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The site of the former church is described at Kent Family History Society and is now occupied by Nason's department store following demolition in 1900.
The church of St Mary Bredman was named to distinguish it from the other churches with same dedication in the city and derived from the presence of the old bread market next to it. It was an Ancient Parish in the City.
The church is referred to in Edward Hasted, 'Canterbury: The churches within the city and suburbs', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 11 (1800), pp. 209-288. at British History Online as one of those parishes which from 6 March 1681 was united with Canterbury St Andrew, Kent to form a united benefice.
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.
For an overview of the City Canterbury Kent Online Parish Clerks
FamilySearch microfilm holdings are not readily pin pointed due to the hierarchy of the currently available catalogue online , the search terms England, Kent, Canterbury produce 206 microfilm holdings.
Archdeacon's transcripts, 1563-1812; Bishop's transcripts, 1603-1880 St Mary Bredman original records housed at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Canterbury, Kent.Some early pages damaged.Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: DCa/BT/42; DCb/BT1/50; DCb/BT2/56
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.
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 306878.
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.
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