Norwood, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

NORWOOD, a village, a precinct, and a chapelry in Hayes parish, Middlesex. The village stands adjacent to the Grand Junction canal, 1½ mile S S E of Southall r.station, and 3 W N W of Brentford; and is a large place. The precinct contains also the hamlets of Norwood-Green, Southall, and Southall-Green, and part of the hamlet of North Hyde; includes the Hanwell, the Southall Park, and Dr. Horsburgh's lunatic asylums; and has a head post-office, ‡ of Southall, and a receiving post-office, of the name of Norwood-Green, under Southall. Real property, £15, 734. Pop. in 1851, 2, 693; in 1861, 4, 484. Houses, 418. The manor belongs to Mills, Esq.; Osterley Park, to the Earl of Jersey. Norwood House is the seat of W. Rush, Esq.; Norwood Lodge, of W. Unwin, Esq. The inmates in the lunatic asylums, at the census of 1861, were 1, 517 in the Hanwell, 39 in the Southall Park, and 18 in Dr. Horsburgh's. The chapelry of Norwood comprises all the precinct except the minor part, which forms the chapelry of Southall. Pop. in 1861, 4,010. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London. Value, £400.* Patron, the Rev. H. Worsley. The church is of the 15th century; was well restored in 1864; and has an interesting oakroof, and a curious wooden belfry. There are a freeschool and four alms-houses. The Marylebone parochial schools also are here; and, at the census of 1861, had 397 inmates.

From: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870)

Resources

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

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Census records

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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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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