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

Parish History

CHALLOC (St. Cosmus and St. Damien), a parish, in the union of East Ashford, hundred of Felborough, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 6 miles (S.) from Faversham.[1]


Challock is a village and civil parish in the Ashford borough of Kent Challock Wikipedia

Challock St Cosmas and Damian was a originally a chaperly in Godmersham, Kent Ancient Parish.

The present church dates from the 13th century rebuilding on the site of a former Saxon church. The church was heavily damaged in the Second World war but has been restored.A map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near you

The church of St Cosmos and Damian,Church Lane, Challock has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Kent Archeological Society and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 332-340 British History Online and Kent Churches website

Resources

Civil Registration

See East Ashford 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

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

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

East Ashford 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.

Websites

References

  1. ↑Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 545-549. Date accessed: 15 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.
  5. ↑'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  6. ↑'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  7. ↑'Mid-Kent Marriage Index 1754-1911,'Woodchurch Ancestry Group, accessed 16 January 2014.

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Frindsbury  • Frinsted  • Frittenden  • Galley Hill  • Gillingham  • Godmersham  • Goodnestone (near Faversham)  • Goodnestone (near Sandwich)  • Goudhurst  • Grain  • Graveney  • Gravesend St George  • Great Chart  • Greenhithe  • Greenwich St Alfege  • Greenwich, East Christ Church  • Greenwich, West  • Guston  • Hackington  • Hadlow  • Halden, High  • Halling  • Halstead  • Halstow, High  • Halstow, Lower  • Ham  • Harbledown  • Hardres, Lower  • Hardres, Upper  • Harrietsham  • Hartley  • Hartlip  • Harty  • Hastingleigh  • Hawkhurst  • Hawkinge  • Hayes  • Headcorn  • Hempstead  • Herne  • Herne Bay Christ Church  • Hernhill  • Hever  • Higham  • Hildenborough  • Hinxhill  • Hoath  • Hollingbourne  • Hoo Allhallows  • Hoo St Werburgh  • Hoo St Mary  • Horsmonden  • Horton Kirby  • Hothfield  • Hougham  • Hougham-in-Dover  • Hucking  • Hunton  • Hurst  • Hythe  • Hythe, West  • Ickham  • Ide Hill  • Ifield  • Ightham  • Ivychurch  • Iwade  • Kemsing  • Kenardington  • Kennington  • 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New with Hope  • Romney, Old  • Rosherville  • Ruckinge  • Ryarsh  • Saltwood  • Sandgate  • Sandhurst  • Sandwich St Bartholomew’s Hospital  • Sandwich St Clement  • Sandwich St Mary  • Sandwich St Peter  • Seal  • Seasalter  • Sellindge  • Selling  • Sevenoaks  • Sevenoaks Weald  • Sevington  • Shadoxhurst  • Sheerness  • Sheldwich  • Shipbourne  • Sholden  • Shoreham  • Shorne  • Sibertswold  • Sidcup St John  • Sissinghurst  • Sittingbourne  • Smarden  • Smeeth  • Snargate  • Snave  • Snodland  • Southborough St Peter  • Southfleet  • South Willesborough  • Speldhurst  • St Laurence in Thanet  • St Margaret at Cliffe  • St Mary in the Marsh  • St Nicholas at Wade  • St Nicholas Hospital  • St Peter in Thanet  • Stalisfield  • Stanford  • Stansted  • Staple  • Staplegate  • Staplehurst  • Stelling  • Stelling Minnis  • Stockbury  • Stodmarsh  • Stoke  • Stonar  • Stone (near Dartford)  • Stone (next Faversham)  • Stone-in-Oxney  • Stourmouth  • Stowting  • Strood St Nicholas  • Sturry  • Sundridge  • Sutton at Hone  • Sutton by Dover  • Sutton Valence  • Sutton, Chart  • Sutton, East  • Swalecliffe  • Swanley  • Swanscombe  • Swingfield  • Temple Ewell  • Tenterden  • Teston  • Teynham  • Thanington  • Throwley  • Thurnham  • Tilmanstone  • Tonbridge St Peter and St Paul  • Tonge  • Tovil  • Trottiscliffe  • Tudeley  • Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity  • Tunstall  • Twydall  • Ulcombe  • Upchurch  • Upnor  • Waldershare  • Walmer  • Warden  • Warehorne  • Wateringbury  • Westbere  • Westcliffe  • Westerham  • West Farleigh  • West Langdon  • West Malling  • Westmarsh  • West Peckham  • Westwell  • West Wickham  • Whitfield  • Whitstable  • Wickham, East  • Wickham, West  • Wichling  • Wickhambreaux  • Wigmore  • Willesborough, South  • Wilmington  • Wingham  • Wittersham  • Womenswold  • Woodchurch  • Woodlands  • Woodnesborough  • Woolwich St Mary  • Woolwich St Thomas  • Wootton  • Wormshill  • Worth  • Wouldham  • Wrotham  • Wye  • Yalding

Probate
Courts

Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Canterbury • Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury • Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester • Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Lewes • Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester • Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of Arches, Croydon and Shoreham • Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Cliffe • Court of the Exempt Jurisdiction of Wingham • Court of the Prior and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury • Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of London • Prerogative Court of Canterbury • Principal Probate Registry

Major
Repositories

Kent History and Library Centre ·Canterbury Cathedral Archives ·Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies ·Bromley Local Studies Library ·The National Archives ·Society of Genealogists Library

Challock is a mostly wooded, large village and civil parish in the Borough of Ashford, Kent, England. The village name derives from the old English 'Cealflocan' - calf enclosure.[2] A clear nucleus of the village is centred 8 miles (13 km) south of the port of Faversham and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Ashford. It dates from around AD823.

Challock contains a boundary to one of the highest points on the North Downs: the 700-foot (210 m) contour is close to the village centre. Snowfall in January and February is occasionally heavy, when counter-prevailing north-easterly winds exist in those months.

Challock is at the crossroads of two major roads: the A251 from Ashford to Faversham, and the A252, which links Maidstone to Canterbury. Prior to the construction of a roundabout, the crossroads was a notorious accident hotspot for drivers coming from Chilham and Ashford, due in part to the Halfway House public house which stands close to the corner.[3]

William the Conqueror gave the manor of Challock to Battle Abbey, and it remained in the Abbey's possession until the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in the 16th century.[3] A smock mill stood to the north of the village until 1906 when it was destroyed by a storm - the mill had not been working for many years prior to this event.[4] The parish church is dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian; it has fine wall paintings by celebrated local artist John Ward and his friend Gordon Davies. There is also a Methodistchapel in the village. A Goose Fair is held in September each year.

The showjumper William Funnell was born and raised in the village.[citation needed]

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