See also

Family of Benjamin WINCH and Ann WOOD

Husband: Benjamin WINCH (1763-1848)
Wife: Ann WOOD ( -1792)
Children: Benjamin WINCH (1789- )
Ann WINCH (1790- )
Richard WINCH (1792- )
Marriage 16 Feb 1789 Cranbrook, Kent1

Husband: Benjamin WINCH

picture

Benjamin WINCH

picture

Benjamin WINCH

Name: Benjamin WINCH2
Sex: Male
Father: Richard WINCH (1730-1796)
Mother: Ann CAMPANAY (1726-1799)
Birth 17633
Occupation Grocer Shopkeeper4
Death 1848 (age 84-85)3

Wife: Ann WOOD

Name: Ann WOOD2,5
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Death 9 Nov 1792 Hawkhurst, Kent3

Child 1: Benjamin WINCH

Name: Benjamin WINCH3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah Viney WINCH (1794-1860)
Birth 16 Jun 1789 Cranbrook, Kent3,6
Occupation -4

Child 2: Ann WINCH

Name: Ann WINCH7
Sex: Female
Spouse: John STILL (1786-1837)
Birth 17 Nov 1790
Christening 17 Dec 1790 (age 0) Independent Chapel On The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent2,8
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 45) Staplehurst, Kent9
Staplehurst, Kent
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 50) Ind.; Staplehurst, Kent9
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 60) Staplehurst, Kent10
Loddendon Cottages, Staplehurst, Kent
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 60) Fund Holder; Staplehurst, Kent10
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 70) Dalston, London11
4 Lavender Grove, Dalston, Hackney, London
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 70) Fundholder H.P.; Dalston, London11

Child 3: Richard WINCH

Name: Richard WINCH3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary Wilson Graham EVETT ( - )
Birth 14 Jul 17923,12

Note on Husband: Benjamin WINCH (1)

The WINCHes were an old-established Kentish family, records of which can be traced back to the end of Elizabeth the First's reign. The family was an extensive one, living around the villages of Hawkhurst and Ticehurst, between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Some of them were described in the Kent County Archives as yeomen, others as victuallers.

 

Benjamin WINCH 1763-1848 was a shopkeeper and grocer in Hawkhurst. He was married twice,

 

first to Ann WOOD, with children

 

Ann

Benjamin (16.6.1789-) who married Sarah VINEY

Richard (14.7.1792-) who also married

 

and secondly to Hetty HONEYSETT, having the further children

 

Elizabeth (1797-)

William (1799-)

Mary (1801-1837)

Jane (17.1.1803 - 18.8.1874)3

Note on Husband: Benjamin WINCH (2)

... on our original tree we have the father of Benjamin W. 1762 / 3 as Benjamin Richard brother of Samuel - lived at Hawkhurst and descended from Sir Hugh Winch whose coat of arms we have. Apparently he was a judge who sent 9 witches to the stake!! But this may be doubtful; instead Natalie's research may well be correct.13

Note on Husband: Benjamin WINCH (3)

Benjamin WINCH – 1763-1848 was also a farmer and landowner – source Colin Battell – who wrote an interesting article about this Benjamin - ‘A Farmer in Georgian Kent’ - see Bygone Kent volume 15 no. 10 – 1994 – published by Meresborough Books, 17 Station Road, Rainham, Kent ME8 7RS.

 

 

 

A cousin of ours has since disovered (2007) in an edition of ‘The Times’ that this Benjamin went bankrupt in 1821 – see the following:-

 

 

 

(notes in italics by Pauline Winch)

 

In 1821 it was reported in the London Gazette that a Commission of bankruptcy was, on the 24th of November 1821, awarded and issued forth against Benjamin Winch the elder (1762-1848) of Hawkhurst, Farmer, Dealer and Chapman (lately carrying on the trade of Grocer, Draper and Worsted Manufacturer) and will sit on 19th April at the court of Bankruptcy in Basinghall Street in the city of London to make a financial dividend of the estate and effects of the said Bankrupt. Creditors to be paid on proven debts.

 

 

 

Still in progress in 1828 when the accounts were to be audited.

 

 

 

His son Benjamin who left Hawkhurst in circa 1822, was in the 1841 census a grocer at Strood in Kent. When he moved to London, ( some time before 1835 ) he became a flour factor. (This is William & Ann’s (neè Durrant) brother in law and cousin! 1789-1853 - I also have his birth date as 1783 and 1790!)

 

 

 

The Times 17th June 1822

 

 

 

Freehold Estate at Hawkhurst, acknowledged to be the pleasantest village in Kent

 

16 miles from the sea. By Messrs Burrell and Sons at Garraways, on Wednesday

 

June 19th at 12, by order of the Assignees of Mr Benjamin Winch, son and with

 

consent of the mortgagee.

 

 

 

A valuable Freehold farm called Pix’s Hall in a country abounding with game. Near

 

The 47th mile stone at Hawkhurst, on the high road leading to Rye. The situation is unrivalled for beauty, richness and extent of scenery.

 

 

 

The estate comprises a good farmhouse, with suitable buildings, several cottages, gardens, orchards and 125 acres rich arable pasture, hop gardens and woodland in a high state of cultivation.

 

 

 

The property may be viewed 14 days preceding the sale by application to Mr Winch

 

on the premises of whom particulars may be had. Also at Queens Head Hawkhurst

 

George Battle, Chequers Lamberhurst, Angel Tunbridge, Crown Sevenoaks, of

 

Mr Fooks ,solicitor Dartford, of Messrs Clutton and Carter solicitors of 48 High St

 

Southwark, where a plan may be seen, of Messrs Burrell & Sons 5 Throgmorton St and at the place of sale.

