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Guide to Brenchley, Kent family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
BRENCHLEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Tonbridge, hundred of Brenchley and Horsemonden, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 4¼ miles (N.) from Lamberhurst. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists.
Brenchley is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells borough and district of Kent Brenchley Wikipedia The parish includes neighbouring village of Matfield.
Brenchley All Saints is an Ancient Parish; a map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near you.
The parish church of All Saints Horsmonden Road Brenchley has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
From this parish was formed:
Paddock Wood St Andrew Queen Street This parish was formed from part of Brenchley parish also Yalding, Kent and Nettlestead, Kent parishes. See also Kent Churches website for a history of this parish.
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
Grove Hill Road
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.
Brenchley, Kent parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Brenchley, Kent Parish Online Records|
|FS PRs||1560-1875||1560-1876; 1754-1812 (banns)||1560-1876|
Matfield registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Matfield Online Records|
Images for Brenchley, Horsmonden, Kent Pembury, Kent and Yalding, Kent available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1832
Images for Borough of Yalding are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1831 The borough of Yalding comprised Yalding, Kent Horsmonden, Kent Brenchley and Hunton, Kent within the Land Tax bundle at the Centre for Kentish Studies Maidstone.
See also Edward Hasted 'The hundred of Brenchley and Horsmonden: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 280 at British History Online
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.
 to locate local Family History Centres in UK
 to locate outside UK. 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)
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
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. 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.Find my Past 1911 census search
Poor Law Unions
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
- 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
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- ↑ Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 353-357. Date accessed: 8 July 2013.
- ↑ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
- ↑ 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
- ↑ 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 12 November 2013.
- ↑ Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
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