Finchley St Mary, Middlesex Genealogy

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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]
1736-1837 FindMyPast[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 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

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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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. 'West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.