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Arrow Family

Arrow siblingsThe Arrow family has been traced back to Thomas and Jane (Walker) Arrow in Tunbridge, Kent, England. Census records show that Thomas and Jane's grandson John was still in Tunbridge working as a Potter. The family continued to live in the area for generations.

John's great-granddaughter Queenie Arrow Hedger tells this story. "John sailed the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Cod. He was a wanderer at heart. His family funded a trip to South Africa (Zulu Land). He was one of the first white man to set foot there. He was said to be the black sheep of the family."

In the photograph to the right you will find Arrow Siblings, Queenie, Elsie, Ernest, and Gladys "Betty". They were the children of Ernest Edward and Ann Maria (Carr) Arrow.


 

Thomas Arrow Family Line

The Arrow Family originated from England. 
Although Joseph Arrow and family immigrated to South Africa in1858.
Click here for the South African Branch

1 Thomas Arrow b: 1729 in Tonbridge, Kent England, d: Abt. 10 Mar 1797 in Tonbridge, Kent England
+ Jane Walker b: 1733, m: 03 Oct 1754 in Tonbridge, Kent England, d: Abt. 23 Feb 1804 in Tonbridge, Kent England
...2 Elizabeth Arrow b: Abt. 31 Aug 1755 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 23 Feb 1804 in Tonbridge, Kent
...2 Jane Arrow b: Abt. May 1757 in Tonbridge, Kent
...2 Ann Arrow b: Abt. Feb 1759 in Tonbridge, Kent
...2 Thomas Arrow b: Abt. Dec 1760 in Tonbridge, Kent
...+ Mary Goodsell m: 16 Dec 1787 in Hadlow, Kent
......3 Elizabeth Arrow b: Abt. 23 Nov 1788 in Hadlow, Kent
...2 Susannah Arrow b: Abt. Jan 1763 in Tonbridge, Kent
...2 Eliza Arrow b: Abt. 28 Jul 1765 in Tonbridge, Kent
...2 Henry Arrow b: Abt. Nov 1767 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: Abt. 17 Aug 1827 in Tonbridge, Kent
...+ Ann Fry m: 02 Aug 1789 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Henry Arrow b: Abt. 07 Oct 1791 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Ann Arrow b: Abt. 26 Jan 1794 in Tonbridge, Kent
......+ James Hook m: 08 Aug 1819 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Elizabeth Arrow b: Abt. 27 Mar 1796 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: Abt. 24 Mar 1801 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Martha Arrow b: Abt. 15 Jul 1798 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Mary Arrow b: Abt. 06 Sep 1801 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 1871 in Tonbridge, Kent
......+ William Bassett m: 11 Mar 1822 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........4 Thomas Bassett b: 1824 in New York USA, d: Sep 1884 in Tonbridge, Kent England
.........+ Charlotte Ranger b: Abt. 1821 in Leigh, Kent, m: 1847 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 1887
............5 Martha Bassett b: Abt. 1838 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 William Bassett b: Abt. 1848 in Tonbridge, Kent
............+ Elizabeth Unknown b: Abt. 1854 in Tonbridge, Kent
...............6 William Bassett b: Abt. 1876 in Tonbridge, Kent
...............6 John Bassett b: Abt. 1877 in Tonbridge, Kent
...............6 Kate Bassett b: Abt. 1881 in Tonbridge, Kent
...............6 Robert Bassett b: Abt. 1887 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 George Bassett b: Abt. 1850 in Tonbridge, Kent
............+ Emily Unknown b: Abt. 1850 in Tonbridge, Kent
...............6 Edward Bassett b: Abt. 1870
...............6 Ellen Bassett b: Abt. 1871
............5 Thomas Bassett b: Abt. 1852 in Tonbridge, Kent England, d: Jun 1873 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 James Bassett b: Abt. 1853 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Ellen Bassett b: 11 Nov 1855 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Charley Bassett b: Abt. 1863 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Harry Bassett b: Abt. 1865 in Tonbridge, Kent
