Discover your ancestors in baptismal records dating from between 1538 and 1988 and covering 146 parishes in Kent, England, particularly for West and Mid-Kent. View the parish list for details on the full scope of this collection. For East Kent baptisms, click on Canterbury Archdeaconry baptisms in Useful links and resources.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original baptism register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Father’s first name
Mother’s first name
Some records may have further details that may reveal more about your family history. These additional details may include
Mother’s maiden name
Relationship (i.e. son of or daughter of)
Notes (e.g. death of child)
The record set comprises over half a million baptism records from 146 parishes. These records date from 1538 to 1988. View the Kent parish lists for a full list of all the parishes included in these records. The link is provided in the Useful links and resources section. Kent is a county in the southeast of England. It borders London, Essex, Surrey, and Sussex, and nominally France, midway through the Channel Tunnel. Maidstone is the county town of Kent.
Baptism records state the date and place an individual was baptised into a church, and are an essential part of researching your family history. In most records, the parents of the individual being baptised are included, which is often the key to finding out the names of the previous generation.