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}} '''Kent''' is a maritime county located in the South East of [[England]], and is one of the home counties.
  
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"KENT, a maritime county; bounded on the N, by the Thames and the German ocean; on the E, by the straits of Dover; on the SE, by the English channel; on the S, by the English channel and by Sussex; on the W by Surrey. It is separated, by the Thames, from the metropolitan part of [London] Middlesex... Its length is 64 miles; its greatest breadth, 38 miles; its circuit, about 190 miles; its area, 1,039,419 acres; its comparative [size], the 9th county of England.
  
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"The county contains 423 parishes, parts of 2 other parishes, and 18 extra-parochial places and villages.
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"The places of worship within the electoral county, in 1851, were 479 of the Church of England; 3 of the Presbyterian Church in England; 86 of Independents; 7 of General Baptists; 79 of Particular Baptists; 3 of New Connexion General Baptists; 18 of Baptists undefined; 10 of Quakers; 2 of Unitarians; 184 of Wesleyan Methodists; 1 of New Connexion Methodists; 26 of Primitive Methodists; 27 of Bible Christians; 8 of the Wesleyan Association; 4 of Wesleyan Reformers; 5 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion; 1 of the New Church; 2 of Brethren; 24 of isolated congregations; 1 of French Protestants; 2 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church; 7 of Latter Day Saints; 13 of Roman Catholics; and 5 of Jews.
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"Population in was 1801, 308,667; in 1821, 427,224; in 1841, 549,353; in 1861, 733,887."
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The above is taken from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72). For the full version, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=749260&word=NULL Vision of Britain].
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*School Records
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
  
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Kent.
  
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==== Civil districts  ====
  
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Kent was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp; To see a list of districts and the parishes they contain, click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ken.htm here].
  
