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Woodlands St Mary Kent


Parish History

Originally a chapelry within Wrotham, Kent Ancient Parish Woodlands St Mary became an Ecclesiastical Parish in 1850, later linked to Kingsdown and Kemsing, Kent St Mary.

For further history Kent Archaeological Society

The parish is to the north of Kemsing and neighbours Kingsdown with Mappiscombe, Kent to the north.

This parish should not be confused with Woodlands, Dorset or Woodlands, Hampshire or the church of the same name in Berkshire.

See Woodlands St Mary and Church website


Civil Registration

This parish was from 1837 in the Malling 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

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Family History Library film numbers

Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Malling 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.

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