Clerkenwell St James, Middlesex Genealogy

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Clerkenwell St James

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

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Clerkenwell, parish., Middlesex, within Finsbury parl. bor., London, 380 ac. Clerkenwell, par., Middlesex, within Finsbury parl. bor., London, 380 ac.[1]

St. James Clerkenwell (1551) was an ancient parish...formerly the (mother) parish of several chapels within its boundaries. It had ..."distinct parochial district[s] attached, and...is subdivided into (several)"'.[2]..chapels. One of the larger ones was St John the Baptist, St John Square, Clerkenwell, which was a chapel of ease within the ancient parish of St James Clerkenwell. It was created as part of the Building Act previous to when it began operation--the year 1723. [3]

The following chapels and chapelries were attached to St James Clerkenwell Parish:

  • Holy Redeemer - 1882
  • St James, Pentonville - 1790
  • St John the Baptist, St. John Square - 1723
  • St Mark, Myddleton Square - 1834
  • St Mary - dissolved to become St James Clerkenwell
  • St Paul, Pear Tree Street, Clerkenwell - 1865
  • St Peter, Smithfield Martyrs Church – 1871
  • St Peters
  • St Philip, Granville Square - 1834
  • St Silas, Penton Street, Pentonville - 1866

Clerkenwell had as well a number of nonconformist denominations within its boundary, including meeting-houses for Baptists, Society of Friends, Independents (Congregationalists), and Wesleyan and other Methodist chapels (of which one was St James Spa Fields New Connexion Methodist and, one of which was a Welsh-speaking chapel). [4]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

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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

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

Census Records[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.


1600 Lay Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid[edit | edit source]

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]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887. Adapted. Date accessed: 27 November 2013.
  2. P.B. Dunn, A Guide to Ancestral Research in London, (BYU Printing Services, 2010).
  3. Samuel Lewis, ed. " Chinley - Chiswick," In A Topographical Dictionary of England 626-632. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848). Adapted. Online at British History Online.
  4. 'Clearwell - Clerkenwell', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 626-632. British History Online. Date accessed: 10 February 2012.