Kingsdown St John, Kent Genealogy

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Kingsdown St John

Guide to Kingsdown St John, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Kingsdown St John, Kent
Kingsdown St John the Baptist Kent.jpg
Kingsdown St John the Baptist Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cornilo
County Kent
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sandwich
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]

Kingsdown is a hamlet within the civil parish of Ringwould with Kingsdown in the Dover district of Kent, see Kingsdown Kent Wikipedia

Kingsdown St John the Baptist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury formed from Ringwould, Kent. Ancient Parish.

The church was built by local landowner William Curling from 1848 and became a parish in 1850.

This parish should not be confused with Kingsdown, Kent or Kingsdown with Mappiscombe, Kent in the same county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Dover 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]

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

FMP = findmypast - (£)[1][2][3]
Kingsdown St John Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1560-1909 1560-1909 1855-1927 1855-1927 1850-1988 1850-1988

There is some confusion in the Family History Library treatment of records for the 3 Kent parishes for Kingsdown.

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

No apparent records held at Family History Library through search of film numbers.

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. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.