Snodland papermill was in existence long before the Hook family purchased the business in 1854.
The Hook family played an important role in the life of Snodland from the mid nineteenth century, when they moved to the parish from Gloucestershir
In 1854-55, at the age of twenty-two, Charles Townsend Hook acquired the Snodland mill and he and his rest of the Hook family all moved to 'Acacia
Probate records – wills and inventories – are a very useful source for the local historian.
For the ‘People and work’ project we have looked at all wills for the study parishes dated from 1750-1857 and all post-1720 inventories.
Kent wills: 1810-1829 including:John CharltonMary WillsonSamuel SmithThomas StroudAnn HorsnaillThomas GoldingSusannah DaySusanna HorsnaillBarnabas
Kent wills: 1790-1809 including:
Kent wills: 1770-1789 including:Charles MilnerPeter GunningWilliam HutchisonJames HulkesJacob SmithJohn BowesBarnard MartinSarah WeeksCharles Arnol
Kent wills: 1750-1769, including:
George GotherWilliam HeadleyJohn TaylorWilliam DayMargaret DentenJames Hulkes
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