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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent Parishes]]  
 
[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kent Parishes]]  
  
[[Image:Westwell St Mary Kent.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Guide to '''Westwell, Kent family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Parish History  ==
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Westwell St Mary Kent.jpg
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| caption = Westwell St Mary Kent
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Kent
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| Hundred = Calehill
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| Poor Law Union = West Ashford
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| Registration District = East Ashford
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| PRbegin = 1558
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| BTbegin = 1813
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Canterbury
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Canterbury
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
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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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=== Parish History  ===
  
 
Westwell is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwell,_Kent+ Westwell Kent Wikipedia]<br>  
 
Westwell is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent, see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwell,_Kent+ Westwell Kent Wikipedia]<br>  
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A map of the parish boundary is available at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/westwell-st-mary-church/+ A church near you]<br>  
 
A map of the parish boundary is available at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/westwell-st-mary-church/+ A church near you]<br>  
  
See also Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 412-429 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63430&strquery=Westwell+ at British History Online]&nbsp; and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Westwell+ Kent Churches website]<br>  
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See also Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 412-429. Date accessed: 2 December 20123. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63430&strquery=Westwell+ at British History Online]&nbsp; and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Westwell+ Kent Churches website]<br>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
Original deposited registers were formerly held at:  
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
  
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX 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 [http://www.kent-opc.org/Parishes/Westwell.html+ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]<br> Family History Library film numbers <br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Westwell|subject|disp=Westwell}} <br>  
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{| width="383" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" style="width: 100%"
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=1 FindMyPast - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015003/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/baptisms#kentBaptisms 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 5 November 2013.</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140324190856/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#kentMarriages 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 6 November 2013.</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140324190856/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#kentbanns 'Coverage of Kent parish banns'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 5 November 2013.</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015326/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/other-burials#kent 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 6 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 PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1952887|England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1952887|'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,'}} ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 13 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''MIDK''' = [http://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/ Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free]<ref>[http://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/ 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,'] ''Woodchurch Ancestry Group,'' accessed 16 January 2014.</ref>
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See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br><br><br>  
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Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. <br>  
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''{{PAGENAME}} Parish Online Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>  
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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="#ffffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=1 '''1558-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=2 '''1559-1959; 1755-1823 (Banns)''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=3 '''1558-1955''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1754-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1952887|'''1823-1900 (Banns)'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''MIDK'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/ '''1754-1911''']
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
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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. <br>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.<br>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>  
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
WESTWELL (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of West Ashford, hundred of Calehill, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2½ miles (E. S. E.) from Charing. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51393#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 527-529.Date accessed: 22 May 2013.</ref>
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WESTWELL (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of West Ashford, hundred of Calehill, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2½ miles (E. S. E.) from Charing. <ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51393#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 527-529.Date accessed: 22 May 2013.</ref>  
  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}  
 
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 20:39, 5 June 2014

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


Westwell, Kent
Westwell St Mary Kent.jpg
Westwell St Mary Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Calehill
County Kent
Poor Law Union West Ashford PLU
Registration District East Ashford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Canterbury
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Westwell is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent, see Westwell Kent Wikipedia

Westwell St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury

The church of Westwell St Mary, Gold Hill, Westwell has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building 

A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

See also Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 412-429. Date accessed: 2 December 20123. at British History Online  and Kent Churches website

Resources

Civil Registration

See West Ashford Registration District Ashford 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

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[1][2][3][4]
FREG = FreeREG - free[5]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[6]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[7]
Westwell, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1911
1559-1959; 1755-1823 (Banns)
1558-1955
FREG
1754-1911

FS PRs 1823-1900 (Banns)
MIDK 1754-1911

Census records

Census returns for Westwell 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

West Ashford 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

WESTWELL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of West Ashford, hundred of Calehill, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2½ miles (E. S. E.) from Charing. [8]

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

Websites

References

  1. 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  4. 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  5. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  6. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  7. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.
  8. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 527-529.Date accessed: 22 May 2013.