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Stanford, Kent Genealogy

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

Stanford, Kent
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stouting
County Kent
Poor Law Union Elham
Registration District Elham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1556; For more records see Lyminge
Bishop's Transcripts: 1569
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Elham
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STANFORD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Elham, hundred of Stouting, lathe of Shepway, E division of Kent, 3½ miles NW from Hythe. [1]

Stanford is a village in the Shepway district of Kent.

Stanford was originally formed as a chapel of ease to Lyminge, Kent Ancient Parish in the Elham deanery of the Diocese of Canterbury; a map of the modern parish is available at A church near you.

The present church was built in 1841 on the site of a much earlier one and restored in 1878.

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 63-78. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. at British History Online

Kent Churches website.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Elham Registration District Folkestone 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4]
Stanford Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1556-1897 1556-1897 1559-1927 1559-1927 1556-1988 1556-1988

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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. 180-183. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.

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