Griffith KENT


Family Links

1. Susannah FORBENCH

2. Mary TERRY

Griffith KENT 2

  • Christened: 21 Mar 1611, St Andrew, Sonning, Oxfordshire 3
  • Marriage (1): Susannah FORBENCH
  • Marriage (2): Mary TERRY on 29 Jan 1651 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey 1
  • Died: 1682, Of, Rotherhithe, Surrey 2
  • Buried: St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey 2

bullet  Notes:

Griffith was a Norway merchant (i.e. a timber merchant) in Southwark. He is know to have married twice, both times to widows. His first wife was Susanna Shorter nee Forbench (qv). They had at least three children. Their son Praise was a haberdasher in Southwark, and did not marry. Their other son was Thomas (qv). Their only known daughter Elizabeth married Capt Joseph Ball, also thought to have been a Norway merchant, and had five children.

Griffith's wife Susannah died in 1650. He remarried a year later to Mary Theobald nee Terry, the widow of Peter Theobald who had been a shipwright in Bermondsey.

PCC: Griffith Kent PROB11/369 dated 9-3-1682


Griffith married Susannah FORBENCH, daughter of Richard FORBENCH and Isabell. (Susannah FORBENCH was born Of in Send, Surrey 4 and was buried on 25 Feb 1650 in St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey 5.)


Griffith next married Mary TERRY on 29 Jan 1651 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey.1 (Mary TERRY was born in 1612 in Canterbury, Kent 6.)



1 Church Register, St Mary Lambeth, LMA ref P85/MRY1.

2 Probate, Griffith Kent PROB11/369 dated 9-3-1682.

3 Church Register, Transcript of Sonning, SoG ref OX/R 150.

4 Visitation, London Visitation Pedigrees, 1664. Harleian Society (1940) Vol 92.

5 Church Register, St Saviour Southwark, LMA ref P92/SAV.

6 Inference, Cowper (1894) Canterbury marriage licenses 1619-1660, SoG ref KE/REG (first marriage).

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