Goodnestone (near Faversham), Kent Genealogy

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Goodnestone (near Faversham)

Guide to Goodnestone (near Faversham), Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Goodnestone (near Faversham), Kent
Goodnestone St Bartholomew Kent.jpg
Goodnestone St Bartholomew Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Faversham
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Faversham
Registration District Faversham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1569
Bishop's Transcripts: 1567
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]

GOODNESTON (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Faversham, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E division of Kent, 2 miles E from Faversham. [1]

Goodnestone is a village and civil parish east of Faversham in the Swale district of Kent, see Goodneston Swale Wikipedia.

Goodnestone St Bartholomew is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; the parish has now been absorbed into Faversham St Mary, see a map of the parish boundary A church near you.

The church was built around 1100 but declared redundant in 1982. It is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and was extensively repaired in 1997. It has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building.

The timber framed church was rebuilt in 1837 after damage by an earth tremor. See St Bartholomews Church Goodnestone Wikipedia and Churches Conservation Trust.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 549-555 at British History Online and Kent Churches website.

This parish should not be confused with Goodnestone (near Sandwich), Kent Genealogy (Holy Cross).

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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]

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1795-1812 1795-1812 1754-1834 1754-1834 1795-1811 1795-1811

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Goodnestone near Faversham 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 Goodnestone near Faversham 1841-1891.

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 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.

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. 315-319. Date accessed: 5 August 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 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.