East Wickham Genealogical Records

East Wickham Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St Michael, East Wickham Baptism Records (1813-1846)

Baptism registers document the baptism and sometimes birth of people in and around St Michael, East Wickham. They list parent's names - their occupations, residence and sometimes other details.

Kent Bishop's Transcripts (1560-1911)

Browsable images of summaries of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials.

Kent Parish Registers (1538-1911)

Browsable images of registers the recorded baptisms, marriages and burials in Kent. Names are not indexed.

Kent PR Index (1538-1870)

An index to around 40,000 various parish register extracts for Kent.

East Wickham Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St Michael, East Wickham Marriage Records (1813-1837)

Brief notes on marriages occurring in St Michael, East Wickham from 1813 to 1837.

Bishop of London’s Office Marriage Licences (1521-1828)

Abstracts of marriage licences from the Bishop of London. These records may contain more details than marriage registers, including occupations, ages and parents' names.

Diocese of London Marriage Licences (1597-1921)

Images of original marriage licences from the Diocese of London, searchable by a name index. These records can provide details not listed in marriage registers, such as age, parents and occupations. They can also act as a substitute in the case of missing marriage registers.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

East Wickham Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

St Michael, East Wickham Burial Records (1813-1846)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

Kent Bishop's Transcripts (1560-1911)

Browsable images of summaries of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials.

Kent Parish Registers (1538-1911)

Browsable images of registers the recorded baptisms, marriages and burials in Kent. Names are not indexed.

Kent PR Index (1538-1870)

An index to around 40,000 various parish register extracts for Kent.

East Wickham Church Records

East Wickham Parish Registers (1813-1846)

The parish registers of East Wickham are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1813.

London Consistory Court Depositions (1586-1611)

An index to over 1,800 cases brought before the court. For witnesses, age and residence is usually given. The cases cover such matters as defamation, marriage and tithes.

The London Diocese Book (1890)

A calendar for the Diocese and a list of over 6,000 of its clergy.

Kent Church Photographs (1851-Present)

Photographs of parish churches in Hampshire, with architectural details and extracts from the 1851 ecclesiastical census.

Kent Bishop's Transcripts (1560-1911)

Browsable images of summaries of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials.

East Wickham Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Kent Hearth Tax (1664)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Kent Register of Electors (1570-1907)

Browsable images of Kent electoral rolls poll books, which list those eligible to vote as well as lists of freemen, apprentices, burgess records and militia musters.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

East Wickham Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex Wills & Probate (1608-1810)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex. These records can help trace families back to the late 16th century.

Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex Probate Index (1750-1858)

An index to probates granted by the Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex. The index contains name of the deceased, type and date of grant and residence.

Archdeaconry of Middlesex Probate Index (1554-1720)

An index to wills proved by the Archdeaconry of Middlesex. The index includes the testator's name, residence, occupation and a reference to order a copy of the will.

Commissary Court of London Wills & Probate (1523-1857)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Commissary Court of London. These records can help trace families back to the late 15th century.

Newspapers Covering East Wickham

South London Press (1867)

A local paper including news from the London area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Shoreditch Observer (1857-1867)

A local paper including news from the Shoreditch area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

London Standard (1827-1900)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the London area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Kent & Sussex Courier (1873-1939)

A conservative-oriented newspaper reporting on local news, births, marriages and deaths in the two counties.

Kentish Chronicle (1859-1867)

A regional paper including news from the Kent area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

East Wickham Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

East Wickham Cemeteries

Kent Monumental Inscriptions (1500-1920)

Transcriptions of thousands of memorials and headstones found in Kent.

Kent Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Kent's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

East Wickham Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1938)

A directory of settlements in Kent detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1938)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1934)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1930)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1922)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

London Consistory Court Depositions (1586-1611)

An index to over 1,800 cases brought before the court. For witnesses, age and residence is usually given. The cases cover such matters as defamation, marriage and tithes.

Kentish Prison Hulk Registers (1811-1843)

Registers recording details of around 9,000 prisoners held in ships stationed in Kent. Records describe a convict's name, age, place of birth, physical description, offence, conviction, sentence, discharge and conduct report.

