Willesden St Matthew, Middlesex Genealogy

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Willesden St Matthew

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

Parish History

Willesden St Matthew's Church is an AnglicanParish church in Willesden in the London Borough of Brent. It is situated on the corner of St. Mary's Road and Fawcett Road in Willesden. It is in the deanery of Brent, in the archdeaconry of Northolt, in theDiocese of London.[1]

Additional information:

St Matthew Willesden was a late-built district church, completed by the year 1902. It lay within the civil parish boundaries of St Mary the Virgin Willesden.

St. Matthew Willesden, was founded by the London Diocesan Home Mission 1894. St. Matthew was formed from St. Mary's and All Souls in 1902. The patron is the bishop of London.[2]=


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

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Willesden on GENUKI


  1. Wikipedia Willesden Churches from British History Online, Adapted. Date accessed: 21 January 2014.
  2. T F T Baker, C R Elrington (Editors), Diane K Bolton, Patricia E C Croot, M A Hicks Willesden: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982) Adapted, date accessed 21 February 2014