Finchley Holy Trinity, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

Holy Trinity Church Lane, Finchley was a district church erected to ease the population burden at St Mary's Church End. This chapel lies within the civil parish boundaries of St Mary's and began to function in the year 1846.

At ... [the]] East End [of Finchley]] is a church dedicated to the Trinity, the first stone of which was laid October, 1845; it has a bell-turret surmounted by a spire rising eighty feet above the ground¹.

Holy Trinity is a vicarage, in the diocese of -London-value of the rectory, £417;* of the vicarage, £150.* Patron of both, [St Mary's, the ancient parish, and H. Trinity, who is] the Bishop of London. The parish church is Norman. Holy Trinity church was built in 1846².

1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 235-238. 

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


Civil Registration

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Church records

Burials from 1849 to 1965 are indexed in Greater London Burials (£)[1]

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

Census records

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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

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Web sites


  1. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.