The Society’s Topographical collections are arranged by county and town. Each collection is unique and contains valuable and insightful information on local, social and family history dating as far back as the 16th century.

The Kent Topographical Collection for the towns of ‘Seale’, ‘Tunbridge’ and ‘Southborough’ is particularly thrilling to look through due to the volume of original family history documents, all of which are in good condition.

An index for these collections is currently being worked on by our volunteers, which makes each box within the Topographical Collection a bit like a ‘lucky dip’ due to all of the fascinating material they contain and the huge number of family names they relate to.

A selection of documents from the Kent Topographical Collection:

A 1715 original Marriage Settlement for Edward Moyse and Ann Tomlyn from the town of Seal.

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A 1809 original Apprentice Indenture for Isaac Widge to become a Tailor.

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1820 Will Probate for Edward Groombridge

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