Ash (near Sandwich), Kent Genealogy

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Ash (near Sandwich)

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

Ash (near Sandwich), Kent
Ash St Nicholas Kent.jpg
Ash St Nicholas Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wingham
County Kent
Poor Law Union Eastry
Registration District Eastry
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1570
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bridge
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1547 - Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham; Post-1546 - Court of the Bishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ASH-Near-Sandwich (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Eastry, hundred of Wingham, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 3 miles E from Wingham. There are two small places of worship for Wesleyans; and a free school.[1]

Ash is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent, see Ash Dover Wikipedia and includes the villages of Ash, Westmarsh, Ware and Hoaden.

Ash St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Canterbury and adjoins Staple, Kent Ancient Parish. It is one of the most extensive parishes and in 1849 West Marsh, Kent was formed within the parish boundary. The church there closed and modern parish of Ash with Westmarsh was formed; a map of the parish boundary may be found at A Church near you

The church of St Nicholas, The Street, Ash has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See also Edward Hasted's 'Parishes: Ash', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 191-224. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

This village should not be confused with Ash (near Ridley), Kent

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Eastry Registration District and Thanet 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]

Ash (near Sandwich) parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4]
KOPC = Kent Online Parish Clerks - free[5]
Ash (near Sandwich) Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1912 1558-1912 1558-1925 1558-1925 1558-1949 1558-1949

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Ash next Sandwich are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Ash-next-Sandwich, 1841-1891

The Family History Library have introduced "next Sandwich" to differentiate between the parish and civil Parish and Ash near Wrotham in the Sevenoaks district elsewhere in the county (Ash (near Ridley), Kent). It is more usual to refer to Ash Dover as the civil parish is within the Dover District of the county for administrative and local government purposes.

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[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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records

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. 77-81. 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 burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  5. Kent Online Parish Clerks, accessed 20 November 2013.