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St. Mary the Virgin, Stourmouth
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Stourmouth Parish



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1881 Ordnance survey map of Stourmouth with link to modern ordnance survey map
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worldcomputer.PNG - 44860 BytesYour Online Parish Clerk is:
Lesley Huppert


Email her at:
lmgmay 1955 "at" gmail . com
(Replace words in quotes with the appropriate symbols and remove any extraneous spaces.)

Lesley also maintains her own parish website at:  Stourmouth  

Statistical Summary

Acres:  878
OS co-ordinates:  TR256628
Latitude:  51:19.1832N
Longitude:  1:14.1930E

Parish Church:  All Saints
redundant since 1979, last baptism June 9, 1974

Registers commence:  1538
Other Denominations:  None
Markets:  None
ancient market at Sarre

Fairs:  None
Newspapers:  
Electoral Place:  
Courts:  
Jails:  
Parishes within 6 mile radius:
  Acol, Ash-next-Sandwich, Birchington, Elmstone, Ham, Margate St. John, Minster-Thanet; Monkton, Poulton, Preston on Stour, Sandwich, Sarre, Shoulden, St. Nicholas at Wade, Stonar, Thanet, St. Lawrence; Thanet, St. Peter; and Thanet, St. Peter Baptist


Hospitals:  None
Amenities:
  Post office
  Railway station at Grove Ferry
  telegraph office at Grove Ferry railway station
  money order office at Wingham
  chief inn The Rising Sun


Registration District:  Eastry
Poor Law Union:  Eastry
Workhouse:  Eastry, since at least 27th April 1835
Diocese:  Canterbury
Archdeaconry:  Canterbury
Deanery:  Bridge

Probate:
   pre-1859:
   Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury

   post-1858:
   Principal Probate Registry


Lathe:
   St. Augustine
Hundred:
   Bleangate

map of Stourmouth, Kent, England prepared by Greenwood during 1821
Greenwood's Map of 1821. Click map for larger image.


Domesday Reference:
   Known as Ezilamerth a rural village. The church was founded before the Norman Conquest.

Principal landholder:
   Vitalis, from Archbishop of Canterbury.

Stourmouth

In addition to the links below, please visit Lesley's website of Stourmouth information.

Stourmouth, a parish, with a village, in Eastry District, Kent;  on the river Stour at the influx of the Lesser Stour, 1-1/2 miles east-by-south of Grove Ferry railway station, and 5 miles northwest of Sandwich.  It has a post office under Sandwich.  Acres, 878.  Real property in 1860, £2,607.  Population in 1861, 294.  Houses, 62.

The manor belongs to the Rev. J. Hilton.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £400.  Patron, the Bishop of Worcester.  The church is ancient.  Charities, £18.1

There are two villages, called East and West Stourmouth. In the latter, which is the principal one, is Dene farm, the property of Mr. W. Baldock, brewer, of Canterbury, and Husseys farm, called so no doubt from the antient possessors of it, belonging to Mr. Carr Culmer, gent. and further on, the parsonage and court-lodge, opposite the church. Of it self it is not unpleasant, and the houses are mostly of the better sort, and well conditioned; which probably induced Leland to call it a faire village.  At East Stourmouth is Stone Hall, which belongs to Lee Warley, gent. of Canterbury.2

Charities

STEPHEN JOADE, of this parish, by his will anno 29 Elizabeth, gave to the poor of it 40s. per annum, payable out of a house and land in it, now in the occupation of Mrs. Elizabeth Gillow, widow.2

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

2Edward Hasted, ed. and comp.  The town and parish of Stourmouth: Town and manors, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 260-307.


Bibliography

-- various. 'Archaeologia Cantiana'. Publisher: Kent, England: Kent Archaeological Society, various dates.

  • v10, 159;
  • v12, 206, 338;
  • v13, 324;
  • v18, 32;
  • v15, 282;
  • v20, 4, 36, 167;
  • v21, 131;
  • v26, 128;
  • v49, 254;
  • v53, 68 f.;
  • v54, 39;
  • v56, 26;
  • v61, 132;
  • Anglo-Saxon Church v81, 242;
  • Bronze Age bronze implements, v88, 217;
  • ch., v47, 41;
  • Church, by the Rev. A. H. Collins, v42, 141-146;
  • clergy C17, v99, 192n
  • excavations at v102, 233, 242, 243, 245
  • fines of lands in v11, 338, 348;
  • hearth, neolithic excavations v93, 96-101
  • hoard, bronze age, v97, 198
  • in early times, v44, 184 ;
  • Knight's fee, half a, given to Alan de Valeines by Hamo Fitz William v77, 138;
  • land held by Vitalis in 1086, v77, 135
  • land of Aelmar the Red given to All Saints Church by William FitzHamo v77, 137
  • manor v109, 34
  • Northwood manor land v107, 34, 44
  • Rochester priory v91, 50, 52
  • Roper's bequest to the church (1523) v2, 153;
  • salt pans, v107, 44
  • Stourmouth, Thomas de v12, 206;
  • survey v98, 228, f229, 229
  • Westmarsh and Grove Ferry, v61, 132;
  • William, chaplain of, v44, 32, 174;

Houses of Benedictine monks: The cathedral priory of St Andrew, Rochester, A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1926), pp. 121-126.

