Fay Sampson’s Family History
This site is a work-in-progress. There is a massive amount to cover. I have included both male and female lines, and some go back 30 generations. Keep coming back for more.
I have numbered the generations working backwards from my own as (1)
HENERY WILKS and DOROTHY STOAKES (10)
HENERY WILKS. The most plausible baptism for Henery Wilks who married in 1679 is in Northbourne, 2 miles east of Tilmanstone where he raised his family.
Baptism. St Augustine, Northbourne.
1646 Henry the sonn of Wilsher Wilks and Alice his wife
There is no evidence that this Henry died young or raised a family in Northbourne
DOROTHY STOAKES. Dorothy was baptised in Temple Ewell, only a mile from Whitfield where she married. This is 2 miles NW of Dover on the Canterbury road. She was a twin.
Baptism. Ss Peter and Paul, Temple Ewell.
1642 May 24 John & Dorrythy the sonne & daughter of Mr John Stokes & Mrs Judeth his wife.
The titles ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ denote a family regarded as gentry.
Marriage. St Peter, Whitfield.
1679 Sep 9 Henery Wilks and Dorothey Stoaks
They made their home in the small village of Tilmanstone. A writer in 1800 remarked on the longevity of its inhabitants. 
Baptisms. St Andrew, Tilmanstone.
1680 Dec 20 Susanna
1682/3 Mar 9 Henery son of Henery Wilks and Dorothy his wife.
1685/6 Mar 9 Stephen. Steven was buried on Mar 18.
1688 Sep 23 Dorothy
St Andrew, Tilmanstone 
Later that year William of Orange landed in England to take the throne from James II, together with his wife Mary, daughter of Charles II.
No burial has been found for Henry.
There is a burial in Tilmanstone on 30 Jul 1704 for Dorothy Weeks. No marital status is given. She could be the wife or widow of Henry, or their 16-year-old daughter.
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