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

Snargate St Dunstan Kent.jpg

Contents

Parish History

Snargate is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent Snargate Wikipedia

Snargate St Dunstan is an Ancient Parish in Romney Marsh in the Diocese of Canterbury; the modern parish of Brenzett with Snargate is in the benefice of Appledore with Brookland and Fairfield and Brenzett with Snargate.

The church of St Dunstan has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375-378. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.

at British History Online and Kent Churches website

The 13th century church of St Dunstan contains a wall painting of a ship which it is said indicates a safe place for smugglers and the Romney Marsh villages were long associated with smuggling from France.

Reverend Richard Harris Barham was rector of this parish but preferred to reside at Warehorne; he wrote the "Ingoldsby legends" under the pseudonym of Thomas Ingoldsby.

Resources

Civil Registration

See Romney Marsh 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

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[1]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[2]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[3]
Snargate, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1750-1911
1754-1911

FS PRs 1754-1900 1827-1900 (banns) 1754-1900
MIDK 1754-1911

Land Tax

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

These images are derived from the 1987 microfilming at Kent Archives reference Q/RPL/344.

The parish was in the hundred of Aloesbridge.

See Edward Hasted 'The hundred of Aloesbridge: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375 at British History Online

Census records

Census returns for Snargate 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

Romney Marsh 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

SNARGATE (St. Dunstan), a parish, in the union of Romney-Marsh, and liberties of Romney-Marsh and New Romney, though locally in the hundred of Aloesbridge, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 5½ miles (N. W. by W.) from New Romney. [4]



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

Websites

References

  1. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  2. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  3. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.
  4. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 126-129. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.