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1668-9 (1894) - December 1669

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: volume 14, October 1374 (1913)

Colleges: Wingham, A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1926), pp. 233-235.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: volume 13, August 1373 (1911)

Court of common pleas: The National Archives, CP40/800 - Hilary term 1461 (2010)

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, 1598-1601, Volume 277 - Undated 1600 (1869)

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the close rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Edward III, Vol. 4. 1337-1339'. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org/

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Edward IV, A.D. 1461-1467'. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org/

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the close rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Henry VI, Vol. 5. 1447-1454'. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org/

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Philip and Mary, Vol. 2. 1554-1555. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org/

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Philip and Mary', Vol. 3. 1555-1557. 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/

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.

Holt, Anne D.. 'History of Parliament ... 1439-1509 Wedgwood, Josiah Clement, Baron, 1872-1943. Publisher: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)

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).  British History Online.

Page, William, 1861-1934, ed.. 'The Victoria history of the county of Kent'. Publisher: London: Constable (1908).

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 39', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 2: Edward I. Published:(1906), pp. 315-323.  British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III, File 45', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 1: Henry III. Published:(1904), pp. 296-302.  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
LDS Family History Centre
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and indexed online at:
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6 June 1841 HO107/470 Film #0306865
30 Mar 1851 HO107/1631 Film #0193532
7 Apr 1861 RG9/541 Film #0542658
2 Apr 1871 RG10/1001 Film #0827256
3 Apr 1881 RG11/995 Film #1341237
5 Apr 1891 RG 12/736 (2 fiches) - Microfiche #6095846
31 Mar 1901 RG 13/833 - online only http://www.1901censusonline.com none
2 Apr 1911 RG 14/4559 (RD 64 RS 2 ED 5) - to be released 1 Jan 2012 none
2 Apr 1911 RG 78/189 1911 Census Enumerator's Summary Books online only http://www.1911census.co.uk none
 

Church Records, Church of England

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Monumental inscriptions, All Saints, Stourmouth, Kent, by Duncan Harrington and Alan Neame n/a Kent Family History Society, c1985. iv, 29 p., publication : no. 38. ISSN 0308 9037. Fiche #6341176 (1 fiche) onsite at FHL only
Archdeacon's transcripts 1563-1812 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-DCa-BT/183 Film #1752235, Item 5: missing: 1564/65-1566/67; 1594/95; 1604/5; 1606/7; 1629/30; 1632/33; 1639/40-1660/61; 1662/63; 1680/81; 1681/82; 1721/22; 1722/23; 1745/46; 1761/62-1763/64  Half year only: 1599/1600 (duplicate); 1630/31; 1682/83-1686/87; 1709/10-1712/13
Bishop's transcripts 1603-1812 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-DCb-B/T/1/229 Film #1737093, Item 2: missing 1604/5-1606/7; 1608/9-1610/11; 1613/14; 1621/22; 1627/28; 1640/41-1662/63; 1700/1; 1712/13.  Duplicate: 1615/16 (18 months from Mich 1614 to Lady 1615).  Half year only: 1683/84-1688/89; 1729/30-1735/36; 1737/38; 1745/46
Bishop's transcripts - Baptisms 1813-1838, 1840-1911 Marriages 1813-1836 Burials 1813-1838, 1840-1911 1813-1911 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-DCb-B/T/2/293 Film #1835742, Item 4
Parish registers 1538-1812 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/1 Film #1836140, Items 14 - 17: Baptism, 1538-1812; marriages, 1558-1761, 1787; burials, 1538-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1922. Marriages, 1754-1812; banns, 1754-1841. Marriages, 1813-1836
Parish registers, Register of Baptisms 1813-1922 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/2 Film #2354743, Items 7 - 10: Baptisms, 1922-1936. Marriages, 1839-1951. Burials, 1813-1986. Banns, 1844-1951
Parish register, Register of Marriages and Banns 1754-1841, Marriages to 1812, Banns to 1841 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/3 Film #2354743, Items 7 - 10
Parish register, Register of Marriages 1813-1836 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/4 Film #1836140, Items 14 - 17
Parish register, Register of Marriages 1839-1977 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/5 Film #2354743, Items 7 - 10: Marriages, 1839-1951 only
Parish register, Register of Burials 1813-1986, with plan of churchyard Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/6 Film #2354743, Items 7 - 10
Parish register, Register of Banns 1844-1973 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/1/7 Film #2354743, Items 7 - 10: Banns to 1951 only
Kent parish register extracts, by Frank Watt Tyler 1589-1892 Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent, No.s:  0064, 0081, 0092, 0152, 0160, 0168, 0197, 0227, 0249, 0250, 0254, 0271, 0292, 0301, 0302, 0303, 0320, 0335, 0354, 0355, 0358, 0370 (Tyler collection) Film #1544553, Item 28
Parish register extracts 1538-1812; baptisms and burials, 1538-1812; marriages, 1538-1781 Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent Film #1544554, Item 20
Kent parish register transcripts baptisms, 1794-1865; marriages, 1754-1836 Kent Family History Society, CD-ROM02/3. none, available onsite at FHL, Salt Lake City, only
Order, Quarter Sessions, Sessions papers Order amalgamating the parishes of Elmston, Preston, Stourmouth and Staple with Ash next Sandwich for the purposes of the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, 1653. Centre for Kentish Studies at Maidstone: CKS-Q/SB 6 none
Order in Council for closure of Stourmouth church, dated 1981 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-97/3/B1 none
Order in Council for union of parishes of Elmstone, Preston and Stourmouth, dated 1978 Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: CCA-U3-269/9/A1 none
 

