William John Kent

21 November 1865–6 September 1939 (Age 73)
Ross, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of William John

When William John Kent was born on 21 November 1865, in Ross, Tasmania, Australia, his father, William Kent, was 59 and his mother, Mary Wall, was 39. He married Mary Ann Hall on 21 September 1904, in Ross, Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 September 1939, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ross, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

William John Kent
1865–1939
Mary Ann Hall
1882–1919
Marriage: 21 September 1904
Gwendoline Beryl Kent
1906–1978
Beatrice Helen Mary Kent
1911–2005
William Percy Kent
1915–1986
Murray Lawrence Kent
1918–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 September 1904
Ross, Tasmania, Australia
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    William Kent

    Male1806–1884Male

    Mary Wall

    Female1826–1902Female

siblings

(6)

    Joseph Newbold

    Male1849–1913Male

    Thomas Kent

    Male1857–1914Male

    Esther Hannah Kent

    Female1859–1934Female

    Female1861–1955Female

    Male1865–1939Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1867

Age 2

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1870

Age 5

British troops withdraw from Australia.
1892

Age 27

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Kent in entry for Gwendoline Beryl Kent, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"
  • William Kent in entry for Beatrice Ellen Mary Kent, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"
  • William Kent in entry for Eric Maxwell Saunders and Beatrice Mary Helen Kent, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938"

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