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Marden Parish

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Your Online Parish Clerk for Marden is:  VACANT.  

Marden is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of Sutton.  The church is named St. Michael & All Angels with registers commencing 1559.

Marden is a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred in Kent.  The village stands near an affluent of the river Medway, and on the Reigate, Tunbridge and Ashford railway, 3 miles west-north-west of Staplehurst;  is a picturesque place;  was formerly a market town;  and has a post office under Staplehurst, a money order office and a savings bank, a railway station with telegraph, and a fair on 11 October.  The parish contains also the hamlet of Stile Bridge.  Acres, 7,607.  Real property in 1860, £11,652.  Population in 1861, 2,295.  Houses, 452.  The property is much subdivided.

The manor belongs to R. Springett, Esq..  The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £828 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church is ancient but good;  consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower;  and contains a very curious font of 1652.  There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, parochial schools, a Church of England school, and charities of £55.  The parochial schools were built in 1859, at a cost of about £1,600;  and are a handsome structure, in the Tudor style.  Amhurst, the author of the "Craftsman", was a native.

The sub-district contains also two other parishes, and part of another;  and is in Maidstone district.  Acres 15,317.  Population in 1861, 4,905.  Houses 906.

The hundred excludes one of the parishes and the part parish of the sub-district, but includes another and larger parish;  and is in the lathe of Scray.  Acres, 23,029.  Population in 1851, 6,550.  Houses, 1,227.

Stile Bridge is a hamlet in Marden parish;  on the river Beult, 3 miles northwest of Staplehurst.  It has a post office under Staplehurst.1

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

The Marden church web site includes, under the Information section, a growing list of monumental inscriptions.  A great deal of records are also becoming available via the Marden Village Society History Group.  See the record categories below for links to research data on both of these web sites.


Church Registers Census Parish Records Wills &
Court Records

  • 1801-1831

  • 1841

  • 1851

  • 1861

  • 1871

  • 1881

  • 1891

  • 1901

  • AD index 1448-1857
  • AD extracts 1538-1598
  • CC index 1448-1857
  • PCC 1338-1858
  • PPR 1858-1925
  • Depositions
  • Quarter Sessions
  • Militia Lists
  • Muster Rolls
  • Description Books
  • Tithe Apportionment c1830s
  • Transportations
  • Protestation Rolls c1641-1643
  • Oaths of Allegiance c1720s
Tax Lists Directories Land Records &

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

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

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

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