Find your ancestors in Kent Banns

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 burials in Kent. Below are lists of all the parishes or places included in Kent burials. The year ranges given are not inclusive and some parishes may have gaps in their records.

PlaceFromTo PlaceFromTo
Addington17551826 Ifield17571821
Aldington17541823 Iwade17811813
Allington17771919 Kenardington17551821
Appledore17541823 Kennington17551900
Ash next Sevenoaks17541821 Kingsnorth17541947
Bapchild17541848 Langley17561823
Barming17541823 Leeds17561807
Biddenden17541941 Lenham16531837
Bilsington17541826 Leybourne15601960
Birling19031969 Little Chart17541811
Bonnington17591962 Lower Halstow18261923
Borden17541901 Luddesdown17571810
Boughton Aluph17551824 Meopham17541823
Boughton Monchelsea17541823 Monks Horton17541845
Brabourne17541846 Nurstead17541818
Bredgar17541831 Offham16441812
Brenchley17541812 Orlestone17541822
Brenzett17571815 Ridley17551811
Brookland17541812 Ryarsh17541904
Broomfield17541806 Shadoxhurst18121821
Burham17561813 Shepherdswell (Sibertswold)17541953
Burmarsh17541815 Southfleet15581932
Charing17541823 Stansted16021950
Chart Sutton17631836 Teston17691796
Cuxton17541823 Trottiscliffe17541950
East Farleigh17541840 Ulcombe17541812
East Sutton17541821 Upchurch16561808
Eastchurch18171818 Warehorne17551813
Ebony17551823 Westwell17551823
Frindsbury17581787 Wittersham17541939
Frittenden17541868 Woodchurch16541824
Harrietsham17561827 Wouldham15691923
High Halden17551823 Wrotham15591945