Chatham, Kent

Two brothers, Henry and Charles Hunnisett, both wheelwrights from Hailsham in Sussex, moved to Luton, a small village close to Chatham, in about 1800. Descendants have lived in the area ever since.

View of Luton Church
The Parish Church of
Christ Church, Luton, Chatham.

The building shown was replaced in 1884 by a new church, which was itself replaced in 1984 by the one shown below.

The Lychgate, retained from the 1884 church, contains a war memorial. Otherwise, none of the old memorials appear to have survived.

Modern photos of Christ Church, Luton and War Memorial courtesy of Penny Stanford

Christ Church Luton, Chatham in 2007
The church as it is today

'Hunnisett' MIs from Luton, Chatham

To the memory
who died August 30th 1855
aged 82 years.

Lord so teach us to remember our days
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

also the above
who died October 26th 1859
aged 84 years.

Prepare to meet thy God.

Henry Hunnisett was a wheelwright and
property owner in Luton, Chatham
see Henry (1775-1859)
This MI no longer survives (as far as I know)

War memorial in Luton parish church lychgate
First World War memorial in the old lychgate
F J Honeysett


Frederick John Honeysett (1892-1917) was a petty officer stoker on HMS Mary Rose.
He died on 17th October 1917 leaving a wife who was pregnant with their son.
HMS Mary Rose and HMS Strongbow, both destroyers, were sunk off Norway along with nine merchant ships in their convoy, by SMS Brummer and SMS Bremse.
Frederick was descended from William (1779-1855) of Headcorn.