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Kent Lookup Requests / Marriage of John Kennett and Susan c1605
« on: Tuesday 14 August 18 02:01 BST (UK)  »
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


Kent Lookup Requests / Marriage of John Goodwin and Ann c1638
« on: Tuesday 14 August 18 01:57 BST (UK)  »

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


Kent Lookup Requests / Hester Wood of Canterbury St Margaret
« on: Tuesday 14 August 18 00:01 BST (UK)  »

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 / Re: Whitstable PR look up 1570s to 1600s
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 23:31 BST (UK)  »
Have you looked at the films for Whitstable that are on familysearch?
Go to familysearch, click on 'catalogue' in menu, put in Whitsbtale, click search.
Under 'church records' there are some films. Looks as if you can view them (at least the BTs I saw), from home as long as you're logging in - accounts easy to set up and free!
I didn't check familysearch 'records' to see if your people were there with a link that goes straight to an image, but if not, you can search the film via the way I've said. Most records have yet to be linked to an image on their pertinent film (if ever).
It may take you some time to scour the films for the years and people you want - good luck!


Thanks for that info. I saw that there are Archdeacons Transcripts and sadly although I have a user name and login for FamilySearch I haven't been able to view the images online.

There doesn't seem to be any sign of a John Goodwin or Ann Godfrey on FamilySearch that I can see so far. I have found Morgan Goodwin who I suspect is the same person as Morgain Goodwyn who was born in 1575. This might be John Goodwin's father or uncle.

I'll keep digging.


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 / Re: Canterbury Probate Records (1396-1858) Database - Inventories
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 00:54 BST (UK)  »
Do you know whether the Acts that are listed (PRC/3/) are originals or registered volumes?

I would expect Acts to be register entries rather than separate sheets. And a random search of the database, selecting Act in the Type column, appears to show all the PRC3/ entries in the Register column, not in the Original column. But you could email the archive and ask for confirmation?


Thanks that confirms what I thought. I might email them to double check though.


The Common Room / Re: Canterbury Probate Records (1396-1858) Database - Inventories
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 22:04 BST (UK)  »
Your previous thread on a similar topic, in case it helps?


Thanks for that. Interestingly the database states that those listed under PRC/11 are "Archdeaconry Court inventories - originals in boxes" so I am assuming that those are the originals and PRC/10 the registered ones (presumably both contain the same info).

Do you know whether the Acts that are listed (PRC/3/) are originals or registered volumes?

Thanks again


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?



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