Whitstable Genealogical Records

Whitstable 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.

All Saints, Whitstable Baptism Records (1556-1912)

Records of baptism for people born in and around Whitstable between 1556 and 1912. Details include child's name, parent's names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

Kent Baptism Transcripts (1538-1874)

Over 130,000 extracted baptism from 207 parishes in Kent. The names of those involved can be searched via an index and are connected to images of the transcription notebooks.

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.

Whitstable 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.

All Saints, Whitstable Banns Records (1840-1893)

Registers of those who intended to marry. An intended marriage was called for three weeks at church, so parishioners could voice objection to the marriage. Contains details on an individual's parish of residence.

All Saints, Whitstable Banns Records (1840-1893)

Banns registers list the names of people who intended to marry by the system of calling banns, in which the bride and groom's name were called for three weeks at church. At these callings objections could be made to a marriage. They record the bride and groom's parish of residence.

All Saints, Whitstable Marriage Records (1750-1928)

An index to marriages in All Saints, Whitstable listing the date of marriage and the names of the bride and groom.

Kent Marriage Transcripts (1538-1874)

Over 55,000 extracted marriages from 207 parishes in Kent. The names of those involved can be searched via an index and are connected to images of the transcription notebooks.

Whitstable 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.

All Saints, Whitstable Burial Records (1750-1967)

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.

All Saints, Whitstable Burial Records (1813-1846)

An index of burials recorded at All Saints, Whitstable_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

Kent Burial Transcripts (1538-1874)

Over 100,000 extracted burials from the registers of 207 parishes in Kent. The names of those involved can be searched via an index and are connected to images of the transcription notebooks.

Kent Bishop's Transcripts (1560-1911)

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

Whitstable Church Records

Whitstable Parish Registers (1556-1967)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Kent Parish Register Transcripts (1538-1874)

Over 180,000 extracted entries from the registers of 207 parishes in Kent. The names of those involved can be searched via an index and are connected to images of the transcription notebooks.

Visitations of the Archdeacon of Canterbury (1557-1679)

Extracts relating to the ecclesiastical history of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury.

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.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable 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 of Canterbury Wills and Probate (1450-1857)

Browsable images of account papers, administration bonds, caveats, guardian registers, inventories, court papers, renunciation papers and wills.

Consistory Court of Canterbury Inventories (1642-1699)

A name index of inventories of property of deceased persons in the Archdeaconry of Canterbury.

East Kent Wills and Probate (1396-1858)

An index of wills and other probate documents held by the Consistory and Archdeaconry Courts of Canterbury.

Diocese of Canterbury Wills and Probate (1559-1858)

Browsable images of account papers, administration bonds, affidavits, depositions, interrogations, visitations, caveats, guardian registers, inventories, renunciation papers, testamentary bonds and wills.

Newspapers Covering Whitstable

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (1867-1904)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the Whitstable district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Dover Express (1858-1949)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Dover area.

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.

Maidstone Telegraph (1859-1871)

The county paper of Kent, containing news by locale, adverts and family announcements.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable Directories & Gazetteers

Canterbury & District Directory (1917-1918)

A court, street, resident, trade and professional directory of Canterbury and its district.

Pike's Weald of Kent & Romney Marsh Directory (1884-1885)

A gazetteer and directory of part of Kent.

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.

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.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable Occupation & Business Records

Canterbury Teaching and Medical Licences (1568-1646)

A calendar to licences granted by Diocese of Canterbury to teachers, physicians and apothecaries.

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.

Whitstable 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 Whitstable

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.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable 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 Whitstable

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.

Whitstable Maps

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.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Whitstable 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.

Whitstable Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

Whitstable is a populous and thriving village. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the extensive oysler-fishery carried on at this place, and in other maritime avocations. Near the seashore are some large copperas works, which add in an important degree to the commerce of the neighbourhood, but are somewhat injurious to its beauty.

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

WHITSTABLE is a seaport and watering place on the bay of that name, 6 miles north from Canterbury, 6 ½ north-east from Faversham and 59 from London by the South Eastern and Chatham railway, which has a station here; the same Company has a branch to the town from their main line at Canterbury; it is in the Eastern division of the county, lathe of St. Augustine, Bleangate, Westgate and Whitstable hundreds, Horne petty sessional division, Blean union, Canterbury county court district and in the rural deanery of Westbere and archdeaconry of Canterbury. Whitstable and Seasalter include what was formerly known as the “Borough of Harwich,” but its boundary is said to be now unrecognizable. Whitstable is remarkable for its oyster fishery, the produce of which is highly esteemed; besides the natives grown here, spat from other districts is laid in these beds to mature; the fishery was formerly under the control and management of the incorporated Company of Dredgers, but under the provisions of a special Act of Parliament, obtained in July, 1896, it is now managed by the Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company; a fleet of smacks is employed in carrying oysters and in dredging. The trade of the town, arising both from its fishery and cool trade, is considerable, and it has a good harbour, the property of the South Eastern and Chatham railway company; the town is lighted with gas by a company formed in 1850, and supplied with water from works at Borstal hill, the property of a company formed in 1877; the reservoir has a capacity of 180,000 gallons; the water is obtained from artesian wells of 370 feet boring. Under the provisions of the “Local Government Act, 1894” (56 & 57 Vict. c. 73), an Urban District Council of 12 members was formed on 29 December in that year.

