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Keston Parish Church, Copyright, 2005, Philip Talmage, http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/1465
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Keston Parish


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Sattelite image of Keston
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1881 Ordnance survey map of Kestonwith link to modern ordnance survey map
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Statistical Summary

Acres:  1,474
OS co-ordinates:  TQ415645
Latitude:  51:21.8271N
Longitude:  0:1.7382E

Parish Church:  Yes, but dedication not known
Registers commence:  1540
Other Denominations:
  Congregational Independents and Wesleyan (1828)
Markets:
  
Fairs:  
Newspapers:  
Electoral Place:  Western Division - Maidstone4
Courts:  Bromley
Jails:  
Bordering parishes:
  Hayes, Shortlands, Bromley, St. Pauls Cray, St. Mary Cray, Orpington, Chelsfield, Halsted, Downe, Cudham, Tatsfield, Chelsham, Sanderstead, Croydon, Addington, West Wickham


Hospitals:
  
Amenities:
  Post Office, national school (1855 for 121 children), by 1891 added were reading room, gymnasium, bath for males, money order office, savings bank, annuity and insurance office

Registration District:  Bromley
Poor Law Union:
  1836+ Bromley
Workhouse:  Farnborough
Diocese:  Canterbury
Archdeaconry:  Maidstone4
Deanery:  rural West Dartford4
Probate pre-1859:
   Shoreham to 1845
  1846-1857 Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Lathe:  Sutton-at-Hone
Hundred:
   Ruxley1  Houses as of 1860, 1391

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Greenwood's Map of 1821. Click map for larger image.


Domesday Reference:
   In the hundred of Helmestrei.  Value to lord in 1066 £3; in 1086 £2.  Four villagers.  One lord's plough team and 1 men's plough team.  Woodland 5 swine render.

Principal landholder:
   1066 - Esbiorn Bicga with overlord being King Edward.
   1086 - Lord was Gilbert Maminot with Tenant-in-chief being Bishop Odo of Bayeux.

Keston

Keston, a parish in Bromley district, Kent;  3-1/4 miles south-by-east of Bromley rail station.  It contains, on its northwest border, two villages 3 and 3-1/2 miles south-by-east of the rail station;  includes, in its centre, an open high common, with a fine view;  is within the jurisdiction of the metropolitan police;  and has a post office under Bromley, London SE.  Real property in 1860 was £4,012.

The property is divided among a few.  The manor belongs to Col. J. F. Lennard.  Keston House is the seat of Mrs. Carter;  Forest Lodge of Lady Caroline Legge;  and Holwood Park, of Lord Cranworth.  Holwood was the seat of William Pitt.

A Roman camp was on Holwood Hill;  and many Roman relics have been found.  The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £272, with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church is small, and possesses little interest.  There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and a national school.1

Holwood Hill

A place in Keston parish, Kent;  near the boundary with Surrey, 4 miles south by east of Bromley.  The Roman station noviomagus is thought, by some antiquaries, to have been here;  a treble-ditched Roman camp, about 2 miles in circuit, was here, and still partly exists;  and Roman coins, bricks, tiles and warlike implements, remains of a Roman villa, and remains of a circular tomb or temple, 30 feet in diameter, have been found.  Holwood House was the favourite seat of William Pitt;  passed to the Wards;  belongs now to Lord Cranworth;  and is a beautiful place, with grounds laid out by Repton.1

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

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

3Pigot's Directory, 1839

4Kelly's Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex, 1891. [Part 1. Kent: County & Localities]


Keston 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 Keston:
    vol. 10, pp. 157-158
  • vol. 12, p 236
  • vol. 13, pp. 1-5, 7, 16, 258, 310
  • vol. 15, p. 100, 279
  • vol. 22, p. 308
  • vol. 24, pp. 255, 257
  • vol. 29, p. 65
  • vol. 31, p. 157
  • vol. 59, pp. 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Blacknese Farm, map of, vol. 81, p. 37
  • British oppidum in Holwood Park, vol. 14, p. 90
  • church, vol. 64, p. 110f
  • Church, vol. 87, p. 40;  vol. 119, pp. 161, 295, 303
  • Church, bequest to by Sir Henry Heydon, vol. 78, p. 15
  • civil parish, end of, vol. 81, p. 31-32
  • courts held, vol. 78, p. 10
  • Court farm, vol. 13, p. 5
  • estate boundaries, Anglo-Saxon, vol. 115, pp. 145-146
  • estate map, 1630, vol. 77, p. 182
  • Field Club, vol. 64, p. 172
  • Field Club, winding up of, vol. 81, p. lviii
  • fines relating to Keston, vol. 11, p. 323
  • Foxhill, vol. 14, p. 85
  • Holwood, vol. 54, p. 33;  vol. 59, p. 12
  • Holwood House, vol. 69, p. 96
  • Holwood Park roman sites, vol. 61, p. 124;  vol. 69, p. xlv;  vol. 86, p. 74;  vol. 71, p. xlv;  vol. 72, p. xlviii;  vol. 73, p. xlviii;  vol. 72, p. lxiii;  vol. 85, p. 194;  vol. 100, p. 393;  vol. 101, p. 333
  • Holwood Park, iron age camp, vol. 75, pp. 179-180;  vol. 69, pp. xlv, 96, 76, xlviii;  vol. 78, p. 74;  vol. 84, p. 157
  • inventory of church goods, vol. 9, p. 275
  • Keston Common, Promontory Fort, vol. 45, pp. 124-128
  • Kestane Manor (Keston Court Farm), vol. 69, pp. 96-97;  vol. 78, p. 2;  vol. 79, pp. 16-30
  • non-conformity, 1676, vol. 94, p. 68
  • Noriomagus, site of, vol. 10, p. 171
  • Population totals 1641-1801, vol. 94, pp. 64, 68
  • rector of Keston, vol. 13, p. 10
  • Roman burials, vol. 50, pp. 164-165

Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1990) [1983]. London 2: South. The Buildings of England. Penguin Books. p. 187. ISBN 0-14-071047-7

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III. Close Rolls, Edward III: December 1376, volume 14: 1374-1377 (1913), pp. 423. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=106459&strquery=keston

Coles Finch, William (1933). Watermills and Windmills. London: C W Daniel Company. pp. 229, 315.

Deeds: C.7901 - C.8000, A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 6 (1915), pp. 537-553. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64509&strquery=keston

European Magazine, vol. xxii. p. 416 - vol. xxxvii. p. 184.  Notice of Holwood House, the Seat of the Right Hon. W. Pitt, with an engraving.

Gentlemen's Magazine, May, 1829.  Account of some Antiquities found in War Bank Field, Keston, by A. J. Kempe, with a plate.

Gentlemen's Magazine, Sept., 1832.  Account of an Ancient Oak found on Keston Common, by A. J. Kempe

Hone's Table-Book, vol. ii, pp. 623 and 643.  Account of Holwood, in the Parish of Keston, the Residence of John Ward, Esq., formerly of the late Right Hon. William Pitt; also an account of Caesar's Camp, with a cut.

Hone's Table-Book, vol. 88, pp. 33 and 47.  Account of Keston Cross and of William Blake, an ostler there, with two cuts.

Neale's Gentlemen's Seats, vol. iv, Second Series.  Account of Holwood, the Seat of John Ward, Esq., with a plate.

Vetusta Monumenta, vol. iv..  Plan of the Roman Camp at Holwood Hill.

West, Jenny (1973). The Windmills of Kent. London: Charles Skilton Ltd.. pp. 4952. SBN 284-98534-1.

William, Edward (1984). Keston parish album: a history in photographs. Kent : E. Williams, 1984

Wilson, Thomas (1797). An Accurate Description of Bromley in Kent. p. 68.


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 15 Film #0306875
30 Mar 1851 HO107/1606, ED 5, p.221-241 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 7 Film #0542642
2 Apr 1871 RG10/875, ED 20 Film #0827771
3 Apr 1881 RG11/855, ED 30 Film #1341203
5 Apr 1891 RG 12/631, ED 36; 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 25 - online only http://www.1901censusonline.com and other subscription sites Indexed online at:
New FamilySearch.org
2 Apr 1911 RG 14/3696, RD 42, RS 3, ED 9; available online at http://www.1911census.co.uk and other subscription sites Indexed online at:
New FamilySearch.org
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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Parish registers, 1540-1876 Baptisms, 1541-1876; Marriages, 1540, 1552-1682, 1690-1810, 1818-1876; Marriage banns, 1754-1801; Burials, 1542-1876; List of vicars, 1545-1868; Miscellaneous records Kent Archives Office, Maidstone and Central Library, Bromley. Bromley call #P208/1/5, 8, 10-12. #0992525, Item 2, Batch #'s C/M131521, C/M131522
Parish registers, 1875-1906 Baptisms, 1875-1903; Confirmations, 1878; Marriages, 1875-1900; Burials, 1813-1901; Banns, 1862-1906. Kent Archives Office, Maidstone and Central Library, Bromley. Bromley call #P208/1/5, 8, 10-12. #2145475, Items 7-11
Composite Register 1540-1868 Baptisms 1813-1946; Marriages 1754-1810, 1818-1955; Burials 1813-1943 available from www.nwkfhs.org.uk as a transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD-OR158 #0992525, Item 2; #2145475, Items 7-11
Parish Register Burials Index 1813-1851 available from www.nwkfhs.org.uk as a transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD36 #2145475, Items 7 - 11
Bishop's transcripts CMB 1900 only Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, DRB/RT2/208/1 #1469429, Item 3
CMB transcripts 1670-1672, 1799-1812 Lambeth Palace, London #0395085, Items 1-2
Parish Registers, transcribed by Thomas Colyer-Fergusson Baptisms, 1541-1812; Marriages, 1540-1682, 1690-1810; Burials, 1542-1685, 1690-1812; Index; Strangers and pilgrims; List of clergy Kent Family History Society, ISBN/ISSN 03089037, publication #106 #6341244, no circulation to Family History Centres
 

