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FORDWICH, KENT, ENGLAND
[St. Mary the Virgin]
Bishop's Transcripts 1640 - 1641
NB: These records are from the Canterbury Cathedral Bishop's Transcripts
seized in 1641 when the Archbishop William Laud was arrested by the "Long Parliament".
[Click] for wikipedia information about his arrest, trial and execution.
The records for the year 1640 are now archived in the Parliamentary Archives at
the Palace of Westminster, London. [Click] [Note: These are external links]
The original church records for this parish at this time are missing.
This is the only record of these BMDs for 1640-1641, (and they use the Julian Calendar
with 25 March being the start of each new year.)
The Bishops Transcripts for this parish in other years, will still be held at Canterbury Cathedral Archives.
MBL= Married by Licence
Name of Father
Name of Mother
Notes 10-Apr 1640 John Smith Son of Robert Smith & his wife Mary 14-Jun 1640 Thomas Hall Son of Richard Hall & his wife Mildred [Church warden] 21-Mar 1640 Mary Knowler Dau of John Knowler & his wife Katherine 22-Mar 1640 Ffrancis Gull Son of William Gull & his wife Katherine
Banns/ MBL 07-Oct 1640
NAME Notes 03-Apr 1640 Mary Sturgesse wife of Peter Sturgesse 12-Apr 1640 John Smith son of Robert Smith 07-May 1640 Richard Hall son of Richard Hall 22-Jun 1640 Robert Cock 07-Nov 1640 stillborne child of Christopher Cray