Shoreditch St Leonard, Middlesex Genealogy

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Here's a List of District Churches and Chapels Within St Leonard's Shoreditch Parish.

Parish History

SHOREDITCH St. Leonard, a parish, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, County of Middlesex was one of Greater London's more populated boroughs. With the towns of both Haggerston and Hoxton (which see), this parish encompassed a considerable number of inhabitants. The church of St Mary's  Haggerston was erected in 1827. The church in the Curtain-road, containing 1200 sittings, was consecrated, and dedicated to St. James, on the 4th of July, 1839.[1] This parish was subdivided into numerous chapelries and district churches by 1900. Be sure to see a "List of District Churches and Chapels Within St Leonard's Shoreditch Parish for a more complete picture as to Shoreditch's ecclesiastical makeup. 

Sir Henry Ellis's 1798 Internet Archive history of Shoreditch Parish has been digitized.[2]


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

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. "Shobdon - Shorwell," In A Topographical Dictionary of England 87-90. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 29 April 2010).
  2. Ellis, Henry. The History and Antiquities of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch, and Liberty of Norton Folgate, in the Suburbs of London. 1798. Digital version at Internet Archive.