Seasalter, Kent Genealogy

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

Seasalter, Kent
Seasalter St Alphage Kent.jpg
Seasalter St Alphage Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Whitstable
County Kent
Poor Law Union Blean
Registration District Blean
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Westbere
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]

SEASALTER LIBERTY (St. Alphage), a parish, in the union of Blean, hundred of Whitstable, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 5¼ miles NW by N from Canterbury. There is a place of worship for Independents. [1]

Seasalter is a village and district council ward in the Canterbury district of Kent Seasalter Wikipedia

Seasalter St Alphage is an Ancient Parish; a map of the parish boundary showing both the Old church and the Seasalter St Alphage Christian Centre is available at A church near you

History of the parish

The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent provides an excellent view on this little village and its chapel. Visit British History Online and Kent Churches website with a history of Seasalter and the  Whitstable shoreline history[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Blean 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[3][4][5]
Seasalter Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1558-1912 1558-1912 1567-1928 1567-1928 1567-1923 1567-1923

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.

  • Kent Census
  • 1841 Census returns for Seasalter are missing.

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]

Seasalter on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 36-40. Date accessed: 22 May 2013.
  2. Halsted, Edward The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 499-504. Date accessed: 30 September 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  5. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.