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Stelling, Kent Genealogy

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=== Parish History ===
Stelling is a village in the civil parish of Stelling Minnis in the Shepway district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stelling_Minnis Stelling Minnis Wikipedia] Part of the civil parish is the extra parochial [[Stelling Minnis, Kent]]<br>
Stelling STELLING (St . Mary was originally formed as ), a chapel '''parish''', in the union of Elham, partly in the hundred of Loningborough, but chiefly in that of ease to [[Upper HardresStouting, lathe of Shepway E division of Kent]] Ancient Parish; a map of the parish may be found at [http://www, 6 miles S by W from Canterbury.achurchnearyou<ref>Lewis, Samuel A.com/stelling-st-mary/ A church near you] See also , [http://www.stellingbritish-minnishistory.coac.uk/church-stmarystellingreport.htmaspx?compid=51302#History_&_Mystery Church websites2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 200-205. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.<br/ref>
The Parish Church Stelling is a village in the civil parish of St Mary, Harvest Lane, Stelling Minnisin the Shepway district of Kent, has been designated as a grade I listed building see [http://wwwen.britishlistedbuildingswikipedia.co.ukorg/wiki/en-441650-church-Stelling_Minnis Stelling Minnis Wikipedia] Part of-st-mary-stelling-minnis British listed buildingthe civil parish is the extra parochial [[Stelling Minnis, Kent]]<br>
Stelling St Mary was originally formed as a chapel of ease to [[Upper Hardres, Kent]] Ancient Parish; a map of the parish may be found at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/stelling-st-mary/ A church near you] See also [http://www.stelling-minnis.co.uk/church-stmarystelling.htm#History_&_Mystery Church website] The Parish Church of St Mary, Harvest Lane, Stelling Minnis, has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-441650-church-of-st-mary-stelling-minnis British listed building]  See [http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/STE.htm Kent Archeological Archaeological Society] and Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 8 (1799), pp. 91-95. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63462&strquery=Stelling at British History Online]&nbsp; [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Stelling Kent Churches]<br>
== Resources ==
==== Civil Registration ====
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/elham.html Elham Registration District] [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/folkestone.html Folkestone Registration District]<br>
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].
[http://www.kent-opc.org/index.html Kent Online Parish Clerks] has indexes available for select parishes. Records are also available at the [https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/kent-archives Kent Archives].
Family History Library film numbers <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Stelling|subject|disp=Stelling}} <br>
Parish registers Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent.
Canterbury Cathedral Archives reference<br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX  is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives<br>
<br><br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives
==== Land Tax ====
*Images for Stelling available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] 1780-1832.
A further set of images for Acrise, Elham, Stelling and Upper Hardres are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] 1780-1832.
The images are derived from 1987 microfilming at Kent Archives which contain the following description:<br>
"Elham is a sub-district and a parish. The sub-district includes the parishes of Stelling and Acrise. There is no information regarding Upper Hardres. Elham is included in items 5-7, while Stelling and Upper Hardres are in item 6, and Acrise is in item 7". (original entry corrected to correct spelling of Hardres).
==== Census records ====
{{British Census|306873}}*[[Kent Census|Kent Census]]
==== Poor Law Unions ====
*[[Elham 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]]
==== Local Family History Centre ====
*[[Canterbury 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>
== Maps and Gazetteers ==
 STELLING (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Elham, partly in the hundred of Loningborough, but chiefly in that of Stouting, lathe of Shepway E. division of Kent, 6 miles (S. by W.) from Canterbury. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51302#s2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 200-205. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.</ref>  <br> 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]
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