Difference between revisions of "Hampstead St John, Middlesex Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - '''A Topographical Dictionary of England''' to '''A Topographical Dictionary of England''')
(added info and links)
(11 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Middlesex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Middlesex Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  Hampstead St John
+
''[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Middlesex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Middlesex Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Hampstead St John, Middlesex|Hampstead St John]]''
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
Line 5: Line 5:
 
The civil and ancient parish of St John Hampstead was established by the year 1560.  
 
The civil and ancient parish of St John Hampstead was established by the year 1560.  
  
"HAMPSTEAD (St. John), a parish, in the union of Edmonton, Holborn division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 4 miles (N. by W.) from London; containing 10,093 inhabitants. This place was bestowed by King Ethelred on the monks of St. Peter at Westminster, and, the grant having been confirmed by William the Conqueror, continued in their possession till the Dissolution in the reign of Henry VIII. The Grange house, of which scarcely a memorial remains, was the residence of the monastic superintendent of the manor, and the prior resided at Belzie House, which was subsequently converted into a place of public entertainment. Hampstead was anciently an inconsiderable hamlet in the parish of Hendon, from which it was separated in the year 1598, when its churchwardens for the first time attended the bishop's annual visitation. The election for the county members took place on the heath in 1681, and continued to be held till 1701, when it was removed to Brentford. Its pleasant situation, the salubrity of the air, and its proximity to the metropolis, early made the village the residence of some of the more wealthy citizens; and from the discovery of its chalybeate spring, in the former part of the eighteenth century, it became the resort of numerous invalids, for whose accommodation and amusement a pump-room, tavern, and coffee and assembly rooms, were successively erected. The water of the spring contains oxyde of iron, muriates of soda and magnesia, sulphate of lime, and a small portion of silex; and its mean temperature at the wells is from 46° to 47° of Fahrenheit. Saline springs were afterwards discovered at the south-eastern extremity of the heath, near Pond-street, in their properties generally resembling the Cheltenham and Harrogate springs; and the water continued for some time to be sent in flasks from the wells by accredited agents of the principal houses, called the Upper and Lower Flask Houses.  
+
'HAMPSTEAD (St. John), a parish, in the union of Edmonton, Holborn division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 4 miles north and west of London. Originally in ancient times, a hamlet in the parish of Hendon, it became detached from it in 1598.  
  
Hampstead is at present more regarded as a healthy and pleasant place of residence, than on account of its waters, which have within the last few years fallen almost into disuse. The village is situated on the southern acclivity of a hill, on the summit of which is a large heath, commanding, at different points, varied and beautiful views of the metropolis and the adjacent country, abounding in picturesque scenery, and agreeably diversified with richly-wooded hills, and extensive meadows, interspersed with elegant villas. The heath embraces the Upper and Lower Heath, the Vale of Health, and other subdivisions, possessing a temperature of climate proportioned to their several elevations, or to their different degrees of shelter from the colder winds, and consequently adapted to the various constitutions of the permanent inhabitants, or of the invalids who occasionally reside here for the recovery of their health. A telegraph is placed on the Upper Heath, forming the first in the line of communication between Chelsea Hospital and Yarmouth. The approach from the metropolis is by an excellent road, from many parts of which the prospect of Hampstead and Highgate is strikingly beautiful; and on ascending the hill which leads into the village, ranges of buildings, and detached mansions, rise in succession. The village is lighted, and derives its supply of water from a large reservoir in Shepherd's fields, and from pumps attached to the houses; the Hampstead Water Company have a reservoir on the heath, which supplies the inhabitants of Kentish-Town, Camden-Town, and Tottenham-Court road. The London and Birmingham railway passes along a tunnel 1120 yards in length, under Primrose Hill, near the southern extremity of the parish. Petty-sessions are held occasionally, and courts leet and baron on the Monday before Whitsuntide; a general court baron and customary court are likewise held within a month or six weeks after Christmas. The place is within the limits of the metropolitan police establishment.
+
'Hampstead chapel, in Well Walk, originally the pump-room of the Wells Tavern; and St. John's chapel,&nbsp;Downshire Hill...erected in 1823, are proprietary episcopal chapels.&nbsp;There are chapels of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.'<ref>Samuel Lewis, ed. ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' 391-396. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51002| here], (accessed: 23 April 2010).</ref>
 