Under the provisions of the same Local Government Board Order, No. 31,823, Whitstable Urban civil parish was formed from parts of Seasalter and Whitstable and the remaining parts formed into the civil parish of Whitstable-cum-Seasaltar.

The church of All Saints, in the hamlet of Church Street, is a building in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and has a tower containing 6 bells; there are two brasses; the stained east window is a memorial to the late Wynn Ellis esq. who gave a piece of land as an addition to the churchyard in the year 1875: the church has been restored at a cost of £4,000, and now affords 450 sittings. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £290, including 20 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held since 1898 by the Rev. Arthur Thompson Theodosius L.Th of Hatfield Hall, Durham. The district church of St. Peter, Sydenham street, consists at present only of a temporary iron hall and a permanent chancel, designed by Mr. George Fellowes Prynne F.R.I.B.A, and consecrated 14 July, 1902, by Bishop Montgomery, acting for the Bishop of Dover. The church seats between 300 and 400 persons, and is in the charge of the vicar of Whitstable. The Wesleyan chapel here has sittings for 550 persons; and there is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1808, seating 500; Baptist, built in 1869, with 350 sittings, and a Primitive Methodist chapel seating 320. The cemetery, about half a mile south of the town, consists of 7 acres, with two mortuary chapels, and is under the control of a joint burial committee. The Whitstable institute, for the promotion of literature, science and art, was established in 1864; in 1885 a museum containing a small but carefully arranged collection of specimens, illustrative of zoology, botany, geology and archaeology, was added, and a marine aquarium formed; the circulating library in connection with the institute consists of about 2,000 volumes; the reading room is supplied with daily and weekly papers &c. Visitors to the town are admitted on payment of one penny. Certain parochial charities of ancient foundation are administered by a body of trustees under a scheme in Chancery, and are principally devoted to the maintenance of the parish church and elementary schools. Before the depreciation in the value of land the charities of the parish amounted to over £400 yearly. In 1840 Thomas Foord esq. of Canterbury, left £300 in Consols for the education of poor children. The almshouses, erected in 1873 and endowed by the late Wynn Ellis esq. in memory of his wife, consist of six dwellings, occupied by eight single women and four married couples, each single inmate receiving four shillings weekly, and each married couple five shillings weekly and £2 in coals yearly; each occupant or pair of occupants of a house pays one penny weekly to the owner of Tankerton as rent, and undertakes to give up possession on receiving one weeks notice. In dredging for oysters round the Pudding Pan sand much Roman pottery of the so-called Samian ware, has been from time to time brought up; this ware probably formed the cargo of vessels from Italy bringing merchandise for the use of the Roman colony in Britain, but which were wrecked near the coast, as no traces of Roman occupation have been met with on this spot. Charles E. Newton-Robinson esq. is lord of the manor of Whitstable. Thomas Henry Pearce esq. of Tamworth Messrs. Payn, Trapps & Co. and Alderman Martin, of London, and the Tankerton Estate Limited are the chief landowners. The area of Whitstable Urban parish is 789 acres of land, 1 of water and 513 of foreshore; rateable value, £28,505; the population in 1901 was 7,086.

TANKERTON, on a bay of that name, is a modern watering place adjoining Whitstable on the east, with a sea frontage nearly a mile in length and is being developed by a company incorporated as “The Tankerton Estate Limited,” with a capital of £25,000: this formed part of the estate of Tankerton Castle, a structure of Kentish ragstone, standing in beautifully wooded grounds. In the bay, a bank called “The Street” extends from the shore seaward for about a mile. A Pier, about 150 feet long by 14 wide, with a good pier head, was constructed in 1894 from designs by Mr. Basil Champneys, architect, of London, at an estimated cost of £1,700. The Pavilion, on the Marine parade, was opened 16 May, 1894.

Under the provisions of the “Divided Parishes Act,” a detached part of Whitstable has been transferred to Swalecliffe.

In the neighbourhood are South Street, three-quarters of a mile south; Rayham, 1 mile south-east; Church Street, half a mile south-east; Frog Hall, 1 ½ miles south; Mill Strood, a quarter of a mile south; Clapham Hill, 1 ¼ miles south on the road from Whitstable to Canterbury; and Pean Hill, 2 miles south.

Borstal Hill, half a mile south is in Whitstable parish.

