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Tildens in America

12th March 2019

Scott Tilden:

Looks like it's been years since folks have said "hi" here. So let me see if there is interest still.

The Tilden name came to the states in two places in the 1600s -- The well known line of Nathaniel who came to Scituate, Mass., and which line begat Samuel J. Tilden, who ran against Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876 for President of the United States. He famously won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College. Many folks derive from this line.

But another line of Tildens, with Charles and Marmaduke, landed in Kent County, Maryland, across the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis. This line had some "stars" as well. The Maryland line is mine.

There are many, many "coincidences" between the lines to be anything but related. However, for 100+ years no one has been able to prove the link in the UK.

I would love to communicate with any Tilden descendants to see where we all fit together. I have several genealogical friends as well who have dug into the lines, and we have DNA here and there as well. So write me at swtilden at and maybe we can make some connections...FINALLY!

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Quill House

15th January 2017

Maggie Rennie:

Can anyone tell me the history behind the anchor outside Quill House and how and why it became to be there?

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St. Mildred's Church

9th September 2016

Debra Avon:

I'll ask and get back to you, with an answer. If you need anything in the meantime, I'm social media for St Mildreds [email protected] and the Parish Administrator [email protected]
kind regards

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St. Mildred's Church

1st March 2016

Bruce Castlen:

Does anyone know if there are any searchable records at the church. And who to contact to set up an appointment to look through them?

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Castlen Family From Old Tenterden

1st March 2016

Bruce Castlen:

Looking for any family members of Richard Castlen from Tenterden. I believe he and family were members of St. Matilda's circa 1550-1600's. I will be visiting Tenterden this fall and would love to know more about these old family members.

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James Heath

17th December 2015

Vicki Blackman:

Hi Mark,

I've emailed you but of you no longer have that email address, could you email [email protected] please? Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you for your initial response.



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Host Families

3rd May 2015

Sarah-Jane Clapson:

Hi Robin,

We live about 20-30 minutes from tenterden by bus. Is this too far? We live in the bigger town of Ashford. We have a son of 6 who is learning French. Both my husband and I have a dbs. I am a nurse and my husband works for the government. I speak a very little French (from school time). We would love to have you. We have a really happy, friendly family and we laugh a lot. My number is 07969 694101 or you can get me on this email address [email protected]



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Host Families

2nd May 2015

Robin Detournay:

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Robin DETOURNAY, and I am 20 years old. I am a french student in an engineering school specialized in the transport. And during 4 weeks, between the 1 June 2015 and the 28 June 2015, I will do an internship within the Kent and East Sussex Railway as a volunteer.

However, I need to find an accommodation for this period. Do you know some contact or addresses not far from Tenterden?

To my mind, an host family will bring me many benefits such as improving my English, understanding the tradition and the culture of the British family, ...
I am ready give a financial contribution for the bed and the meal, to give help in the house, and if the family has children I can teach some french.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Very best regards,


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Change from B&B to Holiday Lets

3rd February 2015

Caroline Mullins:

From April 1st The Old Coach House will no longer provide B&B but will be available for Holiday Lets providing accommodation for 6 / 7 people.

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Property Search

25th January 2015

Cleo Collins:

I have fallen in love with this area and wish to purchase a house with some land locally. Can anyone perhaps let me know the best way to spread the word to any potential home owners with land that might wish to sell? Or perhaps you are aware of someone already who might be wishing to sell?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you :)

Kind Regards,

Cleo Collins

[email protected]

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