Robert WAITE of East Keal
(Abt 1767-1839)
Francis CHESTER of Repham
(Abt 1791-1837)
Hannah WAITE


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  • Born: 1816, Butterwick Allotment East Fen, Lincolnshire, England
  • Christened: 25 Aug 1816, East Keal St. Helen, Lincolnshire, England 2
  • Married: 12 Jan 1837, Old Leake, Lincolnshire, England 1
  • Died: 1909, Spilsby district, Lincolnshire, England 3

   Research Notes:

resident of Butterwick Allotment East Fen in the christening record


In 1851 Robert Chester (34) of Leake [sic], ag. lab., and wife Susan (32) of Leake, were living in East Fen Side Stickney. Present were children Mary A. (13) of Leake, scholar, Eliza (11) of Leake, scholar, Francis (9) of Stickney, scholar

In 1861 Robert Chester (44) of Butterwick, ag. lab., and wife Susan (42) of Leake, were living in East Fen Side Stickney. Present was son Francis (19) of Stickney, ag. lab.

In 1881 Robert Chester (64) of Midville*, ag. labourer, and wife Susan (62) of New Leak, were living in Stickney.

* Five of Robert's younger siblings were born in Midville indicating that he spent many of his formative years there.

In 1901 Robert Chester was 84, widowed, and staying with his widowed daughter Mary Ann Spikin in Village, East Kirkby.


Robert Chester died aged 93 years.

   Marriage Information:

Robert married Susan WATTAM, daughter of Richard WATTAM and Mary ALBONS, on 12 Jan 1837 in Old Leake, Lincolnshire, England 1. (Susan WATTAM was born in 1818 in Leake, Lincolnshire, England, christened on 12 Jul 1818 in Stickney St. Luke, Lincolnshire, England 4 and was buried on 26 Jan 1900 in Stickney St. Luke, Lincolnshire, England.)

   Marriage Notes:

Robert Chester and Susan Wattam both of this parish of Leake

Married by Banns

Witnesses: William Chester, Charlotte Thorneley


1 Leake Parish Registers, Marriages, no. 253.

2 East Keal Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 6, no. 47.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 4th Quarter, vol. 7a, p. 329.

4 Stickney Parish Registers, Baptisms, no. 208.

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