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Descendents of William Kieft of Devon, England

Generation One

1. William1 Kieft, b. c. 1715 in Westliegh, Devon, England, resided in Woolacombe, Devon, England, d. 19 Jun 1770 in Westliegh, Devon, Eng.

He married Mary ?? Kieft, d. 2 Mar 1778 in Westleigh, Devon, Eng.

Mary: According to Tim Thorne of Barnstaple, there is a will listed in Barnstaple Wills 1563-1858 ( These were destroyed during WWII), for a Mary Kift of Fremington. It is dated 12th mar 1778. This could be this Mary.

Children:

i. William2 Kieft, b. 5 Sep 1738 in Woolacombe, Devon, England.,

2. ii. George Kieft b. 24 Feb 1742.

3. iii. Thomas Kieft b. 7 Feb 1744.

iv. John Kieft, b. 25 Feb 1749 in Woolacombe, Devon, England.

v. Rebecca Kieft, b. c. 1750, d. 06 Jan 1803 in Westleigh, Devon, England, resided in Instow, Devon, England.

Tim Thorne of Barnstaple states the following from Land Indenture Records in Fremington: "This indenture of three parts made the eighth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight. Between George Kieft of the parish of Braunton in the county of Devon, yeoman, (eldest brother and Heir at Law of Rebecca Short, late of Instow in the same county. Widow deceased intestate which said Rebecca Short ws the usiduary Devisee in Fee named in the last will and testament in writing of John Short, late of Instow, aforesaid yeoman deceased which said John Short was a Devisee in Fee in respect of the close of the land called Vella (?) hereinafter described named in the last will and testament in writing of Richard Eveans heretofore of the parish of Fremington in the said county, yeoman deceased which said Richard Evans was the son and heir at Law of John Evans formerly of the Parish of Fremington, aforesaid yeoman deceased and Mary, the wife of the aforesaid George Kieft of the first part".

This would prove the marriage of Rebecca Kieft and John Short. It also makes reference to "Mary, wife of George Kieft", however her "son and heir" was named Richard Evans. This probably means that George was Mary's second husband.

She married John Short, married 18 Jan 1781 in Instow, Devon, England, b. 21 Jun 1722 in Westleigh, Devon, England, resided in Instow, Devon, England.

 

Generation Two

2. George2 Kieft, (William1) b. 24 Feb 1742 in Westleigh, Devon, England, d. 1817, buried 11 Jan 1817, resided in Fremington, Devon, England.

There is a burial record listed in Braunton fo a George Kiff, d. 10 Jan 1817, aged either 83 or 63, which would make a birth of either 1734 or 1754. If this is he George of Fremington and he was 63 when he died, he would have been 27 at the time of his marriage to Mary Staddon. However, birth year of 1754 doesn't match Westliegh records of 24 Feb 1742. George is the first Kieft to show up in Fremington records. There is no proof that his parents were ever in Fremington. This family seems to be the only Kiefts in Fremington into the 1800's. George and brother, Samuel, both show up in the 1841 Census for Braunton, Devon. It seems as though other siblings probably stayed in Fremington.

Fremington Court records show a Mary Harris apprenticed to George in 1790, and a Grace Knill apprenticed to him in 1784.

He married Mary Staddon, married 24 Oct 1781 in Fremington, Devon, England.

Mary: There is reference to "Mary, wife of George" in Land Indenture in Fremington (* see notes for Rebecca, sister of George). In this record Richard Evans is listed as "son and heir" of John Evans, formerly of the Parish of Fremington, aforesaid yeoman deceased and Mary the wife of ...George Kieft.."

Children:

4. i. John3 Kieft b. c. 1783.

5. ii. William Kieft b. 1785.

iii. Catherine Kieft, b. 18 Jan 1785 in Fremington, Devon, England.

iv. Elizabeth Kieft, b. c. 1786 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 20 Jul 1786 in Fremington, Devon, England.

6. v. Thomas Kieft b. c. 1789.

vi. Mary Kieft, b. c. 1790 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 4 Mar 1790 in Fremington, Devon, England.

In 1841, Mary's age is listed as 55 which would make her birth year 1786.

She married John Thorne, married 17 Dec 1813 in Fremington, Devon, England, b. c. 1781 in Devon, Eng, resided Hills in Berrynarbor, Devon, Eng, occupation Agricultural Laborer.

7. vii. Samuel Kieft b. c. 1791.

viii. Esther Kieft, b. c. 1795 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 18 Jan 1795 in Fremingon, Devon, England.

ix. Ann Kieft, b. c. 1800 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 29 Jan 1800 in Fremington, Devon, England.

Could be twin of Grace.

x. Grace Kieft, b. c. 1800 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 29 Jan 1800 in Fremingon, Devon, England.

Could be twin of Ann.

She married William Parr, married 29 May 1826 in Pilton, Devon, England.

3. Thomas2 Kieft, (William1) b. 7 Feb 1744 in Woolacombe, Devon, England, d. 20 Dec 1804 in Instow, Devon, England.

He married (1) Honor Sampson, married 6 Mar 1769 in Marwood, Devon, England, b. c. 1750.

Children:

i. Mary3 Kieft, b. 30 Jul 1769 in Marwood, Devon, England.

ii. Honor Kieft, b. c. 1771 in Marwood, Devon, England, d. 3 Nov 1772 in Marwood, Devon, England.

iii. Rebecca Kieft, b. 4 Nov 1772 in Marwood, Devon, England.

iv. William Kieft, b. 23 May 1774 in Marwood, Devon, England.

He married (2) Eleaner Bear.

 

Generation Three

4. John3 Kieft, (George2, William1) b. c. 1783 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 10 Apl 1783 in Fremington, Devon, England, occupation Husbandman.

Census records would make birthyear more like 1777. It's possible he was baptised later.

IGI records show John Keft marrying Mary Robbins in Dec. 1808 in West Down. William Bale m. a Mary Robbins in West Down in 1802. They had three children up to January 1808 and then he disappears. It seems that this could be the same Mary Robbins as a widow, although usually, her name would have been recorded as "Mary Bale, widow".

By 1841, John also seems to have a second wife, Elizabeth.

He married (1) Mary Robbins, married 11 Dec 1808 in West Down, Devon, England, b. c. 1780 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Children:

8. i. Mary Ann4 Kieft b. 12 May 1811.

ii. Thomas Kieft, b. 27 Feb 1814 in West Down, Devon, England.

iii. Elizabeth Kieft, b. 22 Dec 1816 in West Down, Devon, England.

Is probably the Elizabeth Kieft, age 25, living with Mary Kieft Brayley in 1841. She seemed to have daughter, Eliza, age 2.

iv. Hannah Kieft, b. 14 Nov 1819 in West Down, Devon, England.

This could be the Hannah, age 20, living in workhouse with three day old infant in Braunton in 1841 Census.

He married (2) Elizabeth ?? Kieft, b. c. 1776 in West Down, Devon, Eng.,

5.William3 Kieft, (George2, William1) b. 1785 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 24 Feb 1785 in Fremington, Devon, England, d. Post 1864 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Agricultural Laborer.

Brother, Samuel, and family lived next door in Hamlet of Knowle. 1851 Census lists William's birthplace as Westleigh, Devon. Notes from Kieft researcher, Ann Burrell, state that William was married and died in "Berrynarbor". This must be a part of Braunton.

He married Jane Willis, married 27 Mar 1811 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. c. 1793 in Merton, Devon, England, (daughter of Charles Willis and Joan ?? Willis) baptized 9 Dec 1792 in Merton, Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

Jane: In 1851, Jane is listed as living with her son, George,as "nurse". This is shortly after the death of George's first wife.

Children:

9. i. George4 Kieft b. 7 Feb 1812.

ii. Mary Kieft, b. c. 1814, baptized 4 Dec 1814 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, d. 1816, buried 26 Jun 1816 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

iii. Mary Kieft, b. c. 1816, baptized 22 Dec 1816 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Could be the Mary Kieft, age 25, working as Servant in home of George Langdon in West Down in 1841.

She married John Jones, b. c. 1815 in Georgeham, Devon, England.

10. iv. John Willis Kieft b. c. 1819.

v. Ann Kieft, b. c. 1822, baptized 01 Sep 1822 in Braunton, Devon, England.

She could be the Ann Kift, age 20, working as a servant in Marwood in 1841.

She married John King, married 22 Sep 1844 in Braunton, Devon, England.

vi. Eliza Kieft, b. c. 1824, baptized 03 Oct 1824 in Braunton, Devon, England.,

Probably Eliza Kieft, 15, Servant for John Pearce in Braunton in 1841.

She married James Mock, married 19 Feb 1848 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. c. 1825 in Ashpole, Devon, England.

11. vii. William Kieft b. c. 1827.

viii. Charles Kieft, b. c. 1829, baptized 15 Feb 1829 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided in Braunton, Devon, England.

In 1841, A Charles and William are working on farm of Simon Hodge, but they were listed as 15 & 20.

ix. Samuel Kieft, b. c. 1831, baptized 22 May 1831 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. 1833 in Braunton, Devon, England, buried 10 Jan 1833 in Braunton, Devon, England.,

x. Jane Kieft, b. c. 1835 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 26 Jul 1835 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

She married William Richards, married 29 May 1860 in Pilton, Devon, England.

xi. Harriet Kieft, b. c. 1837 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 03 Dec 1837 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

In 1851, Harriet is listed as "nurse maid' in the home of John King, in the village of West Down.

12. xii. Arthur Kieft b. c. 1841.

6. Thomas3 Kieft, (George2, William1) b. c. 1789 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 5 Feb 1785 in Fremington, Devon, England, d. c. 1839 in West Down, Devon, England, resided Village of Dean in West Down, Devon, England, occupation Husbandman.

In West Down, local officials registered his name as Thomas Kiff.

He married Elizabeth Ellis, married 25 Jun 1814 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England, b. c. 1791 in Morthoe, Devon, England,, d. post 1861.

Elizabeth: Elizabeth listed as "widow", age 62, pauper, Ag. Laborer's Wife, born in Marthoe, Devon. Living with son, Henry, age 19. (1851 Census)

In 1861, she was age 70, living alone next door to son, George and his wife.

Children:

13. i. Thomas (Kiff )4 Kieft b. 14 Jan 1816.

14. ii. Anne Kieft b. 1818.

iii. John Kieft, b. 1819 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 31 Oct 1819 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

Could be the John Keft , age 30, Ag. Lab., b. West Down married to Ann age 28, born Ilfracombe in 1851 Census for Village of West Down, Devon.

15. iv. William (Kift ) Kieft b. 1821.

16. v. George Kieft b. 1823.

vi. Betsy Kieft, b. 1825 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 16 Dec 1825 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

vii. Jane Kieft, b. 1828 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 6 Jul 1828 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

Could be the Jane Kieft who m. John Eastabrook in West Down in 1853.

viii. Mary Kieft, b. 1830 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 4 Apr 1830 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England, d. pre 1838 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

ix. Henry Kieft, b. 1832 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 22 Jan 1832 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

x. Eliza Kieft, b. 1835 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 19 Jul 1835 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

This could be the Eliza Kieft, age 15, listed in 1851 Census as Kitchen maid in house of Thomas Bridges at "Marwood Hill" in Marwood.

xi. Mary Kieft, b. c. 1838 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

7. Samuel3 Kieft, (George2, William1) b. c. 1791 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 7 Oct 1792 in Fremington, Devon, England, d. 1868 in Braunton, Devon, England, buried 15 Jan 1868 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Nethercott Cott in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Farmer of 17 Acres.

In 1841, Samuel, Mary, John and Thomas lived at Nethercott Cottages in Braunton. In 1861, A Francis, age 8, was living with Samuel and Mary. Francis was born in Georgeham. She is probably a grandchild. In 1861, family was living in Hamlet Knowle.

He married Mary Coneybear, married 11 Mar 1815 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. c. 1796 in Ilfracombe, Devon, England.

Children:

i. Elizabeth4 Kieft, b. 1815 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 16 Jul 1815 in Braunton, Devon, England.,

17. ii. William Kieft b. c. 1817.

18. iii. Samuel Kieft b. 1819.

19. iv. James Kieft b. c. 1823.

20. v. Richard Kieft b. c. 1825.

21. vi. George Kieft b. c. 1825.

vii. Mary Kieft, b. 1827 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 30 Dec 1827 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 1831 in Braunton, Devon, England, buried 06 Feb 1831 in Braunton, Devon, England.

22. viii. John Kieft b. c. 1829.

ix. Thomas Kieft, b. c. 1835 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 07 Feb 1835 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Agricultural Laborer.

 

Generation Four

8. Mary Ann4 Kieft, (John3, George2, William1) b. 12 May 1811 in West Down, Devon, England.,

Marriage ceremony performed by Vicar Richard Bryan, in the presence of John Dell and John Phillips.

In 1841 there were, either living with this family or next to it, Elizabeth Kieft, age 25 and Eliza Kieft, age 2.

She married William Brayley, married 21 Jul 1835 in West Down, Devon, England, b. c. 1801 in Lankey, Devon, Eng,, resided in West Down, Devon, England, occupation Farmer.

