b. 1778, d. 12 October 1866
Note*Thomas KENNETT 1841 Census:
Address: Kings Cottages, Anchor St, Hamlet of Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex
KENNETT, Thomas     60     Writer Clerk     Y
KENNETT, Charlotte     55               Y
KENNETT, Arthur          18     Gilder          Y
KENNETT, William     15     Gilder          Y
ABBOTT, Susannah     40     Ind          Y
KILLICK, Charlotte     15               Y

1851 Census: HO107/1775/268/26
Place: Wellington Cottages, Waterloo Lane, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex
Name               Marr     Age     Sex     Occ                    Birthplace          Rel
Thomas KENNETT     M     70     M     Clerk at the Economic Fire Office     Gt Wakering, Essex     Head
Charlotte T KENNETT     M     67     F     -                    Leigh, Essex          Wife
Charlotte HARRIDGE     W     43     F     Widow of a Surgeon          Gt Wakering, Essex     Daur
Richard KENNETT     M     35     M     Stone Mason               Laindon, Essex          Son
Hannah KENNETT     M     28     F     -                    Little Waltham, Essex     Daur in Law
T. Y. HARRIDGE          -     10     M     Scholar                    Rochford, Essex          Grandson. 
Birth*He was born in 1778 at Great Wakering.2,3 
Marriage*He married Charlotte Timson HARRIDGE, daughter of Thomas HARRIDGE and Susanna GURNETT, on 24 March 1807 at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, Essex. 
(Witness) MiscThomas KENNETT was a defendant in the suit in the Court of Chancery contesting the execution of
the will of Thomas Harridge (d1827). Brought by William
D'Aranda and Elizabeth, and others (see list below). The
actual Bill of Complaint has not yet turned up but there
are several 'answers' of the defendants.


William D'Aranda
Elizabeth D'Aranda
Susannah Harridge
Eliza Harridge
Thomas Harridge
Mary Harridge
Henry Harridge Carter
James Caldwell Carter
Emma Carter
Mary Carter
Crispe Harridge Carter
John Carter
Eliza Charlotte Carter
William Bacon Carter
Alleyne David Carter
Charlotte Kennett
Sophia Kennett
Eliza Kennett
Henrietta (aka Harrietta) Kennett
Thomas Henry Kennett
Richard Kennett
Mary Ann Kennett
John Carter Kennett
Matilda Kennett
Robert Kennett
Arthur Stanes Kennett
William Stanes Kennett
Theresa Ford
Sophia Ford
Emma Ford
Harriott Ford
Frederick Ford
Mary Ann Ford
William D'Aranda Ford
Susannah Ford


David Harridge
Thomas Walker
Mary Walker
Crisp Harridge
Susannah Attridge
John Carter
Sophia Carter
Susannah Harridge Carter
Thomas Kennett
Charlotte Timson Kennett
Theresa Jones Ford with William Peter D'ARANDA R.N. and Elizabeth HARRIDGE circa 1829.4
Occupation*Thomas KENNETT was Clerk to the Economic Fire Office in 1839 at Chelmsford.5 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1851 at Waterloo Lane, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex.6 
Death*He died on 12 October 1866 at St George's in the East, London, England.7 


Charlotte Timson HARRIDGE b. 5 January 1784
Marriage*He married Charlotte Timson HARRIDGE, daughter of Thomas HARRIDGE and Susanna GURNETT, on 24 March 1807 at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, Essex. 
Last Edited25 Jun 2011


  1. Will of Thomas Harridge of Rayleigh, Essex, 1823/1826, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, 27 Aug 1827.
  2. Yvonne Szwedyc (HARRIDGE descendant),.
  3. Various Authors, Family Tree Records, Various Dates, Western Australia (Helen Mary Carter, (HMC)) "unknown cd."
  4. Court of Chancery, Six Clerks Office, "D'Aranda v Harridge 1829, TNA Doc Ref: C13/2226/32."
  5. Marriage Certificate of Child ,.
  6. Online image of the 1851 Census for England and Wales (,
  7. Newspaper, various authors, various publishers,. "The Ipswich Journal, Ipswich, England.
    Saturday, October 20, 1866." "KENNETT - 12th instant at Pennington Street, St. George's-in-the-East, London, Mr. Thos.Kennett, formerly of Chelmsford, in his 87th year."