George CURLING & Martha WITHERDEN married 1638, Thanet St Laurence, Kent
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George CURLING & Martha WITHERDEN
married 1638, Thanet St Laurence, Kent



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George Curling (c1617 Thanet St Peter) & Martha Witherden (1618 Thanet St Peter) married 1638 Thanet St Laurence, Kent children: Sarah Curling (1641 Thanet St Laurence) & Thomas Tomson (1635 Thanet St Peter) m 1662 Thanet St Peter George Curling (1643 Thanet St Laurence) & ?Anne Pannelle ?m 1660 Thanet St Laurence Mary Curling (1746 Thanet St Laurence) d.1647 infant John Curling (1749 Thanet St Laurence) Stephen Curling (1752 Thanet St Laurence) m 1681 Hannah Marten Martha Curling (1754Thanet St Laurence) Mary Curling (1757 Thanet St Laurence) & Joseph Curling m 1680 Thanet St Laurence Elizabeth Curling (1762 Thanet St Laurence)








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    George Curlinge
    baptised 7 Dec 1617
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "son of George Curlinge" and Mary Michell
    Martha Witherden
    baptised 21 Jun 1618
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    "dau of George Witherden" and Sarah Clarke
    George Curling & Martha Witherden
    married 24 Jan 1638
    Canterbury St Andrew, Kent

    From Google books – snippet view

    .........Curling, George, the younger, of S. Lawrence in Thanet, fisherman, ba., about 21,
    son of George Curling the elder, sp, who consents,
    and Martha Witherden of S . Peter's, in Thanet, v., of the like age, d. of George Witherden, sp, cordwainer, who also consents.
    At S. Andrew's Cant. Jan. 24, 1638.

    Canterbury marriage licences ...: Volume 2
    Martha Curling
    buried 9 Jan 1683
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "wife of Mr George Curling"
    "Mr" George Curling
    buried 7 Jan 1687
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    Will of George Curling, d.1686 Ramsgate

    Courtesy of Pat & Sheila

    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN
    I GEORGE CURLING of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thannett in the County of Kent Marriner this Twenty-seventh day of December in the Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord James the Second by Grace of God now King of England … …… Ino 1686 being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory the Lord be therefore praised do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I comend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the …… death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life And my Body I commit to the earth to be decently interred at the direction of my Executor hereafter named And as to touching on disposing of all such temperate Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I GIVE and dispose thereof as followeth
    FIRST I will and bequeath unto my two ….. daughters Martha and Elizabeth Curling the sum of four score pounds of lawful money of England apiece …. To be paid to them within one month next after my decease by my Executor hereafter named
    ITEM I give and bequeath to them my said daughters Martha and Elizabeth one half part of all my household linen of what nature or kind soever to be equally shared and delivered to them within one month next after my decease
    ITEM I further give and bequeath unto them my said two daughters Martha and Elizabeth one Sixteenth part of the good ….. or vessel called the ……… of Ramsgate aforesaid whereof Adam Abbot is Master with one sixteenth part of the Stock Boat Masts Sails Sailyards Anchors Cables Ropes and furniture to the same belonging equally between them and my Executor to surrender and deliver up to them the Bill of Sale thereof from the said Adam Abbot
    ITEM I give and devise unto my Son in Law Thomas Thompson and my daughter Sarah his wife and to their heirs and assigns for ever All that my Messuage or Tenement Outhouses Edifices Buildings Garden and Land to the same belonging with the appurtenants situate lying and being at a place called Broadstairs in the parish of St Peter the Apostle in the Isle and County aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of Sarah Lister Widow or her assigns … the saidThomas Thompson paying out of the same the sum of Thirty five pounds of lawful money of England to Joseph Curling and Mary his wife as hereafter in this my Will bequeathed to them
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Thomas Thompson the sum of Ten Pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to him by my Executor hereafter named within three months next after my decease
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Thompson One sixteenth part of the Ketch or vessel called or known by the name of the Speedwell whereof Robert Jowett is Master belonging to Ramsgate aforesaid with One sixteenth part of the Stock Boat Mast Sails Sailyard ….. Cables Ropes and Furniture to the same belonging
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Joseph Curling and Mary his wife my Daughter the sum of Thirty-five pounds of lawful money of England out of the Messuage and ….. with the appurtenants above given and devised to Thomas Thompson and Sarah his wife and their heirs to be paid to them the said Joseph and Mary by the said Thomas Thompson within two months next after my decease
    ITEM I likewise give and bequeath to the said Joseph Curling the sum of Five pounds of lawful money of England to be paid within fourteen days next after my decease by my Executor ITEM I further give and bequeath unto the said Joseph Curling One sixteenth part of the ……. Or vessel known by the name of the ….. …… whereof he is Master belonging to Ramsgate aforesaid with one Sixteenth part of the Stock Boat Masts Sails Sailyards Anchors Cables Ropes and furniture to the same belonging
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Curling the sum of Twenty pounds of lawful money of England and also Ten ….. ….. of Old Gold formerly called Twenty shilling pieces to be paid and given him by my Executor within two months next after my decease
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto him my said son Stephen Curling one Sixteenth part of the ….. or vessel called the Catriona of Ramsgate aforesaid whereof my son George Curling is Master and one sixteenth part of the Stock Boat Masts Sails Sailyards Anchors Cables Ropes Amunition and furniture whatsoever to the same belonging
    ITEM I give and devise unto my said Son Stephen Curling and to his heirs and assigns for ever All That my Messuage or Tenement Outhouses Edifices Buildings Orchard Garden Backside and ground to the same belonging with the appurtenants situate lying and being in Ramsgate aforesaid and now in my own occupation
    ITEM I further give and devise unto my said son Stephen Curling and to his heirs and assigns for ever one moiety or half part of All that my Messuage or Tenement Barn Stables Outhouses Edifices Buildings Orchard Yard and Lands arable pasture and woodlands to the same belonging containing my estimation Forty Acres more or less with their appurtenants situate lying and being in the said of St Peter the Apostle in the Isle and County aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of Jeoffrey Thomling Gent or his Assignes
    ITEM I give and devise unto my son George Curling who I hereby nominate make and ordain full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and to his heirs and assigns for ever the other moiety or half part of my said Messuage or Tenement Barn Stables Outhouses Edifices Buildings Orchard Lands and with their appurtenants ….. ….. ….. to be in the tenure or occupation of the said Jeoffrey Thomlyn Gent …… …….. and my Will is that in case my said son George Curling shall neglect or refuse to pay to my said two daughters Martha and Elizabeth Curling their legacies of four score pounds apiece according to this my Will or in some few weeks after the time permitted in this my Will for payment thereof then I give and devise the said moiety or half part of my Messuage or Tenement Barn Stables Orchard Lands …. with the appurtenants above devised to him and his heirs to them my said two daughters Martha and Elizabeth Curling and their heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them
    ITEM I give and devise unto my said son George Curling and to his heirs and Assigns All That my Messuage or Tenement Outhouses Edifices Buildings Outhouses Garden and Backside with the appurtenants situate and being in Ramsgate aforesaid and now in his own occupation or his Assigns
    ITEM I give and bequeath unto all my grandchildren viz to Thomas Thompson Martha and Mary Curling daughters of my son Stephen Curling and to Sarah Ann, Martha Jane and Mary Curling daughters of my said son George Curling one Guinea apiece to be given to every one of them within one month next after my decease by my Executor
    ITEM all the rest of my Goods and Chattells Linen household stuff ready money plate rights and …….. not hereinbefore bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my said son George Curling paying my debts legacies funeral expenses and charges and Probate of this my Will and revoke and make void all former Wills by me made and In Witness whereof I the said George Curling to this my last will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper have set my hand and to the top and last sheet set my seal Dated the day and year first above written GEORGE CURLING Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the said George Curling to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us Henry Fleming Adam Abbott Richard Hawker PROBATE granted to George Curling

