Aaron Terry



Aaron was born in Bilsington in 1860, but his birth wasn't registered and I have found no record of his baptism.


Census: 7 April 1861

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Bilsington William Hortonheadmarried51 agricultural labourerBilsington
Frances Hortonwifemarried 43agricultural labourerPluckley
George Hortonsonunmarried 14agricultural labourerBilsington
Millzer Hortondaughterunmarried 4---Bilsington
Aaron Hortonsonunmarried 9 months---Bilsington
Thomas Terryson-in-lawunmarried 16agricultural labourerAldington
James Terryson-in-lawunmarried 13agricultural labourerAldington
Jane Terrydaughter-in-lawunmarried 11---Aldington
William Terryson-in-lawunmarried 6---Aldington
Frances Terrygrand-daughterunmarried 3---Willesborough


This large family is explained by the fact that both William and Frances had been married before. George is the son of William's first wife, Sarah Jane. Thomas, James, Jane, William and Frances are the children of Frances's first marriage to Thomas Price Terry. Millzer and Aaron are the illegitimate children of Frances by William and so really ought to retain their mother's surname.


Census: 2 April 1871

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
The Frith, Aldington William Hortonheadmarried61 agricultural labourerBilsington
Frances Hortonwifemarried 55---Pluckley
Minnie Hortondaughterunmarried 14---Bilsington
Aaron Hortonsonunmarried 10scholarBilsington


Marriage: 14 November 1880

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Mersham in the County of Kent
When married Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and surname Rank or profession of father
14 November 1880 Aaron Terry 22 bachelor labourer Mersham William Horton labourer
Laura Keturah Austin 19 spinster --- Mersham Abel Austin shepherd
Witnesses: William Terry, Emily Ann Terry


Census: 3 April 1881

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Rose Cottage,
Aldington Frith,
Aldington
William Hortonheadmarried71 agricultural labourer---
Frances Hortonwifemarried 64------
Aron Terryheadmarried 22agricultural labourer---
Laurie Terrywifemarried 19------


Census: 5 April 1891

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Old House, nr. Chapel, Mersham Aaron Terryheadmarried31 agricultural labourerAldington
Laurawifemarried 28---Snave
Williamsonunmarried 8scholarBilsington
Fannydaughterunmarried 6scholarBilsigton
Edithdaughterunmarried 3---Mersham
Fredericksonunmarried 1 month---Mersham


By the time we meet Aaron again he has changed his first name to Robert.


Census: 31 March 1901

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Standard Hill Cottages, Elham Robert Terryheadmarried30 shepherd on farmBilsington
Fannywifemarried 36---Snave
Fannydaughterunmarried 16Bilsington
Edithdaughterunmarried 13Mersham
Fredsonunmarried 10Mersham
Franksonunmarried 7Mersham
Percysonunmarried 4Elham


Census: 2 April 1911

Address Name of
each person
Relation
to
head of
family
Condition
as to
marriage
Age last birthday Profession or occupation Where born
Little Exted Farm, Elham Robert Terryheadmarried50 shepherdBilsington
Lauriewifemarried 49---Snave
Franksonunmarried 17groom domesticMersham
Percysonunmarried 14farm labourerMersham
Emilydaughterunmarried 10---Elham
Charlottedaughterunmarried 7---Elham


This is the last we see of Aaron until his death at Hill House, Lyminge on 5 August 1942. He was buried at Lyminge on 8 August.


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