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Dr William Hardman's Researches of Nonington and other Parishes
The Obituary of Frederick William Hardman, LL.D. F.S.A. can be found in Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 55, 1942, p.79. Dr. Hardman was an able scholar and Chairman of the Records branch. He published small booklets on Kentish Place Names and contributed to Archaeologia Cantiana on a variety of subjects often working closely with W.P. D. Stebbing and Gordon Ward.
   He accumulated research material on Ringwould and Nonington Parishes, but did not publish on these topics. PMP Box 26 contains some of his material relating to Nonington and more Nonington material can be found in PMP 27 and PMP 28. This current box contains abstracts of wills and notes on prominent families in Nonington, especially the Boys and Oxinden, assembled by Arthur Hussey of Wingham in the years around 1933. The abstracts of wills of Nonington residents are from the Consistory Court Canterbury and cover the years 1779-1749. Furthermore there is a collation of material relating to land holding and use in Nonington from Saxon times onwards. Much of this material is derived from Domesday and the VCH, but the later material includes a large section of transcripts relating to property transactions in Nonington between 1487 – 1594. 
   There is also a section of Particulars of old deeds in possession of Mrs Hammond of St. Albans Court copied by Dr. Gordon Ward and transcripts Court Rolls and Rentals 1753-1856. There is information on the Manor of Soles in Nonington and transcripts of a Calendar of old deeds belonging to E. P. Boys Richardson dating from 1402 – 1553.
   The papers include a pamphlet entitled: Notes on the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Nonington, Kent published by the Vicar R.B. in 1938. The pamphlet is accompanied by a letter where the vicar expresses his thanks for the use of Dr. Hardman’s notes and Arthur Hussey’s transcripts of wills. Furthermore there is a volume of notes on the history of St. Mary’s Nonington in a homemade index card format followed by a brief draft history of Nonington.

Contents of Box PMP 27-01  1548 - 1649


Contents of Box PMP 27-02   1689 - 1712

Contents of Box PMP 27-03   1715 - 1740

Contents of Box PMP 27-04   1742 - 1749

Contents of Box PMP 27-05   1750 - 1846

Directories -     
      Description of Village, Postal information, Schools, Listing of Gentry, Traders etc


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