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Canterbury - Archbishop's Palace Parish



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Canterbury - Archbishop's Palace

Canterbury, Archbishop's Palace is, ecclesiastically, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of Canterbury.

Archbishop's Palace is included in the borough of Canterbury.  The Archbishop's palace, founded in the time of the Saxons, rebuilt by Lanfranc and extended by Hubert Walter and Stephen Langton, stood in Palace Street;  but is now represented by little else than an arched doorway.  This was the scene of the death of the Black Prince;  of the prelude of the murder of Thomas à Becket;  of the bridal feast of Edward I;  and of banquets to Henry VIII, Charles V, and Elizabeth.1

1 John Marius Wilson, comp.  The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales. (London, England: A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).


Canterbury - Archbishop's Palace Bibliography

-- various. 'Archaeologia Cantiana'. Publisher: Kent, England: Kent Archaeological Society, various dates.  [Note:  The following volumes can be found on archive.org:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (1876), 11, 12, 13 (1880), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 32, 34, 35, vol. 1907 supplement.]


  • General references to Canterbury - Archbishop's Palace: vol. , pp.
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Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Edward II, Vol. 1. 1307-1313'Each volume has own index. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Inquisitions and assessments relating to feudal aids : with other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, A. D. 1284-1431', Vol. 3. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Great Britain, Exchequer. 'The book of fees commonly called testa de nevill, pt. 3'. The Book of fees contains information about the holdings of feudal tenants. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Hall, Hubert, 1857-1944. 'The Red book of the Exchequer - Liber rubeus de Scaccario, Vol. 3'. The Red book of the Exchequer was a register intended to preserve important documents comprising charters, statutes of the realm, public acts (Placita), private deeds and ordinances, correspondence. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Glencross, Reginald Morshead. 'Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Vol. 1. 1559-1571'. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Hasted, Edward. 'The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent; Containing the antient and present state of it, civil and ecclesiastical; collected from public records, and other authorities: illustrated with maps, views, antiquities, etc. The second edition, improved, corrected, and continued to the present time'. 12 volumes. Publisher: Canterbury: Printed by W. Bristow, 1797-1801. URL: British History Online

Hussey, Arthur. 'Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, mentioned in Domesday book, and those of more recent date'. Publisher: London J.R. Smith,(1852).

Letters, Dr. Samantha. 'Kent', Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516 (2005).  URL: British History Online.

Page, William, 1861-1934, ed.. 'The Victoria history of the county of Kent'. Publisher: London: Constable (1908).  URL: British History Online

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 39', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 2: Edward I. Published:(1906), pp. 315-323.  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III, File 45', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 1: Henry III. Published:(1904), pp. 296-302.  URL: British History Online.


Location of Records

The following list of records is not intended to be exhaustive.  There are many records that are awaiting discovery in archive offices throughout Kent and England.  This list is intended only to set out those records that are available via at least two relatively easy-to-access avenues.  If you have used or discover a record that would be of benefit to other researchers, that is not on this list, please send me an email with the details of the archive - name, address and archival call number.

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Census

DateThe National Archives, Ruskin Avenue,
Kew, Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 4DU
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and indexed online at:
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6 June 1841Currently under revision  
30 Mar 1851Currently under revision  
30 Mar 1851 census name index & imagesCurrently under revision  
7 Apr 1861Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1871Currently under revision  
3 Apr 1881Currently under revision  
5 Apr 1891Currently under revision  
31 Mar 1901RG 13/785 - also online at http://www.1901censusonline.com  
2 Apr 1911Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1911RG 78/139 - Census Enumerator's Summary Books online only http://www.1911census.co.uk and other subscription sitesnone
 

Church Records, Church of England

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Parish Register Currently under revision 
Bishop's transcripts Currently under revision 
CMB transcripts Currently under revision 
Parish Registers, transcribed by Thomas Colyer-Fergusson Currently under revision 
 

Church Records, Non-Conformist

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
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Particular Baptist Chapel, Nonconformist Return Currently under revision 
Methodist Church Registers Currently under revision 
 

Parish chest records

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Parish Council Minutes Currently under revision 
Removal orders out of Canterbury - Archbishop's Palace Currently under revision 
Settlement Examinations, Minute book Currently under revision 
Overseers' Accounts Currently under revision 
Return of Churchwardens, constables and defaulters   
Tithe Apportionment Files   
Poor Rate books Currently under revision 
 

Workhouse and Poor Law Records

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Admission & Discharge books This section currently under revision 
Guardians' Minutes   
Ledgers   
Births Currently under revision 
Deaths Currently under revision 
Religious creed registers Currently under revision 
Apprentice Register   
Registers of lunatics   
Letters books    
Vaccination registers1899-1930Currently under revision 
 

Land Records

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Land tax assessments1780-1831Currently under revision 
Land tax assessments1875-1876Currently under revision 
Land tax assessments1889-1890 Currently under revision 
Rates and Duties - Houses, Windows, Lights  Currently under revision 
Manorial Court rolls Currently under revision 
War Damage Files1939-1962Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: Finding Aid at CKS-DRb/RW 123None
 

Assizes and Sessions Records
(poor laws, jail terms, oaths, and other municipal and public records)

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Hearth tax Currently under revision 
Victuallers Recognizances Currently under revision 
Churchwarden's Presentments Currently under revision 
Parish rate books Currently under revision 
 

School Records

Record TypeDatesArchive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
  Currently under revision 
    

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Canterbury - Archbishop's Palace Distance to

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