Boxley, Kent Genealogy

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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Boxley is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxley+ Boxley Wikipedia]<br>  
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BOXLEY (All Saints), a '''parish''', in the union of Hollingbourne, hundred of Maidstone, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 2¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Maidstone. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50817#s20 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 320-323.</ref>
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<br> Boxley is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxley+ Boxley Wikipedia]<br>  
  
 
Boxley St Mary and&nbsp; All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury, nowadays united with [[Detling, Kent]] in the Boxley with Detling benefice.<br>  
 
Boxley St Mary and&nbsp; All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury, nowadays united with [[Detling, Kent]] in the Boxley with Detling benefice.<br>  
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See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 324-353 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53810+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Boxley+ Kent Churches website]<br>  
 
See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 324-353 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53810+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Boxley+ Kent Churches website]<br>  
  
Boxley includes an open air museum [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Life+ Kent Life Wikipedia]; amongst the buildings on the site the former tin chapel from [[Cuxton, Kent]] has been re-erected since 2000 when a modern replacement was built in that village.<br>
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Boxley includes an open air museum [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Life+ Kent Life Wikipedia]; amongst the buildings on the site the former tin chapel from [[Cuxton, Kent]] has been re-erected since 2000 when a modern replacement was built in that village.<br>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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  ====
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[http://www.kent-opc.org/Parishes/Boxley.html+ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]<br>  
 
[http://www.kent-opc.org/Parishes/Boxley.html+ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]<br>  
  
From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives<br>
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From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives<br>  
  
 
Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Boxley|subject|disp=Boxley}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Boxley|subject|disp=Boxley}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
  
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. <br>
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Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. <br>  
  
==== Land Tax ====
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==== Land Tax ====
  
Images for Boxley available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1832<br>
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Images for Boxley available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1832<br>  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509408+ Census returns for Boxley 1841-1891] The Catalogue contains an erroneous heading 1851-1891 but includes 1841 census microfilm number
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509408+ Census returns for Boxley 1841-1891] The Catalogue contains an erroneous heading 1851-1891 but includes 1841 census microfilm number  
  
 
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.  
 
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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[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]  
  
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
 
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
  
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]<br>
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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]<br>  
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
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[[Hollingbourne Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
  
 
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Parish History

BOXLEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Hollingbourne, hundred of Maidstone, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 2¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Maidstone. [1]


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

Boxley St Mary and  All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury, nowadays united with Detling, Kent in the Boxley with Detling benefice.

The Parish church of Boxley St Mary and All Saints, The Street, Boxley has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 324-353 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Boxley includes an open air museum Kent Life Wikipedia; amongst the buildings on the site the former tin chapel from Cuxton, Kent has been re-erected since 2000 when a modern replacement was built in that village.

Resources

Civil Registration

This parish was in the Hollingbourne registration district 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

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

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

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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.

Land Tax

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

Census records

Census returns for Boxley 1841-1891 The Catalogue contains an erroneous heading 1851-1891 but includes 1841 census microfilm number

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


Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

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.Find my Past 1911 census search

Poor Law Unions

Hollingbourne 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.

Web sites

Reference

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 320-323.