Griffith KENT 2
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.
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.
Inference, Cowper (1894) Canterbury marriage licenses 1619-1660, SoG ref KE/REG (first marriage).