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Guide to Lyminge, Kent family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History

LYMINGE (St. Mary and St. Eadburgh), a parish, in the union of Elham, hundred of Loningborough, lathe of Shepway, E. division of the county of Kent, 2 miles (S. S. W.) from Elham. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Lyminge is a village and civil Parish in the Shepway district of Kent Lyminge Wikipedia

Lyminge is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury which included Rhodes Minnis. Stanford, Kent was formed as a chapelry from this parish. The modern parish of Lyminge and Paddlesworth (near Folkestone), Kent is one of the parishes in the Benefice of Lyminge with Paddlesworth Stanford with Postling St Mary and Postling St Radegund.

The Parish Church of St Mary and St Ethelburga Church website contains a history of the church and parish.

The remains of the older church and the church of St Mary and St Ethelburga have been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 78-91 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Kent Archaeological Society have a detailed survey of the church.

The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Chapel Lane Rhodes Minnis is part of the South Kent Methodist Circuit Rhodes Minnis For image and history of the chapel see Rhodes Minnis Methodist Chapel Rhodes Minnis is a village within the Lyminge civil parish.


Civil Registration

See Elham Registration District Folkestone Registration District

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

Lyminge, Kent Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
BMI = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[3]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[4][5][6]
FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
KOPC = Kent Online Parish Clerks - free[8]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[9]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images


FMP 1679-1897 1679-1897 1679-1928 1679-1928 1680-1967 1680-1967
FREG 1813-1815
KOPC 1554-1837

Land Tax

Images for Lyminge and Paddlesworth are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1832

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306873.

Poor Law Unions

Elham 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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Local Family History Centre

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 198-203. Date accessed: 26 August 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  3. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," Origins.net, (WayBack Machine) accessed 13 March 2012.
  4. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  6. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  7. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  8. Kent Online Parish Clerks, accessed 20 November 2013.
  9. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 27 September 2013.