Limehouse St Anne, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

'Limehouse St Anne, a parish (1730) and a sub-district, in Stepney district, County of Middlesex, 3 miles east St Paul's Cathedral, London. Prior to the 1730, the parishioners were included in Stepney St Dunstan Parish till 1730. The parish includes Limehouse, the Regent's and ship building docks, and until 1838, included part of the hamlet of Ratcliff, and included the chapelry of Limehouse St John the Evangelist, and parts of the chapelries of Bow-Common and Ratcliff.

'The head-living, or that of Limehouse-St. Anne, is a rectory, united with the chapelries of St Andrews and St Peter's missions.

'A Congregationalists (or Independents) chapel was built in 1866; and there are several other dissenting chapels in the boundary.'[1] 


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 Limehouse St Anne Parish Register Images and Indexes
1730-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1754-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1897 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1783-1837 DocklandsAncestors[6] 1783-1837 DocklandsAncestors[6] 1783-1837 DocklandsAncestors[6]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[7]    

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. John Marius Wilson, “Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,” (Edinburgh: A, Fullerton & Co., 1870). Online here.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Anne, Limehouse in Tower Hamlets Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Limehouse St Anne in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Limehouse St Anne in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Limehouse St Anne in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 'Online Parish Register Search,', accessed 12 March 2012.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm