St Anne Soho, Middlesex Genealogy

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

St Anne Soho, Middlesex
The tower and west end of St. Anne's Church, viewed from Wardour Street.
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Westminster
County Middlesex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Strand
Registration District Strand
Records begin
Parish registers: 1686
Bishop's Transcripts: 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex
Location of Archive
London Metropolitan Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St. Anne, Soho is a parish in the city and liberty of Westminster.[1]

St Anne Soho '...was formed out of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, [Westminster] towards the end of the seventeenth century.'[2]

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St Anne Soho, the church of, is situated on the south of Dean Street, Soho, near the lower end towards Gerard Street; and the church yard reaches from Dean Street on the east to Princes Street on the west. This church and parish owe their origin to some well-disposed persons in the parish...who raised subscriptions and contributions for the establishing of [same]... and was separated from the overgrown parish of St Martin in the Fields by an act of parliament, passed in the year 1661, the provisions of which were however not completed till 1678, and the present church was finished in 1686, on a spot formerly called Kemp's Fields. It is dedicated to St Anne, in compliments to the Princess Anne of Denmark, afterwards Queen Anne. [The parish lies within the ecclesiastical court of] the Bishop of London... The walls of this church are of brick, with rusticated angles of Portland stone.[3]

List of Churches for St Anne Soho, Westminster

St Anne's Soho [Westminster], the church of, is situated on the south of Dean Street, Soho, near the lower end towards Gerard Street; and the church yard reaches from Dean Street on the east to Princes Street on the west. This church and parish owe their origin to the same cause as the last named [see the above "St Anne's Society" in this dictionary] and was separated from the overgrown parish of St Martin in the Fields by an act of parliament, passed in the year 1661, the provisions of which were however not completed till 1678, and the present church was finished in 1686, on a spot formerly called Kemp's Fields. It is dedicated to St Anne of Denmark, afterwards Queen Anne. The advowson is in the gift of the Bishop of London...[4]

Westminster St Anne Soho, Middlesex.[5]

The following French Huguenot chapels were erected in this illustrious Westminster parish:

  • La Patente Street Chapel - 1689
  • Berwick Street Chapel - 1690
  • Monmouth House Chapel, Soho Square - 1690
  • Ryder's Court Chapel, St. Ann's, - 1700
  • Les Grecs Hog La. or Crown Street Soho - 1700
  • West Street Chapel, Soho – 1706
  • Little Chapel Street

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

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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]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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St Anne Soho Online Parish Records
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FamilySearch Collections-Middlesex
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Middlesex
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Middlesex ($)
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Ancestry-London Church of England BMD (Early) ($)
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Ancestry Marriage Bonds and Allegations-London and Surrey ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

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. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


1634-1900 Rate Books[edit | edit source]

1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid[edit | edit source]

1726-1829 Land Taxes[edit | edit source]

The Westminster, Poor Law and Parish Administration collection at findmypast includes 1726-1829 - St Anne, Soho, Land Taxes


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

St Anne Soho Churchyard database at Find A Grave. (15+ entries)

Poor Law Union[edit | edit source]

The Westminster, Poor Law and Parish Administration collection at findmypast includes:

  • 1686-1843 - St Anne, Soho, Apprentices
  • 1793-1828 - St Anne, Soho, Workhouses

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 26 December 2013.
  2. Thornbury, Walter, 'Soho', Old and New London Volume 3, (London: Cassell Petter and Galpin, 1878), 173-184. Online | here]. (Adapted. Date accessed: 31 January 2014.
  3. Elmes, James, Google Books A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs, (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Digitised by Google Books]. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 January 2014.
  4. James Elmes, Google Books A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs, (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Date accessed: 23 January 2014.
  5. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 23 January 2014.