Biddenden, Kent Genealogy

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


Biddenden, Kent
Biddenden All Saints Kent.jpg
Biddenden All Saints Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Berkeley
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Tenterden
Registration District Tenterden
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Canterbury
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre


Parish History[edit | edit source]

BIDDENDEN (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Tenterden, hundred of Barclay, Lower division of the lathe of Scray, W division of Kent, 5 miles E by N from Cranbrook. There is a meeting-house for dissenters.[1]
Biddenden is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent Biddenden Wikipedia
Biddenden All Saints is an Ancient Parish. The church is mediaeval built originally in the 13th century with 14th and 15th century additions.
The conjoined twins Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst "The Biddenden Maids" 1100-1134 are commemorated in the village sign. Biddenden Maids Wikipedia

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Biddenden Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Kent
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers-Kent
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Kent ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-Kent ($)
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Kent ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

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.

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. 233-237. Date accessed: 1 July 2013.