Snave, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Snave, Kent family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Snave St Augustine Kent
|Hundred||Romney Marsh Liberty|
|Poor Law Union||Romney Marsh|
|Registration District||Romney Marsh|
|Parish registers: 1619|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1563|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Snave St Augustine is an Ancient parish in Romney Marsh. The heavily buttressed church is in a tiny hamlet and only used for an annual service. Since 1984 it has been redundant and is in the care of the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust.
The parish of Orlestone, Kent St Mary with Snave is part of the Orlestone with Snave and Ruckinge with Warehorne and Kenardington benefice in the Diocese of Canterbury
A 13th century church with later additions and renovations including that of 1873. One of the bells is dated around 1380 cast by Steve Norton of Maidstone and is one of only three bells of this manufacturer known to survive.
Subsidence in the building and declining population have left the church isolated. It is approached by a grassy track.
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
Grove Hill Road
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.
Snave, Kent Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = FindMyPast - (£)|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free|
|MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free|
|Snave, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records|
|FS PRs||1823-1900 (banns)|
Images for Snave are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1831
This parish was partly in the hundred of Aloesbridge
See Edward Hasted 'The hundred of Aloesbridge: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375 at British History Online
The other part of the parish was in the hundred of Ham
See Edward Hasted The hundred of Ham: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 360 at British History Online
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.
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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.
Poor Law Unions
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.
Local Family History Centre
- FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records) and England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these
Maps and Gazetteers
SNAVE (St. Augustine), a parish, in the union and liberty of Romney-Marsh, though locally in the hundreds of Aloesbridge, Ham, and Newchurch, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 4½ miles (N. W. by N.) from New Romney. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 126-129. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
- 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.
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