Place:Ryarsh, Kent, England

Alt namesRiescesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.3137°N 0.3945°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMalling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ryarsh is a village and civil parish in the local government district of Tonbridge and Malling District in Kent, England. It is home to around 1,000 residents. Ryarsh is west of Maidstone and north of West Malling and Kings Hill.

A nineteenth century description

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

"RYARSH, a village and a parish in Malling [registration] district [of] Kent. The village stands 2½ miles S W by W of Snodland [railway] station, and 6½ N W by W of Maidstone; and has a post-office under Maidstone. The parish includes also part of Aldon hamlet, and comprises 1,551 acres. Real property: £3,297. Population: 447. Houses: 93. Part of the land is under hops. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £305. Patron: the Hon. W. J. Stratford. The church is partly Norman, but mainly later English."

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.


  • As of February 2016 entries from Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch.

Family History Societies

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Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson

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