Children:

23. i. William5 Brayley Jr. b. c. 1826.

ii. Edwin Brayley, b. c. 1832 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

In 1851, Edwin was age 18 and living with his maternal grandparents in West Down.

iii. James Brayley, b. c. 1833 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

iv. Mary Brayley, b. c. 1833 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.,

v. Robert Brayley, b. c. 1839 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

vi. Thomas Brayley, b. c. 1841 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

9. George4 Kieft, (William3, George2, William1) b. 7 Feb 1812 in Braunton,Devon, England, baptized 23 Feb 1812 in Braunton,Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Laborer, Miner- Iron ore.

In 1841, 1851 and1861 George and Sarah lived at Knowle in Braunton.

He married (1) Esther Bennet, married 01 Apr 1836 in Braunton, Devon, England,, b. c. 1817 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 02 Apr 1851 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Esther: It is probable that she died shortly after giving birth to youngest son, Charles. In 1851, she was deceased and George's mother, Jane Willis Kieft, is listed as living with the family as a "nurse'.

Children:

i. Mary5 Kieft, b. 1837 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 21 May 1837 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. 1852, buried 01 Dec 1852 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

24. ii. George Kieft b. 1839.

25. iii. John Kieft b. 14 Aug 1841.

iv. Elizabeth Kieft, b. 1844 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 07 Apr 1844 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

According to her grand-niece, Mary Kieft Williams, Elizabeth had 5 husbands!

26. v. William Kieft b. 27 Sep 1846.

27. vi. Charles Kieft b. Feb 1849.

He married (2) Sarah (?) Kieft, married Pre 1861 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. c. 1807 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 15 Jan 1868 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Hnowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

Sarah: Sarah is 5 years George's senior.

He married (3) Elizabeth Bowen, married post 1868.

10. John Willis4 Kieft, (William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1819 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 07 Jul 1819 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. 14 Apr 1903 in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Agricultural Laborer, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England.

In 1851, John, Eliza, Sarah and Harriet lived in "Combrew" Fremington.

In 1861, John, Mary Ann, Sarah, Harriet, Mary and David lived on Church St. in Braunton.

In 1871, John, Mary Ann and David lived on Church St in Braunton.

In 1891 John and Mary Ann were living in the Knowle/Wisham area.

He married (1) Eliza Bennett, married 17th April 1848 in St. Giles, Devon, England, b. 1825 in St. Giles, Devon, England.

Eliza: By banns, St Giles in the Wood, Devon 17th April 1848

John Kiff, of full age, bachelor, labourer, Bickingtode(?) Village, Fremington, William Kiff, Labourer

Eliza Bennet, of full age, spinster, glover, Honeyford(?) St Giles, no father listed

Witnesses: Matthew Cock(?) and Susan Diamond(?)

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Children:

i. Sarah J.5 Kieft, b. c. 1848 in Fremington, Devon, England,, baptized 12 Nov 1848 in Fremington, Devon, England, d. 25 Jun 1864 in Braunton, Devon, England.

ii. Thomas Kieft, b. c. 1851 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 09 Mar 1851 in Fremington, Devon, England, d. 1851 in Fremington, Devon, Eng.

Not listed with family in 1851. Probably died young. Looks to have been twin of Harriet.

iii. Harriet Kieft, b. 1851 in Fremington, Devon, England,, resided in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Housemaid.

In 1851, Harriet was 1 mos old at time of Census.

In 1871, Harriet, age 20, was a housemaid in the home of Edward Mock.

iv. Mary Kieft, b. c. 1853 in Fremington, Devon, England, baptized 28 Aug 1858 in Fremington, Devon, England, resided in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Domestic Servant.

In 1871, Mary age 18 was a domestic servant in home of Vicar John W R Landon.

He married (2) Mary Ann ?? Kieft, married 11 Sep 1856 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. 1816 in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation School Mistress.

Children:

28. v. David J. Kieft b. 1859.

11. William4 Kieft, (William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1827 in Braunton, Devon, England,, baptized 6 May 1827 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided in Eastdown, Devon, England, occupation Agr. Laborer.

This is probably the William, age 15, listed in 1841 Census as working on farm of Simon Hodge with brother Charles age 20 years. The age matches for William but is too old for Charles.

Family lived in Marwood in 1851, and then in Eastdown in 1861-1891 Census.

He married Grace Coats, married 2 Oct 1849 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. c. 1827 in Morthoe, Devon, England,, d. 01 Feb 1909 in Penarth, Wales.

Children:

i. Catherine5 Kieft, b. c. 1850 in Marwood, Devon, Eng.

Only listed with family in 1851. Probably died young.

ii. Caroline C. Kieft, b. c. 1851 in Marwood, Devon, England, resided in East Down, Devon, England.

iii. John Kieft, b. c. 1852 in Marwood, Devon, England.

iv. Emma Kieft, b. c. 1855 in East Down, Devon, England, resided in East Down, Devon, England.

29. v. William Kieft b. c. 1858.

vi. Ellen Kieft, b. c. 1861 in East Down, Devon, Eng.

30. vii. Jeremiah "Jerry" Kieft b. 1863.

viii. Albert Kieft, b. c. 1865 in East Down, Devon, Eng.

In 1881, Albert was a farm laborer on the farm of George Western in Sherwill, Devon.

ix. Charles Kieft, b. c. 1868 in East Down, Devon, Eng.

x. James Kieft, b. c. 1869 in East Down, Devon, Eng.

xi. Mary Grace Kieft, b. c. 1871 in East Down, Devon, Eng.,

31. xii. Arthur Kieft b. c. 1873.

12. Arthur4 Kieft, (William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England,, baptized 18 Jan 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided 27 Bellevue Crescent in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, occupation Police Sargent, Police Inspector, d. 1909 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

In 1861, Arthur was "home on a visit". Arthur and Elizabeth lived at 27 Bellvue Crescent in Clifton in 1871, 1881 and 1891.

He married (1) Elizabeth ?? Kieft, b. c. 1837 in Bideford, Devon, Eng, d. pre 1899 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng.

Children:

i. Catherine5 Kieft, b. c. 1866 in Bristol All Saints, Devon, Eng.

ii. William Kieft, b. c. 1868 in Bideford, Devon, Eng, resided in Horfield, Gloucestshire, Eng, occupation Postal Clerk.

He married Florence ?? Kieft, b. c. 1871 in Frome Norchurch, Dorset, Eng.

iii. Mary E. Kieft, b. c. 1870 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng.

He married (2) Lucy Perrett, married 1899 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng, b. c. 1868 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng.

Lucy: In 1901, Arthur was 60 and retired and Lucy was 33. There are two births registered in Bristol that could be children of Arthur and Lucy: Lucy Geraldine Kieft b. 1901 and Arthur Edward T. Kieft b. 1908.

Children:

iv. Lucy Geraldine Kieft, b. 1901 in Bristol, Gloucestshire, Eng.

v. Arthur Edward T Kieft, b. 1908 in Bristol, Gloucestshire, Eng.

13. Thomas (Kiff )4 Kieft, (Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 14 Jan 1816 in West Down, Devon, England, d. 31 Jan 1862 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, resided Higher Yetland in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Lead Miner; Agr. laborer.

Note that this family seems to have gone by "Kiff". 1851 Census has Grace, Elizabeth, Grace and John in Coombemartin. Thomas was visiting Thos. Newcombe and his wife, Eliz. on Torrington La.,Biddeford (A.B.) Grace's occupation was listed as culm-miner's wife. 1861 Census has Thomas, Grace, John, Mary Ann, Thomas and Elizabeth living in Coombemartin. This time he is listed as a lead miner. Grace is a 16 year old servant in Yellaton, Coombemartin. In the 1871 census, Grace is a 50 yr.old widow, working as a dressmaker.

He married Grace Hussell, married 3 Mar 1838 in Coombe Martin, Devon, England, b. c. 1821 in Braunton, Devon, England, (daughter of Anthony Hussell and Jane Tucker).

Grace: In 1841, Thomas and Grace and two children were living with Grace's parents in Berrynarbor.

Children:

i. Jane (Kiff )5 Kieft, b. 26 Feb 1839 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided Higher Yetland in Berrynarbor, Devon, England.

According to Kieft researcher, Paul Billings, Jane was born in "Higher Yetland, Berrynarbor". This is according to Berrynarbor baptism records.

ii. Thomas (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 21 Mar 1841 in Longlake, Berrynarbor, Devon, England, d. c. 1851 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, resided Higher Yetland in Berrynarbor, Devon, England.

Thomas was 3 mos old at time of 1841 Census.

According to Ann Burrell, he must have died as a child as there is no mention of him in the 1851 census and another Thomas was born in 1854.

iii. Elizabeth (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1844 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, d. c. 1857.

Ann Burrell's notes say that Elizabeth died either in 1844 or 1857. Must be 1857, as she is listed with family in 1851. Although there is a Elizabeth Kieft, b. c. 1843 Coombmartin working as a House Servant in home of Thomas and Ann Johns in Ilfracombe in 1861.

32. iv. Grace (Kiff ) Kieft b. 8 May 1845.

v. John (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1847 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 21 Nov 1847 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

Baptised at St. Peter ad Vincula, Coombemartin.

vi. Mary (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1850 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 8 Jun 1850 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, d. 16 Aug 1850 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

Baptised St. Peter ad Vincula.

vii. Mary Ann (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1851 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 17 Aug 1851 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

Baptised St. Calixtus, Coombemartin.

viii. Martha (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1852 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

33. ix. Thomas (Kiff ) Kieft b. 1854.

x. Eliza (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1856 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 1 Jun 1856 in Comobemartin, Devon, England, d. 24 Sep 1857 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

xi. Elizabeth (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 7 Feb 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

Baptised St. Peter ad Vincula, Coombemartin.

xii. William (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 11 Jul 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, d. 22 Sep 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

Twin of Eliza?

xiii. Eliza (Kiff ) Kieft, b. 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 11 Jul 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England.

Twin of William? 1871 Census has Eliza living with her sister, Grace Bale, in Lie Bances (sp.?) Lodge, Shirwell.

14. Anne4 Kieft, (Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1818 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 11 Jan 1818 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

Probably did not marry, as son's surname is the same as her maiden name, "Keft".

She married unknown.

Children:

i. Thomas5 Kieft, b. 1839 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 27 Apr 1839 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England.

Name spelled "Keft".

15. William (Kift )4 Kieft, (Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1821 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 3 Dec 1821 in St. Calixtus, West Down, Devon, England, occupation Laborer; Copperman.

William came to Swansea after death of first wife, about 1853, with son William. * Note: Records show family spelling of surname as "Kift".

In 1861, the family lived in Llansamlet, Glamorgan.

He married (1) Unknown, b. c. 1821 in Devon, d. 1843 in Devon.

Children:

34. i. William5 Kieft b. c. 1853.

He married (2) Mary Ann Slee, married 26 May 1856 in Swansea?, Wales, b. 1833 in Llansamlett, d. Jun 1876.

Mary: William's wife is listed as "Ann" in 1881 Census, aged 48. A Mary Ann Kift from Foxhole was buried in Jul 1876, aged 43. Is "Ann" a third wife?

Children:

35. ii. John Slee Kieft b. c. 1857.

iii. Mary Ann Kieft, b. Dec 1858 in Swansea, Wales, d. 2 Feb 1859 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

36. iv. Thomas Kieft b. c. 1860.

v. Mary Elizabeth Kieft, b. 5 Oct 1862 in Swansea, Wales.

vi. Sarah Kieft, b. 1866 in Swansea, Wales.

37. vii. Samuel Kieft b. c. 1868.

viii. George Henry Kieft, b. c. 1869 in Swansea, Wales, d. 19 Sep 1871 in Lansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

16. George4 Kieft, (Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1823 in West Down, Devon, England, baptized 18 Aug 1823 in St. Calixtus, West Down, England, d. 3 Aug 1865 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

In 1861, George, Elizabeth, Ellen and William lived in West Down. There was a servant, John Hewitt, b. Morthoe, living with them. could be relative of Elizabeth's.

He married Elizabeth Hewitt, b. c. 1791 in Georgeham, Devon, Eng.

Elizabeth: In 1861, There was a John Hewitt, b. 1841 in Morthoe, that was "boarding" with the family. Probably relative of Elizabeths.

Children:

i. Ellen5 Kieft, b. c. 1858 in West Down, Devon, England.,

38. ii. William Kieft b. c. 1860.

17. William4 Kieft, (Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1817 in Braunton, Devon, England,, baptized 5 Jan 1817 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 22 Jul 1863 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided South St. in Braunton, Devon, England,, occupation Blacksmith.

In 1861, William is an "agricultural laborer" living in West Hill, Braunton.

He married Elizabeth Manly, b. c.1814 in Braunton, Devon, Eng,, d. post 1891, occupation Shopkeeper, resided in Braunton, Devon, England.

Elizabeth: Elizabeth is listed as widow in 1871 and 1881 Census. In 1891, granddaughters, Emily, Marian and Selina..were living with Elizabeth.

