Discover your ancestors in burial records dating from between 1538 and 2010 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, click on Canterbury Archdeaconry burials in Useful links and resources. In these records, you may uncover your ancestor’s age and date and place of burial, as well as interesting details such as whether your ancestor was a foundling, like one-year-old Charles Young, 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:
• First name
• Last name
• Burial day
• Burial month
• Burial year
• Burial place
Some records provide further details about your ancestor. These additional details may include:
• Notes (on marital status, parents’ names, if foundling)
• Job title
The record set comprises over 600,000 burial records from 146 parishes in Kent from 1538 to 2010. 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.