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Chiselhurst

Chiselhurst is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of Dartford.  The church is named for St. Nicholas with registers commencing 1559.

Chislehurst, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Bromley district, Kent.  The village stands on a fine common, elevated about 300 feet above sea level, near a station of its own name on the Direct Tunbridge railway, 3 miles east of Bromley;  and has a post office under London SE., and a fair on Whit-Wednesday.  The parish comprises 2,738 acres.  Real property in 1860, £10,973.  Population in 1861, 2,287.  Houses, 424.  The property is subdivided.

The manor belonged to the Walsinghams;  and passed to the Betensons and the Lords Sydney.  Camden Place was the residence of Camden the antiquary, and is now a seat of Marquis Camden.

The living [Chiselhurst] is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £487 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Bishop of Worcester.  The church is early and later English;  was well restored in 1849;  has a spire, rebuilt in 1858;  and contains interesting monuments.  The vicarage of Sidcup is a separate benefice.

There are a church-school, Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chapels, national schools, a Roman Catholic orphanage, and charities £69.  Sir Francis Walsingham and Sir Nicholas Bacon were natives.

The sub-district contains eight parishes.  Acres, 16,809.  Population in 1861, 8,613.  Houses, 1,594.

Sidcup - a village and a chapelry in Chislehurst parish, Kent.  The village stands adjacent to the Lee and Dartford loop-line of the North Kent railway, 2-3/4 miles southeast of Eltham;  is a seat of petty sessions;  and has a station on the railway, and a R. police station.  The chapelry was constituted in 1844;  and its post town is Foots Cray, under London SE..  Rated property in 1859, £1,743.  Population in 1861, 976.  Houses, 187.

Sidcup Lodge, Sidcup House, and Pound Place, are chief residences.

The living [Sidcup] is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £200 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Bishop of Worcester.  The church was built in 1844.

There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and handsome endowed residences for six unmarried ladies. 1

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


Chiselhurst 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 Chiselhurst: vol. , pp.
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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.

Census | Church of England | Non-Conformist | Parish chest | Workhouse and Poor Law | Land | Assizes and Sessions | School

 

Census

Date The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue,
Kew, Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 4DU
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6 June 1841 Currently under revision  
30 Mar 1851 Currently under revision  
30 Mar 1851 census name index & images Currently under revision  
7 Apr 1861 Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1871 Currently under revision  
3 Apr 1881 Currently under revision  
5 Apr 1891 Currently under revision  
31 Mar 1901 Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1911 Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1911 RG 78/139 - Census Enumerator's Summary Books online only http://www.1911census.co.uk and other subscription sites none
 

Church Records, Church of England

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
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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

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Particular Baptist Chapel, Nonconformist Return   Currently under revision  
Methodist Church Registers   Currently under revision  
 

Parish chest records

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Parish Council Minutes   Currently under revision  
Removal orders out of Chiselhurst   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

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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 registers, Bromley area 1899-1930 Currently under revision  
 

Land Records

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Land tax assessments 1780-1831 Currently under revision  
Land tax assessments 1875-1876 Currently under revision  
Land tax assessments 1889-1890 Currently under revision  
Rates and Duties - Houses, Windows, Lights   Currently under revision  
Manorial Court rolls   Currently under revision  
War Damage Files 1939-1962 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: Finding Aid at CKS-DRb/RW 123 None
 

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

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Hearth tax   Currently under revision  
Victuallers Recognizances   Currently under revision  
Churchwarden's Presentments   Currently under revision  
Parish rate books   Currently under revision  
 

School Records

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    Currently under revision  
       

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Church Registers


Census


Parish Chest
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  • Pew Rents
  • Donors' Rolls
  • Vestry Minutes
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Directories


Total Population

1801   -   1,217
1811   -   1,450
1821   -   1,586
1831   -   1,820
1841   -   1,792
1851   -   2,088
1861   -   2,287
1871   -   3,313
1881   -   5,341
1891   -   6,443
1901   -   7,417
1911   -   8,666
1921   -   8,981


Chiselhurst Distance to

London 9.7 mi.
Canterbury 44.2 mi.
Ashford 38.9 mi.
Bromley 2.6 mi.
Chatham 20.1 mi.
Cranbrook 29.4 mi.
Dartford 5.3 mi.
Deptford 6.6 mi.
Dover 56.9 mi.
Faversham 35.8 mi.
Folkestone 52.3 mi.
Gravesend 13.3 mi.
Greenwich 5.3 mi.
Hythe 50.0 mi.
Maidstone 21.9 mi.
Margate 56.5 mi.
Milton Regis 28.8 mi.
Queenborough 29.2 mi.
Ramsgate 58.5 mi.
Rochester 17.4 mi.
Sandwich 55.8 mi.
Sheerness 29.4 mi.
Tenterden 35.7 mi.
Tunbridge 21.1 mi.
Woolwich 5.6 mi.


Directories


Municipal & Public Records

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  • Freeman's Roll
  • Masters Index
  • Pubs, Taverns, Inns, Alehouses
  • Victuallers

Wills & Estate Records

  • AD index 1448-1857
  • CC index 1448-1857
  • PCC 1338-1858
  • PPR 1858-1925
  • Depositions

Court Records

  • Quarter Sessions
  • Transportations
  • Protestation Rolls c1641-1643
  • Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy 1662
  • Oaths of Allegiance c1720s

Military Records


Land Records
& Maps

  • Parish Map
  • Victoria County History
  • Deeds, Mortgages, etc.
  • Rated Property Returns
  • Returns of owners of land, 1873
  • Manors
  • Manor Court Baron
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Tax Lists

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  • Land Tax Assessments 1799-1805

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