Finchley St Mary, Middlesex Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 03:27, 5 April 2013 by Murphynw (talk | contribs) (bo)

Jump to: navigation, search

England  Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Finchley St Mary

Parish History

'FINCHLEY St. Mary, the ancient parish, has its origins from at least the 13th century; by the 19th century was in the poorlaw union of Barnet, Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, County of Middlesex, and was 7 miles northwest of London.'[1]  Chapels also were built at Whetstone St John the Apostle (1836), in East Finchley (Holy Trinity), St Paul's Long Lane and All Saints, Durham Rd, North Finchley (Christ Church)--which see all.

'Chapels for Independents (Congregationalists) - one in 1815 and one in 1865; and Wesleyans have also been built.'[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

Online Finchley St Mary Parish Register Images and Indexes
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1754-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1902 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1560-1837 TheGenealogist[7] 1788-1812 BritishOrigins[8]
1560-1837 FamilyRelatives[9]
1561-1837 Joiner[10]
1736-1837 FindMyPast[11]
    1790-1837 Ancestry[12]    
Online Finchley Whetstone St John Chapelry Register Images and Indexes
Indexes         1835-1922 BritishOrigins[8]

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, nonconformist 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 and Inhabitants Lists

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 Tax

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

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848):235-238, Online here, (accessed: 21 April 2010).
  2. 'Finchley: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey with Highgate (1980), pp. 82-86. URL: Date accessed: 13 February 2012
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Finchley St Mary in Barnet Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Finchley St Mary in Barnet Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Finchley St Mary in Barnet Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Finchley St Mary in Barnet Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  9. 'Middlesex Parish registers collection 1538 on,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  10. 'Search Marriage Records in Middlesex,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 20 March 2012.
  11. 'West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.
  12. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm