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Stansted, Kent Genealogy

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


Stansted, Kent
Stansted St Mary Kent.jpg
Stansted St Mary Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wrotham
County Kent
Poor Law Union Malling
Registration District Malling
Records begin
Parish registers: 1564
Bishop's Transcripts: 1743
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Shoreham
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
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
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STANSTED (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Wrotham, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 2 miles N from Wrotham. [1]

Stansted (sometimes spelled Stanstead in older records) is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent. Stansted Kent Wikipedia It should not be confused with Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex

Stanstead St Mary the Virgin is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the Diocese of Rochester which includes Fairseat and Vigo within the parish boundary; a map of the boundary may be viewed at A church near you

It is a mediaeval church which until 1846 had been provided with a curacy in the parish of Wrotham, Kent It had been created a parish between 1647-1660 by Act of Parliament but reverted to a Chapel of ease from 1660-1846.

The church of St Mary Plaxdale Green Road 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 5 (1798), pp. 1-5. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district

See Maidstone 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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
Stansted Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1898-1901


FS BTs 1813-1901 1813-1901 1813-1901
IGI 1813-1872, 1898-1901 1817-1835

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Stanstead 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.

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]

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. 186-192. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.

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