- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Frindsbury is part of the Medway Towns conurbation in Kent in southern England. It lies on the opposite side of the River Medway to Rochester, and at various times in its history has been considered fully or partially part of the City of Rochester. Frindsbury refers to both a parish and a manor. Within the civil parish of Frindsbury Extra are the villages of Frindsbury, Wainscott, and Upnor (all redirected here). Frindsbury was also the name given to an electoral ward in the City of Rochester that straddled the parishes of Frindsbury and Strood.
Frindsbury started as a small agricultural community, grew into a significant industrial centre and declined into a dormitory suburb, each generation erasing the traces of the previous.
The term "extra" usually refers to a new parish separated from the original because it is the rural part of a parish that extends from a more urban core. In this case in 1934 Frindsbury split into Frindsbury Intra and Frindsbury Extra with Frindsbury Intra (the smaller portion) being immediately absorbed into the civil parish of Rochester. Frindsbury village remained in Frindsbury Extra. (See map.)
Frindsbury Extra was a parish in Strood Rural District from 1934 until 1974. It became part of the non-metropolitan Rochester upon Medway district 1974-1998, and the Medway unitary authority since 1998. The whole of the ancient parish of Frindsbury was in the Shamwell Hundred.
- 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):
Categories: Kent, England | Frindsbury Extra, Kent, England | Shamwell Hundred, Kent, England | Strood Rural, Kent, England | Rochester upon Medway, Kent, England | Medway, Kent, England