Snodland, Kent Genealogy

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

Snodland, Kent
Snodland All Saints Kent.jpg
Snodland All Saints Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Larkfield
County Kent
Poor Law Union Malling
Registration District Malling
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1719
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rochester
Diocese Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SNODLAND (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 2½ miles NE by N from West Mailing. [1]

Snodland is a small town on the River Medway in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent, see Snodland Wikipedia.

Snodland All Saints with Christ Church is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester which included Holborough and Rookery. There are two churches within the Ancient Parish which form the benefice; see church website.

Lower Birling Christ Church dates from 1896 and was built to accommodate the growing population in the area; see Kent Churches website

The church of All Saints Mill Street Snodland 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 4 (1798), pp. 463-470. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.

The disused church of Our Lady of the Meadow, Wrangling Lane, Snodland has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Congregational Church: Providence, Holborough Road dates from 1822 and moved later to the High St (1888). Original registers begin in 1836.

Swedenborgian (New Jerusalem) Church in High Street Snodland dates from 1880/1881. The Church of New Jerusalem has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district

See Maidstone 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]

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[6]
Snodland Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1813-1831

FS BTs 1719-1859 1719-1859 1719-1859
FS PRs 1559-1860 1559-1837; 1754-1817 (banns) 1559-1874
IGI 1559-1860 1559-1837
MED 1559-1966 1559-1966 1559-1966

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

International Genealogical Index Batch Numbers

  • Christenings 1559-1860 Batches (C135131, C135132)
  • Marriages 1559-1837 Batches (M135131, M135132)

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Snodland and Paddlesworth, 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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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, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 18 November 2013.
  6. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.