 
The parish comprises 1200 acres, of which 533 are waste or common. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £887; patron and impropriator, Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £398. 4. The church, a neat brick building, was erected in 1747, on the site of an ancient edifice, which was taken down; the steeple is at the east end: among the monuments is one to the memory of Lady Erskine, beautifully executed by Bacon the younger. In 1771, William Pierce bequeathed £1700 three per cent. consols., to be applied in paying stipends of £24 per annum to the curate of Hampstead, and £5 per annum to the clerk, for performing divine service every Friday; £10 per annum to the Independent minister; and for other purposes. Hampstead chapel, in Well Walk, originally the pump-room of the Wells Tavern; and St. John's chapel, on Downshire Hill, a plain neat building erected in 1823, are proprietary episcopal chapels; and there are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics. A national school is supported by subscription, and has a fund of £2100 three per cent. consols., for apprenticing the children, arising from a bequest of £1000 by John Stock, Esq., in 1780, and subsequent benefactions. There are also funds for the benefit of children, and the relief of the poor, bequeathed by the Dowager Viscountess Campden in 1643, the Hon. Susannah Noel in 1698, and several others. In 1774, sepulchral urns, vases, earthen lamps, and other Roman antiquities were dug up in Well Walk.
 
 
 
On the left side of the entrance from London is the mansion of Sir Henry Vane, one of the judges of Charles I., and who, after the return of Charles II., was arrested here. At Hampstead also resided Dr. Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, author of the Analogy of Religion. On Haverstock Hill, a mile nearer London, is the cottage in which Sir Charles Sedley lived, afterwards occupied by Sir Richard Steele; and at a house formerly a place of public entertainment, named the Upper Flask, noticed by Richardson in his Clarissa, died George Steevens, the commentator on Shakspeare; prior to which it was the place of meeting of the Kit-Cat Club. Of the many distinguished persons interred at Hampstead, have been, Dr. Anthony Askew, a critic and physician; James Mc Ardell, an engraver in mezzotinto; John Harrison, who obtained a premium from parliament for his improvements on the chronometer; Archdeacon Travis, the opponent of Gibbon; James Pettit Andrews, author of a History of Great Britain; and John Carter, the antiquary."
 
 
 
1. Samuel Lewis, ed. ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' 391-396. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51002| here], (accessed: 23 April 2010).
 
  
 +
The ''Victoria County History'' of Hampstead (1989) is available [http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=90 online]. It includes chapters on manors, estates, economic history, local government, churches, Roman Catholicism, Protestant nonconformity, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, other faiths, education, and charities for the poor.<ref>''A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington'' (1989). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=90 Date accessed: 25 March 2012.</ref>
  
 
Here's a list of [[Churches and Chapels of St John Hampstead in Pre-1900]].
 
