Place:Burham, Kent, England

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NameBurham
Alt namesBorhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.483°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMalling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Burham is a village and civil parish in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,251. The village is near the Medway towns.

About 1830 Burham became a "cement village" on the Medway, after the discovery of the manufacturing technique for Portland Cement (so called because of its resemblance to Portland stone).

By 1841 the village's population had grown to 380 and increased to a maximum of 1,725 in 1901. Today it is about 1,300.

Kent Research Tips

This list has been taken from GENUKI where more places and websites for researching are listed.

Archives and Libraries

Civil Registration and Census

  • Steve Archer has produced a very useful round-up of the available census records for Kent - and where/from whom they are available.
  • Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

Family History Societies

Most of the county is divided between the Kent FHS and the North West Kent FHS.

History

Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson

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