News Update from the KAS Annual General Meeting, 21st May 2016

Posted on Monday, July 4th, 2016 and is filed under KAS News.

Your Council appreciates that many members may be unaware of the changes that occurred at this years AGM and this short note fills a gap before the publication of more details in the next issue of the KAS newsletter in the autumn. During the last year 2015/16, the society lost two stalwarts due to their...

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Abstracts of 80 Ebony Wills dating from 1468 to 1557 now online

Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 and is filed under KAS News.

It is amazing that such a small place as Ebony has produced such a lot of Wills in a relatively short space of time. There are a lot of surnames, field names, place names in them, and also, when you read through them, quite a few occupations – fisherman, smith, haberdasher, etc. plus most of...

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17th Century Chatham Shipwright Wills are now online

Posted on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 and is filed under KAS News.

Thirty-two 17th Century Chatham Shipwright Wills, ranging in date from 1602 to 1698 transcribed by D.E. Williams are now online at http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/14/02/00.htm –...

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2015 Hasted Prize awarded to Dr Elizabeth Blanning

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 and is filed under KAS News.

The biennial Hasted Prize for 2015 has been awarded by the Society to Dr Elizabeth Blanning for her doctoral thesis ‘Landscape, settlement and materiality. Aspects of rural life in Kent during the Roman period’ (University of Kent, 2014). The judges deemed the thesis to be an important and pioneering piece of research which provided a...

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Toke’s rubbings of Heraldic Ledger Stones in Kent churches are now online

Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 and is filed under KAS News.

Toke’s way of recording was excellent at the start of the twentieth century and ensured we still have a record of ledger stones which are either inaccessible or no longer exist. His invaluable record of ledger stone rubbings were photographed on to a collection of glass plate negatives now housed in the KAS Library at...

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Modern pictures of 19 Churches and their churchyards in the Romney Marsh area added to the Visual Records section

Posted on Sunday, July 26th, 2015 and is filed under KAS News.

In the early 20th century our late member Leland L. Duncan spent time recording many of the monumental inscriptions (M.I.s) in the churchyards in the Romney Marsh area. Modern pictures of 19 Churches and their churchyards have now been added with links from the individual parish M.I. listings to our Visual Records section. Appledore.      Brenzett,     ...

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