|Alt names||Mildetone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 148|
|Milton-next-Sittingbourne||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Milton In Milton||source: name variant (1881 Census)|
|Mildentone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 148|
|Middleton Regis||source: name variant|
|Milton-Next-Sittingbourne||source: name variant|
|Milton next Sittingbourne||source: name variant|
|Milton-Near-Sittingbourne||source: name variant|
|Milton near Sittingbourne||source: name variant|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Milton Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Sittingbourne and Milton, Kent, England||urban district into which Milton Regis was absorbed in 1930|
|Swale District, Kent, England||district municipality into which the area 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
Milton Regis is a village, since 1974, in the District of Swale in Kent, England. Former names include Milton-next-Sittingbourne, Milton Royal, Middleton, Midletun and Middletune. It has a population of about 5,000. Today it is a suburb of Sittingbourne although this has not always been the case. Milton Regis has the older and richer history. Until around 1800 Sittingbourne was a smaller hamlet and under the control of the Manor of Milton Regis.
The ancient settlement was near the church; the current Milton Regis dates back only to 1052. There are many fine timber-framed houses and buildings remaining including a Medieval Court Hall (a seat of "justice and administration") that dates back to 1450. The town and Manor of Middleton Regis as it was then called was recorded as the largest and most powerful manor in the Lathe of Scray (in the centre of Kent).
Milton Regis was an urban district from 1894 until 1930 (originally under the name Milton next Sittinbourne) and a part of the Sittingbourne and Milton urban district from 1930 until 1974. Originally it was the principal settlement of the Milton Hundred.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Milton Regis.
- 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):