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Cudham Church
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Cudham Parish

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Statistical Summary

Acres:  5,869
OS co-ordinates:  TQ445595
Latitude:  51:19.2189N
Longitude:  0:4.3183E

Parish Church:  St. Peter and St. Paul
Registers commence:  1653
Other Denominations:
  Wesleyan chapel
Markets:
  
Fairs:  
Newspapers:  
Electoral Place:  Maidstone, for whole of West Kent
Courts:  County Court, assizes, quarter sessions petty sessions at Maidstone and Canterbury
Jails:  County Jail at Maidstone
Bordering parishes:
  Addington, Brasted, Chelsfield, Chelsham SRY, Chevening, Downe, Halsted, Keston, Knockholt, Orpington, Shoreham, Sundridge, Tatsfield SRY, Westerham


Hospitals:
  
Amenities:
  Post office at Bromley, a national school, and charities £5

Registration District:  Bromley
Poor Law Union:  1834+ Bromley
Workhouse:
  1731 Leaves Green, Cudham
  1844+ at Locksbottom, Farnborough
Diocese:
  pre-1845 Rochester
  1845+ Canterbury
Archdeaconry:  Canterbury
Deanery:  Dartford
Probate pre-1859:
   Pre-1845 Courts of the Episcopal Consistory and Archdeaconry of Rochester, 1845-1857 - Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Lathe:  Sutton-at-Hone
Hundred:   Ruxley
Houses:   1851

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Domesday Reference:
   Gilbert Maminot holds of the bishop (of Baieux) Codeham. It was taxed at 4 sulings. The arable land is 10 carucates. In demesne there are 4, and 15 villeins, with 6 borderers having 6 carucates. There is a church, and 11 servants, and 2 mills of 14 shillings and 2 pence value. Wood for the pannage of 40 bogs. In the time of king Edward the Confessor it was worth 20 pounds, and afterwards 16 ponnds, and now 24 pounds.2

Principal landholder:
  Bishop Odo of Bayeux and Gilbert Maminot

Cudham

Cudham, a village and a parish in Bromley district, Kent.  It is an extensive but thinly inhabited parish, nearly seven miles in length.  The village stands near the boundary with Surrey, 3 miles southwest of Chelsfield rail station, and 7 miles south-south-east of Bromley and was once a market town.  The parish comprises real property in 1860 of £4,844.  Population in 1861, 998.  The property is subdivided.

The manor belonged anciently to the Apperfields.

The Church dates from the 12th century and is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is an old building of flint and brick in the Perpendicular style, with a steeple rising from the middle with 9 bells, the oldest dating from 1490.  The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £306.  Patron, the Lord Chancellor.  The church is old but good.1

A weekly market was granted, by Henry III, to this place; but it is not known that any advantage accrued to the inhabitants by such privilege.   There is no high road through this parish, but coaches to and from London pass Leaves Green every day.3

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

2Edward Hasted, ed. and comp.  Parishes: Cowdham, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 60-78.

3Pigot's Directory, 1839


Cudham 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 Cudham: vol. 10, pp 157-158, 273;  vol. 12, pp. 236, 303;  vol. 13, pp. 11, 389;  vol. 20, pp. 0, 12, 22, 37, 70, 164, 302;  vol. 21, pp. 200, 209, 211;  vol. 22, p. 294;  vol. 23, p. 73;  vol. 53, p. 49
  • inventory of parish church goods, vol. 8, p. 279;
  • rector of Cudham, vol. 14, p. 272;
  • manor of Cudham, vol. 31, pp. lxv, 173.

'Roll A 29: 1388-89', Calendar of the plea and memoranda rolls of the city of London: volume 3: 1381-1412 (1932), pp. 148-169. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36701&strquery=cudham

'Deeds: C.1501 - C.1600', A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 1 (1890), pp. 536-546. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64244&strquery=cudham

Church of England. Parish Church of Shere (Surrey). Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica, New Series, Vol. 1 (1876).

Church of England. Parish Church of Shere (Surrey). Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica - ser. 2, v. 1 (1886), vol. 1.

Church of England. Parish Church of Shere (Surrey). Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica, Series 5, vol. 9.

Harker, Mary Afton Allen, 1911-.  The Allen family, a history of Thomas Park and Agnes Jensen Allen, their ancestry and descendants.

Hussey, Arthur.  Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, mentioned in Domesday book, and those of more recent date : including comparative lists of the churches, and some account of the sepulchral memorials and other antiquities.  Publisher: London J.R. Smith,(1852).

Knocker, Herbert T. Kentish manorial incidents.

Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913 ; Fynmore, Richard John.  Kent parish registers, marriages. V. 1

Silverthorne, Elizabeth.  Bromley settlement examinations, 1747-1787 & 1816-1831--index.  Kent:  North West Kent Family History Society.

Steinman, G. Steinman (George Steinman), 1811-1893.  Some account of the manor of Apuldrefield in the parish of Cudham, Kent (1851).  London: J.B. Nichols.

 

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
also available at:
Bromley Local Studies & Archives, Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX, tel. 020 8461 7170, Email: localstudies.library@bromley.gov.uk
LDS Family History Centre
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and indexed online at:
New FamilySearch.org
6 June 1841 HO 107/481, ED 10, 11, 12 Film #0306874
30 Mar 1851 HO107/1606, ED 7a and 7b Film #0193505
30 Mar 1851 census name index & images Northwest Kent Family History Society CD7 or name index only on microfiche as part of Volume I. Film #0193505
7 Apr 1861 RG9/462, ED 3 and 4 Film #0542642
2 Apr 1871 RG10/875, ED 16 and 17 Film #0827771
3 Apr 1881 RG11/855, ED 26 and 27 Film #1341203
5 Apr 1891 RG 12/631, ED 32 and 33; also available from nwkfhs.org.uk as a transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD2 Microfiche #6095741
31 Mar 1901 RG 13/691, ED 1 and 2 - online only http://www.1901censusonline.com and other subscription sites Indexed online at:
New FamilySearch.org
2 Apr 1911 RG 14/3690, ED 3; RG 14/3691, ED 4; RG14/3692, ED 5; RG 14/3693, ED 6; available online at http://www.1911census.co.uk and other subscription sites Indexed online at:
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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)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Monumental inscriptions 1800-1950 London County Council #0247893, Item 6
Parish registers 1653-1800 Central Library in Bromley; P107/1/1-11, 14-15, 17-18 Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1653-1800, Film #2145471, Items 8 - 10
Parish registers 1801-1917 Central Library in Bromley; P107/1/1-11, 14-15, 17-18 Baptisms, burials, 1801-1848, 1832, 1833, 1847-1917; Banns and marriages, 1755-1793; Marriages, 1793-1900; Banns, 1814-1900, 1824-1873; Burials, 1813-1907; Film #2145472, Items 1 - 12
Parish registers transcripts, by Thomas Colyer-Fergusson; includes additional entries from BTs not found in the parish registers. Baptisms, 1653-1812, Marriages, 1654-1812, Burials, 1653-1812, index, list of vicars & clergy, briefs and surveys Canterbury, Kent : Kent Family History Society, c1985. ix, 168 p. ISSN 0308 9037 Fiche #6341221 (4 fiche)
Burials Index 1813-51 nwkfhs.org.uk, CD32 None
Bishop's transcripts 1719-1812 Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, DRB/RT2/107/1, DRB/RT1/107 Baptisms 1719, 1746, 1801-1812; Marriages, 1719, 1801-1812, Film #1469179, Item 11
Bishop's transcripts 1813-1898 Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, DRB/RT2/107/1, DRB/RT1/107 Baptisms, 1814-1825, 1898; Burials, 1813-1825, 1898; Marriages, 1814-1825; Film #1469337, Item 3
Register extracts (Contains extracts of Jackson names) 1660-1812 Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury Film #1544549, Item 24
 

Church Records, Non-Conformist

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Particular Baptist Chapel, Nonconformist Return 1829. Note: Less than 35, most of whom also attend the parish church Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no: CKS-Q/C/R/3/W/46 None
 

Parish chest records

    Currently under revision  
Removal orders out of Cudhame      
Removal orders into Cudham      
Overseers' Accounts      
Return of Churchwardens, constables and defaulters of     
Tithe Apportionment Files 1843 July 25 IR 29/17/102 None
Tithe map, 1 inch to 3 chains 1843 July 25 IR 30/17/102; Shows buildings, woods (named), coloued None
Poor Rate books      
 

Workhouse and Poor Law Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Admission & Discharge books   Currently under revision  
Guardians' Minutes      
Ledgers      
Births      
Deaths      
Religious creed registers      
Apprentice Register      
Registers of lunatics      
Letters books      
Vaccination registers      
 

