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Kent newspapers 1800s

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  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Can anyone tell please if there is much coverage of Kent papers 1804-1829?
    I need to prove a marriage in 1804 & see if the death in 1829 mentions family which will sustantiate said marriage.

    In my files I have two prosprective grooms & favoured the 1808 one, but it seems I should have chosen the 1804 groom, having just chased through a family of people in America [Indiana ] & landing at the marriage of my x2 Gt.Gt.Aunt Elizabeth in Horsmonden. Both Elizabeths have a father named William & links to Horsmonden.
     
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    FMP have some Kent newspapers. The closest I can get to Horsmonden is the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser which have 58,446 entries between 1800 and 1849. Maidstone to Horsmonden is about 12.5 miles.

    The full list of newspapers for 1800-1849 for Kent are:-

    • Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette (27,510)
    • Kentish Gazette (79,272)
    • Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal (87,499)
    • Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser (58,446)
    • South Eastern Gazette (52,921)
     
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    Kentish Gazette has mention of Horsemonden in early 1800's on FMP.
     
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    Mentions of Horsmonden in Kent county newspapers

    · 1800 - 1809 (6)
    · 1810 - 1819 (11)
    · 1820 - 1829 (9)
    · 1830 - 1839 (219)
    · 1840 - 1849 (346)

    Mentions of Horsmonden in all newspapers

    · 1800 - 1809 (23)
    · 1810 - 1819 (31)
    · 1820 - 1829 (64)
    · 1830 - 1839 (451)
    · 1840 - 1849 (842)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Thank you both. tried as unsub. member but had no luck at all on FMP. Thought it may be a case for Super scoop Anne B. on Brit Newspapers.

    Perhaps my persons were not of reportable mention.

    cooking dinner now- a bit out of the realm. :)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    The BNA coverage is near enough the same as mentioned by Terry. I have found Kent news covered in some of the London newspapers as well as those for Kent - and, of course, if it is newsworthy enough, it will be mentioned in any newspaper in the land. So Wendy, if you want me to do some digging......:)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Thanks AnnB
    Wendy in want...
    Elizabeth Humphrey b. 1787 to William & Elizabeth Styles. evidently married James Maynard in Benenden, 1804. She died in 1829 Horsmonden.
     
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    The parish register says that this happened on 11th November 1804 and witnesses were Henry MAYNARD and Thomas PELLATT. Elizabeth was OTP and the marriage took place after Banns. Perhaps nailing the Banns might give a clue....

    Thomas was a regular witness, so disregard him. However, a month earlier, on 6th October, a John MAYNARD married a Mary PARKER and Henry was again one of the witnesses. Maybe that will help to eliminate....
     
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    No luck as yet, but did find this birth which might be the same family
    Kentish Weekly Post 10th February 1815
    Feb. 4 at Horsmonden Church, Mr John Clapstone, shoemaker, to Miss Mary Maynard, third daughter of Mr John Maynard of Horsmonden.
     
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    I still can't find anything else - do we know the occupations of William Styles and James Maynard?
     
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    Thank you Jan, the OTP is what first led me to the other groom a Mr Scrapps of various spellings also 1 Nov . in 1808 at Horsmonden. I guess Elizabeth may have employed in the Benenden area. Whatever I found on FMP back then led me toward the 'Scrapp' marriage. [That Elizabeth S/crapp nee Humphrey died 1870 in Brenchley]

    There was a William Maynard b. 1806 in Bodiam, Sussex 5 miles ffrrom Benenden, who evidently took himself & children to USA before 1853. Not found that yet.

    AnneB, thank you also. No, I don't have the occupation of William 'Humphrey'. Thought I did but can't find it.
    I've had a fair bit of tossing about with this family, because of several lines using same children's names & not much info on Parish records.
    Perhaps I will be able to make contact with the family in USA who have this DNA prompted tree. Some don't seem to want to correspond, & exchange histories, may just be too new to it all. ;)

    I shall return to my cot & ponder some more possibly even nod off. Thank you Ladies.
     
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    I'm hoping I'm not really dense, but what is OTP ? :eek:
     
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    Of This Parish
     
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    But it just means that they were living in that Parish at the time - not necessarily born there. ;)
     
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    Wedny dear do you have a shopping list for me at the Kent archive? Havent been there for years byt you only have to ask. Xx
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Oh dear Lady, just give me long minutes to write a list. Problem is as above similarity of names in different family lines.
    Just found the William Maynard family off to USA in 1852 evidently via a person's tree. They have all data same as mine other than this marriage I got wrong.
    Need to go visiting soon but will return. Promise.;)
    ():-)
     

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