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One of the 39 historic counties of England, Kent is a coastal county located in southeastern England. Much of the northeastern portion of the county is now incorporated into the Greater London metropolis. For a list of parishes which historically made up this county, see the [[Kent Parishes]] page.
 
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*Name of minister
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'''Marriage Records'''
<i>Before 1754 </i>
*Date and place of marriage
*Names of other relatives present at the marriage
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'''Burial Records'''
<i>Before 1812</i>
*Date and place of burial
*Occupation of father, esp. if infant
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*When you search baptismal records, remember that it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
*Note that marriages often took place in the parish where the bride resided
 
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