Kent is bounded, North by the Thames, East by the German Ocean, South by the Sea and by Sussex, and West by Sussex and Surrey. It is about 68 miles in length and 30 in breadth, and is divided into five Lathes; namely, St. Augustine, Aylesford, Scray, Shepway, and Sutlon-at-Hone. Rivers: the Thames, the Cray, the Durent, the Medway, the Ravensbourne, the Rother, the Less and Greater Stoure. It has 29 Markkt-Towns; is in the Province of Canterbury, partly in the Diocese of Canterbury, and partly in that of Rochester; and it is in the Home Circuit. Population, 548,337.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.