1901 Census Monks Horton,
Kent, England

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 Kent, England

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This is the research I have carried out so far on my Shrubsole tree which can be found in the link below.  

If there are any relatives out there that I haven’t yet had contact with then I’d love to hear from you.

Equally if anyone has more information on this tree I would love to hear from them.  

You can reach me via the CONTACT ME link on the navigation bar above

You can find the tree via this link

(On the Contents page you will see I have put links to the individuals of interest that are below)

Thank you for visiting.


These have been selected by me for various reasons.  They may have just caught my interest;  there may be something special to say about them;  they may have had an interesting or eventful life or it may just be that it is my explanation of where & how I broke down the brick wall they were holding up or my plea for help with breaking down a brick wall they are part of.   Whatever my reason I hope you find them of interest.

This site started off with just my Shrubsole tree (my maternal line) but has evolved over the years to include my Lockley tree (my paternal line) & Graham’s Collins tree.  In this latest revamp of my website I have now included some other Shrubsole trees that I have been collecting over the years.

The Shrubsole name appears in many places all over Kent from the 1500's onwards, and over time branches of the family have moved on to pastures new, creating a forest of Shrubsole trees around the world.  

For those of you who haven’t had contact with me or know me, my name is Sandra & it is my belief that all these Shrubsole trees link into one big tree emerging from Kent from the 1500’s.  It’s finding the links between these trees that is the hard part, although having said that I have in the past few years linked up several smaller trees together, so with patience & persistence it may just work.

I originally published my first website in the hope that it would interest others & help me make contact with people researching the same family & that proved to be a winner, as I now have many new relatives, all over the world, that I previously knew nothing about.

Those of you who have been visiting often will also know that I had a brick wall with my gt x 3 grandparents for many years.  Fortunately during the end of 2016 I was able to knock through that wall and jump back another three generations & linked into another Shrubsole tree I had been researching.

Sadly you will see many trees on Ancestry, all giving different versions.  All I can say is please follow the evidence yourself & come to your own conclusions & if it will help to disprove the other theories that are out there on Ancestry I will happily help you.  I have outlined my evidence for the breaking down of my brick wall on the page of my 3 x grandparents John Shrubsole & Ann Clements.

I am also aware that a lot of the descendants from this other branch of the family that I linked into, as well as some of the other Shrubsole families, spell their name Shrubshall or Shrubsall.  There have been many variations of the spelling of the surname within this large family group, with the name being spelled differently even within a close family group.  I have, for this website kept them all to my grandfather’s spelling of the surname which was Shrubsole.  It is not done with any intention to offend any of you who spell your surname differently, but it is just so much easier for me to keep to one spelling of the surname in my database for ease of searching.  I do try to keep a record beside each person as to how their name was spelled in any given document, so if anyone has a query about this you are welcome to contact me.

My gt x 3 grandparents John & Ann were born in the 1700’s and lived with their children in Monks Horton, Kent.  
I have, by breaking down the brick wall, discovered that my gt x 3 grandfather John was baptised not far away from Monks Horton in Saltwood & from there the family goes back to Lyminge;  again not far away.   Over the years the family spread from Monks Horton & Lyminge all over, & my grandfather ended up in Folkestone, Kent, which is where I was born.  I spent my childhood years in Nigeria & returned to live in Kent when I was a teenager & in 2010, now retired I moved to live on a smallholding in a beautiful part of West Wales.

During my quest to uncover my family history I have amassed a vast database of the Shrubsole name over several years & still continue to collect this data as I research.  If you have anything you’d like checking out I’m happy to do a search of the database for you;  just contact me with your request.

I would love to hear from you if you think you have a connection to the Shrubsole & related families & you are also welcome to join us on facebook (see the page on this site Facebook Group).

If anyone has any information on this family that could help us we’d love to hear from you too.


John Shrubsole & Ann Clements
& the breaking down of my
long standing wall

Life for John & his family
John P. Smith

The family of Joseph Shrubsole
who I am sure link into this

Alfred Louis Shrubsole

Alice Jane Shrubsole 1871-1947
George Finn 1872-1893

Arthur Henry (Hoppy) Shrubsole

Arthur Walter Shrubsole

David Shrubsole 1774-1837
Elizabeth Shrubsole 1789-1813

Ethelreda Shrubsole

Ernest Arthur Shrubsole

Franciscus Herbert Shrubsole

Frank Shrubsole

Fred Shrubsole 1884-1916

Frederick William John Shrubsole

Gordon Shrubsole 1885-1918

Harry Shrubsole 1885-1944

Harry James Shrubsole

Henry George Shrubsole

Herbert George Shrubsole

James William Shrubsole

John Albert Shrubsole

John Alfred Shrubsole

Louis Frederick Gardner

Louis Henry Shrubsole

Peter Shrubsole 1856-1932

Rose Emma Shrubsole

Stephen John Shrubsole

Thomas Shrubsole 1842-1933

Thomas Shrubsole 1879-1936

William Shrubsole 1815-1880

William John Cook 1883-1930

William Richard Shrubsole



In order to get this website up & running I have left a few things still to do.

The boxes above with links not working do not yet have a page completed;  hopefully they will be finished within the next month..