The 1841 population was 878
Shorne fell within the Hundred of Shamwell. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was North Aylesford.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester.
Shorne included the hamlet of Merston or Mareston.
See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.
For project purposes this parish is covered by Kent FHS.
Church and Chapels (pre 1910)
- St Katherine: Smith St. 14th century chapel, restored c1897 as a RC convent chapel. Original registers from 1897.
- Wesleyan: Ridgeway. (1838). No information on registers.
- Methodist: The Street. (1893). No information on registers.