Death Indexes (BMD Indexes)bmdregister

The Death indexes are lists of people, arranged by surname, in the quarter in which the event occurred (Jan - Mar, Apr - Jun, Jul - Sep, Oct - Dec), from 1837 to the current day. Different amounts of information are available depending on the type of index and the date it was recorded.

E.g. If Mabel Smith died on February 2nd 1892 her entry would be found in the first quarter of the year 1892, under Smith. What must be remembered when using these registers, however is that you have 6 weeks to register an event and so someone who died in December 1892 might also be found in the first quarter of 1893. Different events have different amounts of information available to view, as do different dates.

Mabel Smith, who died in 1837, would have a Surname, Forenames (or initials), District of Registration, Volume and Folio Number.


E.g.
Smith, Mabel S  Sittingbourne 2b 356

The letters and numbers at the end of the entry tell you the volume the event is registered in, and the page number. This is important to note if you wish to send off for the birth certificate.  from 1866 onwards the records also contain the age of the person.

E.g.

Smith, Mabel S   82    Sittingbourne 2b 356


It is also worth mentioning that there are two versions of these indexes, from the General Register Office and the Local Register Office. The original lists are held by the Local Register Offices and were then transcribed into a central index at the General Register Office. As with all human transcriptions mistakes were made and omissions occurred. If you can't find your ancestor in the GRO index it is always worth consulting a LRO index!

 

Burial Records

Burial records have been kept by English churches since the Sixteenth Century and while some have been lost or damaged over time many are available for researchers to view. These can be availble from your local archive centre, the National Archives at Kew, online, or can be purchased on CD.

Burials
Burial records can include:
County, Place, Church, Register entry number, Date of burial, Forename, Relationship (e.g. wife of, son of, daughter of, widow of), Surname, Age at death, Abode, Notes (other notes may include additional information such as occupation, if stated).

Please see our Local Churches and Parishes Page for help on locating where your ancestors may be buried.

 

 

 

Local Churchyards, Cemeteries and Monument Inscription Transcriptions

These are the inscriptions found on local tombstones and memorials.  Please see our Local Churches and Parishes Page for help on locating where your ancestors may be buried.

 

Bapchild

Memorial Inscriptions from St Laurence's Church

 

Borden

Borden Churchyard (St Peter & St Paul's) Monument and Tombstone Inscriptions Part of Sittingbourne Heritage Museum Website. Contains the following surnames:
ABBOTT, AKHURST, ALEXANDER, APPS, ATTWOOD, AUSTIN, BAKER, BARBER, BARNARD, BARNES, BARRETT, BARROW, BASSETT, BATCHELOR, BEANE, BEAUMONT, BELTON, BIGG, BOURN, BOURNE, BRETT, BRISSENDEN, BROUMFIELD, BROWN, BRYANT, BURBRIDGE, BURR, CAMBER, CAPELING, CARUTHERS, CAUDELL, CHAPMAN, CHEESEMAN, CHITTENDEN, CLINCH, CLOUT, COKER, COLCHIN, COLLINS, CORE, COVENEY, CRAYDEN, CRESTED, CROUCHER, CULMER, DAVIS, DAY, DENNEHY, DICKINGS, DURTNALL, DUTNALL, EALDON, EARLL, ELLIS, EPPS, EVENS, EWELL, FERRELL, FERRETT, FITZGERALD, FITZWATER, FLACK, FOORD, FORSTER, FRIAR, GATLAND, GEORGE, GOODHEW, GOUGE, GRANT, GRAY, GREENSTED, HALES, HALL, HALSON, HANDFORD, HARMAN, HARRIS, HART, HENHAM, HICKLING, HILLS, HODGES, HOLLANDS, HOLLIS, HOMEWOOD, HONEY, HONEYBORNE, HOPPER, HORTON, HOVENDEN, HUGHES, HUMPHRIES, INGRAM, JARRETT, JEFFREYS, JESSOP, JONES, JUDGES, KEALE, KEMSLEY, KINGSNORTH, KITCHINGHAM, KITNEY, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, LARKIN, LACEY, LEDGER, LEGG, LEVY, LOFT, LONG, LORD, LUCKHURST, MACCULLOCH, MACKELDEN, MANKTELOW, MARSH, MARTIN, MASON, MATSON, MAXTED, MEDHURST, MEERS, MERTON, MILLEN, MILLER, MILLINER, MILLS, MILSTED, MOON, MOORE, MUSGRAVE, NEALE, NORRINGTON, NUNN, PACK, PACKMAN, PANKHURST, PANTON, PARKER, PAYNE, PENNEY, PHIPPS, POPE, PRATT, PRENTIS, PRESCOTT, PRESTON, PRINGLE, PUTWAIN, RAYFIELD, REYNOLDS, RIDDLE, ROCKEELL, RUSSELL, SAVAGE, SAYWELL, SCOONES, SEAGER, SELLEN, SHARP, SHERBON, SHERLOCK, SIMMONS, SKINNER, SMITH, SNOARD, SOUTHON, SPITTLE, STEELE, STEERS, TASSELL, THOMAS, THORPE, TIDY, TONGE, TOWN, TRESS, TUKE, TYLER, USHER, VALLANCE, VALLENS, VERRALL, VINCENT, VINSON, WALKER TAYLOR, WATERS, WATSON, WHATFORD, WHITEHEAD, WHITNALL, WILSON, WISE, WOODFINE, YOUNG, BENTLEY, FLACK, FUGGLE, HONEYSETT, JORDAN, MAY, NORRINGTON, PERCIVAL, SELLEN, SMITH, STEERS, TYMAN, WINCH, BRADLEY, DE LA BILLIERE, IGGULDSON, THOMPSON, WESZELLI

