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This article is about a county in the state of Maryland. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).
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Contents

County Courthouse

http://www.kentcounty.com/
Government Center
400 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-7435

History

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  • By 1631, William Clayborne was appointed Commander of the settlers of the Isle of Kent which he named for his home, the County of Kent.

Parent County

  • Created 30 December 1637 from the Colonial lands.

Boundary Changes

  • 19 February 1661, Talbot County was set off.
  • For a time much of Cecil County was attached to Kent County until 1659 then attached to Baltimore County.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Betterton
  • Chestertown
  • Galena
  • Millington
  • Rock Hall
Communities
  • Fairlee
  • Golts
  • Lynch
  • Kennedyville
  • Massey
  • Still Pond
  • Tolchester Beach
  • Worton

Neighboring Counties

Anne Arundel | Baltimore | Cecil | Harford | Queen Anne's | Delaware counties: Kent | New Castle

Resources

Cemeteries

Cecil Burial Ground, near Lynch

Galena Cemetery, Galena

Olivet United Methodist Cemetery, Galena

Quaker Cemetery, Millington

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Chestertown

St. Paul's Methodist Church Cemetery, Earleville

Westminister Presbyterian Cemetery, Georgetown

Census

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Kent County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.

Court

Residents Appearing at the Provincial Court, 1647-1656

Residents Appearing at the Provincial Court, 1656-1660

Residents Appearing at the Provincial Court, 1662-1670

Residents Appearing at the Provincial Court, 1670-1676

Family Histories

  • [de Hinojosa] Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
  • [Elena] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.
  • [Elenor] See Elena.
  • [Holman] See Rue.
  • [Rue] Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," The American Genealogist, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.
  • [Vansant] See Rue.

Gazetteers

Immigration

Kent County Immigration Index 1663-1667

Act of Naturalization of Several Individuals

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," The Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Chester Town [Chestertown] and Kent County with the following surnames: Ringold and Wilmore.] Available at FHL.
  • List of imported servants and convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Kent County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.

Land

Land Records (scroll over half way down the page)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Private Papers

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," The Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Chester Town [Chestertown] and Kent County with the following surnames: Ringold and Wilmore.] Available at FHL.

Probate

Wills and Estate Records (scroll to bottom of page)

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Colonial Births 1650-1681

Marriage

Colonial Marriages 1654-1676

Death

Colonial Deaths 1655-1678

Societies and Libraries

Societies

The Historical Society of Kent County, Maryland

Libraries

Kent County Public Library

Web Sites

References


 

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