Place:Hoo St. Werburgh, Kent, England

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NameHoo St. Werburgh
Alt namesHoo-St. Werburghsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.423°N 0.558°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoHoo Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located Hoo Rural, Kent, England|rural 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hoo St. Werburgh is one of several villages on the Hoo Peninsula to bear the name Hoo in its title. It now constitutes a civil parish in the unitary authority of Medway in southeast England. It was, until 1998, administered by Kent County Council, but is still part of Kent with which it is ceremonially associated via the Lieutenancies Act. It had a population of 7,356 at the 2001 UK census, increasing to 8,945 at the 2011 UK Census.

Hoo St. Werburgh was a civil parish in Hoo Rural District from 1894 until 1934, in Strood Rural District from 1934 until 1974. It was located in Rochester upon Medway 1974-1998, and in the Medway unitary authority since 1998. Originally it was an ancient parish in the Hoo Hundred.

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.
  • 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.
  • Bishop's Transcripts for Kent parishes, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch since February 2016
  • The Kent Family History Society and the North West Kent Family History Society are the most dominant, but there are also
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