Exploration and Settlement: The 1600s

Web Resources

Archives of Maryland
Provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Online access enables users to research such topics as Maryland's constitutions and constitutional conventions' proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, and military records.

Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Website for the Nabb Center at Salisbury University with online guides to their ever-growing databases, articles and collections on Delmarva

Captain John Smith 400 Project
A project of Sultana Projects in Chestertown

Captain John Smith National Historical Trail

Captain John Smith
Biography of John Smith from the Historic Jamestowne and Jamestowne Rediscovery website

James Ringgold, Augustine Herman, Thomas Hynson, Richard Tilghman, Robert Vaughan, Joseph Wickes and Simon Wilmer
Biographies of several Kent Countians from the Percy Skirven article,
“Seven Pioneers of the Colonial Eastern Shore” in Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 15:1 (1920).

Land Records
Portal to finding land records from the Maryland State Archives website.

Kent County Court Records
Guide to“17th Century Kent County Court Records” by Alexa Cawley from the Nabb Research Center.

St. Paul’s Parish
“Old St. Paul’s Parish” from History of Kent County, Maryland, 1630-1916 by Fred G. Usilton. Includes information on New Yarmouth.

New Yarmouth
“New Yarmouth,” article by Peregrine Wroth from Maryland Historical Magazine Vol III: 1 (1908)

History of Kent County
Full text of History of Kent County, 1630-1916 by Fred G. Usilton

St. Paul’s Parish
Website for the active Episcopal Parish, established in 1692.

17th Century Kent Marriages
List of Kent County Marriages from 1654-1676

Old Kent
Full text of Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland by George A. Hanson, 1876 with index.

Copyright Historical Society of Kent County
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