Place:St. Mary Hoo, Kent, England

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NameSt. Mary Hoo
Alt namesHoo-St. Marysource: alternate name
St. Mary's Hoosource: alternate name
Saint Mary's Hoosource: alternate name
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.467°N 0.6083°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoHoo Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hoo Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Strood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Rochester upon Medway, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1998
Medway, Kent, Englandunitary authority covering the area since 1998
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St. Mary Hoo is a village and civil parish in Kent, England. It is on the Hoo Peninsula and now in the Medway unitary authority. According to the 2001 UK census it had a population of 244, falling to 238 at the 2011 UK census.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article St Mary Hoo. Notes on old houses and their inhabitants.

St. Mary's Hoo was a civil parish in Hoo Rural District from 1894 until 1934, in Strood Rural District from 1934 until 1974, in Rochester upon Medway 1974-1998, and in the Medway unitary authority since 1998.

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):
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