Acton, Middlesex Genealogy

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Guide to Acton, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Acton, Middlesex
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Kensington Division)
County Middlesex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Brentford
Registration District Brentford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1664; 1801
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
London Metropolitan Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ACTON St Mary (1539), a parish, in the union of Brentford, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 5 miles (W.) from London. Also see East Acton and Steyne.

The following chapelries and district churches lay within the St Mary Acton Parish boundary:

  • All Saints, Bollo Bridge Rd. - 1872
  • St Aidan Church Mission - 1888
  • St Albans, Acton Green - 1888
  • St Andrews, Salisbury St - 1894
  • St Barnabas, Acton Vale - 1891
  • St Cuthbert's, Osborne Rd - 1880
  • St Dunstan's, East Acton - 1879
  • St Thomas, Bromyard Ave, Acton – 1891

An Independent and a Wesleyan Chapel were built here, as well as a private mansion which was used as a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Acton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Middlesex
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Middlesex
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Middlesex ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1400s-1900s
Find My Past (Westminster)-Middlesex ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1400s-1900s
Find My Past Banns-Middlesex ($)
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1700s-1800s
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Ancestry-London Church of England BMD (Early) ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry-London Church of England BMD (Late) ($)
1800s-1900s
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1700s-1900s
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1800s-2000s
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Ancestry Marriage Bonds and Allegations-London and Surrey ($)
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1600s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1600s-1800s

Other Websites These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census and Inhabitants Lists[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


1600 Lay Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

1666-1674 Hearth Taxes[edit | edit source]

  • Smith, A. Harper and T. Harper Smith. Acton: The Hearth Tax Assessments, 1664-1674. London: A. and T. Harper, 1988. FHL British Book 942.1/A1 R4s.

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Manor records[edit | edit source]

Acton Manor records survive from the 1200s to the 1900s. The Manorial Documents Register serves as a guide to these records and where they are stored.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Acton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Adapted. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.