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

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Parish History

APPLEDORE (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Tenterden, partly in the liberties of Romney Marsh, but chiefly in the hundred of Blackbourne, lathe of Scray, W. division of Kent, 6 miles (S. E. by S.) from Tenterden. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Appledore St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and Ebony, Kent was formed as a chapelry from this parish. A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The village and civil parish includes Appledore Heath and is part of the Ashford district of Kent.Appledore Kent Wikipedia

The church is  mediaeval partly built in the 13th century and the remainder rebuilt following 1380 attack by the French. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.British listed building

Appledore Christian Centre, The Street, Appledore is part of South Kent Methodist Circuit as part of an Anglican/ Methodist church see Church website

See Kent Churches website

Resources

Civil Registration

This parish was in the Tenterden registration district. Tenterden Registration District Ashford 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

Appledore, 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][6]
FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[8]
Appledore, Kent Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1700-1775

FMP 1619-1837
1701-1901; 1754-1823 (Banns)
1701-1812
FREG
1754-1911

MIDK 1754-1911

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Land Tax

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


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

Census records

Census returns for Appledore 1841-1891

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.
[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
[2] 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

Tenterden 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

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

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

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 62-66. Date accessed: 16 July 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 marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  5. 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  6. 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  7. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  8. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.

 

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