Here's a list of [[Churches and Chapels of St John Hampstead in Pre-1900]].
Line 27: Line 22:
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
 +
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="20" | <center><font size="+1">'''Online Hampstead St John Parish Register Images and Indexes'''</font></center>
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="6" | <center>'''Baptisms'''</center>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="6" | <center>'''Marriages'''</center>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="6" | <center>'''Burials'''</center>
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="2" | '''Earliest'''
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="6" | <center>1560</center>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="6" | <center>1560</center>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="6" | <center>1560</center>
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#000000" colspan="20" |
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="2" rowspan="2" | '''Images'''
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="18" | <center>1560-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref name="anc">[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($). Described as St John at Hampstead in Camden Borough. Marriages from 1801 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref></center>
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" | 1813-1906
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref name="ancc">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Hampstead St John in Camden Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1801-1921
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref name="ancm">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Hampstead St John in Camden Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | 1813-1949
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref name="ancb">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Hampstead St John in Camden Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#000000" colspan="20" |
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="2" rowspan="8" | '''Indexes'''
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" |
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" |
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1639-1640
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast]<ref name="bmi">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110108163855/http://www.origins.net/help/aboutbo-bmi-parish-MDX.aspx "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,"] ''Origins.net,'' accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). {{FHL|682509|item|disp=FHL Book 942 K22L 1994}}</ref>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | 1578-1752
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/parish-records-collection-search-start.action?redef=0&event=D FindMyPast]<ref name="boyd">[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/Boydsplacescounts.pdf "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,"] ''Find My Past,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.</ref>
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" |
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" |
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1639-1640
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-wlm.aspx BritishOrigins]<ref>[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-wlm-supp.aspx 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,'] ''British Origins,'' accessed 12 March 2012.</ref>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" |
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" |
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" | &nbsp;
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1769-1837
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Ancestry]<ref name="pallot">''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes'' (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). {{FHL|293148|item|disp=FHL British Book 942 V25pm}}</ref>
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
 +
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | &nbsp;
 +
|}
  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
+
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  ====
 +
 
 +
{{British Census|438790}}<br>
 +
 
 +
===== 1666 Hearth Tax  =====
  
==== Census records  ====
+
*[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118848 Hearth Tax: Middlesex 1666: Hampstead] at [http://british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online] - free.
  
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}
+
<br>
  
 
==== Probate 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|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Middlesex Probate Records|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.  
 +
 +
==== Cemetery ====
 +
 +
{{Find A Grave|658407|Hampstead St John Churchyard}}
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
Line 47: Line 103:
  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 +
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites  ==
+
== Web sites  ==
Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.
+
 
 +
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}
 +
 
 +
== References  ==
  
 +
{{Reflist}}
 +
{{Middlesex}}
 
[[Category:Middlesex]]
 
[[Category:Middlesex]]

Revision as of 17:54, 12 November 2012

England  Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Hampstead St John

Parish History

The civil and ancient parish of St John Hampstead was established by the year 1560.

'HAMPSTEAD (St. John), a parish, in the union of Edmonton, Holborn division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 4 miles north and west of London. Originally in ancient times, a hamlet in the parish of Hendon, it became detached from it in 1598.

'Hampstead chapel, in Well Walk, originally the pump-room of the Wells Tavern; and St. John's chapel, Downshire Hill...erected in 1823, are proprietary episcopal chapels. There are chapels of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.'[1]

The Victoria County History of Hampstead (1989) is available online. It includes chapters on manors, estates, economic history, local government, churches, Roman Catholicism, Protestant nonconformity, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, other faiths, education, and charities for the poor.[2]

Here's a list of Churches and Chapels of St John Hampstead in Pre-1900.

Resources

  • Baines, F.E. Records of the Manor, Parish, and Borough of Hampstead, in the County of London, to December 31st, 1889. London: Whittaker and Co., 1890. Digital version at Google Books.

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 Hampstead St John Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1560
1560
1560
Images
1560-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1801-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1949 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1639-1640 FindMyPast[7] 1578-1752 FindMyPast[8]
1639-1640 BritishOrigins[9]
    1769-1837 Ancestry[10]    

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.

Cemetery

Hampstead St John Churchyard database at Find A Grave.

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

References

  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 391-396. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 23 April 2010).
  2. A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington (1989). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=90 Date accessed: 25 March 2012.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St John at Hampstead in Camden Borough. Marriages from 1801 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Hampstead St John in Camden Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Hampstead St John in Camden Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Hampstead St John in Camden Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  8. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  9. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.
  10. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm