Descendants of Luke Kent

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Descendants of Luke Kent
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This tree was added to the site in 2013 and reviewed in 2019. The family includes a significant number of sailors

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The following details about this picture and the Kent family were published in the Jersey Evening Post in 1999: These solemn youngsters were the offspring of George Louis Kent, originally from Portsmouth, who came to Jersey to work in the oyster fisheries at Gorey, and Adalina Louise Leplanquais, born 1841 in Coutances. [1]

After her husband died, Adalina ran a small dairy in the Parade for a while, and lived in Church Street until her death.

In the photo, her children are, left to right: Adalina, who later became a nun and is thought to have died in Guildford during the Second World War; Harry (Henry); Fred, who is thought to have gone to Newcastle; William, and George Louis. The two in the front row are Charles Thomas (Charlie), who is Jackie's grandfather, and Blanche, who is David's grandmother, and it is thought that the picture was taken in around 1888.

Charlie was Kent the master butcher, in the Central Market. He married twice and his second wife, Yvonne, still lives in Jersey and is 90 years of age. The children of his first marriage were Charles Arthur (Laddie), Arthur George and Georgina, Jackie's mum. Laddie was also a master butcher like his father, and a longstanding member of the Jersey Motor Cycle and Light Car Club, while Arthur was a renowned billiards player and the sports editor here at the Evening Post for a good number of years. Georgina (Ena) also worked here for a while.

Blanche Kent married Frederick Coom at the end of the 1800s. Frederick had been a pastry cook at Gaudin's, and the couple ran the Weighbridge Cafe during World War I, then the Central Restaurant in Library Place, and then the Halkett Cafe, which is where the Chinese restaurant stands now.

William Kent, meanwhile, was a founder member of the St Helier Yacht Club along with brother Charlie, and was the first Commodore of the club.

He was born at sea, and was called up in WW1, serving his time as an aircraft engineer at the Calshot seaplane base, in the Solent. He was a firm believer that St Helier Yacht Club should be for the working man, and in his day the committee backed him on that viewpoint, refusing to change the rules of membership to allow only the wealthy to join, a view which I understand holds to this day.

One of the other brothers, George Louis Kent, trained at the Nautical Training School at Gorey and operated the Jersey-built ketch Amelia Jane, constructed at the Allix shipyard in 1874.

He ran the vessel up to and including the First World War and was frequently in the convoy from Lezardrieux to the UK. His son, George junior, worked for many years at the Harbour Office and, once he had retired from there, at South Pier Shipyard

