Allington, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Allington, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Malling|
|Parish registers: 1630|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1718|
|Diocese||Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury|
|Probate Court||Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
ALLINGTON (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 1¾ mile NNW from Maidstone. 
Allington is part of Maidstone in Kent, see Allington Wikipedia.
Allington St Lawrence was an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Rochester although it functioned largely as a chaplery on the road to Allington Castle and was infamous for the 17th and 18th century practice of illegal marriage without banns.
The church was demolished after closure in 1969 being declared redundant in 1971 and the modern church of St Nicholas built on the site. The parish of Allington St. Nicholas with Maidstone St. Peter parish boundary map is available at A church near you
See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 448-454 at British History Online for account of the early church and Kent Churches website for an image of the older church.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Allington parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = findmypast - (£)|
|FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|Allington Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1630-1876||1640-1877; 1777-1919 (Banns)||1633-1876|
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
Images for Aldington, Hurst, Newington and West Hythe are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 37-39. Date accessed: 17 June 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
- England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911 FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
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