Luton, Kent Genealogy

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[[Image:Luton_Christ_Church_Kent.jpg|thumb|right|Luton Christ Church (1980)]]
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Guide to '''Luton, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Parish History  ==
 
  
Luton is a district in the Medway town of Chatham [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham,_Kent+ Chatham Kent Wikipedia]<br>  
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Luton Christ Church Kent.jpg
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| caption = Luton Christ Church Kent
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| Type = [[Ecclesiastical Parish]]
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| County = Kent
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| Hundred = Chatham Town
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| Poor Law Union = Medway
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| Registration District = Medway
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| PRbegin = 1852
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| BTbegin = None
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Rochester
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| Rural Deanery = Rochester
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| Parish =
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| Probate Court = Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Prerogative Court =
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| Archive = [[Kent Record Office]]
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=== Parish History  ===
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LUTON, a '''chapelry '''in Chatham parish, Kent; 1½ mile SE of Chatham r. station. It was constituted in 1852; and it has a post office under Chatham.<ref>1870-72, John Marius Wilson, [http://www.visionof britain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=22938&amp;st=luton ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'']. Date accessed: 26 August 2013. </ref>
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<br> Luton is a district in the Medway town of Chatham [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham,_Kent+ Chatham Kent Wikipedia]<br>  
  
 
Christchurch Luton Road was formed as a parish in 1842 from [[Chatham St Mary, Kent]]  
 
Christchurch Luton Road was formed as a parish in 1842 from [[Chatham St Mary, Kent]]  
  
See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/luto_plc.htm+ Luton North West Kent Family History Society] and [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/chat_plc.htm+ Chatham North West Kent Family History Society] <br>
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See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/luto_plc.htm+ Luton North West Kent Family History Society] and [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/chat_plc.htm+ Chatham North West Kent Family History Society] <br>  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
Luton Christ Church Baptisms 1852-1960 and marriages 1853-1954 reference P85D<br>
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
digital images may be searched online at Medway Archives City Ark project http://cityark.medway.gov.uk<br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/ken.htm 'Kent Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 6 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''MED''' = [http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ Medway Ancestors - free]<ref>[http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&amp;PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order'], ''Cityark,'' accessed 8 November 2013.</ref>
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Family History Library film numbers <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Luton|subject|disp=Luton}} <br>
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''{{PAGENAME}} Parish Online Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1852-1908''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1853-1907''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1852-1957''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''MED'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ '''1852-1960''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ '''1853-1954''']
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F361475+ Parish registers for Luton, 1852-1967] are the only Family History Library film holdings for Luton Christchurch. Search Medway Archives Catalogue online for further references to the parish including Orders in Council inaugurating District Chapelries of St. John's and Christchurch, Luton 1852<br><br>
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Family History Library film numbers <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Luton|subject|disp=Luton}} <br>
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F361475+ Parish registers for Luton, 1852-1967] are the only Family History Library film holdings for Luton Christchurch. Search Medway Archives Catalogue online for further references to the parish including Orders in Council inaugurating District Chapelries of St. John's and Christchurch, Luton 1852<br><br>  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{British Census|306883}}
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{{British Census|306883}}  
  
FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through [http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers] to locate outside UK.<br>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.
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The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
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The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. <br>Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.<br><br>
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Medway Poor Law Union,Kent]]
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[[Medway Poor Law Union,Kent]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
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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|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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=== Maps and Gazetteers  ===
  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
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Revision as of 19:56, 3 June 2014

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


Luton, Kent
Luton Christ Church Kent.jpg
Luton Christ Church Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Chatham Town
County Kent
Poor Law Union Medway PLU
Registration District Medway
Records begin
Parish registers: 1852
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rochester
Diocese Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

LUTON, a chapelry in Chatham parish, Kent; 1½ mile SE of Chatham r. station. It was constituted in 1852; and it has a post office under Chatham.[1]


Luton is a district in the Medway town of Chatham Chatham Kent Wikipedia

Christchurch Luton Road was formed as a parish in 1842 from Chatham St Mary, Kent

See Luton North West Kent Family History Society and Chatham North West Kent Family History Society

Resources

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

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[3]
Luton, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1852-1908
1853-1907
1852-1957
MED 1852-1960 1853-1954

Family History Library film numbers
Luton

Parish registers for Luton, 1852-1967 are the only Family History Library film holdings for Luton Christchurch. Search Medway Archives Catalogue online for further references to the parish including Orders in Council inaugurating District Chapelries of St. John's and Christchurch, Luton 1852

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 306883.




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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, britain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=22938&st=luton Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 26 August 2013.
  2. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.