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Higham St John


Parish History

Higham is a village and civil parish in the Gravesham district of Kent. Higham Kent Wikipedia

The original church of St Mary is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust St Mary Higham Wikipedia and has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building and Churches Conservation Trust

The parish church of St John Upshire or Mid Higham, School Lane, Higham has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building 

See Higham North West Kent Family History Society which includes other places of worship in Higham

Higham St Mary

Higham St John Upshire


Civil Registration

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

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

Family History Library film numbers

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

Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.See Kent Census

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.

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Web sites

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