Aldington, Kent Genealogy
Aldington is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent. The Aldington gang were local smugglers in Napoleonic time for further history see Aldington Wikipedia
Aldington St Martin is an Ancient Parish; Smeeth, Kent was formed as a chapelry from this parish.
The church of St Martin dates from the 12th century and the 16th century tower became a landmark for seamen. The church of St Martin Church Lane Aldington has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
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
Grove Hill Road
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.
Original deposited registers are held at:
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
Fax: 01622 694379
Family History Library film numbers
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Poor Law Unions
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
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