Charterhouse, Middlesex Genealogy

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

Charterhouse, Middlesex
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Finsbury Division)
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union St Luke
Registration District Holborn
Records begin
Parish registers: 1671
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Parish History

Charterhouse, a hospital with a dedicated chapel [extra-parochial] on its premises, was located on the north side of Charter House Square, Aldersgate Street. While the hospital is of early 13th century origins, its original chapel (once called "Newchurch Haw") was replaced later when a chapel was built by about 1613.[1]

1870-72 description:

CHARTER-HOUSE, an extra-parochial place in Holburn district, London; near Aldersgate Street and Smithfield. It extends slightly into the extra-parochial liberty of Glasshouseyard.[2]

1848 parish descripton:
The Charter-House, comprises an hospital as well as a school.[3]


Civil Registration

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

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.

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Probate records

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 Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by [ Google Books
  2. John M. Wilson, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 October 2013.
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted. Date accessed: 28 December 2013.