Kensington St Mary Abbots, Middlesex Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  London Gotoarrow.png London Parishes Gotoarrow.png Kensington St Mary Abbots

For List of additional churches and chapels associated with this civil parish, see A List of District Churches and Chapels Lying Within St Mary Abbots Kensington Parish.

Parish History

Kensington St. Mary [1539], was an ancient parish, and the head of a union, in the Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, County of Middlesex, 2 miles west by south of London.  The following chapels of ease were built within this parish

Brompton Holy Trinity - 1769

St Barnabas Addison Road - 1829

St. John Kensington - 1843

All Souls' College (Oxford) Kensal-Green Chapel - 1844

St. John Kensington Park - 1845

St. James Chapel Notting-Hill - 1845

Chapels of worship were built for Roman Catholics, Baptists and Independents. In addition, the Kensal-Green Cemetery was created in 1833 which included 15 acres for the interment of dissenters (Nonconformists).[1] See also Brompton.


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

  • Macnamara, F.N. and A. Story-Maskelyne. The Parish Register of Kensington, Co. Middlesex, from A.D. 1539 to A.D. 1675. London, 1890. Digital versions at Internet Archives; Internet Archives (another copy).

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.

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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.

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 652-659. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 28 April 2010).