Hoo St Werburgh, Kent Genealogy

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Hoo St Werburgh

Parish History

Hoo St Wwerburgh is an Ancient Parish a village and civil parish on the Hoo peninsula in the Medway district of Kent.Hoo Peninsula Wikipedia Hoo St Werburgh Wikipedia

The church is 12th century and occupies the site of an earlier 8th century church chronicled as part of a Mercian monastery in the time of  King Aethelbald of Mercia. The church of St Werburgh Church Street Hoo St Werburgh has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage. British listed building

The graveyard contains the grave of Thomas Aveling the first British manufacturer of Aveling and Porter steam rollers.

See Hoo St Werburgh North West Kent Family History Society which includes other places of worship and Hoo St Werburgh


Civil Registration

This parish was part of Hoo sub district and registrations from July 1837 to the present day are held at

Medway district
The Register Office
Telephone 01634 338902
Fax 01634 338913

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

International Genealogical Index Christenings 1587-1599; 1642-1874 Batches (C131461, C131462) Marriages 1588-1599; 1640-1837 Batches (M131461, M131462)

Hoo, St. Werburgh Christenings Marriages Burials 1587-1987 reference (P190) digital images may be searched online at Medway Archives City Ark project http://cityark.medway.gov.uk

Hoo St Werburgh

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

Census return for Hoo St Werburgh 1841-1891

Poor Law Unions

Hoo 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.