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


Staplehurst, Kent
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Staplehurst All Saints Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Marden
County Kent
Poor Law Union Maidstone PLU
Registration District Maidstone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1560
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sutton
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Staplehurst is a large village and civil parish in the Maidstone district of Kent, see Staplehurst Wikipedia

Staplehurst All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury since 2008 Deanery website; a map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near you

The Church of All Saints,High Street, Staplehurst has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

All Saints Church Staplehurst Wikipedia Church website includes a tour of the church.

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 119-129. Date accessed: 14 November 2013.

at British History Online and Kent Churches website


Here is an important jurisdictional perspective by Samuel A. Lewis -

STAPLEHURST (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Maidstone, partly in the hundred of Cranbrooke, and partly in that of Marden, Lower division of the lathe of Scray, W. division of Kent, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Cranbrooke. There is a place of worship for Independents. [1]


Resources

Civil Registration

See Maidstone 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

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[3][4][5]
FREG = FreeREG - free[6]
FREL = FamilyRelatives - (£)[7]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[8]
RWEB = RootsWeb - free[9]
Staplehurst, Kent Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1651-1725

FMP 1538-1902
1538-1883
1538-1873
FREG
1538-1812

FREL
1538-1812

PALL
1790-1812

RWEB 1538-1900
1538-1883
1538-1873

Original deposited registers are 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

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Family History Library film numbers
Staplehurst
See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Land Tax

Images for Staplehurst are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1831

Census records

Census returns for Staplehurst 1841-1891

The Parish of Staplehurst in County Kent - Genealogy and Local History

Staplehurst Census index

this includes:

1841 Census    1851 Census 1861 Census 1871 Census 1881 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census
Surname Index, Full Transcription, About the Data, Facts and Figures for the above census

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.
Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK
Introduction to LDS Family History Centers 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.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901




Poor Law Unions

Maidstone 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)

Local Family History Centre

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Websites


The Parish of Staplehurst in County Kent - Genealogy and Local History at:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~staplehurst/index.htm

this site includes transcriptions for Parish Registers, Census, Probate Indexes, Tithe Awards, Monumental Inscriptions, and more.

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 192-195. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  3. 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  4. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  5. 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  6. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  7. 'Kent Parish registers collection 1538 on Familyrelatives.com,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  9. Cathy Goodwin, 'Staplehurst All Saints Parish Church Registers of Births, Marriages and Burials,' RootsWeb, accessed 13 March 2012. Includes marriage banns 1754-1809.

 

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