Doddington, Kent Genealogy

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

Doddington, Kent
Doddington The beheading of St John the Baptist Kent.jpg
Doddington The beheading of St John the Baptist Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Teynham
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Faversham
Registration District Faversham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1589
Bishop's Transcripts: 1603
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ospringe
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]

DODDINGTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Teynham, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E division of Kent, 4¾ miles S by E from Sittingbourne. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Doddington is a village and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, see Doddington Kent Wikipedia

Doddington The Beheading of St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and is part of the Doddington Newnham, Kent Genealogy and Whychling Wichling, Kent Genealogy group benefice.

The dedication is unusual (only shared by Trimingham, Norfolk Genealogy) and a church has been on this site since Saxon Times. The present church dates from the 12th century and was extended in the 13th century. The weather boarded tower was replaced after a fire in 1643 and the church was restored in 1873-1874 and 1907-1908.

The church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, Church Hill, Doddington has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 307-316 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Faversham Registration District

Kent County Council

Registration Services
Invicta House
County Hall
Kent ME14 1XX Telephone 08458 247 400 are developing online search for all birth marriages and deaths as a result of a community volunteer effort. Not all events are capable of search but the index is updated annually.

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]

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

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4]
Doddington Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1589-1912 1589-1912 1589-1927 1589-1927 1589-1905 1589-1905

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Doddington 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]

Census returns for Doddington

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.

Local Family History Centre[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 63-69. Date accessed: 22 July 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.