This section provides very brief biographical information about individuals, sometimes with links to additional sources. Only some people were nationally prominent.

Where individual names are very well known there is usually a link to the online edition of Oxford Dictionary of National Biography . If you follow a DNB link, and you are a member of Kent Libraries, you can use your library card number to access the site.


Upper Deal Blacksmith
The miller at Upper Deal Mill.

WW1 Remembrances

Impact of WW1 on Deal
V.A.D. in Deal

Parish population histories

These topics give an overview of the census data from 1801 for individual parishes. The information is drawn from the official census reports available online from the Historical Population Reports website.

The available data varies from one census to another; for example an analysis of trade, agricultural and 'other' occupations was compiled for 1801-31. In 1831 there was an estimated valuation of the land as of 1815. In 1841 the population for males and females was divided into those aged 20 or over and those under that age, but that analysis did not continue in later decades. In 1841 there was also a a breakdown of those born inside and outside the county.

The information recorded in this series here is standardised for all census years.

A limited dataset can be extracted from the parish cess which was levied quite frequently on the whole parish to pay for capital items and the poor. This is on an overlapping timescale to the census but extends the data available back to far earlier times. For example, transcripts and photocopies of the original cess books for Deal are available for St Leonard's church.