Charlton by Dover, Kent Genealogy

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Charlton by Dover

Guide to Charlton by Dover, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Charlton by Dover, Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bewsborough
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1690
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dover
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CHARLTON (St. Peter And St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Dover, partly in the hundred of Bewsborough, but chiefly within the liberty of the Cinque Ports of Dover (of which it is a member), lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 1 mile NNE from Dover. [1]

Charlton by Dover is an Ancient Parish; originally Charlton was a Saxon Manor and a chapel was built around 1160 when the list of rectors shows Odo son of Richard Moryn as rector.

In 1827 the small chapel was found to be insufficient and it was expanded. Further growth in population of workers for the Dover Western Docks meant that Charlton and Tower Hamlets needed a larger church and this was dedicated as St Peter and St Paul on 19 April 1893. Within two years the older nearby church had been demolished. A map of the parish boundary of St Peter and St Paul is available at A church near you

The Church of St Peter and St Paul has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

The Ancient Parish is described in Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 470-475. at British History Online

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Dover Registration District

Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.

The Mansion House (Certificate Centre)
Grove Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1EP

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]

Charlton by Dover parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[3][4][5]
FREG = FreeREG - free[6]
FREL = FamilyRelatives - (£)[7]
KOPC = Kent Online Parish Clerks - free[8]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[9]
Charlton by Dover Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FMP 1564-1912 1564-1912 1591-1928 1591-1928 1565-1964 1565-1964


KOPC 1701-1843


Charlton by Dover St Bartholomew parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Charlton by Dover St Bartholomew Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1879-1928 1879-1928 1889-1915 1889-1915

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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.

Local Family History Centre[edit | edit source]

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]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 549-554. Date accessed: 15 July 2013.
  2. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,", (WayBack Machine) accessed 13 March 2012.
  3. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  6. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  7. 'Kent Parish registers collection 1538 on,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  8. Kent Online Parish Clerks, accessed 20 November 2013.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.