New Brentford, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

'New Brentford St Laurence High Street (1570) was a chapelry within the parish of Hanwell and had the following chapels and district churches associated with it, including--St George's, High Street [an ancient curacy established in 1653], St Faith's, Windmill Road (?), and St Paul's St Paul's Road built in 1868.'

Here is an excerpt on a 19th century historical perspective by the famed topographer, Samuel Lewis:

'BRENTFORD, a market-town, and the head of a union; comprising Old Brentford, in the parish of Ealing, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, and New Brentford, in the parish of Hanwell, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex.'[1]

There were places of worship built for Particular Baptists(2), Independents (2), a Primitive Methodist, a Wesleyan Methodist chapel and a Roman Catholic parish--all by 1870.

See also Old Brentford.


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 New Brentford Parish Register Images and Indexes
1570-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1754-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1873 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1618-1833 FindMyPast[6]
1618-1812 TheGenealogist[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. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 353-357. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 03 May 2010).
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Lawrence, New Brentford in Hounslow Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as New Brentford St Lawrence in Hounslow Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as New Brentford St Lawrence in Hounslow Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as New Brentford St Lawrence in Hounslow Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,", accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  7. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  8. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.