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=== Parish History  ===
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== Parish History  ==
  
BREDHURST (St. Peter), a '''parish''', in the union of Hollingbourn, hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 5 miles (S. S. E.) from Chatham. There is a small dissenters' place of worship.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50826#s5 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 353-357. Date Accessed: 8 July 2013. </ref>  
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BREDHURST (St. Peter), a '''parish''', in the union of Hollingbourne, hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 5 miles SSE from Chatham. There is a small dissenters' place of worship.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50826#s5 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 353-357. Date Accessed: 8 July 2013. </ref>  
  
Bredhurst is a village and civil parish within the Maidstone district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bredhurst+ Bredhurst Wikipedia]
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Bredhurst is a village and civil parish within the Maidstone district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bredhurst Bredhurst Wikipedia]
  
Bredhurst was formed initially as a chapelry within [[Hollingbourne, Kent]] Ancient parish but later became an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Rochester. See [http://www.bredhurstchurch.org.uk/+ Church website] for other churches grouped in the South Gillingham benefice.  
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Bredhurst was formed initially as a chapelry within [[Hollingbourne, Kent]] Ancient parish but later became an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Rochester. See [http://www.bredhurstchurch.org.uk/ Church website] for other churches grouped in the South Gillingham benefice.  
  
The Norman Parish church of St Peter Hurstwood Road Bredhurst has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-173623-church-of-st-peter-bredhurst+ British listed building]
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The Norman Parish church of St Peter Hurstwood Road Bredhurst has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-173623-church-of-st-peter-bredhurst British listed building]
  
See also [http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/BRH.htm+ Kent Archaeological Society] and Parishes: Bredhurst', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 585-590. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62937&strquery=Bredhurst+ at British History Online] for history of the church and parish.
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See also [http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/BRH.htm Kent Archaeological Society] and Parishes: Bredhurst', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 585-590. [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62937&strquery=Bredhurst at British History Online] for history of the church and parish.
  
[http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Bredhurst+ Kent Churches website]
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[http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Bredhurst Kent Churches website]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
This parish was in the Hollingbourne registration district See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/maidstone.html+ Maidstone Registration District]<br>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.  
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This parish was in the Hollingbourne registration district See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/maidstone.html Maidstone Registration District]<br>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<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>
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The Mansion House (Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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Bredhurst parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
Bredhurst parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
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[http://www.kent-opc.org/Parishes/Bredhurst.html+ Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)]
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Original deposited registers are held at:
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Centre for Kentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX
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From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives
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Family History Library film numbers: {{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Bredhurst|subject|disp=Bredhurst}} 
  
[http://www.kent-opc.org/index.html Kent Online Parish Clerks] has indexes available for select parishes. Records are also available at the [https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/kent-archives Kent Archives].
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Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509466+ Census returns for Bredhurst 1841-1891]  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509466 Census returns for Bredhurst 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.<br>[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>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.  
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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.<br>*[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>*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)  
 
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)  
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The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.  
 
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.  
  
[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection]
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*[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection]  
 
 
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
 
  
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
 
 
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Hollingbourne Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
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*[[Hollingbourne Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
  
See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br>
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*See [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
  
 
==== Local Family History Centre  ====
 
==== Local Family History Centre  ====
  
[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
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*[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
  
 
:*'''[[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.  
 
:*'''[[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.<br>
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:*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.
 
 
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==

Revision as of 20:46, 1 October 2019

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


Bredhurst, Kent
Bredhurst St Peter Kent.jpg
Bredhurst St Peter Kent
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eyhorne
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Hollingbourne
Registration District Hollingbourn
Records begin
Parish registers: 1546; For more records see Hollingbourne
Bishop's Transcripts: 1565
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sutton
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BREDHURST (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Hollingbourne, hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 5 miles SSE from Chatham. There is a small dissenters' place of worship.[1]

Bredhurst is a village and civil parish within the Maidstone district of Kent Bredhurst Wikipedia

Bredhurst was formed initially as a chapelry within Hollingbourne, Kent Genealogy Ancient parish but later became an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Rochester. See Church website for other churches grouped in the South Gillingham benefice.

The Norman Parish church of St Peter Hurstwood Road Bredhurst has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

See also Kent Archaeological Society and Parishes: Bredhurst', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 585-590. at British History Online for history of the church and parish.

Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was in the Hollingbourne 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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[5]
MED = Medway Ancestors - free[6]
Bredhurst Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1564-1812
1565-1809

FMP
1813-1850

FREG 1547-1974
1570-1978
1547-1946
FS BTs 1564-1812 1564-1812 1564-1812
MED 1546-1954 1546-1954 1546-1954

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Original deposited registers are 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

Family History Library film numbers: Bredhurst

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Bredhurst 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 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.
*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 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. 353-357. Date Accessed: 8 July 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  3. 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
  4. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  5. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  6. 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.