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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
River parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP Kent''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ Kent Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP Canterbury''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ Kent Canterbury Archdeaconry Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP East Kent''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ East Kent Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=2 '''1715-1928''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1952887 '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 '''1714-1936''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 '''1714-1936''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Canterbury PRs'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2384987 '''1538-1986''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949386 '''1560-1911''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Kent'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-baptisms '''1714-1912''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-marriages '''1715-1928''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-burials '''1714-1939''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP Canterbury'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-baptisms '''1714-1912''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-marriages '''1715-1928''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-canterbury-archdeaconry-burials '''1714-1939''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP East Kent'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/kent-east-kent-marriage-index-1538-1754 '''1538-1754''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/east-kent-burial-index '''1813-1841''']
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 '''1538-1850''']
 
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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.
 
 
[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].
 
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====

Revision as of 17:01, 15 September 2019

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

River, Kent
River St Peter & St Paul Kent.jpg
River St Peter & St Paul Kent
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bewsborough
County Kent, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1620
Bishop's Transcripts: 1568
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dover
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent History and Library Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

River is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent, see River Kent Wikipedia

River St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; see A church near you

A history of the church mat be found at Kent Past website

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 437-444. Date accessed: 30 September 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

See Dover 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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[1][2][3]
River, Kent Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1714-1912 1714-1912 1715-1928 1715-1928 1714-1936 1714-1936

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Dover Poor Law Union, Kent

Census records[edit | edit source]

River Census Returns 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



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]

Canterbury England Family History Centre

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

RIVER (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Dovor, hundred of Bewsborough, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 2½ miles (N. W.) from Dovor. [4]


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. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 676-679. Date accessed: 06 May 2013.