Children:

i. William5 Kieft, b. 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England,, baptized 24 Jan 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. 04 Apr 1851 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Child was 5 months old at time of 1841 Census.

39. ii. John Kieft b. c. 1842.

18. Samuel4 Kieft, (Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 1819 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 28 Nov 1819 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Nethercott in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Laborer.

Samuel and Elizabeth lived on Caen St., Braunton in 1841, with no children. In 1851, they lived on South St. in Braunton. Son's, Richard and George are not listed on 1861 Census for Nethercott, Braunton. In 1861, Mary Tucker, an umarried pauper, age 35, was living with the family. She was probably sister of Elizabeth. Family was living in Clase, Swansea in 1881 Census.

He married Elizabeth Scamp, married 14 Nov 1840 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. c. 1821 in Braunton, Devon, England,, (daughter of Phillip Scamp and Mary Bogles) d. 11 Mar 1883 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Elizabeth: In 1841, Samuel and Elizabeth lived with or next door to Elizabeth's parents.

George Scamp, farmer in Horthoe in 1881 could be Elizabeth's brother, George.

On census, her birthplace looks like Ashford.

Children:

40. i. William5 Kieft b. c. 1845.

41. ii. Richard Kieft b. c. 1846.

42. iii. George Kieft b. c. 1849.

43. iv. John Kieft b. c. 1852.

44. v. Samuel Kieft b. c. 1856.

19. James4 Kieft, (Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1823 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 28 Jul 1822 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Ham.of St.Thom. in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Laborer, d. post 1881.

In 1841, James and brother, George, were working as farm servants on the farm of George Hill Day in Braunton. Family lived on Benson St. In 1881, Family lived at 21 Diamond St , Roath, Glamorgan, Wales.

He married Sarah Rees, married c. 1848 in Swansea, Wales, b. c. 1825 in Swansea, Wales.

Children:

i. John5 Kieft, b. c. 1849 in Swansea, Wales.

45. ii. Samuel Kieft b. Nov 1850.

iii. James Kieft, b. c. 1859 in Swansea, Wales.

According to Kiff One Name Studies, James died while on a Fishing boat off Plymouth.

He married Mary ?? Kieft.

20. Richard4 Kieft, (Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1825 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 09 Jun 1825 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 14 Sep 1909 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Spirit Pit in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Agr Laborer.

In 1841, Richard was a farm servant on the farm of Charles Dunn in Braunton.

In 1851, Richard was a farm servant on the farm of James Day in Braunton.

In 1861 the family lived at "Spirit Pit" in Braunton.

In 1871,1881 and 1891 the family lived at West Hill, Richard is listed as a Farm Laborer.

He married Elizabeth Gratton, married 11 Jul 1852 in Braunton, Devon, England, b. 1828 in Bratton Fleming, Devon, England, d. 31 Jan 1897 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Children:

i. Thomas5 Kieft, b. c. 1853 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 30 Oct 1853 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

ii. Emma Kieft, b. c. 1856, baptized 9 Mar 1856.

46. iii. Francis "Frank" Kieft b. c. 1858.

47. iv. Richard Kieft b. c. 1861.

v. Margaretta Kieft, b. c. 1863 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 31 May 1863 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

48. vi. Mary Hannah "Annie" Kieft b. c. 1865.

vii. Mary Ann Kieft, b. c. 1870 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

Odd that they seemed to name two girls Mary Ann.

In 1891, Mary Ann was age 22 and living with her parents.

49. viii. Frederick W. Kieft b. c. 1874.

21. George4 Kieft, (Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1825 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 09 Jun 1825 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. 05 Jul 1879 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Agricultural Laborer.

In 1841, James and brother, George, were working as farm servants on the farm of James Day in Braunton.

In 1861, the family lived at South Wisham in Braunton.

In 1881, there are two children, Ellen age 8 and Martha, age 5, listed as "daughters", but I think they are "granddaughters".

In 1891, only son Charles and grandaughter, Emily, age 9, b. West Down, were living with George and Mary.

There is a baptism for a Mary Ann Kieft (keifft), dau of George and Mary 18 Feb 1855. This could be a first Mary Ann that died young.

He married Mary Manning, married 31 Jul 1852 in Westdown, Devon, England, b. 1830 in Westdown, Devon, England, baptized 26 Dec 1830 in Westdown, Devon, England.

Mary: In 1881, Mary's father, William, a widower, age 76, farm laborer, was living with George and Mary.

Children:

50. i. James (Kift )5 Kieft b. c. 1853.

ii. Bafoie Kieft, b. c. 1856 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided South Wisham in Braunton, Devon, England.

Hard to read spelling of name.

iii. Ann Kieft, b. c. 1858 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 25 Dec 1858 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, resided South Wisham in Braunton, Devon, England.

In 1881, Ann is listed as a "visitor" at her parents home. Could be the Annie Kieft, age 30, working as a servant in the Vicar's home in 1891.

iv. Mary Kieft, b. c. 1860 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 16 sep 1860 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, resided South Wisham in Braunton, Devon, England.

She was 6 mos. at time of census.

51. v. George Kieft b. c. 1863.

52. vi. Alfred Kieft b. c. 1865.

vii. Jane Kieft, b. c. 1867 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 19 May 1867 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

In 1881, Jane was working as a General Servant for Richard Millman in West Down.

viii. Charles Kieft, b. c. 1869 in Braunton, Devon, England.

22. John4 Kieft, (Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1829 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 12 Jul 1829 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided in Heanton Punchardon, Devon, Eng, occupation Farmer.

Probably the following in 1851 Census: John Kieft, age 21, Farm servant on farm of Thomas Avery. Born in Braunton, Devon. He is not listed with his family in 1851.

He married Elizabeth ?? Kieft, b. c. 1831 in Heanton Punchardon, Devon, Eng.

Children:

i. Thomas5 Kieft, b. c. 1852 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

53. ii. James Kieft b. c. 1854.

iii. Mary Ann Kieft, b. c. 1856 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 17 Feb 1856 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

Is probably the Mary Kieft (Kift), age 36, born Braunton, General Servant in Ilfracombe in 1891.

iv. John Kieft, b. c. 1858 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

v. George Kieft, b. c. 1860 in Heanton Punchardon, Devon, Eng.

vi. Eliza Kieft, b. c. 1862 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

In 1881, Eliza was age 21, living with her parents.

vii. Samuel Kieft, b. c. 1864 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

Generation Five

23. William5 Brayley Jr., (Mary Ann4 Kieft, John3, George2, William1) b. c. 1826 in West Down, Devon, Eng, resided in West Down, Devon, England.

He married Elizabeth ?? Brayley, b. c. 1830 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

Children:

i. Ellen6 Brayley, b. c. 1860 in West Down, Devon, England.

24. George5 Kieft, (George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 1839 in Knowle,Braunton,Devon,England,,, baptized 19 May 1839 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 1913, buried 14 Feb 1913 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, England, resided in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, occupation Police officer; Police Inspector.

In 1861, George was working as a "carter" for Elizabeth Coats, farmer, in West Down.

Family lived during 1871,1881 and 1891 Census at 24 Wind St., Swansea, Wales. In 1901, George and Rachel lived in the "Summer Hill" Cottages in Swansea.

Daugher Anne seems to have lived with her grandmother, aunt and uncle in Carmanthenshire. In 1871, she was age 2 and living with Grandmother, Ann, and aunt Martha and her husband, Richard Evans in Cilymaenllwyd. In 1871 her grandmother was dead, but she was still living with Martha and Richard.

He married Rachel James, married 17 Oct 1867 in St. Mary's Church, Swansea, Wales, b. c.1844 in Login, Carmenthenshire, Wales, (daughter of Edward James and Anne James).

Rachel: In 1851, Rachel was age 7 and living with her parents in Cilymaenlliwyd. In 1861, she was working as a dairy maid on the farm of Benjamin Francis Hallowell in Llanboidy.

1901 Census lists Rachel as being born in Login, Carmenthenshire also listed as Cilymaenlliwyd.

Children:

i. Charles6 Kieft, b. c. 1871 in Swansea,Wales, d. 25 Jun 1876 in Swansea,Wales.

According to MKW, they list a child, Charles, 5-mos old, in the 1871 Census. She says that he died at 5 years of age, supposedly of heart disease.

54. ii. Ann "Annie" Kieft b. c. 1869.

55. iii. Edward James Kieft b. 1876.

25. John5 Kieft, (George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 14 Aug 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 05 Sep 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Birth record informant was mother, Esther Bennet.

He married (1) Margaret ?? Kieft, married c. 1865 in Runcorn, England.

Children:

i. Eliza6 Kieft, b. 1866 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng, baptized 20 May 1866 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

ii. Esther Bennett Kieft, b. 1867 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

iii. Clara Kieft, b. 1872 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

She married Clement Pendlebury, married 1898 in Wigan, Cheshire, Eng.

Clement: Married at Church of St. Mary, Wigan.

iv. Kate Kieft, b. 1878 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1886 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

v. Mary Jane Kieft, b. 19 Jun 1876, d. 21 Jun 1950 in Moulton, buried St. Wilfred's in Davenham.

She married William Kendrick, married 23 Jul 1898 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng, b. 1873 in Buckley, Flints, Eng, occupation Policeman.

vi. Emma Kieft, b. 1879 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

vii. William Henry Kieft, b. 1880 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng, occupation Engine Fitter.

viii. Ellen Roberts Kieft, b. 1882 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng, d. 1885 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

ix. Sarah Burrows Kieft, b. 1884 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

x. John Basnett Kieft, b. 1890 in Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng.

He married (2) Benigna Worthington.

26. William5 Kieft, (George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 27 Sep 1846 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 25 Dec 1846 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 21 Feb 1927 in Schenectady, NY, US, resided Johnson St. in Portland, Ct, occupation Quarryman; Night watchman.

LDS records have birthplace as "Llfracombe, Devon".

In 1861, William and brother, Charles, were working as Carter's in Stamford Barton in West Down, Devon.

Various records list William as being "Mechanic,Janitor,Laborer (Plate Co.) and watchman"as well as Quarryman.

In 1870 William is age 23 and working as a Quarryman in Portland, CT. 1880 Census shows the family living at 4 Union St.,Middletown. (Vol 6,Ed 66,Sheet 29,Line 3) William came to US before 1870.

According to Middletown City Directories, William was a janitor living at 3 Fountain St., Middletown in 1882-83. In 1883-84, he was living at "Pine n Cross". In 1885-86 through 1888 he was living at 6 Hotchkiss Ave and still working as a janitor. From 1888 to 1891 he is listed as janitor at Middletown Plate company and living at 2 Jackson St. (corner fo Jackson n railroad).

William died in Schnectady, NY, where his son, Robert had settled. In 1910, William and 3rd wife, Emma, were living on Congress St. in Schenectady and William was working at the Electric Company.

He married (1) Mary Jane Barrow, married 7 Jul 1870 in Middletown, CT by James Lynch,Cath.Pasto, b. 17 Apr 1855 in Everton, Liverpool, England, (daughter of William Barrow and Catherine Sharkey) d. 15 Apr 1897 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, buried Indian Hill Cem in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, resided Johnson ST. in Portland, Ct.

Mary: In 1880, a Robert Barrow, age 21, his wife, Margaret age 22 and son, William J, age 8 mos, were living next door to Mary Jane and William. This is probably Mary Jane's brother.

Children:

i. William Henry6 Kieft, b. Nov 1871 in Middletown, CT,, d. Pre 1906 in Schenectady, NY, US.,

In 1900 he was 28 and living with his father and some siblings in Schenectady. There is a will filed for a William Henry Kieft in Schenectady between 1901 and 1907. It is probably for this William as he does not show up in the 1910 Census.

ii. Charles A. Kieft, b. Jun 1874 in Middletown, CT, d. 13 Mar 1885 in Middletown, CT.

Death record states age at time of death as "11 yrs 7 mos 19 days". He is described as "school boy" and "choir boy". (Midd. Vitals).

56. iii. Robert Frederick Kieft b. c. 1875.

57. iv. George Bennet Kieft b. Aug 1878.

v. Ruth Kieft, b. 27 Apl 1880 in Middletown, CT, d. 27 Apl 1880 in Middletown, CT, resided Fountain St. in Middletown, CT.

Cause of death listed as "premature".

vi. Mary Jane Kieft, b. 13 Jul 1881 in Middletown, CT.,

In 1900, she was 18 and living with father and some siblings.

vii. Etta Kieft, b. 27 Jul 1882 in Middletown, CT, d. 18 Aug 1882 in Middletown, CT, resided 2 Union St. in Middletown, CT.

Cause of Death listed as "unknown causes".

viii. Lillie E. Kieft, b. Jul 1884 in Middletown, CT, d. 23 Oct 1884 in Middletown, CT, resided in Middletown, CT.

