One of the local history books that I publish is The History and Antiquities of the Church and Parish of St Laurence Thanet in the County of Kent.
Click here for sample pages from the book.
Click on the image to enlarge it the pedigree of the family of Curlinge, Curlying or Curling, of Chilton in the parish of St Laurence, in the county of Kent from this book.
This book has an index of people named in it so it can be a useful tool for those researching their family history.
Click here to view the list of names.
One thing this leads to is questions from people who are trying to track down information about their ancestors that once lived in this area, often I find I can’t answer them so I have posted some of them here in the hope that others may.
Below today’s question.
I don’t suppose you’d have a book which would tell me anything about a school run by a Rev G Abbot in Ramsgate in 1819? I have a copy of a letter dated September 4th 1819, written by my 4x great grandmother Catherine Curling to her grandson Thomas Curling and addressed to
The Rev G Abbot’s
As you see my answer below may have had something useful in it though not exactly what was asked for.
Good news and bad no mention of a school run by school run by a Rev G Abbot in the only book I know of that covers the Ramsgate schools during that period. Information is sketchy and mostly drawn from old averts and maps.
However Richarson’s Fragments of History of Ramsgate 1885 does mention several Curlings mentions as sea captains that went to sea from Ramsgate between 1750 and 1754 William Curling of North End Thomas Curling of North End and William Curling of East End.
We have in stock a cheap reprint of this at £6.99 + p&p or a first edition at £120 + p &p.
There may be some mention of Curlings in Mockett’s Journal links to the whole thing published online here http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2009/02/mocketts-journal-special-treat-for.html
I will make your enquiry the subject of a post on my blog as a lot of people interested in Ramsgate History read it and someone may come up with further information.