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Guide to '''Pembury, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:Pembury St Peter Kent.jpg|thumb|right|Pembury St Peter Kent.jpg]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Pembury is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury+ 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.<br>  
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PEMBURY (St. Peter), a '''parish''', in the union of Tonbridge, hundred of Washlingstone, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 3½ miles SE from Tonbridge. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51207#s22 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 542-545. Date accessed: 27 April 2013.</ref>
  
Pembury St Peter is an Ancient Parish with two Anglican churches both dedicated to St Peter and both parish churches.<br>
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Pembury is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury 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.
  
The Old Church of St Peter Old Church Road has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437937-old-church-of-st-peter-pembury+ British listed building] See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+1+ Kent Churches website]<br>
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Pembury St Peter is an Ancient Parish with two Anglican churches both dedicated to St Peter and both parish churches.  
  
The Upper church of Pembury St Peter, Hastings Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437880-upper-church-of-st-peter-pembury+ British listed building] dates from 1846-1847 as a chapel of ease later parish church. See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+2+ Kent Churches website]<br>
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The Old Church of St Peter Old Church Road has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437937-old-church-of-st-peter-pembury British listed building] See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+1 Kent Churches website]
  
See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 260-272 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62905+ at British History Online]<br>
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The Upper church of Pembury St Peter, Hastings Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437880-upper-church-of-st-peter-pembury British listed building] dates from 1846-1847 as a chapel of ease later parish church. See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+2 Kent Churches website]
  
See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/pemb_plc.htm+ Pembury North West Kent Family History Society] for the Parish church of St Peter and the chapel of ease the Upper church of St Peter and other places of worship. [Pembury Old Church St Peter]<br>
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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.
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[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62905 at British History Online]
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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>
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The former workhouse for [[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].  
  
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 1860s Gothic style construction and interior.
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/tonbridge.html+ Tonbridge Registration District]
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See [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.
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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].
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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 ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
Original deposited registers are held at:
 
  
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
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Pembury parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
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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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1352 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 7 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS BTs''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,'] ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 11 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1952887|England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1952887|'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,'}} ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 13 November 2013.</ref>
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Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Pembury|subject|disp=Pembury}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 '''1716-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1352 '''1716-1812''']  
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==== Land Tax  ====
 
==== Land Tax  ====
  
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<br>
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*Images for the Borough of Sun Light Leigh, 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<br>
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*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  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509039+ Census returns for Pembury 1841-1891]<br>
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509039 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 [http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_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)
 
 
 
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/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx+ 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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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>
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*[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>
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*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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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.
  
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
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*[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection] <br>
 
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys Find my Past census search 1841-1901]  
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. <br>Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.<br>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&amp;sourceid=1&amp;utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&amp;utm_medium=Key+Keywords&amp;utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>
 
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
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*[[Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
  
 
==== 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]] <br>
 
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:*'''[[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.  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.  
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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
:*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 <br>
 
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
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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 (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Tonbridge, hundred of Washlingstone, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 3½ miles SE from Tonbridge. [1]

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 1860s 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:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[4]
Pembury Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1716-1812
1716-1812

FS BTs 1716-1842, 1897-1904 1716-1842, 1897-1904 1716-1842, 1897-1904
FS PRs 1747-1854 1747-1837 1737-1886

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

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.

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. 542-545. Date accessed: 27 April 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  3. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.