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=== Parish History  ===
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== Parish History  ==
  
Selling is a village and civil parish in Kent; see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selling,_Kent+ Selling Wikipedia]<br>  
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SELLING (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Faversham, hundred of Boughton-under-Blean, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E division of Kent, 4 miles SSE from Faversham.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51263#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 44-48. Date accessed: 22 May 2013</ref>  
  
Selling St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and is part of the Selling with Throwley Sheldwich with Badlesmere group of churches.<br>
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Selling is a village and civil parish in Kent; see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selling,_Kent Selling Wikipedia]
  
The church dates from the 12th century and was extended in the 14th and 15th centuries and was restored by R.C.Hussey between 1841 and 1846.<br>
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Selling St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and is part of the Selling with Throwley Sheldwich with Badlesmere group of churches.
  
The church has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-176828-church-of-st-mary-selling+ British listed building].  
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The church dates from the 12th century and was extended in the 14th and 15th centuries and was restored by R. C. Hussey between 1841 and 1846.  
  
See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Selling+ Kent Churches website]<br>
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The church has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-176828-church-of-st-mary-selling British listed building].  
  
<br>
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See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Selling Kent Churches website]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/faversham.html+ Faversham Registration District]<br>
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/faversham.html Faversham Registration District]
  
Kent County Council <br>  
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Kent County Council Registration Services<br> Invicta House<br> County Hall<br> Maidstone<br> 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.
  
Registration Services<br> Invicta House<br> County Hall<br> Maidstone<br> 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.  
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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  
  
<br> 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].  
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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  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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Selling parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Canterbury PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986 (FamilySearch) - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS BTs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911 (FamilySearch) - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP Kent''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ Kent Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP Canterbury''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ Kent Canterbury Archdeaconry Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP East Kent''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ East Kent Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>ArcherSoftware.co.uk</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free]
 
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free]
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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 11 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="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="7" scope="col" | '''Selling Online Parish Records'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=1 '''1558-1912''']  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=1 '''1558-1912''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=2 '''1560-1928; 1754-1814 (Banns)''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=2 '''1560-1928; 1754-1814 (Banns)''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 '''1560-1881''']  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 '''1560-1881''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Canterbury PRs'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS BTs'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|'''1538-1975'''}}
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|'''1538-1973'''}}
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1473016|'''1538-1991'''}}
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Kent'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-baptisms '''1538-1988''']
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-marriages '''1538-1997''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-burials '''1538-2010''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Canterbury'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-baptisms '''1538-1918''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-marriages '''1538-1934''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-burials '''1538-1998''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP East Kent'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-east-kent-marriage-index-1538-1754 '''1538-1754''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/east-kent-burial-index '''1813-1841''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 '''1538-1850''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.<br><br>
 
 
[http://www.kent-opc.org/index.html Kent Online Parish Clerks] has indexes available for select parishes. Records are also available at the [https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/kent-archives Kent Archives].
 
  
 
==== Land Tax  ====
 
==== Land Tax  ====
  
Images for Selling are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1832<br>
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*Images for Selling are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] 1780-1832  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F512140+ Census returns for Selling 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%2F512140 Census returns for Selling 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>[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[[Introduction to 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/search/group/ukicen 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]  
 
 
 
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<br>
 
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Faversham Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
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*[[Faversham 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]] [[Gillingham Family History Centre, Kent]]  
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*[[Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent]]<br>
 
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*[[Gillingham Family History Centre, Kent]] <br>
[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
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*[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]] <br>
 
 
 
:*'''[[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<br>
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
SELLING (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Faversham, hundred of Boughton-under-Blean, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E. division of Kent, 4 miles (S. S. E.) from Faversham.&nbsp;<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51263#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 44-48. Date accessed: 22 May 2013</ref>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
 
<br> Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  

Latest revision as of 16:51, 13 October 2019

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


Selling, Kent
Selling St Mary Kent.jpg
Selling St Mary Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Boughton-under-Blean
County Kent
Poor Law Union Faversham
Registration District Faversham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
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]

SELLING (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Boughton-under-Blean, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E division of Kent, 4 miles SSE from Faversham.[1]

Selling is a village and civil parish in Kent; see Selling Wikipedia

Selling St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and is part of the Selling with Throwley Sheldwich with Badlesmere group of churches.

The church dates from the 12th century and was extended in the 14th and 15th centuries and was restored by R. C. Hussey between 1841 and 1846.

The church has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building.

See 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
Selling Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1912 1558-1912 1560-1928; 1754-1814 (Banns) 1560-1928; 1754-1814 (Banns) 1560-1881 1560-1881

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Selling 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. 44-48. Date accessed: 22 May 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 banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.