Birth place is a guess, based on location of family at the time. Lillie died of "congestion of the liver".(MiddVR) Birthdate is based on age of 3 mos, 22 days at death. (MiddVR).

ix. John E. Kieft, b. 16 Feb 1887 in Middletown, CT, d. 12 Aug 1887 in Middletown, CT, resided Hotchkiss St. in Middletown, CT.

Age at time of death, 4 mos 26 days. Cause of death listed as "Diarrhea, Chelera Inf.".

x. Esther Elizabeth Kieft, b. 8 Jun 1889 in Middletown, CT,,,

Recorded from family records 4 Aug 1892. (Midd. Vitals) In 1920, Ester and Charles had no children, Charles parents and Esther's sister were living with them.

She married Charles Meeker, b. c. 1885 in New York, resided in Queens, NY, US, occupation Export Manager; Car Dealer.

xi. Mabel K. Kieft, b. 20 Dec 1890 in Middletown, CT.

xii. Arthur Garside Kieft, b. 23 Nov 1892 in Middletown, CT.

xiii. Alma (Harriet) Kieft, b. 27 Jan 1895 in Connecticut,,,

She seems to have been listed as Harriet in Vital Records, but called "Alma" in all Census records.

In 1900, she was age 5, living with father and some siblings.

In 1920, Alma was living with sister, Esther in Queens NY.

He married (2) Elizabeth Miller, married in Connnecticut, b. 1848 in England.

He married (3) Emma J. ?? Kieft, b. c. 1863 in New York.

27. Charles5 Kieft, (George4, William3, George2, William1) b. Feb 1849 in Braunton,Eng., baptized 25 Feb 1849 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. 1927 in Cromwell,CT, buried Pine Grove Cem. in Middletown,CT, resided 9 Pike Place in Middletown, CT, occupation Nurseryman, immigrated 30 Jul 1890 from Swansea, Glamorgon, Wales.,

In 1861, Charles, age 12 an dhis brother William, age 15, were Cow Boy and Stable Boy respectively on farm at Stamford Barton in West Down, Devon.

In 1871, Charles is a lodger in the Perry home in Oystermouth, Glamorgan. He was 21 and unmarried.

In 1881 Census, family lived at 37 Western St., Swansea Town, Glamorgan, Wales. They had three boarders living with them, one of which was John Bevan, age 43 , born in Penmaen. May be relative of Ann's.

Charles and daughter, Mary, arrived in NYC aboard the "Majestic" on 30 Jul 1890.

Charles originally lived on Pike Place in Middletown and sold that house to Wesleyan Univ. before moving to Cromwell in 1921. There,he bought a house and four acres of land on the Hartford Road, a short distance form Cromwell Hall. He arrived in US 31 Jul 1890.(Newspaper clipping) Charles always claimed to be "direct descendent" of Willem Kieft, Governor of New Amsterdam. (Newspaper clipping). This has yet to be proven. I have not even found any record of Willem having children before he drowned in 1636. There are Kiefts in public records in Devon as early as the 1620's.

In 1910, Charles and Anne were living on thier own in Cromwell.

He married Ann Morgan, married 7 Dec 1872 in St. Mary's Church,Swansea,Wales (*note this date was inadvertantly posted as 1869 it is now correct - Parish Registers for St. Mary's, Swansea), b. Jun 1849 in Penmaen,Glamorgan,Wales,, (daughter of Charles Morgan and Sarah Bevan) d. 27 Nov 1930 in Cromwell,CT, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT, resided 9 Pike Place in Middletown, CT, emigrated 1895 from Swansea, Glamorgon, Wales.

Ann: Ann was the last in her family to emigrate to the US in 1895.

Children:

58. i. William John6 Kieft b. 9 Sep 1874.

59. ii. Sydney Charles Kieft b. 18 Sep 1878.

iii. Sara Ann Kieft, b. c. 1878 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, d. 11 Mar 1882 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, resided 37 Mador St. in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

60. iv. Mary Elizabeth Kieft b. Jul 1880.

28. David J.5 Kieft, (John Willis4, William3, George2, William1) b. 1859 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided in St. Sidwell, Devon, Eng, occupation Railway Worker.

In 1891, the family lived in St. Sidwell. In 1901, they lived in Heavitree.

In 1891, David was a ticket collector, in 1901 he was a Railway Inspector.

He married Ellen Ives Warren, married 1888 in Exeter, Devon, Eng, b. c. 1863 in Exeter, Devon, Eng.

Children:

i. Ethel6 Kieft, b. c. 1890 in Exeter, Devon, Eng.

ii. Leonard Kieft, b. 1891 in Exeter, Devon, Eng.

iii. George J. Kieft, b. c. 1894 in Exeter, Devon, Eng.

29. William5 Kieft, (William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1858 in East Down, Devon, England, resided in East Down, Devon, England.

Mark Kieft lists birthplace as Eastleigh.

He married Mary ??, married c. 1882.

Children:

i. Emily Mary6 Kieft, b. c. 1883, d. c. 1904 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

ii. Martha Kieft, b. c. 1885 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

iii. Annie Maria Kieft, b. c. 1888 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

iv. Elizabeth Ann Kieft, b. c. 1890 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

30. Jeremiah "Jerry"5 Kieft, (William4, William3, George2, William1) b. 1863 in East Down, Devon, England, d. 1942, resided in Arlington, Devon, Eng, occupation Gardner.

Surname spelled "Kiff" and/or "Keifft". Mark Kieft lists birthplace as Eastleigh.

In 1881, Jerry was 19 and living at home with parents.

He married Elizabeth Hunt, married c. 1884.

Children:

i. William Henry6 Kieft, b. Jun 1883 in Barnstaple, Devon, England, d. c. 1906 in Arlington.

61. ii. John Kieft b. 1887.

62. iii. Charles Kieft b. c. 1890.

iv. Henry Kieft, b. c. 1893 in Arlington, d. c. 1917 in France.

Died in combat?

v. Albert "Bertie" Kieft, b. c. 1895 in Arlington, d. c. 1918 in France.

Died in combat??

63. vi. Thomas Kieft b. c. 1896.

vii. Frederick James Kieft, b. c. 1899 in Arlington, d. c. 1933 in Bideford?.

viii. Elizabeth Lucy Kieft, b. c. 1903 in Arlington.

She married Mr. Holmes, married c. 1936.

31. Arthur5 Kieft, (William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1873 in Eastleigh, Devon, England,, d. c. 1950 in Ontario, Canada.

Surname in records listed as "Keifft".

He married Sarah Jane Wood, married c. 1896.

Children:

64. i. Hedley6 Kieft b. c. 1901.

ii. Sydney Kieft, b. c. 1903 in Cardiff.

iii. Elsie May Kieft, b. c. 1908 in Barnstaple, d. 1977.

65. iv. William Kieft b. c. 1911.

66. v. Arthur Kieft b. c. 1912.

32. Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, (Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 8 May 1845 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 7 Feb 1858 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, occupation Servant.

Grace was baptised at age 13, at St. Peter ad Vincula. 1861 Census, has Grace, unmarried, living as a house servant in Yellaton.

She married Thomas Bale, married 1865, b. 19 Dec 1840 in Kenstisbury, Devon, England, (son of Richard Bale and Mary Bowen) occupation Laborer in Chem. Plant.

Thomas: Family lived in Coombemartin, until Lucy was born. They then migrated to Pontardawe, Wales, where the rest of the children were born. 1881 Census shows Thomas, age 40; Grace, age 36; Lucy, George, Grace, Mary and Thomas in Herbert St. The 1891 Census has Thomas, Grace and children living in Herbert St., up the road from the Williams family, with a lodger named William Rook, age 23.

Children:

i. Lucy6 Bale, b. 1868 in Berrynarbor, Devon, England, occupation Plate Opener.

ii. George Bale, b. 1870 in Pontardawe, Wales, occupation Tin plate worker.

iii. Grace Bale, b. 1872 in Pontardawe, Wales, occupation Dressmaker.

iv. Mary J. Bale, b. 1874 in Pontardawe, Wales.

67. v. Thomas John Bale b. 27 Jun 1878.

vi. Richard Bale, b. 1882 in Pontardawe, Wales.

vii. William Bale, b. 1885 in Pontardawe, Wales.

33. Thomas (Kiff )5 Kieft, (Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1854 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, baptized 4 Jun 1854 in Coombemartin, Devon, England, occupation Railway Signalman.

Baptised St. Calixtus. Lived in Ynisymond during 1881 Census. Spelling in records listed as "Kiff".

He married Anne ??, married pre 1878, b. c. 1854 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Anne: Surname could be Flowell, as that is middle name of her daughter.

Children:

i. Thomas6 Kieft, b. c. 1878 in Glais.

ii. Anne Flowell Kieft, b. c. 1879 in Clydach, Swansea, Wales.

68. iii. Frederick John Kieft b. c. 1880.

iv. Albert Kieft, occupation Steel Industry.

According to great niece, Diane Kieft Everett, Albert was responsible for development of electrolytic tin plating of steel in the canning industry and also for "saving the Welsh steel industry, at some point". He was chairman of steel boards in Wales.

34. William5 Kieft, (William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1853 in West Down, Devon, England, d. 1 Dec 1902 in Llamsamlet, Swansea, GLA ,Wales, buried Church Graveyar in Llamsamlet, Swansea, GLA, Wales, resided in Llansamlet Lower, Glamorgan, Wales, occupation Lead works, mason.

William ws living in Lambs Row Foxhole, Llamsamlet during 1881. Memorial stone in Llansamlet Church includes wife Jane and sons William Henry and Arthur. Family lived in Kilvey Road in 1895.

He married Jane Davies, married 1 Jun 1876 in Swansea?, b. c. 1853 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

Jane: In 1881, William and Jane lived with her widowed mother, Margaret Davies, 54, and a brother, Richard Davies, age 22.

Children:

i. John6 Kieft, b. 13 Nov 1876 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

Listed as 4yrs during 1881 Census.

ii. William Henry Kieft, b. 4 Aug 1878 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales, d. 7 Feb 1906.

iii. Catherine Anne Kieft, b. 1 Dec 1880 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

iv. Margaret Kieft, b. 26 Oct 1884 in Swansea, Wales.

v. Richard Ernest Kieft, b. 18 Jun 1890 in Swansea, d. 18 Nov 1942 in Swansea.

Lived at 129 Kilvey Rd. at time of baptism.

He married Gladys Robins, married 21 Aug 1923.

vi. Florence Kieft, b. 29 Mar 1893 in Swansea, Wales.

vii. Arthur Kieft, b. Jan 1895 in Swansea, Wales, d. 28 May 1895 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

Buried in plot with parents and brother.

viii. Brinley Kieft, b. Jan 1896 in Swansea, Wales, d. 28 Feb 1896 in Swansea, Wales.

35. John Slee5 Kieft, (William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1857, d. 2 Jan 1886 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales, occupation Copperman.

All children were baptized on same day. John's brother, Samuel, married John's widow, Catherine.

He married Catherine Atherton, married 16 Sep 1876 in Swansea?, b. c. 1859 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, d. post 1891, resided in Llansamlet, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

Catherine: Married her brother in law, Samuel, upon death of John Slee. Catherine and Samuel and all children listed as living at 6 Lamb Row, Llansamlet in 1891 Census.

In 1891, Catherine's mother, Catherine Atherton, age 63, and two sons, John, 23, and Samuel, 20, lived down the street from Catherine and Samuel.

In 1901, Catherine's mother, age 73, lived with Samuel and Catherine on Kilvey St.

Children:

i. James6 Kieft, b. c. 1877 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales, occupation Laborer in Leadworks.

ii. Mary Ann Kieft, b. c. 1879 in Llamsamlet, Swansea, Wales.

69. iii. Rees Davies Kieft b. 13 Feb 1881.

70. iv. William John Kieft b. 13 Feb 1884.

71. v. Henry Frederick Kieft b. 12 Feb 1885.

36. Thomas5 Kieft, (William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1860 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales, d. 14 Sep 1905 in Swansea, Wales, occupation Copper Smelter.

In 1881, Thomas was 21 and living with his wife in Foxhole Llansamlet. At time of his daughters', Mary Ann and Ruth's, weddings, the family lived at 2 Lambs Row, Llansamlet. Thomas and Eleanor were married in the presence of John Slee Kift and Catherine Kift.

He married Eleanor "Ellen" Williams, married 1 Mar 1879 in Llansamlet Church, Swansea, Wales, b. c. 1863 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

Eleanor: Eleanor is listed as age 18 in 1881 Census, but is listed as 18 at the time of her wedding in Mar 1879!. She was living in Foxhole at the time of her wedding.

Children:

i. Ruth6 Kieft, b. 1 Dec 1880 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

ii. Mary Ann Kieft, b. 1881 in Swansea, Wales.

72. iii. Thomas Samuel Kieft b. c. 1883.

iv. Edith Kieft, b. 1885 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

v. Elinor Kieft, b. c. 1887 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

vi. Sarah A. Kieft, b. c. 1889 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

vii. John Slee Kieft, b. c. 1890/1 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales, d. 5 Jul 1930 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

37. Samuel5 Kieft, (William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1868 in Swansea, Wales, d. post 1901, resided 138 Kilvey St. in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, occupation Spelterman.

