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Guide to '''Riverhead, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
 
{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
| image = Riverhead St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg
| caption = Riverhead St Mary the Virgin Kent
| Type = [[Ecclesiastical Parish]]
| County = Kent
| Hundred = Codsheath
| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Sevenoaks/ Sevenoaks]
| 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, Croydon and Shoreham; Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes
| Archdeaconry Court =
| Bishops Court =
| Prerogative Court =
| Archive = [[Kent Record Office]]
}}
== Parish History ==
Riverhead St Mary&nbsp; is an Ecclesisastical Parish formed as "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 from " and was attached to the neighbouring&nbsp;ancient parish at Seven-Oaks (St Nicholas, which also see).<ref>Lewis, Samuel. A., [[Sevenoakshttp://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51240 A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), Kent]] Ancient Parishpp. 676-679. Adapted. Date accessed: 24 May 2013. <br/ref>
The church of St Mary theVirgin was consecrated as Riverhead is a chapel of Ease in 1831&nbsp; and was at that time within the former village of Riverhead and formed now part of the Diocese built up area of Canterbury. It was built upon land donated by the Amherst and Lambarde familiesSevenoaks. The church was built to civil parish of Riverhead is in the design Sevenoaks district of Decimus BurtonKent [http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverhead,_Kent Riverhead Wikipedia]
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 church 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.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-446984-church-of-st-mary-riverhead British listed building]<br> See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Riverhead Kent Churches website]  Riverhead became absorbed into the town of Sevenoaks. The civil parish is in the Sevenoaks district of Kent. The modern parish is united with Dunton Green.
== 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 (Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP
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 of christenings, marriages and burials are held atavailable online for the following years:
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01622 694363 {| 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>| 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> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Kent''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-baptisms '''1864-1919'''] | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-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''' | 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" | |}
FaxTo find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http: 01622 694379 //maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
archives@[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<br> /leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/kent-archives Kent Archives].
ContributorOriginal deposited registers were formerly held at: Include here information  Centre for parish registersKentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX  From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies, County Hall, Bishop’s TranscriptsMaidstone, non conformist Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and other types Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information catalogue for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives  Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Riverhead|subject|disp=Riverhead}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
==== Census records ====
Contributor[https: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the //www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508893 Census returns for Sevenoaks 1841-1891]  FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for X year was destroyedfree. Add a link In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through '''[[FHC Portal]]''' Computers here have access to online sites the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for indexes and/or imagessubscriptions. Also add a link <br>*[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>*[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog showing Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>*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 film numbers 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 their collectionaddition to the household survey census returns.  *[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection] <br>*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
==== 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]]
 
==== 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
== Maps and Gazetteers ==
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
== Web sites Local Family History Centre == [[Orpington Family History Centre, Kent]] is within reach of the Sevenoaks district, located adjacent to Orpington Station.<br>  == Websites == == References == {{reflist}}
Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above. {{Kent}}
[[Category:KentParishes]]
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