Saturday, 17 December 2011

Ancestry adds more of the Tyler Collection (East Kent)

From the Tyler Collection of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies Ancestry now has online a 303,872 record index of East Kent parish records, 1538-1874. This collection was indexed from Frank Watt Tyler's notebooks through the Ancestry World Archives Project.

Ancestry had added images from the Tyler collection back in April, see
http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com/2011/04/tyler-collection-of-misc-notes-and.html

Does anyone know more about Frank Watt Tyler?  It appears he was most active in the 1930s and was for several years the Hon. Sec. of the Kent Archaeological Society.  There are 306 entries of items in the FHL catalog associated with his name.

There are several letter he wrote in The Times. He may have been in the insurance business. One of his letters, published on 3 October 1929 regarding "An Ancient Fire Policy", mentions a man whose full baptismal name was "If-Christ-had-not-died-thou-hadst-been-damned Nicholas Barebones, the son of "Praise-God Barebones."

A likely looking death index record for a Frank W. Tyler is in the Bridge registration district in 1952 giving his age as 81.

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