News / Over 100,000 North West Kent burial records dating back to 1686 released today

Over 100,000 North West Kent burial records dating back to 1686 released today

1 August, 2014

We’ve good news for anyone with Kent ancestors today, with 30,000 more North West Kent parish burial records for Gravesend released today on Findmypast.

Spanning the years 1686 to 1983, the new records comprise transcripts of burial registers compiled by the North West Kent Family History Society.

The new Gravesend records join details of burials that took place around Charlton, Darenth, Dartford, Northfleet and Greenwich, which until 1899 was part of Kent. Together they include the inmates of several asylums, both those which were dedicated to the care of the mentally ill and those that cared for the sick and infirm.

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The Gravesend parish burials add to our already extensive collection of parish records, the largest in the UK. This is part of an ongoing project in association with the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and its member societies. The collection already holds millions of entries from around the country and there are millions more still to come.

Debra Chatfield, family historian at Findmypast said: “Our new North West Kent burial records will help family historians from all over the country and the world to trace their Kentish ancestors. Kent’s borders with Greater London, Essex, Surrey and East Sussex, as well as its historical mining, agricultural and hop farming industries, mean that there is a good chance many people may have ancestors from the county that they were previously unaware of.

“We are very pleased to be adding even more records to our collection of parish registers. The collection is a work in progress with many more additions still to come.”

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