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East Kent Settlement Certificates for the parishes of Chislet , Petham, Reculver and Sturry [microform] / introduction by Duncan Harrington, indexed and typed by E.H. Field.
Call No: ENG-KEN-PD:21
Author: Harrington, Duncan ; Field, E.H. [index] ;
Publisher: Canterbury, Kent : Kent Family History Society, 1985.
Subject: Kent (England : County) ; England - parochial documents & records ; England - Kent ;
Material Type: Microfiche
Series Title: Kent Family History Society Record Publication ;
Series Part: 42.
Pagination: 2 microfiche : 11 x 15 cm.
Notes: Includes index:
Fiche 1:
Index of persons:
abbreviations used; given certificate number for reference.
ABBOTT - DIXWELL, Basil
Fiche 2:
Index of persons (cont)
DODD - YOUNG
Public Note: Purchased 1986
Summary: Contains:
Fiche 1:
Introduction: by Duncan Harrington .. ppiii-v
"The english poor law administration throughout the eighteenth century was dominated by the settlement laws where it was enacted that every person had one parish in which he or she had a settlement and the right to parish relief".
The historical background, the power of parish officers to remove newcomers (strangers) likely to become chargeable to the parish; certain exemptions; how people could acquire a settlement. Further references.
On the surviving settlement certificates from these 4 parishes, although more are coming to light.
A Settlement certificates gives: name of person and his family (if any) who have moved to another parish, parish of legal settlement, where he has come from, signed by church wardens, overseers of the poor and "allowed" by two Justices of the Peace
All names that can be read, are given here; some signatures checked against other sources; spelling of surnames vary; some cross references given;
parish names modernised in these transcripts
abreviations used. .. pvi
Photo of actual Settlement Certificate, no 476
Chislet settlement certificates: 25 October 1667 to 5 February 1826; nos 1 - 167 .. pp 1 - 15
Petham settlement certificates: 4 October 1692 to 27 June 1795; nos 168 - 299 .. pp 15 - -26
Reculver settlement certificates: 1 April 1704 to 19 March 1820; nos 300 - -344 .. pp 26 - 30
Sturry settlement certificates: 27 October 1689 to 26 November 1830; nos 345 - 566 .. pp 30 - 48
Index of persons:
abbreviations used; given certificate number for reference.
ABBOTT - DIXWELL, Basil
Fiche 2:
Index of persons (cont)
DODD - YOUNG


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