England, Kent, Parish Chest (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
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The collection consists of [[Parish Chest Records|Parish Chest records]] for the County of Kent. These include Vestry Minutes, Charity Records, Churchwarden Accounts, Overseer Accounts, and other various records. Availability varies by year and locality.  
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=== Image Visibility ===
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Kent, Parish Chest&nbsp;collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
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For those in the United Kingdom, images may also be viewed by visiting the [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, England].
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== Record Description ==
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The collection consists of [[Parish Chest Records|Parish Chest records]] for the county of Kent. These include Vestry Minutes, Charity Records, Churchwarden Accounts, Overseer Accounts, and other various records. Availability varies by year and locality.  
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Church records were kept in a chest (or strongbox) known as the parish chest. Records other than the parish registers were called "parish chest records." Some of these records still exist from the 16th century, but many do not begin until the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.
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The England Parish Chest records from Kent contain the following records:
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*Vestry minutes (Presiding council)
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*Poor and Other Rate records (Payment records)
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*Bastardy bonds (Court Records)
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*Churchwardens Accounts
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*Settlement and Removal Records
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*Apprenticeship records
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->"England, Kent, Parish Chest, 1550-1870." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Kent Archives, Maidstone, England. FHL digital images,&nbsp;456 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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[[England, Kent, Parish Chest (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
[[Image:England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg|thumb|right|England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg]]  
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
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[[Image:England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg|thumb|right|240x480px|England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg]]  
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*Name of testator
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*Date of event
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*Place of event
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*Names of witnesses
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Kent, Parish Chest&nbsp;collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
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'''Beginning Your Search'''
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Kent, Parish Chest (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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*Name of ancestor
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*Place of birth and approximate year of birth
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*Names of parents
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*Name of spouse
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'''Searching the Images'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Name of County" category<br> ⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category<br> ⇒Select the "Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)" category which will take you to the images.<br>
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''Using the Information'''
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Once you have found the information, consider the following to help you on your research:
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*Use the ages to determine the birth year of the family member
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*Take the name of the husband and wife to find a marriage date and place.
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*Use the residence to search for census information
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'''Can't Find Any Information?'''
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If you can't find any information about your ancestor, please consider the following:
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*Search for a child instead of your ancestor.
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*Search for the spouse of the ancestor to identify the children of your ancestor.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Kent, Parish Chest (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[England Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.|Main article on Poor Law]]  
 
*[[England Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.|Main article on Poor Law]]  
 
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*[[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[England Church Records|England Church Records]]
 
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*[[Parish Chest Records]]
*[[England Church Records|England Church Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Example&nbsp;of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Incomplete Citations}}
  
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records. Detailed instructions for adding citations of records used by the FamilySearch Wiki are also listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"England, Kent, Parish Chest, 1550-1870." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Kent Archives, Maidstone, England. FHL digital images,&nbsp;456 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
 
[[Category:Kent|Church Records]]
 
[[Category:Kent|Church Records]]

Revision as of 04:23, 27 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents


Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Kent, Parish Chest collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

For those in the United Kingdom, images may also be viewed by visiting the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, England.


Record Description

The collection consists of Parish Chest records for the county of Kent. These include Vestry Minutes, Charity Records, Churchwarden Accounts, Overseer Accounts, and other various records. Availability varies by year and locality.

Church records were kept in a chest (or strongbox) known as the parish chest. Records other than the parish registers were called "parish chest records." Some of these records still exist from the 16th century, but many do not begin until the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.

The England Parish Chest records from Kent contain the following records:

  • Vestry minutes (Presiding council)
  • Poor and Other Rate records (Payment records)
  • Bastardy bonds (Court Records)
  • Churchwardens Accounts
  • Settlement and Removal Records
  • Apprenticeship records

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"England, Kent, Parish Chest, 1550-1870." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Kent Archives, Maidstone, England. FHL digital images, 456 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:

England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg
  • Name of testator
  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Record

Beginning Your Search

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of birth and approximate year of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Name of County" category
⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category
⇒Select the "Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)" category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

Once you have found the information, consider the following to help you on your research:

  • Use the ages to determine the birth year of the family member
  • Take the name of the husband and wife to find a marriage date and place.
  • Use the residence to search for census information

Can't Find Any Information?

If you can't find any information about your ancestor, please consider the following:

  • Search for a child instead of your ancestor.
  • Search for the spouse of the ancestor to identify the children of your ancestor.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Kent Archives

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.