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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent Parishes]]  
  
== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Offham, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Contributor: Add a general overview of the history of this parish. It can be a few sentences or a couple of paragraphs.<br>  
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Offham St Michael Kent.jpg
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| caption = Offham St Michael Kent
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Kent
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| Hundred = Larkfield
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| Poor Law Union = Malling
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| Registration District = Malling
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| PRbegin = 1538
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| BTbegin = 1718
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Malling
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop 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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}}
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=== Parish History  ===
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Offham is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offham,_Kent+ Offham Wikipedia]<br>
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Offham St Michael All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester; a map of the parish boundary is available at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/offham/+ A church near you]<br>
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The church of St Michael, Church Road, Offham has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-426916-church-of-st-michael-offham+ British listed building] <br>
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See [http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/OFF.htm+ Kent Archaeological Society] and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 533-542. Date accessed: 9 September 2013. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53830+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Offham+ Kent Churches website]<br>
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See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/offh_plc.htm+ Offham North West Kent Family History Society] and [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/offh_c01.htm+ Offham St Michael]<br>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/maidstone.html+ Maidstone Registration District]
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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>
  
 
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].  
 
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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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
Original deposited registers are held at:
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
  
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1352 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 7 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=2 FindMyPast - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140324190856/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#kentMarriages 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 6 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS BTs''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,'] ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 11 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1952887|England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1952887|'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,'}} ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 13 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyKent.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 18 November 2013.</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" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BIVRI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 '''1813-1846''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1352 '''1813-1846''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=2 '''1813-1850''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS BTs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1949386|'''1718-1846'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1949386|'''1718-1846'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1949386|'''1718-1846'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1952887|'''1538-1877'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1952887|'''1538-1852; 1754-1812, 1827-1876 (banns)'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1952887|'''1538-1876'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.familysearch.org '''1538-1875''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org '''1538-1852''']
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Fax: 01622 694379
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==== Land Tax  ====
  
archives@kent.gov.uk<br>
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Images for Offham are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1831<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. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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==== Census 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.  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508552+ Census returns for Offham 1841-1891].  
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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.<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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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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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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[[Malling Poor Law Union, Kent]]
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
  
 
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.  
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See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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==== Local Family History Centre  ====
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[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]
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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.
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:*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 collections using the portal.<br>
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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OFFHAM (St. Michael), a '''parish''', in the union of Malling, hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 3¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Wrotham. <ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51191#s20 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 469-472. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.</ref>
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<br> Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
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== References ==
  
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Revision as of 14:50, 4 June 2014

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

Offham, Kent
Offham St Michael Kent.jpg
Offham St Michael Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Larkfield
County Kent
Poor Law Union Malling PLU
Registration District Malling
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1718
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Malling
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Offham is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent Offham Wikipedia

Offham St Michael All Saints is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The church of St Michael, Church Road, Offham has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 533-542. Date accessed: 9 September 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

See Offham North West Kent Family History Society and Offham St Michael

Resources

Civil Registration

This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district See Maidstone 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

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[1]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
Offham, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1846
1813-1846

FMP
1813-1850

FS BTs 1718-1846 1718-1846 1718-1846
FS PRs 1538-1877 1538-1852; 1754-1812, 1827-1876 (banns) 1538-1876
IGI 1538-1875 1538-1852

Land Tax

Images for Offham are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1831

Census records

Census returns for Offham 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

Malling 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

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent


Maps and Gazetteers

OFFHAM (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 3¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Wrotham. [6]


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

Websites

References

  1. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 18 November 2013.
  6. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 469-472. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.