Dunkirk, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Dunkirk, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Former Christ Church Dunkirk Kent
|Type||Extra-parochial area (England)|
|County||Kent, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Faversham|
|Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes|
|Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes|
|Rural Deanery||Not Applicable|
|Probate Court||Search the courts of the surrounding parishes|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent History and Library Centre|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
DUNKIRK VILLE, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Westgate, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 5 miles W by N from Canterbury. 
Dunkirk is a village and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, see Dunkirk Kent Wikipedia
Dunkirk Christ Church was formed as an Ecclesiastical parish in 1841.
The church was dedicated on 10 June 1841 by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was the work of architect John Whichcord. The 1838 Courtenay riots in Dunkirk, an extra parochial area which was deprived, caused the creation of the parish to meet the needs of local people. For a history of the riots see Battle of Bossenden Wood Wikipedia
The walls contain flints from the Canterbury City walls the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury and removed during renovation of the city walls.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Kent County Council
Kent ME14 1XX Telephone 08458 247 400
http://www.kent.gov.uk 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
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]
Dunkirk parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = findmypast - (£)|
|Dunkirk Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1810-1912||1810-1912||1841-1927 (Banns)||1841-1927 (Banns)||1841-1904||1841-1904|
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
Images for Dunkirk are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
- Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK.
- Introduction to Family History Centers to locate outside UK.
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]
- Canterbury England Family History Centre
- Gillingham Family History Centre, Kent
- Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent
- Family History Center Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records and England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 102-105. Date accessed: 25 July 2013. L
- 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.