Parish chest records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Churchwardens' accounts 1803-1854, with list of people who received Charity money in 1817 Canterbury Cathedral Archives: CCA-U3-97/5/1 Film #1866619, Items 1-2
Churchwardens' accounts 1854-1948, with a church inventory of 1891 Canterbury Cathedral Archives: CCA-U3-97/5/3 none
Churchwardens' accounts 1949-1971 Canterbury Cathedral Archives: CCA-U3-97/5/2 none
Overseers' accounts 1724-1756, 1783-1813 Canterbury Cathedral Archives: U3/97/12/1-3, U3/97/5/1 Film #1866618, Items 5-6
Overseers' accounts 1814-1850 Canterbury Cathedral Archives: U3/97/12/1-3, U3/97/5/1 Film #1866619, Items 1-2
Vestry and parish council minutes 1937-1963 Canterbury Cathedral Archives: CCA-U3-97/8/A2 none
 

Land Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Land tax assessments 1723-1779, specifically 1723-1727, 1729-1732, 1735-1741, 1743 1744, 1747-1752, 1754-1767, 1769-1779 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent: CKS-Q/CTl 179 none
Land tax assessments 1780-1832 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent: CKS-Q/RPL/365 Film #1519511, Item 4
Manor of Dawnbarton, Court papers 1637-1643, Court roll, Miscellaneous deeds and estate papers Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent: U1153; U1157/M1 Film #1850769, Item 10
Manor of Dawnbarton, Court papers 1714, Court roll Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent: U86/M3-M21 Film #1836442, Item 3
Manor of Dawnbarton, Court papers, Finding Aid 1637-1926, Deeds and estate papers Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent: U1153 Fiche #6089493 (1 fiche)
Title deeds of Reculver and Stourmouth 1534-1538 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent: U1288 Fiche #6089577 (1 fiche)
 

School Records

Stourmouth National School 1845-1875 East Kent Archives Centre: DE/S354/1 none

Chronology

Soon to be Added




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   -   202
1811   -   230
1821   -   257
1831   -   257
1841   -   253
1851   -   274
1861   -   294
1871   -   301
1881   -   321
1891   -   330
1901   -   288
1911   -   289
1921   -   264


Stourmouth Distance to

London 66 mi.
Canterbury 13 mi.
Ashford 24.8 mi.
Bromley 58.5 mi.
Chatham 36 mi.
Cranbrook 39.2 mi.
Dartford 51.3 mi.
Deptford 61.5 mi.
Dover 13.8 mi.
Faversham 20.5 mi.
Folkestone 18.6 mi.
Gravesend 43.4 mi.
Greenwich 59.6 mi.
Hythe 21.2 mi.
Maidstone 36.4 mi.
Margate 4.4 mi.
Milton Regis 27.3 mi.
Queenborough 27.3 mi.
Rochester 38.6 mi.
Sandwich 3.2 mi.
Sheerness 27.7 mi.
Tenterden 34.1 mi.
Tunbridge 49.5 mi.
Woolwich 57.4 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

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

Other Records



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