Homerton, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

HOMERTON, a metropolitan suburb and a chapelry, in Hackney parish, Middlesex. - The suburb lies on the N. London Railway, near Victoria-Park and Hackney stations, 3 ¼ miles N E of St. Paul's; has a post office‡ under London NE, and a r. ST.; and consists largely of suburban residences of city merchants and opulent tradesmen.-The chapelry was constituted in 18 45. Pop. in 1861, 8, 663. Houses, 1, 306. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London. Value, £300. * Patron, the Bishop of London. "A Comprehensive List of Hackney District Churches in Pre-1900" Ram's proprietary chapel is here, and is in the patronage of Trustees. Three dissenting chapels, and Robinson's alms houses for 12 ministers' widows, also are here. An Independents' theological college was founded here soon after the Revolution; was rebuilt in 1823; had then an income of £2, 033; and was consolidated, in 1850, with Coward and Highbury colleges into the New college, St. John's Wood.

From: (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870)]


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Probate records

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