Lamberhurst, Kent Genealogy

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

Lamberhurst, Kent
Lamberhurst St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg
Lamberhurst St Mary the Virgin Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Brenchley and Horsemonden; Loxfield-Pelham
County Kent
Poor Law Union Ticehurst
Registration District Ticehurst
Records begin
Parish registers: 1564
Bishop's Transcripts: 1716
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Malling
Diocese Rochester; Chichester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester; Court of the Bishop of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LAMBERHURST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Ticehurst, partly in the hundred of Brenchley and Horsemonden, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, but chiefly in the hundred of Loxfield-Camden, rape of Pevensey, E division of Sussex, 15 miles SW by S from Maidstone.[1]

Lamberhurst is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent Lamberhurst Wikipedia

Lamberhurst St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish which included Scotney Manor in the parish boundary. See Scotney Castle Wikipedia

The village and civil parish of Lamberhurst was in both counties of Kent and Sussex until the line of the county boundary was adjusted in the Local Government Act 1894 which required that parish boundaries be aligned with county boundaries and thus Lamberhurst became wholly in Kent. A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The church is mediaeval and dates from the 14th/15th century and has been restored in subsequent centuries notably in 1870 by Ewan Christian who rebuilt the chancel and chapel and interior furnishing.

The church of St Mary Church Road Lamberhurst has been designated as a grade I listed building and includes several listed monuments in the graveyard British listed building

See Kent Archeological Society and Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 294-310 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

The parish neighbours Frant, Kent Wadhurst, Sussex and Ticehurst, Sussex

The Strict Baptist chapel which dates from 1816 has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

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.

For civil registration history see Ticehurst registration district

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FAMR = FamilyRelatives - (£)[3]
FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free[5]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[6]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[7]
Lamberhurst Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1842



FS BTs 1716-1910 1716-1910 1716-1910
FS PRs 1563-1844 1563-1717, 1813-1837; 1755-1885 (banns) 1563-1868
IGI 1563-1844 1564-1842

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Lamberhurst 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. 1-6. Date accessed: 30 September 2013
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Kent Parish registers collection 1538 on,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  4. 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
  5. 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 13 November 2013.
  6. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.