The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Charity Rivers [Shurley], daughter of Sir John Shurley and Jane Shurley [Sherley]
Generation No. 1
  1. Charity Rivers [Shurley] was the daughter of Sir John Shurley and Jane Shurley [Sherley]. She was born 1602 at Isfield, Sussex; christened 4th Jul 1602 at St. Margaret's Church, Isfield, Sussex
  She married James Rivers on 22nd Jul 1624 at St. Margaret's Church, Isfield, Sussex. He was born 1603 at Kent; died 8th Jun 1641. They had the following children:
  iSir Thomas who was born c 1625; died 1657
  iiElizabeth who was born c 1627 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
2 iiiSir John who was born 1638 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 15th Feb 1677
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Sir John Rivers was the son of James Rivers and Charity Rivers [Shurley]. He was born 1638 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 15th Feb 1677
  He married Lady Anne Hewett on 24th Feb 1662 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent. She was born c 1636; died 1688; buried 8th Feb 1688 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent, no affidavit brought. 50 shillings to the church wardens for the poor. They had the following children:
3 iSir George who was born 1st Apr 1665 at Penshurst, Kent; died Aug 1734; buried 9th Aug 1734
  iiJohn who was born 1666 at Penshurst, Kent
4 iiiThomas who was born 1667 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 5th Nov 1667 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 8th Sep 1731
  ivColonel James who was born 1669 at Penshurst, Kent; christened 1st Jun 1669 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 19th Jan 1703, died at the siege of Barcelona
  vCharles who was born 1671 at Penshurst, Kent; christened 20th Jun 1671 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
  viMargaret who was born 1672 at Penshurst, Kent; christened 10th Sep 1672 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 1688
  viiAnne who was born 1674 at Penshurst, Kent; christened 24th Mar 1674 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 7th Oct 1699 Penshurst, Kent, affidavit signed by Sir George Rivers and duty paid to the King by Colonel James Rivers of the parish of St James
   
Generation No. 3
  3. Sir George Rivers was the son of Sir John Rivers and Lady Anne Rivers [Hewett]. He was born 1st Apr 1665 at Penshurst, Kent; died Aug 1734; buried 9th Aug 1734 at Tottenham, Edmonton
  He married Dorothea Beversham on 29th Jan 1688/89 at Holbrooke Hall, Holbrook, Suffolk, Rivers, Sir George, baronet of Chafford county, Kent, bachelor, 24, and Dorothy Bevesham, spinster, 18, with consent of her mother Dame Dorothy Beversham, widow. She was born c 1665; died 1724; buried Mar 1724. They had the following children:
  iGeorge who was born c 1689 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
5 iiDorothy who was born 1691 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 15th Sep 1691 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
  iiiBeversham who was born 1692 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 29th Sep 1692 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 1713
  ivAnn who was born 1694 at London; christened 20th Apr 1694 St Andrew, Holbron, London
6 vPhiladelphia who was born 1695 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 13th Jul 1695 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
7 viHenrietta Maria who was born 1696 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 7th Sep 1696 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
  viiCharlotte who was born 18th Sep 1697 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 11th Oct 1697 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died c 1718
8 viiiGeorge who was born 27th Sep 1698 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 24th Oct 1698 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died before 1734
9 ixMargaret who was born 13th Jul 1700 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 4th Aug 1700 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 1734 Tonbridge, Kent, aged 24 years; buried 8th Jun 1734 Tonbridge, Kent
  xThomas who was born 1703 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 15th Nov 1703 St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
10 xiElizabeth who was born 1710
   
  4. Thomas Rivers was the son of Sir John Rivers and Lady Anne Rivers [Hewett]. He was born 1667 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 5th Nov 1667 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 8th Sep 1731
  He married Mary Holbroke on c 1720. She was born c 1670. They had the following children:
  iSir John who was born c 1723 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 24th Mar 1743
11 iiSir Peter who was born c 1725 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 20th Jul 1790
  iiiJames who was born c 1727 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
  ivAnne who was born c 1729 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
   
Generation No. 4
  5. Dorothy Goodall [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]. She was born 1691 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 15th Sep 1691 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
  She married Thomas Goodall on 18th Sep 1718 at St. Lawrence's Church, Bidborough, Kent. He was born c 1690
   
  6. Philadelphia Baker [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]. She was born 1695 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 13th Jul 1695 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
  She married George Baker on c 1720. He was born 1679 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 10th Nov 1679 at St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex, son John Baker, Esq. and Ruth Baker; died 1765. They had the following children:
12 iPhiladelphia who was born 1725 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1725 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  iiGeorge who was born 1726 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 26th Mar 1726 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  iiiIsabella who was born 1727 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 14th Mar 1727 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  ivThomas who was born 1728 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 26th Sep 1728 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  vAnne who was born 1730 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Apr 1730 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  viRuth who was born 1732 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 14th Dec 1732 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  viiMichael who was born 1737 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 7th Nov 1737 St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex; died 16th Jan 1738
   
  7. Henrietta Maria Webb [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]. She was born 1696 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 7th Sep 1696 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent
  She married Joseph Webb on 19th Apr 1745 at Ayot St Peter, Hertfordshire. He was born c 1695
   
