East Barming, Kent Genealogy

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

East Barming, Kent
St Margaret Barming Kent.jpg
St Margaret Barming Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Maidstone
County Kent
Poor Law Union Maidstone
Registration District Maidstone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1541
Bishop's Transcripts: 1716
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Malling
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Post-1844 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BARMING (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and hundred of Maidstone, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 2½ miles W by S from Maidstone.[1]

Barming is a civil parish in the Maidstone District of Kent see Barming Wikipedia

East Barming is an Ancient Parish; the village of Barming originally had two parish churches and these are mentioned in the Domesday survey. The church at West Barming closed in the 16th century and was absorbed into Nettlestead, Kent parish and the Norman church of St Margaret East Barming served the rest of the village and civil parish of Barming. East Barming North West Kent Family History Society East Barming St Margaret

The civil parish of West Barming was united with it in 1934. see West Barming North West Kent Family History Society

The church of St Margaret Barming has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building See the St Margaret of Antioch Church history Church website

See Edward Hasted East Barming The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 383-392 at British History Online and West Barming The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 392-397 at British History Online

Kent Churches website St Margaret East Barming

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was within the Maidstone Registration district See Maidstone 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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[6]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[7]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[8]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[9]
East Barming Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1902 (gaps)
1813-1835, 1857-1863

FMP 1541-1871
1541-1837; 1754-1823 (Banns)
FS BTs 1716-1902 1716-1863 1716-1903
FS PRs 1541-1900 1541-1900; 1754-1900 (banns) 1541-1900
IGI 1541-1885 1541-1837


Parish records on microfilm

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Barming 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]

Family History Library microfilms Census returns for Barming 1851-1891

Census returns for West Barming, 1851-1891

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 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.
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]

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. 145-148. Date accessed: 1 July 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  3. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  4. 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  5. 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  6. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  7. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 12 November 2013.
  8. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  9. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 3 November 2013.