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See Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 5 (1798), pp. 260-272. Date Accessed: 9 September 2013.  
 
See Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 5 (1798), pp. 260-272. Date Accessed: 9 September 2013.  
 
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[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62905 at British History Online]
  [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62905 at British History Online]
 
 
    
 
    
  
 
The former workhouse for&nbsp;[[Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent]] at Pembury became a hospital in 1938 (Pembury County Hospital )and now houses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury_Hospital Pembury Hospital Wikipedia]. <br>  
 
The former workhouse for&nbsp;[[Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent]] at Pembury became a hospital in 1938 (Pembury County Hospital )and now houses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury_Hospital Pembury Hospital Wikipedia]. <br>  
  
The chapel at Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-503025-chapel-at-pembury-hospital-pembury British listed building] and is a surviving example of a dedicated former workhouse and later hospital chapel commemorating staff and with several original features from the 1860's gothic style construction and interior.&nbsp; <br>  
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The chapel at Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-503025-chapel-at-pembury-hospital-pembury British listed building] and is a surviving example of a dedicated former workhouse and later hospital chapel commemorating staff and with several original features from the 1860's gothic style construction and interior.&nbsp; <br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 12:15, 23 July 2019

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

Pembury St Peter Kent.jpg

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Pembury is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent. Pembury Wikipedia It included the hamlets of Upper Green, Lower Green, Hawkwell, Bo-Peep and Romford, the modern settlements of Woodhill Park, Ridgeway and Beagleswood were developed in the 20th century.

Pembury St Peter is an Ancient Parish with two Anglican churches both dedicated to St Peter and both parish churches.

The Old Church of St Peter Old Church Road has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building See Kent Churches website

The Upper church of Pembury St Peter, Hastings Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building dates from 1846-1847 as a chapel of ease later parish church. See Kent Churches website

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 260-272. Date Accessed: 9 September 2013. at British History Online


The former workhouse for Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent at Pembury became a hospital in 1938 (Pembury County Hospital )and now houses Pembury Hospital Wikipedia.

The chapel at Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building and is a surviving example of a dedicated former workhouse and later hospital chapel commemorating staff and with several original features from the 1860's gothic style construction and interior. 

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See 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]

Pembury 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[1]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Pembury 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 1560-1919
1560-1919
1560-1922
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.

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Images for the Borough of Sunighleigh, Borough of Tipperidge, Pembury available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1832

Images for Brenchley, Kent, Horsmonden, Kent Pembury, Kent and Yalding, Kent available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1832

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Pembury 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.
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]

Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent

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]

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

PEMBURY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Tonbridge, hundred of Washlingstone, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (S. E.) from Tonbridge. [2]

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. ArcherSoftware.co.uk
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 542-545. Date accessed: 27 April 2013.