East India Docks, Middlesex Genealogy

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Middlesex Parishes
East India Docks

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

Parish History

BLACKWALL, a hamlet in Poplar parish and Tower Hamlets borough, Middlesex; on the Thames, at the influx of the Lea, 4½ miles E of St. Paul's. Blackwall contains the West India docks, opened in 1802, the East India docks, opened in 1803, and the Brunswick wharf for packets, opened in 1840,-all splendid works, replete with interest; and It carries on a vast amount of iron ship-building, amid accompaniments which strike a stranger with astonishment.[1]

All Hallows East India Dock, Poplar was a district church built in the year 1879. It was one of several such churches built to ease the population growth in the Poplar region of Middlesex. It lay within the civil parish boundaries of Poplar All Saints.


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.

Census records

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.

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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East India Docks in Poplar on GENUKI