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Guide to '''Liberty of the rolls, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
 
Guide to '''Liberty of the rolls, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
=== Parish History  ===
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== Parish History  ==
  
 
The Liberty of the Rolls was a liberty, and civil parish from 1866, in the metropolitan area of London, England.  
 
The Liberty of the Rolls was a liberty, and civil parish from 1866, in the metropolitan area of London, England.  
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It was grouped into the Strand District in 1855 when it came within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works.  
 
It was grouped into the Strand District in 1855 when it came within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works.  
  
In 1889 the parish became part of the County of London and in 1900 it became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster. It was abolished as a civil parish in 1922.<ref>Wikipedia, ''Liberty of the Rolls,'' Wikipedia, Online [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_of_the_Rolls| here].</ref>  
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In 1889 the parish became part of the County of London and in 1900 it became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster. It was abolished as a civil parish in 1922.<ref>Wikipedia, ''Liberty of the Rolls,'' Wikipedia, Online [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_of_the_Rolls| here].</ref>
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===

Revision as of 18:03, 22 October 2019

Liberty of the Rolls

Guide to Liberty of the rolls, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

The Liberty of the Rolls was a liberty, and civil parish from 1866, in the metropolitan area of London, England.

It consisted of the part of the ancient parish of St Dunstan in the West that was in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex, the rest was within the City of London. It became a separate civil parish in 1866.

Named perhaps for the ancient Rolls House upon Chancery Lane where the rolls of the Court of Chancery of England were kept, or perhaps, like other parishes, its more recent chapel. The site of the house and chapel was later associated with the Public Record Office, and currently occupied by a library of King's College London.

It was grouped into the Strand District in 1855 when it came within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works.

In 1889 the parish became part of the County of London and in 1900 it became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster. It was abolished as a civil parish in 1922.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Liberty of the Rolls parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Middlesex Baptisms (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP London = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Liberty of the Rolls Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1912
1538-1912
1538-1912
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1543-1876




FMP London

1502-1871
1399-1992
ANC 1 1538-1812
1538-1812
1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1917
1754-1932
1813-2003
ANC Marr

1597-1921


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.


1634-1900 Rate Books[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

The Westminster, Poor Law and Parish Administration collection at findmypast includes:

  • 1685-1832 - Precinct of Liberty of the Rolls, Paupers
  • 1685-1832 - Precinct of Liberty of the Rolls, Examinations

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia, Liberty of the Rolls, Wikipedia, Online here.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk

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