Sibertswold, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Shepherdswell aka Sibertswold, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Sheperdswell (Sibertswold) St Andrew Kent
|Poor Law Union||Dover|
|Parish registers: 1563|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1564|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
SIBBERTSWOLD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Dover, hundred of Bewsborough, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 6¼ miles NW from Dover. 
Shepherdswell is a village in the Dover district and is within the civil parish of Shepherdswell with Coldred. See Shepherdswell Wikipedia Coldred is a rural settlement which includes the adjacent Ecclesiastical parish Coldred, Kent within the civil parish.
Shepherdswell (or Sibbertswold) St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury; village and civil parish of Shepherdswell six miles north west of Dover. A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you
The present church of St Andrew's is the fourth to occupy the site; the first church mentioned in the Domesday Survey. The present church was built in 1860.
The Church of St Andrew, Coldred Road, Shepherdswell has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building
The village is part of the former Kent coalfield and the East Kent Railway was built to transport coal to port.
The Methodist church in the village opened in 1870 and closed in 1995. St Andrew's is now used by both Anglican and Methodist congregations.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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
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]
Sibbertswold parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = FindMyPast - (£)|
|Sibbertswold Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1563-1909||1563-1909||1563-1837; 1754-1953 (Banns)||1564-1946||1564-1812|
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
- Images for Sibertswold are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1832
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
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]
- 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
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 104-107. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish marriage records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish banns', Find My Past, accessed 5 November 2013.
- 'Coverage of Kent parish burial records', Find My Past, accessed 6 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.