Warehorne, Kent Genealogy

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

Warehorne, Kent
Warehorne St Matthew Kent.jpg
Warehorne St Matthew Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ham
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union East Ashford
Registration District East Ashford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1727
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 History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WAREHORNE (St. Matthew), a parish, in the union of East Ash ford, partly in the hundred of Ham, lathe of Shepway, E division, and partly in the hundred of Blackbourne, lathe of Scray, W division, of Kent, 7¼ miles S by W from Ashford. [1]

Warehorne is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent. Warehorne Wikipedia

Warehorne St Matthew is an Ancient Parish and part of Hamstreet is within the parish boundary the rest being shared with Orlestone, Kent Genealogy which includes the Church of the Good Shepherd Hamstreet a joint Anglican/Methodist church which is part of the United benefice with this parish and others.

The Church of St Matthew, Church Road, Warehorne 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 8 (1799), pp. 365-374. Date accessed: 2 December 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See East Ashford 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3]
MIDK = Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911 - free[4]
Warehorne Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
1727-1837; 1755-1813 (Banns)

MIDK 1754-1911

Original deposited registers were formerly held at:

Centre for Kentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX

From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX
is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

The images are derived from microfilm Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, England. The Family History Library description of the film includes:

"This record assesses taxes in the hundred of Ham. Items 4 and 5 split the hundred into upper and lower Ham. Warehorne falls on the dividing line".

Kent Archives Office reference: Q/RPL/399-400.

Image 1 of the series contains a handwritten insertion by the microfilmer {"Warehorne and Orlestone" (parts of the Lower half of the Hundred of Ham in Romney Marsh Some of the returns include "Rucking" in the heading but do not vary in their contents}

See Edward Hasted's 'The hundred of Ham: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 360 at British History Online

Hasted explains that part of Warehorne is also in the hundred of Blackborne and Great Kenardington Borough To search these Land Tax records consult images for Kenardington and Shadoxhurst available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1832 Image 1 of that series identifies the bundle as that Borough.

See also Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 220 at British History Online

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Warehorne 1841-1891 It is necessary to search for Hamstreet in both this collection and that for Orlestone, Kent Genealogy In practice online census search is more rapid.

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 Family History Center 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.

Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

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. 464-470. Date accessed: 29 May 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  3. 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
  4. 'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,' Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.