Margate St John the Baptist, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Margate, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Margate St John the Baptist, Kent|
|Hundred||Ringslow or Isle of Thanet|
|Poor Law Union||Thanet|
|Parish registers: 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1559|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
MARGATE (St. John the Baptist), a sea-port, market-town, and parish, in the Cinque Port liberty of Dover, of which it is a member, and in the union of the Isle of Thanet, locally in the lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 72½ miles E from London. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
The Baptists, Wesleyans, Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, the Presbyterians and Roman Catholics, have places of worship. There is a Seamen's chapel. The Wesleyans have a small meetinghouse at Garlinge, and the Society of Friends possess one at Drapers' Hospital. 
Margate is a seaside town in the Isle of Thanet and a civil parish in the Thanet district of Kent. See Margate Wikipedia The civil parish includes:
Cliftonville, Cliftonville Wikipedia
Garlinge, Garlinge Wikipedia
Palm Bay Palm Bay Wikipedia
and Westbrook Westbrook Wikipedia.
Margate St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the town. The parish boundary included Woodchurch and Garlinge.
From this parish the Anglican church of St Paul, Northdown Road was formed. The church of St Paul was built in 1873-1874 and has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Margate+2 Kent Churches website
All Saints Church, All Saints Avenue, Margate dates from 1894 and has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building
Other places of Worship in the town include
Wesleyan Methodist The former Methodist Chapel in Hawley Square is one of a group of listed buildings. The former chapel has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building
The Methodist Church of St Stephen Cliftonville which dates from 1876-1878 has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building
Lady Huntingdon's Chapel, Baptist Ebenezer Chapeland The Cecil Square Baptist Chapel and its Sunday School building form a group of listed buildings. The Chapel which dates from circa 1870 has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building
Congregational Chapel, Calvinist Chapel, Quaker's Chapel, Drapers, Brethren and Roman Catholic Chapel
Margate Cemetery, Manston Road has a Non Conformist Cemetery Chapel which has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building and a paired Church of England chapel British listed building
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]
Margate St John the Baptist parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = findmypast - (£)|
|KOPC = Kent Online Parish Clerks - free|
|Margate St John the Baptist Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1559-1901||1559-1901||1559-1905; 1656-1812 (Banns)||1559-1905; 1656-1812 (Banns)||1559-1899||1559-1899|
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.
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.
- 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.
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]
- FHC 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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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 253-257. Date accessed: 15 April 2013.
- 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
- Kent Online Parish Clerks, accessed 20 November 2013.
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