Wootton, Kent Genealogy

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

Wootton, Kent
Wooton St Martin Kent.jpg
Wooton St Martin Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kinghamford
County Kent
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1546
Bishop's Transcripts: 1560
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Elham
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]

WOOTTON (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Dover, hundred of Kinghamford, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 9½ miles SE by S from Canterbury. [1]

Wootton is a village and part of the civil parish of Denton with Wootton in the Dover district of Kent, see Wootton Kent Wikipedia

Wootton St Martin is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Canterbury in the Elham, Kent with Denton and Wootton united benefice. A history of the church is available at the benefice website Denton and Wootton

The Church of St Martin, Wootton Lane, Wootton 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 9 (1800), pp. 364-373 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Dover 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
Wootton, Kent Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1546-1812 1546-1812 1546-1839; 1754-1804 (Banns) 1546-1839; 1754-1804 (Banns) 1566-1811 1566-1811

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[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]

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

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. 670-673. Date accessed: 08 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 banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.