Stansted, Kent Family History Guide

Stansted is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Kent, created in 1844 from a chapelry in Wrotham Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Stanstead

Other places in the parish include: Fairseat

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1743

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kemsing
  • Platt
  • Trottiscliffe
  • Meopham
  • Wrotham
  • Ash

Historical Descriptions

Stansted

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STANSTEAD, a parish, with S. village and Fairseat hamlet, in Malling district, Kent; 5 miles SW by S of Meopham r. station, and 7 NE of Sevenoaks. Post town, Sevenoaks. Acres, 1,956. Real property, £2,371. Pop., 403. Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £400. Patron, the Archbishop ofThe church is good; and there is a parochial school.

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

Fairseat

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Fairseat, a hamlet in Stanstead parish, Kent; 7 ½ miles NE of Sevenoaks.

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Kent
Civil Registration District: Malling
Probate Court: Pre-1845 – Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham, Post-1844 – Search the courts of surrounding parishes
Diocese: Pre-1845 – Rochester, Post-1844 – Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Shoreham
Poor Law Union: Malling
Hundred: Wrotham
Province: Canterbury