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Reference p408
Covering dates 1538-1969
Held by Kent History and Library Centre
Extent 154 files
Source of acquisition These were received as follows:
October 1961: p408/3/1-2; p408/8/1-9; p408/11/1-12;
p408/12/1-43; p408/17/1; p408/19/1-2A;
p408/21/1-3; p408/25/1-6; p408/28/1-7
June 1970: p408/19/3-4; p408/25/7; p408/28/8-9
February 1974: p408/3/3; p408/7/1; p408/8/10
March 1984: p408/1/1-23; p408/3/4-5; p408/4/1-5; p408/5/1-6;
p408/6/1-2; p408/8/11-12; p408/19/5;
p408/25/8-21; p408/27/1; p408/28/10-11
January 2001: p408/1/24
Creators Church of England, Yalding Parish, Kent

Contents:
These records reflect the activities of the parish of Yalding, Kent. As well as records of the incumbent minister, which include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, they also contain records, where they survive, of the churchwardens, the parish constable, the overseers of the poor and the parish surveyor.



INCUMBENT; Service of the Church - Registers  p408/1  [n.d.]

[no title]  p408/1/1  1559-1678; 1729

1 volume

Contents:
Composite register: baptisms 1559 - 1667, marriages 1559 - 1678, burials 1559 - 1648, two baptism entries for 1729, and one burial entry for 1655
(Includes a note at front that the entries from 1559 were transcribed into this book in 1599 by Richard Beeston, vicar; refs to deaths from plague in 1590)

[no title]  p408/1/2  1654-1744

1 volume

Contents:
Composite register: baptisms 1654 - 1727, marriages 1681 - 1744, burials 1654 - 1743
(Includes a list of the vicars of Yalding 1574 - 1798; refs to plague 1666/7; refs to burials of "Hoppers" c. 1729; note of first burial in woollen 13 August 1678; note of two men struck dead by thunder 1663; note of bells being hung in 1696 with details of weights; date of birth given on baptism entries 1695 - 1706)

[no title]  p408/1/3  1728-1789

1 volume

Contents:
Composite register: baptisms 1728 - 1788, marriages 1744 - 1754, burials 1743 - 1789
(Includes a list of the vicars of Yalding 1574 - 1934)

[no title]  p408/1/4  1790-1813

1 volume

Contents:
Baptisms 1790 - 1812, burials 1790 - 1813
(Date of birth and age at death given in many cases; many interesting entries re. cause of death)

Baptisms  p408/1/5  1813-1833

1 volume

Baptisms  p408/1/6  1833-1843

1 volume

Marriages 1754 - 1790 and banns 1754 - 1790  p408/1/7  1754-1790

1 volume

Marriages 1791 - 1812 and banns 1791 - 1812  p408/1/8  1791-1812

1 volume

Marriages  p408/1/9  1813-1837

1 volume

Marriages  p408/1/10  1837-1874

1 volume

Marriages  p408/1/11  1874-1903

1 volume

Marriages  p408/1/12  1903-1913

1 volume

Marriages  p408/1/13  1913-1923

1 volume

Banns  p408/1/14  1846-1879

1 volume

Banns  p408/1/15  1879-1915

1 volume

Banns  p408/1/16  1915-1938

1 volume

Burials  p408/1/17  1813-1846

1 volume

Confirmations  p408/1/18  1885-1910

1 volume

Service Register  p408/1/19  1891-1901

1 volume

Service Register [contains at back statistical summary of parochial work. Organisation and finance 1901-1906]  p408/1/20  1901-1913

1 volume

Service Register  p408/1/21  1938-1946

1 volume

Service Register  p408/1/22  1946-1952

1 volume

Rough notebook of church services  p408/1/23  1902-1905

1 volume

Register of baptisms  p408/1/24  1843-1901

1 volume

INCUMBENT; Licences  p408/2  [n.d.]

Appointment of sequestrators  p408/3/3  1967

1 document

INCUMBENT; Property  p408/3  [n.d.]

[no title]  p408/3/1  1568

Contents:
Lease of Yalding Rectory and 6a. meadowland in Nettlestead to Anthony Sentleger, Kt.
(With seal fragment attached)

[no title]  p408/3/2  1596

Contents:
Lease of the same to John Warde, gent. Seal.
(These two deeds were left in the Office by an unknown person at an unknown date and may or may not form part of the records of the parish)
(With seal fragment attached)

[no title]  p408/3/4  1906-1932

1 bundle

Contents:
Annual Statistical Returns of Parochial Work, also called Returns of Parochial Statistics

[no title]  p408/3/5  1930-1932

3 documents

Contents:
Completed Returns of Clerical and Benefice Income for the Church of England Pensions Board

CHURCHWARDENS; Rates  p408/4  [n.d.]

