From Surrey & West Kent.

The known surnames of persons in this group to 5th cousin level are; Wansbury, Cansfield, Plummer, Lane, Peak, Streatfield & Gates. The links to the descendant charts related to these matches are Wansbury, Lane & Streatfield.

A descendant of William Wansbury, & Emma Dinah Lane, is Emma Kate Stevenson, (3rd cousin). Both her brother, Matthew and her mother, Kathleen have been tested and the link firmly established. There are other trees with links to the Wansburys but their DNA tests show NO connection. Somewhere around Richard Wansbury or his father William Wansbury, the link is broken. Where and why this is is not known at this stage.

In the case of the descendants of Elizabeth Wansbury, who married Thomas Cheeseman, low level matches have come to light recently suggesting this couple as their shared ancestors.

A DNA match to Lydia Port, married to Sidney Thomas Stringer, who is a descendant of Elizabeth has shown up. This is via Jane Stevens, her mother Jane Bashford, and her mother Elizabeth Cheeseman. Lydia had a son, Charles Port with an unrecorded father before marrying and Jessica Connor has a match to her but also to my DNA. Sidney Stringer is, I think, most likely to be Charles Port's father based on these results and is recorded thus.

Another link is between Louise and Jessica Titshall (nee Cheeseman).  This is at only 6cM but points back through the same Cheeseman connection to William Wansbury.  The descendants are well supported by documentary evidence via Hobart to Melbourne.  This DNA match does not occur in my matches.

In another case there is a DNA test that suggests a link to Sarah Jane Wansbury, who is said to have married George Blundell but there is NO DNA link in trees said to have this link. This may be because there are several possible candidates for Sarah and George, the Blundell family in Kent is very large and the DNA is too diluted. However more possible Blundell connection have come to light on matches on MyHeritage but without enough information to establish the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) so far.

John Streatfield & Mary Gates of Sevenoaks are the pair from which most of the matches originate. Mary Gates was a widow and had 6 children before she married John in Sevenoaks,  They lived in Farningham. They had 4 known children, Richard, born 1773, Sarah born 1775 and died 1776, Timothy, born 1776, and Dinah born 1779.

Links to descendants of Richard Streatfield & Margaret Deane, include to Frederick John Thorogood, (5th cousin, once removed), a line I had not explored before and a good confirmation of the tree back to this pivotal pair.

Other matches have been established to Richard & Margaret, one as a result of cluster analysis on the Ancestry matches to Frederick George Sutherden, from a test on his daughter Linda Boyes (nee Sutherden) to MGJ. The second is a match at only 6 cM to William John George Bailey, from granddaughter Fiona Johnson with NGJ.  Both are confirmed with records.  The third is a common ancestor match to Martin Kilburn who shares 14cM with Melissa but has no other matches.  The record trail supports this link and is marked to his grandmother Winifred May Woodard.  In addition DNA matching shows that a family named Frankcom is strongly related to this group and a shared descendant has just been found.  The tree is based round James Frankcom & his mother Janet Gardiner who is the match. 

For a while trees have been constructed linking Sarah Gates Streatfield to a marriage to Thomas Gough from Bristol. We have always believed that Sarah died young, from a note in her mother Mary's book giving the children's births, but recently two DNA matches have come to light on Ancestry that suggest a DNA link.  The key is with Louisa Hester Manley, who has 2 descendants with DNA matches, Sarah Colwill and Kathryn Lawrance.  The tree includes this branch at this time (Sep 2023).  However at the time of writing (Sep 2023) access to the actual chromosome number and position is needed to confirm a match to the Streatfields as there are some inconsitencies about the matches and the lack of documentary evidence.

Descended from children of Dinah Streatfield, and James Lane, are links to descendants of four Lane children of Henry Lane. These are Jesse, William, Elizabeth, & Josiah. The descendants of Elizabeth are all in New Zealand from her marriage first to George Towersey, and then William Dunn.  In addition a number of other matches are now known and can be seen on the Streatfield descendant tree; the link is above.

A number of tests on both Ancestry and MyHeritage show links to a group of persons including Hutching, Oyston, Nevala, and others too from the same source.  These matches are on chromosome 3 and are around 25cM on 1 segment. 

Further analysis of the MyHeritage matches show another set of persons who have Lane ancestors but whose matches are all on chromosome 10.  It appears that these are persons with NO Streatfield links and so may represent pure Lane descent.  Pamela Guy is such a person. So far we have no others that are resolved to actual trees but there are some 10 matches known on that place on the chromosome.


Revised September 2023.