The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Ancestry report for Robert Furley, Attorney, son of John Furley and Elizabeth Furley [Buckhurst]

Robert Furley was born 1809 in St Georges Parish, Canterbury, the sixth child of John Furley, the Managing Partner of Canterbury Bank, and Elizabeth Buckhurst. Robert qualified as an Attorney and moved to Ashford where he practised for most of his life. He died there on 9th August 1887 at the age of 78.

His life's work, published in his sixties, is A History of the Weald, with an outline of The Early History of the County published in two volumes in 1871 and 1874. He was also a prominent member of the Kent Archaeological Society where he presented and published papers on An Outline of the History of Romney marsh in 1880, The Early History of Tenterden in 1882 and The Early History of Ashford in 1883.


See also A History of the Weald of Kent, Volume I and A History of the Weald of Kent, Volume II.
Generation No. 1
1. Robert Furley, Attorney was the son of (2) John Furley and (3) Elizabeth Furley [Buckhurst]. He was born 1809 at St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent; died 9th Aug 1887 at Ashford, Kent, registered at West Ashford District, Kent, ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 2a Page 433, aged 78 years
He married Margaret Rutton Creary on 15th Apr 1834 at St. Mary's, Marylebone, London. She was born 1817 at Armagh, Ireland, daughter of John Creary; died July to Sep 1888, registered at West Ashford District, Kent, ref: 1888 Q3 Vol 2a Page 374, aged 72 years. They had the following children:
iLouisa Creary who was born on 1835 Ashford, Kent; christened 8th Feb 1835 Ashford, Kent
iiJohn who was born on 1836 Ashford, Kent; christened 22nd Apr 1836 Ashford, Kent
iiiEliza who was born on 1839 Ashford, Kent; christened 3rd Feb 1839 Ashford, Kent
ivMargaret Hester who was born on 1840 Ashford, Kent; christened 4th Jun 1840 Ashford, Kent
 
Generation No. 2
2. John Furley, Managing Partner of Canterbury Bank was the son of (4) William Furley and (5) Elizabeth Furley. He was born 1773 at Canterbury, Kent; christened 26th Apr 1773 at St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
He married Elizabeth Buckhurst on 21st Jul 1796 at St. Andrew's, Canterbury, Kent. She was born 1774 at Kent. They had the following children:
iEliza who was born on 1798 Canterbury, Kent; christened 4th Feb 1798 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
iiWilliam Henry who was born on 1803 Canterbury, Kent; died Oct to Dec 1859, registered at Canterbury District, Kent, ref: 1859 Q4 Vol 2a Page 331
iiiLouisa who was born on 1804 Canterbury, Kent; christened 16th May 1804 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
ivJohn who was born on 1806 Canterbury, Kent
vCaroline who was born on 1807 Canterbury, Kent; christened 25th Nov 1807 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
viRobert who was born on 1809 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent; died 9th Aug 1887 Ashford, Kent, registered at West Ashford District, Kent, ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 2a Page 433, aged 78 years
viiMary who was born on 1811 Canterbury, Kent; christened 12th Apr 1811 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
viiiGeorge who was born on c 1814 Canterbury, Kent
 
3. Elizabeth Furley [Buckhurst] She was born 1774 at Kent
She married John Furley on 21st Jul 1796 at St. Andrew's, Canterbury, Kent. He was the son of William Furley and Elizabeth Furley. He was born 1773 at Canterbury, Kent; christened 26th Apr 1773 at St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent. They had the following children:
iEliza who was born on 1798 Canterbury, Kent; christened 4th Feb 1798 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
iiWilliam Henry who was born on 1803 Canterbury, Kent; died Oct to Dec 1859, registered at Canterbury District, Kent, ref: 1859 Q4 Vol 2a Page 331
iiiLouisa who was born on 1804 Canterbury, Kent; christened 16th May 1804 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
ivJohn who was born on 1806 Canterbury, Kent
vCaroline who was born on 1807 Canterbury, Kent; christened 25th Nov 1807 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
viRobert who was born on 1809 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent; died 9th Aug 1887 Ashford, Kent, registered at West Ashford District, Kent, ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 2a Page 433, aged 78 years
viiMary who was born on 1811 Canterbury, Kent; christened 12th Apr 1811 St. Georges, Canterbury, Kent
viiiGeorge who was born on c 1814 Canterbury, Kent
 
Generation No. 3
4. William Furley He was born c 1740
He married Elizabeth ..... on c 1760. She was born c 1740. They had the following children:
iMary who was born on 1762 Canterbury, Kent; christened 23rd Apr 1762 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
iiHenry who was born on 1764 Canterbury, Kent; christened 7th Aug 1764 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
iiiMary who was born on 1766 Canterbury, Kent; christened 6th Jul 1766 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
ivElisabeth who was born on 1769 Canterbury, Kent; christened 14th Feb 1769 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
vElizabeth who was born on 1771 Canterbury, Kent; christened 12th May 1771 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
viJohn who was born on 1773 Canterbury, Kent; christened 26th Apr 1773 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
viiElisabeth who was born on 1776 Canterbury, Kent; christened 4th Aug 1776 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
 
5. Elizabeth Furley She was born c 1740
She married William Furley on c 1760. He was born c 1740. They had the following children:
iMary who was born on 1762 Canterbury, Kent; christened 23rd Apr 1762 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
iiHenry who was born on 1764 Canterbury, Kent; christened 7th Aug 1764 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
iiiMary who was born on 1766 Canterbury, Kent; christened 6th Jul 1766 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
ivElisabeth who was born on 1769 Canterbury, Kent; christened 14th Feb 1769 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
vElizabeth who was born on 1771 Canterbury, Kent; christened 12th May 1771 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
viJohn who was born on 1773 Canterbury, Kent; christened 26th Apr 1773 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
viiElisabeth who was born on 1776 Canterbury, Kent; christened 4th Aug 1776 St. Alphege, Canterbury, Kent
 

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