 

Bredgar

Bredgar Churchyard (St John The Baptist)

Bredgar Cemetery

 

Isle of Sheppey

Halfway Cemetery, Sheerness - An index of the burials at Halfway Cemetery, Sheerness. (or can be viewed at Sheerness Library).

Sheerness War Memorial (Army)

Sheerness War Memorial (Royal Navy)

 

Milton Regis

Milton Burial Records (Old and New Grounds - Holy Trinity) - transcription available to purchase from our shop.  Or view the microfilm records in our research room.  The following surnames feature in the transcription.  Abrahams, Ackhurst, Acrist, Adams, Adsley, Akhurst, Alchin, Aldridge, Alexander, Alford, Allchin, Allen, Anchor, Anderson, Andrews, Ashby, Ashdown, Atkinson, Attwood, Atwater, Badcock, Badelle, Badop?, Bailey, Baker, Baldock, Baldwin, Ballard, Banks, Barkaway, Barkway, Barnard, Barnes, Barnett, Barns, Barranger, Barrett, Barrott, Bartholomew, Bartlett, Bass, Bassant, Bassett, Batchelor, Bates, Batt, Batty, Bayfield , Beach, Beal, Beale, Beamont, Bean, Beard, Beaumont, Beeney, Beer, Bell, Benge, Bennett, Benney, Bensted, Bentley, Berry, Bessant, Bigg, Bills, Bingham , Bingham, Bishop, Black, Blagg, Blaxland, Blow, Blyth, Bnrown, Bolton, Bonner, Bottle, Boughton, Bourne, Bowes, Box, Boyce, Boys, Bradley, Bran, Brand, Brandford, Brazier, Brenchley, Brett, Bridge, Bridgen, Brisenden, Brisley, Britcher, Broad, Broch, Bromley, Brooks, Brown, Brummage, Bryan, Budds, Burden, Burgess, Burley, Burns, Burton, Busbridge, Bush, Butcher, Butler, Butter, Cannon, Capalin (?), Capeland, Capelin, Capell, Caraway, Carnes, Carpenter, Carter, Caryer, Cassam, Cassingham, Castle, Caulfield, Ch?, Chambers, Champ , Chandler, Chapel, Chapell, Chapman, Chappell, Chase, Chatworthy, Cheel, Cheeseman, Cheesman, Chely, Cherison, Child, Chilman, Chittenden, Chockrell, Chopping, Chrisfield, Church, Churchill, Clark , Clark, Clarke, Clatworthy, Cle?????, Clements, Cleveland, Cliffiord, Clifford, Clinch, Clough , Clough, Clung, Coatsworth, Cockel, Cockell, Coe, Cogger, Cole, Coleman, Collecton, Collinson, Collis, Collison, Collisson, Colman, Comber, Cook , Cook, Coomber, Coombes, Cooper, Copeland, Coppin, Coppins, Cork, Cornford, Cossey, Couchman, Coultrip, Court, Coveney, Coward, Cox, Crafts, Crayden, Cripps, Crisfield, Cross, Crouch, Croucher, Curling, Curtis, Dabbs, Dale, Dane (Lockyer), Dane, Danes, Dantford, Davies, Davis, Dawson, De?wett, Deacon, Dean, Deane, Debelle, Delaney, Dench, Dennis, Derrydown, Deverson, Deveson, Devoy, Digby, Dives ?, Dives, Dobbs, Dobson, Dodd, Dorrell, Dorrine, Dot, Douch, Down, Dryland, Duley, Duly, Dunk, Ealden, Ealdon, Eames, Earl, Earle, Eason, Edis, Edward, Edwards, Ekins, Elfick, Elliott, Ellis, Elliss, Elson, Elvy, Enson, Epps, Essell, Fagg, Falkner, Faulkner, Featherstone, Featherton, Fenner, Feren, Feriner, Fernes, Fewtrell, Fidge, Field, Filmer, Finnis, Firman, Fisher, Fletcher, Flood, Foord, Ford, Forman, Forster, Fosbray, Foster, Fowtrell, Fraisier, Franshaw, Freeman, Friday, Friend, Fryer, Fuller, Funnell, Furley, Furney, Gable, Galihawk, Gallian, Gallion, Gallyhawke, Gambell, Gamble, Gambull, Gane, Gardler, Garratty, George, Gibbs, Gibson, Glimer, Glover, Goatham, Goble, Goldfinch, Golding, Goodger, Goodhew, Goodhue, Gooding, Goodwin, Goodyear, Goodyer, Gordan, Gore, Goring, Gosley, Gouge, Gowar, Gower, Grace, Grandson, Gransted, Grant, Gray, Grayling, Greensted, Greenstreet / Greensted, Greenstreet, Gregory, Grensted, Griggs, Grisley, Groves, Gurling, H?yle, Hadlow, Hadlum, Haines, Hains, Hales, Hall, Hallow, Hambrook, Hamilton, Hammond, Hardy, Harnden, Harrington, Harris, Harrison, Harriss, Hart, Hartridge, Harvey, Harvey (otherwise Anderson), Harvey, Hawbrook, Hawker, Hawkins, Hayes, Hayward, Haywood, Hayzelden, Hazelden, Head, Healey, Hearn, Hearndon, Heath, Hedgeman, Hemp, Hewett, Hewitt, Hewson, Heywood, Hicks, Higgins, Highwood, Hill, Hills, Hind, Hinde, Hinds, Hinge, Hoad, Hobbes, Hoder, Hodge , Hodge, Hodges, Hogben, Holdstock, Hole, Holland, Hollatt, Hollis, Holmes, Homewood, Hone, Hope, Hopkins, Hornsley, Horton, Hovenden, Howard, Howlett, Hubbard, Huchingson, Hudson, Huggins, Hughes, Hulbard, Hull, Humphrey, Humpreys, Humprys, Hunt, Hurst, Hutchens, Hutchinson , Huxted, Igfulden, Image, Innman, Ives, Ivory, Jackman, Jackson , Jackson, Jacobs, Jagg, James, Jane, Jarrett, Jarvis, Jefferies, Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jenkins, Jenner, Johncock, Johnson, Jones, Jordan , Jordan, Joy, Jury, Kant, Karrey, Keating, Keepin, Kemp, Kemsley, Kennard, Kenneth, Kennett, Kiddle, Killam, King, Kingsnorth, Kisby, Kite, Knight, Knott, Knowles, Lane, Lardin, Laslett, Lawrence, Lee, Lemmey, Lemmon, Lenton, Lester, Levett, Lewis, Leyton, Lighton, Ligstin, Little, Living, Loader, Lockyer, Londy, Long, Lough, Love, Lucas, Luck, Luckhurst, Luke, Lurclick, Lurcuck, Lynstead, Lyons, Mackelden, Mackenzy, Man, Mancer, Mantell, Mantle, Marden, Maria, Marriott, Marsh, Marshall, Martin, Maryott, Maskford, Matson, Matthews, Mawby, May, May , May, McLauchlan, McMally, McRitchie, Mead, Meads, Meppen, Mewett, Middleton, Miles, Millener, Milliner, Millner, Mills, Millway, Milner, Milton, Milway, Minnooch, mitchell, Monk, Monke, Montague, Moon, Moor, Moorcroft, Moore, Mortar, Moses, Moss, Mount, Mudge, Murr, Murray, Murton, Nason, Nelson, Newin, Newman, Newton, Nice, Nicholas, Nicholls, Nichols, Norman, Norridge, Norris, Norriss, Norton, Nowland, Nye, Oggulden, Oliff, Oliver, Orslett, Ost, O'Sullivan, Outen, Packenham, Packer, Packham, Page, Pain, Paine, Pane, Pankhurst, Pantin, Panton, Park, Parker, Parkes, Parks, Parry, Parsons, Pashly, pauper, Paxley, Paxton, Payne, Pearcey, Pearle, Pearson, Peck, Peel, Pelvin, Pennele, Pepper, Pettit, Pewlle , Phepps, Phillips, Philpot, Philpott, Pilcher, Pile, Pincott, Platts, Pollard, Polly, Poor, Pope, Pretty, Price, Prick, Pritty, Ptetty, Pue, Puxley , Quaife, Quested, Rack, Raite, Ralph, Randall, Ransley, Rayfield, Rayner, Read, Reakwater, Reason, Redman, Redshaw, Richards, Riddle, Roase, Roberts, Robins, Robinson, Rochester, Rockliff , Rockliff, Rogers, Rolls, Roper, Rose, Rositer, Ross, Rossiter, Rough, Rouse, Ruck, Russell, Ryden, Saddleton, Sage, Samson, Savin, Sawyer, Saxby, Sayer, Scholes, Scones, Scutter, Sea , Sea, Sear, Seater, Seattergood, Sells, Sharp, Sharpe, Shepperd, Sherlock, Shilling, Shore, Shrubb, Shrubsall, Shrubsell, Shrubsole, Simmonds, Simmons, Simpson, Sivyer, Skinner, Smison, Smisson, Smith, Snelling, Son, Spence, Spencer, Spendiff, Spice, Spicer, Spillett, Spittle, Spooner, Spratt, Springate, Stagg, Stainer, Staines, Stains, Standing, Stanley, Stephenson, Sterling, Stevens, Stickings, Stirling, Stone, Streatfield, Street, Strouts, Stubberfield, Such, Sullivan, Sums, Sutton, Swinyard, Tabrett, Tamber, Tappenden, Tarpe, Taylor, Taylro, Terry, Tester, Thacker, Thomas , Thomas, Thompson, Thomsett, Thornton, Thropshall , Thurley, Tie, Tilbe, Tippen, Toes, Tomlin, Tomsett, Toul, Town, Transham, Troughton, Trowell, Tuchner, Tucker, Tudor, Turner, Twoork, Tye, Tyler, Ugler, Underdown, Underhill, Unknown, Vickett, Voakes, Voaks, Vokes, Wakefield, Walker, Wallen, Waller, Walter, Ward, Ware, Warren, Warrener, Warrington, Washer, Waterman, Waters, Watson, Webb, Weedon, Welch, Weller, Wells, West, Westley, Weston, Whibley, White , White, Whitehead, Whithead, Whitnall, Whitnell, Wickens, Wicks, Wiggins, Wildash, Wildish, Wiles, Wilkinson, Willcox, Williams, Williamson, Willkinson, Wills, Willson, Wilson, Wimble, Winch, Windy, Winters, Witnell, Wolling, Wood , Wood, Woodhurst, Wooley, Woolley, Wraight, Wright, Wyles, Yelland, Young , Young.