Samuel married his widowed sister in law, which was probably illegal. Census returns show Samuel to be alot older than he really was and lists his nieces and nephews ("step children") as his "children". One of these children, James, was actually born when Samuel was only 9 yrs old! (KONS).

He married Catherine Atherton, married 1887, b. c. 1859 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, d. post 1891, resided in Llansamlet, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

Catherine: Married her brother in law, Samuel, upon death of John Slee. Catherine and Samuel and all children listed as living at 6 Lamb Row, Llansamlet in 1891 Census.

In 1891, Catherine's mother, Catherine Atherton, age 63, and two sons, John, 23, and Samuel, 20, lived down the street from Catherine and Samuel.

In 1901, Catherine's mother, age 73, lived with Samuel and Catherine on Kilvey St.

Children:

i. Arthur Sidney6 Kieft, b. 1 Oct 1887 in Swansea, Wales, d. 16 May 1944 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

Lived at 138 Kilvey Rd. at time of christening.

ii. Albert Edward Kieft, b. 25 Oct 1889 in Swansea, Wales.,

Lived at 138 Kilvey Rd. at time of christening.

38. William5 Kieft, (George4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1860 in West Down, Devon, England,, resided in West Down, Devon, England, occupation Farm Laborer.

He married Ann ?? Kieft.

Children:

i. Mary6 Kieft, b. c. 1880 in Morthoe, Devon, Eng.

ii. William J. Kieft, b. c. 1881 in Ilfracombe, Devon, Eng.

Working as a servant in West Down in 1901 on the farm of Edward Anderton.

iii. George H. Kieft, b. c. 1883 in Ilfracombe, Devon, Eng.

iv. Eliza A Kieft, b. c. 1885 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

v. Edith Kieft, b. c. 1887 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

vi. Frederick Kieft, b. c. 1891 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

39. John5 Kieft, (William4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1842 in Braunton, Devon, England,, baptized 15 May 1842 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. 1911, occupation cordwainer; General Laborer,, resided Church St. in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

In 1861, John was age 19 and living with his parents at West Hill working as a cordwainer.

In 1891, John and Elizabeth lived with her widowed father. They lived near John's mother, and 3 of their daughters were listed with his mother.

He married Eliza Reed, b. c. 1841 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Milliner.

Eliza: Daugher of Samuel Reed b.c. 1812 . In 1861, Eliza was age 21, a milliner, living with her parents and sister, Elizabeth Mitchell and her son Frank.

Children:

i. Louisa6 Reed, b. c. 1864 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

Probably Elizabeth's daughter from a previous marriage.

ii. Emily Jane Kieft, b. c. 1877 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.,

In 1891, she was 14 and living with her grandmother in Braunton.

iii. Samuel J. Kieft, b. c. 1878 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.,

iv. Marian Elizabeth Kieft, b. c. 1879 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

In 1891, she was 12 and living with her grandmother in Braunton.

v. Edith Reed Kieft, b. c. 1879 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 5 Oct 1879 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

vi. Alice Maud Kieft, b. c. 1881 in Braunton, Devon, Eng,, baptized 1 Jun 1881 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

In 1891, she was age 9 and living with her grandmother in Braunton.

vii. William Kieft, b. c. 1884 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

40. William5 Kieft, (Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1845 in Braunton, Devon, England, d. pre 1881.

In 1861, William was age 17, a servant in the home of John Bidder in Braunton.

William was deceased before 1881 Census and at time of his son's wedding.

He married Eliza Scobling, b. c. 1844 in Braunton, Devon, England, (daughter of Thomas Scobling and Elizabeth ?? Scobling) resided in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Charwoman.

Children:

i. Mary Ann6 Kieft, b. c. 1864 in Braunton, Devon, England.

Could be the Mary Kieft, age 28, born in Braunton, cook in home of George Baker in Ilfracombe in 1891.

73. ii. William Kieft b. 8 May 1868.

74. iii. Agnes Eliza Kieft b. c. 1872.

iv. Thomas Henry Kieft, b. c. 1874 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.,

v. Betsy Scamp Kieft, b. c. 1876 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 13 Feb 1876 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

May have died young. She was not with family in 1881.

41. Richard5 Kieft, (Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1846 in Braunton, Devon, England,, d. pre 1891, resided Knowle in Braunton, Devon, Eng,, occupation Farm Laborer; quarryman.,

In 1871, Richard and Elizabeth had a son, George, age 2, that was not with family in 1881.

He married (1) Elizabeth ?? Kieft, b. c. 1839 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, d. pre 1881 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

Children:

75. i. George Richard6 Kieft b. c. 1869.

ii. Susan Kieft, b. c. 1871 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

He married (2) Grace Hancock, married 17 Apr 1867 in Methodist Chapel, Barnstaple, Devon, Eng.

Grace: She was the daughter of Richard Hancock.

In 1891, Grace was age 53, widowed, living with step son George in Ilfracombe.

Children:

iii. James Kieft, b. c. 1873 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

iv. Samuel Kieft, b. c. 1876 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

In 1891, Samuel was age 15 and working as a Farm Laborer in Ilfracombe.

v. Richard Kieft Jr, b. c. 1878 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Agricultural Laborer.

In 1891, Richard, age 13, was a farm servant on the farm of Richard Reed in Ilfracombe.

In 1901, Richard lived with his half brother, George's family in Ilfracombe.

42. George5 Kieft, (Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1849 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided in West Down, Devon, Eng, occupation General Laborer.

This could be the George listed in 1861 Census as farm servant, age 11, on farm of George ____ in Braunton.

He married Susan Smale.

Children:

i. Mary6 Kieft, b. c. 1882 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

ii. Albert "Bertie" Kieft, b. c. 1883 in Morthoe, Devon, Eng.

iii. Annie Kieft, b. c. 1885 in Morthoe, Devon, Eng.

iv. John Kieft, b. c. 1887 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

In 1901, John was 14 and working as a Cattle boy on the farm of James Coats in West Down.

v. William Kieft, b. 10 Jun 1890 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

vi. Florence Kieft, b. c. 1892 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

vii. Ernest Kieft, b. c. 1899 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

43. John5 Kieft, (Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1852 in Braunton, Devon, England,, occupation Laborer; Water Turncock, resided in Llangafelach,Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

In 1871, John was 18 and the only child still living with his parents in Knowle.

John and wife living with John's parents in Clase during 1881 Census.

In 1901, family was living in Llangafelach , Swansea.

He married Jane Joslin, b. 1852 in Marwood, Devon, England.,

Children:

i. John6 Kieft, b. 1877 in Swansea, Wales.,

ii. Samuel Kieft, b. c. 1879 in Llansamlet, GLA, Wales,,, occupation Brickyard Laborer.

iii. Richard H. Kieft, b. 1882 in Llansamlet, GLA, Wales,, occupation Brickyard Laborer.

iv. Thomas J. Kieft, b. 1889 in Llansamlet, GLA, Wales.,

v. Martha J. Kieft, b. 1892 in Landore, Glamorgan, Wales.

44. Samuel5 Kieft, (Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1856 in Braunton, Devon, England, occupation Laborer, resided in Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales.,

Family living with Samuel's parents in Clase during 1881 Census.

He married Sarah ??, b. 1854 in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Children:

i. William George6 Kieft, b. c. 1887 in Llangfledich.

ii. Davey John Kieft, b. c. 1889 in Glamorgan, Wales.

45. Samuel5 Kieft, (James4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. Nov 1850 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales,, resided in Silver Bow, Montana, US, occupation Laborer at Copper Works; Smelterman.

In 1881, the family lived in Stratford, West Ham, Essex, England. They all emigrated to the US in 1890. In 1900 and 1910, they lived in Silver Bow, Montana, US. In 1910, two grandchildren, Evan James, 12, and Beatrice James, 8, were living with Samuel and Susannah.

He married Susannah ?? Kieft, married c. 1877 in England, b. Jan 1856 in Deal, Kent, England.

Children:

76. i. Daisy6 Kieft b. c. 1878.

ii. Sarah Kieft, b. July 1880 in Stratford, Essex, England,, occupation Dressmaker.

iii. Susie Kieft, b. Apr 1896 in Silver Bow, Montana, US.

In 1910, Susie was age 14 and still living with her parents.

46. Francis "Frank"5 Kieft, (Richard4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1858 in Braunton, Devon, Eng,, baptized 5 Sep 1858 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, resided in Georgeham, Devon, Eng, occupation Agricultural Laborer.

He married Jane ?? Kieft, b. c.1857 in Westliegh, Devon ,Eng.

Children:

i. Emma6 Kieft, b. c. 1881 in Georgeham, Devon, Eng.

3 mos. old at time of 1881 Census.

47. Richard5 Kieft, (Richard4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1861 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 17 Feb 1861 in Braunton, Devon, England,, resided in Braunton, Devon, England &Swansea, Wales, occupation Railway Porter; General Hauler.,

Family lived in Braunton in 1861, 1871,&1881. They lived on Morris Lane in Swansea in 1891. In 1901, they lived on Jersey Rd. in Swansea.

He married Mary Williams, married 11 Oct 1885 in Swansea, Wales, b. c. 1861 in Brecon, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Children:

i. Edith6 Kieft, b. c. 1890 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.,

ii. William "Willie" Kieft, b. c. 1892 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

iii. John Kieft, b. c. 1895 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

iv. Albert Kieft, b. c. 1900 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

48. Mary Hannah "Annie"5 Kieft, (Richard4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1865 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 26 Nov 1865 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

She married John Passmore, b. c. 1866 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, resided Church Street in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Roads Contractor.

John: In 1891, Annie's brother, Frederick William was listed as living with them and working for John.

Children:

i. John6 Passmore, b. c. 1889 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

ii. Florence Margaret Passmore, b. c. 1890 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

iii. Annie Passmore, b. c. 1891 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

iv. William Passmore, b. c. 1892 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

v. Amy Passmore, b. c. 1893 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

vi. Samuel Passmore, b. c. 1896 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

vii. Louise Passmore, b. c. 1898 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

viii. Gertie Passmore, b. c. 1899 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

ix. Eva Passmore, b. c. 1900 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

49. Frederick W.5 Kieft, (Richard4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1874 in Braunton, Devon, Eng,,, occupation Laborer: Railway Eng Stoker, resided in Swansea, Wales.

In 1891, Frederick was working as a laborer for a "Road Contractor" in Braunton.

He married Charlotte ?? Kieft, b. c. 1880 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

Children:

i. Frederick6 Kieft, b. c. 1900 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

He was 10 1/2 mos at time of 1901 Census.

50. James (Kift )5 Kieft, (George4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1853 in Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 18 Sep 1853 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided in West Down, Devon, England.,

In 1861, he was living with his parents in Braunton.

In 1871, James seems to have been working as a farm servant in West Down, Devon.

In 1881, James and Rose lived in West Down with no children.

In 1891, they still resided in West Down with 4 children.

He married Rosalie "Rose" Carter, b. c. 1859 in Morthoe, Devon, Eng.,

Children:

i. Matilda6 Kieft, b. c. 1883 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

ii. George Kieft, b. c. 1888 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

According to nephew, George's name is on a War Memorial.

iii. Florence Kieft, b. c.1891 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

Twin of John.

77. iv. John Kieft b. c. 1891.

78. v. Edith May (Kift )Kieft b. post 1901.

51. George5 Kieft, (George4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1863 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Agricultural Laborer; Herdsman on Cattle Farm.,

In 1881, George was age 17 and working as a servant in Braunton.

In 1891, George and Emma and children lived in Marwood. In 1901, they were in West Down.

He married Emma J. ?? Kieft, b. c. 1867 in Perracombe, Devon, Eng.

Children:

i. Alice6 Kieft, b. c. 1887 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

ii. Frederick Kieft, b. c. 1889 in West Down, Devon, Eng, occupation Cattle Boy.

In 1901, Frederick was 13 and working as a "Cattle Boy" on the farm of William White in Barnstaple.

iii. John Kieft, b. c. 1891 in Marwood, Devon, Eng.

iv. Ethel M. Kieft, b. c. 1895 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

v. William A. Kieft, b. c. 1898 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

vi. Lillian Kieft, b. c. 1900 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

52. Alfred5 Kieft, (George4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1865 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, baptized 24 Dec 1865 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Farm Laborer.

In 1891, the family lived in Marwood. In 1901, they were back in West Down.

He married Annie Tamlin, married 18 Dec 1886 in West Down, Devon, Eng, b. c. 1865 in Buttadon, Devon, Eng.

Children:

i. Mary6 Kieft, b. c. 1885 in Bittadon, Devon, Eng.

ii. John Kieft, b. c. 1888 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

Another family researcher has birth as 8 Sep 1894. Possibly a second "John" ?

There is a John Kiff, 13, Gardner on farm of Chugg family in West Down in 1901, could be this John.

iii. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Kieft, b. 9 Oct 1890 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

iv. Annie "Nance" Kieft, b. c. 1893 in Marwood, Devon, Eng.

v. William H. Kieft, b. c. 1898 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

vi. Alfred Kieft Jr., b. c. 1900 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

vii. Alice Kieft.

