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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Kent, Parish Chest&nbsp;collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
 
 
 
For those in the United Kingdom, images may also be viewed by visiting the [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, England].
 
 
 
=== Record Description ===
 
  
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| title=England, Kent, Parish Chest, 1550-1870
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://kent-opc.org/ Kent Online Parish Clerks]
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
The collection consists of [[Parish Chest Records|Parish Chest records]] for the county of Kent. These include Vestry Minutes, Charity Records, Churchwarden Accounts, Overseer Accounts, and other various records. Availability varies by year and locality.  
 
The collection consists of [[Parish Chest Records|Parish Chest records]] for the county of Kent. These include Vestry Minutes, Charity Records, Churchwarden Accounts, Overseer Accounts, and other various records. Availability varies by year and locality.  
  
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The England Parish Chest records from Kent contain the following records:  
 
The England Parish Chest records from Kent contain the following records:  
  
*Vestry minutes (Presiding council)  
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*Vestry minutes (Parish presiding council)  
 
*Poor and Other Rate records (Payment records)  
 
*Poor and Other Rate records (Payment records)  
*Bastardy bonds (Court Records)  
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*Bastardy bonds (Records of financial support of illegitimate children)  
*Churchwardens Accounts  
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*Churchwardens Accounts (Parish financial accounts)<br>
*Settlement and Removal Records  
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*Settlement and Removal Records (Poor relief or welfare records)<br>
*Apprenticeship records
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*Apprenticeship records (Records of poor children put out as apprentices)<br>
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
=== Record Content  ===
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{{Image Visibility}}
[[Image:England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg|thumb|right|240x480px|England, Kent, Parish Chest DGS 4991250 222.jpg]]
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== Collection Content ==
 
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'''Parish Chest records''' may include the following information:  
Parish Chest records may include the following information:  
 
 
 
 
*Name of testator  
 
*Name of testator  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Place of event  
 
*Place of event  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
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*Receipts
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*Tax rates
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*Place of legal settlement
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*Name of parents
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*Name of master
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*Length of apprenticeship
  
=== How to Use the Record  ===
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
 
'''Beginning Your Search'''
 
  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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*Name of spouse
 
*Name of spouse
  
'''Searching the Images'''  
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
 
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Name of County" category<br> ⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category<br> ⇒Select the "Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)" category which will take you to the images.<br>  
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒Select the "Name of County" category<br>  
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⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category<br>  
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⇒Select the "Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)" category which will take you to the images.<br>  
  
 
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
'''Using the Information'''
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
Once you have found the information, consider the following to help you on your research:  
 
Once you have found the information, consider the following to help you on your research:  
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*Use the residence to search for census information
 
*Use the residence to search for census information
  
'''Can't Find Any Information?'''
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Kent, England Genealogy|Kent]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:Kent|Kent Guided Research]]
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* [[England Record Finder]]
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* [[England Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
If you can't find any information about your ancestor, please consider the following:
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== Tips to Keep in Mind ==
  
 
*Search for a child instead of your ancestor.  
 
*Search for a child instead of your ancestor.  
 
*Search for the spouse of the ancestor to identify the children of your ancestor.
 
*Search for the spouse of the ancestor to identify the children of your ancestor.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Search the parish records of nearby localities.
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== Known Issues ==
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{{HR KI}}
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
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{{Collection citation}}
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{{Record_Citation}}
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
=== Known Issues with This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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{{Contributor invite}}
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Kent, Parish Chest (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
 
 
=== Related Websites  ===
 
 
 
[http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives]
 
 
 
=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
 
 
 
*[[England Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.|Main article on Poor Law]]
 
*[[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[England Church Records|England Church Records]]
 
*[[Parish Chest Records]]
 
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
 
 
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=== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ===
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Citation for This Collection  ====
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "England, Kent, Parish Chest, 1550-1870." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Kent Archives, Maidstone, United Kingdom.}}
 
  
[[Category:Kent|Church Records]]
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[[pt:Inglaterra, Kent, Baú Paroquial (Registros Históricos do FamilySearch)]]

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Parish Chest
Collection years 1550-1870
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of Parish Chest records for the county of Kent. These include Vestry Minutes, Charity Records, Churchwarden Accounts, Overseer Accounts, and other various records. Availability varies by year and locality.

Church records were kept in a chest (or strongbox) known as the parish chest. Records other than the parish registers were called "parish chest records." Some of these records still exist from the 16th century, but many do not begin until the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.

The England Parish Chest records from Kent contain the following records:

  • Vestry minutes (Parish presiding council)
  • Poor and Other Rate records (Payment records)
  • Bastardy bonds (Records of financial support of illegitimate children)
  • Churchwardens Accounts (Parish financial accounts)
  • Settlement and Removal Records (Poor relief or welfare records)
  • Apprenticeship records (Records of poor children put out as apprentices)

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Parish Chest records may include the following information:

  • Name of testator
  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Names of witnesses
  • Receipts
  • Tax rates
  • Place of legal settlement
  • Name of parents
  • Name of master
  • Length of apprenticeship

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of birth and approximate year of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Name of County" category
⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category
⇒Select the "Event Type and Year Range (with Volume)" category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Once you have found the information, consider the following to help you on your research:

  • Use the ages to determine the birth year of the family member
  • Take the name of the husband and wife to find a marriage date and place.
  • Use the residence to search for census information

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Kent.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • Search for a child instead of your ancestor.
  • Search for the spouse of the ancestor to identify the children of your ancestor.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Search the parish records of nearby localities.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.