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Guide to Guston, Kent family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Guston, Kent
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Guston St Martin of Tours Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bewsborough
County Kent
Poor Law Union Dover PLU
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1664
Bishop's Transcripts: 1570
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dover
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office


Parish History

GUSTON (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Dover, hundred of Bewsborough, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 2 miles (N. by E.) from Dover. There is a small place of worship for dissenters.[1]

Guston is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent, see Guston Wikipedia

Guston St Martin of Tours is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and includes the campus of the Duke of York's Military school near Martin Mill.

The church stands on the site of a Saxon church and dates from the 12th century when it was chapel to the priory of St Martin in Dover (now incorporated into Dover College).The church of St martin of Tours has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 405-409 at British History Online and Kent Churches website


Civil Registration

See Dover 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

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
Guston, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1606-1912 1606-1912 1698-1778; 1721-1924 (Banns) 1698-1778; 1721-1924 (Banns) 1669-1863 1669-1863

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Census 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 306861.

Poor Law Unions

Dover 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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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 360-362. Date accessed: 11 August 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.


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