53. James5 Kieft, (John4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1854 in Braunton, Devon, Eng,, baptized 19 Mar 1854 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, occupation Fisherman, resided in Heanton Punchardon, Devon, Eng.

In 1871, James was age 14, living with his parents. In 1881, he has a daughter, Eliza Ann. 5 mos, and they are living with his parents. I assume his wife died in childbirth.

He married Unknown Kieft, b. c. 1860 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

Children:

i. Eliza Ann6 Kieft, b. c. 1881 in Heanton Punchardon, Devon, Eng.

 

Generation Six

54. Ann "Annie"6 Kieft, (George5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1869 in Login, Carmanthenshire, Wales, resided 6 Imberton Arms in Pembrey, Carmanthenshire, Wales.

According to MKW, "Aunt Annie was 8 years older than my father." (Edward James Kieft) . Annie seems to have lived with her maternal grandmother and then aunt and uncle in 1871 and 1881 in Cilymaenllwyd, Carmanthenshire where she was born. Can't find Annie in 1891. She was not living with either her parents or her aunt and uncle.

In 1901, Annie and husband and children lived in Pembrey, Carmenthenshire.

She married William Williams, b. c. 1861 in Buryport, Carmanthenshire, Wales, occupation Railway Worker, resided 6 Imberton Arms in Pembrey, Carmanthenshire, Wales.

Children:

i. Ceri7 Williams, b. c. 1894 in Buryport, Carmanthenshire, Wales.

ii. Phyllis Williams, b. c. 1895 in Buryport, Carmanthenshire, Wales.

iii. Doris Williams, b. c. 1897 in Buryport, Carmanthenshire, Wales.

iv. Penry Kieft Williams, b. c. 1900 in Buryport, Carmanthenshire, Wales, occupation Wireless Operator.

On 8 Aug 1921, Penry visited his cousins in Middletown, Ct. He was on shore leave from his job as a wireless operator on the White Star Lines ship, City of Lahore. (News article).

55. Edward James6 Kieft, (George5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 1876 in Swansea,Wales, d. 10 May 1929 in Swansea, Wales, occupation Pharmacist.

Owner of "Kieft the Chemist" Shop in Manselton opened in 1898 The address is Kieft Chemists, 298 Camarthen Road, Swansea, West Glamorgan . In 1901, Edward, age 34, was working as a Chemist in Kensington, London. He lived at a boarding house. According to his daughter, his family lived on Cambrian Place, Manselton, at the time of his birth.

He married Sarah Rees, married post 1901, b. 16 Oct 1883 in Cilowen Isaf, Llanboidy, Camarthenshire,, (daughter of John Rees and Anne Evans) d. Mar 1934 in Wales.

Sarah: In 1901, Sarah was age 18 and living with her parents in Swansea. She is listed as a "dressmaker". Handwriting is hard to read-Parish looks like Cilawen Isaf.

Children:

i. Mary Elizabeth7 Kieft, b. c. 1914 in Manselton, Swansea, Wales, resided Langland Bay in Swansea, Wales, occupation Pharmacist.

No children. Mary ran chemist shop, in Manselton, opened by her father in 1898. She sold the business c. 1991. The building still stands, but is not in business. Mary moved to her present home in 1961.

She married John Rhys Williams, d. 1943 in WWII, resided in Swansea, Wales.

John: Died during German bombing of Wales.

56. Robert Frederick6 Kieft, (William5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1875 in Middletown, CT, resided 2 Jackson St. in Middletown, CT, occupation Solderer, resided in Schenectady, NY, US.

In 1930, he is listed as "Fred".

He married Katherine Smith, married 21 Apl 1894 in Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, CT, b. c. 1873 in Connecticut, resided in Cromwell.

Children:

79. i. William Frederick7 Kieft b. 21 Dec 1894.

ii. Arthur Barrow Kieft, b. 1896 in Connecticut.

Middle name is father's mother's maiden name.

iii. Clara Beatrice Kieft, b. 19 Oct 1899 in Middletown, CT, resided Jackson St. in Middletown, CT.

Probably died young. Not with family in 1910.

iv. Mabel B. Kieft, b. c. 1900 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

v. Mary A. Kieft, b. c. 1903 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

vi. Kenneth Kieft, b. c. 1908 in New York.

vii. Frederick Kieft, b. c. 1913 in New York.

57. George Bennet6 Kieft, (William5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. Aug 1878 in Middletown, CT,,, resided Main St.,S.Farm in Middletown, CT, occupation Clerk; painter.

In 1900, George and Clara lived with Clara's mother. In 1936 George and wife were living at Westfield near Broadview.

He married Clara May Mellor, married 16 Jul 1900 in Christ Church, Middletown, CT, b. c. 1882 in England, (daughter of Mr. Mellor and Elizabeth ?? Mellor) resided Main St.,S.Farm in Middletown, CT, emigrated 1888 from England, occupation Cotton worker.

Clara: In 1930, Clara's mother, Elizabeth Mellor, age 81, b. Eng was living with the family.

Children:

i. Evelyn7 Kieft, b. 6 Aug 1903 in Middletown, CT, resided Main St.,S.Farm in Middletown, CT.

ii. Allen (Allyn) B. Kieft, b. c. 1907 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, d. 12 Jan 1962 in Portalnd, Middlesex, CT.

He married Leonide Gardner, b. 25 Jun 1911 in New York, d. 3 Dec 1990 in Portland, Middlesex, CT.

iii. George B. Kieft Jr., b. c. 1914 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, resided Westfield near Broad in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, occupation laborer: O Mfg. Co.

iv. Jack Kieft, b. c. 1920 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

58. William John6 Kieft, (Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 9 Sep 1874 in Swansea, Glamorgan,Wales, d. 11 Aug 1922 in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT, resided 29 Burr Ave in Middletown,CT, occupation Tax Collector,Printer; Newspaper Foreman.

William came to America alone in 1889 possibly to live with Uncle in Portland. In 1901, William was a compositor for the Penny Press and lived on Wall St. in South Farms,Middletown (C.Dir.) In 1910, he was a foreman at the Penny Press and lived at 29 Burr Ave.(C.Dir - address listed as 29 Cottage St. in Census.) In 1921 he was the "town, city personal and school tax collector". (C.Dir) At the time of his wedding, William lived with his parents at Pike Place. (VR) He died while vacationing near Asbury Park, NJ.

A year or so before his death, William bought a a place on the plains in Cromwell where he had hoped to eventually live.

He married Eva Agnes Young, married 30 Aug 1896 in Middletown, Ct by Frank C. Haddock,clerg, b. Oct 1870 in Middletown, CT, d. 15 Feb 1949 in Durham, Middlesex, CT, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT, resided 32 Hanover St. in Middletown, CT.

Eva: In 1936 City Directories, Eva, a widow, is living at 29 Burr Ave. with her son Cecil.

Children:

i. Cecil7 Kieft, b. Aug 1898 in Connecticut, d. 3 Mar 1953 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, buried 1953 in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT, resided 29 Burr Ave in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, occupation City engineer; draftsman.

In 1921, Cecil was living with his parents at 29 Burr Ave and worked as a draftsman for NType Company. (C.Dir) In 1922, he was employed by L. F. Quirk.

Vincent Amato ,The Toymaster of Middletown, is quote in an online interview as saying: "There was a fellow who was a city engineer at the same time, Cecil Kieft, his name was. He sort of took me under his wing; he taught me how to fix trains. He was a railroad, model railroad, enthusiast. He still had a couple of trains at home that he built himself and after he taught me how to do repairs." In 1936 Cecil was an "Asst" in the Public Works Dept. In 1953 he was the "Chief Engineer" for the Public Works Dept.

He married Flora Gromko, b. 17 Oct 1905 in CT, d. 26 Aug 1980 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, buried Pine Grove Cem. in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, resided 29 Burr Ave in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, occupation Clrk Pub. Wks,C of Midd.

Flora: SS#048-36-5894.

59. Sydney Charles6 Kieft, (Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 18 Sep 1878 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, d. 05 Jun 1951 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, resided Farm Hill Rd. in Middletown,CT, occupation Postal Clerk, emigrated 1887 from Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

Sidney was the first in his family to emigrate to the US in 1887.

In his Draft Registration, Sydney is described as having Brown Eyes, Brown Hair and being of Medium Height and Stout Build.

According to 1930 Census, Sydney was age 31 and second wife, Anna, was 17 at the time of thier marriage. In 1930, they were living at

51 Training Hill Rd., Middletown, CT.

In 1936 City Directory, Sydney and wife Olive, lived at 634 Main St, Middletown. At the time of his death, Sidney was divorced.

He married (1) Bertha Butterfly, b. c. 1883 in Rutland, VT.

He married (2) Anna Emmons, married c. 1907, b. c. 1890 in Connecticut.

Anna: In 1930, Anna's mother, Catherine Emmons, age 76, was living with them.

Children:

i. Catherine L.7 Kieft, b. c. 1912 in New York.

ii. Charles Kieft, b. c. 1913 in New York.

iii. Florence Moren, b. c. 1926 in New York.

In 1930, Florence is listed as "adopted daughter" of Sydney and Anna.

He married (3) Olive ?? Kieft.

Olive: Married to Sidney in 1936.

60. Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, (Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. Jul 1880 in Wales, d. 1938 in Middletown,CT, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT.

Came to America on 31 Jul 1890 with her father.

She married Fred Ratcliffe, married 25 Nov 1903 in Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, CT, b. 15 Jun 1879 in Widnes,Lancashire,England, (son of Thomas Ratcliffe and Jane Houghton) d. 13 May 1951 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT, resided 28 Hotchkiss in Middletown,CT, occupation Plumber, emigrated 1880 from England.

Fred: In 1901, the City Directory lists Fred as working at 162 Main St.,Middletown and boarding with Thomas on Asylum St.,near the railroad in South Farms, Middletown. In 1910, Fred was married and living at 11 Babcock St. In 1918, the family lived at 8 Oak St...then, In 1920 the family lived at 5 Oak St., Middletown. Fred's step mother, Martha, was living with them. Fred was probably living with his daughter, Marion Ratcliffe, in Wallingford at the time of his death.

Fred's draft registration lists him as being of medium height, medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Children:

80. i. Frederick Thomas7 Ratcliffe b. 4 Nov 1904.

81. ii. Marion Elizabeth Ratcliffe b. 18 Jul 1906.

82. iii. Lillian Sarah Ratcliffe b. 16 May 1908.

iv. Charles Ratcliffe, b. 1914 in Middletown,CT, d. 22 Jan 2001 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, buried 26 Jan 2001 in Pine Grove Cemetary, Middletown, CT, resided in Middletown,CT, occupation Musician; Silversmith.

Charles graduated from Middletown High School, he worked at Wallace Silversmiths. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity; Middletown Lodge No 771 BPOE; Polish Falcons.

61. John6 Kieft, (Jeremiah "Jerry"5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. 1887 in Arlington, Devon, England, d. 1947 in Shirwell, Devon, England.

Note: Records lists surname as "Kiff".

He married Annie Connibear, married 1914 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

Children:

i. Vera7 Kieft, b. c. 1915 in Shirwell, d. c. 1980 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

83. ii. Ronald Kieft b. 1919.

iii. Edna Kieft, b. c. 1920 in Shirwell.

iv. Frederick H. Kiff, b. c. 1923 in Shirwell.

62. Charles6 Kieft, (Jeremiah "Jerry"5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1890 in Arlington, d. c. 1967.

He married ?? Balment, married c. 1910.

Children:

i. Charles7 Kieft, b. c. 1913 in Barnstaple, Devon, England, d. c. 1913 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

63. Thomas6 Kieft, (Jeremiah "Jerry"5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1896 in Arlington, d. c. 1987 in Shirwell.

He married ?? Balment, married c. 1921.

Children:

84. i. Thomas H.7 Kieft b. c. 1922.

85. ii. Cyril J. Kieft b. c. 1923.

iii. Kenneth R. Kieft, b. c. 1925 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

iv. Kathleen M. Kieft, (details excluded).

v. Maurice L. Kieft, (details excluded).

vi. Herbert G. Kieft, (details excluded).

64. Hedley6 Kieft, (Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1901, d. 22 Nov 1987.

Note: Surname listed in records as "Keifft".

He married Elsie Corbett.

Children:

86. i. Donald7 Kieft b. c. 1930.

87. ii. Robert Kieft (details excluded).

65. William6 Kieft, (Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1911, d. c. 1991.

Note: Surname listed in records as "Keifft".

He married Beatrice Bridle.

Children:

i. June7 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Larry Kieft, (details excluded).

66. Arthur6 Kieft, (Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1912 in Cardiff, Wales, d. 17 Oct 1989 in Canada.

Note: Surname listed as "Keifft" in records.

He married Sarah May Hurley, married c. 1933.

Children:

i. Gerrard7 Kieft, (details excluded).

88. ii. Raymond Kieft (details excluded).

89. iii. David Kieft (details excluded).

90. iv. Nancy Kieft (details excluded).

