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

Snargate, Kent
Snargate St Dunstan Kent.jpg
Snargate St Dunstan Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Romney Marsh Liberty
County Kent
Poor Law Union Romney Marsh
Registration District Romney Marsh
Records begin
Parish registers: 1552
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lympne
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]

SNARGATE (St. Dunstan), a parish, in the union of Romney Marsh, and liberties of Romney-Marsh and New Romney, though locally in the hundred of Aloesbridge, lathe of Shepway, E division of Kent, 5½ miles NW by W from New Romney. [1]

Snargate is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent Snargate Wikipedia

Snargate St Dunstan is an Ancient Parish in Romney Marsh in the Diocese of Canterbury; the modern parish of Brenzett with Snargate is in the benefice of Appledore with Brookland and Fairfield and Brenzett with Snargate.

The church of St Dunstan has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375-378. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.

at British History Online and Kent Churches website

The 13th century church of St Dunstan contains a wall painting of a ship which it is said indicates a safe place for smugglers and the Romney Marsh villages were long associated with smuggling from France.

Reverend Richard Harris Barham was rector of this parish but preferred to reside at Warehorne; he wrote the "Ingoldsby legends" under the pseudonym of Thomas Ingoldsby.

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]

Snargate 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]
Snargate Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1750-1911

FS PRs 1754-1900 1827-1900 (banns) 1754-1900
MIDK 1754-1911

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

These images are derived from the 1987 microfilming at Kent Archives reference Q/RPL/344.

The parish was in the hundred of Aloesbridge.

See Edward Hasted 'The hundred of Aloesbridge: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 375 at British History Online

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Snargate 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 126-129. Date accessed: 20 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.