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=== Parish History  ===
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== Parish History  ==
  
STOKE (St. Peter), a '''parish''', in the union and hundred of Hoo, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 8½ miles (N. E.) from Rochester. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51306#s7 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 215-217. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.</ref>
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STOKE (St. Peter), a '''parish''', in the union and hundred of Hoo, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 8½ miles NE from Rochester. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51306#s7 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''](1848), pp. 215-217. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.</ref>
  
 
Stoke St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish on the Hoo peninsula in the Medway district of Kent. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo_Peninsula Hoo Peninsula Wikipedia] The parish is in the Diocese of Rochester.
 
Stoke St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish on the Hoo peninsula in the Medway district of Kent. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo_Peninsula Hoo Peninsula Wikipedia] The parish is in the Diocese of Rochester.
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The village and civil parish of Stoke includes Stoke (sometimes Upper Stoke) and Little Stoke and is a low lying area of channels and small islands which is prone to flooding and is an area of farmland and wading birds.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke,_Kent Stoke Kent Wikipedia].
 
The village and civil parish of Stoke includes Stoke (sometimes Upper Stoke) and Little Stoke and is a low lying area of channels and small islands which is prone to flooding and is an area of farmland and wading birds.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke,_Kent Stoke Kent Wikipedia].
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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and registrations from July 1837 to the present day are held at  
 
and registrations from July 1837 to the present day are held at  
  
Medway district<br>The Register Office<br>Northgate<br>Rochester<br>ME1 1LS<br>Telephone 01634 338902<br>Fax 01634 338913<br>register.office@medway.gov.uk <br>
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Medway district<br>The Register Office<br>Northgate<br>Rochester<br>ME1 1LS<br>Telephone 01634 338902<br>Fax 01634 338913<br>register.office@medway.gov.uk  
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
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Stoke parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
  
 
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==== Land Tax  ====
 
==== Land Tax  ====
  
Images for Stoke are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] 1780-1832.
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*Images for Stoke are available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records]] 1780-1832.
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508082 Census returns for Stoke 1841-1891]  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F508082 Census returns for Stoke 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.<br>[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>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.  
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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.<br>
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*[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>
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*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).
 
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable).
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The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.  
 
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.  
  
[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection].  
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*[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection]. <br>
 
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys Find my Past census search 1841-1901].
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys Find my Past census search 1841-1901].
 
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Hoo Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
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*[[Hoo Poor Law Union, Kent]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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.  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Kent Probate Records|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  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==

Latest revision as of 17:55, 12 October 2019

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


Stoke, Kent
Stoke St Peter & St Paul Kent.jpg
Stoke St Peter & St Paul Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hoo
County Kent
Poor Law Union Hoo
Registration District Hoo
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1718
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rochester
Diocese Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STOKE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoo, lathe of Aylesford, W division of Kent, 8½ miles NE from Rochester. [1]

Stoke St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish on the Hoo peninsula in the Medway district of Kent. Hoo Peninsula Wikipedia The parish is in the Diocese of Rochester.

The church is Norman 12th century with additions and restoration in subsequent centuries and has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage.British listed building.

See Edward Hasted, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 34-45. Date accessed: 14 November 2013. at British History Online and Kent Churches website.

The village and civil parish of Stoke includes Stoke (sometimes Upper Stoke) and Little Stoke and is a low lying area of channels and small islands which is prone to flooding and is an area of farmland and wading birds.Stoke Kent Wikipedia.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was part of Hoo sub district Chatham Registration District

and registrations from July 1837 to the present day are held at

Medway district
The Register Office
Northgate
Rochester
ME1 1LS
Telephone 01634 338902
Fax 01634 338913
register.office@medway.gov.uk

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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4]
Stoke Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1564-1812 1564-1812 1707-1811 (Banns) 1707-1811 (Banns) 1558-1936 1558-1936

Land Tax[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Stoke 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.

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. 215-217. Date accessed: 08 May 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.