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Whitstable All Saints Kent
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|Parish registers: 1549|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1564|
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Whitstable is a seaside town in Northeast Kent and is within the City of Canterbury district of the county, see Whitstable Wikipedia.
Whitstable was an Ancient parish in the Hundred of Whitstable and there was a parish with detached portions anciently.
It refers to a number of Anglican churches in the modern era which serve the town and the ancient parish boundary of earlier centuries. The following churches are within the modern Whitstable parish boundaries:
Whitstable All Saints, the original Ancient Parish church of the town from which susequent parish were formed. The present church was rebuilt in 1876-1876 by Charles Barry Junior. The church of All Saints,Church Street, has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building and has a churchyard which includes 18th gravestones with skull, hourglass or bones motifs.
There are 5 churches in the Whitstable Team ministry and a map of the Whitstable parishes may be found at A church near you
Whitstable St Andrew Kent Churches website
Other faiths include:
St John's Methodist Church (former Wesley Chapel) Argyle Road, dating from 1868 and has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building
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.
Whitstable, Kent parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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|Whitstable, Kent Online Parish Records|
Images for Whitstable are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1832
Images for the Borough of Harwich in the Division of St Augustine 1780-1831
Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 505-517. Date Accessed: 2 December2013. of Harwich, Kent+ at British History Online begins his description of Whitstable hundred of Whitstable, "excepting the small borough of Harwich, which the hundred of Westgate claims over".
1841 Census returns for Whitstable are missing.
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 193526.
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
Maps and Gazetteers
WHITSTABLE (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Blean, hundred of Whitstable, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Canterbury. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- ↑ 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
- ↑ 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
- ↑ 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
- ↑ Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 555-557. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.
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