Summary of annual income and expenditure of Church rate  p408/4/1  1881-1888

1 document

Rough estimates of probable expenditure to enable setting of church rate  p408/4/2  1857-1866

7 documents

Rough list of ratepayers and amounts owing for Collier Street and Town area  p408/4/3  undated

2 documents

List of people who have not paid the church rate  p408/4/4  undated

1 document

Annual rate return for year ending Easter 1867  p408/4/5  1866-1867

1 document

CHURCHWARDENS; Accounts  p408/5  [n.d.]

[no title]  p408/5/1  1720-1787

1 volume

Contents:
Assessments and disbursements (including refs to bells being rung for the Coronation of George 11 (1728) and George III (1762); refs to payment "unto 30 Turkey Slaves" (1735); payment for foxes (1771) and polecats, otters and hedgehogs (1775)

[no title]  p408/5/2  1782-1853

1 volume

Contents:
Assessments and disbursements (including brief minutes of Vestry meeting 1823-1853; details of questionnaire about the role and duties of Constable and possible effect of proposed Act of Parliament (1840)

[no title]  p408/5/3  1854-1865

1 volume

Contents:
Assessments and disbursements (including inverted at back of volume, minutes of the Highway Board for the Upper Half Hundred of Twyford (1881-1884)

[no title]  p408/5/4  1866-1892

1 volume

Contents:
Assessments and disbursements (including filiation orders (1824-34), church repair fund, offertory account)

[no title]  p408/5/5  1880-1901

8 bundles

Contents:
Miscellaneous receipts
(a) 1880-1887
(b) 1888-1889
(c) 1890-1891
(d) 1892-1893
(e) 1894-1895
(f) 1896-1897
(g) 1898-1900
(h) 1900-1901

[no title]  p408/5/6  1885

1 document

Contents:
Notes on offertory account and takings (May-June)

CHURCHWARDENS; Property  p408/6  [n.d.]

Plan of burial ground giving plot numbers  p408/6/1  undated

1 roll

Conditions of access: (unfit for production)

Rough inventory of contents of parish chest  p408/6/2  post 1870

1 document

CHURCHWARDENS; Miscellaneous  p408/7  [n.d.]

Correspondence concerning resignation of churchwarden  p408/7/1  1969

1 bundle

VESTRY AND P.C.C  p408/8  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
Yalding Vestry was extremely active and had several committees. The largest of these was the Workhouse Committee or Committee for the Relief of the Poor which itself was known as the Vestry. This dealt with casual relief, later with the administration of the poor house, and in 1795 for the administration of the workhouse built in that year on School House Green for £250.

Vestry and account book New workhouse built 1795-1796; "In good condition in 1926"  p408/8/1  1741-1799

1 volume

Vestry and account book; "In fair order. Wants a new back in 1926"  p408/8/2  1799-1806

1 volume

Vestry and account book; "In good order in 1926"  p408/8/3  1806-1813

1 volume

Vestry and account book; "In good order. See Bow Bridge 1814. Parish fined £500 for not repairing highway at Darman"  p408/8/4  1814-1819

1 volume

Vestry and account book; "In good order in 1926"  p408/8/5  1819-1825

1 volume

Vestry and account book; "In very good order. Bound in parchment. The book cost £1, and cheap at that"  p408/8/6  1823-1830

1 volume

Vestry and account book; "Alteration in the Course of the River proposed 1830"  p408/8/7  1830-1832

1 volume

[no title]  p408/8/8  1832-1860

1 volume

Contents:
Vestry and account book
This volume continues from those above down to 1835. The workhouse was sold in 1836 and from then on the book was used to record the Vestry meetings, the Committee for Poor Relief which worked in association with the Board of Guardians, and the Voluntary and River Committee formed in 1830 for the alteration of the course of the river in Yalding to ease flooding damage. Out of work poor ware frequently set to work on this scheme which provided a source of work in the parish for many years. The book includes also the minutes of the Emigration Committee and a list of the persons who emigrated to Sydney at the expense of the parish and general vestry matters such as the new bridge near Hunton mill, Churchyard extension, the New Schools at Yalding and Collier Street and the building of St. Margaret's church, Collier St. in 1847. It also contains Highway Surveyors' Minutes 1835-1837 at the back

