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Herne Bay Christ Church, Kent Genealogy

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Herne Bay Christ Church

Guide to Herne Bay Christ Church, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Herne Bay Christ Church, Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bleangate
County Kent
Poor Law Union Blean
Registration District Blean
Records begin
Parish registers: Not Known
Bishop's Transcripts: Not Known
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Westbere
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HERNE BAY, a town and a chapelry in Herne parish, Kent. The town stands on the coast and on the Kent Coast railway, 4 miles E by N of Whitstable, and 8½ NE by N of Canterbury.[1]

Herne Bay is town and civil parish. Herne Bay Wikipedia

Herne Bay Christ Church is an Ecclesiastical Parish formed in 1849 from Herne, Kent Ancient Parish in the Westbere deanery of the Diocese of Canterbury.

The Parish Church of Christ Church, Underdown Road which dates from 1834 has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building See Kent Churches website

The Church of St Bartholomew, King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building and was built from 1913 onward. See Kent Churches website

Herne Bay Baptist Church, High Street, has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

SeeBlean Registration District Bridge 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]

Herne Bay Christ Church parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4]
Herne Bay Christ Church Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1841-1912 1841-1912 1841-1916 1841-1916 1841-1866 1841-1866

Herne Bay St John parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Herne Bay St John Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1899-1912 1899-1912 1899-1928 1899-1928

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Herne 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 FHC 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.

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. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 15 August 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.

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