Canterbury All Saints, Kent Genealogy

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Parish History

The complex history of the churches on different sites is available at Kent Family History Society.

The Ancient Parish of All Saints was merged with Canterbury St Alphege, Kent in 1902 but the building remained in use as a hall until 1937 demolition.

Canterbury Garrison Church was renamed All Saints Church in 1974

The church and parish of 1800 is referred to in Edward Hasted, 'Canterbury: The churches within the city and suburbs', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 11 (1800), pp. 209-288. at British History Online


Civil Registration

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

Family History Library film numbers
Canterbury All Saints
Family History Library film numbers
{{*%2C0%2C0&titleno=454169&disp=Archdeacon%27s+transcripts%2C+1563-181++ Archdeacon's transcripts, 1563-1812; Bishop's transcripts, 1603-1878 All Saints Church Canterbury}}
original records housed at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Canterbury, Kent.
Some early pages damaged.
Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: DCa/BT/35; DCb/BT1/41; DCb/BT2/45

{{*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1116726&disp=Parish+registers+for+All+Saints%27+Churc++ Parish registers for All Saints' Church, Canterbury, 1559-1891}} original records at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The Precincts, in Canterbury, England.
Canterbury Cathedral Archives call nos.: U3/9/1/1-7, 9-10

A summary of deposited records at Canterbury Cathedral Archives and copies of the Garrison Church Baptisms at the Centre for Kentish Studies are available at Kent Family History Society

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

Census records

Family Search microfilm for Census Returns for the city are at Census returns for Canterbury, 1841-1891

Poor Law Unions

Canterbury 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

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Web sites

Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.