Place:Eynsford, Kent, England

Watchers
NameEynsford
Alt namesAinsfudsource: Wikipedia
Elesfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
Eynesfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.367°N 0.217°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoAxstane Dartford and Wilmington Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dartford Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Sevenoaks District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality to which the parish was transferred in 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eynsford is a village and civil parish which since 1974 has been located in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. It is located southeast of Swanley. The parish was part of Axstane Dartford and Wilmington Hundred and later of Dartford Rural District.

The parish, including its farmland and woods, occupies the northernmost half of the triangle formed by three motorways in west Kent, barring its very northernmost part which is Farningham.

The south of the present parish was the parish of Lullingstone until 1955 when it was merged with Eynsford. Much of Lullingstone was owned for many centuries by the large, late medieval Lullingstone Castle (built just before 1500), whereas other parts of the parish were owned by Eynsford Castle, which is older. Well before the founding of the Kingdom of England, Lullingstone Roman villa was founded in this part of the parish.

Research Tips

  • Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
  • For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
  • 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.
  • England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
  • Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Eynsford. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.