Hughes Families

SARAH ANN HUGHESThe Grave of Charles and Sarah Ann (Lewis) HughesInscription
Sarah Ann Hughes b.1858 Grave of Charles and Sarah Ann Hughes In
Loving Memory
Who Died March 3rd 1899
Aged 66 Years
Also Of
His Wife
Who Died April 12th 1925
Aged 88 Years
Rest In Peace
A Devoted Husband and Father
Who Died May 30th 1968
Aged 71 Years
Sarah Ann Hughes b.1858Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone. May 2011

My Hughes Families originated in a small village nine miles to the North East of Canterbury, Kent which is usually called Preston next Wingham to distinguish it from the Preston by Faversham, Kent and the large town of Preston in Lancashire.

This area is in a flat farming region in the Valley of the Little Stour. There are many orchards and nurseries nearby.

The Parish Church of St Mildred is somewhat separated from the village down Court Lane. It dates from the 12/13C with later restorations and is of a particularly attractive design with dormer windows in the roof above the main aisle. The Church records began in 1558 and are housed at the Centre for Kentish Studies. Preston is in the Eastry Registration District.

Great great great grandfather Thomas Hughes was a gardener in Preston next Wingham and he continued in this occupation when he moved to Dover and Folkestone. His son Charles was also a gardener in Dover and later in Folkestone. Charles married Sarah Ann Lewis of Dover in 1855 and later he moved to Folkestone. The Arthur MacDonald buried with Charles and Sarah Ann Hughes is their grandson. He was the son of William MacDonald and Susanna Hughes born in 1897 Folkestone.

This is Charles and Sarah Hughes′ Family.

	CHARLES HUGHES 1835		&	SARAH ANN LEWIS m.03.06.1855 Dover 			Gardener
	d.03.03.1899, 66			d.12.04.1925, 88
	James Charles		27.03.1856 Dover 		m.Sarah Olivia S Milton 22.12.1876 Folkestone His Family
	Sarah Ann		30.04.1858   Deal		m.Stephen Cook 02.06.1877 Folkestone Cook Families
	Thomas 				1860 Dover		m.1)Ellen Clark 1887 2)Emily Bessie Marfleet 1898	went to Reading
	Susanna				1863 Folkestone		m.William MacDonald 1886 Folkestone
	Elizabeth			1865 Folkestone
	Charles				1868 Folkestone		m.Elizabeth Munday 1890 Tenterden
	Eliza				1871 Folkestone		m.William Hall 1889
	Alfred				1873 Folkestone		m.Clara Elizabeth Smeed 1894
	Charlotte		27.01.1876 Folkestone		m.Thomas Anslow	1896
	Richard				1879 d.1882 Folkestone
	Maude Honor		02.12.1882 Folkestone		m.Percy Caleb Maynard 1901				went to London

The Parish Church of St Mildred: North SideThe South Side
St Mildred′s Church St Mildred′s Church St Mildred′s Church
Preston Next Wingham Parish Church May 2011

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