[no title]  p408/8/9  1860-1880

1 volume

Contents:
Vestry Minute Book
Borough of Rugmer Hill on ancient demesne, 1860; Boundary fixed between Yalding and Collier Street, 1863; Church flagon exchanged for modern one, 1869; Church heating installed for £80, 1870; List of contents of the iron chest 1873

[no title]  p408/8/10  1967-1969

14 files

Conditions of access: p408/8/10 not available to the public until 2000

Contents:
Administrative files covering period of sequestration, including sequestration accounts, service arrangements, institution of vicar, organ, cupola and tower, valuation of silver, glebe land

[no title]  p408/8/11  1881-1911

1 volume

Contents:
Vestry Minute Book (including charity accounts (1881-1889); inventory of documents in vestry room chest (1882))

[no title]  p408/8/12  1857-1885

21 documents

Contents:
Notices of Vestry Meetings

OVERSEERS; Rates  p408/11  [n.d.]

Rates and disbursements; "Note Feby. 1926. Is in bad condition and should be rebound. A.C. Borton Parish Warden."+  p408/11/1  1658-1686

1 volume

Rates and disbursements  p408/11/2  1687-1726

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "In bad condition. Must be rebound (1926)"  p408/11/3  1727-1758

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "In first rate order. Well bound. Good paper - admirably kept and beautifully written- an example for XXth Century."  p408/11/4  1756-1788

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "Parchment cover. In first rate order. Beautifully written."  p408/11/5  1789-1794

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "Bound in parchment. In very good order in 1926."  p408/11/6  1794-1798

1 volume

Rates and disbursements  p408/11/7  1798-1802

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "In good order in 1926"  p408/11/8  1805-1809

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "In very good order. Well bound and well kept, but the ink used was bad, and is fading fast. (1926)"  p408/11/9  1809-1815

1 volume

Rates and disbursements  p408/11/10  1815-1819

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "Population of Yalding June 1821 Males 1233, Females 1181, Total 2414. Increase in 10 years 355"  p408/11/11  1819-1823

1 volume

Rates and disbursements; "In fair order. Bound in parchment. Well kept.  p408/11/12  1823-1827

1 volume

Archival history:
+All these volumes (p408/11/1-12) were wrapped in brown paper in 1926 by A.C. Borton, the Parish Warden who wrote the remarks on the covers. The paper has had to be removed because it harboured dust.

OVERSEERS; Accounts  p408/12  [n.d.]

[no title]  p408/12/1-42  1880-1901

Contents:
Overseers' balance sheets drawn up at Michaelmas and Lady Day. This series runs from Michaelmas 1880-Lady Day 1901 and includes many bills

[no title]  p408/12/43  1880

Contents:
Appointment of Richard Treasure as Assistant overseer of Yalding

OVERSEERS; Militia  p408/17  [n.d.]

Book of Affiliation orders for the maintenance of wives and children of militiamen  p408/17/1  1792-1886

1 volume

OVERSEERS; Miscellaneous  p408/16  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the work of the overseers of the poor  p408/19/1  1881-1886

Case. Rev. David Lamplugh v Churchwardens and Overseers of Yalding. Action brought by Mr. Lamplugh for distress levied on his property for non-payment of poor rate  p408/19/2  1887-1888

1 bundle

Valuation of Mockbeggar Farm  p408/19/2A  1843

Case for and opinion of Counsel, burial of persons drowned in Medway  p408/19/3  1902

1 document

Conditions of access: [UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION]

Copy letter to Local Government Board relative to distraint for Education Rate, with another letter and cognate vouchers  p408/19/4  1903

7 documents

Conditions of access: [UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION]

Request to constable and churchwardens to supply names of residents from whom the next overseers should be chosen  p408/19/5  1809-1894

3 documents

SURVEYORS; Accounts  p408/21  [n.d.]

Accounts and disbursements  p408/21/1  1705-1765

1 volume

Accounts and disbursements; "In good order in 1926". See p408/8/8 above  p408/21/2  1766-1836

1 volume

Accounts and disbursements; "Printed forms for the accounts"  p408/21/3  1836-1838

1 volume

Accounts and disbursements; "Last page Churchwardens accounts for 1845"  p408/21/4  1838-1844

1 volume

CHARITY AND SCHOOLS  p408/25  [n.d.]

