Little Chart, Kent Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

The original church of Little Chart St Mary the Virgin and the Holy Rood was destroyed by a V1 flying bomb in 1944.

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1563

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Little Chart

  • Hothfield
  • Charing
  • Egerton
  • Pluckley
  • Westwell
  • Bethersden 

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHART (Little), a parish in West Ashford district, Kent; 2 miles SW of Charing, and 2½ N of Pluckley r. station. Post town, Charing, under Ashford. Acres, 1,578. Real property, £2,416. Pop., 304. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £298. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is old but good, and has a tower. There is a Roman Catholic chapel. Charities, £9.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Paine Edward, Little Chart, Kent, paper maker, Dec. 1, 1821.

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County: Kent
Civil Registration District: West Ashford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1864 - Canterbury, Post-1863 - East Charing
Poor Law Union: West Ashford
Hundred: Calehill
Province: Canterbury