Allington Castle
Allington Castle

Search for the banns of couples read in over 57 parishes in Kent, England, between 1653 and 1962. Discover when your ancestors’ banns were read, when they got married, and their previous marital status.

Each record includes a transcript of the original banns book. The information in each transcript may vary, but most will include the following information:

  • Groom’s name
  • Bride’s name
  • Year
  • Banns date
  • Groom’s parish
  • Bride’s parish
  • Groom’s marital status
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Place
  • Notes

Many of the bride and groom’s parish is listed as ‘Otp,’ which means ‘Of this parish.’ It means that the bride or groom are apart of the parish in which the Banns announcements are taking place.

Kent Banns parish list

These records are not intended to be a comprehensive survey of all the baptisms, banns, marriages and burials in Kent. Below are lists of all the parishes or places included in the Kent collection starting with baptisms. The year ranges given are not inclusive and some parishes may have gaps in their records.

PlaceFromToPlaceFromTo
Addington, St Margaret17551826Frindsbury17581787
Aldington17541823Frittenden17541868
Allington17771919Harrietsham17561827
Appledore17541823High Halden17551823
Ash next Sevenoaks, St Peter & St Paul17541821Hinxhill17591955
Barming17541823Iwade17811813
Biddenden17541885Kenardington17551821
Bilsington17541826Kennington17551900
Birling, All Saints19031969Kingsnorth17541947
Bonnington17591962Langley17561823
Borden17541901Leeds17561807
Boughton Aluph17551824Lenham16531837
Boughton Monchelsea17541823Little Chart17541811
Brabourne17541846Lower Halstow18261923
Bredgar17541831Luddesdown17571809
Brenchley17541812Monks Horton17541845
Brenzett17571815Offham, St Michael16441812
Brookland17541812Orlestone17541822
Broomfield17541806Ridley, St Peter 1811
Burham, St Mary the Virgin17561813Ryarsh, St Martins17541904
Burmarsh17541815Shadoxhurst18121821
Charing17541823Shepherdswell (Sibertswold)17541953
Chart Sutton17631836Teston17691796
Cuxton, St Michael & All Angels17541823Trottiscliffe17541950
East Farleigh17541840Ulcombe17541812
East Sutton17541821Upchurch16561808
Eastchurch18171818Warehorne17551813
Ebony17551823Westwell17551823
   Woodchurch16541824