Barfrestone, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Barfrestone, Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Barfrestone St Nicholas Kent
|Poor Law Union||Eastry|
|Parish registers: 1572|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1564|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Kent Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
BARFRESTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, E division of Kent, 5 miles S by E from Wingham. 
The hamlet of Barfrestone may be found spelt as Barston, Barfreston or Barfreystone depending on the age of the record and record author's choice. See Barfrestone Wikipedia The hamlet is in Eythorne, Kent and neighbours Shepherdswell and Nonington.
Barfrestone St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Canterbury in the Dover District of East Kent. It is in the civil parish of Eythorne and near the mining villages of Elvington and Snowdown Elvington Kent Wikipedia Snowdown Wikipedia
The Church of St Nicholas Barfrestone Road Eythorne Kent has been designated as a grade I listed building. The Norman church was restored in 1839-42 by R.C. Hussey. British listed building A map of the parish boundary may be found at 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]
Barfrestone parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = findmypast - (£)|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|KOPC = Kent Online Parish Clerks - free|
|Barfrestone Online Parish Records|
|FMP||1572-1911||1572-1911||1572-1833; 1756-1837 (Banns)||1572-1833; 1756-1837 (Banns)||1572-1973||1572-1973|
Land Tax[edit | edit source]
Images for Barfrestone available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1827
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK
Introduction to Family History Centers to locate outside UK.
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)
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]
- 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]
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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 141-145. Date accessed: 1 July 2013.
- 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
- 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
- Kent Online Parish Clerks, accessed 20 November 2013.