Church Records, Non-Conformist

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(Addresses)
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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
Methodist Church Registers no date Bromley Archives, Bromley Central Library, call #622/K/1 None
 

Parish chest records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
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Parish Council Minutes 1929- 1934 Bromley Archive Bromley Central Library, call #P/C/12/1 None
Removal orders out of Keston      
Settlement Examinations, Minute book October 1747 - April 1770 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley, call #613/1. Note: Index by Elizabeth Silverthorne available in Bromley Local Studies #2145576, Item 9
Settlement Examinations, Minute book May 1770 - Mar 1787 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley, call #613/2 #2145577, Items 1-2
Settlement Examinations, Minute book February 1816 - October 1831 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley, call #613/3 #2145577, Items 1-2
Overseers' Accounts 1709-1754 Central Library in Bromley call #P/208/12/1 none
Overseers' Accounts 1754-1794 Central Library in Bromley call #P/208/12/2 none
Overseers' Accounts 1789-1808 Central Library in Bromley call #P47/12/1-2 #2145686, Item 5
Overseers' Accounts 1818-1833 Central Library in Bromley call #P47/12/1-2 #2145687
Overseers' Accounts, Burial Records 1732-7, 1744-5 Central Library in Bromley call #P/208/12/1 none
Return of Churchwardens, constables and defaulters     
Tithe Apportionment Files      
Poor Rate books 1673-1679, 1688-1697, 1706-1720 Central Library in Bromley call #'s P47/11/1-90; P47/4/1 #2145582, Items 5-7
Poor Rate books 1721-1737, 1757-1761, 1764-1780 Central Library in Bromley call #'s P47/11/1-90; P47/4/1 #2145583
Poor Rate books 1787-1816 Central Library in Bromley call #'s P47/11/1-90; P47/4/1 #2145584
Poor Rate books 1816-1817, 1837, 1839-1841 Central Library in Bromley call #'s P47/11/1-90; P47/4/1 #2145675
Poor Rate books
1842-1845

1846-1849

1849-1853

1853-1856

1856-1859

1859-1860

1861-1863

1863-1866

1866-1868

1868, 1870-1872

1872, 1876, 1806-1833
Central Library in Bromley call #'s P47/11/1-90; P47/4/1 #2145676

#2145677


#2145678


#2145679


#2145680


#2145681


#2145682


#2145683


#2145684


#2145685



#2145686, Items 1-4
 

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   This section currently under revision  
Guardians' Minutes      
Ledgers      
Births 1879-1913 Central Library, Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145581
Births 1914-1936 Central Library, Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145582, Items 1-4
Deaths 1907-1932 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145582, Items 1-4
Religious creed registers A-Z, 1870-1894 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145577, Item 3
Religious creed registers A-S, 1870-1898 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145577, Item 3
Religious creed registers T-Z, 1870-1898 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145578
Religious creed registers A-Z, 1871-1907 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145578
Religious creed registers A-S, 1907-1909 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145578
Religious creed registers T-Z, 1907-1909 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145579
Religious creed registers A-Z, 1909-1917 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145579
Religious creed registers A-T, 1917-1921 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145579
Religious creed registers U-Z, 1917-1921 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145580
Religious creed registers A-Z, 1921-1925 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145580
Religious creed registers A-R, 1925-1927 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145580
Religious creed registers S-Z, 1925-1927 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145581
Religious creed registers A-Z, 1893-1931 Central Library in Bromley call #'s Gby/WIc1-14; Gby/WIb1-3; Gby/WId1-3 #2145581
Apprentice Register      
Registers of lunatics      
Letters books      
Vaccination registers, Bromley area 1899-1930 www.nwkfhs.org.uk, c2008 can be viewed in the Family History Library at Salt Lake City, Utah
 

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. Kent Archives Office no.: CKS-Q/RPL/200 Film #1470107, Item 5
Land tax assessments 1875-1876 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley call #1071/T10/5 None
Land tax assessments 1889-1890 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley call #1071/T10/6 None
Rates and Duties - Houses, Windows, Lights 1766-1767 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley call #1071/T10/1 None
Rates and Duties - Houses, Windows, Lights 1767 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley call #1071/T10/2 None
Rates and Duties - Houses, Windows, Lights 1771 Bromley Archives, Central Library, Bromley call #1071/T10/3 None
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
Lennard Manuscripts 1310-1862, catalogue of manorial records Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312  Lennard Manuscripts Finding Aid Film #1850140, Items 6-7
Manor of Baston, Court rolls 1590-1681 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850140, Items 6-7
Manor of Baston, Court rolls 1787, 1773, 1779-1801 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manor of Baston, Abstract of court rolls 1590-1701 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850140, Items 6-7
Manor of Baston, Rental c. 1425 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850140, Items 6-7
Manor of Baston, Rentals 1801, 1841 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manor of Baston, Statement of quit rents 1858 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manor of Baston, Statement of accounts 1858 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manor of Baston, Minutes of Special Court 1744 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850140, Items 6-7
Manor of Keston with Southcourt, Draft Court rolls 1506-1507, 1585, 1625 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850140, Items 6-7
Manor of Keston with Southcourt, Court book 1751-1934 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 1
Manor of Keston with Southcourt, Court rolls 1590, 1721;  1503, 1564-1602 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Items 1-2
Manor of Keston with Southcourt, Rental 1825 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Southcourt, Estreat roll 1645 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Southcourt, Abstract of rolls 1705 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Southcourt, Abstract of rolls 1590-1721 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 1
Manor of Keston, Southcourt and Baston, Rentals 1477, 1455, 1509, 1539, 1546, 1550, 1561, 1639, 1640, 1642, 1643, 1645-1647, 1653 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manor of Keston, Southcourt and Baston, Rental c. 1435 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 1
Manor of Keston, Southcourt and Baston, Quit rentals 1748, 1784 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Keston, Southcourt and Baston, Surveys 1484, 1485, 1556, 1567, 1648 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Keston, Southcourt and Baston, Rough rental accounts 1607-1611 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Keston, Southcourt and Baston, Bailiffs rent accounts 1717-1731 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 3
Manors of Keston, Southcourt, Miscellaneous papers 1795-1822 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 1
Manors of Keston, Southcourt, Appointment of Steward 1731 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: U312. See PDF link, above. Film #1850141, Item 1
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)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Court of Petty Sessions, sessions papers and petty sessions minute book Oct. 1747-Mar. 1770; Mar. 1770-1787 Central Library in Bromley Film #2145576, Item 9; Film #2145577, Items 1 - 2
Court of Petty Sessions, petty sessions minute book 1816-1831 Central Library in Bromley Film #2145577, Items 1 - 2
Index to Court of Petty Sessions, Bromley settlement examinations 1747-1787; 1816-1831 North West Kent Family History Society digital file at Family Search
Hearth tax 1664 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent no.: CKS-Q, Finding Aid at CKS-Q/Rth, folio 19v. None
Victuallers Recognizances 1594-1595 CKS-QM/RLv/26/24-26 None
Churchwarden's Presentments   Currently under revision  
Parish rate books   Currently under revision  
 

School Records

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

Chronology

55 BCE - Julius Caesar arrived in Kents spending two weeks resident
ca 55 AD - another Roman army under command of Aulns Phantins arrived and camped at Holwood
1216 - Keston church erected
1484 - earliest known date of the Holwood estate
1716 - Keston windmill erected
1754 - Holwood became rendezvous place for political detentes
1784 - Holwood Estate purchased by Right Hon. William Pitt
1827 - Holwood House built by Decimus Burton
1878 - violent storm damaged the sails of the windmill rending it unusable


Church Registers


Census


Parish Chest
Records

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

Directories


Total Population

1801   -   183
1811   -   216
1821   -   252
1831   -   391
1841   -   568
1851   -   644
1861   -   690
1871   -   717
1881   -   731
1891   -   746
1901   -   832
1911   -   986
1921   -   1,029


Keston Distance to

London 11.4 mi.
Canterbury 45.5 mi.
Ashford 39.1 mi.
Bromley 3.2 mi.
Chatham 21.7 mi.
Cranbrook 28.3 mi.
Dartford 8.8 mi.
Deptford 8.6 mi.
Dover 57.7 mi.
Faversham 37.3 mi.
Folkestone 52.6 mi.
Gravesend 16.1 mi.
Greenwich 8.2 mi.
Hythe 50.2 mi.
Margate 58.5 mi.
Milton Regis 30.4 mi.
Queenborough 31.4 mi.
Ramsgate 60.2 mi.
Rochester 19.4 mi.
Sandwich 57.3 mi.
Sheerness 31.8 mi.
Tenterden 35.0 mi.
Tunbridge 18.8 mi.
Woolwich 9.4 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

  • 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
  • Manor Tenancy Rolls
  • Manors, Castles & Holdings of Significance

Tax Lists


Other Records

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

Village Resources

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