Sutton at Hone, Kent Genealogy

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Sutton at Hone

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

Sutton at Hone, Kent
Sutton-at-Hone St John Kent.jpg
Sutton-at-Hone St John Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Axton, Dartford and Wilmington
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Dartford
Registration District Dartford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1607
Bishop's Transcripts: 1718
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Da
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SUTTON-AT-HONE (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W division of Kent, 2½ miles S by E from Dartford. Here are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. [1]

Sutton-at-Hone is a village within the Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley civil parish Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley Wikipedia and Sutton-at-Hone Wikipedia

Sutton-at-Hone St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish which included Hawley and Swanley; the village of Hextable grew in the 1870s from a settlement and became a separate village and civil parish from Sutton-at-Hone. Hextable Wikipedia

The church of St John the Baptist Church Road Sutton-at-Hone has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 343-367. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Other places of worship include:

  • Bethesda Baptist Church, Main Rd which dates from 1834.
  • Wesleyan Chapel Main Rd, Hextable which dates from 1896.
  • Wesleyan Church Ship Lane which dates from 1880.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Dartford registration District

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]

Sutton at Hone 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]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[6]
Sutton at Hone Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1607-1756, 1841-1868 (gaps)

FS BTs 1718-1868 1718-1868 1718-1868
FS PRs 1607-1840 1607-1837; 1824-1893 (banns) 1607-1859
IGI 1607-1840 1813-1835
MED 1607-1962 1607-1962 1607-1962

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Sutton-at-Hone 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 Family History Center 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. 271-274.Date accessed: 29 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. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  6. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.