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Nonington Parish



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Nonington is a vicarage, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury, and in the deanery of Bridge.  The church is named for St. Mary with original parish registers commencing 1538.  Nonington is in the Lathe of St. Augustine, and Hundred of Wingham.

Nonington is a village and a parish in Eastry district, Kent.  The village stands in a champaign tract, near the London, Chatham and Dover railway, 2 miles southeast of Adisham rail station, and 6 miles southwest of Sandwich;  and has a post office under Sandwich.

The parish contains also the hamlets of Ratling, Holt Street, Frogham and Acol.  Acres, 4,081.  Real property in 1860, £5,270.  Population in 1861, 896.  Houses, 185.  The property is subdivided.

Fredville House belonged formerly to Sir Brook Bridges;  passed, by marriage, to J. P. Plumptre, Esq.;  and stands in a picturesque park, containing a remarkable oak tree, 36 feet in girth, and 30 feet high.  St. Alban's Court belonged formerly to the Culpepers;  passed, in the time of Queen Mary, to the Hammonds;  and is now the seat of W. O. Hammond, Esq..

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £176 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church is chiefly early English;  consists of nave, aisle, and two chancels, with west tower;  and is in good condition.

There are national schools, alms houses, and some charities.1

More information about Nonington can be found on the Nonington Village Web site

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


Nonington 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 Nonington: vol. 14, p. 134; vol. 20, p. 110; vol. 21, p. 234; vol. 23, pp. 71, 75; vol. 24, p. 130; vol. 34, p. 47; vol. 49, pp. xlii, 293
  • archives vol. 134, p. 331
  • Bargrave family vol. 108, p. 270
  • Beauchamp Wood vol. 125, pp. 272, 277, 283
  • Beech Grove, watching brief vol. pp. 117, 228
  • Boys family vol. 107, p. 324; vol. 119, p. 31
  • Boys bequest to the poor vol. 75, p. 20
  • brasses vol. 48, p. 29; vol. 61, p. 108
  • brick kilns vol. 125, p. 228n
  • cemetery, Anglo-Saxon vol. 125, pp. 277, 283
  • church vol. 45, p. 78; vol. 47, p. 48; vol. 49, p. xliv; vol. 125, p. 275
  • church, visitation of, vol. 29, p. 282; vol. 32, pp. 169-170
  • commemorative pyramid vol. 117, p. 228
  • Creature, as name vol. 135, p. 216
  • Curlswood Farm, place-name vol. 73, p. 64
  • Easole (Eswalt; Esole) manor vol. 49, pp. xliv, 107; vol. 53, p. 85; vol. 63, p. 157; vol. 104, p. 97-8; vol. 125, pp. 273, 275-6, 277, 278, 280, 285, 368
  • East Ratling vol. 92, pp. 53-5
  • Eastwell (Fredville) Manor vol. 49, pp. xliv, 106
  • farmstead, RB vol. 131, pp. 356, 357, 368-370
  • field boundary ditaches, LIA and ER vol. 131, pp. 356, 358, 369
  • fines of lands in vol. 11, p. 321; vol. 14, pp. 244, 254, 259; vol. 15, pp. 294, 299
  • Hamon, Thomas vol. 125, p. 286n
  • Hammond family, hatchments vol. 81, pp. 88-89
  • living of with Womenswold, C19, vol. 96, pp. 64n, 65
  • malted spelt wheat (beer brewing) vol. 131, pp. 356, 362-6, 368-9, 370
  • manor vol. 94, p. 116
  • nonconformity vol. 99, p. 184n; vol. 112, p. 334; vol. 115, p. 18
  • Old St. Albans Court (illus) vol. 125, pp. 273-90
  • parish register vol. 135, p. 170
  • Petham Church, glass from vol. 65, p. 168
  • plough marks vol. 131, p. 360
  • quernstone vol. 131, p. 361-2
  • rating in vol. 6, p. 228n
  • Ratling Court, history & survey (illus), vol. 92, pp. 53-64
  • Ruins Field vol. 125, pp. 277, 283, 285
  • St. Albans chapel vol. 125, pp. 277, 285
  • St. Albans Court vol. 83, p. 50
  • Soles Manor vol. 49, p. 107
  • Spaine property vol. 114, p. 154
  • sunken-floored building vol. 131, pp. 360-2, 370
  • Thomas, chaplain of, vol. 32, pp. 169, 170, 175
  • tithe survey vol. 101, p. 339
  • trackway vol. 131, pp. 359, 370
  • yeomanry C17 vol. 114, p. 153n

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', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Edward I. Published:(1906).  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Edward II. Published:(1910).  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Edward III. Published:(1938).  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry III. Published:(1904).  URL: British History Online.

Kirby, J. L., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry IV. Published:(1992).  URL: British History Online.

Kirby, J. L., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry V. Published:(1995).  URL: British History Online.

Cyril Flower, M. C. B. Dawes and A. C. Wood, ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry VII. Published:(1955).  URL: British History Online.

M. C. B. Dawes, H. C. Johnson, M. M. Condon, C. A. Cook and H. E. Jones, ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Richard II. Published:(1988).  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.

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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and indexed online at:
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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 RG 13/785 - also online at http://www.1901censusonline.com  
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)
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 Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
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Particular Baptist Chapel, Nonconformist Return   Currently under revision  
Methodist Church Registers   Currently under revision  
 

Parish chest records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
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Parish Council Minutes   Currently under revision  
Removal orders out of Nonington   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 Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
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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 1899-1930 Currently under revision  
 

Land Records

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

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

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

Chronology

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Church Registers


Census


Parish Chest
Records

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

Directories


Total Population

1801   -   562
1811   -   566
1821   -   730
1831   -   832
1841   -   860
1851   -   875
1861   -   896
1871   -   880
1881   -   794
1891   -   764
1901   -   740
1911   -   774
1921   -   887


Nonington Distance to

London 60.3 mi.
Canterbury 7.5 mi.
Ashford 16.7 mi.
Bromley 53.8 mi.
Chatham 31.5 mi.
Cranbrook mi.
Dartford 31.4 mi.
Deptford 57.4 mi.
Dover 7.8 mi.
Faversham 15.9 mi.
Folkestone 10.2 mi.
Gravesend 39.7 mi.
Greenwich 55.6 mi.
Hythe 12.5 mi.
Maidstone 30.5 mi.
Margate 12.8 mi.
Milton Regis 23.0 mi.
Queenborough 24.5 mi.
Ramsgate 11.0 mi.
Rochester 34.4 mi.
Sandwich 6.2 mi.
Sheerness 25.5 mi.
Tenterden 25.8 mi.
Tunbridge 42.4 mi.
Woolwich 53.6 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


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

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

Other Records


Village Resources