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HALSTEAD (St. Margaret), a '''parish''', in the union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 5¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Seven-Oaks. There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50999#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 379-383. Date accessed: 12 August 2013. </ref>  
 
HALSTEAD (St. Margaret), a '''parish''', in the union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 5¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Seven-Oaks. There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50999#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 379-383. Date accessed: 12 August 2013. </ref>  
  
Halstead is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstead,_Kent+ Halstead Wikipedia].
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Halstead is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstead,_Kent Halstead Wikipedia].
  
Halstead St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester; a map of the parish boundary may be found at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/halstead/+ A church near You].
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Halstead St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester; a map of the parish boundary may be found at [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/halstead/ A church near You].
  
The church of St Margaret, Stonehouse Lane, Halstead has been designated as a grade C listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-357229-church-of-st-margaret-halstead+ British listed building].
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The church of St Margaret, Stonehouse Lane, Halstead has been designated as a grade C listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-357229-church-of-st-margaret-halstead British listed building].
  
See Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 3 (1797), pp. 13-19 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62840+ at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Halstead+ Kent Churches Online].  
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See Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 3 (1797), pp. 13-19 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62840 at British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Halstead Kent Churches Online].  
  
See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/hlsd_plc.htm+ Halstead North West Kent Family History Society] and [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/hlsd_c01.htm+ Halstead St Margaret].
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See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/hlsd_plc.htm Halstead North West Kent Family History Society] and [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/hlsd_c01.htm Halstead St Margaret].
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/sevenoaks.html+ Sevenoaks Registration District] 1837-1941<br>  
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/sevenoaks.html Sevenoaks Registration District] 1837-1941<br>  
  
[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/tonbridge.html+ Tonbridge Registration District]  
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/tonbridge.html Tonbridge 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.  
 
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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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508880+ Census returns for Halstead 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%2F508880 Census returns for Halstead 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.
 
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.
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[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection].
 
[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].
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====

Revision as of 07:53, 23 July 2019

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


Halstead, Kent
Halstead St Margaret Kent.jpg
Halstead St Margaret Kent
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Codsheath
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Sevenoaks
Registration District Sevenoaks
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562
Bishop's Transcripts: 1672
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Shoreham
Diocese Pre-1845 - Rochester; Post-1844 - Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
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 History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HALSTEAD (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 5¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Seven-Oaks. There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents. [1]

Halstead is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent Halstead Wikipedia.

Halstead St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester; a map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near You.

The church of St Margaret, Stonehouse Lane, Halstead has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 (1797), pp. 13-19 at British History Online and Kent Churches Online.

See Halstead North West Kent Family History Society and Halstead St Margaret.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Sevenoaks Registration District 1837-1941

Tonbridge 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]

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

FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 (FamilySearch) - free
FS Canterbury PRs = England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986 (FamilySearch) - free
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP Kent = Kent Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Canterbury = Kent Canterbury Archdeaconry Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP East Kent = East Kent Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Halstead Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1911
1538-1911
1538-1911
FS Canterbury PRs 1538-1986
1538-1986
1538-1986
FS BTs
1560-1911
1560-1911
1560-1911
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
FMP Kent 1561-1919
1563-1812
1561-1922
FMP Canterbury 1538-1918
1538-1934
1538-1998
FMP East Kent

1538-1754
1813-1841
BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use 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.

Kent Online Parish Clerks has indexes available for select parishes. Records are also available at the Kent Archives.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Halstead 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.

Ancestry UK Census Collection.

Find my Past census search 1841-1901.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Sevenoaks Poor Law Union, Kent Genealogy

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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records

Local Family History Centre[edit | edit source]

Orpington Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Local Family History Centre[edit | edit source]

Orpington Family History Centre, Kent is within reach of the Sevenoaks district, located adjacent to Orpington Station.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 379-383. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk