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« on: February 26, 2017, 09:50:56 AM »

THREE PERSONS BURNED TO DEATH. Early on Monday a fire occurred through the bursting of a paraffin lamp at a cottage occupied by a farm labourer named Kenknight. at Cliffe-at-Hoo, near Rochester. Kenknight escaped from the burning building, as did also Mrs. Kenknight,  an invalid, but the latter was terribly burned. Kenknight afterwards returned to the cottage to rescue his two children, but was overpowered by the smoke and heat, and both he and the children, girls aged four and eight respectively, perished.

Rhyl Record 13/7/1901

Free BMD show deaths registered Sept 1901 - Ellen Elizabeth aged 7, Lilian May aged 4,  Richard Henry aged 49 all registered at Strood,. It would seem Mrs K didn't survive as her death is too registered Sept 1901 in Medway  aged 39 so presumably in hospital. The couple married Dec. 1881 in Medway

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:41:26 AM »

Richard Henry Kenknight

In 1901 with wife Elizabeth & 7 children, aged 1 to 16, and inc Eleanor E & Lilian M. At church St, Cliffe at Hoo. Richard & eldest son(age 16) were farm labourers. 15 year old was a Cement Labourer.

Richard born 1861 at Cliffe. Wife Elizabeth 1862 Brixton.
Eldest son Frederick R H, born 1884, died 1904.
The youngest Monnie/Minnie aged 1 survived
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