St George in the East St George, Middlesex Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png St George in the East St George

Parish History

St George in the East, the church of, is situated on the north side of Ratclffie Highway, near the corner of Cannon Street. It is one of the fifty new churches appointed to be erected by act of parliament, in the reign of Queen Anne. It was began [sic] from the designs of Nicholas Hawksmoor, in 1715, and finished in 1729. The parish was taken from that of St Dunstan, Stepney (see that church), and was in all respects rendered an independent parish. The architecture is an original and massive style, like all of its eminent architect, and the spire of towe is eminently picturesque.

The church is a rectory, the patronage of which, like that of Stepney, is in the Principals and Scholars of King's Hall and Brazenose College Oxford. It is in the county of Middlesex, in the diocese of London, exempt from archidiaconal visitation... There is a district church now building in the parish, the patronage of which will be in the rector of the parish.

1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted.

Here is a complete list of all those district churches and chapelries lying within the boundaries of St George in the East, St George:

  • St George in the East, Christ Church Watney Street- 1841
  • St George in the East St Mary Cabel Street - 1842
  • St John the Evangelist in the East, Grove Street - 1870
  • St Matthew Pell Street (Princes Square) - 1860
  • St Peter Old Gravel Lane, London Docks - 1866 (part from Shadwell)
  • St John the Evangelist in the East - 1870


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 neighboring 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

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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.

Poor Law Unions

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Web sites

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