Discover your ancestors in burial records dating from 1538 to 2006 from 116 parishes in Kent. You may uncover their age and date and place of burial, as well as additional interesting details such as whether they were foundlings, like one-year-old Charles Young who was buried in 1867 in East Peckham St Michael.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original parish register of the burial. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Some records provide further details about your ancestor. These additional details may include
Notes (on marital status, parents’ names, if foundling)
The birth year is created from the age given at the time of death. In some cases, the individual’s age may have been an estimation.
The record set comprises over 412,000 burial records from 116 parishes in Kent from 1538 to 2006. The transcripts were created by the Kent Family History Society and Val Brown. A burial record records the date and place an individual was buried. It is not the same as a death record, which is a civil record. Deaths were not recorded by the state until 1837. If you find you ancestor’s burial record, it would be useful to search for your family name in that same parish. People were often buried together or in the same parish as their relatives. This could lead you to discover more ancestors.