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Parish History

CHISLET (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Blean, hundred of Bleangate, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 7 miles (N. E.) from Canterbury. [1]



Chislet is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, see Chislet Wikipedia.

Chislet St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Canterbury.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin 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 9 (1800), pp. 101-109 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

See also Church History

Resources

Civil Registration

See  Blean Registration District Bridge 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

Online Chislet, Kent Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1538
1538
1538

Images







Indexes 1538-1707 InternetArchive[2] 1538-1707 InternetArchive[2] 1538-1707 InternetArchive[2]
1538-1707 FamilySearch[3] 1538-1707 FamilySearch[4]

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

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

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

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

Census returns for Chislet 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


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

Blean 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.

Web sites

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 599-603. Date accessed: 15 July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Register of All the Christenings, Marriages, and Burials in the Parish of St. Mary, Chislet, in the County of Kent, from the Year 1583 to 1707 (London: Mitchell and Hughes, Printers, 1887). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  3. Batch P008461, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 March 2012.
  4. Batch M008461, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 March 2012.

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 599-603. Date accessed: 15 July 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Register of All the Christenings, Marriages, and Burials in the Parish of St. Mary, Chislet, in the County of Kent, from the Year 1583 to 1707 (London: Mitchell and Hughes, Printers, 1887). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  3. Batch P008461, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 March 2012.
  4. Batch M008461, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 March 2012.



 

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