contains notes of most of the old Yeoman families  near Faversham ,but there are noteworthy names  which do not occur in this list of members  of the Club .Amongst  the latter are the names Foord , Blaxland , Ruck , Lake ,Tassell , Maxted , Bensted , Roper , and Lade who wsere important yeoman farmers in the district.

THE FIRST  MEETING .

On June 21st 1727 ten days afte the death of George the First there met certain Yeomen ,Farmers and friends , members of the newly formed “ Faversham Farmers Club “
The list of members is headed Giles Hilton and from this it may be assumed that he as the originator of he Club or was its senior member.There were twelve original members
Giles Hilton , Giles Hilton (Jnr)) , Edward Ward , Thomas Smith , John Law  (Snr ) , Thomas Bunce , Peter Greenstreet , John Simmons , William Creed , John Smith , Edward Weller , (11??)

The original idea in forming the club was that there should be 12 members and that each member should entertain  the others at his house  once a year .but the Club was too popular and during the latter part of the year of its foundation John Barnes , John Clough ,,Clerk in Holy Orders and Isaac Jones were admitted  members .

John Hilton the second son of Giles entertained Hasted .presumably all the original members were there Giles Hiltons eldest son ,Giles who died the following year at the early age of 25  Edward Ward from Luddenham , Thomas smith and his two sons , Thomas and John from Faversham  , John Law the father in law of the host from New House , Thomas Bunce a near neighbour from Town Place in Throwleigh Parish , Peter Greenstreetfrom Sole Street  House , a member of that family which owned land from Bapchild to Selling , John Simmons yeoman of Davington who married Sarah Blaxland and afterwards went to Queen Court Ospringe , William Creed of Langton in Graveney , which he inherited from his father in law , Daniel Underdowne when he married the only daughter , Ann ,and lastly Captain Edward Weller the Brewer from the corner of West Street  “next the Beare “
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Re: Faversham Farmes Club 1727 to 1927
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 10:05:18 »
I have a copy of the book, rather tatty but still OK. Most family trees still intact.
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Re: Faversham Farmes Club 1727 to 1927
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 09:38:26 »
There was a detailed article about the Faversham Farmers Club a few years ago in `Bygone Kent`, cannot trace it at the moment.

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Re: Faversham Farmes Club 1727 to 1927
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2016, 14:25:01 »
NOTES FROM THE BOOK.

 COLLAR-BOYS.
There was an old man of Brenchley, who died some years ago, who was a collar-boy in his youth. A collar-boy was a boy who stayed under the table during festivities to undo the collars of those guests who slipped off their chairs and literally went under the table.. At this period the glasses used were rounded like soda water bottles, so that each man had to empty his glass before putting it down

REGISTERS.
The reading of the Church registers from the originals from 1538 to 1650 is a laborious task. Some were well kept and some badly. The spelling of names in the early time was quite unimportant. The same surname was sometimes spelt in two different ways on the same tombstone. In Somerset House I found the name Snatchbull spelt in three different ways in four lines of a will.

 ORIGINS.
The original idea in forming the Club was that there should be twelve members and that each member should entertain the others at his house once a year. But the club was too popular and expanded. The meetings were from two of the clock till nine of the clock.

 

 
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Faversham Farmes Club 1727 to 1927
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2016, 14:04:02 »
The Faversham Farmers Club and its Members      (1727 – 1927 )
 BY    Prideaux George Selby,   O.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.    Father of the Club.
                                                       Printed 1927.

Contains a list of the members and the date when they died ,or quitted .
From John Abbott 1827  date joined the Club?   and date died   1863
 to  Charles Wrench joined 1795 and  died 1816

 


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