Kent Workhouse Records (1777-1911)

Over 70,000 browsable pages detailing the administration of poor law unions in Kent. Records contain details on births, marriages & deaths; punishments; admissions and discharges and more.

Kent Quarter Sessions Index (1657-1804)

A name index to 1,000s of people mentioned in legal records relating to crime and administration. The records include settlements, removals and bastardy orders.

Kent Quarter Sessions & Court Files (1558-1899)

Legal records covering a variety of issues from land to bastardy.

East Wickham Taxation Records

Kent Hearth Tax (1664)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Kent Land Tax Assessments (1689-1832)

Browsable images of registers that record owners and occupiers of land. Useful for tracing succession of freehold and tenancies.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

East Wickham Land & Property Records

Kent Land Tax Assessments (1689-1832)

Browsable images of registers that record owners and occupiers of land. Useful for tracing succession of freehold and tenancies.

Kent Register of Electors (1570-1907)

Browsable images of Kent electoral rolls poll books, which list those eligible to vote as well as lists of freemen, apprentices, burgess records and militia musters.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

East Wickham Occupation & Business Records

Smuggling in Kent (1697-1830)

Articles detailing several smuggling gangs that operated in the county.

Smuggling on the South East Coast (1675-1871)

An introduction to smuggling in on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Smuggling on the East Coast (1600-1892)

An introduction to smuggling on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Kent Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Kent pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

East Wickham School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering East Wickham

Victoria County History: Kent (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Kent Families (1066-1840)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Kent's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

Tyler's Kent Families (1500-1900)

A collection of pedigrees, family notes and historical extracts relating to Kent and its families.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

East Wickham Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Kent (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Kent Families (1066-1840)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Kent's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

Kent Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Kent's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

East Wickham Military Records

The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment (1914-1920)

A great deal of information relating to the regiment, including a thorough history, biographical details, photographs, information on honours etc.

West Kent Queen's Own Yeomanry (1794-1909)

A general history of the yeomanry, including extracts from original records

Victoria County History of Kent, Vol. 3 (43-1900)

A volume from the most respected work concerning English history. It covers military history, country houses, industry, roads and a transcription of Domesday entries relating to Kent.

QORWKR Battalion Orders (1914-1916)

A finding aid for records detailing orders relating to ordinary rank men in the Royal West Kent Regiment.

Kent Voluntary Aid Detachments (1914-1918)

Details of voluntary aid workers in Kent during WWI.

East Wickham Immigration & Travel Records

Prisoners Transported from Kent (1851-1852)

A small list of convicts transported to the colonies.

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

East Wickham Histories & Books

History & Topographical Survey of Kent (1189-1801)

A sprawling work containing a detailed history of the county and each parish.

Victoria County History: Kent (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Victoria County History of Kent, Vol. 3 (43-1900)

A volume from the most respected work concerning English history. It covers military history, country houses, industry, roads and a transcription of Domesday entries relating to Kent.

Kent Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Kent.

Kent Church Photographs (1851-Present)

Photographs of parish churches in Hampshire, with architectural details and extracts from the 1851 ecclesiastical census.

Biographical Directories Covering East Wickham

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

East Wickham Maps

Maps of London & The Vicinity (1940)

Detailed maps of London and 125 other places in the vicinity.

James Wyld's Map of London and Environs (1872)

A map charting London and 25 miles round.

Maps of Kent (1522-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

East Wickham Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

East Wickham Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

East Wickham Church, about six miles from Dartford, on the right of our road, is a small and ancient building of flint and stone, consisting of a pave and chancel, with a shingled turret rising from the west end of the roof. It contains several ancient memorials. On a slab in the pavement of the chancel is inlaid in brass a cross fleury, containing small busts of a male and female, in very ancient French dresses. On another slab, now covered by a pew, are brasses of a man and his three wives. The former was a "youraan of the garde," and died in 1568; he is represented in his uniform, a small ruff, short jacket, and trunk hose; at his left side a sword, and on his breast a rose, surmounted by a crown.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

EAST WICKHAM is a village and parish, on the road from London to Dartford, 10 miles from the former and 5 north-west from the latter place, and about 2 miles from Plumstead and Abbey Wood stations on the North Kent section of the South Eastern and Chatham railway, in the North Western division of the county, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, Little and Lessness hundreds, Dartford union, petty sessional division and county court district, and in the rural deanery of Woolwich and archdeaconry and diocese of Rochester. The Bexley Heath railway, constructed during 1894—7, and connecting this place with Dartford, Erith and Blackheath has a station in the parish called “Welling.” East Wickham has, since 1902, been controlled by the Bexley Urban Council. The church of St. Michael is a small and plain building of flint and brick, with some Early English work, and consists of chancel and nave, south porch and a wooden belfry at the west end containing 3 bells: the east window is a memorial to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Belgrova Park, and was erected by their children in 1889: there are 110 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1730; marriages, 1754; burials, 1715. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £125, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of St. Saviour’s, Southwark, and held since 1886 by the Rev. John Middleton Beynon M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford, who resides at Bexley Heath The Provost and Fellows of Queen’s College, Oxford, are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are O. E. D’Avigdor-Goldsmid esq. of Somerhill, Tonbridge, Mrs. Morgan Yeatman and Richard Jones esq. The soil is various, but is chiefly gravel, subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are cereals of all kinds and much fruit. The area is 892 acres of land and 3 of water; rateable value, £6,948; the population in 1901 was 1,661.

Belgrove (part of) and Shoulder of Mutton Green are in this parish.

Endowed School, founded & endowed by William Foster in 1727, the annual income now amounting to £247; the present schools, with residence for matter, were erected in 1879 for 421 children; average attendance, full; it is governed by a committee of 9 members, of which the vicar is chairman, & Richard Jones esq. vice-chairman & correspondent.

Buses run through, hourly in morning & half-hourly afternoon, between Woolwich & Bexley Heath.

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1903)

Surnames Found in East Wickham

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Smith655.50
2Weekes413.47
3Finch231.95
4French201.69
5Howard191.61
6Cooper151.27
7Mills141.18
8Wood141.18
9Wheatley131.10
10Bell121.02
11Reeves121.02
12Parsfield110.93
13Bunyan110.93
14Judd100.85
15Carter100.85
16Mitchell100.85
17Moreton100.85
18Dessen100.85
19Lewis100.85
20Hook100.85
21Exall90.76
22Bond90.76
23Maisy90.76
24Storer90.76
25Lupson90.76
26Charman90.76
27Chamberlain80.68
28Gale80.68
29Weeden80.68
30Horobin80.68
31Cousins80.68
32Russell80.68
33Cripps80.68
34Ellis80.68
35Welsh70.59
36Clayton70.59
37Brownlow70.59
38Ockwell70.59
39Goodwright70.59
40Greening70.59
41Perfitt70.59
42Wiseman70.59
43Forster70.59
44Huggens60.51
45Miller60.51
46Moore60.51
47Bignell60.51
48Herbert60.51
49Cotter60.51
50Dyball60.51
51Balding60.51
52Mott60.51
53Levitt60.51
54Williamson60.51
55Jenner60.51
56Parsfild60.51
57Werner60.51
58Jones60.51
59Aldridge60.51
60Brett50.42
61Habitch50.42
62Hollands50.42
63Rivett50.42
64Funnell50.42
65Turtle50.42
66Hawes50.42
67Bunce50.42
68Clark50.42
69Lawson50.42
70Passley50.42
71Lear50.42
72Burke50.42
73Best50.42
74Hampton50.42
75Ginn50.42
76Warner50.42
77Cast50.42
78Burston50.42
79Freeman50.42
80Read50.42
81Venner50.42
82Elsdon50.42
83Yeatman50.42
84Jenkins50.42
85Grant50.42
86Buckeridge50.42
87Mewis50.42
88Lee50.42
89Bentley50.42
90Baldwin50.42
91King50.42
92Hardstone50.42
93Matthews50.42
94Jennings50.42
95Bashford50.42
96Constable40.34
97Hallet40.34
98Wren40.34
99Sprigg40.34
100Beckham40.34