Folkestone Christ Church, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Folkestone Christ Church, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Folkestone Christ Church, Kent|
|County||Kent, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Elham|
|Parish registers: 1851|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1851|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent History and Library Centre|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Folkestone is the principal town in the Shepway district of Kent and a cross Channel port. Folkestone Wikipedia
Christ Church was formed from Folkestone St Mary and St Eanswythe, Kent Genealogy Ancient Parish as a church for mariners and fishermen.
The church was consecrated on 27th July 1850 and destroyed by a German bomb on 17th May 1942.
As part of the development of the town churches it was followed by Folkestone Holy Trinity and St Peter.
Folkestone Holy Trinity with Christ Church is the United benefice in the Diocese of Canterbury.
The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel dates from 1866; Independent Baptist and Society of Friends Chapels were also built.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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
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]
Folkestone Christ Church parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = findmypast - (£)|
|Folkestone Christ Church Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1813-1887; 1851-1886 (Banns)||1813-1887; 1851-1886 (Banns)||1851-1913||1851-1913|
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
Census Records[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch has census index collections and a search within the town and surrounding enumerations districts may be easier than referring to the Family History Library collection of microfilms.
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through Family History Center Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK.
- Introduction to Family History Centers to locate outside UK.
- Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable).
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
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]
- Family History Center Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records and England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
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