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Yes, I have gone back even further than that John who was born illegitimately to a Catherine(Kitty)Standing. While searching at the Public Records Offices at Maidstone, I found her birth at Biddenden and her death at Brenchley, but no marriage. Her parents and grandparents both lived and died in Biddenden. Catherine(Kitty) had three siblings, 2 sisters and 1 brother. I do not know much about them, other than their births. Her parents were Thomas Standen and Elizabeth Cook. The surname changed to Standing from Standen in this generation, when Catherine moved, I wondered if there was a family dispute, we are told that this is often the case. I myself came down the line of Thomas Standing, who married Harriett Terry-Barham, and who was one of the 10 sons of John, son of Catherine (Kitty). I am happy to share any details you might like to have. Which line do you come down from? Please write back, would love to here from you!
Bye from Rainy England,