Denton (near Dover), Kent Genealogy

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Denton (near Dover)

Guide to Denton (near Dover), Kent ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Denton (near Dover), Kent
Denton St Mary Magdalene Kent.jpg
Denton St Mary Magdalene Kent
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eastry
County Kent
Poor Law Union Dover
Registration District Dover
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Elham
Diocese Canterbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Location of Archive
Kent Record Office

Parish History

DENTON (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Dovor, partly in the hundred of Kinghamford, and partly in that of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 8 miles (S. S. E.) from Canterbury. [1]

Denton is a village in the civil parish of Denton with Wooton in the Dover District of Kent , see Denton Dover Wikipedia

Denton St Mary Magdalene is an Ancient Parish; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you.

The Parish church of St Mary Magdalene is 13th century in origin and has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building.

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 358-364 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

This parish should not be confused with Denton near Gravesend in the same county see Denton (near Gravesend), Kent.


Civil Registration

See Dover Registration District

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
Tunbridge Wells
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

Denton (near Dover), Kent Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4]
Denton (near Dover), Kent Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1560-1912 1560-1912 1545-1924; 1755-1813 (Banns) 1545-1924; 1755-1813 (Banns)

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Census records

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

Dover Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Local Family History Centre

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 28-32. Date accessed: 22 July 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  4. 'Canterbury banns coverage', Find My Past, accessed 11 November 2013.