 

Milton New Ground Churchyard (Holy Trinity)

Milton Old Ground Churchyard (Holy Trinity)

 

Murston

Murston Churchyard Old Ground (All Saints').  See here for inscription found inside the church - Plummer / Leigh.

Murston Churchyard New Ground (All Saints')

 

Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne Churchyard (St Michael's) Monumental Inscriptions (part of Kent Archaeological Society website)

 

Cemeteries and Crematoria in Kent - Part of the Kent Online Parish Clerks Site

 
Alkham, Barming, Bearsted, Buckland by Dover, Eastchurch, Eastwell, Faversham, Harty, Hawkhurst, Leeds, Lenham, Leysdown, Minster in Sheppey, Newington next Hythe, Postling, Queenborough, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Trottiscliffe. - The HRGS hold a copy of the transcriptions by the Kent Family History Society of burials in the above parishes, from 1558 onwards.  Not all parishes have complete records.   The HRGS are happy to perform specific lookups for free but always appreciate a small donation to keep our group going! Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a request.


 

 

 

Death Certificates

Information available on Death Certificates:


Deaths:
District, Location, Date & Place of Death,
Forename & Surname, Sex, Maiden Name,
Date & Place of Birth, Occupation, Usual Address,
Informant's Forename & Surname,
Informant's Qualification, Informant's Address,
Cause of Death, Signature of Informant,
Registration Date, Registrar's Signature.

How to Order Kent Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

 

 

 

Obituaries


Local newspapers have contained obituaries for the deceased for hundreds of years, in the form of articles written about prominent members of society or unusual death circumstances, to paid for advertisement-style memorials, written by the deceased's family.

