Edenbridge, Kent Genealogy

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Parish History

EDENBRIDGE (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Westerham, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 12 miles (S. W.) from Seven-Oaks. The Independents have a place of worship. [1]

Edenbridge is a town and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent Edenbridge Kent Wikipedia

Edenbridge St Peter and St Paul is a 13th century church which originally was formed as a chapelry of Westerham, Kent Ancient Parish. It became an Ecclesiastical parish in 1814 and includes nearby Marsh Green within its boundary; a map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near you.

Part of the parish boundary forms part of the county boundary with neighbours Lingfield, Surrey and Limpsfield, Surrey

The church of St Peter and St Paul has been designated as a grade B listed building British listed building

See Kent Archeological Society and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 (1797), pp. 179-188 at British History Online  and Kent Churches website

Edenbridge lies on the Eden Brook which is part of the Upper River Medway and was the town central to the mediaeval Wealden iron industry. There are many timber framed buildings in the town. It has two stations on separate railway lines which lead to growth of the town in the nineteenth century.

There are four watermills in the parish, Haxted Mill (now a museum) and Honour's Mill on the River Eden itself and Christmas Mill on a tributary. There is also a windmill.

The western parish boundary forms the Kent/Surrey county boundary with neighbouring parishes of Limpsfield, Surrey and Lingfield, Surrey

See Edenbridge North west Kent Family History Society and Edenbridge St Peter and St Paul

Edenbridge also included

Edenbridge Bethel Baptist Church Edenbridge Bethel Baptist Church High Street History of Baptist Church

Edenbridge Independent church The Ebenezer Chapel High Street Edenbridge has been designated asa grade II listed building British listed Building

St Lawrence Roman Catholic Church High Street Edenbridge St Lawrence The Presbytery has been designated asa grade II listed building British listed building

Marsh Green Presbyterian St John's Greybury church, Marsh Green. Built 1882 Marsh Green Kent Wikipedia St John United Reformed Church


Civil Registration

See Sevenoaks Registration District 1837-1941

Tonbridge 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

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

International Genealogical Index Christenings 1546-1602; 1639-1791 1813-1843; 1863 Batches (P020541, C020543) Marriages 1552-1773; 1798-1812 Batches (M020541, M020542)

Edenbridge Independent Christenings 1800-1837 Batch (C068211)

Original deposited registers were formerly held at:

Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX

From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Family History Library film numbers
See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.

Census records

Census returns for Edenbridge 1841-1891

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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)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved.
Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.
Find my Past 1911 census search

Poor Law Unions

Penshurst Poor Law Union,Kent until 1836

Sevenoaks 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

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent Crawley Family History Centre,West Sussex

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 139-144