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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.
Higham with Merston St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Lower Higham and St. John's Church, Hermitage Lane, Upper Higham (established 1862) Baptism Marriage andBurials 1653-1973 reference P185 [Note the name Merston is symbolic and pertains to the abandoned medieval village of that name for which no parish records survive] digital images may be searched online at Medway Archives City Ark project http://cityark.medway.gov.uk
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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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