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Guide to '''Chislet, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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Guide to '''Chislet, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
[[Image:Chislet St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Chislet St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg
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| caption = Chislet St Mary the Virgin Kent
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Kent
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| Hundred = Bleangate
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Blean/ Blean]
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| Registration District = Blean
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| PRbegin = 1562
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| BTbegin = 1561
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Canterbury
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Rural Deanery = Westbere
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| Probate Court = Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
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CHISLET (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Blean, hundred of Bleangate, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 7 miles (N. E.) from Canterbury. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50875#s26 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 599-603. Date accessed: 15 July 2013. </ref>  
 
CHISLET (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Blean, hundred of Bleangate, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 7 miles (N. E.) from Canterbury. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50875#s26 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 599-603. Date accessed: 15 July 2013. </ref>  
  
Chislet is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chislet+ Chislet Wikipedia].  
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Chislet is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chislet Chislet Wikipedia].  
  
Chislet St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Canterbury.<br>
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Chislet St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Canterbury.
  
The Church of St Mary the Virgin has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-171112-church-of-st-mary-the-virgin-chislet+ British listed building] See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 101-109 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63543+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Chislet+ Kent Churches website]<br>  
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The Church of St Mary the Virgin has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-171112-church-of-st-mary-the-virgin-chislet British listed building] See Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 9 (1800), pp. 101-109 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63543 at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Chislet Kent Churches website]<br>  
  
See also [http://www.kentresources.co.uk/chislet-smv1.htm+ Church History] <br>
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See also [http://www.kentresources.co.uk/chislet-smv1.htm Church History]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
See&nbsp; [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/blean.html+ Blean Registration District] [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/bridge.html+ Bridge Registration District]<br>
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/blean.html Blean Registration District] [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/bridge.html Bridge 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.  
 
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<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>
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The Mansion House (Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP  
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
==== Church records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
Chislet parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
 
Chislet parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/baptisms?tab=1 FindMyPast - (£)]<ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-baptisms.pdf 'Canterbury baptism records coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 8 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-marriages.pdf 'Canterbury marriage records coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 14 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-banns.pdf 'Canterbury banns coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 11 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-burials.pdf 'Canterbury burial records coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 14 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=1 findmypast - (£)]<ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-baptisms.pdf 'Canterbury baptism records coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 8 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-marriages.pdf 'Canterbury marriage records coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 14 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-banns.pdf 'Canterbury banns coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 11 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-burials.pdf 'Canterbury burial records coverage'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 14 November 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/ken.htm 'Kent Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 6 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/ken.htm 'Kent Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 6 November 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyKent.htm 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 12 March 2012.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyKent.htm 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 12 March 2012.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FSBOOK''' = [https://books.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Books - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FSBOOK''' = [https://books.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Books]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IARC''' = [http://www.internetarchive.org/ Internet Archive - free]<ref name="chislet">''The Register of All the Christenings, Marriages, and Burials in the Parish of St. Mary, Chislet, in the County of Kent, from the Year 1583 to 1707'' (London: Mitchell and Hughes, Printers, 1887). Digitised by [http://www.archive.org/details/registerallchri00hovegoog Internet Archive].</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IARC''' = [http://www.internetarchive.org/ Internet Archive]<ref name="chislet">''The Register of All the Christenings, Marriages, and Burials in the Parish of St. Mary, Chislet, in the County of Kent, from the Year 1583 to 1707'' (London: Mitchell and Hughes, Printers, 1887). Digitised by [http://www.archive.org/details/registerallchri00hovegoog Internet Archive].</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyKent.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 15 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyKent.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 15 November 2013.</ref>
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''TGEN''' = [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ TheGenealogist - (£)]<ref>[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/books/books_index.php?rec_type=Parish 'Parish Records - Coverage'], ''The Genealogist,'' accessed 27 September 2013.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''TGEN''' = [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ TheGenealogist - (£)]<ref>[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/books/books_index.php?rec_type=Parish 'Parish Records - Coverage'], ''The Genealogist,'' accessed 27 September 2013.</ref>
 
