Place:Hackington, Kent, England

Alt namesSt. Stephenssource: Family History Library Catalog
St. Stephen'ssource: alternate spelling of above
Tyler Hillsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.309°N 1.074°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoBleangate Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Bridge and Petham Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Downhamford Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Westgate Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Blean Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Bridge Blean Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Canterbury District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality to which the parish was transferred in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hackington, once known as St. Stephens, is a semi-rural village and civil parish immediately north of Canterbury in Kent, England, the main community of which is Tyler Hill. The population rose by more than 10% between 2001 and 2011, from 522 in 2001 to 587 in 2011.

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Hackington was originally an ancient parish in the Bleangate and also in the Bridge and Petham Hundred, the Westgate Hundred and the Downhamford Hundred. Between 1894 and 1934 it was part of the Blean Rural District. In 1934 the rural district was abolished and the parishes were transferred to the larger Bridge Blean Rural District. Since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Canterbury District.

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

"HACKINGTON, or ST. STEPHENS, a parish in Blean [registration] district, Kent; on the river Stour, the Canterbury and Whitstable railway, and the Canterbury and Ramsgate railway, contiguous to St. Dunstans, on the N side of Canterbury. Part of it is included in Canterbury city. Post town: Canterbury. Acres: 1,984. Real property: £4,668. Population: 616. Houses: 122. Population of the part within Canterbury: 94. Houses: 16. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, in the 16th century, to Sir Roger Manwood; and passed to the Colepepers and the Haleses. Hale's Place, near the churchyard, superseded a mansion of the Manwoods; was built in 1768, by Sir Edward Hales; and is an edifice in the Ionic style. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £412. Patron: the Archdeacon of Canterbury. The church is cruciform; retains portions built by Archbishop Baldwin; shows characters from early English to perpendicular; has a W tower, with massive early English buttresses; was recently restored; and contains, in the S transept, a fine Tudor monument of Sir Roger Manwood. There are a national school, Manwood's hospital with £49, and other charities with £15."

Research Tips

  • 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):
  • Volume 2 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1926) is available online through the auspices of British History Online. It includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.
  • Volume 3 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1932) This includes the text of, and the index to, the Kent Domesday survey. It has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Society.
  • In place of the other volumes of the Victoria County History, British History Online has transcriptions of the numerous volumes of The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent by Edward Hasted (originally published 1797)
  • English Jurisdictions 1851, a parish finding aid provided by FamilySearch, is particularly helpful in locating parishes in large ancient towns and cities like Canterbury.
  • Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson
  • GENUKI lists other possible sources, however, it does not serve Kent so well as it does some other counties.
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