    George Curling, Ramsgate
    1686 1687 PRC17/77/162 PRC16/316 C/3
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    The children of George Curling & Martha Witherden


    Sarah Curling
    (1641-1712 Ramsgate)

    Sarah Curling
    baptised 1641
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: George Curling & Martha Witherden
    Thomas Tomson
    baptism 1635
    Thanet St Peter, Kent
    parents: Thomas Tomson & Jane Bark/Bachelor/Hair
    Sarah Curling & Thomas Tomson
    married 1663
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Thomas Tomson
    buried 1703
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Sarah Tomson
    buried 1712
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    Will of Thomas Tomson, d.1703 Ramsgate
    husband of Sarah Curling

    Courtesy of Pat & Sheila


    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN

    I THOMAS TOMSON of Ramsgate in the parish of St Lawrence in the Isle of Thannett in the County of Kent Marriner being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory I praise my God considering the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First, I give and bequeath my soul into the hand of God Almighty the Father Son and Holy Ghost three persons but one to an everlasting God who is my Creator Redeemer and Sanctifier trusting to be saved by that most precious Oblation ……. offered by Christ Jesus upon the Cross for the Sins of all true Believers and my Body I commit to the Earth from where it came in sure and certain hope of my Resurrection at the last Day to be decently and in Christianlike manner buried by my Executrix and executor hereinafter named. And as touching my worldly Estate which God hath blessed me with I dispose as followeth viz.
    First I give unto my granddaughter Sarah Tomson my messuage or tenement with Shop. Backside with the appurtences set lying and being in Ramsgate in the parish and county above said and now in the tenure and occupation of Stephen Matthews to her the said Sara at the Age of Twenty years and her heirs for ever;
    Item, I give £20 to be laid out on the aforesaid messuage when my granddaughter Sara cometh to the age aforesaid to be laid out by my Executors herinafter named for the better Repairation;
    Item, All my Sea ……. Fishing craft and ……. I give as followeth; To my loving wife Sara one third part, to my loving son Thomas Tomson one third part, the other third part I give equally to be divided amongst my Grandchildren that shall survive me;
    Item, I give Twentyfive shillings to the poor of St. Peter’s Parish; to be paid and distributed by my Executrix and Executor after mentioned;
    Item, I give to Sarah the wife of John Fowler Two Pounds to be paid by my Executrix and Executor two years after my decease;
    Item, I give to John Boykin the Elder of Broadstayers Twenty shillings and to Rebeccay widow of Henry Boykin Ten shillings;
    Item I give devise and bequeath to my loving wife Sara Tomson during the term of her natural life my household goods and plate and linen and half the rent of all my houses and hereditaments after good and sufficient repairs and taxes deducted and after her decease to my loving son Thomas Tomson and his heirs for ever with the other half rent to my son Thomas Tomson giving him all and Singular the messuages brewhouse, land, tenements with all the appurtenances and household goods and linens plate to him …. And his heirs forever after my decease; only half of the rents aforesaid to my loving wife during her life;
    Item, I give to my loving wife Twenty Pounds to be paid ten days after my decease;
    Item, I give to my loving son Thomas Tomson the Forty Pounds mortgage on the house belonging to the heirs of John Ralph; the interest excepted;
    Item, all the rest of my goods, chattels, credits, money and all my personal estate, my debts legacies and funeral expenses with the Probate of this my Will being paid and discharged, to be put into money and all paid out to … and repair my messuages and tenements in so far as it will go ….. my Executrix My will and meaning is that my wife shall have half the rent of all my messuages and tenements during her life, my son Thomas Tomson the other half; that is to say, the farm in the tenure or occupation of Robert Witherden with all the appurtenances; brewhouse.tenure Edward Austin with brewing vessels, messuages or tenements in the tenure or occupation of Matthew Gills, Anthony Curling, Widow Bartlett, myself being the handstall, all being in Ramsgate aforesaid, the messuages in the tenure of my son and William Morkett in Broadstairs and Battlegate in St Peters parish Isle and County aforesd unto my loving son Thomas Tomson and his heirs for ever, the messuage in the hands of Stephen Matthews excepted, My loving wife and son Thomas Tomson, I make and ordain sole and joint Executrix and Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all made before and do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament; In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Tomson have hereunto set my hand and Seale Dated the Fourth day of December anno 1700 and in the twelfth year of our Sovereign Lord King William the Third that now is King of England Sg Tho: Tomson Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us Adam Abbitt and William Hills

    PROBATUM (in Latin) January 1703

    Children of Sarah Curling & Thomas Tomson
    Thomas Tomson1664 St Laurence - 1721 St Laurencem1 1689 Canterbury to Ann Simpsonchildren:Sarah, Thomas, John, Thomas, Richard, Adam, Lewis, Thomas, John
    m2 1708 Canterbury to Mary Spencer/Martinchildren:Mary, George, Sarah, Lewis, Ann
    George Tomson Curling1666 St Laurence - 1669 Str Laurence

    Monumental inscriptions - Thomas Tomson
    son of Sarah Curling
    433 [31]. Next on a large stone:
    "In this vault lays interr’d the body of Mr Thomas TOMSON of Ramsgate, who departed this life the 8th of September 1721 in the 57th year of his age.

    Also Mary, widow of Mr Thomas Tomson, Sen. She died November ye 22nd 1755 aged 83 years."

    Monumental inscriptions - Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate
  • http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsRamsgate/01.htm





  • George Curling
    (1643 Thanet St Laurence - 1732 Thanet St Laurence )

    George Curling
    baptised 22 Oct 1643
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: George Curling & Martha Witherden
    Ann Tickner
    baptised 23 Jul 1647
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: Edwartd Tickner & Jane Alderstone

    Ann Golding & George Curling
    married 6 May 1669

    "Curling, George of St Lawrence in Thanet, seaman, ba, 23 whose father consents, and Ann Golding, s.p. w. of Stephen Golding late s.p. At St Andrew's Canterbury. Adam Eyres of St Lawrence aforesaid husbandman bonds. May 6, 1669.

    courtesy of Pat & Sheila
    Ann Curling
    ?buried ?15 Sep 1716
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    George Curling
    buried 2 Feb 1732
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent




    First marriage of Ann Tickner

    Ann Tickner & Stephen Goulding
    married 1666

    "Golding, Stephen of St Lawrence in Thanet. g widr and
    Ann Tickner s.p. spr. 20 d. of Edward Ticknor s.p. mariner who consents. At same.
    Allegation made and signed by Thomas Goulding s.p. mariner. Mar 28 1666."


    courtesy of Pat & Sheila
    Stephen Goulding
    baptised 1 Jun 1617
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: Stephen Goulding & Elizabeth Sander

    Stephen Goulding
    buried 3 Jan 1667
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    *Will of Stephen Goulding St Lawrence in Thanet 1666 1666 PRC16/276 G/7

  • Canterbury Probate Office Records
  • No known children
    First marriage of Stephen Goulding

    Stephen Goulding & Ann Spencer
    married 1638
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent



  • Canterbury (England) (Diocese); Cowper, J. M
  • Ann (Agnes) Spencer
    baptised 23 Aug 1618
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: Nicholas Spencer & Joane Bokin/Coppin
    Ann Goulding
    burial not known
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    Children of Stephen Goulding & Ann Spencer

    Elizabeth Goulding, 1640
    Joanna Goulding, 1641
    Mary Goulding, 1643
    Ann Goulding, 1646
    Stephen Goulding, 1651-1653
    John Goulding, 1653


