William John Kent

Male21 November 1865–6 September 1939

Brief Life History of William John

When William John Kent was born on 21 November 1865, in Ross, Tasmania, Australia, his father, William Kent, was 60 and his mother, Mary Wall, was 40. 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

Sources (10)

  • William Kent and Mary Ann Hall marriage certificate 1904.
  • William John Kent, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Kent in entry for Gwendoline Beryl Kent, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1904Ross, Tasmania, Australia
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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 and Irish: habitational name from the county of Kent. The surname is also established in Ireland, where English bearers of this name settled in Meath, in the 13th century. The name has been Gaelicized as Ceannt.

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

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