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==== Parishes  ====
  
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Historically, the county of Kent consisted of 414 ancient parishes including 16 in the city of Canterbury, 3 in Hoo, 3 in Rochester, 3 in Sandwich, 2 in Deal, 2 in Deptford, and 2 in Dover.&nbsp; More parishes have been created as populous areas have grown.
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*Acrise
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*Addington
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*Adisham
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*Aldington
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*Alkham
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*Allhallows
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*Allington
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*Appledore
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*Ash (near Ridley)
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*Ash (near Sandwich)
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*Ashford
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*Ashurst
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*Aylesford
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*Badlesmere
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*Bapchild
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*Barfreystone
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*Barham
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*Barming, East
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*Bearstead
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*Beckenham [St George]
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*Bekesbourne
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*Benenden
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*Bethersden
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*Betteshanger
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*Bexley
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*Bicknor
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*Bidborough
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*Biddenden
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*Bilsington
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*Birchington
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*Bircholt
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*Birling
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*Bishopsbourne
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*Blackmanstone
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*Blean
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*Bobbing
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*Bonnington
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*Borden
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*Boughton Aluph
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*Boughton Malherbe
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*Boughton Monchelsea
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*Boughton under Blean
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*Boxley
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*Brabourne
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*Brasted
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*Bredgar
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*Bredhurst
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*Brenchley
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*Brenzett
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*Bridge
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*Broadstairs
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*Bromley [St Peter and St Paul]
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*Bromley Holy Trinity
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*Brompton
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*Brook
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*Brookland
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*Broomfield
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*Buckland
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*Buckland near Dover
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*Burham
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*Burmarsh
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*Canterbury All Saints
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*Canterbury Black Prince’s Chantry
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*Canterbury Christchurch [Cathedral]
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*Canterbury East Bridge Hospital
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*Canterbury Holy Cross Westgate
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*Canterbury Old Castle
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*Canterbury St Alphege
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*Canterbury St Andrew
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*Canterbury St Augustine
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*Canterbury St Dunstan
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*Canterbury St George the Martyr
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*Canterbury St Gregory the Great
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*Canterbury St John’s Hospital
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*Canterbury St Margaret
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*Canterbury St Martin
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*Canterbury St Mary Bredin
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*Canterbury St Mary Bredman
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*Canterbury St Mary Magdalen
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*Canterbury St Mary North Gate
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*Canterbury St Mildred with St Mary de Castro
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*Canterbury St Paul
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*Canterbury St Peter
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*Canterbury the Archbishop’s Palace Precincts
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*Canterbury White Friars
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*Capel
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*Capel-le-Ferne
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*Chalk
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*Challock
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*Charing
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*Charlton by Dover
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*Charlton next Woolwich
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*Chart, Great
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*Chart, Little
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*Chartham
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*Chatham [St Mary]
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*Chelsfield
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*Cheriton
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*Chevening
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*Chiddingstone
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*Chilham
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*Chillenden
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*Chislehurst
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*Chislet
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*Cliffe at Hoo
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*Cliffe, East
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*Cliffe, West
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*Cobham
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*Coldred
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*Cooling
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*Cowden
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To see a list of parishes, with links to their pages, click [[Kent Parishes|here]].
*Cranbrook
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*Cray, Foots
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*Cray, North
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*Cray, St Mary
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*Cray, St Paul’s
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*Crayford
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*CrundaleCudham
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*Cuxton
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Kent was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and one or more secondary courts.&nbsp; To see a list of Kent parishes and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, go to [[Kent Probate Records|Kent Probate Records]].
*Darenth
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*Dartford
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*Davington
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*Deal
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*Denton (near Dover)
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*Denton (near Gravesend)
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*Deptford St Nicholas
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*Deptford St Paul
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*Detling
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*Ditton
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*Doddington
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*Dover Castle
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*Dover St James the Apostle
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*Dover St Mary the Virgin
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*Dover Trinity
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*Downe
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*Dunkirk
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*Dymchurch
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*Eastbridge
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*Eastchurch
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*Eastling
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*Eastry
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*Eastwell
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*Ebony
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*Edenbridge
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*Egerton
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*Elham
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*Elmley
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*Elmsted
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*Elmstone
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*Eltham [St John the Baptist]
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*Erith
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*Ewell, Temple
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*Eynsford
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*Eythorne
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*Fairfield
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*Farleigh, East
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*Farleigh, West
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*Farnborough
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*Farningham
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*Faversham
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*Fawkham
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*Folkestone [St Mary and St Eanswythe]
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*Folkestone Christ Church
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*Fordwich
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*Frant
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*Frindsbury
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*Frinsted
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*Frittenden
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*Gillingham [St Mary the Virgin]
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*Godmersham
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*Goodnestone (near Faversham)
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*Goodnestone (near Sandwich)
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*Goudhurst
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*Grain
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*Graveney
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*Gravesend [St George]
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*Greenwich [St Alfege]
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*Greenwich, East Christ Church
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*Greenwich, West
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*Guston
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*Hackington
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*Hadlow
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*Halden, High
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*Halling
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*Halstead
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*Halstow, High
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*Halstow, Lower
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*Ham
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*Harbledown
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*Hardres, Lower
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*Hardres, Upper
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*Harrietsham
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*Hartley
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*Hartlip
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*Harty
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*Hastingleigh
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*Hawkhurst
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*Hawkinge
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*Hayes
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*Headcorn
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*Herne
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*Herne Bay Christ Church
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*Hernhill
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*Hever
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*Higham
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*Hildenborough
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*Hinxhill
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*Hoath
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*Hollingbourne
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*Hoo St Werburgh
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*Hoo, St Mary
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*Horsmonden
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*Horton Kirby
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*Hothfield
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*Hougham
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*Hougham-in-Dover
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*Huckinge
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*Hunton
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*Hurst
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*Hythe
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*Hythe, West
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*Ickham
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*Idle Hill
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*Ifield
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*Ightham
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*Ivychurch
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*Iwade
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*Kemsing
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*Kenardington
