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I hope someone can help here.

I am trying track down a marriage of John Kennett to a woman named Susan in the Wye are of Kent sometime between about 1620 and 1629.

John and Susan had children christened in Wye between 1627 and 1639.

I suspect that John was born c1605 but this is not confirmed.

So far I have not been able to locate a marriage for John and Susan (or a christening for John) in Wye itself, so any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Many Thanks



I hope someone can help here. I am trying to track down the marriage of two ancestors, John Goodwin and Ann [surname unknown], possibly in the Boughton under Blean area.

I know that John and Anne had a son named Robert who was christened in Boughton under Blean on 17 November 1638. Other than that I know nothing about either John or Anne.

I had suspected that John had married Ann Godfrey in Faversham in 1620, by licence, but I am now not too sure. The licence states that John was 25 (so born c1595) and that Ann was also 25 (so again born c1595) and that both were "of Whitstable".

The problem I have is that the only child I have for "my John and Anne" is Robert Goodwin (born 1638) which would mean that if the above marriage is the correct one, Anne (and John) would have been 43 when Robert was born.

Can anyone check to see if there are any other children born to John and Anne Goodwin in the Boughton under Blean area (or Faversham area) between 1620 and 1638 in case Robert was the last of their children?

Many thanks for any help or advice



Is anyone here able to check the parish registers of St Margaret's, Canterbury for a possible christening of Hester Wood in about 1618?

Hester married Isaac Jerman by licence in 1639. The licence states that she was "about 21" and that her parents were dead. Isaac was twice her age, being 47 [he is described as "about 48" in the licence].

The bondsman was someone named Thomas Solley, who was a tailor.

Any help would be appreciated.



Kent Lookup Requests / Possible Christening and Burial in Oare
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 23:56 BST (UK)  »

Is anyone able to double check for a christening and possible burial in Oare for me?

My ancestor William Amis (or Amos) married a woman named Alice Luson on 20 September 1663 in Oare. I am trying to trace her christening and have found the following christening on FamilySearch and FindmyPast:

Alice Luson - christened 21 September 1637 - parents: Samuel and Katherine.

I did think that this could be my Alice until I found a burial on Familysearch. The problem is that the entry doesn't state the name of the parish, all it says is:

Alice Luson
Gender: Female
Burial Date: 13 Oct 1639
Death Place: Kent County, England
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Samuel Luson

Is anyone able to check this entry in the Oare parish registers to see if this is the Alice who was christened in 1637?

Can anyone tell me if there is any other christenings for an Alice Luson between about 1620 and 1640 ?

Many Thanks

Kent Lookup Requests / Whitstable PR look up 1570s to 1600s
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 16:49 BST (UK)  »

Is anyone here able to do a look up in the Whitstable PR for me? I am looking for the following people:

John Goodwin (or Goodwyn) - christened about 1595 (he was married by licence in 1620, aged 25)

Ann Godfrey - again christened about 1595 (she was married to John Goodwin above).

Morgaine (or Morgayne) Goodwyn (or Goodwin) - born about 1575.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.



The Common Room / Canterbury Probate Records (1396-1858) Database - Inventories
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 21:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

I have been looking up some Wills and inventories on the above database and I am a bit puzzled with the inventories.

The database lists references for the original copies and registered copies of all Wills [where applicable] under two columns. PRC/17 = a registered copy of a Will in the Archdeaconry Court, and PRC/16 = an original will in the same court. The references PRC/32 and PRC/31 are the same for the Consistitory Court.

The references for the Inventories however appear to be listed in one column, not split into two groups. These are PRC/10, PRC/11, PRC/27 and PRC/28.

I assume PRC/11 are registered inventories in the Archdeaconry Court and PRC/10 are the original ones, and PRC/27 and PRC/26 are the same for the Consistory Court.

Can anyone confirm this for me?



Kent Lookup Requests / James Hubbard
« on: Sunday 29 July 18 18:22 BST (UK)  »
I am hoping someone here might be able to help me located a possible christening for my ancestor James Hudson.

James was married twice, both times in Godmersham.

He first married Catherine West in Godmersham on 21 Nov 1732 but she died in December 1733 [burial 17 December 1733 Godmershm].

After Catherine had died James married Susanna Lands [of Godmersham] on 29 August 1734 in Boughton Aluph.

Together James and Susanna had six children:

James Hubbard - christened 23 May 1735 Godmersham
Thomas Hubbard - christened 5 December 1736 - Buried 19 December 1736 both in Godmersham
John Hubbard - christened 10 September 1738 Godmersham
Thomas Hubbard - christened 3 May 1741Godmersham
Mary Hubbard - christened 11 February 1742/43 Godmersham
Ann Hubbard - christened 23 May 1747 Godmersham - married Edward Homewood in 1778 in Wye.

Catherine West was christened on 24 September 1710 in Godmersham, but as I said she died in 1733.

Susanna Lands was christened in Godmersham on 22 November 1709 and was the daughter of Thomas Lands and Mary [Chapman] who were married in 1703.

Given that James' first marriage was in 1732 and the second was in 1734 I estimate he was born [possibly] in the 1690s or early 1700s. Unfortunately so far I have not been able to find any possible candidate for him.

Is anyone able to suggest a possible candidate for James?

Thanks in advance

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Transcript of Note found on Will
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 00:22 BST (UK)  »

Can anyone help me with this Latin note I found on the bottom part of the back page of the 1712 Inventory of Elizabeth Rogers of Leaveland? I can read the names "Joseph Rogers" [who may be Elizabeth's son] and Thomas Chapman of Badlesmere.

I think the note is to do with administration but as there is a Probate note on the the other side I am not sure.

Hope someone can help.


Kent / Canterbury Probate Records (1396-1858) Database
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 20:07 BST (UK)  »

I've been trying to access the Canterbury Probate Database [http:/]  online for the last two days with no success. Each time I try to reach the website I get a message saying that the page "cannot be reached". I've tried on different web browsers [Internet Explorer and Google Chrome] but nothing seems to work. I've run diagnostics on the browsers which show no problems there. I have also tried to access the database through Google and directly from the Canterbury Cathedral Archives website but this hasn't worked either.

Does anyone know if there is a problem with this website? Is it still active or has it been removed or the address changed?

If anyone has any ideas or can help me work out where to find these Wills online it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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