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=== County Introduction  ===
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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kent like this:
  
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'Kent, an important maritime county in SE. of England, bounded N. by the Thames and the North Sea, E. and SE. by the Strait of Dover, S. by the English Channel, SW. by Sussex, and W. by Surrey; greatest length, W. to E., 65 miles; greatest breadth, N. to S., 35 miles; 995,392 ac., pop. 977,706. The surface of the co. is hilly, being traversed E. and W. by the North Downs, a chalk range from 3 to 6 miles in breadth. On the N., along the shores of the Thames and Medway, there is a belt of marshland, which extends over a mile inland. ..."
  
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Kent '''parishes:'''<br>[[Kent Parishes#A|A]] [[Kent Parishes#B|B]] [[Kent Parishes#C|C]] [[Kent Parishes#D|D]] [[Kent Parishes#E|E]] [[Kent Parishes#F|F]] [[Kent Parishes#G|G]] [[Kent Parishes#H|H]] [[Kent Parishes#I|I]] [[Kent Parishes#J|J]] [[Kent Parishes#K|K]] [[Kent Parishes#L|L]] [[Kent Parishes#M|M]] [[Kent Parishes#N|N]] [[Kent Parishes#O|O]] [[Kent Parishes#P|P]] [[Kent Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Kent Parishes#R|R]] [[Kent Parishes#S|S]] [[Kent Parishes#T|T]] [[Kent Parishes#U|U]] [[Kent Parishes#V|V]] [[Kent Parishes#W|W]] [[Kent Parishes#X|X]] [[Kent Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Kent Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Kent.
  
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===Civil Registration===
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ken.html List of Kent Civil Registration Districts]
  
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=20.0 RootsChat Kent Resources and help pages].
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kentenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Kent]
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*To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Kent and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/kent.htm FHLFavorites.info].  
  
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"KENT, a maritime county; bounded on the N, by the Thames and the German ocean; on the E, by the straits of Dover; on the SE, by the English channel; on the S, by the English channel and by Sussex; on the W by Surrey. It is separated, by the Thames, from the metropolitan part of [London] Middlesex... Its length is 64 miles; its greatest breadth, 38 miles; its circuit, about 190 miles; its area, 1,039,419 acres; its comparative [size], the 9th county of England.
 
 
"The county contains 423 parishes, parts of 2 other parishes, and 18 extra-parochial places and villages.
 
 
"The places of worship within the electoral county, in 1851, were 479 of the Church of England; 3 of the Presbyterian Church in England; 86 of Independents; 7 of General Baptists; 79 of Particular Baptists; 3 of New Connexion General Baptists; 18 of Baptists undefined; 10 of Quakers; 2 of Unitarians; 184 of Wesleyan Methodists; 1 of New Connexion Methodists; 26 of Primitive Methodists; 27 of Bible Christians; 8 of the Wesleyan Association; 4 of Wesleyan Reformers; 5 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion; 1 of the New Church; 2 of Brethren; 24 of isolated congregations; 1 of French Protestants; 2 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church; 7 of Latter Day Saints; 13 of Roman Catholics; and 5 of Jews.
 
 
"Population in was 1801, 308,667; in 1821, 427,224; in 1841, 549,353; in 1861, 733,887."<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1245167806075_457" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1245167806075_309" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1245167806075_834" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1245167806091_282" />
 
 
The above is taken from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; For the full version, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=749260&word=NULL Vision of Britain].<br>
 
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
 
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
 
 
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Kent.
 
 
==== Civil districts  ====
 
 
When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Kent was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp; To see a list of districts and the parishes they contain, click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ken.htm here].
 
 
==== Parishes  ====
 
 
Historically, the county of Kent consisted of 414 ancient parishes including 16 in the city of Canterbury, 3 in Hoo, 3 in Rochester, 3 in Sandwich, 2 in Deal, 2 in Deptford, and 2 in Dover.&nbsp; More parishes have been created as populous areas have grown.
 
 
To see a list of parishes, with links to their pages, click [[Kent Parishes|here]].
 
 
==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
 
 
Before 1858, every town and parish in Kent was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and one or more secondary courts.&nbsp; To see a list of Kent parishes and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, go to [[Kent Probate Records|Kent Probate Records]].
 
 
=== Websites  ===
 
 
To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Kent and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/kent.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
 
 
*[[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England,Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
=== Getting Help with your Genealogy<br>  ===
 
 
[[Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Southeast England Research|Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Southeast England Research]] helps you compare the expertise, credentials, and rates of professional researchers who can help you access these records. <br>
 
 
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|title = '''Neighbouring English counties and French department'''
 
|title = '''Neighbouring English counties and French department'''
 
|Centre    = Kent
 
|Centre    = Kent
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|North    = [[Essex Genealogy|Essex]]
 
|Northeast = ''Thames Estuary''
 
|Northeast = ''Thames Estuary''
 
|East      = ''North Sea''
 
|East      = ''North Sea''
 
|Southeast = ''English Channel''<br>[[Pas-de-Calais|Pas-de-Calais, ''France'']]
 
|Southeast = ''English Channel''<br>[[Pas-de-Calais|Pas-de-Calais, ''France'']]
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|South    = [[Sussex Genealogy|Sussex]]
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|Southwest = [[Sussex Genealogy|Sussex]]
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|West      = [[Surrey Genealogy|Surrey]]
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County Introduction

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kent like this:

'Kent, an important maritime county in SE. of England, bounded N. by the Thames and the North Sea, E. and SE. by the Strait of Dover, S. by the English Channel, SW. by Sussex, and W. by Surrey; greatest length, W. to E., 65 miles; greatest breadth, N. to S., 35 miles; 995,392 ac., pop. 977,706. The surface of the co. is hilly, being traversed E. and W. by the North Downs, a chalk range from 3 to 6 miles in breadth. On the N., along the shores of the Thames and Medway, there is a belt of marshland, which extends over a mile inland. ..."

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Kent parishes:
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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Kent.



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