England's Topographer, or A New and Complete History of the County of Kent: From the Earliest Records to the Present Time.

Item Type: JAS Known Contents
Creator: William Henry Ireland; from drawings by George Shepherd, Henry Gastineau, and others
Publisher: George Virtue
Issued: 1828-1830
Edition: Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4; 1st edition
Language: English
Illustrations: "Embellished with a series of views, from orgininal drawing by G. Shepherd, H. Gastineau, &c. &c. with historical, topographical, critical, and biographical delineations." (from title page)
Author of this Entry: Kendra Brewer
Evidence Type: Letter
Volume: Page (Letter): 1:116 (45)
Date: September 20, 1857
Addressed To?: Charlotte Symonds
Importance?: Research JAS is doing (possibly his own genealogical research)
Owned?: No
Evidence: "As I have not much information to give you I will begin by making my requests which are that I hope you will go down to the Bristol Library & find out these things, copying the infomation concerning them: [...] 2. The Pedigree of Fitz Symonds or Fitz Simon from an history of Kent. Any account of them." After searching for books that contained the genealogical information requested by JAS, I narrowed the possibilities to two works: that listed here and The history and topographical survey of the county of Kent by Edward Hasted, which was first published 1778-1799. Both works include the information JAS requested, so absent additional evidence and given the significant time difference between the two works, I have elected to represent first edition of the series by William Henry Ireland as it is more contemporaneous with JAS's time.
Source Contributor: Kendra Brewer