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Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« on: Friday 07 May 21 03:02 BST (UK) »
Looking for birth and family records for John Kent who was born around 1575.  His father was a tailor from Kenton, Somerset.  John went on to be a tailor in London.

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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 May 21 11:36 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Tony  :D

Are you sure Kenton is in Somerset?  Google is suggesting that it is in Devon?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 May 21 12:05 BST (UK) »
I agree its Devon but there is a Keinton Mandeville in Somerset.
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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 May 21 23:59 BST (UK) »
Well, no way to be 100% sure, but when he joined the Merchant Taylors Company to begin his apprenticeship, he registered as son of John, tailor, Kenton, Somerset.  It's probably near the shire border.  Per Wikipedia it's a tiny town who gets its fire dept service from both Dover and Somerset.


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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 May 21 10:59 BST (UK) »
Per Wikipedia it's a tiny town who gets its fire dept service from both Dover and Somerset.

I assume you mean Devon and Somerset.  Could you give a link to that wiki page please
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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 08 May 21 12:05 BST (UK) »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keinton_Mandeville

Quoting from that page:
Police     Avon and Somerset
Fire             Devon and Somerset
Ambulance  South Western
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 08 May 21 20:46 BST (UK) »
Yep, sure did mean Devon.  Wikipedia link I used for Kenton is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenton,_Devon

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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 09 May 21 07:54 BST (UK) »
Kenton in Devon is no-where near the border with Somerset. However FindMyPast has some  Kent family records  from the villages around Keinton Mandeville dating back to the late 16th/early 17th century-none for  John Kent though.
"Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service" covers both counties.

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Re: Somerset, England Parish Records pre-1600 John Kent
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 May 21 07:55 BST (UK) »
The link you have given for Kenton does not mention -  t's a tiny town who gets its fire dept service from both Dover and Somerset. as mentioned in your post.  That information is relevant to Keinton Mandeville as posted by KG.

Perhaps if you can give us some information on his son John who was living in London occ Tailor. Who did he marry, where and when. What were the names of their children with approximate date / places of birth so we can try to go backwards to the John you are after.
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