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Kentish Family History


Kentish Family History

And, of course, Family History of Kent!

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Started by Beverly Sedge. Last reply by Lynne Berntsson Feb 8, 2016. 1 Reply


Started by Sarah Jane Evans (Possee) Aug 1, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Lynne Berntsson on February 8, 2016 at 3:27pm

Hi all

I was born Chatham, i have many relatives born Dartford, Northfleet, Gravesend Milton by Gravesend, Erith well you get it. I am a Paige my nan was a Sedge we also have Palmer Odd Hollands Kitney/Kidney and many many more.  I am now living in Sweden but still like to visit home now and then to visit my Kentish cousins.

Comment by Graeme Kitney on March 31, 2011 at 6:42pm
I have recently upgraded my web site which, while mainly aimed at Kidney/Kitney family research has many hundreds of other Kent people listed, it's at  Check it out.
Comment by Barbara Whitehouse on March 31, 2011 at 9:12am
Comment by Barbara Paulus-Marshall on June 1, 2010 at 8:40pm
II am interested in the ancestors and descendants of Henry CONSTABLE, born 16 May 1792, Chiddingstone, Kent, son of Humphrey CONSTABLE and Sarah SAWYER. Henry married 12 Dec 1813, Ann Austin; lived most of his adult life at Penshurst, Kent, and died 10 Jun 1874 at Sevenoaks, Kent.

Barb Marshall
Comment by Jim Sheppard on March 27, 2010 at 1:18pm
My Gt. Gt. Grandfather William Farmer lived in Gravesend and earned a dishonourable mention in
"A Historical Walk Through Gravesend And Northfleet" published by Gravesend Historical Society; which was cited in Wombwell Hall .

The information I have uncovered to date indicates that William was far from a model citizen; but I would be interested in learning any additional details that have have led the author of the above publication to describe him “as a criminal and public nuisance” 

I would appreciate any assistance in locating
Newspaper reports of the trial of William and his son Tom at the Quarter Sessions at Maidstone, Kent 05 July 1849 or accounts of the robbery that would have taken place in the months prior to their trial
Any accounts of William's misbehaviour following his release from the hulks (18 Feb 1856 )and his death in April 1958.
Gravesend and Milton Workhouse accounts of his last years 1856-1858

Thanks in advance
Comment by Dorothy (Henry) Caldwell on October 31, 2009 at 5:39pm
Thanks for clearing that up for me, Brenda. I'd better make a note of it :-) I will check it out on Google. Have a great weekend. Dot
Comment by Brenda Wordsworth on October 31, 2009 at 5:21pm
Hi Dorothy,
A "Man of Kent'' comes from the south of the River Medway and a Kentish Man"" from the North according to my husband whose father was a Kentish Man!
Gravesend is, or was until recently, semi rural fishing port on the south coast of the Thames Estuary. But we have lived in New Zealand the past 20 years so guess it would have changed quite a bit. Have a look on Google Maps or Earth.
Comment by Dorothy (Henry) Caldwell on October 31, 2009 at 4:01pm
Hi all my UK genealogy buffs. I live in the States. Does anyone have any info on Stedman, Steadman families? I have some background on my family, but would appreciate any help. Also, and this may seem strange to ask, but what does it mean by Kentish men? Does that mean someone from Kent or is there another connotation for it? Sorry to have to ask what may have simple answer. Also what is the area like in Gravesend? I'm anxious to visit England one day.
Comment by Nick Miskin on October 31, 2009 at 3:52pm
Hi, I'm Nick Miskin, I live in Kent near Gravesend and have been researching Miskins in West Kent for many years, also Knights around Stockbury and nearby villages
Comment by Dorothy (Henry) Caldwell on October 23, 2009 at 2:06pm
Hi to all,
Looking for connection for surnames Stedman, Steadman in Kent, Gravesend, SevenOaks, and surrounding areas. Great grandfather Robert was born in Gravesend, came to States and settled in Illinois. Thanks for help, genealogy is addicting and fun. Have pics and info if anyone is interested.

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