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Graveney, Kent Genealogy

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


Graveney, Kent
Graveney All Saints Kent.jpg
Graveney All Saints Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Boughton-under-Blean
County Kent
Poor Law Union Faversham
Registration District Faversham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
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 HistoryEdit

GRAVENEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Boughton-under-Blean, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E division of Kent, 3 miles NE by E from Faversham.[1]

Graveney is a village in the Graveney with Goodnestone civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, see Graveney Wikipedia.

Graveney with Goodnestone(see Goodnestone (near Faversham), Kent) All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury in the Preston next Faversham Goodnestone and Graveney benefice.

The church dates from the 12th century and the earlier manorial history dates from the ninth century.

The Church of All Saints, Seasalter Road, Graveney has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building.

See Kent Churches website.

ResourcesEdit

Civil RegistrationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4]
Graveney Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1630-1898 1630-1898 1654-1837 1654-1837 1653-1812 1653-1812

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Census recordsEdit

Census returns for Graveney 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 UnionsEdit

Probate recordsEdit

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 CentreEdit

Maps and GazetteersEdit

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 325-332. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 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.