Acton, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

ACTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Brentford, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 5 miles (W.) from London. Also see East Acton and Steyne. Independent and a Wesleyan Chapel were built here, as well as a private mansion used as a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]


Resources

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

A List of District Churches and Chapels in Acton Parish

Here's a list of all those known churches and chapels associated and lying within the boundaries of Acton St Mary:

  • All Saints, Bollo Bridge Rd. - 1872
  • St. Albans, Acton Green - 1888
  • St. Andrews, Salisbury St. -1894
  • St. Barnabas, Acton Vale - 1891
  • St. Cuthbert's, Bollo Lane - 1880
  • St. Dunstan's, East Acton - 1879
  • St. Mary's, High St. – 1539 (* ancient parish)
  • St Thomas, Bromyard Ave, Acton – 1891

Census 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.

Manor records

Acton Manor records survive from the 1200s to the 1900s. The Manorial Documents Register serves as a guide to these records and where they are stored.

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

Bibliography

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. John Marius Wilson. (1870-72)

Reference

  1. 1. Samuel Lewis, ed. "Ackworth - Adbaston," In theA Topographical Dictionary of England 9-12. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 02 April 2010). 2. John Marius Wilson, “Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,” (Edinburgh: A, Fullerton & Co., 1870). Online here.