Greenford, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

GREENFORD, GREAT (Holy Cross; 1539), a parish, in the union of Brentford, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Hounslow; containing 588 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20, and in the gift of King's College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £600, and the glebe comprises 40 acres. The church is built of flints, with a low wooden spire at the west end. There is a place of worship for Baptists. The Rev. Edward Terry, chaplain to Sir Thomas Roe, in the embassy to the Great Mogul, of which he published an account, was rector of this parish, where in 1660 he died and was buried.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 332-338. URL: Date accessed: 22 April 2010.

See an alternate description at Visions of Britain.


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

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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.

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