Preston next Wingham, Kent Genealogy

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Preston next Wingham

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

Preston next Wingham, Kent
Preston (next Wingham) St Mildred Kent.jpg
Preston (next Wingham) St Mildred Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Preston
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Eastry
Registration District Eastry
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1566
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bridge
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]

PRESTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Eastry, hundred of Preston, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 2 miles N from Wingham. [1]

Preston-next-Wingham is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent, see Preston-next-Wingham Wikipedia

Preston next Wingham St Mildred is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; a map of the parish boundary of Elmstone with Preston and Stourmouth parish is available at A church near you.

The church dates from the early 13th century and was extended in the fourteenth century; restored in 1857 by William White with the installation of dormer windows to replace and block the aisle windows.

The church is unusual in holding a parochial library dated from 1710 (Dr Bray's) "for the use of the Vicars of Preston". This is one of only 10 Parish libraries in the county and the only survivor in a parish.

See Edward Hasted 'The hundred of Preston: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 131. Date accessed: 16 September 2013. at British History Online and The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 135-142 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Eastry Registration District and Thanet 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4]
Preston next Wingham Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1866 1558-1866 1559-1926 1559-1926 1558-1904 1558-1904

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

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. 609-616. Date accessed: 27 April 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 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.