Finchley St Mary, Middlesex Genealogy
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. Chapels for Independents (Congregationalists) and Wesleyans have also been built.
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.
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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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
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- 1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 235-238. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 21 April 2010).
- 'Finchley: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey with Highgate (1980), pp. 82-86. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22508 Date accessed: 13 February 2012