Sutton by Dover, Kent Genealogy

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Sutton by Dover

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

Sutton by Dover, Kent
Sutton St Peter and St Paul Kent.jpg
Sutton St Peter and St Paul Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cornilo
County Kent
Poor Law Union Eastry
Registration District Eastry
Records begin
Parish registers: 1571
Bishop's Transcripts: 1558
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sandwich
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]

SUTTON-BY-DOVOR (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Eastry, hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 4 miles SW by W from Deal. [1]

Sutton near Dover Kent is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent.

Sutton near Dover St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient parish. Little Mongeham, Kent was absorbed into this parish. A map of the parish boundary of the modern parish is available at A church near you

The church is 12th century and was restored in 1857 and 1861. The bell is now hung on the wall of the church rather than in the bellcote.

The church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Hill, Sutton, Kent British listed building has been designated grade II* by English Heritage.

See also Edward Hasted's entry Sutton, near Dover', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 558-564. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Eastry 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4]
Sutton by Dover Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1890 1890 1824-1914 (Banns) 1824-1914 (Banns) 1813-1941 1813-1941

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Sutton near Dover 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. 274-280. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013. Includes Little Mongeham
  4. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.