Eccles is a village in the English county of Kent, part of the parish of Aylesford and in the valley of the River Medway.
Wouldham Hall Cement Works
Aylesford Pottery Company
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