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Hats off to the Kent Knotts

Rochester, Kent (1920?)

 

Mary Ann Knott née Waters, my great-grandmother. Born Llanferres, Denbighshire 1872. Died Rochester 1952. She is the lady on the left. Although born in Wales, her parents, Geroge Waters and Mary Ann Waters née Harrall, were both from Kent and were back in Kent for the 1881 census. Mary Ann's youngest son was my grandfather Vincent Helgia 'Joe' Knott.

 

The woman beside her is possibly her daughter Daisy Mary Merchant (1893-1962).

 

The girl in front is Iris Alberta Knott (1910-2002).

 

The same people thirty years later.

 

Joe Knott left Kent in 1931 looking for work. His parents disapproved of his marriage in 1932, and he never returned to Kent. These photographs of his Kent family are the first we have ever seen. They were sent to me this week by Ian Crossan, whose Grandmother was Joe Knott's older sister Gladys.

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Uploaded on February 27, 2010