Plaistow St Mary, Essex Genealogy

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Parish History

Plaistow, is a village, a chapelry, and a ward, in West Ham parish, Essex. The village is 1½ miles S S E of Stratford, and 6¼ miles E by N of St. Paul's, London; the post-office under London East. There are chapels for Independents and Quakers.[1]


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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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

Online images are available Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office Plaistow St Mary See also other churches in the Plaistow area

St Mary's Rd
Baptisms 1830-1968
Marriages 1845-1977
Burials 1830-1972: ERO
Baptisms 1968- date
Marriages 1977- date: Not deposited

St Andrew
Barking Rd
Baptisms 1870-1968
Marriages 1872-1974: ERO

St Katharine
Chapman Rd
Built 1891
Demolished 1965

St Martin
Boundary Rd
Baptisms 1898-1901
and all Marriages
with St Andrew
Baptisms 1901-1911: 1914-1943 ERO

St Philip (and St James)
Whitwell Rd
Baptisms 1903-1972
Marriages 1974-1983: ERO
Burials allotted area at:
The East London Cemetery
Baptisms 1972- date
Marriages 1983- date: Not deposited

Congregational Chapel
Baptisms 1833-1837: PRO

Independent Chapel
Swanscombe St
Baptisms 1860-1882: LMA

Methodist Chapel
Pelly Rd/Harold Rd/High St
Baptisms 1897-1947: NEW

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
High St
Marriages 1899-1940: ERO

Census records

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.

Poor Law Unions

West Ham Poor Law Union, Essex

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Essex 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

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

Web sites


  1. 1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870 See at: http//