67. Thomas John6 Bale, (Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 27 Jun 1878 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. 1947, resided Neath Road in Pontardawe, Wales, occupation Tinworker.

He married Phoebe Williams, married 19 Jul 1903 in St. Peter's, Pontardawe, South Wales, b. 15 Dec 1878 in Llanguicke, Wales, d. 1957 in Pontardawe, Wales.

Phoebe: Daughter of Lewis Williams and Mary Davies.

Children:

i. Lewis John7 Bale, b. 1905 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. c. 1932 in Pontardawe, Wales.

91. ii. George Bale b. 2 Aug 1907.

iii. John Oliver Bale, b. 1909 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. pre 1940.

iv. Louisa Bale, b. 1912 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. pre 1940.

v. Sylvia Bale, b. 1913 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. pre 1960.

92. vi. Elizabeth Ann Bale b. 12 Jan 1915.

vii. Claudia Bale, b. 1917 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. pre 1960.

viii. William Bale, b. 1917.

Married a woman named Madge and had 6 children.

ix. Herbert Bale, b. 1918 in Pontardawe, Wales.

Married and had George, Kathleen, Christine, Jennifer and Theresa.

93. x. Evelyn Bale b. 1920.

xi. Margaret Bale, b. 1922 in Pontardawe, Wales.

68. Frederick John6 Kieft, (Thomas (Kiff )5, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1880 in Glais, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, occupation Watch maker.

According to grandaughter, Di Kieft Everett, Frederick was baptized with Kieft spelling of surname, but used Kift. There seemed to be a fear that Kieft was too Germanic or Jewish sounding. Had a watch making business under name of "Kift". He was originally an indentured watchmaker. His grandaughter has his indenture papers.

He married Ada May Hopkins.

Children:

i. "Sonny"7 Kieft.

Sonny was conceived out of wedlock, born post-marriage. He was sent away by Ada May's mother because she didn't believe Ada and Fred could afford to bring up the child. Permanently estranged from the family. (Di Kieft Everett).

94. ii. Ada "Faith" Violet Kieft.

95. iii. Marjorie Kieft.

96. iv. Eric Kieft b. 1 Nov 1920.

v. George Kieft, d. in Watford, Herts, England.

Had Downs Syndrome. Died at age 21 of pneumonia.

vi. Jill Kieft.

Has Downs Syndrome. Living in Residential Care in Hemel Hempsted, Herts. She is the oldest known Downs 'sufferer" in Hertfordshire and possibly in Britain. (Di Kieft Everett -Niece).

69. Rees Davies6 Kieft, (John Slee5, William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 13 Feb 1881 in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

He married Esther A. Williams, married 31 Oct 1906.

Children:

i. Hattie7 Kieft, b. 24 Jun 1907 in Swansea, Wales.

ii. William Frederick Kieft, b. c. 1912 in Swansea, Wales.

70. William John6 Kieft, (John Slee5, William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 13 Feb 1884.

Mark Kieft lists William John Kieft as being son of Catherine's second husband as well?? (b. Mar 1883).

He married Mary ??.

Children:

i. Catherine May7 Kieft, b. 14 Jul 1905 in Tonyrefall.

ii. William John Kieft.

71. Henry Frederick6 Kieft, (John Slee5, William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 12 Feb 1885, d. 31 Jan 1953 in Swansea, Wales.

Note: Surname spelled "Kift" in records.

He married Nellie Phippen, married 9 May 1913.

Children:

i. Alma Catherine7 Kieft, b. 26 Nov 1915 in Swansea, Wales.

ii. Thomas G. Phippen Kieft, b. 3 Aug 1917 in Swansea, Wales.

iii. Henry William Kieft, b. 15 Jan 1924 in Swansea, Wales.

He married Bette ??.

iv. Peggy Kieft.

72. Thomas Samuel6 Kieft, (Thomas5, William (Kift )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. c. 1883 in Swansea, Wales, occupation Laborer.

Lived at 2 Lambs Row at time of Wedding.

He married Mary Florence Tucker, married 30 Nov 1905 in All Saints Church, Kilvey, b. 1881.

Mary: Lived at 48 Foxhole Rd. at time of wedding. She is also known as Florence Mary.

Children:

i. Ena Margaret7 Kieft, b. 6 Mar 1908 in Swansea, Wales.

Lived at 48 Foxhole Rd. at time of baptism.

73. William6 Kieft, (William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 8 May 1868 in Knowle, Braunton, Devon, England, baptized 31 May 1868 in Braunton, Devon, Eng, d. Jun 1929 in Swansea, Wales, resided 151 Kilvey Rd. in Llanslet, Swansea, Wales, occupation Potato Merchant/Docker.

Information is from copy of his son's birth certificate. William worked in Carmarnthenshire. Lived in Pilton East at the time of his wedding. Moved to Wales by 1905, lived at 151 Kilvey Rd, Llansamlet in 1905. Was deceased by the time of son Thomas John's wedding. 1881 Census shows a William Kiff, age 13, a servant o the farm of George Scamp in Morthoe (Moreton Town Farm).

He married Rosina "Rosie" Heddon, married 16 Aug 1896 in The Methodist Chapel, Barnstaple, Devon,, b. 10 Jan 1878 in Priory, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, Eng., d. c. 1955 in Swansea, Wales, resided Llewellyn Row in Llansanlet, Swansea, Wales.

Rosina: She lived in Pilton at the time of wedding. She was part of a very large family (20?). She lived her final years in Devon, supposedly in the Alms Houses in Barnstaple, but died in Swansea. Rosie's brother, Alfred and his wife?, Bessie, were witnesses at her wedding.

Children:

97. i. Thomas John "Jack"7 Kieft b. 19 Aug 1905.

98. ii. William Kieft.

99. iii. Rosina "Rose" Kieft.

100. iv. George Kieft b. 1909.

74. Agnes Eliza6 Kieft, (William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1872 in Braunton, Devon, Eng.

She married John Bunard.

John: Possible from stuart.wright@canrem.com.

Children:

i. Thomas Henry7 Bunard.

He married Margaret Whitley.

75. George Richard6 Kieft, (Richard5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1869 in Braunton, Devon, England, resided in Ilfracombe, Devon, Eng, occupation General Laborer; Quarryman.,

In 1881, George was 12 and staying with stepmother's brother, George Hancock. in Braunton.

In 1891, George was living with his step mother, Grace, in Ilfracombe.

In 1901, George's half brother, Richard, was living with this family. George and Elizabeth must have married around 1891-92, since in 1891, George was unmarried, and first child was born in 1893.

He married Elizabeth Tanton, married 19 Oct 1891 in Ilfracombe, Devon, Eng, b. c. 1869 in Torrington, Devon, Eng.

Elizabeth: She was daughter of Thomas Tanton, Gamekeeper.

Children:

101. i. Richard "Dick" George7 Kieft b. 16 Jan 1893.

ii. William Henry Kieft, b. 9 Jun 1894 in Ilfracomb, Devon, Eng, d. 23 Aug 1953 in Victoria, Austrailia.

Served in the first world war as a soldier.

He married Elsie Grace Berryman, married 9 Dec 1922 in Warrawee, Balnarring, Victoria, Austrailia, b. 26 Apr 1896 in Middle Creek, Victoria, Austrailia.

iii. Thomas J. Kieft, b. c. 1898 in Ilfracomb, Devon, Eng.

iv. Arthur J. Kieft, b. c. 1900 in Ilfracomb, Devon, Eng.

76. Daisy6 Kieft, (Samuel5, James4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1878 in Marylebone, Middlesex, Eng.

She married Evan Davis James Sr., b. c. 1873 in Wales, occupation Machinist.

Evan: In 1920, Evan and Daisy lived in Othello, Adams, Washington. In 1930, they lived in San Francisco, California.

Children:

102. i. Evan Davis7 James Jr. b. 6 May 1898.

77. John6 Kieft, (James (Kift )5, George4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. 1891 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

He married Mrs. Kieft.

Children:

i. John Solis7 Kift, b. 1918 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

78. Edith May (Kift6 )Kieft, (James (Kift )5 Kieft, George4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. post 1901 in West Down, Devon, England.

Children:

103. i. John Solis (Kift7 )Kieft b. 1918.

 

Generation Seven

79. William Frederick7 Kieft, (Robert Frederick6, William5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 21 Dec 1894 in Connecticut, occupation Assembler: General Electric; Fireman,, d. Jun 1985 in Schenectady, NY, US, resided in Schenectady, NY, US.

He married Rose ?? Kieft, b. c. 1902 in New York.

Children:

i. Rodney8 Kieft, b. c. 1924 in Schenectady, NY, US.

80. Frederick Thomas7 Ratcliffe, (Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 4 Nov 1904 in Middletown,CT, d. Mar 1976, buried in Wethersfield,CT, resided 71 Highland St. in Wethersfield, CT.

In 1920, Tom was living with his parents and working at the "Firearms Shop". SS#042-09-7635.

He married (1) Ruth Hendrickson, b. c. 1905, d. 6 Sep 1961 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, resided in Cromwell, Middlesex, CT.

He married (2) Ruth ??, resided 71 Highland St. in Wethersfield, CT.

Children:

104. i. Peter8 Ratcliffe (details excluded).

ii. Ester Ratcliffe.

81. Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, (Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 18 Jul 1906 in Middletown,CT, d. 16 Aug 1978 in Meriden,CT, buried in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, resided in Middletown,CT, occupation Housewife.

SS#040-50-9660.

She married Charles Smith Rundle, married 12 Oct 1922 in Meriden,CT, b. 19 Sep 1904 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, (son of George Clark Rundle and Jane (Jennie) Claire Smith) baptized in Holy Trinity, Wallingford, CT, d. 9 Apr 1979 in Meriden,CT, buried in North Main St.,Wallingford,CT, resided 144 Church St. in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, occupation Steelworker.

Charles: SS# 044-10-1961 Charlie was manager at the Wallingford Steel Mill until his retirement.

Children:

105. i. Charlene8 Rundle (details excluded).

106. ii. Lois Jane Rundle (details excluded).

82. Lillian Sarah7 Ratcliffe, (Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) b. 16 May 1908 in Middletown,CT, d. 25 Nov 1988, buried Pine Grove Cem. in Middletown,CT, resided 165 Dryden St. in Meriden, CT.

SS#042-10-0906CT.

She married (1) Arthur Brooks, married 1942 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, b. 1893 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. 1950 in Old Lyme,CT.

Children:

107. i. Mary D.8 Brooks (details excluded).

She married (2) Harold Schuerer, married 1952, b. 10 Jun 1901 in Meriden,CT, d. 6 Mar 1994, resided in Meriden, CT.

83. Ronald7 Kieft, (John6, Jeremiah "Jerry"5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. 1919 in Shirwell, Devon, England.

Note: Spelling of surname is "Kiff".

He married Louisa Tamlyn, married 1945 in Shirwell, Devon, England.

Children:

i. Doreen8 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Eileen Kieft, (details excluded).

She married Peter Billing.

84. Thomas H.7 Kieft, (Thomas6, Jeremiah "Jerry"5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1922 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

He married ?? Tucker, married c. 1942.

Children:

i. Brian W. T.8 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Sheila Kieft, (details excluded).

85. Cyril J.7 Kieft, (Thomas6, Jeremiah "Jerry"5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1923 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

He married ?? Pugsley.

Children:

i. Mark H.8 Kieft, (details excluded).

86. Donald7 Kieft, (Hedley6, Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) b. c. 1930, d. c. 1977.

Note: Surname is "Keifft".

He married Shirley Redmond.

Children:

i. Stephan8 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Elizabeth Kieft, (details excluded).

87. Robert7 Kieft, (Hedley6, Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Ann Smith.

Children:

i. Linda8 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. William Kieft, (details excluded).

88. Raymond7 Kieft, (Arthur6, Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Janet Stewart.

Children:

i. Sheilagh8 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Stewart Kieft, (details excluded).

iii. Philip Kieft, (details excluded).

iv. Barbara Kieft, (details excluded).

89. David7 Kieft, (Arthur6, Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Sylvia Murphy.

Children:

i. Jennifer8 Kieft, (details excluded).

90. Nancy7 Kieft, (Arthur6, Arthur5, William4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Ian Crichton.

Children:

i. Lisa8 Crichton, (details excluded).

ii. Christina Crichton, (details excluded).

91. George7 Bale, (Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 2 Aug 1907 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. 27 Dec 1991 in Alltwen, Wales, occupation Steelworker.

He married Phyllis Nelson, b. 2 May 1913, d. 14 jan 1983 in Alltwen, occupation District Nurse.

Children:

108. i. Betty Ann8 Bale b. 1 Feb 1948.

109. ii. Carol Bale (details excluded).

92. Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, (Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 12 Jan 1915 in Pontardawe, Wales, d. 16 Nov 1987 in Enfield, Middlesex, England, occupation Housewife.

She married Charles Thomas Gregory Stevens, married 1 Oct 1939 in Cricklewood, b. 11 Sep 1916 in Islington, d. 16 Sep 1972 in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, occupation Piano maker.

