Index of Medway Marriages 1837-1938




New CD from Kent Family History Society.  Produced by members of the Medway Branch

This index is compiled from the original Marriage Registers held by Medway Register Office. These registers cover the area currently under the jurisdiction of Medway Council; a unitary authority formed in 1998 by the merger of the various local councils of the Medway Towns and surrounding villages. The registers are for Church of England, non-conformist and register office marriages.

From 1837-1941 there were three Registration Districts covering the Medway area:
Medway Registration District:
    Chatham sub-district - Chatham
    Gillingham sub-district - Gillingham, plus Rainham from 1928
    Rochester sub-district - part of Rochester
    Rochester & Chatham sub-district - part of Rochester, Chatham

North Aylesford Registration District:
(re-named Strood Registration District in 1885)
    Strood sub-district - Strood, Frindsbury, Cuxton, Halling
    Northfleet sub-district: (all registers are held by Kent County Council, and therefore are not on this CD)

Hoo Registration District: (amalgamated with Strood Registration District in 1923)
    Allhallows, Cooling, High Halstow, Hoo St Werburgh, Hoo St Mary, Stoke, Grain

The data was extracted by the Register Office and includes the month and year of the marriage (rather than Year and quarter as shown in the GRO indexes) and the name and surname of both parties, indexed under both surnames.  It has been processed to create  Acrobat [.pdf] files which are ‘readable’ by the majority of potential users.

Entries show Surname, Forename, Initials, Fathers Surname, Register, Entry Number, Year and Month. Information is selectable by surname sorted alphabetically and searchable by the first two characters. Where ‘Other Names’ are included in the original data, those surnames are recorded.

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