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="7" scope="col" | '''CHISLET PARISH (1538) Online Records'''
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Chislet Online Parish Records'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/baptisms?tab=1 '''1538-1912''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=1 '''1538-1912''']  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/baptisms?tab=1 '''1538-1912''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=1 '''1538-1912''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/marriages?tab=2 '''1543-1909;<br>1754-1909 (Banns)''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=2 '''1543-1909;<br>1754-1909 (Banns)''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/marriages?tab=2 '''1543-1909;<br>1754-1909 (Banns)''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=2 '''1543-1909;<br>1754-1909 (Banns)''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/burials?tab=3 '''1544-1967''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 '''1544-1967''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/burials?tab=3 '''1544-1967''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 '''1544-1967''']
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FSBOOK'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FSBOOK'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{FSbook|111200|disp='''1538-1707'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''1538-1707''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/98634-the-register-of-all-the-christenings-marriages-and-burials-in-the-parish-of-st-mary-chislet-in-the-county-of-kent-from-the-year-1538-to-1707?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{FSbook|111200|disp='''1538-1707'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | '''1538-1707''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/98634-the-register-of-all-the-christenings-marriages-and-burials-in-the-parish-of-st-mary-chislet-in-the-county-of-kent-from-the-year-1538-to-1707?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{FSbook|111200|disp='''1538-1707'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''1538-1707''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/98634-the-register-of-all-the-christenings-marriages-and-burials-in-the-parish-of-st-mary-chislet-in-the-county-of-kent-from-the-year-1538-to-1707?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
 
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F510441+ Census returns for Chislet 1841-1891]  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F510441 Census returns for Chislet 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.<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers] to locate outside UK.<br>Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.  
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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.<br>
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*[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>
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*Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.  
  
 
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)  
 
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)  
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The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.  
 
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.  
  
[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx+ Ancestry UK Census Collection]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection]<br>
 
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
 
 
 
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. <br>Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.<br>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>
 
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Blean Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
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*[[Blean Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
  
See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
  
 
==== Local Family History Centre  ====
 
==== Local Family History Centre  ====
  
[[Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent]]  
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*[[Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent]]<br>
 
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*[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]<br>
[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
 
 
 
 
:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
 
:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] and [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these<br>
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:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records]] and [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
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[http://users.ox.ac.uk/~malcolm/genuki/big/eng/KEN/Chislet/ Chislet on GENUKI]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 13:22, 11 February 2020

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


Chislet, Kent
Chislet St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg
Chislet St Mary the Virgin Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bleangate
County Kent
Poor Law Union Blean
Registration District Blean
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Westbere
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]

CHISLET (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blean, hundred of Bleangate, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 7 miles (N. E.) from Canterbury. [1]

Chislet is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, see Chislet Wikipedia.

Chislet St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Canterbury.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin 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 9 (1800), pp. 101-109 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

See also Church History

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Blean Registration District Bridge 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]

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

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
FREG = FreeREG[6]
FS = FamilySearch - free[7]
FSBOOK = FamilySearch Books
IARC = Internet Archive[8]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[9]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[10]
Chislet Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1538-1912 1538-1912 1543-1909;
1754-1909 (Banns)
1543-1909;
1754-1909 (Banns)
1544-1967 1544-1967
FREG 1538-1727
1538-1683
1538-1608
FS 1538-1707
1538-1707

FSBOOK 1538-1707 FamilySearch Digital Library
1538-1707 FamilySearch Digital Library
1538-1707 FamilySearch Digital Library
IARC 1538-1707
1538-1707
1538-1707
IGI 1538-1707 1538-1707
TGEN 1538-1707
1538-1707
1538-1707

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Chislet 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]

Chislet on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 599-603. Date accessed: 15 July 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.
  6. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  7. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 March 2012.
  8. The Register of All the Christenings, Marriages, and Burials in the Parish of St. Mary, Chislet, in the County of Kent, from the Year 1583 to 1707 (London: Mitchell and Hughes, Printers, 1887). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  9. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  10. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 27 September 2013.