[no title]  p408/25/1  1764-1903

1 volume

Contents:
"Charities" There were many charities in Yalding: Allhorns, Gammons Farm, Tudeley Lands, Bentletts Farm, Blanket charity, Bread charity, Coal charity among them. All were joined together in 1903 to form the Yalding United charities

[no title]  p408/25/2  1836

Contents:
Report and recommendation on behalf of Mr. Finch, a Commissioner who held an enquiry as to the Charities, for the disposal of the funds (12 March)

Map of the Tudeley Lands surveyed by John Bowra  p408/25/3  1775

Deeds relating to Bentletts Farm or the Pest House in Yalding (deeds)  p408/25/4  1538-1873

31 documents

Papers relating to the same  p408/25/5  1873-1908

1 bundle

Sale of land at Laddingford, Yalding to the parish for enlargement of the school  p408/25/6  1901

Yalding Charity trustees, correspondence relative to letting property, including Prince of Wales beerhouse at Collier Street, Bentletts farm and Gammons farm and beerhouse  p408/25/7  1901-1904

11 documents

Conditions of access: [UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION]

Names of those in receipt of gift money and clothes  p408/25/8  1763

1 document

Correspondence etc. between the parish and the local Government Board concerning: The case of Lamplugh v Norton and others, in particular the results of the appeal to the High Court; alterations to the parish boundary.  p408/25/9  1883-1889

1 bundle

Correspondence etc relating to Tenancy (includes: letters of authorisation to distrain the goods of tenants who have not paid their rents; notices to quit; acceptance of leases; details of repairs required.)  p408/25/10  1865-1889

1 bundle

Correspondence between the parish and the charity commission, (includes: the appointment of Trustees; alterations to charity land)  p408/25/11  1883-1891

1 bundle

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding: The offensive privy belonging to the Pest House (a Charity property) including a notice issued under the Public Health Act of 1875 to repair or replace this 'nuisance'; the Sanitary Authority; the Trustees; Stone Castle Charity.  p408/25/12  1883-1891

1 bundle

Correspondence regarding the dispute between the vicar, the Revd. David Lamplugh and the senior Charity Trustee Mr. R. Norton, on behalf of the Overseers regarding the payment and collection of the poor rate. (see formal record in Minutes in p408/25/1)  p408/25/13  1887-1889

1 bundle

Statement of account "Bequest of Sarah Catherine Warde Charity".  p408/25/14  1875-1880

6 documents

Annual statements of account-4 charities: Alkhorns, Gammons, Pest House or Beutletts, Tudely Lands or Julian Kennards (not 1881, 1884, 1888)  p408/25/15  1880-1900

1 bundle

Details of those people in receipt of clothes, blankets and coal, from the various charities; (many lists undated)  p408/25/16  c. 1887-1895

1 bundle

Notice and application for allocation of allotments of Land under the Allotments Extension Act of 1882  p408/25/17  1883

3 documents

Yalding Charities account, receipts and expenditure  p408/25/18  1892

1 document

Rough notebook containing list of occupiers compiled by R. Treasure. Included at back copies of resolutions and correspondence regarding the tenant of Gammons Charity Farm.  p408/25/19  1893

(1 sm volume)

Rough agendas and minutes for meetings of the Trustees  p408/25/20  c.1873-1889

8 documents

Folder entitled 'Yalding Charities, Accounts and Receipted Bills'. [Also includes memoranda, correspondence particularly with Charity Commission, tenders, draft Minutes]  p408/25/21  1882-1897

1 folder

TITHE After 1836 Act  p408/27  [n.d.]

Tithe award  p408/27/1  1844

FINAL MISCELLANEOUS  p408/28  [n.d.]

Census Register  p408/28/1  1883

1 volume

Collecting and Deposit Book for Rates  p408/28/2  1882-1886

1 volume

Parish Valuation. Area 5, 812a. 1r. 0p. Estimated rental £22,366 6s. 9d. Rateable value £13,294 17s. 6d.  p408/28/3  1846

Parish Valuation; Rateable Value £17,938 2s. 0d  p408/28/4  1866

Parish Valuations 1888 Rateable Value £18,627 1s 6d. 1894 Rateable Value £16,610 18s.0d  p408/28/5  1888, 1894

Papers relating to the boundaries between the parishes of Nettlestead and Yalding  p408/28/6  1887

1 bundle

Maps of roads in Yalding parish  p408/28/7  19th c

Inventory of moveable goods in parish church of Tenterden  p408/28/8  c.1800

1 document

Printed voters' list, parliamentary and county elections  p408/28/9  1889

1 small volume

Conditions of access: [UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION]

Returns of Benefice Income  p408/28/10  1830-32

4 documents

Statistical returns of Parochial works  p408/S/E/12  1906-1932

27 documents

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