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Nettlestead

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

Nettlestead, Kent
Nettlestead St Mary Kent.jpg
Nettlestead St Mary Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Twyford
County Kent
Poor Law Union Maidstone
Registration District Maidstone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1640
Bishop's Transcripts: 1716
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Malling
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham; Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

NETTLESTEAD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Maidstone, hundred of Twyford, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 6 miles WSW from Maidstone. [1]

Nettlestead is a village and civil parish in the borough of Maidstone Netllestead Kent Wikipedia.

Nettlestead St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Rochester which included Nettlestead Green and West Barming see Nettlestead Green Wikipedia and Barming Wikipedia A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The church of St Mary Nettlestead has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 118-126. Date accessed: 9 2013. at British History Online and Kent Parishes website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Maidstone 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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
Nettlestead Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1904
1813-1836

FS BTs 1716-1904 1716-1904 1716-1904
IGI 1640-1885 1640-1812

International Genealogical Index:
Christenings 1640-1885 Batches (C135051-C135053)
Marriages 1640-1644; 1663-1750 1754-1812 Batches (M135051, M135052)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Nettlestead 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 372-374. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 18 November 2013.

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