Thanington, Kent Genealogy

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

Thanington, Kent
Thanington without St Nicholas Kent.jpg
Thanington without St Nicholas Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Westgate
County Kent
Poor Law Union Bridge
Registration District Bridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Canterbury
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]

THANINGTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Bridge, partly within the boundary of the city of Canterbury, but chiefly in the hundred of Westgate, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent. [1]

Thanington is known in many records as Thanington Without as it is adjacent to the city walls of Canterbury. Thanington Without is a civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, see Thanington Without Wikipedia

The Ancient Parish church of St Nicholas Thanington is in the civil parish of Thanington Without south of the Great Stour River and is almost surrounded by large mature yew trees. It is designated as a Grade II* listed building by English Heritage and is a Norman building extended in the 13th century and restored in 1846. British listed building Thanington St Nicholas is a parish in the Thanington benefice of the Diocese of Canterbury and included Milton St Nicholas, Kent and St Faith's Mission Church within the parish boundary; a map of the parish may be viewed at A church near you

See Kent Archaeological Society and Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 21-27. Date accessed: 21 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Bridge 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4][5]
Thanington Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1560-1911 1560-1911 1538-1917; 1756-1830 (Banns) 1538-1917; 1756-1830 (Banns) 1558-1948 1558-1948

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for Thanington are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831 Images displayed are for Borough of Cockering in years 1780-1824, later assessments on printed form for Thanington 1825-1831. Cockering was the name of the old manor and farm owned by the Cockering family until it passed into the hands of other owners.

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.

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. 321-326. Date accessed: 25 May 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 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.