I'm trying to find an explanation for why Jane Ann Parry, born in 1857, was born in Kent.
Jane Ann Parry's parents are Thomas Parry and Jane Parry (I know this because of later census records 1861 and 1871 in Chester). She married Joseph Campbell in 1879 in Tranmere.
I looked into both Thomas Parry and Jane Parry (neé Jones) to see where they were born, and they were both born in Chester, and both live in Chester in 1851 and 1861. On census records in 1871, 1881, 1891 Jane is listed as being born in Chatham, Kent circa 1857.
Hence I am trying to figure out why they were in Brompton, near Chatham in Kent in 1857 but not in 1851 and 1861? Any insight or will this never be known? Even speculation is helpful.
Thomas 'occupation was as a ropemaker. I think since ropemaking was so often entwined with shipbuilding and there is a large shipyard in Chatham that may be an avenue of possibility. However, I have no proof.