Place:Milton (Canterbury), Kent, England

NameMilton (Canterbury)
Alt namesMilton (near Canterbury)source: alternate phrasing
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inKent, England
See alsoWestgate Hundred, Kent, England
Bridge Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Thanington Without, Kent, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1934
Canterbury District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Milton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MILTON, or MILTON-CHAPEL, a parish in Bridge [registration] district, Kent; on the river Stour, adjacent to the Ramsgate and Hastings railway, 1 mile NE of Chartham [railway] station, and 2½ SW of Canterbury. Post town, Canterbury. Acres: 399. Population: 11. House: 1. All the property, except 6 acres, belongs to M. Bell, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £70.Patron: M. Bell, Esq."

Milton was a civil parish in Bridge Rural District until 1934 when it was absorbed into the parish of Thanington Without. This area has been since 1974 part of the City of Canterbury District of Kent.

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