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Ted at Martins Quarry excavations holding Iron Age loom weights 1974 Ted holding a sherd of mortaria from Tenters Field Roman Villa, Dartford 2017

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Wills of Caulkers of Chatham and Gillingham 1638-1841 transcribed by D.E. Williams

The Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) of St Mary and All Saints Church, Boxley with concise wills 

Pictures of Roman Samian Ware Pottery sherds and fabrics

Roman Pottery Samian stamps from excavations at Eccles Roman Villa, Kent

Pictures of Roman Pottery from the excavation of Eccles Roman Villa, Kent

The Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) in the churchyard of St John the Baptist, Bredgar

Wills of Sheerness Shipwrights 1693 - 1855 transcribed by D.E. Williams

Wills of Gillingham Shipwrights 1621 - 1852  transcribed by D.E. Williams

Excavations carried out by the Lenham Archaeological Society (LAS) 2002 to 2017

Wills of Rochester Shipwrights 1652 - 1837

The Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) in the churchyard of St Margaret of Antioch, Lower Halstow, Kent

The Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Church, Upchurch, Kent