Old Brentford, Middlesex Genealogy

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Guide to Old Brentford, Middlesex family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

Parish History

Brentford (see also New Brentford) which comprised of two divisions: Old Brentford and New Brentford. Old Brentford had two chapelries by 1870. These two chapelries included St George--built well before 1770 (it was, according to the famous 19th century topographer Samuel Lewis, rebuilt in that year) which lay within the ancient parish boundary of Ealing. The other chapel (in Old Brentford) included St Paul Church, built by the year 1868and lay within the civil parish boundaries of Ealing St Mary. [1] There are also places of worship for Particular Baptists, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans.


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 Old Brentford Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1618-1836 FindMyPast[2]
Online St George Old Brentford Chapelry Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1828-1840 BritishOrigins[3]

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Census and Inhabitants Lists

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.

1666 Hearth Tax

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

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 353-357. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here.
  2. "West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage," FindMyPast, accessed 8 March 2012.
  3. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.