Nursted, Kent Genealogy

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

Nursted, Kent
Nurstead St Mildred Kent.jpg
Nurstead St Mildred Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Toltingtrough
County Kent
Poor Law Union North Aylesford
Registration District North Aylesford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1721
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rochester
Diocese Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History

Nurstead Court and its church are within the civil parish of Meopham in the Gravesham district of Kent. See Meopham Wikipedia for a description of the local settlements in the Meopham civil parish.

Nurstead (in some sources Nursted) St Mildred is an Ancient Parish near Meopham.

The mediaeval church is dedicated to St Mildred a local saint (born at Minster in Kent) and is the surviving part of the Nurstead Court ancient manor.

The church of St Mildred, Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 (1797), pp. 351-356 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

See Nursted North West kent Family History Society and Nursted St Mildred


Civil Registration

North Aylesford Registration District

Strood Registration District

Strood and Hoo Registration District

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

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[1]
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[5]
Nursted, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1721-1730, 1795, 1808-1883 (gaps)

FREG 1561-1998
FS BTs 1720-1883 1720-1883 1720-1883
IGI 1813-1883 1720-1737, 1794-1796, 1807-1812
MED 1561-1997 1561-1997 1561-1997

Census records

Census returns for Nursted 1841-1891

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
[2] to locate outside UK.
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

Poor Law Unions

North Aylesford Poor Law Union, Kent (renamed Strood)

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

Gillingham Family History Centre, Kent

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

NURSTED (St. Mildred), a parish, in the union of North Aylesford, hundred of Toltingtrough, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 4¼ miles (S. by W.) from Gravesend. [6]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  2. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  5. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.
  6. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 461-463. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.