Erith

OS Grid Reference: TQ5077
The 1841 population was 2,082

Administrative Units

Erith fell within the Hundred of Little & Lessness. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Dartford.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

Erith included the settlement of Belvedere.

See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.

For project purposes this parish is also covered by Woolwich & District FHS.

Erith North West Kent Family History Society

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index and Page Images published on CD-Rom as part of CD8 (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume V (Dartford Registration District).


For ordering details see Census CD-ROMs on the Publication List page.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Erith, St John the Baptist

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church

Original Registers

These date from 1764.

Transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche Ref. C6,C11). See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.
St John the Baptist - Dec 1997
St John the Baptist Erith North West Kent Family History Society

Belvedere, All Saints, Nuxley Rd

Church built 1853-61; parish created 1861 from Erith St John the Baptist.

Original Registers

These date from 1861.
All Saints - Sep 2006
All Saints Belvedere North West Kent Family History Society

Erith, Christ Church, Victoria Rd

Church built & parish created 1874 from Erith St John the Baptist.

Original Registers

These date from 1871.
Christ Church - Sep 2006
Christ Church Erith North West Kent Family History Society

Roman Catholic

  • St Fidelis: West St. Church built 1870, chapel-of-ease since opening of Our Lady of the Angels 1903. Original registers from 1870.

Baptist

  • Baptist: Bexley Rd, Belvedere. (1863). No information on registers.
  • Baptist: Lessness Heath. (1805). Original registers from 1807.
  • Baptist: Queens St. (1877). No information on registers.

Independent/Congregational

  • Independent: (1823). No information on registers.
  • Independent: Tower Church, Belvedere Park. (1848-53). No information on registers.
  • Congregational: (1859). No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Iron Church, Belvedere. (1865). No information on registers.

Wesleyan/Methodist

  • Wesleyan: Pier Rd. (1876-1972 demolished). No information on registers.
  • Methodist: (formerly Wesleyan). Original registers from 1889.
  • Primitive Methodist: Belvedere. (1876). No information on registers.