Pauline's Genealogy Pages


SOLMAN
The extended family in Yalding KEN, and their descendants, from about 1550 - present

Entries from Yalding Parish Registers and Other Records

(Please note that I offer no guarantee that the information given below is either complete or correct!)

 

Yalding Parish Registers - Baptisms; Marriages; Burials; Other References
Yalding Overseers' Accounts Marriage Licences Kent Hearth Tax 1664
Wills & Administrations before 1858 Manor Records Other

 

Yalding Parish Registers

Yalding parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, and registers date from 1559. There is a published indexed transcript 1559-1812, and although I used this originally to extract most of the pre-1813 entries below, I have checked many of these entries, particularly those relating to events in the family charts, against the original registers (on film). I extracted the post-1813 baptisms and marriages from the original registers (on film where available), but the list of marriages below is not quite complete from 1837 as it does not include those for which I already had a marriage certificate. Burials from 1813-1846 I extracted from the original registers (on film), but later burial registers are still in the parish and details of the burials they contain were provided for me from a locally held transcript.

Below the list of Yalding baptisms are a few which I extracted from the registers for St Margaret, Collier Street. Although originally in the parish of Yalding, Collier Street became a parish in its own right in 1858, and had its own baptism and burial registers from 1848. (These Collier Street baptisms are shown in the BVRI as having taken place in Yalding, but this is because earlier entries from the Collier Street registers were included with the Yalding BTs, from which the BVRI entries were taken.) I also checked the Collier Street burials registers to 1917, but didn't find any SOLMAN entries.

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Baptisms (1559-1901)

1561/2 Feb 15:  George son of Thomas SAWMON
1573 Dec 25:  Sara daughter of Richard SALMON
1573/4 Jan 28:  Raynold child of Paul SAWMON
1577 Oct 20:  Suzan child of Paul SALMON
1578 Sep 7:  Nathan son of Richard SAWMON
1579 Dec 13:  Elizabeth daughter of Paul SAWMON
1581 Jun 18:  Suzan daughter of Richard SAWMON of East Pecham
1581/2 Mar 17:  Rebecka daughter of Paul SAWMON
1585 Apr 25:  Suzanna daughter of Richard SAWMON
1591 Aug ??:  Jhosephe son of Richard SAWMON
1595 May 11:  George son of George SAWMON
1597 Sep 25:  Absolone son of George SAWMON
1599/00 Mar 9:  William son of George SAWMON

1602 May 9:  Mary daughter of George SAWMON
1604/5 Feb 5:  Sara daughter of George SAUMON
1614 Dec 18:  Alexander son of Alexander SAWMON
1615/6 Jan 21:  Elizabeth daughter of Alexander SAWMON
1618/9 Jan 3:  Sarahe daughter of Alexander SAWMON
1620/1 Feb 11:  George son of George SAWMON the younger
1622 Jun 23:  William son of George SAWMON the younger
1623 Nov 26:  Elizabeth daughter of George SAWMON the younger
1624 Oct 31:  Josephe son of Josephe SAWMON
1625 Dec 21:  Alice daughter of George SAWMON
1627 Sep 19:  William son of Absolon SAWMON
1627/8 Mar 9:  Sarah daughter of George SAWMON
1629 Aug 9:  Mary daughter of George SAWMON
1629 Dec 11:  George son of Absolon SOWMON
1629/30 Jan 17:  Elizabeth daughter of Joseph SOWMON
1632 Apr 8:  Sarah daughter of Joseph SOLMON
1634 Apr 10:  Edward son of Josephe SOWMAN
1635/6 Mar 21:  Abraham son of Joseph SOWM
1636 Jul 25:  Elizabeth daughter of Absolon SOLMON
1640 Jun 11:  Edward son of Absolon SOLMON
1642 Sep 13:  Anne daughter of Absalon SOLMAN
1643/4 Feb 2:  Mary daughter of Absolon SOLLMAN
1646 Apr 22:  Henery son of Absolon SOLMON
1648 May 28:  Absolon son of Absolon SOLMAN

1729 Nov 14:  George son of George SOLMAN
1731 Nov 28:  George son of George SOLMAN
1733 Aug 26:  Jane daughter of George SOLMON
1735 Jul 27:  William son of George SOLMON
1737 May 1:  Henry son of George SOLMON
1739 Nov 27:  Anne daughter of George & Anne SOMAN
1742 Jul 16:  Elizabeth & Mary twins of George & Ann SOLMAN
1773 Apr 11:  William son of George & Mary SOLMAN
1775 Mar 19:  Jane daughter of George & Mary SOLMAN
1777 Aug 10:  Absolom son of George & Mary SOLMAN
1779 Dec 19:  Henry son of George & Mary SOLMAN
1782 Feb 17:  Thomas son of George & Mary SOLMAN or SOMAN (sic)
1799 Jan 13:  Jane daughter of Henry & Martha SOMAN, b. 15 Dec
1801 Apr 12:  Martha daughter of Henry & Martha SOMERS (sic), b. 18 Mar
1803 Jul 10:  William son of Henry & Martha SOMANS, b. 1 Jun
1805 Dec 25:  Mary daughter of Henry & Martha SOMANS, b. 22 Nov
1807 Dec 25:  Henry son of Henry & Martha SOMAN, b. 30 Nov
1809 Nov 26:  William son of Absolom & Elizabeth SOMANS
1810 Jun 10:  John son of Henry & Martha SOMANS
1811 Mar 10:  Absolom son of Absolom & Elizabeth SOMANS
1812 Dec 6:  George son of Absalom & Elizabeth SOMANS

1813 Apr 4:  George son of Henry & Martha SOLMAN
1814 Oct 16:  Mary daughter of Absolom & Elizabeth SOLMAN, labourer
1816 May 5:  Sarah daughter of Henry & Martha SOMANS, labourer
1818 Dec 13:  Thomas son of Henry & Martha SOMANS, labourer
1821 Jul 29:  John son of William & Mary SOMANS, labourer
1822 Dec 1:  Anne daughter of William & Mary SOLMANS, labourer
1823 Jun 1:  Absolom son of Henry & Martha SOMANS, labourer
1826 Oct 29:  William son of William & Mary SOMANS, labourer
1828 Jan 18:  George & Jane twins of William & Mary SOLMAN, labourer
1828 Jun 22:  William illegitimate son of Jane SOLMANS
1829 Mar 29:  James son of William & Mary SOMANS, labourer
1831 May 15:  George son of William & Mary SOLMANS, labourer
1832 Jul 1:  Ellen illegitimate daughter of Jane SOLMANS
1834 Mar 30:  Henry son of William & Mary SOLMANS, labourer
1835 Aug 2:  Charles son of William & Mary SOLMAN, labourer
1837 Feb 17:  George son of George & Elizabeth SOLMAN, labourer
1837 Oct 8:   Mary daughter of William & Mary SOLMAN, labourer

1839 Mar 31:  Mary Anne daughter of George & Elizabeth SOLMAN, labourer
1840 Nov 4:  Ellen daughter of William & Mary SOLMAN, labourer
1841 Apr 11:  Thomas son of George & Elizabeth SOLMAN, labourer
1841 Dec 25:  Eliza daughter of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, shoemaker
1843 Jul 30:  John Henry son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, cordwainer
1843 Sep 10:  Jane daughter of George & Elizabeth SOLOMAN, labourer
1843 Nov 12:  Martha daughter of Henry & Harriet SOLMAN, labourer
1844 Dec 24:  Thomas son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, cordwainer
1845 Apr 6:  Henry son of Henry & Harriet SOLEMAN, labourer
1845 Nov 9:  John son of George & Elizabeth SOLMAN, labourer
1846 Nov 15:  Mary Ann daughter of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
1847 Mar 28:  Absalom son of Henry & Harriet SOLMAN, labourer
1848 Mar 19:  William son of George & Elizabeth SOLMAN, labourer
1848 Jun 17:  George son of Thomas & Mary SOLMAN, labourer
1848 Oct 29:  Sarah daughter of Henry & Harriet SOLMAN, labourer
1850 Jun 2:  Absalom son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
1852 Aug 8:  Sarah daughter of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
1858 Aug 29:  Mary Jane daughter of William & Harriet SOLMAN, labourer
1861 Feb 17:  Martha Ellen Daughter of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
1861 Mar 17:  Fanny Burr daughter of Eliza SOLMAN
1863 Apr 5:  William son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
[1866 Dec 2:  Emily Martha daughter of Fanny Elizabeth GARDINER]
1868 Nov 1:  Susan daughter of Absalom & Fanny SOLMAN, gardener
1870 Nov 6:  Eleanor daughter of Absalom & Fanny SOLMAN, gardener
1873 Feb 4:  William Alfred son of Absalom & Fanny SOLMAN, gardener
1875 Feb 7:  William Albert son of Absalom & Fanny Elizabeth SOLMAN, gardener
1877 Jun 3:  Edward Frederick son of Absalom & Fanny Elizabeth SOLMAN, gardener
1880 Feb 1:  Rose daughter of Absalom & Fanny Elizabeth SOLMAN, gardener
1882 Feb 9:  Charles son of Absalom & Fanny Elizabeth SOLMAN, gardener
1896 May 31:  Herbert son of Alfred & Mary SOLMAN, Nettlestead, butcher
 

Collier Street Baptisms (1848-1875 - see notes above)

1854 Apr 9:  Charles son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
1856 Nov 16:  George son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer
1858 Nov 21:  Albert Henry son of Thomas & Mary Ann SOLMAN, labourer

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Marriages (1559-1917)

1561/2 Jan 18:  Alexander SALMOND & Margery ADOWN
1563 Dec 14:  Jhon (sic) BECHINE & Jone SAWMON
1565 May 24:  Paul SAWMON & Jone CLEVE
1570/1 Jan 17:  Thomas SALMON & Widow BOSTOCK
1571 Jul 6:  Robert SUSMITH & Annis SALMON
1572/3 Jan 12:  Richard SAWMON & Mary FLEET
1597 Apr 25:  Richard SAWMON & Mercy MORTLY widow
1597 Aug 1:  Edmund SEMARK & Sara SAWMON

1607 Sep 20:  John BURDEN & Elizabeth SAWMAN
1613 Aug 16:  Thomas BOWRNE & Debora SAWMON
1619/20 Feb 7:  George SAWMON the younger & Elizabeth HUGGINES
1623/4 Feb 4:  Nicholas HUNT & Mary SAWMON
1628 Apr 23:  Richard SOWMAN & Elizabeth BENNET
1633 May 6:  Henry VENOUR & Dorothy SAWMON
1647 May 4:  Walter PEERSON & Elizabeth SOLMON
1667 Apr 29:  John YOUNG & Elizabeth SOLMAN
1684 Sep 30:  John KIPPING & Jane SOLMAN

1771 May 23:  George SOLMAN & Mary BROOKER (X), both otp, banns

Witnesses: Henry SMITH & Fanny BULL

1774 Oct 13:  Wm COMBER bach & Ann SOLMAN (X) spin, both otp, licence

Witnesses: George SOLMAN & Wm HUMPHREY

1798 Oct 30:  Henry SOMAN (X) bach & Martha GAMMON (X) spin, both otp, banns

Witnesses: Willm WARRINGTON & Ann BROOKER (X)

1821 May 27:  William SOLMAN (X) bach & Mary SELLENS spin, both otp, banns

Witnesses: Stephen CLOUT & Thos LETCHFORD

1835 Nov 28:  George SOLMAN bach & Elizabeth STONE (X) spin, both otp, banns

Witnesses: John STONE & Amelia FOREMAN (X)

1836 Jul 21:  William ELTON bach & Sarah SOLMAN (X) spin, both otp, banns

Witnesses: John BARTON & Mary CRONK

1854 Jun 15:  John SOLMAN, full, bach, labourer, Yalding - Father: William SOLMAN, labourer
     Banns      Mary Ann CHEESEMAN, full, spin, East Farleigh - Father: Edward CHEESEMAN, labourer

Witnesses: Edward CHEESEMAN & Harriett CHEESEMAN

1855 May 21:  William SOLMAN, full, bach, labourer, Yalding - Father: (blank)
     Banns       Charlotte KEMP, full, spin, Yalding - Father: Henry KEMP, labourer

Witnesses: William MARSH & Hannah HAYLES (or HAYLER?)

1858 Feb 13:  William SOLMAN (X), full, widr, labourer, Yalding - Father: Henry SOLMAN, labourer
     Banns       Harriet COLE (X), full, wid, Yalding - Father: Henry WOOD, labourer

Witnesses: William DAW (X) & Jane DAW

1863 Aug 24:  William ACOTT, full, bach, labourer, Yalding - Father: Hezekiah ACOTT, labourer
     Banns       Eliza SOLMAN, full, spin, Yalding - Father: Thomas SOLMAN, labourer

Witnesses: Henry ACOTT & Elizabeth ACOTT (X)

1866 Dec 10:  William John TUFNAIL, full, bach, mariner, Yalding - Father: George TUFNAIL, labourer
     Banns       Martha SOLMAN, full, spin, Yalding - Father: Henry SOLMAN, labourer

Witnesses: Henry SOLMAN & Eliza KING

1866 Dec 24:  Absalom SOLMAN, minor, bach, labourer, Yalding - Father: Henry SOLMAN, labourer
     Banns       Fanny Elizabeth GARDINER, minor, spin, Yalding - Father: (blank)

Witnesses: R. COUCHMAN & Susanna GARDINER

1867 Feb 16:  Thomas SINGYARD, full, bach, groom, Yalding - Father: Jesse SINGYARD, labourer
     Banns       Sarah SOLMAN, full, spin, Yalding - Father: Henry SOLMAN, labourer

Witnesses: Alfred HOOKER & Ann GARDINER?

1870 Oct 25:  Jesse Edwin KEMSLEY, full, bach, servant, Yalding - Father: William KEMSLEY, servant
     Banns       Mary Ann SOLMAN, full, spin, Yalding - Father: Thomas SOLMAN, labourer

Witnesses: Alfred KEMSLEY & Mary Ann KEMSLEY

1915 Jan 30:  Walter John COLLINS, full, bach, gardener, Yalding - Father: Thomas COLLINS, charcoal burner
     Banns      Harriett SOLMAN, full, spin, Yalding - Father: Charles Henry SOLMAN, labourer

Witnesses: Edith SOLMAN & William COLLINS

1915 Apr 3:  Arthur SOLMAN, 40, widr, bailiff, Sutton Valence - Father: Charles SOLMAN dec'd, labourer
     Banns     Agnes Bertha CLOUTT, 22, spin, Yalding - Father: Alfred CLOUTT, labourer

Witnesses: Florence Beatress FRANKS & William MITCHELL

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Burials (1559-1900)

1561 Apr 22:  Frannces SALMOND child of Thomas
1566/7 Feb 20:  Richard SALMON son of Thomas
1576/7 Mar 12:  Thomas SALMOND son of Paul
1593 Apr 25:  Richard son of Richard SALMOND
1593 Sep 4:  Richard SAWMON, householder
1597/8 Mar 6:  Alse SALMON widow

1606/7 Jan 8:  Jone SAWMON wife of Paul
1612 Jun 29:  William SAWMON son of George
1613 Sep 7:  Paul SAWMAN, householder
1624 Nov 29:  George SAWMON the elder, householder
1631 Oct 26:  Sarah SOWMON widow
1632/3 Jan 26:  A son of George SOWMAN
1632/3 Feb 11:  Alice SOWMON wife of George
1636 Oct 27:  Edward SOLMON son of Joseph
1636/7 Mar 7:  William SOWMAN singleman
1637 Apr 25:  Elizabeth SOWMON daughter of Absolon
1637 May 18:  Sarah wife of Absolon SOLMON
1637 Jun 24:  Joseph SOLOMON son of Joseph
1638/9 Mar 6:  Child of Joshua SAWMAN, still borne
1643 May 9:  George son of George SOLMAN
1654 Nov 29:  Absolon SOLMON, householder
1657 Jun 10:  William SOLMAN, householder
1679 Nov 27:  Edward SOLMAN singleman
1681 Apr 4:  Soloman SOLMAN singleman
1688 May 29:  Ann SOLMAN widdow

1706/7 Jan 23:  Henry SOLMON
1711 Jun 22:  Absalom SOLMON
1716 Mar 27:  Martha SOLMON widow
1729 Nov 18:  George son of George SOLMON
1737 Aug 14:  Henry son of George SOLMON
1742 Jul 21:  Elizabeth & Mary twins of George & Ann SOLMAN
1743 Apr 28:  Jane daughter of George SOLMAN
1763 Jun 27:  Ann SOMAN
1767 Mar 22:  George SOMAN, 71
1793 Feb 26:  Absalom SOLMAN, 65
1807 Feb 1:  Mary SOMAN, inf

1813 Jan 6:  George SOMANS, from the Workhouse, 81
1813 Jan 19:  George SOMANS, inf
1815 Aug 20:  Mary SOLMAN, 76
1823 May 25:  George SOLMAN, 51
1825 Aug 4:  Mary Ann SOLMAN, 22m
1828 Jan 20:  William SOLMAN, 14m
1828 Jan 25:  George SOLMAN, 1w
1828 Jan 25:  Jane SOLMAN, 1w
1831 May 2:  John SOLMAN, 21
1831 Sep 25:  George SOLMAN, 5m

1840 Nov 15:  Ellen SOLMAN, 1w
1842 Dec 11:  Mary SOMANS, 5
1844 Apr 14:  Matilda SOLMAN, 4m
1844 Apr 28:  James SOLMAN, 15
1844 Sep 22:  Ann SOLMAN, 21
1846 Jul 2:  Ellen SOLMAN, 15
1848 Jun 25:  George SOLMANS, 2d
1852 Jun 3:  George SOLMAN, East Farleigh, 15
1854 Jan 29:  Mary SOLMAN, 56
1858 Jan 10:  Martha SOLMON, 79
1862 Sep 7:  Fanny SOLMAN, 18m
1866 Sep 7:  Jane SOLMAN, 67
1867 Jan 15:  Henry SOLMAN, 87
1876 Jan 26:  Henry SOLMAN, 68
1882 Feb 20:  Charles SOLMAN, 1m
1884 Jan 12:  Harriet SOLMAN, 67

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Other References (1559-1812 - not necessarily a complete listing)

1600/1:  George SAMMONE is churchwarden
1627/8:  George SAWMON is churchwarden
1634/5:  Absolon SOLMON is churchwarden

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Yalding Overseers' Accounts

These records survive from 1658, and I extracted the names below from the earliest surviving account books (on film). However, I did not check through the whole of these books in detail so the lists below are not necessarily complete. The handwriting was often difficult to decipher, so my interpretation of the spellings may differ slightly from the original.
 

Rate Payers (1658 - 1710)

1658:  Absolom SALMAN & Widow SALMAN
1659:  Absolom SALMAN & Widd SALMAN
1660:  Absolom SALMAN & Widd SALMAN
1665:  Absolon SOLMON & Widdow SOLMON
1667:  Widd SOLMAN & Ab SOLMAN
1672:  Widd SOLMAN
1679:  Wid SOLMAN
1684:  Wid SOLMAN
1688:  Henry SOLMAN
1691:  Henry SOLMAN
1697:  Henry SOLMAN
1699:  Henry SOLMAN & Absolom SOLMAN
1700:  Henry SOLMAN & Absolom SOLMAN
1704:  Absolom SALMON
 

Other (1658 - 1710)

1668:  Absolon SOLMON is churchwarden
1693:  Henry SOLMAN is churchwarden

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Marriage Licences

I have checked for Canterbury marriage licences in published indexes 1568-1837, and the details of the licence below are taken from these. For Rochester I have checked the manuscript indexes 1637-1840 (on fiche); however, there are no surviving licence bonds and allegations earlier than 1637, and those after 1637 are far from complete - missing years include 1640-1714 and 1717-1730.
 

Diocese of Canterbury

Henry SOLMON of Yalding, bach & Mary WOOD of Marden, spin
Dated 23 Sep 1699 - to marry at Marden
 

Diocese of Rochester

None found

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Kent Hearth Tax 1664

The entry below is taken from a published transcript of the Kent Hearth Tax 1664. However, I suspect that it may have been mistranscribed and actually relates to Absolom SOMAN. I have tried to check the original hearth tax documents, but in the time available could not locate the listing for Yalding amongst the numerous items in the bundle.
 

Yalding (Hundred of Twyford, Lathe of Aylesbury)

Absolom "HOMAN" - 2 hearths - chargeable

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Wills & Administrations before 1858

I have transcribed the details below from photocopies or digitised copies of original documents.
 

Rochester Consistory Court

1598 Sep 15:  Will of Alice SOMAN (X) of Yalding widow, nuncupative, dated 4 Mar 1597/8 - mentions:

Son: George SOMAN - & his wife (unnamed)
Daughter: Joane (no surname given)
Other children: (unnamed)
Granddaughter: Joane DARBOLL, daughter of Joane
Witnesses: Thomas BEECHINGE (X), Joane STASE (X) & Alice CHEESEMAN (X)

1640 Feb 5:  Will of George SOLMON of Yalding, yeoman, written (no date given) - mentions:

Wife: Elizabeth (executrix)
Sons: George SOLMON (given as the eldest) & William SOLMON (executor)
Daughters: Elizabeth, Ealis, Sarae & Mary, all aged under 20 (no surnames given)
Witnesses: Walter WAGON (X) & Geo ??

1688 Sep 13:  Will of Anne SOLMAN (signed Ann SOMAN) of Yalding, written 18 Sep 1686 - mentions:

Son: Henry SOLMAN (executor)
Daughters: Mary wife of William SIMONS & Jane wife of John KIPPING
Grandchildren: William SIMONS & his four eldest siblings (unnamed)
Son-in-law (stepson?): Absolom SOLMAN
Daughter-in-law (stepdaughter?): Sarah BAYWARD
Other: Edward (no surname given), uncle of her grandson William SIMONS
Witnesses: William SIMMONS, William PATTENDEN & John HAYMAN
 

Rochester Archdeaconry Court

1772 Mar 3:  Will of George SOLMAN of Yalding, husbandman, written 26 Feb 1767 - mentions:

Sons: Absolom SOLMAN (executor), George SOLMAN (executor) & William SOLMAN
Daughter: Ann SOLMAN (executrix)
Grandchildren: Ann & William SOLMAN, children of William
Witnesses: John CASELDEN, Edwd CRONK & John WOOD
 

PCC

1631 Nov 9:  Will of Sarah SALMON (X) of Yalding widow, written 2 Jul 1631 - mentions:

Sons: Joseph, Absolon & George SALMON (executor)
Grandchildren: Joseph, Mary & Elizabeth SALMON, children of Joseph; William SALMON son
       of Absolon; William SALMON son of George
Son-in-law: Nicholas HUNT & his son John
Others: Edward BASEDEN & his son William
Overseers: Ezekiel FLEET & John HAYEMAN
Witnesses: Niklas HUNT (X) & Thomas STODALL

1655 Jun 21:  Admon of Absolon SOLMAN of Yalding, granted to Ann SOLMAN relict

1659 Jun 9:  Will of William SOLMAN (X) of Yalding, yeoman, written 11 Apr 1657 - mentions:

Wife: Ann(e) (executrix)
Sisters: Elizabeth wife of Walter PEARSON, Sarah wife of John DAVYE, Alice & Marie SOLMAN
Nephew: Walter PEARSON, son of Walter PEARSON
Witnesses: Stephen STANFORD (X), George HOOPER & Henry SUTTON

1706/7 Mar 4:  Will of Henry SOLMAN of Yalding, yeoman, written 11 Jan 1706/7 - mentions:

Wife: Mary SOLMAN (executrix)
Brother: Absalom SOLMAN
Nephew & niece: George & Jane SOLMAN, children of Absalom, both aged under 21
Kinswomen: Sara BAREFOOT & Mary WAGGON
Servant: William SYMONS
Others: William SYMONS of East Peckham & his children Esau, Anne, John, Absalom & Henry;
       John KIPPING of East Peckham & his son John; Iden HENHAM senior
Executor: Absalom SYMON(D)S
Witnesses: Thomas BARTON, Mary BARTON (X) & Thomas JOHNSON
(Among the bequests in his will, Henry leaves to his wife Mary a messuage or tenement with about one acre of land in "Lattinffourd", and after her decease to his nephew George SOLMAN - cf entries from Loddingford Manor court book below.
There is also an inventory relating to this will in the Shoreham Deanery Peculiar probate records.)

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Manor Records

There were several manors which held land in the parish of Yalding, including Aylesford, Jennings Court, Loddingford (also known as Bermondsey) and Yalding, and in some cases records have survived from the late 13th century. So far I have only searched through the manor records held at the Centre for Kentish Studies, and have focussed my search primarily on those from the mid 16th to mid 18th centuries which included information such as names of tenants, with the aim of sorting out the SOLMANs recorded (under a variety of different spellings) in the earlier Yalding registers. The entries below are the only ones of relevance which I found.

The Manor of Loddingford court book 1680-1806, from which (on film) I extracted the details given below, appears to be the only one from that manor to have survived, and contains entries for occasional dates only. The first entry was a list of tenants in 1680, but this did not include any SOLMANs. (Loddingford was in the parish of Yalding and is now known as Laddingford.)

Some 14th century records from the Manor of Yalding have been transcribed and published for educational purposes, including a list of the population of the manor in 1336. However, no one with the surname SOLMAN or any recognisable variant is mentioned in this publication.
 

Manor of Loddingford Court Book (1680 - 1806 - but contains entries for occasional dates only)

1716 Oct 4:  item relating to premises held by Henry SOLMAN, now deceased, being one tenement and one acre of land, at an annual rent of 1½d, and other services according to the custom of the manor, which at his death was promised to his wife, who is now the wife of Robert FRY. Robert FRY now holds these premises.

1725 Oct 1:  item relating to premises held by Robert FRY, being one messuage or tenement with one acre of land, late SOLMAN's and before FLEET's, by the yearly rent of 1½d.

1740 May 30:  item relating to premises held by George (altered from Edward) SOLMAN, being one messuage with the appurtenances, one garden and one croft of land, lying in Loddingford Street and estimated at one acre, formerly HUMPHREY's, by the yearly rent of 6d and one hen. Also, one messuage or tenement with one acre of land, late SOLMAN's and before FLEET's, by the yearly rent of 1½d.

1777 Aug 4:  states that George SOLMAN has now died, and that in his will he devised the aforesaid premises to his sons Absolom and George SOLMAN, and his daughter Ann, wife of William COOMBER. They have sold the premises to John CASTLEDEN.

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Other

The following are items that I have noted in passing rather than as part of a systematic search in these records. The details from the Quarter Sessions come from a photocopy of the original order book, whilst the relief payments were transcribed from the original vestry and account book (on film). The details of the indenture were found on the Access to Archives website, but I have not yet had the opportunity to view the original document, which is held at the Northamptonshire Archives.
 

West Kent Quarter Sessions Order Book (Midsummer 1801)

Brought by the Churchwardens and Overseers of the parish of Yalding against Absolom SOLOMON (sic), reputed father of a male bastard child, born in Yalding and chargeable on the parish, of Ann WIBLEY, singlewoman. Court ordered he should reimburse the Churchwardens and Overseers 40s for Ann WIBLEY's lying-in and 8s for the child's maintenance so far, and make weekly payments of 2s towards the ongoing maintenance of the child as long as he remained chargeable on the parish. Ann also ordered to pay 6d per week towards her child's maintenance.
(From transcript of Yalding baptisms - 1801 Jun 7:  George illegitimate son of Ann WEOBLY, b. 18 May)
 

Yalding Vestry and Account Book (6 Jan 1811)

Paid to Ann WIBBLY by A. SOLMAN 10s, 5 weeks at 2s per week
Paid to George SOLMAN 5s
Paid to Henry SOLMAN 4s
Paid to G. SOLMAN 7s
Paid to J. SOLMAN 4s
 

Indenture (1558-1561)

From the records of the MILDMAY family, Earls of Westmorland, of Apethorpe NTH. Refers to the FANE family of Tudeley, and land in the Manor of Loddingford or Barmessey (sic), in Yalding KEN, some of which was in the tenure of Thomas SOLMON.

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