Stone (next Faversham), Kent Genealogy

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{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Stone%2Dnext%2DFaversham|subject|disp=Stone (next Faversham)}} contains only land tax returns, there are no parish registers or Bishop's Transcripts for the Ancient Chapel.<br>  
{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Stone%2Dnext%2DFaversham|subject|disp=Stone (next Faversham)}} contains only land tax returns, there are no parish registers or Bishop's Transcripts for the Ancient Chapel.<br>
The [ Mid-Kent Marriage Index] includes entries from Stone Parish in Kent (1754-1911). Is this the same place?
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Guide to Stone (next Faversham), Kent family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Faversham Stone Chapel Kent.jpg


Parish History

Faversham Stone Chapel or the ruined church of Our Lady of Elwarton near Faversham was reported to be in ruins by 1511 and abandoned by 1600.

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 393-396. Date accessed: 14 Nopvember 2013.

at British History Online

The parish was absorbed into Ospringe, Kent


Civil Registration

See Faversham Registration District

Kent County Council

Registration Services
Invicta House
County Hall
Kent ME14 1XX Telephone 08458 247 400 are developing online search for all birth marriages and deaths as a result of a community volunteer effort. Not all events are capable of search but the index is updated annually. 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

Stone (next Faversham) contains only land tax returns, there are no parish registers or Bishop's Transcripts for the Ancient Chapel.

The Mid-Kent Marriage Index includes entries from Stone Parish in Kent (1754-1911). Is this the same place?

Land Tax

Images for are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1832

Census records

Stone ( next Faversham) Census returns 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

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

Faversham 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 Gillingham Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

STONE-NEXT-FAVERSHAM, a parish, in the union and hundred of Faversham, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E. division of Kent, 2½ miles (W. by N.) from Faversham. [1]

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 224-229. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.