Inhabitants of Kent County, Maryland, 1637-1787


This book on the early inhabitants of Kent County, Maryland, contains thousands of names, with relevant information, gleaned from a wide variety of sources: debt books (1733-1769); land patents (1637-1787); the Kent County tax list of 1783; indentured orphans (1778-1787); lists of Batchelors (1758-1763); convicted servants (1719-1770); county court proceedings (1647-1677); parish vestry records of Shrewsbury, St. Paul, and Chester Protestant Episcopal Churches (1693-1787); Colonial militia list (1748) and officer list (1648-1769); Revolutionary War soldiers (1775-1783); members of the Maryland Legislature (1637-1787); and several volumes from the Archives of Maryland. Anyone researching this area will appreciate the valuable historical and genealogical information preserved on these pages. Entries vary greatly in length. An index adds to the value of this work.

Henry C. Peden, Jr.

(1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 280 pp.

ISBN: 9781585492862