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This is page 2 of 4 tracing the history of the Monk family who were originally from Surrey, but settled in Halling & Snodland in Kent. It shows the links by marriage to the Beadle, Harris, Mayatt, Parris, & Roots families. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Monk family pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered e.g. [2] or parental [Parents] links.

The Monk Family of Surrey & Kent

Third Generation

3.Link to census James MONK [Parents]. Baptized 28/1/1821 in Merstham, Surrey, James died 16/12/1868 in St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, age 47 & was buried 27/12/1868 in Halling.

Around 1842-1843, James married Susan (maiden name unknown). They had the following children, all baptized in Halling:

(1) William Thomas, baptized 2/6/1844. (2) Martha, baptized 28/6/1846. On 7/10/1866, when Martha was age 20, she married James ROOTS at St Nicholas Church, Strood. (3) Sarah, baptized 5/11/1848. (4) Susan, baptized 16/2/1851. (5) Mary Amelia, baptized 29/8/1852. (6) Amelia, baptized 18/3/1855. On 28/6/1874, when Amelia was age 19, she married William MAYATT, son of Charles Henry MAYATT & Anne PHILLIPS, in Strood.
(7) Louisa, baptized 1/11/1857. (8) James, baptized 15/4/1860. (9) Matthew, baptized 6/7/1862.


4.Link to census William MONK [Parents]. Baptized 28/4/1822 in Halling, William died 14/4/1885 in Medway, age 62. Occupation: Master of a vessel.

On 3/7/1847, when Matthew was age 25, he married Caroline FEIST, daughter of Samuel & Charlotte FEIST, in Maidstone. Born about 1827 in Sussex, Caroline died 25/2/1849, age about 21.

They had the following child:


(1) Albert [8].

About 1851, William married Mahalah Sarah SMITH who was born around 1824 in March, Cambridgeshire. Mahala died in the quarter ending September 1889 in Medway, Kent.


They had the following children:


(1) Thomas [9].  (2) Matthew, born 1854 & died quarter ending December 1857, both events in Halling. Matthew was buried on 29/11/1857 at St John the Baptist Church, Halling. (3) Caroline, born about June 1856 & died quarter ending December 1857 in Halling. Caroline was buried on 8/11/1857 at St John the Baptist Church, Halling. (4) John William [10].


5.Link to census Thomas MONK [Parents]. Baptized 28/9/1823 in Halling, Thomas died quarter ending June 1883 in Alverstoke, Hampshire, age about 60. Occupation: Seaman, Royal Navy.


About 1857/1858, Thomas married Mary (maiden name unknown) who was born about 1822 in Horsham, Sussex. Mary died in the quarter ending December 1863 in Portsea, Hampshire, age about 41.


They had the following child:


(1) George Thomas [11].

In the quarter ending June 1865, when Thomas was age about 42, he married Mary BENGER in Portsea. Mary was born about 1835 in Marden, Wiltshire.

They had the following children:


(1) Alfred Edward, born quarter ending June 1866 in Portsmouth. (2) Frederick John, born about 1868 in Gosport. (3) Edwin Ernest, born about 1872 in Gosport. In the quarter ending September 1900, when Edwin was age about 27, he married Elizabeth Odom SARTIN, daughter of John SARTIN & Susan Ann RICHER. Elizabeth was born quarter ending June 1879 in Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. There is no evidence they had any no children.
(4) Edith Clara, born quarter ending June 1874 in Gosport.


6.Link to census Matthew MONK [Parents]. Baptized 1/2/1829 in Halling, Matthew died 25/7/1911 in Wimbledon, age 82. Occupation: Variously given in census returns as labourer, wharf manager, clerk to slate merchant, commercial traveller.

On 30/5/1857, when Matthew was age 28, he married Mary Ann DIXON in Milton, Kent.  Mary Ann was born about 1834 in Cooling, Kent. It is not known when she died.


They had the following children:


(1) Ellen, born quarter ending September 1859 in Halling. (2) Agnes, born quarter ending June 1861 in Westminster. (3) Matthew [12]. (4) Emily, born about 1865 in Westminster. (5) George, born quarter ending June 1867 in Westminster. (6) James Edward, born quarter ending March 1871 in Westminster& died there quarter ending December 1871. (7) Edwin, born quarter ending March 1873 in Pimlico. (8) Albert, born about 1877 in Pimlico.


7.Link to census Alfred MONK [Parents]. Baptized 14/6/1835 in Halling, Alfred died quarter ending September 1916 in Halling, age 81. Occupation: Variously given in census returns as engine driver at cement works, cement labourer, stationary engine driver.


Around 1860/1861, when Alfred was age about 25, he married Jane PARRIS, daughter of James PARRIS & Mary Ann HARRIS. Born 1839 in Halling, Jane died quarter ending December 1880 also in Halling, age 41.

They had the following children, all born or baptized in Hallling:


(1) Alfred [13]. (2) Sarah Ann, baptized 17/5/1863. (3) James, baptized 5/2/1865. In the quarter ending September 1895, when James was age 30, he married Ellen FLETCHER in Westminster. (4) Alice, baptized 21/4/1867. (5) Agnes, born quarter ending December 1870. In 1895, when Agnes was age 25, she married Alfred DOWSETT in Strood.

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