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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"
.
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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.
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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.

Abbreviations:
MBL= Married by Licence

Baptisms

DATE

YEAR

   NAME

 

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

Marriages

DATE

YEAR

  GROOM

 

BRIDE

NOTES 

Banns/ MBL
07-Oct 1640

  Gills Brett

&

  Mary Duker

22-Oct 1640

  Henry March

&

  Margaret Joans

14-Feb 1640

  William Giles

&

  Jane Sayer


Burials

DATE

YEAR

   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