I have managed to look into your query a bit further. However, after consulting the original parish records there does not appear to be a Caleb Heritage born in either Willesborough or Hinxhill around 1670. I have found that some of his children were born in Willesborough (listed as Anabaptists) and later the same children were baptised in Hinxhill on the same day. There do not appear to be any further Heritage's in Willesborough before the 1690's. The village, as it was then, had a lot of non-conformity as it was away from the main conformist town of Ashford, so perhaps the family were in Willesborough, but not entered in the parish documents. Perhaps if you located the manorial rolls for Willesborough and Hinxhill you might be able to verify whether they were living in the village or elsewhere.
On my searches I did find a later headstone in Hinxhill churchyard of which an MI transcript can be seen at Kent Archaeological Society website in the Research section. It is for Stephen, John and Mary Heritage who are possibly in your Heritage tree esp. John who could be Caleb's son born 1708.
Sorry I could not help you further in finding Caleb's mother and father. If you encounter any new leads then I will happily take a further look.
I have been having a talk to marie louise ingham and this is what marie has said to me, Caleb also had a brother called Obadaih and three sisters sarah, elizabeth and margaret. Records for st marys ashford. 1704 july 26th buriel mary daughter of caleb heritage.1707 dec 5th buriel elizabeth may have been sister rather than daughter. 1710 july 9th buriel margaret wife of caleb heritage. 1710 august 9th buriel of caleb heritage. also looking at the dates as there must of been a sickness in the house on parish record. There are other Heritages
Marie is trying to find out more info on john and stephen in smeeth and mersham.
Obadiah married a mary and had child female called Dorcas 1703.
Thanks for all the extra information. I will take a further look and get back to you ASAP.
I have managed to have a look at your query, like you I have drawn a blank on the father and mother of Caleb. All I have found is two marriages close to the 1670 birth date these are both in Brabourne: Edward & Elizabeth Draper married 1662 or Edward & Elizabeth Friend married 1635, this couple went on to have a daughter Sara born in Mersham in 1636 which brings the family closer to Willesborough if this is who you are looking for.
Where abouts did you find the birthplace of Willesborough 1670 for Caleb as I cannot find this in the parish records? I have found four births of Caleb and Margaret's children: Mary, Margaret and two Caleb's. It appears that they may have been non-conformists as only their birthdates are given in the parish records and it is stated in both the Caleb's enteries that they are not baptised.
I'm sorry I could not be much more help. I have trawled through the various CD's of KFHS for 'Heritage' and 'Caleb' entries and looked at Kent Arch. Society research section for clues.
If you could let me have some more info about Caleb and where you found his birthdate I may be able to pursue your query further by using other sources at the local reference library or archives.
Kind regards, Helen
All info i have is: caleb heritage born 1670 in willesborough, and died 09 august 1710 in ashford. Married Margaret Taylor 1692.
6 CHILDREN: Had margaret heritage born 1693,george heritage 1697 married mary kelly 1759, chilham. george died in wye 1815 aged 82 . thomas heritage was born 1698 thomas married in ashford 1760 to mary mace made him over 60 when he married. robert heritage born 1700 hinxhill, mary heritage b.1704. william heritage b. 1706 hinxhill records d. 1796. john heritage b. 1708 married mary thompson may 1761 another late marriage for him!!
HiThanks for your post. Just to let you know I am looking into your query, I hope to get back to you ASAP.
I am trying to find Caleb's father and mother, think his name is edward heritage, but not sure.
His son caleb heritage born 1670 in willesborough and died 09 august 1710 married margaret taylor born wye and died 09 july 1710.
Can you help?
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