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services

All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Rev. Arthur Thompson Theodosius L.Th vicar; Sunday at 10.30 & 11.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; holy communion, mondays & saints’ days, 7.45 a.m.; matins, 8.30 am.

St. Alphege Church, Seasalter, Rev. Thomas Pitman M.A. vicar; 8.30 & 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; daily, 6 p.m.; holy communion every sunday & saints’ days at 8 a.m.

St. Peter’s Mission Church, in connection with All Saints’ Parish Church, Harbour place, Rev. Arthur Thompson Theodosius L.Th.; sundays, 7.45 a.m. & 2.30 p.m.; daily services at 7.45 a.m. except mon. & wed. 7 p.m.; holy communion every sunday & holy day at 7.45 am.

Catholic (iron), Church Street road, Tankerton, served from Heme Bay; 9 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; confessions, sat. 4 p.m.; sun. 8.30 a.m.

Baptist, Middle wall; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; mon. & wed. 7 p.m.

Congregational, High street (now 1902 vacant); 10.30 а.m. & 6.30 p.m.; mon. 7 p.m. & wed. 7 p.m.

Primitive Methodist, Albert street, Rev. Edwin Newsome; Rev. Daniel Moore, supernumerary; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; mon. & thur. 7 p.m.

Wesleyan, Argyle road, Rev. William J. Heaton, supt. & Rev. T. Charles Legg; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.

Mission Hall, island wall; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; tues. 6.30 p.m. (winter months only).

Plymouth Brethren, Harbour street; 6.30 p.m.; mon. & wed. 7 p.m.

Salvation Army, High street, various.

SCHOOLS

A School Board of 7 members for the united district of Whitstable Urban & Whitstable-cum-Seasalter was formed 11 Jan. 1875; James William Pepper, 15 West cliff, clerk to the board & attendance officer.

Board Schools, Oxford street, built in 1876, enlarged in 1893 & 1896, for 350 boys, 190 girls & 195 infants; average attendance, 230 boys, 95 girls & 75 infants.

Board School (infants), Albert street, built in 1879, for 150 children; average attendance, 150.

Whitstable & Seasalter Trust, High street (boys & girls), built, with residence for master & mistress, in 1845, & since enlarged for 220 boys & 208 girls; average attendance, 220 boys & 190 girls.

St. Peter’s Mission (infants), Harbour place, erected in 1870, for 90 children; average attendance, 82.

St. Alphege (girls & infants), erected in 1875, enlarged in 1885 & again in 1891 for 250 children; average attendance, 126 girls & 76 infants.

Kelly's Directory of Kent (1903)

Surnames Found in Whitstable

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Kemp1062.17
2Rigden1042.13
3Browning901.84
4Rowden901.84
5Foreman721.47
6Nicholls711.45
7Gann571.17
8Goldfinch551.12
9Waters511.04
10Camburn460.94
11Baker450.92
12Smith440.90
13Marsh430.88
14Foad420.86
15Allen400.82
16Pout400.82
17Appleton390.80
18Humphrey380.78
19Jutson370.76
20Stroud360.74
21Sandy360.74
22Wood360.74
23Ashby340.70
24Barton340.70
25Dale330.67
26Edenden330.67
27Collar330.67
28Shilling330.67
29Coleman310.63
30Reeves280.57
31Hodges280.57
32Keem260.53
33Joiner250.51
34Butcher250.51
35Saffrey250.51
36Page250.51
37Lawson240.49
38Parker240.49
39Taylor240.49
40Court240.49
41Whorlow240.49
42Uden240.49
43Andrews240.49
44Putwain230.47
45Warner230.47
46Richards220.45
47Goodwin220.45
48Ruck220.45
49Hadlow210.43
50Friend210.43
51Clothier210.43
52Harris210.43
53Olive210.43
54Hopkins200.41
55Edwards200.41
56Ward190.39
57Humphry190.39
58Johnson190.39
59Carlton190.39
60Tilley190.39
61Wetherley180.37
62Nutton180.37
63Lissenden180.37
64Brown180.37
65Jordan170.35
66Bright170.35
67Adams170.35
68Knight170.35
69Hudson170.35
70Laraman160.33
71Silk160.33
72Holness160.33
73Philpott160.33
74Dyason160.33
75Carden160.33
76Walker160.33
77Frend160.33
78Maxted160.33
79Stupple160.33
80Pettman160.33
81Coppins160.33
82Luckhurst150.31
83Harman150.31
84Pearce140.29
85Butler140.29
86Wheeler140.29
87Barden140.29
88Mount140.29
89Curling140.29
90Coller140.29
91Amos140.29
92Porter140.29
93Sharp140.29
94Newing140.29
95Stroode130.27
96Williams130.27
97Earle130.27
98Cox130.27
99Terry130.27
100Bartlett130.27