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Links to useful / interesting web sites for Vousden research
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Noah Clinch's Vousden family Noah Clinch has researched his own Vousden family extensively and taken more than a passing interest in Vousdens farther afield. This web page is devoted to both aspects, with fascinating details about his immediate family and insights into the wider clan.
Mid-Kent Marriages Index 1754-1911 The online Index is the work of David Hills and Gary Samson. David has transcribed the marriage records of seven registration districts in the mid Kent area: East Ashford, West Ashford, Cranbrook, Elham, Hollingbourne, Romney Marsh and Tenterden. Also included are marriages celebrated at Maidstone (All Saints) for this period. This searchable version of these transcriptions was produced by Gary Samson of the Woodchurch Ancestry Group.
Kent Time Line A Kent timeline from 400,000 B.C. (Swanscombe man) to 1994 (Channel Tunnel opened), designed and programmed by EIS for Kent County Council.
1891 Census, Goudhurst Transcription of the 1891 Census of Goudhurst, courtesy of the Kent Online Parish Clerks.
The family tree of William Tilbury, Ship's Carpenter William Henry TILBURY [b. 1813-14, d. 1875 age 61], the son of William TILBURY (ship's carpenter) [b. c.1760-80], m. Sarah Amelia SINCLAIR [b. 14 November 1819, Chr. 14 March 1819 at St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent]. Their son Henry married Martha Vousden [b. c.1840 Goudhurst, Kent] on 22 January 1862 at St Luke's Chelsea. (Father: James VOUSDEN, confectioner.
The Tunbridge Wells Family History Society The Society for the Tunbridge Wells area, which straddles the Kent / Sussex border. There are 12 parishes of specific interest: Ashurst, Bidborough, Pembury, Penshurst, Southborough, Speldhurst (Kent), Lamberhurst (Kent and/or Sussex), Frant, Rotherfield, Ticehurst, Wadhurst and Withyham (Sussex).
Kent Archives Service Online Catalogue The online catalogue for Kent Archives Service collections, divided between the three centres in Maidstone, Canterbury and Whitfield near Dover. You can either search through all the collections or choose one specific office.
Here's History Kent - An archive of historical material relating to Kent Parishes and Towns. A portal site by Kent County Council, with a main site containing its own huge resource of archival material, including articles, maps and images, on Kent History, plus links to other key sites.
Kent Registration Services Kent County Council has made its civil registration indexes available online. For marriages, the index covers 1837-2002 but only the years 1992-2002 for births and deaths. Once you find a record in an index you can order a certificate by post, phone, fax or e-mail.
Bodiam Mill, Sources in Genealogy & Local History for Sandhurst in Kent and nearby villages This site grew out of research on Bodiam Mill in Sussex, and the neighbouring village of Sandhurst in Kent. The nearby villages include Bodiam, Benenden, Newenden, Northiam, Rolvenden, Hawkhurst and Goudhurst. In addition to transcripts of items which have been filmed and are widely accessible via libraries and record offices, the site contains quantities of material not easily accessible either because it is held at a particular record office or library and has not been filmed, or because it remains in private ownership. I solved one of my Vousden mysteries in moments by reference to this pay-to-view site.
Roughwood British Churches Album Mark Collins' site contained images of 1223 Churches on 25th July 2006, including 565 from East Sussex, 153 from West Sussex and 136 from Kent. Mark says he is on "a bit of a mission" to create a definitive collection of pictures of churches of East and West Sussex and Kent. Through his photographs, Mark attempts to understand church history and possible construction phases and dates. Very informative.
Canterbury Cathedral Archives Canterbury Cathedral Archives forms part of the Kent Archives Service. Collections include records of the cathedral, Canterbury diocese, parishes in the Canterbury archdeaconry, Canterbury City Council and its predecessors, and other organisations, businesses, administrations and individuals in the Canterbury area. These records are accessible to the public in a searchroom adjacent to the Cathedral.
