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As part of the study Joanna Mattingly has been invited into many local homes and studios.  These photographs were taken on a particularly wet and w

Kent wills: 1750-1769, including: 

George GotherWilliam HeadleyJohn TaylorWilliam DayMargaret DentenJames Hulkes 

Kent wills: 1770-1789 including:Charles MilnerPeter GunningWilliam HutchisonJames HulkesJacob SmithJohn BowesBarnard MartinSarah WeeksCharles Arnol

Kent wills: 1790-1809 including:

Kent wills: 1810-1829 including:John CharltonMary WillsonSamuel SmithThomas StroudAnn HorsnaillThomas GoldingSusannah DaySusanna HorsnaillBarnabas

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. 

Probate records – wills and inventories – are a very useful source for the local historian.

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

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

The Hook family came to Snodland in 1854 as the new owners of the paper mill.

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