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=== Parish History  ===
 
=== Parish History  ===
  
Plaxtol is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaxtol+ Plaxtol Wikipedia]<br>  
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PLAXTOL, a '''chapelry''', in the parish and hundred of Wrotham, union of Malling, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 5 miles S by W from Wrotham. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51215#s24 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 573-576. Date accessed: 27 April 2013.</ref>  
  
The Parish church has no dedication and was built in 1649 during the Commonwealth of England see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_England+ Commonwealth of England Wikipedia] and has no dedicatory name.<br>
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Plaxtol is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaxtol Plaxtol Wikipedia]  
  
Plaxtol Church has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-357329-plaxtol-church-plaxtol+ British listed building] <br>
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The Parish church has no dedication and was built in 1649 during the Commonwealth of England see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_England Commonwealth of England Wikipedia] and has no dedicatory name.
  
See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/plax_c01.htm+ Plaxtol North West Kent Family History Society] [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/plax_c01.htmhttp://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/plax_c01.htm+ Plaxtol Church][http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/PLX.htm+ Kent Archeological Society] for history of the church.See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Plaxtol+ Kent Churches website]<br>
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Plaxtol Church has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-357329-plaxtol-church-plaxtol British listed building]  
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For history of the church see [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Plaxtol Kent Churches website]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district<br>
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This parish was from 1837 in the Malling registration district  
  
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/maidstone.html+ Maidstone Registration District]  
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See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/maidstone.html 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.<br>
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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.  
  
 
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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Plaxtol parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
 
  
 
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==== Land Tax  ====
 
==== Land Tax  ====
  
Images for the borough of Plaxtol are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1831<br>
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*Images for the borough of Plaxtol are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] 1780-1831  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{British Census|306859}}<br>
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{{British Census|306859}}
  
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 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.  
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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.  
  
 
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.  
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
 
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.  
  
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><br>
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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>
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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.
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Malling Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
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*[[Malling Poor Law Union, Kent]]
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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==== Local Family History Centre  ====
 
==== Local Family History Centre  ====
  
[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]]  
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*[[Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent]] <br>
 
 
 
:*'''[[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.<br>
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
PLAXTOL, a '''chapelry''', in the parish and hundred of Wrotham, union of Malling, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 5 miles (S. by W.) from Wrotham. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51215#s24 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 573-576. Date accessed: 27 April 2013.</ref>
 
 
 
<br> Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  

Latest revision as of 12:06, 13 October 2019

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

Plaxtol, Kent
Plaxtol Church Kent.jpg
Plaxtol Church Kent
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wrotham
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Malling
Registration District Malling
Records begin
Parish registers: 1648
Bishop's Transcripts: 1799
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]

PLAXTOL, a chapelry, in the parish and hundred of Wrotham, union of Malling, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 5 miles S by W from Wrotham. [1]

Plaxtol is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent Plaxtol Wikipedia

The Parish church has no dedication and was built in 1649 during the Commonwealth of England see Commonwealth of England Wikipedia and has no dedicatory name.

Plaxtol Church has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

For history of the church see Kent Churches website

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.

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]

Plaxtol 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]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
Plaxtol Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1868, 1898-1904


FS BTs 1813-1904 1813-1904 1813-1904
IGI 1813-1868, 1898-1904 1813-1835

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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.

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.

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.
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.

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. 573-576. 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. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.