Place:New Romney, Kent, England

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NameNew Romney
Alt namesNew Romney St. Martin
TypeTown, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates50.983°N 0.95°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality into which it was absorbed in 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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New Romney is a small town in Kent, England, on the edge of Romney Marsh, an area of flat, rich agricultural land reclaimed from the sea after the harbour began to silt up. New Romney was once a sea port, with the harbour adjacent to the church, but is now more than a mile from the sea. A mooring ring can still be seen in front of the church.

New Romney is the main centre of population on the Romney Marsh. It became a municipal borough in 1885 and remained so until 1974 when it became part of the Shepway non-metropolitan district.

The town is the headquarters of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. The population was 6,953 in the UK census of 2001.

The parish church is dedicated to St. Martin and sometimes the parish is referred to as New Romney St. Martin.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article New Romney.

Kent Research Tips

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Archives and Libraries

Civil Registration and Census

  • 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.

Family History Societies

Most of the county is divided between the Kent FHS and the North West Kent FHS.

History

Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson

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