Snargate, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Snargate, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Snargate St Dunstan Kent
|Hundred||Romney Marsh Liberty|
|Poor Law Union||Romney Marsh|
|Registration District||Romney Marsh|
|Parish registers: 1552|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1563|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
SNARGATE (St. Dunstan), a parish, in the union of Romney Marsh, and liberties of Romney-Marsh and New Romney, though locally in the hundred of Aloesbridge, lathe of Shepway, E division of Kent, 5½ miles NW by W from New Romney. 
Snargate is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent Snargate Wikipedia
Snargate St Dunstan is an Ancient Parish in Romney Marsh in the Diocese of Canterbury; the modern parish of Brenzett with Snargate is in the benefice of Appledore with Brookland and Fairfield and Brenzett with Snargate.
The church of St Dunstan has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building
See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375-378. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
The 13th century church of St Dunstan contains a wall painting of a ship which it is said indicates a safe place for smugglers and the Romney Marsh villages were long associated with smuggling from France.
Reverend Richard Harris Barham was rector of this parish but preferred to reside at Warehorne; he wrote the "Ingoldsby legends" under the pseudonym of Thomas Ingoldsby.
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]
Snargate parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free|
|MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free|
|Snargate Online Parish Records|
|FS PRs||1754-1900||1827-1900 (banns)||1754-1900|
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
- Images for Kenardington, Kent and Snargate are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831
These images are derived from the 1987 microfilming at Kent Archives reference Q/RPL/344.
The parish was in the hundred of Aloesbridge.
See Edward Hasted 'The hundred of Aloesbridge: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375 at British History Online
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
- 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.
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]
- 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. 126-129. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.
- 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
- 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.