Wickhambreaux, Kent Genealogy

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WICKHAMBREUX (St. Andrew), a '''parish''', in the union of Bridge, hundred of Downhamford, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 5 miles (E. by N.) from Canterbury. <ref>Lewis,Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51404#s12 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 565-567. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.</ref>
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Parish History

Wickhambreaux is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, see Wickhambreaux Wikipedia

Wickhambreaux St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and the modern parish is part of the Littlebourne Benefice including  Littlebourne, KentIckham, Kent and Stodmarsh, Kent A map of the parish boundary can be found at A church near you

The Parish church of St Andrew, Wickham Court Lane, has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Kent Archaeological Society

Edward Hasted refers to Wickhambreaux as one of the parishes in the hundred of Downhamford, part of the possesions of the Abbey of St Augustine until Henry VIII dissolution of the monastic lands The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 142 at British History Online

See Kent Churches website


Civil Registration

See Bridge 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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Family History Library film numbers

See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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

Land Tax

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

Census records

Census returns for Wickhambreaux 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 hips 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

Bridge 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

WICKHAMBREUX (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Bridge, hundred of Downhamford, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 5 miles (E. by N.) from Canterbury. [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. 565-567. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.