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  • 1 Luke Kent (1770-1845) b and d Hampshire m (1796) Rebecca Catherine Littlefield (1776-1848)
    • 2 George Kent (1815-1901) [2] m 1 (1839, Portsmouth) Harriett Head (1816-1848)
      • 3 Harriet Kent (1840- ) (Portsmouth)
      • 3 Rebecca Elizabeth Kent (1842- ) (Portsmouth) m (1866, Grouville) Henry Edward Arm (1842- ) [3] son of Benjamin [4]
      • 3 George Louis Kent (1844-1891) (Portsmouth) [5] m (1871, Coutances) Adelina Louise Leplanquais (1841- ), d of Marie
        • 4 George Louis Leplanquais Kent (1868- ) [6] m (1899, St S) Anne Flora Elizabeth Dyer (1869- ) daughter of Robert [7]
          • 5 George Robert Kent (1900- ) (All Saints)
          • 5 Dorothy Blanche Kent (1902- ) (All Saints) m (1930, St Andrew) William Vardon Lyons, son of William
        • 4 Adelina Marie Louise Kent (1870-1943)
        • 4 William Douglas Kent (1872- ) [8] m (1918, St S) Jane Anna Vincent (1873- ) daughter of John [9]
        • 4 Henry Kent (1875- ) m Angela Guernier
        • 4 Charles Thomas Kent (1876- ) [10] Grouville, Jersey m 1, Georgina Eugenie Dumond (1874- )
          • 5 Charles Arthur Kent (1905- ) [11] m (1934, St H) Irene Grace Gould, daughter of Francis James
          • 5 Arthur George Kent (1910- )
          • 5 Georgina Kent
        • 2nd wife of Charles Thomas Kent, Yvonne Allain, daughter of Hyacinthe Marie (1879- ) and Marie Ann Tricot (1873- )
          • 5 Allan Michael Kent (1935- )
          • 5 Therese Kent
        • 4 Frederick John Kent (1877- ) m Margaret Ann Mullinder (1904, Newcastle)
          • 5 Margaret Adelina Kent (1906- )
          • 5 Frederick Joseph Kent (1910- )
        • 4 Blanche Kent (1881- ) [12] m Frederick Coom
      • 3 Priscilla Eliza Kent (1846-1914) (Portsmouth)
      • 3 John Kent (1848- ) (Portsmouth)
    • 2nd wife of George Louis Kent (1848, Portsmouth) Elizabeth Harriet Lamburn (1831-1911)
      • 3 Elizabeth Kent (1849- ) (Portsmouth) [13] m 1 (1873, St H) Thomas James Fallaize (1849- ) [14] son of Thomas Richard; [15] 2 (1891, St H) John Le Cras (1841- ) [16] son of James
      • 3 Emily Fanny Kent (1850-1927) (St Mt)
      • 3 Louisa Ellen Kent (1852-1852) (St Mt)
      • 3 James William Kent (1855-1901) (St Mt) [17] m (1876, St Mt) Esther Ann Laffoley (1859- ) daughter of Philip
        • 4 Esther Rebecca Elizabeth Kent (1858- ) (Gr) m (1896, St Andrew) John Francis Acourt (1857- ) [18] son of Henry John [19]
        • 4 Hilda Emily Kent (1881-1926) (Gr) [20] m (1900, St H) William Henry Beaugeard, son of William Henry
        • 4 George William Kent (1884- ) (Gr)
        • 4 James William Kent (1886- ) (Gr) [21] m (1911, St H) Jane Mary Crenan (1893- ) daughter of Joseph
          • 5 James William Kent (1913- ) (St H) [22] m (1935, St H) Violet Edith Le Masurier (1914- ) daughter of Gerald Wilfred [23]
          • 5 Clarence Charles Kent (1915- ) (St H) [24] m (1937, St Mt) Enid Mabel Le Masurier (1918- ) daughter of Leonard John [25]
          • 5 Lilian Jane Esther Kent (1917- ) (St H) m (1937, St H) William Albert Charles Tostevin (1918- ) (St H) [26] son of William Henry [27]
          • 5 Lona Lorraine Kent (1926-1968)
          • 5 Patricia Janice Kent (1933- )
        • 4 Lilian Ruby Kent (1893- ) (St H)
        • 4 Philip John Kent (1894- ) (St H)
        • 4 Philip Guy Kent (1896-1974) (St H) [28]
      • 3 Martha Eliza Kent (1857-1931) (St Mt)
      • 3 Joseph Lamburn Kent (1859-1929) (St Mt)
      • 3 Rosa Clara Kent (1863-1944) (St Mt)
      • 3 Charlotte Alice Kent (1866- ) (St Mt)
      • 3 Jessie Ada Kent (1870-1870) (St Mt)
      • 3 Ernest George Kent (1874-1874) (St Mt)
    • 2 Ann Kent (1820- )
    • 2 Charlotte Kent (1821-1903) m John Cantell (1806-1855)
    • 2 Elizabeth Kent (1809- )
    • 2 Elizabeth Kent (1820- )
    • 2 Elizabeth Ann Kent (1808- )
    • 2 Gillas Kent (1804- )
    • 2 John Kent (1815- ) [29] m (1836) Priscilla Bushell (1812- )
      • 3 John Mathew Kent (1841- )
      • 3 Priscilla Ann Kent (1837-1883) m (1855, St Mt) John William Courtman (1856- )
      • 3 Charlotte Sarah Kent (1843- ) m (1868, St Mt) John Walter Wellsteed (1839- ) [30] son of George [31]
      • 3 Louisa Amelia Kent (1846- )
      • 3 Gillas Henry Kent (1849- )
      • 3 Mark William Kent (1852- )
      • 3 George Frederick Kent (1856- )
    • 2 Luke Kent (1798-1845) m (1826) Rebecca Young
    • 2 Matthew John Kent (1810- ) [32] m (1833, St H) Eliza Le Gros (1816-1855)
      • 3 Matthew John Kent (1835- ) [33] m (1852) Charlotte Churchyard (1833- ) daughter of Henry [34]
      • 3 Ann Eliza Kent (1839- ) [35] m (1863, St H) Charles Lever Toten (1835- ) [36] son of Charles [37]
    • 2 Rebecca Catherine Kent (1802- )
    • 2 William Kent (1800-1872) [38] m Sarah
      • 3 Edward Thomas Kent (1829-1894) (Portsmouth) [39] m (1850, St Mt) Charlotte Rachel Cantell (1831-1895) daughter of John [40]
        • 4 Edward John Kent (1851- )
        • 4 William Henry George Kent (1853- ) m Mary Ann Hoopell (1855- )
          • 5 William Edward Henry Kent 91876-1876)
        • 4 Henry Thomas Kent (1855- )
        • 4 Mary Kent (1855- )
        • 4 Henry Kent (1856- )
        • 4 Charlotte Kent (1857- )
        • 4 Edwin Charles Kent (1859- )
        • 4 Frederick James Kent (1861- ) [41] m (1885, St S) Alice Cantell (1867- )
          • 5 Ida Charlotte Lilian Kent (1887-1893)
          • 5 Ruby Irene Kent (1889- )
          • 5 Hilda Blanche Kent (1891-1893)
          • 5 Frederick Edward James Kent (1897- ) [42] m (1921, St S) Christine Marie Le Clercq (1894- ) daughter of Arthur [43]
          • 5 Gertrude Victoria Kent (1897- )
          • 5 Daisy Kent (1898- )
          • 5 Ivy Kent (1905- )
        • 4 Frances Celia Ruth Kent (1863- ) m (1886, Gr) Alexander Richard Dunstan (1860- ) [44] son of Henry Thomas [45]
        • 4 Ruth Kent (1864- )

