- James's Tree - Elizabeth's Tree

Family Sheet Links & Information

Name Birth Birthplace 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901
James Homewood 1763 Biddenden
Elizabeth Homewood (Munk) 1770 ?
James Homewood 1794 Smarden Smarden[c]
Farmer 230 acres
Isaac Homewood 1796 Smarden Headcorn Headcorn
Farmer
Headcorn Headcorn Headcorn
Edward Homewood 1798 Smarden Emigrated
to USA
Thomas Homewood 1801 Smarden Biddenden Biddenden Biddenden Biddenden
Elizabeth Mercer (Homewood) 1795 Smarden Wadhurst
Wife of William Mercer
Wadhurst
wid
Headcorn
wid, Sister of Isaac Homewood
Frances Wood (Homewood) 1801 Smarden Headcorn
Wife of Benjamin Wood
Headcorn
Wife of Benjamin Wood
Ann Love (Homewood) 1806 Smarden Headcorn
Wife of William Love
Headcorn
Wife of William Love

Address Key

[c] Munk Farm, Smarden

Parish Records

Smarden

Marraiges

1793 9th jan James Homewood married Elizabeth Munk Witnesses: Edward & James Munk

Burials

1807 17th june Elizabeth Homewood wife of james}

Headcorn

Baptism's

1818 27th Aug Elizabeth Homewood d of James Homewood (Farmer)
1818 27th Aug Frances Homewood s of James Homewood

Marraiges

1818 26th Oct Elizabeth Homewood (of Headcorn) = William Mercer (of Brede, ssx Wit: James Homewood, Thomas Ottaway
1828 23rd Sept. Frances Homewood (of Headcorn) = Benjamin Wood (of Headcorn). Wit: James Homewood, Elizaber Mercer.

Gravestone - Smarden

To the memory of ELIZABETH wife of JAMES HOMEWOOD and daughter of EDWARD and ANN Munk of this Parish who died June the 12th
1807 aged 36 years. Left issue surviving four sons and three daughters (viz) James, Isaac, Edward, Thomas, Elizabeth, Frances and Ann. A new commandment
I give unto you that you love one another as I have loved you, that you also love one another. St John's Gospel Chapter XIII v.34 She was a tender mother
and a parent dear: a quiet neighbour and a faithful friend. So as she liv'v we hope so is her end.

Gravestone - Headcorn

William MERCER, 20th January 1822 in 26th year. Elizabeth his relict, 20th June 1863 in 67th

Richard WOOD of this parish, 13th December 1811 aged 76. Frances his wife, 31st January 1817 aged 77. Left issue three sons and three daughters: Frances, Richard, William, Sarah, Benjamin and Elizabeth

Family Memory

Sarah Munk & James Homewood

James Homewood & The Smugglers

Story of Thomas Homewood

Question regarding Edward Homewood

Question: Why does Elizabeth Russell (Homewood) state that her sister Anne Homewood visited in 1851?. There is no other record of Anne Homewood, and is not listed on her fathers gravestone. Maybe she fell out with the family, and was erased from their story? EDIT: because they are not children of James Homewood, but Edward Homewood.

Family Sheet Links & Information

Name Birth Birthplace 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901
Elizabeth Russell (Homewood) 1824 Headcorn Smarden [d] (1)
Wife of John Russell, Schoolmistress
Smarden [e] (2)
Wife of John Russell
Smarden [e] (3)
Wife of John Russell
Smarden [e]
Wife of John Russell
Smarden [e]
Farmer & Wid.
Ann Hosmer (Homewood) 1832 Smarden Smarden [d]
Visiting Elizabeth Russell
Staplehurst [f]
Wife of John Hosmer
Headcorn [g]
Wife of John Hosmer
Headcorn [g]
Wife of John Hosmer
Headcorn [g]
Wife of John Hosmer

Address Key

[d] Wallmans Hill Gate
[e] Tolhurst Farm, Smarden
[f] Clappers farm, Staplehurst
[g] Headcorn Place Farm, Headcorn
[1] Ann Homewood, sister, unmarried, 19, house servent, smarden
[2] James Russell, wid, 29, Sawyer, Smarden & Henry his son, age 2, smarden.
[3] Edward Russell, nephew, 19, ag lab, smarden.

Elizabeth Homewood married John Russell, sept 1845, West Ashford, 5, 27 } FreeBMD

Anne Homewood (25, spinster, Smarden) married John Hosmer (23, bach, Farmer, Headcorn) 19th December 1859 @ Zion Chapel, Smarden. Fathers Edward Homewood, James Hosmer (Farmer). Wit: Jane Hosmer & John Russell (husband of Anne’s sister Elizabeth). Note: Profession of Edward Homewood not recorded (maybe he was not present to answer that question?). } cert

Question: Edward Homewood b.1798 Smarden to James Homewood Snr is the only candidate for their father (searched Ancestry and Familysearch), but he left for America between 1834 & 1836 married to a woman named Sarah. Why did he leave 2 small children behind? Were they illegitimate children of a previous relationship, before he went to USA with sarah?

Also note that a James Hosmer witnessed James Homewoods marraige to Harriet Wood in 1817. So The Hosmer and Homwoods were friendly families.



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