Commissions of the Peace, 1640-1869. Militia records,
Clerk of the Peace records including insolvent debtors’ papers,
(c) General Sessions records, 1814-1889.1
Minutes, papers and bills for whole period.
(d) Transferred records—comprising chiefly
Guardians records, 1835-1930 for all Unions except Canterbury; a few
pre-1834 records for Unions of Faversham and Eastry; volumes of minutes
for various Assessment Boards, Rural Sanitary Authorities and Highway
Boards; records of Joint Vagrancy Committees, of Barming Asylum and of
the Stanhope Industrial School; and Minutes and other records for a
number of Turnpike Trusts, 1718-1884. In addition archives of the
Sandwich Borough Court of Quarter Sessions 1790-1951, have been
transferred by an Order under the Act of 1948.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHIVES
(a) Probate Records—Canterbury (Archdeaconry and
These consist primarily of original wills, 1450-1858, registers
of wills, 1396-1858; act books, 1487-1858; inventories, 1566-1842; and
numerous other classes
including some non-Probate records, notably a few visitation books,
1565-1779, papers of the court of record of the Liberty of St.
Augustine, 1640-91, and papers of the court of Vice-Admiralty, early
(b) Probate Records—Rochester (Archdeaconry and
Consistory Court) ; Original wills, 1623-1857 ; registers of wills,
1453-1857; act books, 1635-1857 ; inventories and other papers,
(c) Probate Records—Peculiar of Shoreham: Original
wills, 1602-1841, and other papers.
(d) Probate Records—Peculiar of Cliff, 167 1-1705.
(e) Tithe Records—Diocese of Rochester and
Southwark (for outer London parishes):
Awards, maps, altered apportionments, etc.
III. COURTS OF COMMISSIONERS OF SEWERS
(a) East Kent Commissioners. Principal classes include
decrees, 1562-1934; minutes, 1770-1862; reports, 1735-1903; petitions,
1735-1826; inquisitions, 1739-1863; accounts, 1671-1932; vouchers,
1819-1907; commissions and cognate papers, 1724-1929: maps, etc.,
1 Set up in 1814 to deal with
administrative and financial affairs for the whole County.