Norton Folgate, Middlesex Genealogy

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

Norton Folgate, Middlesex
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Tower Division)
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union Whitechapel
Registration District Whitechapel
Records begin
Parish registers: 1720
Bishop's Transcripts: None
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[edit | edit source]

NORTON FOLGATE, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Whitechapel, locally in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex; adjoining the ward of Bishopsgate Without in the city of London, Norton Folgate called also Norton Folley, derives its name from its situation north of Bishopsgate, and the adjunct to its name probably from the Saxon Foldweg.[1]

Norton Folgate, the street so called is the north continuation of Bishopsgate Street Without, and extends to Shoreditch. It is also the name of a Liberty or manor, which belonged to the cathedral of St Paul as early as the Conquest. This district being extra-parochial, the inhabitants support their own poor, and bury and marry where they please, but they mostly use a chapel, built be Sir George Wheeler, a Prebendary of Durham, for his tenants in Spitalfields. In this liberty there are also a small workhouse, a girl's school, and a free school for boys".[2]

Additional information:

NORTON-FOLGATE, an extra-parochial liberty in Whitechapel district, Middlesex: within the metropolis, in the line of Ermine Street, at the end of Bishopsgate Street, 1¼ mile NE of St. Paul's. It took the former part of its name from its situation N of Bishopsgate, and the latter part from the Saxon Foldweg, signifying a "highway", in allusion to Ermine Street; and the name was formerly written Northern Foldgate. Acres, 9. Real property, £23,617. Pop. in 1851, 1,771; in 1861, 1,873. Houses, 227. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. An Augustinian priory was founded here, in 1197, by William Brune; and had an income at the dissolution valued at £558. A theatre here was burned in 1839.¹

James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831).

Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

Norton Folgate parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Middlesex Baptisms (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP London = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Norton Folgate Online Parish Records
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FS PRs 1538-1912
FS 1538-1975
FMP 1543-1876

FMP London

ANC 1 1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1917
ANC Marr





FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

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 Subsidy[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 Unions[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Norton Folgate on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 11 February 2014.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72. Adapted. Date accessed: 11 February 2014.