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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Kent Land Deeds and Documents Index - Another Kent Photograph

Free Kent Land Deeds and Documents Index.

For a while there are some free searchable Indexes available on the NWKFHS web site. One is an index of deeds and other documents of the Kent area that were rescued from a solicitor's office and obtained by the Society. http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/searchable.htm will take you to the web page where you can download a pdf file giving the details of 863 entries from the 1800's through to the 1900's.

If you do find a connection with one of the names indexed you can either visit the Library in person or request a photo copy or further details from the Research Co-ordinator (a charge is made for this service). Full details are on the web site.

Photograph, Ida Maud Whitling. September 1907.

Though this photograph is not within the NW Kent area it is in Kent.

The photograph is of Ida Maud Whitling (born August 1907). On the back is inscribed her name and that she was 9 weeks old. Thus the photo was taken about September 1907 at Deal, Kent. Holding her is her mother Ada Emma, nee Wootton, Whitling, born circa 1882 at Chislet, Kent. Standing next to them is Ida's father Frank Barton Whitling born about  1879 at Caterham, Surrey.

Ada Wootton and Frank Barton Whitling were married at Blean, Kent in 1906. The 1911 census gives the following details:

Poplar Farm, Middle Deal Road, Deal Kent

WHITLING, Frank Head, Married 5 years, 32, 1879, Corn Merchant And Farmer Caterham, Surrey  
WHITLING, Ada Wife Married,29, 1882  Cheslet Kent  
WHITLING, Ida Daughter Single, 31, 1880  Deal Kent  
WHILTING Daughter, under 1 month, 1911,  Deal Kent   
CRIDGE Sarah Nurse Widow, 64, 1847,  Deal Kent. 

In 1937 in the Eastry, Kent Registration District Ida M Whitling married Arthur S Cuthbert. Is she connected to you?

1 comment:

  1. I was at the Society Library today and there are now more documents than was there in 2011. Rescuing documents that would have otherwise been lost to family historians, as the archives don't seem interested in them, is of importance. See Cudham Documents item in this blog