Wrotham, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Wrotham, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Wrotham St George Kent
|Poor Law Union||Malling|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1784|
|Diocese||Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury|
|Probate Court||Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham; Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
WROTHAM (St. George), a parish, and formerly a market-town, in the union of Malling, hundred of Wrotham, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 11 miles WNW from Maidstone and 24 SE by E from London. 
Wrotham is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling District of Kent Wrotham Wikipedia
Wrotham St George is an Ancient Parish in the market town of Wrotham. The Ancient Parish originally included Plaxtol, Kent Borough Green and the detached portion of Woodlands, Kent A chapelry of this parish was formed at Platt, Kent (St Mary) where the church was built in 1841-1842 and formed into a parish in 1846. British listed building
The church of St George, High Street, Wrotham has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
Wrotham hundred was extensive see Edward Hasted's description, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 1 at British History Online
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
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]
Wrotham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = FindMyPast - (£)|
|FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free|
|Wrotham Online Parish Records|
|FS PRs||1756-1900||1754-1900; 1754-1812 (banns)||1813-1900|
- International Genealogical Index
- Borough Green Baptist 1818-1837 (Births) Batch (C091741)
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
- Images for the Borough of Nepicar are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831 Nepicar borough is a part of the parish of Wrotham, and contains the hamlet of Nepicar.
- Images for the Borough of Winfield are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1831 ( Borough of Winfield in the Parish of Wrotham) Winfield borough is part of the parish of Wrotham.
- Images for the Borough of Wrotham 1780-1830 are also available.
- Plaxtol borough is part of the parish of Wrotham, and contains the parish and village of Plaxtol. See Plaxtol, Kent page for Land Tax image reference.
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
- Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK.
- Introduction to Family History Centers to locate outside UK.
Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm 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]
- FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records and England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these collections using the portal.
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 698-703. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.