East Wickham, Kent Genealogy
Guide to East Wickham, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|East Wickham, Kent|
East Wickham St Michael Old Church Kent
|County||Kent, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Dartford|
|Parish registers: 1730; For more records see Plumstead|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1719|
|Diocese||Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - London|
|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]
WICKHAM, EAST (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Lessness, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W division of Kent, 3½ miles WNW from Crayford. 
East Wickham is part of the London Borough of Bexley although historically a village in Kent East Wickham Wikipedia
East Wickham St Michael is an Ancient Parish formed initially as a chapelry of Plumstead St Nicholas, Kent Genealogy; the former church of St Michael is now a Greek Orthodox Church Upper Wickham Lane and has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building
The modern parish is within the Diocese of Southwark Information about the church and the church of St Michael dates from 1932.
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]
East Wickham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|East Wickham Online Parish Records|
|IGI||1730-1875||1718-1721, 1730-1751, 1783-1812|
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]
- 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]
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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 565-567. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.
- 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.