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Statistical SummaryAcres: 2,346 (as of 1921 the civil parish contained 2,370 acres)
OS co-ordinates: TR279652
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdelene
Registers commence: 1700 original parish registers
Monday - St. Nicholas at Wade
Wednesday - Ramsgate
Thursday - Sarre
Friday - Minster
Saturday - Monkton, Margate &
Palm Monday - Minster
30 May - Acol
13 July - Minster
22 July - Monkton
10 Aug - St. Lawrence
8 Sep - St. Nicholas at Wade
14 Oct - Sarre
Newspapers: weekly at Ramsgate
Electoral Place: Ramsgate
Petty Sessions and County Courts -
Margate and Ramsgate
Jails: at St. Clement's, Sandwich
Royal National at Westgate
Registration District: Thanet
Poor Law Union: Thanet 1835-1930
Workhouse: Minster, Thanet Diocese: Canterbury
pre-1859 - Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury
post-1858 - Principal Probate Registry
Lathe: St. Augustine
Parishes within 6 mile radius:
Acol, Ash (Sandwich), Birchington Chislet, Elmstone, Margate, Minster in Thanet, Preston (Ash and Wingham), Monkton, Reculver, Sandwich (Sts Clement, Mary and Peter), Sarre, St Nicholas at Wade, Stonar, Stourmouth, Thanet St Lawrence, Thanet St. Peter>
Monocstune: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. 2 churches, fishery, salt-house.
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thanet, St. Peter
Monkton is a village and a parish in Thanet District, Kent. The village stands near the Canterbury and Monkton railway, 1-1/4 miles north of the river Stour, 2 miles west-north-west of Minster rail station, and 6-1/2 miles west of Monkton; was once a market town; is a scattered place; and has a post office under Monkton, and fairs on 22 July and 11 October. The parish comprises 2,346 acres. Real property in 1860, £5,556. Population in 1861, 374. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few.
The manor was given in 916, by Queen Ediva, to Christ Church, Canterbury, "to feed the monks". A fishery and a saltern were here at Domesday.
The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacies of Birchington and Acol, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £670 with a habitable glebe house. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is ancient but good, with a tower; includes fragments of all architectural periods; appears, from exterior arches in the north wall, to have once been larger than now; and contains a very fine brass of a priest of 1450.
The ecclesiastical parish of the same name as at the 1921 census was coextensive with the civil parish.3
There is a national school here.1
There are charities of £20.1
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 Monkton: Town and manors, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 260-307.
3William Page, 1861-1934, ed. The Victoria County History of Kent, vol. 3, p. 359.(London, England: The St. Catherine Press, Stamford Street, Waterloo, S.E., 1932).
Thanet, St. Peter's 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.]
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, File 39', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 2: Edward I. Published:(1906), pp. 315-323. URL: 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. 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.
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1801 - 300
1811 - 332
1821 - 348
1831 - 376
1841 - 402
1851 - 388
1861 - 374
1871 - 397
1881 - 372
1891 - 413
1901 - 409
1911 - 385
1921 - 420
London 60.5 mi.
Canterbury 10.0 mi.
Ashford 22.5 mi.
Bromley 54.7 mi.
Chatham 32.3 mi.
Cranbrook 36.4 mi.
Dartford 47.5 mi.
Deptford 57.6 mi.
Dover 15.0 mi.
Faversham 17.0 mi.
Folkestone 18.5 mi.
Gravesend 39.5 mi.
Greenwich 55.8 mi.
Hythe 20.6 mi.
Maidstone 32.9 mi.
Margate 5.3 mi.
Milton Regis 23.6 mi.
Queenborough 23.4 mi.
Rochester 34.8 mi.
Sandwich 5.3 mi.
Sheerness 23.8 mi.
Tenterden 31.8 mi.
Tunbridge Wells 46.4 mi.
Woolwich 53.5 mi.