Lydia Elizabeth & Henry Letchford

LYDIA ELIZABETH HILBERT daughter of Lucy and Phillip Hilbert was bapt 15 Oct 1826 in Boxley, Kent, and died 1900. She mar HENRY LETCHFORD 1854 in Medway, Kent. He was born 1816 in East Malling, Kent, and died 1883 in East Malling, Kent.

Notes: In both the 1841 where she is living at High Street Strood, Kent (age 14) and 1851 living at Railway Cottage, Staplehurst, Kent (24yrs) Lydia is shown as unmarried, but no employment is noted except that her father is a farmer

She mar: 1854 at Medway, Kent her husband Henry Letchford (b: 1816 at East Malling, Kent to parents John Letchford (b: 1780) and Mother Fanny (b:1781) He d: 1883 at East Malling,Kent, United Kingdom)

1861 Residence: LYDIA ELIZABETH Age 34 Mar. with  2 Children High St East Malling, Kent, England

1881 Residence: LYDIA ELIZABETH Age 54 Mar. with  2 Children The Magpies High St East Malling, Kent, England

1891 Residence: LYDIA ELIZABETH Age 64 a Blacksmith And Beer Seller Widow with 2 Children The Magpie Inn, East Malling Burham, Kent, England

Notes for HENRY LETCHFORD:  1851 Census: Age 34 A Blacksmith Working From Home at High St East Malling, Kent, England

May 1854, He recommended Frederick Britt Hilbert to be a constable with the Metropolitan Police and was described as 'of East Malling, Kent'

1881 Census: Age 65 is a Blacksmith And Retailer Mar. with 2 Children at "The Magpies Inn" High St East Malling, Kent, EnglandTheir children are:

i. FANNY LETCHFORD, b. 1856, East Malling.

1861 - Age 5 A Scholar, High St East Malling, Kent, England

1881 - Residence: Age 24 The Magpie Inn, High St East Malling, Kent, England

1891 - Residence: Age 33 The Magpie Inn East Malling Burham, Kent, England

1901 - Residence: Age 46  living at 40 Battersea Rd Battersea, London, England

1911 - Residence: Age 51 Domestic Servant at  Mill St East Malling, Kent, England

2. ALICE ELIZABETH LETCHFORD  was b: 1869 in East Malling, Kent, Residence: Age 11 - Scholar; 1881 living at "The Magpie Inn" High St East Malling, Kent, England;  and d: 6 Jul 1961 in East Malling, Kent) 

Alice mar. 1891 to WILLIAM H ALCHIN in St James church, East Malling, Kent. William was bapt 1857 in West Malling, Kent - his father was William Henry Allchin (1830-1918) and mother Emily Ann Usmar (1832-1898) William d: 30 Oct 1934 in East Malling, Kent.

Their children:

i. ELSIE USMAR ALCHIN, b. 1892, High St. East Malling; d. 1984, Tenterden, Kent, England. She mar: ANDREW JOHN BOURNE. He was b: 1892 in Ashford, Kent, England, and d: 1949 in Ashford, Kent, England.

Son William Arthur John Bourne  b. 1924, Surrey; d. 1996, Ashford, Kent, England.

ii. ETHEL FANNY ALLCHIN, b. 1894, West Malling, Kent; Bapt: 1894, St James church, East Malling, Kent;  d. 2 Nov 1973, Maidstone, Kent, England.

iii. WILLIAM HENRY ALCHIN, b. 1896, East Malling; Bapt: 1896, St James church, East Malling, Kent'  d. 1975, Dartford, Kent, England.

iv. GEORGE ALCHIN, b. 1897, Greenwich, Kent, England.

The Magpies, High Street, East Malling,  Maidstone

Directory of Pubs in the UK,  historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in East Malling, Maidstone, Kent. The East Malling, Maidstone,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1874/Henry Letchford/& Blacksmith/../../Post Office Directory ****
1881/Henry Letchford/Blacksmith & Retailer/65/East Malling, Kent/Census ****
1881/Lydia E Letchford/Wife/54/Boxley, Kent/Census
1881/Fanny Letchford/Daughter/24/East Malling, Kent/Census
1881/Alice E Letchford/Daughter/11/East Malling, Kent/Census