    Will of George Curling

    Ramsgate, 1729 1731, PRC32/61/617 PRC31/201 C/1 OW&C
  • Canterbury Probate Office Records

  • courtesy of Judy & Kim

    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN This one and twentyeth day of November[,] Anno Domini 1729. And in the third year of the reign of King George the second of Great Britain[,] I George Curling of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the county of Kent mariner being of weak and indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God for the same) Do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in writing in manner and fform following that is to say ffirst and principally I yield my soul unto the hands of almighty God my creator with full assurance and stedfast hope in my redeemer Christ Jesus to live with him eternally after this my mortal life shall be ended and by body I bequeath to the earth whereof it was first framed to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors thereafter named[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto my grandson George Allen son of my late daughter Sarah Allen deceased the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds [£350] of lawfull money of Great Britain. And unto my granddaughter Anne the wife of Daniel Hitchens the daughter of the said Sarah Allen the like sum of three hundred and fifty pounds [£350] of like money to be paid unto them respectively by my Executors here after named within one year next after my decease (I having before given unto their said mother Sarah Allen deceased the sum of ffifty pounds [£50] in her lifetime)[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto my grandson George Rainier son of my late daughter Anne deceased late wife of Daniel Rainier of Ramsgate aforesaid merchant the sum of one hundred pounds [£100] of lawfull money of Great Britain[.]And unto my granddaughter Ann Curling wife of George Curling [,] one of the daughters of my said late daughter Ann Rainier the sum of ffifty pounds [£50] of like money[.] And unto my grand daughter Mary Curling wife of Alexander Curling one of the daughters of my said late daughter Ann Rainier the sum of ffifty pounds [£50] of like money[.] And unto my granddaughters Catherine Rainier[,] Sarah Rainier and Martha Rainier three other daughters of my said late daughter Ann Rainier the like sum of ffifty pounds [£50] apeice of like money and unto my grandsons Peter Rainier and Daniel Rainier the younger two other sons of my said late daughter Ann Rainier the sum of seventy ffive pounds [£75] apeice of like money[.] And unto my son in law the aforesaid Daniel Rainier the elder the sum of two hundred and ffifty pounds of like money to be paid unto them respectively by my Executors hereafter named within one year next after my decease[.] Also I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Martha wife of William Dare the sum of four hundred and fifty ffive [£455] pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain and unto her daughter Hester Smith now wife of Peter Smith the sum of ffifty pounds [£50] of like money[.] And unto her daughter Ann Witherden the sum of sixty ffive pounds [£65] of like money[.] And unto her daughter Martha Witherden the sum of ffifty [£50] of like money[.] And unto the afore said William Dare husband of my said daughter Martha the sum of ffifty pounds [£50] of like money to be paid unto them respectively by my Executors hereafter named within one year next after my decease[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Jane wife of Ebenezer Bradshaw the sum of three hundred and ffifty [£350] of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executors hereafter named within one year next after my decease[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Mary wife of John Bax the sum of ffive hundred and fifty pounds [£550] of lawfull money of Great Britain (she having already had of me the sum of two hundred pounds [£200] besides which I gave unto her) to be paid unto her my said daughter Mary within one year next after my decease by my Executors hereafter named[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto my Grandson Curling Culmer son of Josiah Culmer the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) of lawfull money of Great Britain[.] And unto my grandson Josia[h] Culmer the younger son also of the said Josia[h] Culmer the sum of three hundred and ffifty pounds (£350) of like money and unto my son in law the aforesaid Josia[h] Culmer their father the sum of ffifty pounds (£50) of like money to be paid unto them respectively by my Executors hereafter named within one year next after my decease[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto all and every (of) my Grand Children and Great Grand Children not before in this my Will mentioned the sum of one Guinea apeice to be paid into their own hands within one year next after my deceased[.] Also I do give and bequeath my fourteen pounds (£14) per annum annuity which I have in the Government on the life of my said daughter Mary viz one half part thereof unto the said John Bax and the other half part thereof unto my said daughters Martha Dare and Jane Bradshaw equally to be divided between them Also I do give and bequeath unto my loving sister Elizabeth Philpot the sum of ffour pounds (£4) per annum for and during the term of her natural life to be paid unto her by my Executors out of my personal estate by two equal half yearly payments and to commence from the day of my decease[.] Also I do nominate make ordain and appoint my three sons in law the aforesaid Ebenezer Bradshaw[,] John Bax and Josia[h] Culmer the elder joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament[.] And for their care and trouble in seeing this my Will performed I do give and bequeath unto them my said Executors the sum of ten pounds (£10) apeice of lawfull money of Great Britain[.] Also I do further give and bequeath unto my granddaughter the said Anne Witherden who lives with me the bed whereon she now layes