Walthamstow St Peter, Essex Genealogy

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Walthamstow St Peter

Guide to Walthamstow St Peter, Essex ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Chapel History

Walthamstow (St Peter), is a parish, in the village of Walthamstow, in the West Ham district, Essex. The village stands 1½ miles east of Lea-Bridge railway station, and 6 miles NE of St. Paul's, London. It has a post-office under London. The parish is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of St. James, St. Mary, St. John, and St. Peter. It has three Independent chapels. and a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]


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

Walthamstow St Peter, Essex Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

ESSEX = EssexAncestors - (£)[2]
Walthamstow St Peter, Essex Genealogy Online Parish Records


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ESSEX 1844-1957 1844-1957 1845-1949

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.

Poor Law Unions

West Ham Poor Law Union, Essex

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Essex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Essex Ancestors - offers images of genealogical records for the county of Essex


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1870-72). Adapted 15 May 2013.
  2. Essex Ancestors: Unearth Your Roots, Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office, accessed 3 March 2012.