Middlesex Church Records
Historical Background of Middlesex's Parishes
Click here to read a description of some of the parishes in the old County of Middlesex as well as especially the City of London's environs in James Elmes', Topographical Dictionary of London (published in 1831). Those parishes listed may be found under the name of the patron saint to which it was dedicated, i.e. St George (Hanover Square), will be listed under the "G" section under "George (St.) Hanover Sq", or, St Luke Finsbury will be listed under the "F" section under "Finsbury", and St Andrew Holborn, under the "H" section under "Holborn" and so on.
Click here to read descriptions of Middlesex parishes as of the year 1848; Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England.
Click here to read a description of the County of Middlesex ancient parishes from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (published in 1870-72).
The ancient county of Middlesex was discontinued in 1888 and replaced by "London County"
(administered by the London County Council), encorporating the whole metropolis which includes the City of London and parishes in the old former county of Middlesex.
However, for historical context and for family history research purposes, this Middlesex County section strictly applies to all those parishes and their respective chapelies and district churches which pre-date 1888, that resided outside of the walls of London City (proper).
To view a list of Middlesex County (sometimes referred to as Greater London) parishes and some of their chapelries and district churches, view the county of Middlesex Parishes page. While the list of Middlesex parishes page is not at this time complete, please make especial note of those places listed on the Middlesex Parishes page that have an asterisk (*) next to it. These indicate each as an ancient parish amd in each case most parish pages have a link, or, list outright, a more complete and comprehensive list of chapelries, ancient chapels and the more modern district churches attached it. For example, the parish of Bethnal Green indicates there are fifteen chapels in the "Middlesex Parishes" page, but when you visit the ancient parish page, there actually
Click on parishes by the name of the patron saint to which it was dedicated.
Here is a List of London City Parishes and their complete names.
Here is a list of all City of London parishes. Click on the beginning letter to the parish of interest, to find further information the particular one of your ancestor's residence or parish of birth, marriage or burial. For example, if you are interested in
- 1558-1699 - Chester, Joseph Lemuel. Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1558-1699: Also, for Those Issed by the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1679. London: Harleian Society, 1886. Digital version at Google Books - free.
Longford Monthly Meeting (Quakers) marriages from 1670 to 1837 are included in Find My Past's West Middlesex Marriage Index ($).
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- List based on 1851 Jurisdictions Maps project. FamilySearch.org. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Accessed March 2012