Portman Square, Middlesex Genealogy

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Portman Square

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

Parish History

Marylebone, parliamentary borough and parish (St Marylebone), Middlesex, in NW. of London.[1]

St.Paul, Portman Square: Portman Chapel, Robert Adam Street/Baker Street - non-parochial, became parish St.Paul, Portman Square, 1899 (baptisms begin 1888, marriages 1899) - church now a chapel of ease to and parish united to All Souls' Langham Place. Still open. Pevsner's "Buildings of England" says St Paul, Robert Adam Street was built 1970 to replace St Paul Portman Square; and that St Paul Portman Square was built 1779 as a proprietary chapel for the Portman Estate.[2]

Additional information:

St. Thomas, Portman Square was established and created by the year 1858. It lay within the civil parish boundaries of St Marylebone.


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

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Portman Square in St Marylebone on GENUKI


  1. John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Adapted. Date accessed: 06 February 2014.
  2. Genuki Anglican Churches in St Marylebone, Middlesex , Adapted. Date accessed: 06 February 2014.