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Chesson Family


I am researching the Chesson family tree and would be pleased to hear from anyone who could help me. My direct line is from Cowden. I see from the 1881 census that there are Chesson cottages and wondered if Chesson’s built them as there are a lot of bricklayers in the family. Thank you.


4 responses to “Chesson Family”

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    Hi Anthea. It’s a late reply, but I also am a descendant of the Hawkhurst / Cranbrook Chessons. If you are on Ancestry, I am ancestryguy99. My tree has over 1000 people, all confirmed with good sources. I even have myself and mum DNA tested and there’s another descendant from the Chessons confirmed by DNA matching over there. Would be great to hear from you and maybe collaborate and share information 🙂

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    Hi RJ. I was amazed to get your message after so long! I am on Ancestry but have no idea how to find your tree name as there were over 3,000 trees! Is there a way to find yours easily? I would love to work out how your Chessons relate to mine. My son has also had the DNA test. If it’s easier my email is [email protected]uk. Anthea

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    Good evening. My randfather Mark Chesson lived at Rickwood Farm in Cowden. I was born at Curds Cottages. AS far as I know Grand dad can from the Isle of Sheppy. When I visit Dad, I will ask if there is a Hawkhurst connection

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    Hello Sheila.
    Thank you for your response. When you visit your Dad, could you add that my great grandfather lived in Cowden,William Henry and his brother Charles Thomas Chesson. In The 1911 census Obediah lived in Markbeech. I hope this helps with working out how we link in
    Anthea Remnant(nee Chesson)

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