Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

"Holborn St Andrews, the church of, stands at the northwast corner of Holborn hill and Shoe Lane, and is dedicated to St andrew the Apostle, who is distinguished in church history as the earliest of the apostles, and as having suffered martyrdom in Achaia. There was a church on this site as early as the year 1297, which escaped the fire of 1666, but ten years after, being found too ruinous for reparation, it was taken down, except the tower, in 1686, and the present church erected in its place by Sir Christopher Wren. It is one of the finest and most appropriate Protestant churches ub Europe. Its exterior is plain, simple and unpretending; consisting of a basement under the galleries, with low windows which light the aisles, and anupper story semicircular headed windows for the galleries and nave; crowned by a well proportioned  cornice, blocking course and balustrade. The tower, which is the ancient one, nerly faced with portland stone ashlering in 1704, is square and to taste. The interior is spacious, rich and beautiful, consisting of a nave and two aisles, divided in height into a ground story and galleries. The living is a rectory worth £600 a year. The patronage was originally in the gift of the Dean and Cannons of St Paul's, who tansferred it to the Abbot and Convent of Bermondsey, who continued to be its patrons till their dissolution by Henry VIII, when that monarch granted it to Thomas, Lord Wriothesley, afterwards Earl of Southampton, from whom it descended, by marriage , to the late Duke of Montague."[1]

This parish belonged to Farringdon Ward Without.


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 St Andrew Holborn Parish Register Images and Indexes
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1889 Ancestry[3] 1754-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1856 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1558-1868 FamilySearch[6] 1754-1812 Find My Past 1653 findmypast[7]
    1780-1837 Ancestry[8] 1754-1856 findmypast[9]

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

Lists of taxpayers, deposited at The National Archives (E 179), exist for the following years: 1524 (2), 1525, 1535, 1540, 1542, 1543, 1545, 1621, 1628, 1636, 1637 (3), 1639, 1641, 1643, 1646, mid 1600s, 1662 (2), 1663 (2), 1667 (3), 1673 (2), late 1600s, 1675, and 1678.[10]

1541 Subsidy
1582 Subsidy
1589 Subsidy
1666 Hearth Tax

Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.

Before 1858, Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury from the 1750s through 1858.[11] From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

Go to London Probate Records to find the name of the court having secondary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

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  1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. Batches C010511, C010512, C010513, C020836, C020837, C020838, C020839, C025561, P010514, P010515, P010516, P010517, P010518, P010519, P020831, P020832, P020833, P020834, P020835 (1869-1875, inactive 11/2/2012), see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  7. 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  9. John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  10. E 179 Database: Records relating to lay and clerical taxation, The National Archives, accessed 4 November 2011. Tax lists containing personal names. Place: Holborn Parish, Middlesex.
  11. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.