with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging[.] And all other the ffurniture in the room or garret in which the said bed stands[.] Also I do give and bequeath unto my ffriend John Paramor of Eastry[,] Gentleman[,] the sum of ffive pounds (£5) of lawfull money of Great Britain[.] And unto my ffriend John Hayward the younger of Sandwich[,] Gentleman[,] the like sum of ffive pounds (£5) of like money to be paid unto them resectively by my Executors[.] All the rest and residue of all and singular my goods chattells and personal estate whatsoever & wheresoever And of what nature quality or degree so ever the same shall exist and be at the time of my deceased (my debts , legacys[,] ffuneral charges and probate of this my Will being first paid and deducted) I do give and bequeath as follows (that is to say) I do give and bequeath one sixth part thereof unto the said George Allen and Ann Hitchens children of my late daughter Sarah Allen equally to be divided between them[.] One other sixth part thereof unto the said George Rainier[,] Anne Curling[,] Mary Curling[,] Catherine Rainier[,] Sarah Rainier[,] Martha Rainier[,] Peter Rainier and Daniel Rainier the younger children of my said late daughter Anne Rainier equally to be divided between them[.] One other sixth part thereof unto my said daughter Martha wife of William Dare[.] One other sixth part thereof unto my said daughter Jane wife of Ebenezer Bradshaw[.]One other sixth part thereof unto my said daughter Mary wife of John Bax[.] And one other sixth part thereof unto my said Grandsons Curling Culmer and Josia[h] Culmer equally to be divided between them[.] And incase my said personal estate shall not be sufficient to pay and discharge all the legacys before by me in this my Will bequeathed then my will is that what the same shall so fall short shall be abated and allowed by all my aforesaid Children and Grand Children in proportion out of their aforesaid legacys[.] anything herein contained to the contrary in anywise notwith- standing Also I do give unto my said daughter Martha Dare for and during the term of her natural life all that my messuage or tenement in Ramsgate aforesaid now in the occupation of the said William Dare or of his assigns together with the backside part of the kitchen[,] part of the well and garden with appurtenances as the same is now used and enjoyed with the said messuage she my said daughter Martha Dare keeping the same in good and substantial repair in every respect and paying yearly during that time unto my granddaughter Sarah Witherden daughter of the said Martha the sum of twenty shillings [20/-] per annum clear without any deduction for any thing whatsoever. And from and imediately after the decease of my said daughter Martha Dare I do give and devise the said messuage and all other the premisses aforesaid with the appurtenances unto the said Sarah Witherden her heirs and assigns for ever[.] Also I do give and devise unto my said daughter Jane wife of Ebenezar Bradshaw and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life all that my one full equall undivided moiety or half part (the whole being in two equal parts to be divided) of and in all that messuage or tenement commonly called or known by the name of Carpenters with the barnes[,] stables [,] outhouses and lands thereunto belonging containing in the whole by estimation fforty acres most or less with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of St Peters the Apostle in the said Isle of Thanet and county of Kent and now in the occupation of George Hills or of his assigns and from and after her decease I do give and devise the same unto my grand children George Bradshaw[,] Ebenezer Bradshaw[,] Josia Bradshaw and Ellis Bradshaw the four sons of her the said Jane and their heirs and assigns forever equally to be divided between them also I do give and devise unto my said daughter Jane Bradshaw and her heirs and assigns for ever all that my messuage or tenement yard and backside with the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Ramsgate aforesaid and now in the occupation of the said Ebenezer Bradshaw or his assigns[.] Also I do give and devise unto my said grandson Curling Culmer and his heirs and assigns forever all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell in Ramsgate aforesaid with the herring hang[,] outhouses[,] buildings[,] courtyard[,] back- side garden and land thereunto belonging with all the appurtenances and conveniences thereunto belonging as the same are now used and enjoyed[.] Nevertheless it is my Will and desire that my said granddaughter Ann Witherden who now lives with me shall continue to live in and enjoy the said last mentioned messuage and premisses for the term of six months next after my desease gratis and that my said Executors during that time shall have the liberty as as well of putting and keeping things which did belong to me therein as also to meet together the same as often as they shall think fit for the settling and consulting on the affairs in this my Will any thing before to the contrary notwithstanding and lasting I do hereby revoke and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore at any time made.
    In witness whereof the said George Curling the Testator to this my Last Will and Testament in seven sheets of paper contained to every sheet thereof my hand seal have set and put the day and year first aforesaid (signed by) Geo. Curling signed sealed published and declared by the said George Curling the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament the said one and twentyeth day of November Anno Domini 1729.
    After the obliterating all the eleventh line (except the word deceased) and so far of the twelfth line as to the legacy of Wm Dare in the second sheet hereof and also after the said Testator declared that it is his will and desire that his son in law the said Ebenezer Bradshaw shall have all his woollen wearing apparell in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence and at his request (signed by) Geo Hooper[,] Martin Bazden[,] Jno Hayward Jnr

