Place:Wouldham, Kent, England

Alt namesOldehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 150
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.333°N 0.467°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
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Wouldham is a small village on the bank of the River Medway in Kent, England. As of 2006 its population was approximately 1000 people. Until 1963 there was a ferry crossing over the Medway to Halling on the opposite bank. On the Wouldham Marshes is Starkey House built in 1483: it is now a restored Grade II listed medieval manor house called Starkey Castle.

In the churchyard, is the grave of Walter Burke, who was present on board Victory at the battle of Trafalgar and was the man who held Nelson in his arms as he died.

Kent Research Tips

This list has been taken from GENUKI where more places and websites for researching are listed.

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.


Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson

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