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


Parish History

LIDSING, or Lidgen, a vill, in the parish of Gillingham, union of Medway, hundred of Chatham and Gillingham, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 4 miles (S. S. E.) from Chatham.[1]

Lidsing is a hamlet in the Gillingham district of Kent. Lidsing Wikipedia

Lidsing church was formed as a chapelry of Gillingham St Mary Magdalene, Kent and registers date from 1840.

See Lidsing North West Kent Family History Society


Civil Registration

Medway 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

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[4]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[5]
Lidsing, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1840-1847

FREG 1840-1874
FS BTs 1840-1847 1840-1847
MED 1840-1876 1840-1876 1840-1876

Family History Library film numbers

Bishop's transcripts for Lidsing, 1840-1846 are deposited at  Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent.

Chapelry of Lidsing is in the parish of Gillingham.

Kent Archives Office no.: DRB/RT2/153C/1

Baptisms and burials, 1840-1846 FHL BRITISH Film 1469346 Item 2

Census records

Census returns for Lidsing 1841-1891

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
[2] to locate outside UK.
Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

Poor Law Unions

Medway 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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 85-87. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  3. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  4. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.


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