General Lying in Hospital, Lambeth

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General Lying in Hospital, Lambeth

Guide to General Lying in Hospital, Lambeth, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History

This chapel was built as part of the General Lying-in-Hospital, York Road, Lambeth and was one of four such lying-in hospitals established in Greater London in the mid-18th century. This hospital was principally intended for the "wives of poor industrious Tradesmen or distressed House-keepers" and the wives of soldiers and sailors. It was used extensively for birthing children. The General Lying In Hospital was opened in 1767 as the New Westminster Lying In Hospital in Westminster, Bridge Road, Lambeth. It admitted single and married women. In 1818 it changed its name to the General Lying In Hospital and moved to York Road in 1828. The hospital closed in 1971.[1]


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

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Census records

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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.

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  1. Wikipedia "General Lying in Hospital Lambeth or Westminster Lying In Hospital. :