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Rochester St Margaret of Antioch

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Parish History

Rochester is a town and former city in Kent for a history of Rochester see History of Rochester Wikipedia

Rochester St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the city and Diocese of Rochester; a map of the modern parish boundary is available at A church near you

The Parish Church of St Margaret of Antioch Rochester has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

For a history of the church see St Margaret Rochester Wikipedia.

St Peter's and St Margaret's were recombined into a joint parish in 1953 and in 1971 the parish of St Nicholas with St Clement was absorbed into it. The combined parish is now "The Parish of St Peter with St Margaret" centred on the new (1973) Parish Centre in the Delce (St Peter's) with St Margaret's being retained as a Chapel of Ease.

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 153-182 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

See Rochester North West Kent Family History Society and Rochester St Margaret

From this parish was formed in 1901 the parish of Borstal St Matthew. The church of St Matthew, Borstal Street Borstal had been built in 1878 see Borstal Rochester Wikipedia and a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

Resources

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

Rochester St Margaret of Antioch Baptisms marriages and Burials 1653-1983 reference P305 digital images may be searched online at Medway Archives City Ark project http://cityark.medway.gov.uk

International Genealogical Index Christenings 1718-1812 Batch (C135121) Marriages 1813-1833 Batch
(M165123)

Family History Library film numbers
Rochester St Margaret

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 Returns for Rochester 1841-1891

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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


Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

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.
Find my Past 1911 census search


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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