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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: P159_GRAVESEND_ST_GEORGE_1547_1973/P159_01_01 on request slip.

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Register of births and baptisms, 1650-1727; marriages, 1665-1727 and burials, 1547-1729.

Burials at front, at back reversed births and baptisms 1650-1707, followed by marriages, 1665-1727, and then baptisms, 1707-1727;

entries include: in December, 1582, The xii daie [i.e. day] was John Thomas, who was by misfortune killed with a gonne [i.e. gun] out of a shipp [i.e. ship], buried ; in March, 1589, the xvii daie [i.e. day] was a theefe [i.e. thief] that was at Gadds [i.e. Gad's] Hill wounded to deathe [i.e. death] called Robt. [i.e. Robert] Write [cf. Wright] buried ; in March, 1598 The third daye [i.e. day] was John Johnson of Corke [i.e. Cork (County Cork, Ireland)] buried who was slayed by a Scottishe [i.e. Scottish] [cf. Scotland] man with a knife; in July, 1600, The xxx daye [i.e. day] was George Marten of Ratcliffe buried ; and The same daie [i.e. day] Thomas Meede of Ratcliffe buried with note both of them were slayne [i.e. slain] at one shott [i.e. shot] of a peese out of the daysed ; on 21 March 1616/1617, Rebecca Wroth wyffe [i.e. wife] of Thomas Wroth/ gent[leman] [i.e. gentleman], a Virginia [America] Lady borne [i.e. born], was buried/ in the Chauncell [i.e. chancel] *; in November 1623, Richard Clarke whoe [i.e. who] came from Spain in one of his Ma.ts. [sic, i.e. Majesty's] shipps [i.e. ships] called The George buried the 5 of November 1623 ; in January 1691, William Sewell Clerk of Milton and Serjeant to the Maior [i.e. Mayor] buried; in 1695 Richard Jefferies the man that was scalded in W. Hulkerís [cf. Hulkes, brewers?] copper buried; at end reversed: a note that Thomas Shewell, Master of Arts, was inducted into the rectory of Gravesend, December 14, 1699; details of a meeting held 20 September, 1653, at which a Parish Register [i.e. Registrar] was elected; note after marriages that in August, 1727, there was a fire at Gravesend and the old church was burnt; baptism in February, 1720, Mary Lock a Black woman ; further note after baptisms for 1727 about the fire in Gravesend at which fire the Old church with the greatest part of the Town was consumed .

* This is Princess Pocahontas, cf. Pocahontas and Her World by Philip L. Barbour, 1971, Local Studies collection Y920.POC

For a low resolution colour image of Pocahontas' burial entry, click here or for a high resolution black and white image taken from the imagebase, please click here

For a high resolution colour image of burial entry, please click here

File updated by Borough Archivist 14 March 2006


Date: 1547 - 1729
Quantity: 1 volume
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Faculty for the construction of two windows to perpetuate the memory of Princess Pocahontas at the expense of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
Date: 1914
Quantity: 1 document
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P159

Records of St. George's Parish Church, Church Street, Gravesend 1547-

To view a list of the St. George's parish records, please click here

These were received as follows:

May 1969 P159/1/1-63; P159/2/1-3; P159/3/1-6; P1595/1-14; P159/6/1-30; P159/7/1-4; P159/8/1-9; P159/25/1-22; P159/27/1-4; P159/28/1-8;

January 1984 P159/1/64-67; P159/5/15; P159/6/31-47; P159/8/10-16; P159/18/1-7; P159/25/23-27; P159/28/9-17.

St. George's was the ancient parish of Gravesend, which abutted the ancient parish of Milton-next-Gravesend. The parish of St. James was created in 1852 from St. George's, while that of Holy Trinity was created in 1845 from Milton-next-Gravesend. In 1952 both St. George's and Holy Trinity were abolished, and the areas they served included in the parish of St James. Holy Trinity church was demolished in 1963; the parish was renamed St George's in 1967, and St James' church demolished in 1969. St Andrew's Waterside Mission was part of the parish of Holy Trinity.

Useful links

Gravesend churches page in the North West Kent Family History Society web site, with photograph, please click here

Official parish website of St. George's, Gravesend, including photographs of the church, please click here

Gravesend Tithe apportionment index, courtesy Kent Archaeological Society

A vision of Gravesend, courtesy Vision of Britain

Gravesend Historical Society

Page concerned with princess Pocahontas, including a photograph of her statue in Gravesend, and the link between Gravesend and the United States of America, please click here

Burial register entry for Pocahontas, please click here

Church Bells of Kent website and see another photograph of St. George's Church, please click here

Gravesend, courtesy BBC Kent

Contemporary panoramas of Gravesend, courtesy BBC Kent

Website of Gravesham Borough Council, the local government authority for Gravesend, please click here: this site also features pages on the town and area's history.

Map showing neighbouring parishes click here

Map of surrounding area courtesy of Multimap click here

Ordnance Survey map click here

File updated 4 March 2008


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