The 1841 population was 1,470
Penshurst fell within the Hundred of Somerden. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Sevenoaks.
Probate Jurisdiction was Shoreham to 1845, PCC 1846-57.
Penshurst included the hamlet of Fordcombe.
See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.