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Chatham Dockyard was one of the main Royal Navy Dockyards. As a rope-maker, it's certainly possible that he was working there. You might want to look at Records of Royal Naval dockyard staff to see if Thomas appears in those records. That might lead to further clues for research. For example, the pay books for Chatham Rope Yard, covering the years 1683 to ...


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An avenue to explore would be property transactions, especially if you believe they may be a family of means. For some reason (!) the English state has always paid particular attention to creating and retaining records about property. (A short version of this says: Follow the money -- the records of baptisms marriages and burials at this time were in the ...


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Ancestry.co.uk Many original parish records for Bexley, Bexleyheath and Sidcup can be viewed on Ancestry.co.uk. See: Bexley, Kent, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1558-1812 Bexley, Kent, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1925 Bexley, Kent, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 Bexley, Kent, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985 Bexley, Kent, ...


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The Kent History and Library Centre serves a the county archive, but it does not cover all of the historical county. For counties adjacent to London and where county boundaries have changed over time, records may be found in either side of the original border. Medway, Bromley, Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham have thier own archives. The North West Kent ...


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Further to the answer above, you will find it helpful to use a parish map such as this - http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/west-kent.gif - to establish the names and locations of the parishes you wish to search in. You are covering a fairly large area and what we know now as Sidcup was split into 3 or so Cray parishes. Also bear in mind that the parish records are ...


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