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*Kennington
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*Keston
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*Kidbrooke
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*Kilndown
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*Kingsdown
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*Kingsdown St John
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*Kingsdown with Mappiscombe
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*Kingsnorth
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*Kingston
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*Knockholt
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*Knowlton
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*Lamberhurst
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*Langdon EastLangdon, West
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*Langley
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*Leaveland
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*Lee [St Margaret]
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*Leeds
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*Leigh
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*Lenham
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*Lewisham [St Mary]
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*Leybourne
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*Leysdown
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*Lidsing
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*Linton
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*Littlebourne
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*Longfield
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*Loose
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*Luddenham
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*Luddesdown
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*Lullingstone
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*Luton
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*Lydd
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*Lydden
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*Lyminge
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*Lympne
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*Lynstead
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*Maidstone [All Saints]
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*Maidstone Holy Trinity
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*Maidstone St Peter
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*Malling, East
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*Malling, West
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*Marden
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*Mareston
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*Margate St John the Baptist
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*Margate Trinity
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*Mark Beech
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*Marsh, West
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*Meopham
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*Mereworth
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*Mersham
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*Midley
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*Milstead
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*Milton
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*Milton Holy Trinity
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*Milton Regis
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*Milton-next-Gravesend
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*Minster
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*Minster in Sheppey
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*Mint
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*Molash
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*Mongeham, Great
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*Mongeham, Little
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*Monks Horton
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*Monkton
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*Murston
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*Nackington
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*Nettlestead
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*Newchurch
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*Newenden
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*Newington next Hythe
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*Newington next Sittingbourne
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*Newnham
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*Nonington
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*Northbourne
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*Northfleet
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*Norton
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*Nursted
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*Oare
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*Offham
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*Orgarswick
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*Orlestone
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*Orpington
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*Ospringe
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*Otford
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*Otham
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*Otterden
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*Oxney
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*Paddlesworth (near Folkstone)
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*Paddlesworth (near Snodland)
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*Patrixbourne
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*Peckham, East
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*Peckham, East Holy Trinity
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*Peckham, West
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*Pembury
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*Penshurst
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*Petham with Waltham
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*Platt
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*Plaxtol
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*Pluckley
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*Plumstead [St Margaret]
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*Postling
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*Preston
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*Preston next Faversham
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*Queenborough
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*Rainham
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*Ramsgate [St George]
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*Ramsgate Christ Church
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*Ramsgate Holy Trinity
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*Reculver
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*Ridley
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*Ringwould
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*Ripple
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*River
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*Riverhead
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*Rochester Castle Precincts
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*Rochester Precincts of the Cathedral Church of Christ and&nbsp; the Blessed Virgin Mary
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*Rochester St Margaret
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*Rochester St Nicholas with St Clement
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*Rodmersham
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*Rolvenden
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kentenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Kent]
*Romney, New with Hope
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*Romney, Old
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*Ruckinge
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*Ryarsh
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*Saltwood
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*Sandgate
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*Sandhurst
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*Sandwich St Bartholomew’s Hospital
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*Sandwich St Clement
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*Sandwich St Mary
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*Sandwich St Peter
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*Seal
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*Seasalter
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*Sellindge
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Kent and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/kent.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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*Sevenoaks
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*Sevenoaks Weald
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*Sevington
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*Shadoxhurst
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*Sheerness
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*Sheldwich
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*Shipbourne
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*Sholden
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*Shoreham
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*Shorne
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*Sibertswold
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*Sidcup St John
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*Sissinghurst
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*Sittingbourne
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*Smarden
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*Smeeth
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*Snargate
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*Snave
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*Snodland
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*Southborough St Peter
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*Southfleet
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*Speldhurst
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*St Laurence in Thanet
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*St Margaret at Cliffe
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*St Mary in the Marsh
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*St Nicholas at Wade
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*St Nicholas Hospital
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*St Peter in Thanet
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*Stalisfield
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*Stanford
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*Stansted
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*Staple
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*Staplegate
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*Staplehurst
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*Stelling
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*Stelling Minnis
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*Stockbury
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*Stodmarsh
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*Stoke
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*Stonar
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*Stone (near Dartford)
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*Stone (next Faversham)
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*Stone-in-Oxney
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*Stourmouth
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*Stowting
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*Strood [St Nicholas]
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*Sturry
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*Sundridge
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*Sutton at Hone
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*Sutton by Dover
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*Sutton Valence
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*Sutton, Chart
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*Sutton, East
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*Swalecliffe
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*Swanscombe
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*Swingfield
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*Tenterden
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*Teston
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*Teynham
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*Thanington
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*Throwley
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*Thurnham
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*Tilmanstone
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*Tonbridge [St Peter and St Paul]
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*Tonge
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*Tovil
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*Trottiscliffe
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*Tudeley
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*Tunbridge Wells [Holy Trinity]
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*Tunstall
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*Ulcombe
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*Upchurch
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*Waldershare
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*Walmer
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*Warden
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*Warehorne
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*Wateringbury
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*Westbere
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*Westerham
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*Westwell
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*Whitfield
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*Whitstable
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*Wickham, East
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*Wickham, West
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*Wickhambreaux
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*Willesborough
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*Wilmington
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*Wingham
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*Wittersham
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*Woodchurch
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*Woodlands
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*Woodnesborough
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*Woolwich [St Mary]
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*Woolwich St Thomas
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*Wootton
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*Wormshill
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*Worth
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*Wouldham
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*Wrotham
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*Wychling
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*Wye
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*Wymynswold
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*Yalding
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections for Kent:'''
  
