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Family History Research

The Faversham Society may be able to help you with some of your family history enquiries.

We have extensive records for people who lived and worked in Faversham, and we are starting to put some of this information online for everyone to access for free.

Gunpowder Workers

Many Faversham people were involved in working at one of the many gunpowder factories around the town. Our dedicated volunteers, especially John Breeze, have built up a database of information on those who worked in Faversham's important explosives industry.

Information stored includes transcriptions from census entries as well as parish records of birth, marriage and death. Also, burial information and extracts from town directories and Faversham Newspapers.

Use the following link to explore this database, where you can search by name and filter on dates of birth and death, to find previously unpublished information about your relatives

Gunpowder Workers Database

Other family research

We do not hold copies of registers of Census returns, but we do have a very large collection of references from various sources, from the 16th century onwards.

Our information covers Faversham and the parishes of Baddlesmere, Boughton-under-Blean, The Brents, Buckland-by-Faversham, Davington, Doddington, Dunkirk, Eastling, Goodnestone-next-Faversham, Graveney, Hernhill, Leaveland, Luddenham, Lynsted, Newnham, Norton, Oare, Ospringe, Otterden, Preston-next-Faversham, Selling, Sheldwich, Stalisfield, Stone-by-Faversham, Teynham, Throwley and Wychling.

If you give us the information you already have, we will do our best. You will need to explain what information you seek. You can present this in the form of a family tree, however brief and/or incomplete. Make sure this includes all known dates and places of birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial.

As we are all volunteers, please note that enquiries can take time to be processed.

If we cannot help you, we will keep your enquiry on our books so that any relevant information emerging at a later date may be passed on. For this reason (and in case you change your e-mail address) make sure you let us have your postal address and phone numbers.

Please feel free to CONTACT US with your family research and history enquiries.

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