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Kent County, England

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Where is Kent County, England? 

Kent is a county in southeast England, and is one of the home counties. It borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London and has a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the River Thames estuary. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of Medway. Kent has a nominal border with France halfway through the Channel Tunnel. Maidstone is its county town and historically Rochester and Canterbury have been accorded city status though only the latter still holds it.wikipedia

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, Kent County, England - The Fryars at Aylesford
W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
, Kent County, England

The Fryars at Aylesford
W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
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W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
, Kent County, England

St.Georges Church, Ramsgate
W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
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Folkestone, Madeira Walk

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1547 - (Kent) - The Royal Navy first used the River Medway in 1547 when a storehouse was rented on 'Jyllingham Water'.
1553 - Thomas Wyatt led an army into London from Kent in 1553, against Mary I.
1667 - (Kent) - Forts were built all along the coast following a daring raid by the Dutch navy on the shipyards of the Medway towns in 1667
1801 - (Kent) - As an indication of the area's military importance, the first Ordnance Survey map ever drawn was the 1 inch map of Kent, published in 1801. Work on the map started in 1795.
1830 - On Saturday night, 28 August 1830, a widespread uprising by rural workers began in East Kent, with the destruction of threshing machines in the Elham Valley area and by the third week of October, over one hundred machines had been destroyed.
The uprising, that eventually became known as the Swing Riots, spread across southern England and...Read MORE...

Kent, a county of England, forming the SE. extremity of Great Britain and adjoining the counties of ...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

immigrant flag  Elizabeth BASSENDON? (1590, , Kent County, England - 18 July 1660, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

immigrant flag  Edward BECK (19 November 1675, , Kent County, England - 16 February 1736, Solebury, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA)

immigrant flag  Mary BORDEN (13 January 1632, , Kent County, England - 23 December 1690, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

immigrant flag  Edward BOTELER (1633, , Kent County, England - 1718, Calvert, Maryland, USA)

immigrant flag  Sarah Ann BOURNE (18 January 1615, , Kent County, England - 12 January 1684, New Haven, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
immigrant flag  Thomas BOURNE (1582, , Kent County, England - 11 May 1664, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

Bourne (Bourn)
immigrant flag  Elizabeth BOURNE (BOURN) (1618, , Kent County, England - 12 December 1663, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

immigrant flag  Anna BOYSE (1609, , Kent County, England - bef. 1642, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores))

immigrant flag  Sarah BROWN (23 January 1613, , Kent County, England - 22 September 1665, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

immigrant flag  Lydia BUTLER (abt. 23 February 1629, , Kent County, England - 24 January 1667, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

immigrant flag  Sarah EGGLETON (29 May 1633, , Kent County, England - 10 March 1687, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA)

immigrant flag  Ann ELAM (1629, , Kent County, England - 17 February 1692, , Henrico County, Virginia, USA)

immigrant flag  Martha KING (1802, , Kent County, England - 26 December 1871, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

immigrant flag  Joseph MERRIAM (1629, , Kent County, England - 20 April 1677, Concord, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

immigrant flag  George PARTRIDGE (16 November 1617, , Kent County, England - 10 October 1695, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury))

immigrant flag  Isaac John STEDMAN (21 April 1605, , Kent County, England - 19 December 1678, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

immigrant flag  Samuel STOW (8 Feb. 1623, , Kent County, England - 8 May 1704, Middletown, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

immigrant flag  Robert TAYLOR (1621, , Kent County, England - 13 January 1688, Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville)) gravestone

immigrant flag  Mary THOMAS (1627, , Kent County, England - 1675, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA)

flag  Isabella UNKNOWN (about 1345, , Kent County, England - about 1370, Headcorn, Kent, England)

immigrant flag  Sarah WARREN (1614, , Kent County, England - 15 July 1696, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills))

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Sarah BUSHNELL (20 November 1625, Horsham, Sussex, England - 1 November 1693, , Kent County, England)

flag  Margaret EDWARD (1483, Headcorn, Kent, England - about 1539, , Kent County, England)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in , Kent County, England

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