    Be it known unto all in men by those present that whereas I George Curling of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the county Kent[,] Mariner[,] have made and declared my Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the one and twentyeth day of November Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine I the said George Curling do by this present codicil confirm and ratify my said Last Will and Testament subject only to the additions and alterations hereafter mentioned that is to say I do give and bequeath unto my grandson George Allen the sum of ffifty (pounds)of lawfull (money) of Great Britain more than what I have already given unto him in my said Will to be paid unto him by my Executors in my said Will named out of my personal estate within one year next after my deceased[.] And also Ido bequeath unto my two great Grandsons John Goodyer and George Goodyer the sum of twenty five pounds apeice of lawfull money of Great Britian to be paid unto them respectively by my Executors in my said Will named out of my personal estate at their respective ages of ffifteen years and incase either of them shall dye before he shall attain that age then I do give the legacy of him so dying unto the survivor of them and in the mean time and until the said John Goodyer and George Goodyer shall attain their said respective ages of ffifteen years as aforesaid I do hereby direct that the said legacys of twenty ffive pounds apeice to them hereby given shall be kept out at interest by my Executors for the benefit of them the said John Goodyer and George Goodyer. Nevertheless my said exceutors shall not be accountable for any more interest than they shall receive for the same and shall not be liable to make good any losses that may happen on putting out the said sums or either of them or any part of them provided his same losses do not happen by the wilful default or neglect of them my said Executors and I do hereby further give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Philpot a suit of mourning and unto my grandaughter Ann Witherden a suit of mourning also over and above what I have in my said Will given unto them my said sister Elizabeth Philpot and granddaughter Ann Witherden and lastly I do here by direct that this codicil be annexed to my said Last Will and Testaiment and be adjudged to be part and parcell of the same and that is herein contained be truly performed and fulfilled in every respect as if the same had been declared and set down in my said Last Will and Testament In witness thereof I[,] the said George Curling have hereunto set my hand and seal this five and twentyeth day of January Anno Domini 1731. (signed) George Curling his mark signed sealed published and declared by the said George Curling to be part and parcell of his said Last Will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and at his request (signed) John Hooper[,] Martin Bazden[,] Jno Hayward.

