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Thanet, St. Nicholas at Wade
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Statistical SummaryAcres: 3,440 of land plus 220 of water
OS co-ordinates: TR264666
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
1653 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
Post office under Margate
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, Monkton, Preston (Ash and Wingham), St. Nicholas at Wade, Reculver, Sandwich (Sts Clement, Mary and Peter), Sarre, Stonar, Stourmouth, Thanet St Lawrence, Thanet St. Peter
Thanet, St. Peter
St. Nicholas at Wade, a village and a parish in Thanet district, Kent. The village stands on comparatively high ground, overlooking the marshes of the Stour, 3 miles northeast of Grove Ferry rail station, and 6-1/2 miles west-south-west of Margate; and has a post office under Margate. The parish extends to the coast; measures about 4 miles from east to west, and 2-1/2 miles from north to south; and comprises 3,440 acres of land, and 220 of water. Real property in 1860, £8,222. Population in 1861, 590. Houses, 129. The property is divided among a few.
The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value £176 with a habitable glebe house. Patron, Archbishop of Canterbury. The church was originally a chapel of ease to Reculver; was transferred to the monks of Christchurch, Canterbury, and was rebuilt by them; is partly Norman, partly early English, partly decorated English, with interesting features; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a porch and a lofty tower; and was restored in 1863.
The civil parish of the same name at the 1921 census was coextensive with the ecclesiastical parish.3
There is also a Wesleyan chapel.1
There is a national school.1
Charities to the value of £94.1
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 St. Nicholas at Wade: 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. 360.(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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1811 - 480
1821 - 590
1831 - 726
1841 - 679
1851 - 604
1861 - 590
1871 - 546
1881 - 582
1891 - 548
1901 - 510
1911 - 495
1921 - 538
London 59.2 mi.
Canterbury 9.3 mi.
Ashford 22.0 mi.
Bromley 53.4 mi.
Chatham 31.1 mi.
Cranbrook 35.7 mi.
Dartford 46.2 mi.
Deptford 56.3 mi.
Dover 15.8 mi.
Faversham 15.8 mi.
Folkestone 18.9 mi.
Gravesend 38.2 mi.
Greenwich 54.5 mi.
Hythe 20.8 mi.
Maidstone 31.8 mi.
Margate 6.1 mi.
Milton Regis 22.4 mi.
Queenborough 22.1 mi.
St. Nicholas at Wade 7.6 mi.
Rochester 33.6 mi.
Sandwich 6.6 mi.
Sheerness 22.4 mi.
Tenterden 31.3 mi.
Tunbridge Wells 45.4 mi.
Woolwich 52.2 mi.