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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent Parishes]]  
  
== Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Southfleet, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Southfleet St Nicholas Kent.jpg
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| caption = Southfleet St Nicholas Kent
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Kent
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| Hundred = Axton, Dartford and Wilmington
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| Poor Law Union = Dartford
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| Registration District = Dartford
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| PRbegin = 1558
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| BTbegin = 1718
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Rochester
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Rochester
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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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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}}
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=== Parish History  ===
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Southfleet is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Dartford in Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southfleet+ Southfleet Wikipedia].<br>
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Southfleet St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Rochester.
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The Church of St Nicholas Church Street Southfleet has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-172650-church-of-st-nicholas-southfleet+ British listed building]<br>
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Southfleet (St. Nicholas)
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SOUTHFLEET (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford,and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (S. W.) from Gravesend; containing, with the hamlets of Betsome, Hook-Green, andWestwood, 667 inhabitants. This was a place of importance during the heptarchy, when it was called Sudfleta;and from its proximity to the old Watling-street, itsdistance from the station Durobrivis (Rochester), andthe numerous Roman relics found on the spot, it is supposed to have been known long before the heptarchy,and to occupy the site of the Vagniacæ of Antoninus.The parish comprises 2541a. 2r. 30p., of which 229acres are in wood. The living is a rectory, valued in theking's books at £31. 15., and in the gift of the Bishopof Rochester: the tithes have been commuted for £872,and the glebe contains 6 acres. The church is principally in the decorated English style, and exhibits manymarks of antiquity, including six stone stalls underpointed arches, a piscina, a window of stained glass, anda font much admired for its curious workmanship. Aschool is endowed with a rent-charge of £20.
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A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 149-152. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51289 Date accessed: 18 November 2013.
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See Edward Hasted [The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 421-440. Date accessed: 21 October 2013. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62823+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Southfleet+ Kent Churches website]<br>
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See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/sthf_plc.htm+ Southfleet North West Kent Family History Society] which includes other places of worship and [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/sthf_c01.htm+ Southfleet St Nicholas]<br>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/dartford.html+ Dartford registration District]<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  ====
  
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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" | '''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" | '''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" | '''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" | '''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;amp;amp;amp;PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order'], ''Cityark,'' accessed 8 November 2013.</ref>
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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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 '''1718-1853''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1352 '''1718-1851''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1558-1920''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1558-1932''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1641-1915''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS BTs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch&amp;#124;1949386&amp;#124;'''1718-1853'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch&amp;#124;1949386&amp;#124;'''1718-1853'''}}
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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/ '''1558-1932''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ '''1558-1932''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&PathList=/Z4a_Medway_Ancestors/ '''1558-1932''']
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[http://www.kent-opc.org/Parishes/Southfleet.html+ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]<br>
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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<br>
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Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Southfleet|subject|disp=Southfleet}}
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F507881+ Census returns for Southfleet 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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[[Dartford 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)]]
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==== Local Family History Centre  ====
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[[Orpington Family History Centre, Kent]]
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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<br>
  
 
== 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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SOUTHFLEET (St. Nicholas), a '''parish''', in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (S. W.) from Gravesend. <ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51289#s4 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 149-152. Date accessed: 20 May 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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Guide to Southfleet, Kent family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Southfleet, Kent
Southfleet St Nicholas Kent.jpg
Southfleet St Nicholas Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Axton, Dartford and Wilmington
County Kent
Poor Law Union Dartford PLU
Registration District Dartford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1718
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

Southfleet is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Dartford in Kent Southfleet Wikipedia.

Southfleet St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Rochester.

The Church of St Nicholas Church Street Southfleet has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Southfleet (St. Nicholas)

SOUTHFLEET (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford,and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (S. W.) from Gravesend; containing, with the hamlets of Betsome, Hook-Green, andWestwood, 667 inhabitants. This was a place of importance during the heptarchy, when it was called Sudfleta;and from its proximity to the old Watling-street, itsdistance from the station Durobrivis (Rochester), andthe numerous Roman relics found on the spot, it is supposed to have been known long before the heptarchy,and to occupy the site of the Vagniacæ of Antoninus.The parish comprises 2541a. 2r. 30p., of which 229acres are in wood. The living is a rectory, valued in theking's books at £31. 15., and in the gift of the Bishopof Rochester: the tithes have been commuted for £872,and the glebe contains 6 acres. The church is principally in the decorated English style, and exhibits manymarks of antiquity, including six stone stalls underpointed arches, a piscina, a window of stained glass, anda font much admired for its curious workmanship. Aschool is endowed with a rent-charge of £20.

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 149-152. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51289 Date accessed: 18 November 2013.

See Edward Hasted [The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 421-440. Date accessed: 21 October 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

See Southfleet North West Kent Family History Society which includes other places of worship and Southfleet St Nicholas

Resources

Civil Registration

See Dartford registration District

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

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[1]
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[4]
Southfleet, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1718-1853
1718-1851

FREG 1558-1920
1558-1932
1641-1915
FS BTs Template:RecordSearch& Template:RecordSearch& Template:RecordSearch&
MED 1558-1932 1558-1932 1558-1932

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

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
Southfleet

Census records


Census returns for Southfleet 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

Dartford 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

Orpington Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

SOUTHFLEET (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (S. W.) from Gravesend. [5]


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. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.
  5. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 149-152. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.