Penshurst

OS Grid Reference: TQ5243
The 1841 population was 1,470

Administrative Units

Penshurst fell within the Hundred of Somerden. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Sevenoaks.
Probate Jurisdiction was Shoreham to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

Penshurst included the hamlet of Fordcombe.

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

Penshurst Map North West Kent Family History Society

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume VI (Sevenoaks Registration District).


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

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Penshurst, St John the Baptist

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church

Original Registers

These date from 1558.
St John the Baptist - Aug 1998
St John the Baptist Penshurst North West Kent Family History Society

Fordcombe, St Peter

Church built 1847; parish created from Penshurst St John.

Original Registers

These date from 1849.

Memorial Inscriptions (1991).

Transcript published by NWKFHSD (Microfiche Ref F13). See MI Publications.
St Peter - Aug 2013
St Peter Fordcombe Penshurst North West Kent Family History Society

Independent/Congregational

Congregational: Smarts Hill. (1866-1970's). No information on registers.

Wesleyan/Methodist

Wesleyan: Pounds Bridge. (1852). No information on registers.