Alkham, Kent Genealogy

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

Alkham, Kent
Alkham St Anthony the Martyr Kent.jpg
Alkham St Anthony the Martyr Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Folkestone
County Kent
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dover
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ALKHAM (St. Anthony), a parish, in Dover District, E division of Kent, 5 miles W by N from Dover. St Anthony was united to the parish of Capel-le-Ferne in the diocese of Canterbury--which also see. At Reindein House, contiguous to Alkham, was an extra-parochial chapel (independent of the jurisdictions of surrounding parishes).[1]

Alkham is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent, see Alkham Wikipedia.

Alkham St Anthony the Martyr is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury which includes Chalksole and Ewell Minnis. The church sits high above the village; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you.

The church is 13th century mediaeval with additions and restorations in the 14th century a Victorian restoration and another in 1968. The church of St Anthony the Martyr has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building.

The village and civil parish of Alkham is 5 miles west of Dover.

See also Alkham Church website.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 133-142 at British History Online and Kent Churches website.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Dover 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[edit | edit source]

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

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[6]
Alkham Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1912 1558-1912 1558-1837; 1823-1908 (Banns) 1558-1837; 1823-1908 (Banns) 1558-1988 1558-1988


Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Original records in possession of Canterbury Cathedral Archives nos.: U3/267/1-2,4, U3/267/1/A1-4, B1-2, C1-2, D1-2, E1-3.(Parish Registers)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Alkham are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1832

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Alkham Census Returns 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.

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[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 34-37. Date accessed: 17 June 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  6. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 3 November 2013.