Shoreditch St James, Curtain Road, Middlesex Genealogy

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Shoreditch St James, Curtain Road

Guide to Shoreditch St James, Curtain Road, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Shoreditch St James, Curtain Road, Middlesex
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Tower Division)
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union Shoreditch
Registration District Shoreditch
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of London
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Parish History

SHOREDITCH, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex; forming a north-eastern portion of the metropolis, and, with Haggerston and Hoxton. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyan and other Methodists.[1]

Additional information:

Curtain Road or, otherwise known as Shoreditch St James, Curtain Road began functioning as a district church in 1839 and lay within the civil parish boundaries of St Leonard Shoreditch.

Here's a list of District Churches and Chapels in St Leonard Shoreditch:

  • All Saints Haggerston - 1855
  • Aske’s Hospital Chapel, Hackney - 1696- Baptisms 1731-1744 P019041; Marriages 1696-1753 M019041
  • Christ Church, Hoxton - 1839
  • Geffreye’s Almshouses Chapel, Kingsland Rd - 1794
  • Holy Trinity, Beechwood Rd, Dalston - 1879
  • Holy Trinity, Bletchley St, Hoxton - 1848
  • Holy Trinity Shoreditch - 1866
  • Merchant Taylor’s School Mission -
  • St Augustine Haggerston - 1863 (part from Bethnal Green parishes)
  • St Agatha Haggerston - 1871
  • St Bartholomew Dalston – 1879
  • St Chad Haggerston - 1863
  • St Columba Haggerston - 1863
  • St Andrew Hoxton - 1863
  • St Anne Hoxton - 1865
  • St James, Curtain Road - 1839
  • St John the Baptist, Hoxton - 1826
  • St Mark Old Street Road - 1848
  • St Mark Dalston w/ St. Bartholomew - 1871
  • St Mark St Mark’s Rise, Dalston - 1870
  • St Mary Haggerston Rd, Haggerston - 1829
  • St Mary Hoxton - 1866
  • St Michael, Mark St, Shoreditch - 1862
  • St Paul, Broke Rd, Haggerston - 1893
  • St Paul Haggerston - 1861
  • St Paul Haggerston - 1858
  • St Peter Hoxton Square - 1869
  • St Philip Dalston - 1844
  • St Saviour Hoxton - 1862
  • St Stephen, Goldsmith’s Row, Haggerston - 1864


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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Shoreditch on GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., [ A Topographical Dictionary of England], (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 04 February 2014.