Simon's Family History

EIGHTH GENERATION


218. Amasa KENT was baptised in 1738 in Much Hadham, Herts. He was buried on 25 Jan 1804 in Albury, Herts.

Amasa is a biblical name. It occurs in :-
- 2 Samuel 17:25 "Absalom made Amasa Captain of the host";
- 2 Chronicles 28:12 "Amasa son of Hadlai";
- Other refs. in 2 Sam. 20:9 & 20:12; Kings 2:5; 1 Chron. 2:17.

Being an unusual name it is often mis-spelt or mis-transcribed, Also it appears he was nick-named "Massey" which also come variously spelt. Spelling variations :-
- Amara in the Albury Militia Lists transcriptions.
- Mace, Masey, Massy - Overseers Accounts 1795

His occupation has been recorded as :-
Servant to John Gladwin, Farmer (Much Hadham Militia Lists 1758,59,60,61.)
Servant to Thomas Hoye (Albury Militia List 1762)
Labourer (Albury Militia Lists 1763, 64, 65, 78, 80, 81, 82, & 83)

Recorded addresses :-
Much Hadham, Herts (Baptism 1738)
Much Hadham (Militia Lists 1758,59,60,61.)
Albury, Herts (Militia Lists 1762, 63, 64, 65, 78, 80, 81, 82, & 83, Marriage 1762, Burial 1804)

Amasa appears in the Albury Overseers Accounts :-
14 Feb 1795 - Mace Kent - Lame - 5 shillings.
26 Mar 1796 - Massy Kent - 3s6d.
22 Apr 1797 - gave Masey Kent for going to Hadham - 1s4d.
" - Masey Kent for his son Ben - 3s.
" - Orders & Examination of Ben Kent - 5s.
22 Jan 1804 - To horse & boy (to) Hertford for the Coronor in Kent - 5s.
28 Jan 1804 - Paid woman for laying out Amasa Kent - 2s.

Amasa's burial is recorded in the Albury Parish Register as follows :-
25 Jan 1804 - Amasa Kent - by Coronor's Warrant.
Unfortunately the Coronor's records have not survived so the circumstances of his death have not been discovered.

He was married to Elizabeth CLARKE on 14 Oct 1762 in Albury, Herts.

219. Elizabeth CLARKE was born on 11 Apr 1742 in Albury, Herts. She was buried on 24 Dec 1826 in Albury, Herts.

Recorded addresses :-
Albury, Herts (Baptism 1742, Marriage 1762, Burial 1826)

Elizabeth appears in the Albury Overseers Accounts :-
28 Jan 1804 - Widow Kent 1 week - 2 shillings.
4 Feb 1804 - ditto

Children were:

child i. Edward KENT was born in Jun 1763 in Albury, Herts.
child ii. Sarah KENT was born on 11 Nov 1764 in Albury, Herts.
child109 iii. Elizabeth KENT was christened on 9 Nov 1766 in Albury, Herts. She was buried on 23 Oct 1837 in Albury, Herts.
child iv. Susanah KENT was born on 30 Oct 1768 in Albury, Herts.
child v. Mary KENT was born on 6 Oct 1771 in Albury, Herts.
child vi. Martha KENT was born on 1 Apr 1774 in Albury, Herts.
child vii. Ann KENT was born on 26 Jan 1777 in Albury, Herts.
child viii. Rachel KENT was born on 18 Apr 1779 in Albury, Herts.
child ix. Benjamin KENT was born on 13 May 1781 in Albury, Herts.
child x. Hanah KENT was born on 18 Jul 1784 in Albury, Herts.




 

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