Orlestone, Kent Genealogy

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Orlestone St Mary the Vrigin

Parish History

Orlestone is a small hamlet within the civil parish of Orlestone and Warehorne but includes St Mary the Virgin church. The principal settlement is at Hamstreet which is also forms part of the ecclesiastical parish  of Warehorne,_Kent Orlestone Wikipedia

Orlestone St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish

The church of St Mary the Virgin Church Lane Orlestone has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Hamstreet is a village within the civil parish of Orlestone and Warehorne. Hamstreet Wikipedia The church of the Good Shepher Hamstreet Church website is part of the South Kent Methodist Circuit and is a shared Anglican/Methodist church building.

The Anglican parishes of Orlestone, Snave, Kent ( now a redundant church) Ruckinge, Kent Warehorne, Kent and Kenardington, Kent are all part of the united benefice.


Civil Registration

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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. 

Census records

Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.See Kent Census

Poor Law Unions

East Ashford 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.