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

Ide Hill, Kent
Ide Hill St Mary Kent.jpg
Ide Hill St Mary Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Codsheath
County Kent
Poor Law Union Sevenoaks PLU
Registration District Sevenoaks
Records begin
Parish registers: 1842
Bishop's Transcripts: Not Known
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Shoreham
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham; Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

IDE-HILL, a chapelry, in the parish of Sundridge, union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 3¾ miles (W. S. W.) from Seven-Oaks.[1]


Ide Hill is a village within the civil parish of Sundridge with Ide Hill See Ide Hill Wikipedia and Sundridge with Ide Hill Wikipedia

Ide Hill St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish formed in 1818 from Sundridge, Kent Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester.

The village had a chapel in 1807, built by the then Bishop of London; St Mary's church was built in 1865 and "has the distinction of being the highest church in Kent" [The Kent Village Book], as well as boasting a beautiful lychgate, crafted by local builder Cecil 'Dusty' Boakes. See also Kent Churches website

The National Trust garden at Emmet's Hill was laid out in the 19th century and the stone bench near the church commemorates on of the Trust founders Octavia Hill.

Ide Hill Octavia Hill Bench Kent.jpg

The church is part of the united benfice of Sundridge, Kent with Ide Hill and Toy's Hill whose 3 churches serve the benefice.

See Ide Hill North West kent Family History Society and Ide Hill St Mary the Virgin

Other places of worship included

Calvinist Ark, Ide Hill. (1840-1941)


Resources

Civil Registration

See Sundridge, Kent Sevenoaks Registration District 1837-1941

See Tonbridge 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

Original deposited registers were formerly held at:

Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX

From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Family History Library film numbers no results found see Sundridge for earlier records See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. 

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306877.


[1]

Poor Law Unions

Sevenoaks Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Local Family History Centre

Orpington Family History Centre, Kent is within reach of the Sevenoaks district, located adjacent to Orpington Station.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 600-603. Date accessed: 15 August 2013.

 

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