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Kilndown, Kent Genealogy

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

Kilndown, Kent
Kindown Christ Church Kent.jpg
Kindown Christ Church Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Marden
County Kent
Poor Law Union Cranbrook
Registration District Cranbrook
Records begin
Parish registers: 1714
Bishop's Transcripts: 1843
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sutton
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

GOUDHURST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, and partly in the hundred, of Cranbrooke, but chiefly in the hundred of Marden, lower division of the lathe of Scray, W division of Kent, 4 miles ENE from Lamberhurst. Christchurch, on Kilndown, now a district church, was erected in 1839.
There are two places of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was part of the Cranbrook 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]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[4]
Kilndown Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1843-1911

FS BTs 1893-1903 1893-1903 1893-1903
MIDK 1754-1911

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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.

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. 319-322. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.
  2. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.

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