Census Indexing Coverage

1851 Census

The map and table below show the coverage of the 1851 Census indexes originally published by the Society as A5 booklets in 1988-99. Each volume contains a historical introduction, a detailed parish/folio number listing, and the index of names. For each individual, the index entry showed Surname, Forename, Age and Folio Number. These census volumes were republished on microfiche, and five of them are now available on CD-Rom.

1851 Census map

The numbered areas on the map refer to the published volume numbers in the table below. The white parishes are covered by the Society's unpublished indexes. The pale green areas are parts of west Kent not indexed by the Society but available from other sources - details are shown in the Society's guide to family history research in west Kent, West Kent Sources (3rd edn. 1998).

Vol. No. Title Piece Numbers
(HO107)
Parish Coverage Number of Entries
IBromley Registration District1606 Beckenham, Bromley, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Cudham, Downe, Farnborough, Foots Cray, Hayes, Keston, Knockholt, North Cray, Orpington, St Mary Cray, St Pauls Cray, West Wickham (coloured blue on the map above)
Originally published 1988 (114pp.); now available on CD-Rom with linked image pages. More information
18,000
IIWoolwich1588-89 Woolwich parish (coloured yellow on the map, including north Woolwich, that area of the parish lying north of the Thames)
Originally published 1989 (193pp.), no longer available.
32,000
IIIDeptford1584-85 Deptford St Paul & St Nicholas (coloured red on the map)
Originally published 1990 (182pp.); now available on CD-Rom with linked image pages. More information
32,000
IVLewisham Registration District1590-91 Charlton, Eltham, Plumstead, Kidbrooke, Lee, Lewisham (coloured grey on the map)
Originally published 1992 (206pp.), no longer available.
35,000
VDartford Registration District1607 Ash-next-Ridley, Darenth, Dartford, Eynsford, Farningham, Fawkham, Hartley, Horton Kirby, Kingsdown, Longfield, Lullingstone, Ridley, Southfleet, Stone, Sutton-at-Hone, Swanscombe, Wilmington (coloured salmon pink on the map)
Originally published 1993 (151pp.); now available on CD-Rom with linked image pages. More information
27,000
VISevenoaks Registration District1613 Brasted, Chevening, Chiddingstone, Cowden, Edenbridge, Halstead, Hever, Kemsing, Leigh, Otford, Penshurst, Seal, Sevenoaks, Shoreham, Sundridge, Westerham (coloured green on the map)
Originally published 1996 (120pp.); now available on CD-Rom with linked image pages. More information
22,000
VIIGreenwich Parish1586-87 Greenwich parish (coloured purple on the map)
Originally published 1999 (214pp.); now available on CD-Rom with linked image pages. More information
35,000

See the Publications List for details of how to order.

1861 Census

In the 1990s the Society carried out a limited amount of transcription of 1861, this is available free as part of the Searchable Data section of the website.

1891 Census

Some years ago the Society undertook a full transcription of the 1891 census for a large part of our area under the direction of co-ordinators Brian & May Waymont. The following areas were completed:

Ref Title Piece Numbers
(RG12)
Parish Coverage Number of Entries
CD2Lewisham Registration District516-26 Eltham, Lee, Lewisham93,709
CD14Woolwich Registration District 527-541 Woolwich, Plumstead, Charlton, Kidbrooke107,324
CD3Bromley Registration District625-34 Beckenham, Bromley, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Cudham, Downe, Farnborough, Foots Cray, Hayes, Keston, Knockholt, North Cray, Orpington, St Mary Cray, St Pauls Cray, West Wickham 69,000
CD16Dartford Registration District (Bexley sub-district only) 635-38 Bexley, Crayford, Erith, East Wickham30,083
CD4Dartford Registration District (excludes Bexley sub-district) 639-44 Ash-next-Ridley, Darenth, Dartford, Eynsford, Farningham, Fawkham, Hartley, Horton Kirby, Kingsdown, Longfield, Lullingstone, Ridley, Southfleet, Stone, Sutton-at-Hone, Swanscombe, Wilmington38,112