The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Robert Furley, Attorney
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Robert Furley was born 1809 in St Georges Parish, Canterbury, the sixth child of John Furley, the Managing Partner of Canterbury Bank, and Elizabeth Buckhurst. Robert qualified as an Attorney and moved to Ashford where he practised for most of his life. He died there on 9th August 1887 at the age of 78.

His life's work, published in his sixties, is A History of the Weald, with an outline of The Early History of the County published in two volumes in 1871 and 1874. He was also a prominent member of the Kent Archaeological Society where he presented and published papers on An Outline of the History of Romney marsh in 1880, The Early History of Tenterden in 1882 and The Early History of Ashford in 1883.


See also A History of the Weald of Kent, Volume I and A History of the Weald of Kent, Volume II.
Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1809
Born
At St. Georges in the Parish of Canterbury, Kent
1871 Census
Ashford, Kent
 
15th Apr 1834
Married
Margaret Rutton Creary at St. Mary's in the Parish of Marylebone, London
London Metropolitan Archives
 
9th Aug 1887
Died
In the Parish of Ashford, Kent; registered at West Ashford District, Kent; ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 2a Page 433; aged 78 years
Probate Registry of England and Wales
 
15th Nov 1887
Probate
At Principal registry; Personal estate: £42,756 19s 7d
Probate Registry of England and Wales

No ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Furley individual records

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