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== Parish History ==
{{Infobox England Jurisdictions| image = Riverhead is a former village and now part of St Mary the built up area of SevenoaksVirgin Kent. The civil parish of jpg| caption = Riverhead is in St Mary the Sevenoaks district of Virgin Kent| Type = [[Ecclesiastical Parish]]| County = Kent | Hundred = Codsheath| Poor Law Union = [http://enwww.wikipediaworkhouses.org.uk/wikiSevenoaks/RiverheadSevenoaks]| Registration District = Sevenoaks| PRbegin = 1831| BTbegin = None| Province = Canterbury| Diocese = Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury| Archdeaconry = | Archdeaconries = | Rural Deanery = Shoreham| Parish = | Peculiar = | Chapelry = | Probate Court = Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches,_Kent+ Riverhead WikipediaCroydon and Shoreham; Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes | Archdeaconry Court = | Bishops Court = | Prerogative Court = | Archive = [[Kent Record Office]]<br> }}
Riverhead St Mary&nbsp; is an Ecclesiastical == Parish formed as a chapelry in 1831 from the neighbouring&nbsp;[[Sevenoaks, Kent]] Ancient Parish. <br>  The church of St Mary theVirgin was consecrated as a chapel of Ease in 1831&nbsp; and was at that time within the village of Riverhead and formed part of the Diocese of Rochester. It was built upon land donated by the Amherst and Lambarde families. The church was built to the design of Decimus Burton. History ==
The church "RIVERHEAD, a '''chapelry''', in the '''parish''' and union '''of Seven-Oaks''', hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W division of Kent, 1½ mile NW by N from Seven-Oaks. It was one of at least two chapelries and which chapelry was was erected and endowed in 1831" and was attached to the ancient parish at Seven-Oaks (St Mary Riverhead has been designated as a grade II listed building Nicholas, which also see).<ref>Lewis, Samuel. A., [http://www.britishlistedbuildingsbritish-history.coac.uk/en-446984-church-report.aspx?compid=51240 A Topographical Dictionary ofEngland] (1848), pp. 676-st-mary-riverhead+ British listed building]679. Adapted. Date accessed: 24 May 2013.<br/ref>
See Riverhead is a former village and now part of the built up area of Sevenoaks. The civil parish of Riverhead is in the Sevenoaks district of Kent [http://wwwen.kentchurcheswikipedia.infoorg/wiki/church.asp?p=Riverhead+ Kent Churches website,_Kent Riverhead Wikipedia]<br>
Riverhead became absorbed into the town of Sevenoaks. The civil parish St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish formed as a chapelry in 1831 from the neighbouring [[Sevenoaks district of , Kent]] Ancient Parish.
The modern parish is united with Dunton Greenchurch of St Mary the Virgin was consecrated as a chapel of Ease in 1831 and was at that time within the village of Riverhead and formed part of the Diocese of Rochester. It was built upon land donated by the Amherst and Lambarde families. The church was built to the design of Decimus Burton. The church of St Mary Riverhead has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.nwkfhsbritishlistedbuildings.orgco.uk/dunt_plc.htm+ Dunton Green North West kent Family History Societyen-446984-church-of-st-mary-riverhead British listed building] which contains details of other places of worship in Dunton Green.<br> See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Riverhead Kent Churches website]
Here's an important historical and jurisdictional perspective by Samuel ARiverhead became absorbed into the town of Sevenoaks.&nbsp;Lewis, a well-known 19th century topographer The civil parish is in 1848:<br> the Sevenoaks district of Kent.
"RIVERHEAD, a '''chapelry, in the The modern parish '''and union '''of Seven-Oaks''', hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, Wis united with Dunton Green. division of Kent, 1½ mile (N. W. by N.) from Seven-Oaks. It was one of at least two chapelries and which chapelry was was erected and endowed in 1831" and was attached to the ancient parish at Seven-Oaks (St Nicholas, which also see).<ref>Lewis, Samuel. A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51240 A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 676-679. Adapted. Date accessed: 24 May 2013.</ref><br><br>
== Resources ==
==== Civil Registration ====
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/sevenoaks.html+ Sevenoaks Registration District] 1837-1941 [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/tonbridge.html+ Tonbridge 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<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
==== Church records Records ====
Original deposited Riverhead parish registers were formerly held atof christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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From Spring 2012 material formerly held at{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Riverhead Online Parish Records'''|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center> | bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images | bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes | bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Canterbury PRs''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS BTs''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|'''1538-1975'''}}| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|'''1538-1973'''}}| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1473016|'''1538-1991'''}}| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [httphttps://www.kentfreereg.govorg.uk/leisure_and_culture'''1538-1900s'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://archives_and_local_historywww.aspx freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Kent Archives''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-baptisms '''1864-1919'''] which also enables a | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search of the catalogue for -world-Records/kent-marriages '''1864-1919'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-burials '''1864-1922''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Canterbury''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-baptisms '''1538-1918'''] | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-marriages '''1538-1934'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-burials '''1538-1998''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP East Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives ''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-east-kent-marriage-index-1538-1754 '''1538-1754'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/east-kent-burial-index '''1813-1841''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 '''1538-1850'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | | bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffff" | |-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | | bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>| bgcolor="#ccffff" | |}
Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Riverhead|subject|disp=Riverhead}} <br>See also [To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ EnglandJurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, Kentsearch for the name of the parish, Parish Registers click on the location "pin", click Options and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br> click List contiguous parishes.
Contributor[http: Include here information //www.kent-opc.org/index.html Kent Online Parish Clerks] has indexes available for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist select parishes. Records are also available at the [https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and other types of church records, such as parish chest records-heritage/kent-archives Kent Archives]. <br>
==== Census records ====Original deposited registers were formerly held at:
<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508893+ Census returns Centre for Sevenoaks 1841-1891] Kentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX
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 From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.Kentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [httpshttp://www.familysearchkent.org/learn/wikigov.uk/enleisure_and_culture/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[https://www.familysearcharchives_and_local_history.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centersaspx Kent Archives] to locate outside UK.<br>Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and which also hold microfilm or fiche census returns. enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Riverhead|subject|disp=Riverhead}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payableFamilySearch Historical Records) ]]
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns. ==== Census records ====
[httphttps://search.ancestrywww.cofamilysearch.ukorg/groupsearch/ukicencatalog/UK_Census_Collection.aspx+ Ancestry UK show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508893 Census Collectionreturns for Sevenoaks 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.<br>*[[http://wwwCategory:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/<br>*Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census-land-searches and-surveys+ Find my Past also hold microfilm or fiche census search 1841-1901] returns.
<br> Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)
Prior The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the 1911 household survey census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survivesreturns.
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons*[http://search. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preservedancestry. <br>Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local electionsco. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census uk/search./group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection] <br>*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ -land-and-surveys Find my Past 1911 census search1841-1901]<br>
==== Poor Law Unions ====
*[[Sevenoaks Poor Law Union, Kent]]
==== Probate records ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.
*See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
==== Local Family History Centre ====
*[[Orpington Family History Centre, Kent]] <br> *[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]] <br>
:*'''[[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 <br> <br>
== Maps and Gazetteers ==
 
RIVERHEAD, a '''chapelry''', in the parish and union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 1½ mile (N. W. by N.) from Seven-Oaks. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51240#s23 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 676-679. Date accessed: 06 May 2013.</ref>
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
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== Local Family History Centre ==
[[Orpington Family History Centre, Kent]] is within reach of the Sevenoaks district, located adjacent to Orpington Station.<br>
== Web sites Websites ==
== Reference References ==
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