Deal, Kent Genealogy

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[ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]<br>
[ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]
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 [ 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+Deal|subject|disp=Deal}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Upper Deal St Leonard Kent.jpg


Parish History

DEAL (St. Leonard), a sea-port, market-town, and parish, and a member of the town and port of Sandwich, in the union of Eastry, hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, on the coast of which it is situated, between the North and South Forelands, and near the great shipping roadstead, called the Downs, 18 miles (E. S. E.) from Canterbury, and 72 (E. by S.) from London. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyans, and Unitarians.[1]

Deal is a town in the Dover District of Kent, see Deal, Kent Wikipedia

Upper Deal St Leonard is the Ancient Parish church of Deal. From this parish were formed Deal St George, Kent and Deal St Andrew, Kent

The parish church of Deal St Leonard, Rectory Road, Deal has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted 'The town and parish of Deal', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 10 (1800), pp. 1-23 at British History Online and Kent Churches website


Civil Registration

Eastry 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

Deal, Kent Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3]
Deal, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1559-1912 1559-1912 1559-1928 1559-1928

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Land Tax

Images for Deal are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)

See images for Borough of Deal Land tax assessments, 1722, 1732, 1771

Census records

Census returns for Deal 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

Genealogy From Periodicals

Haughey, Betty.  The Bakers.  Article covers the history of Admiral John Baker of Deal, Kent, 1661-1716, and where he served, during his fascinating Naval career. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol.XI, no.2, August, 1982, pages 65-66, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Dean, Judy.  Priscott Pride.  Family History of the Priscott family, beginning with Tom Priscott born 1883 and wife Ethel nee Capper.  Tom and Ethel had lived before that Deal in Kent, and Essex, Wrabness, but when Tom died, in 1924, the family were moved to Alverstoke, Hampshire.  There is a family history detail of each of the family, including a Wedding picture of Ruth Eliza Priscott to Alfred Gulliver 10 Seot. 1910, and many of the family are named.  Article is in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XII, no.3, August, 1985 pages 145-147, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Poor Law Unions

Eastry 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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 15-23. Date accessed: 22 July 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.