New Romney with Hope, Kent Genealogy

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New Romney with Hope

Guide to New Romney with Hope, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

New Romney with Hope, Kent
New Romney St Nicholas Kent.jpg
New Romney St Nicholas Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Romney Marsh Liberty
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Romney Marsh
Registration District Romney Marsh
Records begin
Parish registers: 1662; Separate registers exist for Hope beginning 1589
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lympne
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ROMNEY, NEW (St. Nicholas), a decayed market-town, a Cinque Port, and parish, having separate jurisdiction, in the union of Romney Marsh, E division of Kent, 34 miles SE from Maidstone, and 68 SE by E from London. Here are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. [1]

New Romney is a small town in Romney Marsh in the Shepway district of Kent, see New Romney Wikipedia

New Romney St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; a map of the modern parish boundary is available at A church near you

The Parish Church of St Nicholas, Church Road, New Romney has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted 'The town and port of New Romney', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 446-464. Date accessed: 30 September 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches

The ruined church of Hope All Saints and parish were incorporated into the parish of St Mary in the Marsh, Kent Genealogy in 1934. The Ruins of the Church of All Saints Hope, St Mary in the Marsh have been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building See Edward Hasted 'Parishes: Hope All Saints', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 415-420 at British History Online

New Romney Methodist Church, High Street, New Romney is part of South Kent Methodist Circuit see Church website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Romney Marsh 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]

New Romney with Hope parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[3]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[4]
New Romney with Hope Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1750-1911

FS PRs 1662-1742, 1754-1783, 1813-1901 1662-1742, 1754-1783, 1838-1876 1662-1742, 1754-1783, 1803-1843
MIDK 1754-1911

Original deposited registers are held at Kent History and Library Centre.

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

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

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.

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. 690-695. Date accessed: 06 May 2013.
  2. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  4. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014. Described as two separate parishes: 'New Romney' and 'Hope All Saints.'