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Teynham, Kent Genealogy

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


Teynham, Kent
Teynham St Mary Kent.jpg
Teynham St Mary Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Teynham
County Kent
Poor Law Union Faversham
Registration District Faversham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1560
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ospringe
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

TEYNHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Teynham, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E division of Kent, 3½ miles E from Sittingbourne. [1]

Teynham is a village and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, see Teynham Wikipedia and includes the hamlet of Conyer on an inlet of the Swale a channel which separates the mainland from the Island of Sheppey; Barrow Green is also part of the village as are the areas (hamlets) of Deerton Street, Green Street, Frognal, New Gardens, Sandown and Teynham Street.

Teynham St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and is part of the Teynham with Lynsted and Kingsdown benefice.

The church dates from the 13th century and and was restored in 1873 and has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building.

See Edward Hasted [The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 284-296. Date accessed: 21 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Faversham Registration District

Kent County Council Registration Services
Invicta House
County Hall
Maidstone
Kent ME14 1XX
Telephone 08458 247 400

http://www.kent.gov.uk are developing online search for all birth marriages and deaths as a result of a community volunteer effort. Not all events are capable of search but the index is updated annually. 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]

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

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

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1539-1908 1539-1908 1548-1928 1548-1928 1547-1962 1547-1962

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Teynham are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Teynham 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. 314-321. Date accessed: 25 May 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 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.