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*[[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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=== Getting Help with your Genealogy  ===
  
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|Centre    = Kent
 
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|Northeast = ''Thames Estuary''
 
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[[Category:Kent]]

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For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).
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Kent is a maritime county located in the South East of England, and is one of the home counties.

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"KENT, a maritime county; bounded on the N, by the Thames and the German ocean; on the E, by the straits of Dover; on the SE, by the English channel; on the S, by the English channel and by Sussex; on the W by Surrey. It is separated, by the Thames, from the metropolitan part of [London] Middlesex... Its length is 64 miles; its greatest breadth, 38 miles; its circuit, about 190 miles; its area, 1,039,419 acres; its comparative [size], the 9th county of England.

"The county contains 423 parishes, parts of 2 other parishes, and 18 extra-parochial places and villages.

"The places of worship within the electoral county, in 1851, were 479 of the Church of England; 3 of the Presbyterian Church in England; 86 of Independents; 7 of General Baptists; 79 of Particular Baptists; 3 of New Connexion General Baptists; 18 of Baptists undefined; 10 of Quakers; 2 of Unitarians; 184 of Wesleyan Methodists; 1 of New Connexion Methodists; 26 of Primitive Methodists; 27 of Bible Christians; 8 of the Wesleyan Association; 4 of Wesleyan Reformers; 5 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion; 1 of the New Church; 2 of Brethren; 24 of isolated congregations; 1 of French Protestants; 2 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church; 7 of Latter Day Saints; 13 of Roman Catholics; and 5 of Jews.

"Population in was 1801, 308,667; in 1821, 427,224; in 1841, 549,353; in 1861, 733,887." The above is taken from:  John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). For the full version, go to Vision of Britain.

Research Tools

Please add information to this section.

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Kent.

Civil districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Kent was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.  To see a list of districts and the parishes they contain, click here.

Parishes

Historically, the county of Kent consisted of 414 ancient parishes including 16 in the city of Canterbury, 3 in Hoo, 3 in Rochester, 3 in Sandwich, 2 in Deal, 2 in Deptford, and 2 in Dover.  More parishes have been created as populous areas have grown.

To see a list of parishes, with links to their pages, click here.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Kent was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and one or more secondary courts.  To see a list of Kent parishes and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, go to Kent Probate Records.

Websites

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Kent and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.

Wiki articles describing online collections for Kent:

Getting Help with your Genealogy

Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Southeast England Research helps you compare the expertise, credentials, and rates of professional researchers who can help you access these records.