Ashford, Middlesex Genealogy

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

Ashford, Middlesex
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Spelthorne
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union Staines
Registration District Staines
Records begin
Parish registers: 1699; For more records see Staines
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-30; 1639; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ASHFORD (St. Michael), is a parish, in the union of Staines, the hundred of Spelthorne and county of Middlesex; it is 4 miles NE by N from Chertsey. The church is a small edifice, built in 1796.[1]

The "Victoria County History" of Ashford (1911) is available online. It includes a history of land ownership, the manor, church, advowson and charities.[2]

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

Ashford 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 Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

Manor records[edit | edit source]

  • Ashford 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.

Poor Law Union[edit | edit source]

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]

Ashford on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.
  2. 'Spelthorne Hundred: Ashford', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 2: General; Ashford, East Bedfont with Hatton, Feltham, Hampton with Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Laleham, Littleton (1911), pp. 306-309. [british history.ac.uk Date accessed: 25 March 2012.