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


Tunstall, Kent
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Tunstall St John the Baptist Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Milton
County Kent
Poor Law Union Milton PLU
Registration District Milton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sittingbourne
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Tunstall is a village and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, see Tunstall, Kent Wikipedia

Tunstall St john the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The church of St John the Baptist, Tunstall Road, Tunstall has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Kent Archeological Society and Edward Hasted  The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 80-98. Date Accessed: 25 November 2013. accessledllat British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources

Civil Registration

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 are held at:

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

01622 694363

Fax: 01622 694379

archives@kent.gov.uk

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

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

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Land Tax

Images for Tunstall are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1832

Census records

Census returns for Tunstall 1841-1891

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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)

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

Milton 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

TUNSTALL (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union and hundred of Milton, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E. division of Kent, 1½ mile (S. W. by W.) from Sittingbourne. [1]


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

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 398-401. Date accessed: 22 May 2013.

 

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