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Families covered: Head of Kent, Head of Rochester

BP1870 starts its article on this family with: "This family, which is of antiquity in Kent, derives its surname from the Kentish port called Hythe, but formerly known as Le Hede." BP1870 identifes the arms of this family as "Arg., a chevron ermines, between three unicorns' heads, couped, sa.".
Richard Head of Rainham or Rochester, Kent
m. Anne Hartridge (dau of William Hartridge of Cranbrooke)
1. Sir Richard Head, 1st Bart (b 1609, d 18.09.1689, alderman of Colchester)
m1. Elizabeth Merrick (dau/coheir of Francis Merrick of Rochester)
  A. Francis Head (b 1641, dvp 16.10.1678)
  m. (1667) Sarah Ent (dau of Sir George Ent, she m2. Sir Paul Barrett)
i. Sir Francis Head, 2nd Bart (b 1669, d 08.1716)
  m. (05.05.1692) Margaret Smithsby (d by 1733, dau/coheir of James Smithsby (son of Sir Thomas) by dau of John Green, recorder of London)
  a. Sir Richard Head, 3rd Bart (b 1692-3, d unm 05.1721)
b. Sir Francis Head, 4th Bart (b 1693-4, d 27.11.1768)
  m. (06.1726) Mary Boys (b c1700, d 29.10.1792, dau/heir of Sir William Boys by Anne, dau of Sir Paul Barrett)
  (1) Wilhelmina Head (dsp 11.1758)
  m. (02.06.1753) Henry Roper, 11th Lord Teynham (b 07.05.1734, d 10.12.1786)
(2) Anna Gabriella Head
  m1. (1753) Moses Mendes of London (grandson of Fernando, physician to King Charles II)
  (A) Francis Mendes, later Head of St. Andrew's Hall (b 1755)
  m. (1779) Justina Maria Stepney (dau of Sir Thomas Stepney, Bart, by Anne (sb Eleanor?) Lloyd)
(i) Frances Head (b 1780, d 02.02.1862)
  m. (01.09.1806) Hon. Rev. George Herbert (d 27.03.1825)
  (B) James Roper Mendes, later Head (b 1757, d 28.11.1814)
  m. (29.03.1781) Frances Anne Burges (dau of George Burges by Anne, dau of James, 13th Lord Somerville)
  (i) James Head (b 1790, d 26.08.1824, Captain, 2nd son) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (23.07.1821) Cecila Martha Harvey Lindsay (d 31.07.1847, dau of Robert Lindsay of Balcarres)
  (ii) Hugh Somerville Head (b 1789, dsp 1821, Comm. RN)
  m. Esther (d 23.01.1863)
(iii) Sir Francis Bond Head, Lt. Governor of Upper Canada, 1st Bart (b 01.01.1793, d 25.07.1875) had issue
  m. (20.05.1816) Julia Valenza Somerville (d 23.03.1879, sister of Kenelm Somerville, 17th Lord)
  (iv) Henry Erskine Head (b 09.01.1794, d 17.05.1860, rector of Feniton) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (15.12.1823) Elizabeth Margaret Flood (d 29.11.1873, dau of Christopher Flood)
  (v) Mary Amelia Head (d 14.07.1853)
  m. (10.05.1831) Samuel Dalrymple (General)
  (vi)+ other issue (d unm) - Sir George (b 1782, d 02.05.1855, Knight Marshal), Frances Anne (d 1847)
  m2. (21.03.1760) John Roper (b 20.06.1734, dsp 1780, Captain)
(3) Elizabeth Campbell Head (b 1735, d 1810)
  m. (1761) Rev. _ Lill
  c. Sir John Head, 5th Bart (b c1702, d 04.12.1769, rector)
  m1. (c1730) Jane Leigh (dau of Rev. Peter Leigh of Whitchurch by Elizabth, dau of Hon. Thomas Egerton)
  (1)+ 10 children (all dvp unm)
  m2. (21.04.1751, sp) Jane Geckie (b 1794-5, d 18.01.1780, sister of William Geckie, Archdeacon of Gloucester)
d. Anne Head
  m. William Egerton (prebendary of Canterbury)
  ii. Sarah Head (b c1669, d 24.11.1710)
  m. John Lynch of Grove
  iii. Elizabeth Head
  B. Henry Head had issue
  C. Merrick Head (b 1644, d 1686)
  m. (1675) Elizabeth Merrick (dau of prebendary Dixon Merrick)
  i. Elizabeth Head
  m. Theophilus De l'Angle
  D. Elizabeth Head
  m. Sir Robert Faunce
  m2. (before 1653) Elizabeth Whilly of Wrotham (a 1661, coheir)
  E. John Head of London (d 1687)
  m. Anne Dawes (dau of John Dawes of London/Putney)
  i. Dawes Head of Ravenstonedale (b 16.04.1682, d c04.1705)
  m. Jane Taylor (d 09.1705)
  a. John Head of Liverpool (b c1701, d 1739)
  m. Hannah Wickins (dau of Rev. Edmund Wickins of Kirby Thore)
(1) John Head (bpt 26.01.1729, d unm 10.02.1752)
  (2) Sir Edmund Head, 6th Bart (b 1733, d 21.11.1796)
  m1. (by 1771) Mary Raineaux (b 1746-7, d 12.06.1775, dau of Daniel Raineaux of Dublin)
  (A) Sir John Head of Wiarton Place, 7th Bart (b 03.01.1773, d 04.01.1838, curate of Egerton, rector of Rayleigh)
  m. (08.10.1801) Jane Walker (d before 08.1842, dau of Thomas Walker of London)
(i) Sir Edmund Walker Head of Hermitage, Governor General of Canada, 8th Bart (b 1805, dsp 28.01.1868)
  m. (27.11.1838) Anna Maria Yorke (b c1808, d 25.08.1892, dau of Rev. Philip Yorke (grandson of 1st Earl of Hardwicke) by Anna Maria, dau of Charles Cocks, 1st Baron Sommers of Evesham)
  (ii) Anne Head
  m. Leon, Baron de Milanges
  m2. (12.05.1796, sp) Dorothy Western (d 07.01.1807, dau of Maximilian Western of Cokethorpe by _ Tahourdin)
  b.+ 3 others
  F. Jane Head (d 1717)
  m1. Herbert Price
  m2. John Boys (Colonel)
  G. Frances Head (d 1689)
  m1. (1677) Thomas Poley
  m2. Adam Lawrey
  H.+ other issue (d unm) - Richard (b 1661, d 1678), Anne
  m3. (sp) Anne Kingsley (b c1632, d 21.02.1713, dau (by Damaris, dau of John Abbott of Guildford) of William Kingsley, Archdeacon of Canterbury, widow of John Boys of Hyde)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Head of Rochester), BP1870 (Head, of Hermitage), TCB (vol 4, 'Head (of Hermitage, near) Rochester', p76+)
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