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Number of records found: 14


Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_01_01 on request slip.

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Register of baptisms
(Some pages damaged by damp and mildew: ink faded in some entries: roughly sewn into red leather covers

Date: 1840 - 1874
Quantity: 1 volume
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_01_02 on request slip.

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Register of marriages
[In the duplicate register, now in the possession of the local Superintendent Registrar, there is one additional entry dated 1867. A copy of this entry is on a loose sheet in this register]

Date: 1840 - 1858
Quantity: 1 volume
Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_01_03 on request slip.

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Register of burials
(Some pages stained and torn; roughly sewn into red leather covers)

Date: 1840 - 1876
Quantity: 1 volume
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/01_Intro on request slip.

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P153C

Records of St. Mary Magdalene's Chapel-of-Ease, Lidsing [cf. Lydsing], 1727-1883

Lidsing chapel is first mentioned in a list of Chrism fees contained in the Textus Roffensis (DRc/R1) which was compiled 1123 x 1124, the chrism list itself probably having been originally compiled c.1080. The hamlet or ville of Lidsing lay in a depopulated extra parochial area atop the North Downs, was served by the vicar of Gillingham or his curate and was attended mainly by nearby residents of the parish of Boxley, whose church was more distant and difficult to reach, as lying on the lower slopes of the North Downs.

In the 12th. Century the chapel was associated with the Benedictine Nunnery of St. Sexburgha at Minster in Sheppey and by the 15th. Century with St. Andrew's Priory, Rochester.The chapel was afflicted by non-attendance of the Gillingham clergy and decaying fabric from at least the 1640s. In the 1730s a monthly service was being held and the chapel was largely in the care of lay officers though it was partly rebuilt by Rev. John Jenkinson, vicar of Gillingham in the second half of the 18th. century.By 1883, churchwardens were no longer elected or appointed though Overseers of the Poor were, the building was ruinous and local residents attended Bredhurst church one mile away. The parish records were affected by damp and vandalism which may be evidenced by the present condition of certain items while many other documents were lost permanently. In the same year, a faculty was obtained for the demolition of the chapel following a fire.

Demolition is thought to have taken place between 1883 and 1886.In 1903 Lidsing became part of the new Borough of Gillingham but retained separate Poor Law status until 1912.In age and style, Lidsing should be compared with Paddlesworth and Dode churches, for more information on which please click here

To view a full list of the Lidsing parish records, please click here 

Useful links

for a link to the Gillingham churches' page in the North West Kent Family History Society home page, please click here 

Bibliography

Article entitled St. Mary Magdalene's Chapel, Lidsing by Alan Ward in Archaeologia Cantiana volume CXX 2000 pp.261-276The Gillingham Chronicles by R. Baldwin 1998

Introductory section, Borough Archivist, Medway Council 27 September 2000.

File updated 22 June 2007 


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Result number 5 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_03_01 on request slip.

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Valuation of underwood (3 acres 2 roods) in Lidsing, belonging to Rev. D. Radcliffe, with coloured sketch map
Date: 1820
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 6 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_03_02 on request slip.

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Ground plan of Lidsing church, scale 1 : 48
Date: No date (mid 19th Century)
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 7 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_03_03 on request slip.

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Faculty for taking down Lidsing Chapel and using the proceeds of the materials for repairing walls and fences of the graveyard (the faculty recites that the population of Lidsing was 35 in 1881, that churchwardens are no longer appointed, though overseers continue to be appointed, that the ancient chapel is now partly unroofed and divine service has been discontinued for many years, that its present state does not allow restoration, that it is proposed to unite the inhabited portion of the ville of Lidsing with Bredhurst in the Diocese of Canterbury, the church of which, lying three quarters of a mile away, is used by the present inhabitants, that the chapel is in a dangerous state because of the recent high winds, particularly to children who play in and near it, and that there are no pews or vaults in the chapel held by faculty of prescription, and no monuments, tombstones or mural tablets)
Date: 1883
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 8 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_03_04 on request slip.

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Letter concerning the above with account of legal charges involved
Date: 1883
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 9 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_05_01 on request slip.

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Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] parish records

Churchwardens' accounts

Rates and accounts book. Rates are paid by about thirteen persons, eight of whom are out-dwellers. Expenditure principally upon wash vestments etc., clerk’s wages, court fees, visitation expenses, and brushing the chapel yard, but including also frequent payments for sparrows, foxes’ heads, badgers’ heads, hedgehogs and polecats, but including also mending the chapel door, 1735; mending the windows, 1737; hedging the chapel yard, 1737; mending the windows, 1739 and 1746; mending the chapel and going to the bounds, 1752; mending the windows, 1756; repairing the chapel, and tiling for the chapel, 1758; iron work for the chapel gate, 1760; mending the windows, 1762; bricklayers, carpenters and blacksmiths’ work, 1766; carpenters, bricklayers and slearslayers’(?) work, and mending the chapel door locks, 1766; bricklayers’ work, 1769; carpenters and bricklayers’ work, 1770; bricklayers’ work and felling Chapel Wood, 1771; repairing lights, 1774; bricklayers’ work, 1775

(Damaged and stained by damp, and tattered throughout, especially at the beginning and end, the lower edges of the pages, which are the worst damaged by damp, have been trimmed by a little more than an inch, and the whole book has been roughly sewn into red leather covers.)

Date: 1727 - 1775
Quantity: 1 volume
Result number 10 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_11_01 on request slip.

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Valuation of lands in the parish, showing occupier, owner, description and situation of property, acreage, gross rental and rateable value: certified by Vestry Clerk at Gillingham
Date: 1871
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 11 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_27_01 on request slip.

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Undertaking by Humphrey Wickham, Thomas Pemble and William Clinch to pay annual tithe rentcharge agreed upon in commutation of tithes to Rev. Dr. Page, owner of rectorial and vicarial tithes, until the commutation is finally confirmed by the Tithe Commissioners
Date: 1841
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 12 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_27_02 on request slip.

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Certificate by the Tithe Commissioners of expenses incurred by Rev. John Page, vicar of Gillingham with Lidsing in the commutation of the tithes of Lidsing
Date: 1842
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 13 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_27_03 on request slip.

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Charge by Dr. J. Page, vicar of Gillingham with Lidsing, upon the rent charge due to him, of the sum of expenses incurred during the commutation of the tithes of Lidsing (Found among the Gillingham parish records)
Date: 1842
Quantity: 1 document
Result number 14 - Please quote Reference: P153C_LIDSING_1727_1883/P153C_28 on request slip.

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Historical description of the ville of Lidsing
Date: c.1800 - 1820
Quantity: 1 document
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