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SMEETH, KENT, ENGLAND
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 20-Sep 1640 Raignold Francis Son of Leonard Ffrancis & his wife Joane 11-Oct 1640 Catherine Terry Dau of William Terry & his wife Anne 03-Dec 1640 Elizabeth Halke Dau of Norton Halke & his wife Elizabeth of Bircholt 13-Dec 1640 John Allen Son of Christopher Allen & his wife Elizabeth 10-Jan 1640 Edward Suckling Son of Peter Suckling & his wife Grace
Banns/ MBL 09-Jun 1640
NAME Notes 11-Apr 1640 widow Argar 09-May 1640 Goodwife Shock 30-Jul 1640 Uriscilla Harrison dau of Hugh Harrison 13-Nov 1640 Katherine Terry 02-Dec 1640 Elizabeth Cosby 12-Jan 1640 Mary Harrison 14-Jan 1640 Goodwife Bromley 14-Jan 1640 Goodwife Onion