Cranford, Middlesex Genealogy
Guide to Cranford, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Staines|
|Parish registers: 1564|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-30; 1639; 1800|
|Rural Deanery||Not created until 1858|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex|
|Location of Archive|
|Middlesex Record Office|
Cranford St. Dunstan, was created an ancient parish, in the union of Staines, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex, 2½ miles northwest by north from Hounslow. The parish is situated on the River Colne. The church was built prior to the reign of King Henry VIII.
The Victoria County History of Cranford (1962) is available online. It includes a history of land ownership, manors, mills, economic and social history, local government, churches, nonconformity, schools, and charities.
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.
Cranford parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Cranford Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the London Metropolitan Archives.
Census and Inhabitants ListsEdit
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.
1666 Hearth TaxEdit
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 GazetteersEdit
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Cranford on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Date accessed and adapted: 22 October 2013.
- A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962), pp. 177-187. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=85 Date accessed: 27 March 2012.