If you are researching in Kent, don't forget to look at the Online Parish Clerks site to see if your parish is listed.
The amount of information available online will vary but to see what can be done have a look at the Maidstone site which is treasure trove if you have ancestors from there.
Often there are directory entries, parish register transcriptions, old photos, maps, newspaper entries, probate transcriptions, sometimes a list of people researching in the area.
Definitely worth a look.
Other counties with an active Online Parish Clerk projects are :
Cornwall, Cumberland & Westmorland, Devon
, Dorset, Essex
, Hampshire, Lancashire
Somerset, now including Bristol
, Sussex ,Warwickshire and Wiltshire.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Daily Advertiser ( London, England ), Friday, January 15, 1773
Minster, in the Isle of Sheppey, Jan. 8.
This Evening was interred here, the Body of Lewis FRAGER , many Years Gunner at Sheerness Fort, and Deputy Water-Bailiff for the River Medway. On Saturday Evening, the 26th ult. a Person brought to the Garrison of Sheerness a Quantity of Oysters for Sale, which FRAGER suspected were dishonestly acquired, and in Consequence of his Office, examined the Vendor concerning them, who, without any other Reply, gave him a violent Blow on the Head, which laid him senseless on the Stones, of which Blow he lingered till the 3d instant, when he expired.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
From The Morning Post, (London, England), Tuesday, August 10, 1819;
Of the 79 prisoners on the calendar, 18 were capitally convicted, and five following left for execution, viz:- Henry LANGRIDGE , 35, for the murder of Mr. SAXE , of Penshurst, about six years ago; Abraham ABRAHAMS , 24, Judah SOLOMON , 36, and Joseph SOLOMON , for being accessories in planning a burglary and felony, at Minster, Isle of Sheppy, of which three men were convicted at the last Maidstone Assizes; and John CRUTTENDEN , aged 33 ( indicted on the Black Act ) for feloniously and maliciously cutting a number of hop binds, growing on poles, in a plantation belonging to Mr. Samuel SANTER , of Benenden. This, we believe, is the first capital conviction that ever followed an offence of this kind.
From The Morning Post ( London, England ), Tuesday, February 16, 1813;
ANOTHER ATROCIOUS MURDER. - Mr. R. SACK , of Penshurst, Sussex, farmer,was barbarously murdered on Monday evening last, by Henry LANGRIDGE , a labourer, who resided in a cottage belonging to Mr. SACK . LANGRIDGE has absconded.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
From Brandon Daily Sun (Canada) August 14, 1908
THE LATE A. J. SHEATHER
Mr. Alfred J. SHEATHER , the well-known builder and contractor, passed away at his residence at 7 o'clock this morning, after an illness extending over some four or five weeks.
The deceased, who had reached the ripe age of fifty-eight, was born in Kent, England, in 1850, and emigrated to this district in 1868. Since then he has risen to the position of one of Brandon's foremost builders and contractors.
By his straightforward and honest methods he has won the esteem of all who knew him both in business and in social circles. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters and a son. The funeral will take place at 4.15 o'clock on Sunday afternoon from St. Matthew's church to the Brandon cemetery. The family and near relatives have the sympathy of the whole community in their recent bereavement.
From The Ipswich Journal ( Ipswich, England ), Tuesday, August 22, 1882;
TWO CHILDREN SUFFOCATED. - Mr. W. J. HARRIS , coroner, held an inquest at Sittingbourne last week night on the bodies of George SHRUBSALL , aged four, and Agnes SHRUBSALL , aged two, the children of Alfred SHRUBSALL ,fisherman. The children died from suffocation by smoke through a fire breaking out at their home on Sunday evening. They were put to bed early in the evening, and shortly afterwards fire broke out and made rapid progress. The children were removed from the burning building; but they were both insensible, and died afterwards.