Norton Folgate, Middlesex Genealogy
Guide to Norton Folgate, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Norton Folgate, Middlesex|
|Hundred||Ossulstone (Tower Division)|
|Poor Law Union||Whitechapel|
|Parish registers: 1720|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Rural Deanery||Not Applicable|
|Probate Court||Search the courts of the surrounding parishes|
|Location of Archive|
|Middlesex Record Office|
NORTON-FALGATE, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Whitechapel, locally in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex; adjoining the ward of Bishopsgate Without in the city of London,Norton Falgate or Folgate, called also Norton-Folley, derives its name from its situation north of Bishopsgate, and the adjunct to its name probably from the Saxon Foldweg.
Norton Folgate, the street so-called is the north continuation of Bishopsgate Street Without, and extends to Shoreditch. It is also the name of a Liberty or manor, which belonged to the cathedral of St paul as early as the Conquest. This district being extra-parochial, the inhaibtants support their own poor, and ury and marry where they please, but they mostly use a chapel, built be Sir George Wheeler, a Prebendary of Durham, for his tenants in Spitalfields. In this liberty there are also a small workhouse, a girl's school, and a free school for boys".
NORTON-FOLGATE, an extra-parochial liberty in Whitechapel district, Middlesex: within the metropolis, in the line of Ermine-street, at the end of Bishopsgate-street, 1¼ mile N E of St. Pauls. It took the former part of its name from its situation N of Bishopsgate, and the latter part from the Saxon Foldweg, signifying a "highway, " in allusion to Ermine-street; and the name was formerly written Northern-Foldgate. Acres, 9. Real property, £23, 617. Pop. in 1851, 1, 771; in 1861, 1, 873. Houses, 227. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of St. Pauls. An Augustinian priory was founded here, in 1197, by William Brune; and had an income at the dissolution valued at £558. A theatre here was burned in 1839".¹
James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831).
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.
Norton Folgate parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Norton Folgate Online Parish Records|
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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 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.
- 1600 - Lay Subsidy Returns for London, Middlesex, Surrey (north) 1593-1600: Nortonfolgate (TNA E179/142/234) at Alan H. Nelson website - free
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.
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