Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex Genealogy

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Holborn St Andrew

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

Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex
St Andrew Holborn

London St Andrew Holborn Church
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls; Ossulstone (Holborn Division)
County London
Poor Law Union Holborn
Registration District Holborn; West London
Records begin
Parish registers: 1556
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639-40; 1833-35
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of London
Location of Archive
London Record Office

Parish History

St Andrew Holborn
"Holborn St Andrews, the church of, stands at the northwest corner of Holborn hill and Shoe Lane, and is dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle, who is distinguished in church history as the earliest of the apostles, and as having suffered martyrdom in Achaia. There was a church on this site as early as the year 1297, which escaped the fire of 1666, but ten years after, being found too ruinous for reparation, it was taken down, except the tower, in 1686, and the present church erected in its place by Sir Christopher Wren. It is one of the finest and most appropriate Protestant churches ub Europe. Its exterior is plain, simple and unpretending; consisting of a basement under the galleries, with low windows which light the aisles, and anupper story semicircular headed windows for the galleries and nave; crowned by a well proportioned  cornice, blocking course and balustrade. The tower, which is the ancient one, nearly faced with portland stone ashlering in 1704, is square and to taste. The interior is spacious, rich and beautiful, consisting of a nave and two aisles, divided in height into a ground story and galleries. The living is a rectory worth £600 a year. The patronage was originally in the gift of the Dean and Cannons of St Paul's, who tansferred it to the Abbot and Convent of Bermondsey, who continued to be its patrons till their dissolution by Henry VIII, when that monarch granted it to Thomas, Lord Wriothesley, afterwards Earl of Southampton, from whom it descended, by marriage , to the late Duke of Montague."[1]

This parish belonged to Farringdon Ward Without.

1848 description

St. Andrew Holborn is a parish, in the City of London Without the Walls. The patron is, the Duke of Buccleuch.[2]


Church records

Online St Andrew Holborn Parish Register Images and Indexes
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1889 Ancestry[4] 1754-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1856 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1558-1868 FamilySearch[7] 1754-1812 Find My Past 1653 findmypast[8]
    1780-1837 Ancestry[9] 1754-1856 findmypast[10]

A page from the parish register is missing for the year 1717.[11]

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

1541 Subsidy

1547 Subsidy

  • St Andrew, Holborn, Farringdon Without Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/145); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1564 Subsidy

  • St Andrew, Holborn, Farringdon Without Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/218), Copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1577 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1589 Subsidy

1600 Subsidy

1622 Subsidy

  • St Andrew, Holborn, Farringdon Without Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/505); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidy

  • St Andrew, Holborn, Farringdon Without Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/515); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1645 Subsidy

  • St Andrew, Holborn, Farringdon Ward Without, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 11); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1666 Hearth Tax

1667 Hearth Tax

  • St Andrew Holborn, Farringdon Ward Without, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/630); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1692-1932 Land Taxes

1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid

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.

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.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.

Before 1858, Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[12] From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

Go to London Probate Records to find the name of the court having secondary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.


St Andrew Holborn churchyard site

Transcripts of early Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex Genealogy tombs found in the interior of the church were published in Catalogue of the most Memorable Persons who had visible Tombs, plated Gravestones ... in the City of London (through) A.D. 1700, which is available online.[13]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Andrew Holborn churchyard.[14]

Find A Grave has a page about St Andrew Holborn Church monumental inscriptions.

Poor Law Unions

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

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(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).


  1. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitized by Google Books.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted. Date accessed: 20 December 2013.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  7. Batches C010511, C010512, C010513, C020836, C020837, C020838, C020839, C025561, P010514, P010515, P010516, P010517, P010518, P010519, P020831, P020832, P020833, P020834, P020835 (1869-1875, inactive 11/2/2012), see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  8. 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  10. John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  11. 'A Note on St. Andrews, Holborn Parish Register,' Genealogists' Magazine, Vol. 10 (1947-1950):452.
  12. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  13. Payne Fisher and G. Blacker Morgan, Catalogue of the Tombs in the Churches of the City of London, A.D. 1666 (1668; reprint, London: Hasell, Watson, Viney, Ld., 1885). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  14. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.