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Kent

 

Welcome To Kent Genealogy

Searching for information in Kent? This section of the site aims to become a collection of links for all Kent Genealogy research.

Overview

This is a maritime county, and one of the most beautiful districts in this island; it includes within its boundaries numerous objects replete with interest, and towns of high importance, magnitude and beauty.

It is situated on the south-east extremity of Great Britain, opposite to France, from which it is distant (at its nearest point, Dover,) about twenty-four miles. Its figure is irregular, but approaches more to the trapezium than to any other. On the north it is bounded by the river Thames; on the east side, and part of the south, it opens to the German ocean and British channel; on the remainder of the south side it is skirted by Sussex, and on the west by Surrey.

From east to west (i.e. from the North Foreland to Deptford,) it is about sixty-three miles in length; and in breadth, from the point of Dungeness to the North Foreland, nearly forty miles; while, from the central sides, it is not more than twenty-five wide. The ambit of the county is about one hundred and seventy-four miles; and its area comprises 1,537 square miles, or 983,680 statute acres. In size it ranks as the ninth county in England, and in population as the sixth

-- Pigot & Co.'s Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of the county of Kent, September, 1839.
-- Facsimile edition (ISBN 0-9504069-5-3) © Michael Winton 1993

 

Title Category Places Name Count Estimate
Kent, England: Parish and Probate Records  Birth, Marriage & Death England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 123,190
Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex Counties Post Office Directory, c. 1851  Directories & Member Lists England 59,900
New Kent County, Virginia St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book and Register, 1684-1786  Birth, Marriage & Death USA; Virginia; New Kent 41,950
History of Kent County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil,  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Michigan; Kent 22,848
Kent, England 1892  Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Reference England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 19,600
Kent County, New Brunswick Census, 1871: Eight Subdistricts  Census & Voter Lists Canada; New Brunswick 19,106
Kent County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800  Court, Land, Wills & Financial USA; Delaware; Kent 17,626
The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Mich., up to date : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Michigan; Kent 17,272
Blenheim, Chatham, and Harwich, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 13,530
Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Delaware; Kent 11,713
Chatham and Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1891  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 10,760
A history of the Starr family, of New England : from the ancestor, Dr. Comfort Starr, of Ashford, County of Kent, England, who  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 10,336
Kent County, Ontario, Canada, 1881 Census: Chatham, Wallaceburgh  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 9,401
County genealogies : pedigrees of the families of the county of Kent  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 8,925
Genealogies of the different families bearing the name of Kent in the United States, together with their possible English ances  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 6,324
Raleigh Township, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 5,298
Lee, Kent, S. Margaret Church Register, 1579-1754  Birth, Marriage & Death England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 5,200
Dover, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 4,447
History of Kent County, Maryland, 1630-1916  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Maryland; Kent 4,250
Dorothea Scott, otherwise Gotherson and Hogben, of Egerton house, Kent : 1611-1680.  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 4,029
The government of Kent County, Maryland : historical and descriptive  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Maryland; Kent 3,689
The descendants of William Pell, Sr. of Kent County, Maryland  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 3,604
The parish of Chislet, Kent : its monuments, vicars, and parish officers, with a digest of ancient documents now remaining in t  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 3,570
The Forman genealogy : descendants of Robert Forman of Kent Co., Maryland, who died in 1719-20 : also descendants of Robert For  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 3,162
Under thirty-seven kings : legends of Kent & records of the family of Boys  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 3,162
A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 2,992
Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 2,872
History and genealogy of the Kent family : descendants of Richard Kent, Sen., who came to America 1635  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 2,652
Letters and other papers of Daniel Kent, emigrant and redemptioner : to which have been added a few interesting Hawley and Spac  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; Pennsylvania 2,550
The register of all the christenings, marriages, and burials in the parish of St. Mary, Chislet : in the county of Kent, from t  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 2,550
Genealogy of the Hickman family : beginning with Roger Hickman of Kent County, Delaware  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 2,499
Stevenson family history : from the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Old Somerset, renamed Worcester County) to Woodford County, Kent  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 2,482
The Woodruffs of New Jersey : who came from Fordwich, Kent, England, by way of Lynn, Massachusetts and Southampton, Long Island  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 2,295
Kent genealogy  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 1,734
Pedigree of the family of Hovenden of Borden, Co. Kent, England : shewing the descendants in England and the United States of A  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 1,581
Genealogy of the Tenney family : more particularly of the family of Daniel Tenney, and Sylvia Kent, his wife, late of Laporte,  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 1,241
Romney Township, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881  Census & Voter Lists Canada; Ontario 1,082
A genealogical record of the families of King and Henham in the county of Kent  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 765
Notes on the Manning family of Co. Kent, England  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 612
Registers of the French Church at Dover, Kent  Stories, Memories & Histories England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 595
William Usilton of Kent County, Maryland (?-1729) and some of his descendants  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 578
New Kent County, Virginia Land Tax Records, 1782  Court, Land, Wills & Financial USA; Virginia 373
Kent family record  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 289
The Taylor manor houses : Shadoxhurst, Kent, England, earlier called Shadochurst or Shadokurst, the Taylor manor houses.  Stories, Memories & Histories USA; England; United Kingdom; Kent; Europe 187
A Kent family tree  Stories, Memories & Histories USA 51

Further Genealogy

Email lists

As a general pointer to email lists covering this (or any other) county have a look at this list.

RootsWeb supports three open lists covering Kent:
  • Kent-Eng is the main RootsWeb list for Kent, covering the whole of the county.
  • The Isle of Thanet has its own very localised RootsWeb list.
  • Sussex-Plus was one of the early RootsWeb lists. As well as Sussex, it originally covered Surrey, Kent and Hampshire too. Now those counties have their own RootsWeb lists and Sussex-Plus contentrates on Sussex itself.
Yahoo Groups has a list, Kent-Gene for Kent genealogy.
The new British-Genealogy site has a list for Kent genealogy.
There are also some closed lists:
Look-up Exchange

Jo Morris maintains this list of people with specific resources in which they are willing to perform look-ups. Note it is not a research exchange scheme.

General area interest
Maureen Rawson's Kent Genealogy pages.
Peter Blanche's East Kent and Genealogy pages.
Barry White's Family History in Thanet and Kent pages.
Janet and Richard Mason's Genealogy pages.

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