Charles: Son of John Mitchell Gregory and Rebecca Booth. Adopted by his aunt, Sarah Stevens nee Booth.

Children:

110. i. Thomas George William8 Stevens (details excluded).

111. ii. Ann Rebecca Stevens (details excluded).

93. Evelyn7 Bale, (Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1920 in Pontardawe, Wales.

She married Mr. Lloyd.

Children:

112. i. Michael8 Lloyd.

ii. Margaret Lloyd.

94. Ada "Faith" Violet7 Kieft, (Frederick John6, Thomas (Kiff )5, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) d. in Croyde, Braunton, Devon, England, resided in St. Albans, occupation Shop Keeper.

Owned a small chain of baby goods shops called "Faith Heath" in and around St. Albans. She retired to Croyde.

She married Sidney William Heath.

Children:

i. Noel William "John"8 Heath.

John is married with two children.

ii. Faith Heath.

Faith has one child.

95. Marjorie7 Kieft, (Frederick John6, Thomas (Kiff )5, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) d. in Surrey, England, resided in Hendon, occupation Hairdresser.

Retired after husband's death to Haslemere, Surrey.

She married Reginald Hartery, resided in Hendon.

Children:

i. Ruth8 Hartery, (details excluded).

96. Eric7 Kieft, (Frederick John6, Thomas (Kiff )5, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1 Nov 1920 in St. Albans, occupation Military; Executive.

He was trained as a secretary, went into the army in the Royal Artillery, seconded to the RAF for a while when they needed radar experts. Later went into advertising and othe executive positions.

He married Rosemary Velebeth Wright, married 2 Nov 1946 in Christ Church, Watford, Herts, England.

Children:

113. i. Diane8 Kieft (details excluded).

97. Thomas John "Jack"7 Kieft, (William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 19 Aug 1905 in Swansea, Wales, d. 26 Nov 1993 in Swansea, Wales, buried Cremated in Swansea, Wales, occupation Dock Lab.; Water Inspec.

Location of birth is listed as Llewellyn Row, 1 Llansanlet; Address at time of birth is listed as 151 Kilvey Rd. Thomas lived at 13 Cambrian Place at time of his wedding. He lived in Somerset Place, Swansea Docks before WWII. He lived at 12 Cambrian Place from 1946 to late 1970's.

He married Catherine "Peggy" Venn, married 12 Sep 1929 in Swansea, Wales, b. 7 Dec 1905 in Dowlans, Glamorgan, Wales, (daughter of Edward Venn and Elizabeth Thomas) d. 30 Oct 1996 in Swansea, Wales, buried Cremated in Swansea, Wales, occupation Chambermaid.

Catherine: Location of birth listed as 5 New Rd., Dowlans, Glam. Catherine lived and worked as chambermaid in the Royal Hotel, High St., Swansea at time of her wedding.

Children:

114. i. William John Henry8 Kieft b. c. Aug 1930.

115. ii. Elizabeth Jean Kieft (details excluded).

116. iii. Kenneth Kieft (details excluded).

98. William7 Kieft, (William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1).

He married ??? Doll.

Children:

i. Rosina8 Kieft.

ii. Eideth Kieft.

iii. Dorothy Kieft.

99. Rosina "Rose"7 Kieft, (William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) d. c. 1989.

Married someone from near Aberwystwyth. He was a station master on the railway. She moved to Govilon, near Aergavenny.

She married Unknown.

Children:

i. Warren8 Kieft, resided in Govilon.

ii. Manseline "Mancy" Kieft, resided in Cardiff, Wales.

According to great nephew, she had a child before marrying a butcher and moving to Cardiff.

100. George7 Kieft, (William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 1909 in Swansea, Wales, d. 30 mar 1998 in Marlow, Bucks., occupation Salvation Army Brigadier.

His nephew remembers that he had a family and moved around the world on Army business.

He married unknown.

Children:

117. i. Barbara8 Kieft (details excluded).

101. Richard "Dick" George7 Kieft, (George Richard6, Richard5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 16 Jan 1893 in Ilfracomb, Devon, Eng.

He married Lily Anne Lovering, married 16 Oct 1911 in Ilfracombe, Devon, Eng, b. c. 1890.

Lily: Daughter of James Lovering, Farm Laborer.

Children:

i. Florence Lydia (Kift)8 Kieft.

102. Evan Davis7 James Jr., (Daisy6 Kieft, Samuel5, James4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 6 May 1898 in Montana, US, d. 25 May 1985 in Almeda County, California, US, occupation Machinist.

Evan's middle name was on his draft card. In 1920, Evan lived with his parents in Washington State. In 1930 he was married and living in San Francisco.

He married Mary A. ?? James, b. c. 1903 in Montana, US.

Children:

i. Mary8 James, (details excluded).

103. John Solis (Kift7 )Kieft, (Edith May (Kift6, James (Kift )5 Kieft, George4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. 1918 in West Down, Devon, Eng.

He married Edith Gammon.

Children:

i. Chris (Kift8 )Kieft.

 

Generation Eight

104. Peter8 Ratcliffe, (Frederick Thomas7, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Karen Granger.

Children:

i. Elizabeth "Beth"9 Ratcliffe, b. c. 1963, d. 3 Nov 1966 in Cromwell, Middlesex, CT, resided in Cromwell, Middlesex, CT.

She died from cancer at age 3.

ii. John P. Ratcliffe, b. 1967, d. 21 Feb 1988, buried in Pine Grove Cem.,Middletown,CT.

John was last male to carry on Ratcliffe name. He died in an auto accident.

iii. Kimberly Ratcliffe.

iv. Jennifer L. Ratcliffe, (details excluded).

105. Charlene8 Rundle, (Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Kieth Harris, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Mark9 Harris, (details excluded).

ii. Susan Jane Harris, (details excluded).

iii. Sandra "Sandy" Joan Harris, (details excluded).

iv. Thomas "Tommy" Michael Harris, (details excluded).

v. Tracy Harris, (details excluded).

106. Lois Jane8 Rundle, (Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Edward F. Stanford III, (details excluded).

Children:

118. i. Mary Elizabeth9 Stanford (details excluded).

119. ii. Theodore Patrick Stanford (details excluded).

iii. Lois Ann Stanford, (details excluded).

She married Gary Lore, occupation Post Office Employee.

120. iv. Timothy Charles Stanford (details excluded).

121. v. Susan Charlene Stanford (details excluded).

122. vi. Judith Ann Stanford (details excluded).

107. Mary D.8 Brooks, (Lillian Sarah7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Robert Humpage, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Sara Elizabeth9 Humpage, (details excluded).

ii. Debora Brooks Humpage, (details excluded).

108. Betty Ann8 Bale, (George7, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) b. 1 Feb 1948 in Alltwen, Glamorgan, Wales, d. 1995.

She married Gareth Jones, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Gwen Angharad9 Jones, (details excluded).

ii. Daniel Richard Llywelyn Jones, (details excluded).

109. Carol8 Bale, (George7, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Phillip Robinson, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Richard Jon9 Robinson, (details excluded).

ii. Tim Edward Robinson, (details excluded).

110. Thomas George William8 Stevens, (Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Jean Florence Price, (details excluded).

Children:

123. i. Martin Charles9 Stevens (details excluded).

124. ii. Susan Ann Stevens (details excluded).

125. iii. Elaine Rebecca Stevens (details excluded).

111. Ann Rebecca8 Stevens, (Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Gerald Burrell, (details excluded).

Children:

126. i. Stephen Mark9 Burrell (details excluded).

127. ii. Philip Charles Burrell (details excluded).

iii. Ian Michael Burrell, (details excluded).

112. Michael8 Lloyd, (Evelyn7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1).

He married Carol ?? Lloyd, married in Loughborough.

Children:

i. Bridget9 Lloyd, (details excluded).

ii. Andrea Lloyd, (details excluded).

113. Diane8 Kieft, (Eric7, Frederick John6, Thomas (Kiff )5, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Anthony "Tony" Edwin Everett, occupation Capt. with BA.

Children:

i. James Kieft9 Everett, (details excluded).

ii. Faye Louise Everett, (details excluded).

114. William John Henry8 Kieft, (Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) b. c. Aug 1930 in Swansea, Wales, d. 16 Jul 1997 in Swansea, Wales, occupation Publican.

He married Barbara ??.

Children:

i. Samantha9 Kieft.

ii. Karl Kieft.

115. Elizabeth Jean8 Kieft, (Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married (1) David Albert Scott, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Deborah9 Scott, (details excluded).

She married (2) Melvin Matthews, b. 8 Oct 1937, d. 31 May 1995 in Swansea, Wales.

Melvin: Son of Emlyn Matthews.

Children:

128. ii. Christopher James Matthews (details excluded).

116. Kenneth8 Kieft, (Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Phyllis Mary Estcourt, (details excluded).

Children:

129. i. Robert Paul9 Kieft (details excluded).

130. ii. Phillip Mark Kieft (details excluded).

131. iii. Bronwen Lyn Kieft (details excluded).

117. Barbara8 Kieft, (George7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Mr. Brown.

Children:

132. i. Sian9 Brown (details excluded).

133. ii. Alison Brown (details excluded).

134. iii. Hilary Brown (details excluded).

 

Generation Nine

118. Mary Elizabeth9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married William J. Pitkin Jr., (details excluded).

Children:

i. Derrick William10 Pitkin, (details excluded).

ii. Ryan Stanford Pitkin, (details excluded).

iii. Caitlin Mary Pitkin, (details excluded).

119. Theodore Patrick9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Karen Tobias, occupation teacher.

Children:

i. Jesse Tobias10 Stanford, (details excluded).

ii. Lindsay Rae Stanford, (details excluded).

120. Timothy Charles9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Michaela Marino, occupation Nurse.

Children:

i. Lukas Timothy10 Stanford, (details excluded).

ii. Chelsey Stanford, (details excluded).

121. Susan Charlene9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Joseph Fandacone, occupation Landscaper.

Children:

i. Dean Joseph10 Fandacone, (details excluded).

ii. Carli Marie Fandacone, (details excluded).

122. Judith Ann9 Stanford, (Lois Jane8 Rundle, Marion Elizabeth7 Ratcliffe, Mary Elizabeth6 Kieft, Charles5, George4, William3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Robert Wagaman, occupation Drywaller.

Children:

i. Sheena Nicole10 Wagaman, (details excluded).

ii. Clayton Edward Wagaman, (details excluded).

123. Martin Charles9 Stevens, (Thomas George William8, Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Kathleen Tiernan, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Martin Thomas Brian10 Stevens, (details excluded).

124. Susan Ann9 Stevens, (Thomas George William8, Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

Children:

i. Charles Thomas10 Stevens, (details excluded).

ii. Louise Jean Stevens, (details excluded).

125. Elaine Rebecca9 Stevens, (Thomas George William8, Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Paul Bennison, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Jason10 Bennison, (details excluded).

ii. Anthony Thomas Bennison, (details excluded).

126. Stephen Mark9 Burrell, (Ann Rebecca8 Stevens, Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Nacera Bourzig, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Miriam Rebecca Mama10 Burrell, (details excluded).

127. Philip Charles9 Burrell, (Ann Rebecca8 Stevens, Elizabeth Ann7 Bale, Thomas John6, Grace (Kiff )5 Kieft, Thomas (Kiff )4, Thomas3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Sharon Hollis, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Laura Jessica10 Burrell, (details excluded).

128. Christopher James9 Matthews, (Elizabeth Jean8 Kieft, Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Erin Catherine Reedy.

Children:

i. Joseph Emlyn10 Matthews, (details excluded).

129. Robert Paul9 Kieft, (Kenneth8, Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Penelope "Penny" Jane McNeff, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Hannah Maria10 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Kirsten Elinor Kieft, (details excluded).

iii. Matthew John Kieft, (details excluded).

130. Phillip Mark9 Kieft, (Kenneth8, Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

He married Cheryll Linn Hicks, (details excluded).

Children:

i. James Owen10 Kieft, (details excluded).

ii. Claire Louise Kieft, (details excluded).

iii. Rebecca Catherine Kieft, (details excluded).

131. Bronwen Lyn9 Kieft, (Kenneth8, Thomas John "Jack"7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married (1) Robert Andrew Phillips.

She married (2) Peter Charles Sullivan, (details excluded).

Children:

i. Daniel Peter10 Sullivan, (details excluded).

ii. Zoe Catherine Sullivan, (details excluded).

iii. Katie Ellen Sullivan, (details excluded).

132. Sian9 Brown, (Barbara8 Kieft, George7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married unknown.

Children:

i. Alexander10 ??, (details excluded).

133. Alison9 Brown, (Barbara8 Kieft, George7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married unknown.

Children:

i. Adam10 ?, (details excluded).

ii. Hannah ??, (details excluded).

134. Hilary9 Brown, (Barbara8 Kieft, George7, William6, William5, Samuel4, Samuel3, George2, William1) (details excluded).

She married Unknown.

Children:

i. Benjamin10 ??, (details excluded).

ii. Thomas ??, (details excluded).




Copyright (c) Mary S. Pitkin ~ 2007