Horton Kirby, Kent Genealogy

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Horton Kirby

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

Horton Kirby, Kent
Horton Kirby St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg
Horton Kirby St Mary the Virgin Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Axton, Dartford and Wilmington
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Dartford
Registration District Dartford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1671
Bishop's Transcripts: 1718
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dartford
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
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 History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HORTON, KIRBY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W division of Kent, 4 miles SSE from Dartford.
Horton Kirby and South Darenth is a civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent.[1]

Horton Kirby and South Darenth Wikipedia and Horton Kirby Wikipedia

Horton Kirby St Mary is an Ancient Parish which included South Darenth and is in the Diocese of Rochester Dartford Deanery and is part of a united benefice with Sutton at Hone, Kent Genealogy; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The Parish church of St Mary Horton Road Horton Kirby has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 494-509 at British History Online  and Kent Churches website

See Horton Kirby North West Kent Family History Society and Horton Kirby St Mary

South Darenth North West Kent Family History Society

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Dartford 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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch - free[3]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[5]
IARC = Internet Archive - free[6]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[7]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[8]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[9]
Horton Kirby Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1876

FREG 1684-1968
FS 1684-1812

FS BTs 1719-1905 1719-1905 1719-1905
FS PRs 1684-1876 1684-1876; 1754-1876 (banns) 1678-1875
IARC 1684-1812
IGI 1684-1812 1684-1812
MED 1671-1991 1671-1991 1671-1991

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Horton Kirby 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.

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. 557-559. Date accessed: 15 August 2013.
  2. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. Batches P014671, M014671, and M014673, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 March 2012.
  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. W. Bruce Bannerman, The Parish Registers of Horton Kirbie, Co. Kent (London: Privately Printed, 1918). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  7. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  8. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.