Lynsted, Kent Genealogy

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

Lynsted, Kent
Lynsted St Peter & St Paul Kent.jpg
Lynsted St Peter & St Paul Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Teynham
County Kent
Poor Law Union Faversham
Registration District Faversham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1654
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ospringe
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]

LINSTED, a village and a parish in Faversham district, Kent. The village stands 1½ mile SSW of Teynham railway station, and 3 SE of Sittingbourne; and has a pillar letter-box under Sittingbourne. The parish contains also the village of Green-street, which has a post office under Sittingbourne. [1]

Lynsted is a village in the civil parish of Lynsted with Kingsdown in the Swale District of Kent between Faversham and Sittingbourne, see Lynsted Wikipedia

Lynsted with Kingsdown St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish which includes Green-Street in the Diocese of Canterbury; the parish is part of the Teynham with Lynsted and Kingsdown benefice.

The church of St Peter and St Paul, The Street, Lynsted dates from an ancient chapelry in Teynham, Kent Ancient Parish which was rebuilt in 14th century but retaining parts of the chapelry from the 13th century. The church is designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6 (1798), pp. 296-307 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

In some record sources the spelling Linsted or Lynstead may be found.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Faversham Registration District 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]

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1653-1904 1653-1904 1754-1906 (Banns) 1754-1906 (Banns) 1654-1903 1654-1903

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

International Genealogical Index
Lodge Roman Catholic Christenings 1775-1778 Batch (C133021)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Lynsted 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 FHC 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.

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. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 26 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.