Richard Gurnsey (1780-?) – devout Baptist

Richard GURNSEY (b1780) – Richard and his family were devout Baptists, and were members of the Zion Baptist Chapel in Chatham – reputed to be the first Baptist chapel in North Kent, built in 1644. The baptisms and births are recorded in the Non-Conformist records of the church.

Edward Gurnsey (1879-1942) – worked on the Kenyan railways

Ernest GURNSEY (1879 – 1942) – Ernest emigrated to Kenya with his wife and his brother Sid and his wife; they worked on the railways and then Ernest became Pier Master on Lake Victoria Nyanza. He and his wife Edna returned to the UK on their retirement. Their daughter married a wealthy hotel owner in Mombassa.