 

 

 

The Times 1823

 

A Benjamin Winch attended a court case against a Mr Honeysett in ?1823 as a character witness.

 

 

 

(Ben was married to Mr Honeysett’s sister Hetty and at that time living in Queenborough, Kent.)13

Sources

1Church of the Latter Day Saints, "http://www.familysearch.org/".
Text From Source: Family Search website
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
British Isles
Search Results | Download

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Benjamin Winch Pedigree
Male Family


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marriages:
Spouse: Ann Wood Family
Marriage: 17 FEB 1789 Cranbook, , Kent, England



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

M013225 Film


Sheet:
Internet. Call Number: http://www.familysearch.org/ (electronic).
2Sibyl Judith Laing, "Email from Sibyl Judith Laing to Graham Hoadly".
Text From Source: Information supplied by Sibyl Judith Laing of Aukland New Zealand
Graham Hoadly.
3John Cobb, "Email to Graham Hoadly from John Cobb".
Text From Source: 2.89 and your ancestor Ann was their second child. (I am a descendant of
Benjamin by his second wife (Ann Wood died 9.11.92 in Hawkhurst). If you are
interested I have details of his ancestors going backseveral generations.
You can find a picture of Benjamin on
http://homepages.which.net/~charles.wall5/Winch.html
Regards John C.
Assessment: Questionable.
Graham Hoadly.
4Ibid. Assessment: Questionable.
Website:

http://homepages.which.net/~charles.wall5/Winch.html
5Ibid.
6Church of the Latter Day Saints, "http://www.familysearch.org/".
Text From Source: Family Search website
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
British Isles
Search Results | Download

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


BENJAMIN WINCH Pedigree
Male


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
Birth: 26 OCT 1789

Christening: 26 NOV 1789 Chapel On The Hill-Independent, Cranbrook, Kent, England

Death:
Burial:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Parents:
Father: BENJAMIN WINCH Family
Mother: ANN


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C068111 1786 - 1836 0596906 (RG4 31) Film 6906473 Film


Sheet: 00
Internet. Call Number: http://www.familysearch.org/ (electronic).
7Staplehurst Baptismal Registers (Microfilm).
Text From Source: Staplehurst Baptismal Registers - Kent Archive Centre, Maidstone
Centre for Kentish Studies / Kent County Archives Service, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ. Tel: 01622 694 363.
8Church of the Latter Day Saints, "http://www.familysearch.org/".
Text From Source: Family Search website
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
British Isles
Search Results | Download

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


ANN WINCH Pedigree
Female


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
Birth: 17 NOV 1790

Christening: 17 DEC 1790 Chapel On The Hill-Independent, Cranbrook, Kent, England

Death:
Burial:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Parents:
Father: BENJAMIN WINCH Family
Mother: ANN


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C068111 1786 - 1836 0596906 (RG4 31) Film 6906473 Film


Sheet: 00
Internet. Call Number: http://www.familysearch.org/ (electronic).
9"Census 1841 (Ann Still) Staplehurst, Kent HO 107/475/22/6/25b".
Text From Source: 6 25b 39 Ann Still 45 Ind. y
6 25b 39 Jane Still 10 y
Assessment: Primary evidence.
10"Census 1851 (Ann Winch) Staplehurst, Kent HO107/1616/272/16".
Text From Source: Ann Still W 60 Kent Hawkhurst
Jane Ward Still U 19 Kent Staplehurst
Assessment: Primary evidence.
picture

Source: Census 1851 (Ann Winch) Staplehurst, Kent HO107/1616/272/16, Ann Still 51

11"Census 1861 (Jane Wood Duncan) Dalston, London RG9/161/86/57".
Text From Source: John W. Duncan Head Mar 33 Middlesex
Jane W Duncan Wife Mar 29 Kent
Ann Still Mother in Law Wid 70 Kent
Emma Monk Serv Un 22 Essex
Assessment: Primary evidence.
picture

Source: Census 1861 (Jane Wood Duncan) Dalston, London RG9/161/86/57, Jane Wood Duncan 61

12Church of the Latter Day Saints, "http://www.familysearch.org/".
Text From Source: Family Search website
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
British Isles
Search Results | Download

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


RICHARD WINCH Pedigree
Male


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
Birth: 16 JUN 1792

Christening: 19 JUL 1792 Chapel On The Hill-Independent, Cranbrook, Kent, England

Death:
Burial:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Parents:
Father: BENJAMIN WINCH Family
Mother: ANN


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C068111 1786 - 1836 0596906 (RG4 31) Film 6906473 Film


Sheet: 00
Internet. Call Number: http://www.familysearch.org/ (electronic).
13Pauline Winch, "Email to Graham Hoadly form Pauline Winch".
Text From Source: It was Natalie Lerner who put her in touch with me. Do you know Natalie? She lives in Lewes, Sussex and is descended from Ann Wood's & Benjamin Winch's son Richard who married Mary Wilson Graham Evett. She is descended via Henry Winch. But she has traced the Winch tree back another two generations. According to her research:- Benjamin Winch b. 1762 or 1763 (whom you have) - his father was Richard b.1730 in Ticehurst - d.October 28th. 1796 in Hawkhurst - he married Jan 22nd. 1756 in Hawkhurst Ann Campany b. August 7th.1726 - d.Jan 28th. 1799. This Richard Winch was the youngest son of Richard Winch of Ticehurst & Mary Valena - 2nd. wife. I have no dates for the earlier Richard Winch - but Natalie may have by now.
Graham Hoadly.