It is amazing that such a small place as Ebony has produced such a lot of Wills in a relatively short space of time.
The cemetery, which opened in 1869, was needed because the Chatham burial ground at Whiffen’s Avenue was coming to the end of it’s life.
All Saints Church, Maidstone, which was built by Archbishop Courtney, from 1395, is a major church building in the perpendicular style, the finest of this style in Kent.
73 Abstracts of Hythe Wills ranging in date from 1471 to 1558 from Arthur Hussey’s notebooks in the Kent Archaeological Society’s Library are now online, together with a comprehensive index of all
‘Elizabethan and Jacobean Deer Parks in Kent’, Susan Pittman, PhD Kent, 2011 now online at