Kent Online Parish Clerk The OnLine Parish Clerks (OPC) is working to recruit an OPC for every one of the 420 parishes. The project aims to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and to provide online access to that data, free of charge, along with other data of value to family and local historians conducting research. An OnLine Parish Clerk should not be confused with Parish Clerks, who work for parish or town councils. Kent is one of the counties with a dedicated site and Susan Young has recently become the Kent OPC administrator following the retirement of Adrian Furminger. The web address has changed too; this is the new one.
Medway Archives CityArk is the web presence of the Medway Council Archives Service which is based in Strood, Kent. The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre holds the archives of the Medway area of Kent and also the parish records of north-west Kent. CityArk comprises a searchable database of piece-level descriptions of the original historical archival documents, an imagebase of scanned images of popular records, interactive query tools and branch pages containing guidance. CityArk is well known for its scanned parish registers of the Medway, Gravesend and Dartford areas, and now they have scanned registers of some Municipal Burial Registers; look for The Way of Death Project under CityArk News.
Goudhurst and Kilndown Welcome to Goudhurst and Kilndown. News, information, pictures and guide to this beautiful Wealden village on the Kent/Sussex border, where so many Vousdens have lived, since at least the sixteenth century.
Horsmonden online Horsmonden online, with a local genealogy home page, including a thread on Vousdens. This village is 4 kilometres from Goudhurst.
Staplehurst, Kent Genealogy & Local History The Staplehurst, Kent Genealogy & Local History site has Baptisms, Marriages and Burials recorded in the parish register and related information. The 1841, 1851, 1871 and 1891 Census data for Staplehurst is included along with interesting facts and figures for these dates. This village is 8 kilometres from Goudhurst.
Centre for Kentish Studies The Centre for Kentish Studies (CKS) is the headquarters for the Kent Archives Service. It holds manuscript and printed records for the County of Kent. CKS is beginning to convert some of the items in their collections into digital format and some items are now available on the Here's History website which contains a wealth of historical information on parishes across the County.
Kent Archaeological Society The Kent Archaeological Society, the oldest and largest society devoted to the history and archaeology of the ancient county of Kent. Excellent research section, with transcriptions of Medieval & Tudor Kent Wills, Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) & other notes, etc.
Kent Genealogy This site created by Maureen Rawson in Canada is an excellent resource for genealogy in the County of Kent. Its many indexes and transcripts include wills, land tax records, quarter session records, directory listings, census returns and parish register entries. They contain over 80,000 names and over 350 links to other useful sites.
Kent Family History Society The Kent Family History Society site, with more "Useful Links" and other useful information and sources.
GENUKI, Kent GENUKI's Kent county-wide information page. A Vousden search on the Kentish family history web pages produces many results.
Kent Resources This Kent site contains many pages of history about Canterbury Cathedral, other parish churches, towns, villages and places in the County to help genealogists, students and family historians.
Goodwin Family History The Goodwin Family History Website. Search for Vousdens.
Brian Smart's Family History Brian Smart's Family History Site. Vousden marriage to Waghorne, perhaps others.
The Huguenots in England Immigration and Settlement c.1550-1700 Cambridge University Press catalogue entry for The Huguenots in England Immigration and Settlement c.1550-1700 by B. J. Cottret, a much-revised version of Professor Cottret's acclaimed study of the Huguenot communities in England. Conventional wisdom amongst many Vousdens has it that we are of Huguenot extraction. I have found no evidence for this.
Sandhurst (Escape from the Great Plague) Sandhurst, on the main road A268 from London to Rye, another Wealden village close to Goudhurst. A very good section on Local History, for the whole area.
The Weald of Kent, Surrey & Sussex The Weald is "the place where London ends and England can begin". This site catalogues people, places, maps, drawings, engravings, books, writings and numerous lists and directories of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex."
The Weald of Kent Protection Society The Society's aim is to protect and enhance the character of the Wealden villages and countryside. The site aims to link to village web sites to provide access to sources of information about the villages. It likens Smarden, Biddenden, Sissinghurst, Goudhurst, Benenden and Newenden to a row of matched and graduated stones on a necklace.

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