    Probate In latin Aprilis Anno Domini Millofimo Septingentesimo Tricesimo Secundo(April 1732)

    Will of George Curling



    Children of George Curling & Ann Tickner
    John Curling1669 St Laurence -
    Sarah Curling1670 St Laurence -m 1691 Canterbury St Andrewto Richard Allenchildren:Sarah, George, Anne
    Ann Curling1671 St Laurence - 1729 Thanet St Laurencem 1694 Thanet St Laurence to Daniel Rainierchildren:George, Ann, Mary, Catherine, Sarah, Martha, Peter, Daniel
    George Curling1672 St Laurence -
    Martha Curling1674 St Laurence - 1745 Thanet St Laurencem(1) 1693 St Laurence to Zacharias Witherden (d.1712)children: Esther, Ann, Martha, Sarah
    m(2) 1714 Sandwich St C to William Dare
    George Curling1679 St Laurence - 1681 Thanet St Laurence
    Jane Curling1682 St Laurence - 1753 Thanet St Laurencem 1702 Wingham to *Ebenezer Bradshaw children:George, Ebenezer, Josiah, Ellis
    *Dissenting Minister of Ramsgate
    Mary Curling1684 St Laurence -m 1705 Canterbury to John Bax
    Elizabeth Curling - 1719 St Laurencem 1709 Thanet St Peter to Josiah Culmer children:Curling, Josiah
    Will of Josiah Cullmer
    married 1709 to Elizabeth Curling, married 1729 to Margaret Long

    Ramsgate, 1729 1731, PRC32/61/617 PRC31/201 C/1 OW&C
  • Canterbury Probate Office Records

