Waldershare, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Waldershare, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Waldershare All Saints Kent
|Poor Law Union||Eastry|
|Parish registers: 1561|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1560|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
WALDERSHARE (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 4½ miles N by W from Dover. 
Waldershare is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of Kent, see Waldershare Wikipedia
The Ancient Parish church of All Saints was declared redundant on 1 June 1980; see All Saints Church Wikipedia and was absorbed into the parish of St Peter and St Paul Eythorne with Waldershare; a map of the parish boundary of Eythorne, Kent is available A church near you
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]
Waldershare parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = FindMyPast - (£)|
|Waldershare Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1561-1912||1561-1912||1755-1821 (Banns)||1755-1821 (Banns)||1564-1812||1564-1812|
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
- Images for Waldershare are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records 1780-1827.
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.
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. 436-439. Date accessed: 22 May 2013.
- 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.