Bethnal Green St Thomas, Middlesex Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Bethnal Green St Thomas

Parish History

St. Thomas was built by 1844 as a chapelry within the civil parish boundary of St Matthew Bethnal Green. There were places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Methodists, in addition to others.[1]

By 1851, Bethnal Green's church attendance population was 11,752 of the Church of England, and 11,791 Nonconformists. In modern times, its 50 percent Muslim and 37.5 percent Church of England.

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.

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Census records

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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Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

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References

  1. 1. Samuel Lewis, ed. " Besford - Beverley," In A Topographical Dictionary of England 223-228. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here.