Notes and references

  1. This is not entirely correct, because George Louis Kent came to Jersey with his father, George, and stepmother, Elizabeth Harriet, nee Lamburn, and a sister, brother and half-sister in about 1850, when he was six years old. This tree previously only showed George married once, to Harriet Head, George Louis' mother. It did not show any of the children of the second marriage. Elizabeth, the first, was born in Portsmouth, not, as shown in her marriage record, in St Martin. Her younger siblings were all born in St martin
  2. Master mariner
  3. Seaman
  4. Seaman
  5. Master mariner
  6. Master mariner
  7. Schoolmaster
  8. No baptism record. Position confirmed by marriage record. Ship's joiner
  9. Master mariner
  10. Butcher
  11. Butcher
  12. No baptism record
  13. Marriage record shows her born in St Martin, but she was the first child of George Louis' second marriage and was born in Portsmouth, before the family moved to Jersey
  14. Dyer
  15. Painter
  16. Shipwright
  17. Seaman
  18. Carpenter
  19. Plasterer
  20. No baptism record but appears in family census returns, and position confirmed by marriage record
  21. Labourer, then boilerman
  22. Dairyman
  23. Dairyman
  24. Carpenter
  25. Farm labourer
  26. Carpenter
  27. Parish messenger
  28. No baptism record, but appears in family census returns. Died in Somerset
  29. Fisherman
  30. Dairyman
  31. Farmer
  32. Master Mariner
  33. Sailor
  34. Butcher
  35. No baptism record but parents confirmed by marriage record
  36. Sailor
  37. Sailor
  38. Sailor
  39. Master mariner
  40. Sailor
  41. Docker
  42. Seaman
  43. Furniture dealer
  44. Waiter
  45. Shoemaker
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