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Guide to '''Bircholt, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
The Ancient parish of St Margaret Bircholt had a mediaeval church but this was ruined in the 16th century. Edward Hasted in the 1799 History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent pp10-14 indicate sthe parish was very small and associated with the manor house. He also records that the church was not standing by 1578. The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 10-14 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63452+ at British History Online]<br>
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BIRCHOLT (St. Margaret), a '''parish''', in the union of East Ashford, franchise and barony of Bircholt, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Ashford. <ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50801#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''],(1848), pp. 248-255. Date accessed: 1 July 2013.</ref>
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The Ancient parish of St Margaret Bircholt had a mediaeval church but this was ruined in the 16th century. Edward Hasted in the 1799 History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent pp10-14 indicates the parish was very small and associated with the manor house. He also records that the church was not standing by 1578. The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 10-14 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63452+ at British History Online]<br>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/east%20ashford.html+ East Ashford Registration District]<br>
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/east%20ashford.html+ East Ashford Registration District]<br>  
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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The Mansion House<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>  
 
The Mansion House<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>  
  
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
 
[http://www.kent-opc.org/Parishes/Bircholt.html+ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]<br>
 
 
Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Bircholt|subject|disp=Bircholt}} <br>&nbsp;
 
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F510028+ Census returns for Bircholt 1841-1891]  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F510028+ Census returns for Bircholt 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 [http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.
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FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition
 
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/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.
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Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)  
 
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)  
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[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
 
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
  
[http://www.1881pubs.com/+ for details of public houses in the 1881 census]
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
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The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[East Ashford Poor Law Union, Kent]]
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[[East Ashford Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
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See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Local Family History Centre  ====
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[[Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent]]
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[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]
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:*'''[[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.
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:*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<br>
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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Guide to Bircholt, Kent family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Contents

Parish History

BIRCHOLT (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of East Ashford, franchise and barony of Bircholt, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Ashford. [1]

The Ancient parish of St Margaret Bircholt had a mediaeval church but this was ruined in the 16th century. Edward Hasted in the 1799 History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent pp10-14 indicates the parish was very small and associated with the manor house. He also records that the church was not standing by 1578. The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 10-14 at British History Online

Resources

Civil Registration

See East 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

Census records

Census returns for Bircholt 1841-1891

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition

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

East Ashford 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. 248-255. Date accessed: 1 July 2013.