Richard Avis
Hannah Akehurst
George Groombridge
Hannah Young
Richard Avis of Ashurst
(Abt 1787-1845)
Charlotte Groombridge
(1793-Aft 1841)
Richard Avis of Southborough
(Abt 1815-1886)


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Sarah Fry

Richard Avis of Southborough

  • Born: Abt 1815, Hunton, Kent, England
  • Christened: 24 Sep 1816, St. Mary, Hunton, Kent, England 1
  • Married: 13 Jun 1846, SS Peter & Paul, Tonbridge, Kent, England 2
  • Died: 6 Feb 1886, Sunnyside, Southborough, Kent, England 3

  Research Notes:

Richard son of Richard Avis of Hunton, labourer, and Charlotte (baptismal record)


In Jul 1843 Richard Avis was present at the marriage of his brother John Avis to Hannah Pollington Puttock in Tonbridge Kent.

At the time of the 1851 England Census Richard Avis, age 34, born in Hawkhurst [sic], farm labourer, and wife Sarah, age 30, born in Langton Kent, were living in Tunbridge Kent. With them were daughters (born in Southboro): Harriet (3) and Charlotte (1).

At the time of the 1871 England Census Richard Avis, age 55, born in Ashurst* Kent, ag lab, and wife Dorah [sic], age 57, born in Ashurst, were living at 15 Springfield Rd., Southborough, Tunbridge Kent. With them were children (born in Tunbridge): William (17), ag lab, and Mary A (9), scholar.

* Richard and his younger brother John were born in Hunton. By 1822 the family had moved to Ashurst where they remained.

At the time of the 1881 England Census Richard Avis, age 67, born in Ashurst Kent, genl labr, and wife Sarah, age 65, born in Langton, were living in Holden Road, Tonbridge Kent.


AVIS.—February 6th, at Sunnyside, Southborough, Richard Avis, aged 71.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 13 February 1886, p. 8

  Marriage Information:

Richard married Sarah Fry, daughter of William Fry and Mary Divol, on 13 Jun 1846 in SS Peter & Paul, Tonbridge, Kent, England. (Sarah Fry was born about 1817 in Langton, Speldhurst, Kent, England, christened on 18 Feb 1821 in St. Mary the Virgin, Speldhurst, Kent, England, and died on 7 Aug 1893 in the Tonbridge Union Workhouse, Tonbridge, Kent, England, aged 76 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Richard Avis, of full age, bachelor, labourer, resident of Southborough, son of Richard Avis, labourer, and
Sarah Fry, of full age, spinster, resident of Southborough, daughter of William Fry, labourer

Married after Banns

Witnesses: George Avis, Susan Brooks


1 Hunton St. Mary Kent Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 9, no. 71.

2 Tonbridge SS Peter & Paul Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 42, no. 84.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Tunbridge district, 1st Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 453.

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