S. of Mary Kent
& William Kent
Bap. 7.4.1805 at St. Dennis, Cornwall, England
Marr. Selina Best 2.8.1830 at St. Dennis, Cornwall
Died in 1866 at Trelavour, St. Dennis, Cornwall
Selina, a Midwife & Nurse (SMS) *, was born c 1810 at St. Dennis, Cornwall & died in 1896. Her parents were Richard & Elizabeth Best **. Isabella & William both died in infancy. Isabella#2 probably died in infancy too.
* Nurse SMS: Up until 1919 anyone could call themselves a Nurse. Putting Nurse SMS (Subsidiary Medical Services, ie anyone other than a properly qualified medical doctor) on a census form would have been an attempt to indicate that one was properly experienced and employed and not just the woman-up-the-road-who "did".
** Not confirmed.
1851 census of Trelavour, St. Dennis, Powder-Cornwall
KENT William Head M M 45 Carpenter Cornwall - St Dennis
KENT Selina Wife M F 40 Carpenter's Wife Cornwall - St Stephens
KENT Mary Dau U F 18 Carpenter's Daur. Cornwall - St Dennis
KENT Jabez Son - M 11 Carpenter's Son Cornwall - St Dennis
KENT Daniel Son - M 8 Carpenter's Son Cornwall - St Dennis
KENT Gideon Son - M 4 Carpenter's Son Cornwall - St Dennis
KENT Mary Mother W F 86 Formerly Laundress & Pauper Cornwall - St Dennis
KENT Robert Brothr W M 48 China Clay & Stone Agent Cornwall - St Dennis
The family were living at the same place in the 1861 census. Selina, now a widow, is recorded with her son, Daniel & his family at 40 Hind St., Poplar, London in 1871 & later with her dau., Anna (Grigg) & her family at Trelavour, St. Dennis, Cornwall in 1881 & 91.