Lympne, Kent Genealogy

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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent|Ken]][[England|E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent Parishes]]  
  
== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Lympne, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
{{expand section|a summary overview of the history of this parish}}
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Kent
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| Hundred = Romney Marsh Liberty; Street
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| Poor Law Union = Elham
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| Registration District = Elham
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| PRbegin = 1617
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| BTbegin = 1640
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Canterbury
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Lympne
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
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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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LYMPNE (St. Stephen), a '''parish''', in the union of Elham, partly within the liberty of Romney-Marsh, but chiefly in the hundred of Street, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2¾ miles (W.) from Hythe.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51126#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 198-203. Date accessed: 26 August 2013. </ref>
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<br> Lympne is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lympne+ Lympne Wikipedia] A history of Lympne and the castle is found at [http://kent.villagenet.co.uk/lympne.php+ Lympne history] Lympne features in H. G. Wells first novel "The First men in the Moon" see [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1013+ Project Gutenberg link]<br>
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Lympne St Stephen is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury.<br>
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The parish church of St Stephen, Castle Close, Lympne has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-175587-church-of-st-stephen-lympne+ British listed building] <br>
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See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 282-303 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63487+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Lympne+ Kent Churches website]<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/elham.html+ Elham Registration District] [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/folkestone.html+ Folkestone Registration District]<br>
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/elham.html+ Elham Registration District] [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/folkestone.html+ Folkestone Registration District]<br>  
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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The Mansion House<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>  
 
The Mansion House<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>  
  
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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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" | '''MIDK''' = [http://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/ Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free]<ref>[http://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/ 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,'] ''Woodchurch Ancestry Group,'' accessed 16 January 2014.</ref>
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="7" scope="col" | '''{{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="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1754-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''MIDK'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/ '''1754-1911''']
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Original deposited registers were formerly held at:  
 
Original deposited registers were formerly held at:  
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Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX  
 
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX  
  
From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives
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From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives  
  
 
Family History Library film numbers <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Lympne|subject|disp=Lympne}} <br><br>  
 
Family History Library film numbers <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Lympne|subject|disp=Lympne}} <br><br>  
  
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. <br>
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Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. <br>  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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 [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.
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{{British Census|306873}}<br>
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers] 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.
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[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+]  
 
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Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)
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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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[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx+ Ancestry UK Census Collection]
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[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
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[http://www.1881pubs.com/+ for details of public houses in the 1881 census]
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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. 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. [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
 
[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
 
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] and [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these<br>
 
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] and [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these<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 20:01, 3 June 2014

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

Lympne, Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Romney Marsh Liberty; Street
County Kent
Poor Law Union Elham PLU
Registration District Elham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1617
Bishop's Transcripts: 1640
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lympne
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

LYMPNE (St. Stephen), a parish, in the union of Elham, partly within the liberty of Romney-Marsh, but chiefly in the hundred of Street, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2¾ miles (W.) from Hythe.[1]


Lympne is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent, see Lympne Wikipedia A history of Lympne and the castle is found at Lympne history Lympne features in H. G. Wells first novel "The First men in the Moon" see Project Gutenberg link

Lympne St Stephen is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury.

The parish church of St Stephen, Castle Close, Lympne has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 282-303 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources

Civil Registration

See Elham Registration District Folkestone 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

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[3]
Lympne, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1754-1911

MIDK 1754-1911

Original deposited registers were formerly held at:

Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX

From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Family History Library film numbers
Lympne

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

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 306873.



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Poor Law Unions

Elham 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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Local Family History Centre

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 198-203. Date accessed: 26 August 2013.
  2. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.