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Re: Queen Ann co-kent Island
Posted by: Mark Merritt Date: March 02, 2001 at 08:41:49
In Reply to: Re: Queen Ann co-kent Island by Lynn Smith of 362

All these responses to the original post are incomplete, from a genealogical point of view. The original poster was likely (reasonably) confused over references suggesting it WAS in Kent County.

Kent Island (Christ Church Parish) was not only a part of Kent County, it the center of Kent's commerce and population in the earliest years of the settlement.

This explains why many records are written, for example, "Chester, Kent Co., Maryland". Such references are NOT in error if the record refers to a date prior to the 1698 change.

The 1707 change in boundaries between Queen Anne's, Kent, and Cecil counties did not effect Kent Island.

Regards,
Mark Merritt
Researching these and allied lines of Kent Co., Maryland:
MERRITT, WICKES, MILLER, COMEGYS, BROWN, JONES, WILKINS, BECK


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