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Seeking information on my great uncle Albert Grainger, who died in 1932. According to probate, his address given was the Railway Hotel, Nettlestead. Would like to know if he was landlord, or just lodging. he married in 1929 to an Adelaide Barden.
Any info greatly appreciated

Dail has kindly written as follows:-

With reference to a message  from David Grainger on your message board.  Albert Grainger was a live- in Landlord at the Railway pub, Nettlestead,  not a lodger. My mother who  lived  close by used  to speak of him.  The pub of course was owned by Leney.

Albert Grainger’s wife Adelaide Emily  Barden was born in Thanet in 1906, she married Albert in 1929 in the district of Maidstone. As Nettlestead  is within that district,  it is possible they were married in Nettlestead Church.



Janet has also kindly sent us the following:-

It’s a long time since I last had a look on the site.

I was very interested in the item regarding Albert Grainger who married Adelaide Emily Barden in 1929.  Adelaide was my dad George Barden’s sister.  I found this very interesting and another piece of info for the family tree.  Aunt Adelaide or Addy as we knew her, must have been married to Albert Grainger for only a very few years before he passed away.  My gran, granddad Barden and the family lived in Phoenix Cottages, the first house right next door to the Railway.  Aunt Addy went on to marry a Porter and they moved to Tonbridge at some stage.

Kind Regards


 Looking for any information regarding Charles Rolfe listed as master baker at the bakers shop Wateringbury in the 1881 census, especially his four sons, particularly Sion Rolfe. Any information on the family would be gratefully received 


I have good reason to believe my Adams ancestor was from Wateringbury. His name was James Adams, born in 1819, to William (c. 1788 - c. 1832) and Harriet Adams (born c. 1792). I believe he and his family lived in the area of Pizion Well Road and Old Road in the 1830s and 1840s. If anyone has information on how I can do further research, on cemetery or church records, or if anyone knows of this family, it would be great to hear from you. I found them on the 1841 and 1851 on Pizion Well Street.
Patrick Buckley / New York

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