William John Kent

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

The Life Summary 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
Mary Ann Hall
Marriage: 21 September 1904
Gwendoline Beryl Kent
Beatrice Helen Mary Kent
William Percy Kent
Murray Lawrence Kent

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World Events (7)

Age 2
End of transportation to Western Australia.
Age 5
British troops withdraw from Australia.
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 (9)

  • 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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