Hampstead St John, Middlesex Genealogy

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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]

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


  • 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

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

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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  1. 1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 391-396. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 23 April 2010).