............+ Anne Maria Doust
...............6 Lucy Annie Bassett b: 1885
...............+ Joseph James Mardell m: 1906 in Maidstone
...............6 Nellie Maria Bassett b: 1887, d: 1969
...............+ William Emmett
...............6 Daisy Frances Bassett b: 1889
...............+ Thomas M Fissenden m: 1915 in Maidstone
...............6 May Bassett b: 1896, d: 1981
...............6 Henry Arthur Bassett b: 1901, d: 1961
...............+ Olive West b: 1901, d: 1993
.........4 George Bassett b: 1826 in New York USA
.........+ Jane Coppins b: Abt. 1830 in Charing, Kent, m: 07 Sep 1882 in Frant, Sussex England
............5 John Bassett b: Abt. 1857 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 George Bassett b: Abt. 1860 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Mary Ann Bassett b: 22 Sep 1861 in Tonbridge, Kent
............+ Alfred Benjamin Surrey b: 24 Jun 1861 in Sudbury, Suffolk, m: 25 Sep 1882 in Tonbridge, Kent
...............6 Alfred Cecil Surrey b: 28 Jan 1886 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 07 Mar 1974 in Tooting
...............+ Alice Elizabeth Linwood b: 04 Apr 1876 in Tottenham, d: 14 Aug 1956 in Ilford
............5 William Bassett b: Abt. 1865
............5 Arthur Bassett b: Abt. 1868
............5 Albert Bassett b: Abt. 1871
............+ Edward Orrom b: Abt. 1785 in Kaymer, Sussex, m: Abt. 1831, d: 1877 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........4 John Orrom b: Abt. 1834
.........4 Mary Orrom b: Abt. 1836
.........4 Susanna Orrom b: Abt. 1841
.........4 Sarah Orrom b: Abt. 1845 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........+ [unknown spouse]
............5 Lucy Orrom b: Abt. 1867 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Thomas Arrow b: Abt. 22 Jan 1804 in Tonbridge, Kent
......+ Mary
......3 Susan Arrow b: Abt. 28 Oct 1806 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Sarah Arrow b: Abt. 18 Mar 1810 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 22 Apr 1867 in Woolwich, Middlesex,
......+ Henry Hilder m: 28 Mar 1832 in Wadhurst, Sussex,, d: 21 May 1838 in Marylebone, London
.........4 Ann Hilder b: 1849 in Sevenoaks, Kent
...2 John Arrow b: Abt. Jun 1770 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: Abt. 01 Apr 1834 in Tonbridge, Kent
...+ Ann Hunt m: 15 Jan 1798 in Tudley & Capel, Kent, d: 18 May 1844 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 William Arrow b: Abt. Apr 1798 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 13 Oct 1882 in Tonbridge, Kent
......+ Hannah Faircloth b: Abt. 1803 in Tudeley, Kent, m: 03 Feb 1828 in Igtham
.........4 Henry Arrow b: 25 Sep 1825
.........4 William Arrow b: Abt. 31 Aug 1828 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........+ Elizabeth Parfitt b: Abt. 1829 in Kingswood by Reigate, m: 08 Mar 1851 in Kingswood by Reigate, Surrey,
            d: Bet. 1911–1929 in Reigate, Surrey
............5 Charlotte Jane Arrow b: 29 Oct 1852 in Dorking, Surrey
............+ Thomas Thaxter b: 09 May 1846 in Lynne, Chester, m: 08 Sep 1873 in Kingswood by Reigate, Surrey
...............6 William T Thaxter b: Abt. 1874 in Barrow-in-Furness
...............6 Eliza Elizabeth Amy Thaxter b: 06 Feb 1877 in Redhill, Surrey, d: 01 Feb 1954 in Barking, Essex
...............+ John Frederick Chalklin b: 23 Oct 1877 in Milton Regis, Kent, m: 04 Aug 1900 in Longfield,
              d: 24 Oct 1951 in Barking, Essex
...............6 Albert John Thaxter b: Abt. 1881 in Reigate, Surrey
...............6 Charlotte J Thaxter b: Abt. 1883 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Charles J Thaxter b: Abt. 1886 in Redhill, Surrey
...............+ George Packham m: 1901 in Reigate, Surrey
............5 Anna Eliza Mary Arrow b: Abt. 25 Dec 1859, d: 08 Mar 1900 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
............+ Edward Bamford b: 1852 in Bretherton, Lancashire, m: 27 Jul 1878 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire,
                d: Abt. 24 Jul 1928
...............6 William Bamford b: 1880 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ Nelly Unknown
...............6 Mary Bamford b: 1882 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ Jo Frankland
...............6 Thomas Bamford b: 1884 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............6 Elizabeth Bamford b: 1886 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ Sam Hurley
...............6 Maggie Bamford b: 27 Nov 1887 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ Thomas Sanders
...............6 Alice Bamford b: 23 Dec 1890 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............6 John A Bamford b: 1892 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ Polly Unknown d: USA
...............6 Edward Bamford b: 1894 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............6 Charlotte Jane Bamford b: 1896 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............6 Winnifred Bamford b: 1898 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ Thomas Flowerday
...............6 Annie E M Bamford b: 08 Mar 1900 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
...............+ David Parsons
.........4 Robert Arrow b: Abt. 28 Aug 1831 in Tonbridge, Kent England
.........4 Eliza Arrow b: Abt. 25 Aug 1833 in Tonbridge, Kent England
.........+ Samuel Mason b: Abt. 1846 in Tonbridge, Kent, m: Jun 1873 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Eliza M Mason b: Abt. 1875 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Kate Mason b: Abt. 1877 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Frank Mason b: Abt. 1879 in Tonbridge, Kent
............+ Unknown Smith m: 1852, d: Bef. 1871
............5 William Smith b: Abt. 1864 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........4 John Arrow b: Abt. 24 Jan 1835 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Jane Arrow b: Abt. Feb 1800 in Tonbridge, Kent
......+ Daniel Buck m: 23 Aug 1824 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 1866 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Ann Arrow b: Abt. Dec 1802 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: Abt. 03 Nov 1819 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Fanny Arrow b: Abt. Sep 1805 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 John Arrow b: Abt. Jan 1808 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 26 Jul 1878 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
......+ Philadelphia Unknown b: Abt. 1805 in Tonbridge, Kent, m: 27 Jun 1830 in Leigh, Kent,
         d: 24 Mar 1874 in Tunbridge Wells
.........4 Joseph Arrow b: 02 Aug 1831 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: Aft. 1913
.........+ Jane Startup b: Abt. 1831, m: 01 Oct 1853 in Tonbridge Parish Church, Tonbridge, d: 28 Jun 1902 in
            Barker St., North End, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
.........4 Emily Arrow b: Abt. 04 Aug 1833 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: Abt. 16 Nov 1834 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........4 Frederick Arrow b: Abt. 10 Oct 1835 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 07 Mar 1904 in Southborough, Kent
.........+ Ellen Francis b: Abt. Jan 1838 in Gatton, Surrey, m: 29 Apr 1865 in Reigate,, d: 1922 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Frederick Walter Arrow b: 22 Nov 1865 in Reigate, Surrey, d: 17 Sep 1940 in Battersea
............+ Emma Standing b: Abt. 1868 in Hastings, Sussex, m: 1892
...............6 Frederick Walter Arrow b: 31 Dec 1892 in Southboro, Kent
...............6 Elsie Louise Arrow b: 01 Sep 1896 in Tunbridge Wells, d: May 1983 in Bristol
...............+ Thomas Edgar Vowles b: 24 Apr 1899, m: 30 Apr 1923 in Southborough, d: Aug 1975
............5 Ellen Maud Arrow b: 23 Jul 1871 in Tunbridge Wells
............+ Charles Barrow b: 1872 in Woodford Essex, m: 05 Jul 1896 in Southborough, Kent
...............6 Frederick Douglas Arrow b: 27 Jun 1892 in Southborough, Kent
...............6 Dorothy Maud Arrow b: 26 Aug 1893 in Reigate
...............+ John Attenburger
...............+ George Moore
...............6 Alice Barrow b: Abt. 1897 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
...............6 Francis Ellen Barrow b: 01 Mar 1899 in Wandsworth West Battersea London
...............+ Arthur George Webb b: Abt. 1874, m: 10 Nov 1932
...............+ James Sidney Brown Walker b: Abt. 1911, m: 08 Feb 1952 in Register Office Dover
.........4 Alfred Arrow b: Abt. 13 Aug 1837 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........4 Ellen Arrow b: 01 Dec 1840 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........+ Amos Walker m: 13 Feb 1862 in Tunbridge Wells, d: Sep 1869 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........4 Edwin Arrow b: 16 Mar 1844 in Tonbridge, Kent, d: 15 Nov 1904 in Brighton, Sussex
.........+ Patience Ann Francis b: 18 Oct 1846 in Redhill, m: 09 Mar 1867 in Reigate, Surrey, d: 28 Oct 1929
            in Brighton, Sussex
............5 Elizabeth Alice Arrow b: 19 Mar 1867 in Reigate, Surrey, d: 16 Jul 1875 in Tunbridge Wells
............5 Edwin William Arrow b: 29 Jun 1869 in Southborough, Kent, d: 19 Apr 1870 in Southborough, Kent
............5 Ernest Edward Arrow b: 01 May 1871 in Southborough, Kent, d: 18 Jun 1954 in Brighton, Sussex
............+ Ann Maria Carr b: 05 Feb 1880 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, m: 06 Nov 1900 in St Peters Church,
              Southborough, Tunbridge, Kent, d: 09 Aug 1948 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Queenie Arrow b: 22 Jan 1901 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 04 Aug 1997 in Tucson, Arizona USA
...............+ Mark Hedger b: 07 Apr 1899 in Truleigh, Edburton Steyning, Sussex, m: 13 May 1924 in
                Brighton, Sussex, d: 21 Jul 1965 in Worthing, Sussex
...............+ Robert Keith Goldberg b: 30 Aug 1902 in Anaconda, Montana USA, m: 05 Jan 1970 in Yucaipa,
                California, USA, d: 20 Jul 1978 in Vista, California USA
...............6 Edwin John Arrow b: 01 Apr 1903 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 01 Apr 1903 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Patience Lillian Arrow b: 25 Dec 1904 in Brighton, Sussex, d: Jun 1906 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Ernest Edgar Walter John Arrow b: 03 Dec 1906 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 20 Apr 1980 in Brighton, Sussex
...............+ Phyllis Maude Clark b: 29 Aug 1908 in Brighton, Sussex, m: 06 Jun 1931 in Brighton, Sussex,
                d: 03 Feb 1982 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Elsie Mildred Arrow b: 04 Oct 1909 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 24 Nov 1972 in Brighton, Sussex
...............+ Robert Thompson b: 10 Oct 1907 in Brighton, Sussex, m: Brighton, Sussex, d: 31 Jan 1977
                in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Gladys (Betty) Kathleen Arrow b: 02 Feb 1916 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 02 Jul 2008 in Lowestoft, Suffolk
...............+ Frederick "Allan" Gladstone Smith b: 01 Oct 1915 in Brighton, Sussex, m: 27 Jul 1940 in
                St Georges Church, Kemptown, Brighton, d: 29 Dec 1995 in Lowestoft
............5 Percy Herbert Arrow b: 06 Sep 1873 in Southborough, Kent, d: 09 Jan 1874 in Southborough, Kent
............5 Kitty Arrow b: 19 Jul 1875 in Southborough, Kent, d: 15 Feb 1876 in Southborough, Kent
............5 Ethel Gertrude Arrow b: 23 Sep 1876 in Southborough, Kent, d: 13 Oct 1897 in Southborough, Kent
............5 Sidney Walter George Arrow b: 09 Nov 1885 in Southborough, Kent, d: 16 Jan 1964 in Brighton, Sussex
...............+ Ethel Louisa Nash b: 11 Nov 1887 in Southwick, m: 29 May 1909 in Southwick, d: 05 Sep 1975
                in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Lillian Ethel Arrow b: 22 Oct 1909 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Sidney Ernest Arrow b: 21 Dec 1910 in Brighton, Sussex, d: Sep 2002 in Warwickshire
...............+ Kate Clements b: 02 Oct 1911 in Birmingham, m: 27 Oct 1934 in Brighton, Sussex England,
                d: 05 Aug 1986 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
...............6 Edwin Henry F. Arrow b: 09 Sep 1912 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 08 Dec 1999 in Brighton, Sussex
...............+ Gladys Ruth Ware b: 13 Oct 1909 in Hastings, m: 03 Oct 1936 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 21 Feb 1999
                in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Winifred Patience A. Arrow b: 29 Dec 1913 in Brighton, Sussex
...............+ George Dixon Price b: 23 Oct 1908 in Northam, Western Australia, m: 20 Apr 1935 in Brighton,
                Sussex, d: Aug 1985 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
...............6 Walter Jack Arrow b: 23 Oct 1919 in Brighton, Sussex, d: 20 May 1940 in France
............5 Mabel Maud M. Arrow b: 15 Apr 1887 in Southborough, Kent, d: 28 Mar 1888 in Southborough, Kent
............5 Lillian Maria Arrow b: 20 Jan 1889 in Southborough, Kent, d: 02 Jan 1973 in Brighton, Sussex
............+ Frederick William Pratt d: 06 Jun 1965 in Brighton, Sussex
...............6 Peter Pratt
...............6 John Pratt
............5 Elsie Rose Arrow b: 11 Sep 1890 in Southborough, Kent, d: 03 Jan 1891 in Southborough, Kent
.........4 Esther Arrow b: 1847 in Tonbridge, Kent
.........+ John Avery b: 1842 in Bidborough, Kent, m: 18 Dec 1865 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Emily Avery b: Abt. 1867 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Alfred Avery b: 1869 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Mary Avery b: Abt. 1871 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 William Avery b: 1875 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Arthur Avery b: 1879 in Tonbridge, Kent
............5 Henry C Avery b: 1885 in Maidstone, Kent
............5 Charlotte A Avery b: 1886 in Maidstone, Kent
......3 Elizabeth Arrow b: Abt. 09 Jan 1814 in Tonbridge, Kent
......3 Matilda Arrow b: Abt. Oct 1818 in Tonbridge, Kent
......+ William Parker b: Abt. 1815 in Penshurst, Kent, m: 05 Apr 1845 in Bromley, Kent
.........4 Elizabeth Parker b: Abt. 15 Mar 1846 in Bromley, Kent
.........4 William Thomas Parker b: Abt. 11 Jun 1848 in Bromley, Kent
.........4 Ann Parker b: Abt. 08 Mar 1852 in Bromley, Kent
.........4 Thomas Parker b: Abt. 1859 in Woolwich, Kent
.........+ Emma Unknown
...2 Martha Arrow b: Abt. 23 Jul 1773 in Tonbridge, Kent
...+ [unknown spouse]
......3 Mary Arrow b: 10 May 1795 in Tonbridge, Kent

Sources for primary Arrow family members:
The bulk of this record began with records sent from England in 1983. The Arrow line had been researched by a cousin in England. These records have since been confirmed, and expanded on through Connecting Cousins research - Birth, Marriage, Death, Probate, and Census records from the time.

There did arise some confusion regarding locations - Southborough in 1882 is described as "an extensive village in the civil Parish of Tonbridge, midway between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. St. Peters Parish (where some family records were obtained) was founded in 1831 from the Mother Church in Tonbridge".
Today it has been swallowed up and is part of Tunbridge Wells. It is nowhere near the Forest of Arden which is in Worwickshire (Shakespear century). Robin Hoods forest was Sherwood Forest which is in Nottinghamshire.