Land Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Land tax assessments 1780-1831 Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, England; no.: CKS-Q/RPL/98a Film #1469937, Item 6
Land tax assessments, for land tax not exonerated 1798-1799 Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, England; no.: CKS-Q/RPl/438  
Index of Abstracts of land ownership 1732-1919 Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey, 1990; Kent County Archives, Maidstone Fiche #6090138 (1 fiche)
Index of Deeds 1619-1728 Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey, 1990; Kent County Archives, Maidstone Fiche #6080227 (1 fiche)
Index of Deeds 1726-1938 Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey, 1990; Kent County Archives, Maidstone Fiche #6089569 (1 fiche)
       
       
Custumal      
Estate Rental      
Estate Rental      
Rent Roll      
Lubbock manuscripts 1670-1934, 1656-1866 (detailed abstracts of land ownership of High Elms estate, and deeds and papers of Lubbock estates and business interests. Includes Will of Sir John William Lubbock, 1840. Bromley Archives and Local Studies
High Street,
Bromley,
Kent,
BR1 1EX
Phone +44 (0)208 461 7070
Fax +44 (0)208 313 9975
email: localstudies.library@bromley.gov.uk

Also at Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent in form Finding Aids of Chadwyck-Healey
Fiche #6073995 (1 fiche), finding aid only
Stanhope of Chevening Manuscripts 1587 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: CKS-U1590 with Finding Aids at CKS-U1590/T22/14, CKS-U1590/T22/20 None
Barrett-Lennard Manuscripts no dates, title deeds Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: CKS-U1384 with Finding Aid at CKS-U1384/M/umk8 None
Oxon Hoath Estate 1725, manorial documents, deeds, etc. Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: CKS-U31 with Finding Aid at CKS-U31/P/1 None
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)

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
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Court of Petty Sessions, sessions papers and petty sessions minute book   Currently under revision  
Hearth tax 1664 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent no.: CKS-Q, Finding Aid at CKS-Q/Rth. None
Victuallers Recognizances      
Churchwarden's Presentments      
Parish rate books      
 

School Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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    Currently under revision  
       

Chronology





Church Registers


Census


Parish Chest
Records

  • Settlement Certificates
  • Removal Orders
  • Bastardy Examinations
  • Parish-assisted Immigrants
  • Churchwarden's Accounts
  • Overseer's Accounts
  • Paupers List
  • Surveyor's Accounts
  • Workhouse Records
  • Pew Rents
  • Donors' Rolls
  • Vestry Minutes
  • Bishops' Visitations
  • Parish Magazines
  • Parish Histories

Directories


Total Population

1066   -   est.
1801   -   514
1811   -   633
1825   -   683
1837   -   660
1851   -   776
1861   -   897
1881   -   1,029
1891   -   1,103
1901   -   1,111
1911   -   1,604
1921   -   2,247
1931   -   3,731


Cudham Distance to

London 15.0 mi.
Canterbury 43.5 mi.
Ashford 36.6 mi.
Bromley 6.7 mi.
Chatham mi.
Cranbrook 25.0 mi.
Dartford 10.0 mi.
Deptford 12.2 mi.
Dover 55.2 mi.
Faversham 35.4 mi.
Folkestone 49.9 mi.
Gravesend 16.0 mi.
Greenwich 11.6 mi.
Hythe 47.3 mi.
Margate 56.9 mi.
Milton 16.0 mi.
Queenborough 30.3 mi.
Ramsgate 58.5 mi.
Rochester 18.3 mi.
Sandwich 55.3 mi.
Sheerness 30.8 mi.
Tenterden 31.7 mi.
Tunbridge 15.2 mi.
Woolwich 12.4 mi.


Directories


Municipal & Public Records

  • Mayors
  • Town Clerks
  • Recorders
  • Chamberlains
  • M.P.s
  • Jurats, Aldermen and Common Councilmen
  • Electoral Register
  • Freeholders
  • Freemen Index
  • 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

  • Gaol Returns
  • Quarter Sessions
  • Transportations
  • Summons for Pavement Repairs
  • Protestation Rolls c1641-1643
  • Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy 1662
  • Oaths of Allegiance c1720s

Military Records

  • Militia Lists
  • Muster Rolls
  • Description Books

Land Records
& Maps

  • Parish Map
  • Victoria County History (Cudham)
  • Deeds, Mortgages, etc.
  • Rated Property Returns
  • Returns of owners of land, 1873
  • Manor Court Baron
  • Manor Tenancy Rolls
  • Manors, Castles & Holdings of Significance

Tax Lists

  • Poll Tax
  • Hearth Tax
  • Window Tax
  • Hair Powder Tax
  • Land Tax Assessments 1780-1831
  • Land Tax Assessments 1799-1805

Other Records

  • War Memorials
  • Apprenticeships
  • Immigration
  • School Records
  • Notable Events
  • Nefarious Activities

Village Resources