Margate St John the Baptist, Kent Genealogy

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Parish History

Margate is a seaside town in the Isle of Thanet and a civil parish in the Thanet district of Kent. See Margate Wikipedia The civil parish includes

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Margate St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the town. The parish boundary included Woodchurch and Garlinge.

The Parish church of St John the Baptist has been designated as a grade B listed building British listed building

From this parish the Anglican church of St Paul, Northdown Road was formed. The church of St Paul was built in 1873-1874 and has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

All Saints Church, All Saints Avenue, Margate dates from 1894 and has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building

Other places of Worship in the town include

Wesleyan Methodist The former Methodist Chapel in Hawley Square is one of a group of listed buildings The former chapel has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

The Methodist Church of St Stephen Cliftonville which dates from 1876-1878 has been designated asa grade II listed building British listed building
Lady Huntingdon's Chapel
Baptist, Ebenezer Chapel The Cecil Square Baptist Chapel and it's Sunday School building form a group of listed buildings. The Chapel which dates from circa 1870 has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building
Congregational Chapel
Calvinist Chapel
Quaker's Chapel, Drapers
Roman Catholic Chapel

Margate Cemetery, Manston Road has a Non Conformist Cemetery Chapel which has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building and a paired Church of England chapel British listed building


Civil Registration

Thanet 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

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Family History Library film numbers
Margate St John the Baptist

See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Census records

Census 1841-1891 Film numbers

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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. Find my Past 1911 census search

Poor Law Unions

Thanet 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

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