  • courtesy of Judy & Kim

    In the Name of God, so be it, I, Josiah Cullmer of Ramsgate in the Parish of Saint Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, Mariner, am this sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine in health of body and sound in mind and memory for which I thank God, and knowing the uncertainty of health and life I do now make publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth: And first I give my precious and immortal soul to Almighty God my Creator from whom I trust to find full and free pardon for all my sins for the sake of Jesus Christ his Eternal Son my Lord and only Saviour. My body I resign to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my loving wife Margaret, being well assured that it shall be raised again a glorious body to eternal life by Him who is able to subdue all things to himself. And for the estate and worldly goods that kind providence has given unto me and I now enjoy and am in possession of, I give and bequeath as followeth: To my loving wife Margaret my moiety or half part of fourscore and four acres of marsh land in Romney Marsh lying and being in the Parishes of Saint Mary and Blissington in the County of Kent and now let to Mr. Mathew Kennet and his brother Robert Kennett of Dover for a certain term of years at a certain rent to be paid as will appear by the leases. The above moiety or half part of eighty and four acres of marsh land with all appurtenances belonging to it and all profits arising from it I give to my loving wife Margaret and to her heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath to my wife Margaret my moiety or the half part of a farm called Brome Farm, the whole contents are one dwelling house and barn, one stable and one kitchen, all standing separate from each other, and one fruit orchard with one hundred and seventeen acres of sowing and pasture land lying and being in the Parish of Finsbury near a certain place called Clifft in the County of Kent. My half part of the above farm with appurtenances and privileges belonging to it and all rents arising from it I give to my wife Margaret and to her heirs and assigns for ever. The above farm is now let and used by ____ Davis. I also give and bequeath to my wife one house in Gravel Lane in Houndsditch known by the name of the Three Compasses in the liberty of the City of London and now let by lease to John Mottlow who liveth in it. I also give to my wife six houses at the west side of Petticoat Lane in the liberty of the City of London, which six houses are now let by lease to Mr. Robert Plimton . The above let to John Mottlow and the six houses let to Robert Plimton are all in the Parish of Saint Botolph without Aldgate, all which houses with all appurtenances with all rents and profits arising from them I give and bequeath to my wife and her heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath to my wife Margaret nine houses in Upper Well Alley all in the Parish of St. John’s in Wapping which houses I hold by lease which has many years yet to expire and end, I paying forty Shillings a year ground rent to the heirs or assigns of Thomas Wittey. All the above nine leasehold houses with all rents profits and appurtenances arising from them or belonging to them I give to my wife, her heirs and assigns during the term of the lease, she paying the ground rent. I also give and bequeath to my wife Margaret all my right, title and interest in two houses in Ratcliff at the north side of the street over against Queen Stairs below Ratcliff Cross, and let to Thomas Rice, a baker, all my right to and interest in with all profits arising from my part of the above two houses which are copyhold of Stepney Manor I give to my wife, her heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath to my loving wife my farm at Grinton in the Parish of Saint Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, the dwelling house, the barn, the stable, the pother house, the orchards with all appurtenances belonging to them and sixty acres of land be thereof more or less lying and being in the Parishes of Saint Peter the Apostle and in the Parish of Saint Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet, and are now let to John Hills, the aforesaid farm with all appurtenances as they are now let to John Hills and used by him or his undertenant with all rents and profit that shall arise from the said farm, I give and bequeath to my loving wife Margaret and to her heirs and assigns for ever, except forty Shillings a year to Mr. Nickol Spence to be paid quarterly for some years yet, to come out of the profits of the farm, given to Mr. Spence by the Last Will of Mary Pickenden. I also give and bequeath to my wife three dwelling houses and three herring houses and one corning house and all appurtenances belonging to them as they are now or have been used by the tenants. One house is now let to Stephen Norwood and one house is let to Isaac Blackborn and one house is let to ___ Sandwell. The herring houses and corning house are empty and untenanted now . I also give to my wife a piece of land containing four acres be thereof more or less, now let to William Payn of Broad Stayers and also about one quarter of an acre of land called the Pier Green and used by the pier, and also my privilege of Broad Stayers Pier. I also give to my wife at the death of Thomas Hinch and his wife Sarah one dwelling house and one herring house and one corning joining together, with all their appurtenances belonging to them as they are now used by Robert Baker. All the above said houses and lands are at Broad Stayers in the Parish of Saint Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thanet. I give all the above said houses and land to my loving wife Margaret and to her heirs and assigns for ever. I also give to my son Curling Cullmer all my wearing apparel of linen and woolen. I constitute, appoint, ordain and make my loving wife Margaret whole and sole Executrix of this my Will and after my just debts are paid I give to my wife Margaret all my goods and chattels, household stuff, plate, linen and woolen, all my goods and chattels named or not named, of what nature or quality soever they be or wherever they are to be found. I give them all to my wife Margaret except what I have before in this my Will given to my son Curling Cullmer. This I do declare to be my Last Will and Testament revoking and making void all Wills by me made before this and to this I set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Signed: Josiah Cullmer Josiah Cullmer, in our presence did publish and declare the above four sheets of paper written on one side each to contain and be his Last Will and Testament and in our presence did set his hand and seal to the above four sheets to which we are witnesses: Martin Basdon – Steph. Mollas – John Gifford. This Will was Proved at London on the thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three before the Right Worshipful Sir Edward Simpson, Knight, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oath of Margaret Cullmer, widow, the relict of the said deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will, to whom administration of the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased was granted, she having been first sworn by comcon. duly to administer.



    Stephen Curling
    (1652 Thanet St Laurence - )

    Stephen Curling
    baptised 1652
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: George Curling & Martha Witherden
    Hannah Marten
    baptised
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents:
    Stephen Curling & Hannah Martin
    married 23 June 1681
    Canterbury St Andrew, Kent
    Stephen Curling
    ?buried
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Hannah Curling
    ?buried 20 Feb 1720
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "widow"





    Elizabeth Curling
    (1662-1747 Ramsgate)

    Elizabeth Curling
    baptised 19 May 1662
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: George Curling & Martha Witherden
    Jeremiah Philpot
    baptism 29 Sep 1663
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: William Philpot & Mary Sampson
    Elizabeth Curling & Jeremye Philpot
    married 7 Oct 1687
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Jeremy Philpott
    buried 27 Nov 1717
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    Elizabeth Philpot
    buried 13 Oct 1747
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    "widow"

    Will of Elizabeth Philpot d.1747 Ramsgate PRC17/93/19i PRC16/413 P/6
  • Canterbury Probate Office Records
  • Monumental inscriptions - Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate

    184. Jeremiah PHILPOTT died 24th November 1717 aged 54 years.
    Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 9th October 1747 aged 85 years.

    185. George, son of George and Elizabeth PHILPOTT, died February 19th 1746 aged 21 years.
    Elizabeth, daughter of George Philpott, died 20th December 1769 aged 81 years.

