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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)




ROBERT BEANE was said at his marriage to be of Wingham. His baptism has not been found there or in another Kent parish. Since the Wingham register is in a poor state of preservation that is not conclusive proof that he was not born there.

Since he was married in 1659, he is likely to have been born around the mid-1630s, not long before the Civil War which began in 1642.

There is a baptism in Canterbury St Andrew on 31 Dec 1631 for Robert Beane son of William, and later ones in Dover and Maidstone.

Robert became an innkeeper.

We do not know which inn he kept, but it may have been something like the Dog Inn.

Dog Inn, Wingham [1]



HANNA COTTON was of the parish of St Mary in Sandwich when she married. Her baptism has not been found there or elsewhere. She was not baptised at St Mary’s.


Robert Beane of Wingham and Hanna Cotton of St Marye were married at St Mary, Sandwich on 25 Aug 1659.

Baptisms. St Mary, Sandwich
1660 Aug 17  John son of Robert and Hanna Beane
1661 Oct 21  Hanna, daughter of Robert and Hanna Beane

 Hanna senior died three years later.

 Burial. St Mary the Virgin, Wingham.
1664  Nov 14  Goodwife Beane.


Within two years Robert married again.

Marriage. St Mary Sandwich.
1666 Jun 1  Robert Beane of Wingham, Widower, Innholder, and Mary Winterton of St Mary, Sandwich.


In 1668-9, the churchwardens of Wingham paid him 8s 6d for supplying bread and wine for the church communions. An innkeeper would have ready access to wine.


The will of Robert Beane of Wingham was proved in 1682



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