East Sutton, Kent Genealogy

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

East Sutton, Kent
East Sutton St Peter & St Paul Kent.jpg
East Sutton St Peter & St Paul Kent
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eyhorne
County Kent
Poor Law Union Hollingbourne
Registration District Hollingbourn
Records begin
Parish registers: 1648; For more records see Sutton Valence
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sutton
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

EAST SUTTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Hollingbourne, hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 6 miles SE from Maidstone. [1]

East Sutton St Peter and St Paul is a Grade I listed mediaeval church in the village and civil parish of East Sutton, about 6 miles south east of Maidstone, see East Sutton Wikipedia. The parish is in the Diocese of Canterbury see Deanery website; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The Church of St Peter and Paul, Church Lane East Sutton has been designated a grade I listed building British Listed Building was initially a chapelry of Sutton Valence, Kent and dates from the 13th century with additions and restorations in subsequent centuries. Restorations in 1897-1898 removed plaster from the walls exposing stonework and 1984-1985 brought further restoration. The John E. Vigar Kent Churches website link below illustrates the interior of the church.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 375-385. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

The village is small and HM Prison East Sutton is both a prison and a Young Offenders Institution nearby, see HM Prison East Sutton Park Wikipedia.

The village also includes Pleasure House which was home to the liaison of King Edward VII and his mistress Alice Keppel.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was in the Hollingbourne 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 Sutton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=1 findmypast - (£)][2][3][4][5][6][7]
FREG = FreeREG - free[8]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[9]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[10]
East Sutton Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1648-1873
1650-1837; 1757-1807 (Banns)

FS PRs 1824-1902 (Banns)
MIDK 1754-1911

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

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. 274-280. Date accessed: 06 May 2013.
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015003/
  3. http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/baptisms#kentBaptisms 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records'], Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  4. [https://web.archive.org/web/20140324190856/
  5. http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#kentMarriages 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records'], Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  6. 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  7. 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  8. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  9. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  10. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.