    186. Mary Philpott died 16th February 1774 aged 82 years.

  • http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsRamsgate/01.htm

  • Will of Jeremy Philpot, ?grandfather of Jeremiah Philpot
    Jeremy Philpott of St Peter's Thanet, fisherman, original will dated 8 Jun 1646
    Sons John, Edward, Gregory, William and Jeremy, <21
    Wife Agnes
    Daughter Martha now wife of Valentine Culmer
    Daughter Anne Philpott <21
    Henry Younge, William Galant, Robert Tarry, Nicholas Norwood, Adrian Jenkenson widow, John Gunn, John Peatt
    Witnesses George Culmer, Richard Gurney
    Codicil 7 Sep 1746
    Witnesses Richard Gurney, Nicholas Wade
    Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/254, Probate 28 Jun 1647
  • Extracts from Kent Wills
  • Children of Jeremiah Philpot & Elizabeth Curling

    George Philpot1688 Thanet St Laurence - 1742 m 1714 Canterbury St Andrew to Elizabeth Smith children:Elizabeth 1716. Jand 1718, Martha 1721, George 1725, Jane 1728
    Elizabeth Philpot1690 Thanet St Laurence - m 1732 Minster St Mary to John Gouger children:John 1725, George 1727
    Mary Philpot1691 Thanet St Laurence - 1774 Thanet St Laurence
    Jeremy Philpot1694 Thanet St Laurence - ?m 1730 Thanet St Laurence to Ann Hogbin/?Elizabeth children:Elizabeth 1736, Mark 1738, Mary 1740
    Martha Philpot1696 Thanet St Laurence - ?to William Nethersole children:
    Will of George Philpot, son of Elizabeth Curling
    George Philpot of Ramsgate, at present in London Master of the Ship Cinqueports, will dated 17 Dec 1729
    Wife Elizabeth, executrix, Mother Elizabeth Philpot, Occupier Thomas Hodgman, Son George, Daughters Elizabeth and Jane
    Witnesses Ja'bus Lone Not'y Pub. 1729 - Arth'r Lone Bowman Not'y Pub. 1729 - Rich'd Jennys.
    Will of Mary Philpot, daughter of Elizabeth Curling
    Mary Philpot of Ramsgate, spinster, will dated 19 Feb 1771
    Nephew John Gouger of Ramsgate, gentleman and his wife Mary
    Sister Martha wife of William Neverd? and their sons Jeremiah and William
    Niece Elizabeth wife of Jeremiah Farrond
    Maid servant Elizabeth White
    Witnesses Sarah Friend - Elizabeth Friend - Fra. Small.

    Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Mar 1742
    Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Index
  • Extracts from Kent Wills






  • "Other" Thanet Curling references, related maybe?

    Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Index

  • http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/ekwills_a/series/adci/adp_ra.htm
  • Curling George Ramsgate 1642 1649 PRC16/260 C/6 No.1209
    Curling George St Lawrence in Thanet 1694 1695 PRC17/78/474 PRC16/331 C/12
    Curling George Ramsgate 1729 1731 PRC32/61/617
    Curling George Ramsgate 1744 1745 PRC17/92/97b PRC16/411 C/3


    Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Index

  • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mrawson/cc_tuv.html

  • Curling John St Lawrence in Thanet 1695 1695 56/328b
    Curling Henry Ramsgate St Laurence in Thanet 1699 1700 57/116b
    Curling Henry Ramsgate 1740 1742 62/130


    Online Documents

  • http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search/search_results.aspx?&st=a&queryText=%22George+Curling+Mariner%22&queryType=ALL
  • PROB 11/651Will of George Curling Mariner Ramsgate Isle of Thanet, Kent . Will of George Curling Mariner Ramsgate Isle of Thanet, Kent Date: 1732.
    PROB 11/756Will of George Curling Mariner late belonging to His Majesty's Ship the Princessa and now belonging to His Majesty's Ship Devonshire . Will of George Curling Mariner late belonging to His Majesty's Ship the Princessa and now belonging to His Majesty's Date: 1747.


    1664 Kent Hearth Tax records - Hundred of Ringslow (Thanet), St Lawrence-East Borough Parish

  • Window Tax
  • William Curling
    Robert Curling
    Roger Curling
    John Curling
    Widdow Curling


    The Curlings of Thanet

  • Curling family history
  • The earliest record of the Curling line in Thanet begins with John Curling, born about 1400 in St. Laurence Parish. The direct line of descendents to Joseph Curling (b.1646 d. 1719), the patriarch of the Curling/Curlin family of America, is through John's son, Richard of Chilton (b.1420-d. 1463), and his wife, Cecilia, seven generations before. The Curlings were a prolific family, siring many children whom they tended to name alike generation after generation. Most of the family lived within St. Laurence Parish, so most of the genealogical records are associated with St. Laurence (Lawrence) Church. Over thirty headstones in the Parish cemetery bear the names of Curlings. Curlings also lived within the parishes of St. Peters in Broadstair, St. John's in Margate and St. Mary's in Minister, Thanet. But until the late 18th century the family stayed close to Thanet and in Kent County. The Curlings were Protestants and "Roundheads," supporting Oliver Cromwell and Parliament in the Reformation.


    Curlings family history chart

    includes the Curling family above



    from Canterbury Archives, courtesy of Pat


    Curling families of Dover, Buckland and Charlton, Kent

  • "http://leshaigh.co.uk/folkestone/curling.html"







  • Ramsgate, Kent




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    Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate, Kent

    Ramsgate, JMW Turner, c1824

    Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate, Kent