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

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Parish History

Tilmanstone is a village and civil parish in the Dover District of Kent, see Tilmanstone Wikipedia.

Tilmanstone St  Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; the church is 11th century and the yew tree outside is over a thousand years old. A map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near you

Tilmanstone St Andrew, Upper Street, Tilmanstone has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

The church contains a brass to Richard Fogge (circa 1482).

There is also a set of village stocks.

Timanstone colliery (1906-1986) was one of four in the  Kent coalfield but is nearer the village of Eythorne to the west of Tilmanstone, see Coalfields Heritage Initiative Kent.

See also Edward Hasted's entry for Tilmanstone, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 10 (1800), pp. 78-87. Date accessed: 21 November 2013. at British History Online  and Kent Churches website


Civil Registration

Eastry 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

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[1][2][3][4]
Tilmanstone, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1874 1558-1874 1559-1928; 1754-1813 (Banns) 1559-1928; 1754-1813 (Banns) 1558-1948 1558-1948

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Land Tax

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

Census records

Census returns for Tilmanstone 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

Eastry 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

TILMANSTONE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Deal. [5]

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



  1. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  5. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 357-360. Date accessed: 22 May 2013.


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