Charlton next Woolwich, Kent Genealogy

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Charlton next Woolwich

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

Charlton next Woolwich, Kent
Charlton St Luke Kent.jpg
Charlton St Luke Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blackheath
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Lewisham
Registration District Lewisham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1695
Bishop's Transcripts: 1719
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dartford
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CHARLTON (St. Luke), a parish, in the union of Lewisham, hundred of Blackheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W division of Kent, 6½ miles E from London. The church of St. Peter in Blackheath Park, and Morden College, are both in the parish; and the district of St. Thomas', Woolwich, endowed in 1845 by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. [1]

Charlton St Luke is an Ancient parish, built originally with Sir Adam Newton who built his nearby home Charlton House, a Jacobean mansion, between 1607-1612.

The church stands on the edge of a plateau and the tower of the rebuilt church is used by Thames sailors as a navigational aid. The church has the rare distinction of being able to fly the Royal Ensign.

The church is the burial place of Spencer Perceval (1762–1812), the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated, and of murdered civil servant Edward Drummond. Sir William Langhorne, 1st Baronet, is also buried there.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
Charlton next Woolwich Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1867-1868

FREG 1813-1843

IGI 1562-1753 1562-1753, 1815-1837


Baptisms 1815-1839 P015511

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Charlton next Woolwich 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 Family History Center 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.

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.

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]

Charlton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 549-554. Date Accessed: 15 July 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 27 October 2014.
  3. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 18 November 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 3 November 2013.