Riverhead, Kent Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Riverhead St Mary is an Ecclesisastical Parish formed as a chapelry in 1831 from the neighbouring Sevenoaks, Kent Ancient Parish.
The church of St Mary theVirgin was consecrated as a chapel of Ease in 1831 and was at that time within the village of Riverhead and formed part of the Diocese of Canterbury. It was built upon land donated by the Amherst and Lambarde families. The church was built to the design of Decimus Burton.
Riverhead became absorbed into the town of Sevenoaks. The civil parish is in the Sevenoaks district of Kent.
The modern parish is united with Dunton Green.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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]
Original deposited registers are held at:
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
Fax: 01622 694379
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Census records[edit | edit source]
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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.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
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Web sites[edit | edit source]
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