Hayes (Kent) History

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Hayes (Kent) History

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LEGGE, Geoffrey Bevington

LEGGE, Geoffrey Bevington 26 January 1903 – 21 November 1940 At the age of ten in 1913 Geoffrey Legge moved with his parents Henry and Edith to the Nest in Hayes. After the First World War, he joined his father in his firm originally established as paper manufacturing agents. He continued to live with his […]

MOYSEY, Frederick

Moysey, Frederick20 February 1781 – June 1863Barrister Frederick Moysey was the son of Abel Moysey and called to the bar on 22 November 1808. His sister, Charlotte Moysey of Pickhurst Mead, who died in 1846, left him £5000 in her will,  Although she left her house to her nephew Henry Gorges Moysey, it was agreed […]

Fraser, Marianne

Marianne Fraser Fraser, Marianne1788 – 21 December 1852 Marianne Fraser was born in Scotland and was the eldest daughter of Lt. General Mackenzie Fraser. She was 14 years old when her mother Helen died in 1802. Her father wanted to try to keep all the family, her brothers Charles and Frederick and sister Helen, in Edinburgh […]

Guinness, Henry Seymour

Guinness, Henry Seymour & daughter Heather1858 – 1945Irish politician, banker, engineer, Assistant Managing director of Arthur Guinness, Son & Company 1924-30 After his retirement from his business activities Henry Seymour Guinness bought Hayes Grove in Prestons Road in 1933.  He moved here with his wife Marie and his two younger daughters Patricia and Heather Seymour, […]

Moysey, Abel

MOYSEY, Abel1743 – 1831Judge, MP for Bath, Deputy Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer Abel Moysey  took over the lease of Hayes Grove in 1823. He and his family had known both Vicary and Lady Gibbs for many years before they moved to Hayes and in the correspondence there are frequent references to meetings. Abel […]

Robinson, Elizabeth

ROBINSON, Elizabeth  formerly Pickard and Martin (née Winder)Hayes Grove 1773 – 1803 Elizabeth was married three times. She moved to Hayes in 1773 when her husband Joseph Martin purchased the Grove, a red brick substantial house that bordered on the Common.  Her son Joseph William was born in 1776 and was ten months old when his father […]

Martin, Joseph

MARTIN, JosephAbout 1740 – 1777 Joseph Martin was born about 1740 and married Elizabeth Winder in October 1763.  Described as a gentleman from Downe they moved to Hayes Grove in 1773.  Their son Joseph William was born 9 August 1776 and baptised in Hayes Church. Joseph was keen to extend the grounds of his new […]

Cox, Katherine Amy

COX, Katherine Amyabt.1881 – 10 July 1967Founder of Hayes Court School Katherine Cox was ten years old when her father John Cox became Professor of Physics at McGill University,Montreal, in 1891 and the family moved to Canada. School in Montreal was followed by two years at St Leonard’s School, St Andrews and then she went […]

PRESTON, Reuben Thomas

Preston, Reuben Thomas19 November 1846 – 9 January 1913Engineer Reuben was a senior director of Messrs J Stone and Co Ltd, an engineering company in Dartford. He and his wife Frances Margaret (1840-1920) moved to Hayes Court with its 23 rooms in 1894.  It was ideal for his large family although some had already left […]

NORMAN Frederick Henry

NORMAN, Frederick Henry23 January 1839 – 6 October 1916Banker In November 1870 Frederick Henry Norman, a partner  and later director of Martin’s Bank, married Lina Susan Penelope Collett who was born in 1850. She was the daughter of Mark Wilks Collet, a banker with Brown Shipley who lived in Croydon and later was a governor […]