Ringwould, Kent Genealogy

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

Ringwould, Kent
Ringwould St Nicholas Kent.jpg
Ringwould St Nicholas Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cornilo
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1569
Bishop's Transcripts: 1560
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sandwich
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]

RINGWOULD (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the Cinque Port liberty and union of Dover, though locally in the hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 6 miles NNE from Dover. [1]

Ringwould is a village in the civil parish of Ringwould with Kingsdown in the Dover district, see Ringwould Wikipedia

Ringwould St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury.

The church dates from the 12th century with a brick tower added in 1628. The onion dome added to the tower subsequently can be used as a navigational aid by shipping in the English Channel.

William White restored the church 1867-1869.

The churchyard contains two yews trees both over 1000 years old.

The church of St Nicholas, Church Lane, Ringwould has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 10 (1800), pp. 29-34. Date accessed: 21 September 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
KOPC = Kent Online Parish Clerks - free[6]
Ringwould Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1569-1912 1569-1912 1562-1837; 1754-1884 (Banns) 1562-1837; 1754-1884 (Banns) 1570-1909 1570-1909

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. 668-671. Date accessed: 06 May 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  6. Kent Online Parish Clerks, accessed 20 November 2013.