 

 

 


 

Useful Death Record Websites PDF Print E-mail

Ancestry.co.uk

Ashburton, Devon Roman Catholic Cemetery Memorial Inscriptions

 

Badsey, Worcestershire (St James) Monumental Inscriptions, Obituaries and Burials

Barnoon, St Ives, Cornwall Monumental Inscriptions

Barton Turf, Norfolk Memorial Inscriptions

Belfast Burial Records (1869 onwards)

Berkeley, Gloucesters (St. Mary's) Memorial Inscriptions

Blackhill, West Durham Death Records

Bradford & Blackburn Cemeteries Index

Burnham Market, Norfolk Memorial Inscriptions

 

Calverton, Buckinghamshire Memorial Inscriptions

Chippenham, Wiltshire (St Andrew's) Monumental Inscriptions

Church Monuments Society

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Compton Dundon, Somerset Monumental Inscriptions

Cosby, Leicestershire Memorial Inscriptions

 

Darton, Barnsley, West Yorkshire (All Saints)  (Old West Riding) Monumental Inscriptions

Deceased Online

Derby Parish Registers and Monumental Inscriptions Index

Dorset Cemeteries and Monumental Inscriptions Index

 

Egerton, Kent Memorial Inscriptions

Edmundbyers, West Durham Death Records

Essex Ancestors

 

Familysearch

Farnborough, Hampshire (St Peter's) Monumental Inscriptions

Find My Past

Freebmd (Death Registers)

 

Gloucestershire Memorial Inscriptions

Grave Matters.org.uk

Gravestone Photos

 

Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions Index

Haverhill Cemetery (1867 - 1950)

Hitchin Cemetery, Hertfordshire Memorial Inscriptions

Honley, West Yorkshire (Old West Riding) Monumental Inscriptions

Horton, Buckinghamshire (St Michael's) Monumental Inscriptions

Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland (Houghton Hillside Cemetery) Burial Records and Monumental Inscriptions

 

Interment.net

Isle of Wight War Memorials

Isle of Wight Churchyards, Cemeteries and Monumental Inscriptions

 

Kelvedon, Essex (St Nicholas') Monuments and Gravestones

Kent Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.s) & other notes

Kent Online Parish Clerks

Kent Parish Visual Records

Kent P.C.C. & C.C.C. Wills

King's Stanley, Gloucestershire (St George's) Monumental Inscriptions

Kingston Upon Thames Grave Records and Images

 

Lancashire Monumental Inscriptions

Lincolnshire Village War Memorials

Liverpool and Merseyside Graveyards, Obituaries and Monumental Inscriptions

London Burials

London Cemeteries

Lyme Regis, Dorset (St Michael's) Monumental Inscriptions

 

Malvern, Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions

Manchester Burial Records

Manchester Death Records (where to find them)

Marsden, Kent (St Bartholomew's) Memorial Inscriptions

 

Norfolk Monument Inscriptions Project

Norfolk Will Transcriptions

Northumberland and County Durham Memorial Inscription Books

 

Peterborough War Memorial

Portsmouth Memorials and Monuments

 

Ringmer, East Sussex Monumental Inscriptions

Roundhay, Leeds (St John's) Memorial Inscriptions

Rushton Spencer, Stafforshire (St Lawrence the Martyr) Memorial Inscriptions and Burial Records

Ryde Cemetery, Isle of Wight Burial Records and Memorial Inscriptions

 

Sheffield Indexers

Sherington, Buckinghamshire (St Laud's) Burial Registers and Monumental Inscriptions

Somerset and Dorset Monumental Inscriptions

South Leigh, Oxfordshire (St James the Great) Memorial Inscriptions

Springthorpe, Lincolnshire (St George & St Lawrence's) Monumental Inscriptions

Stoke Goldington, Buckinghamshire Monumental Inscriptions

 

Taunton, Somerset Monumental Inscriptions

Taynton, Gloucestershire Memorial Inscriptions

Tenterden, Kent Monumental Inscriptions

Tintinhull, Somerset Monumetal Inscriptions

Tombstones and MIs

 

Upton Grey, Hampshire Memorial Inscriptions

 

Victorian London


Wardlow, Derbyshire Memorial Inscriptions

Westminster Cemeteries, Monumental Inscriptions and Undertakers' Records

Wherstead, Suffolk Memorial Inscriptions

World Burial Index

Worlingworth, Suffolk (St Mary's) Memorial Inscriptions

Wrexham Cemetery (1876 - 1989)

 

York Monumental Inscriptions

Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions