Thomas Honeysett (1764 - 1841) of Stone in Oxney
Thomas, the eldest son of Joseph and Ann, was baptised in Stone on 15 April 1764. He married Jane (sometimes known as Jenny) Stutely, a minor, on 24 October 1787 and they appear to have had four children in Stone, the first of which was born before the marriage:
23 Sep 1787
29 Jan 1791
20 Jan 1793
27 Dec 1801
bur 22 Nov 1811
Thomas and Jane were both described in the registers as paupers.
It was probably this Thomas who appeared at the Maidstone Assizes in 1788 accused of bird stealing.
In 1803 he was serving in the 2nd Battalion, 57th Foot Soldiers. His occupation was given as ‘labourer’ and he was described as being 5’ 6” tall, of dark complexion with a long face, hazel eyes and dark brown hair.
He seems to have appeared at Maidstone Assizes again in 1813 accused of feloniously cutting hop bindings, of which he was acquitted.
Jenny Honeysett was buried in Stone, aged 59, on 23 April 1829.
Thomas was buried in Stone on 25 January 1841 aged 77.