  8. George Rivers was the son of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]. He was born 27th Sep 1698 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 24th Oct 1698 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died before 1734
  He married Isabella Packer on 22nd Dec 1719 at St. Thomas' Church, Groombridge, Kent and Sussex. She was born 1674; christened 16th Sep 1674 at Groombridge, Kent and Sussex
   
  9. Margaret Groombridge [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]. She was born 13th Jul 1700 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; christened 4th Aug 1700 at St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent; died 1734 at Tonbridge, Kent, aged 24 years; buried 8th Jun 1734 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  She married John Groombridge on c 1718. He was born 1699 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 8th May 1699 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died Nov 1733 at Tonbridge, Kent; buried 29th Nov 1733 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent. They had the following children:
13 iFrances who was born 1719 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 10th Feb 1719 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  iiMary who was born 1723 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 13th Sep 1723 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died 31st Jul 1724 Tonbridge, Kent
14 iiiJohn who was born 1725 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 12th Jan 1725 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died Sep 1762 Tonbridge, Kent; buried 8th Sep 1762 Tonbridge, Kent
  ivBeversham who was born 16th Apr 1726 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 19th Apr 1726 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
15 vDaniel who was born 1728 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 30th Jul 1728 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died Dec 1756 Tonbridge, Kent; buried 31st Dec 1756 Tonbridge, Kent
   
  10. Elizabeth Honeywood [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]. She was born 1710
  She married Matthew Honeywood on c 1735. He was born c 1710
   
  11. Sir Peter Rivers was the son of Thomas Rivers and Mary Rivers [Holbroke]. He was born c 1725 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 20th Jul 1790
  He married Martha Coxe on c 1750. She was born c 1725. They had the following children:
  iThomas who was born c 1773 at Penshurst, Kent; died 3rd Feb 1805
  iiJames who was born c 1775 at Penshurst, Kent; died 27th Sep 1805
  iiiWilliam who was born c 1777 at Penshurst, Kent; died 10th Apr 1794
16 ivSir Henry Chandos who was born 1779 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 7th Jul 1851
  vAmelia Henrietta who was born c 1781 at Penshurst, Kent; died 19th Dec 1812
17 viMaria who was born c 1783 at Penshurst, Kent
18 viiLouisa who was born c 1785 at Penshurst, Kent
   
Generation No. 5
  12. Philadelphia Groombridge [Baker] was the daughter of George Baker and Philadelphia Baker [Rivers]. She was born 1725 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1725 at St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
  She married Daniel Groombridge on 22nd Jan 1754 at St Margaret, Lothbury, London. He was born 1728 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 30th Jul 1728 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died Dec 1756 at Tonbridge, Kent; buried 31st Dec 1756 at Tonbridge, Kent
   
  13. Frances Blundell [Groombridge] was the daughter of John Groombridge and Margaret Groombridge [Rivers]. She was born 1719 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 10th Feb 1719 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  She married James Blundell on 25th Sep 1734 at St. Michael Paternoster, London. He was born c 1715. They had the following children:
  iMargaret who was born c 1735
   
  14. John Groombridge was the son of John Groombridge and Margaret Groombridge [Rivers]. He was born 1725 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 12th Jan 1725 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died Sep 1762 at Tonbridge, Kent; buried 8th Sep 1762 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  He married Mary Hunt on 24th Jun 1751 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Goudhurst, Kent. She was born 1726 at Cranbrook, Kent; christened 25th Feb 1726 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
   
  15. Daniel Groombridge was the son of John Groombridge and Margaret Groombridge [Rivers]. He was born 1728 at Tonbridge, Kent; christened 30th Jul 1728 at St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent; died Dec 1756 at Tonbridge, Kent; buried 31st Dec 1756 at Tonbridge, Kent
  He married Philadelphia Baker on 22nd Jan 1754 at St Margaret, Lothbury, London. She was born 1725 at Mayfield, Sussex; christened 7th Apr 1725 at St. Dunstan Church, Mayfield, Sussex
   
  16. Sir Henry Chandos Rivers was the son of Sir Peter Rivers and Martha Rivers [Coxe]. He was born 1779 at Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent; died 7th Jul 1851
  He married Charlotte Eales on 2nd May 1812 at St George, Hanover Square, London. She was born 1796 at Otterbourne, Hampshire. They had the following children:
  iHarriet who was born c 1814 at Hampshire
  iiAugusta who was born c 1816 at Hampshire
  iiiMaria who was born 1818 at Winchester, Hampshire
  ivEmily who was born 1824 at Winchester, Hampshire
  vKatherine who was born 1826 at Winchester, Hampshire
  viChandos who was born 1835 at Winchester, Hampshire
   
  17. Maria Stephenson [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir Peter Rivers and Martha Rivers [Coxe]. She was born c 1783 at Penshurst, Kent
  She married B. C. Stephenson on 1805 at Winchester, Hampshire. He was born c 1780
   
  18. Louisa Story [Rivers] was the daughter of Sir Peter Rivers and Martha Rivers [Coxe]. She was born c 1785 at Penshurst, Kent
  She married Joseph Story on 1812 at Winchester, Hampshire. He was born c 1785
   

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