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From: "Daniel Jenkins" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Seperating Danish from Anglo-Saxon?
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 13:08:52 +0000
In-Reply-To: <000601c5ce5d$cd005a80$71509045@Ken1>


Leeds Castle is at Maidstone and so your ancestor would be a Man of Kent.
Leeds castle is sometimes also referred to as Badlesmere Castle. It dates
from Saxon Times about 857. Maidstone is the home of The Centre For Kentish
Studies. The Town and the Centre are great places for visiting and research.
I have twice done research there, but it would take years to see all the
info. they hold, but you can access some of their records at the" at website on the web. Very interesting stuff pops up. Put your
ancestors last name into the search box and it will show you all archived
records where the name shows up in England from the earliest times.


>From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
>Subject: Re: [DNA] Seperating Danish from Anglo-Saxon?
>Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 06:17:51 -0600
>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?
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Jenkins"
>To: <>
>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
>Rochester and Greenwich. To this day the southern people refer to
>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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