Wateringbury, Kent Genealogy

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Wateringbury St John the Baptist

Parish History

Wateringbury is a village and civil parish near Maidstone in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent.

Wateringbury St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish which included Lilyhoo within the parish boundary.

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

See Wateringbury North West Kent Family History Society and Wateringbury St John the Evangelist


Civil Registration

This parish was from 1837 in the Malling 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

International Genealogical Index Christenings 1758-1875 Batch (C135212) Marriages 1754-1837 Batch (M135212)

Original deposited registers are held at:

Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX

01622 694363

Fax: 01622 694379


Family History Library film numbers

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Malling 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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