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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Seperating Danish from Anglo-Saxon?
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 06:17:51 -0600
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Dan, I have an ancestor several times over (bunch of his descendants
intermarried in my lines) who is said to be from the Leeds Castle in Kent.
Does that make him a "Man of Kent" or a "Kentish Man"? I thought for a long
time he was a midlander from Leeds until an old poem written by someone in
the family referred to the ancestor as being from the Leeds Castle in Kent?

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From: "Daniel Jenkins" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 5:59 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Seperating Danish from Anglo-Saxon?


In Kent , in a matter of less than 50 years , the early Jutes, now natives
of Kent , considered themselves somewhat distinct from the next wave of
settlers in late 400s . The early settlers were primarily living south of
the Medway River and the later settlers were in the northwest area mainly at
Rochester and Greenwich. To this day the southern people refer to themselves
as Men of Kent while those northwest of the Medway are called Kentish Men.
There was some snobbery in this as the first Jutes felt they were more
refined than the later Jutes. Even Roman historians noted this.

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