Hawkinge, Kent Genealogy

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Guide to Hawkinge, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Hawkinge, Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Folkestone
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Elham
Registration District Elham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1691
Bishop's Transcripts: 1560
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dover
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]

HAWKINGE, or Hackynge (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Elham, hundred of Folkestone, lathe of Shepway, E division of Kent, 2 miles N from Folkestone. [1]

Hawkinge is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent, see Hawkinge Wikipedia

Hawkinge St Luke is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The former ancient parish Church of St Michael was declared redundant in 1980 and is now a private residential dwelling Hawkinge former St Michael Church. The Baptist Church premises in The Street were also sold and the congregation now meets at Hawkinge Community Centre see Hawkinge Baptist Church website

The Parish church of St Michael, Church Hill, Hawkinge has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Hawkinge housed RAF Hawkinge the closest operational airfield to France RAF Hawkinge Wikipedia part of the airfield which has not been developed for housing includes Kent Battle of Britain Museum Wikipedia

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 147-151at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Elham Registration District Folkestone 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]

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1691-1912 1691-1912 1759-1919 (Banns) 1759-1919 (Banns) 1543-1950 1543-1950

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. 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. 447-450. Date accessed: 15 August 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.