Halling, Kent Genealogy

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Guide to Halling, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Halling, Kent
Halling St John the Baptist Kent.jpg
Halling St John the Baptist Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Shamwell
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union North Aylesford
Registration District North Aylesford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1705
Bishop's Transcripts: 1718
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rochester
Diocese Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HALLING (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of North Aylesford, hundred of Shamwell, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 4¾ miles SW from Rochester.[1]

Halling is a village and civil parish which includes North Halling, Upper and Lower Halling Halling Kent Wikipedia.

Halling St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish and includes Lower Halling, Upper Halling and North Halling.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 (1797), pp. 376-389 at British History online and Kent Churches website.

The church dates from the 13th century and was enlarged in subsequent centuries and was restored in 1889 by H. Benstead. It is designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage The Church of St John the Baptist, Dalison Court, Halling British listed building.

The parish is on the North Downs and stretches along the River Medway and includes the ruins of the Bishop of Rochester's palace. Halling was the site of chalk quarrying used in the manufacture of cement during the 20th century and the chalk extracted used to be shipped down the River Medway.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

North Aylesford Registration District
Strood Registration District
Strood and Hoo Registration District
Chatham Registration District

and registrations from July 1837 to the present day are held at:

Medway district
The Register Office
Telephone 01634 338902
Fax 01634 338913

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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
FMP = findmypast - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[5]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[6]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[7]
Halling Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1876-1883


FREG 1705-1918
FS BTs 1718-1883 1718-1883 1718-1883
FS PRs 1705-1876 1705-1876; 1754-1888 (banns) 1705-1877
IGI 1705-1875 1706-1876
MED 1705-1988 1705-1988 1705-1988

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Halling 1841-1891.

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.

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]

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. 379-383. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  4. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  6. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  7. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.