St George the Martyr, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

St George the Martyr, [lies in the parish of St Andrew Holborn}, the church of, is situated in Queen Square, Bloomsbury, at the southwest corner, or the north end of Gloucester Street, going from Theobald's Road. This church was originally built in 1705, by Sir Streynsham Master, Governor of Fort St. George, in the East Indies, and some other wealthy inhabitants of its neigbourhood. It was afterwards purchased by the commissioners for building fifty new churches, and a district apportioned to it as a parish. It was consecrated as a parish church in 1723, and dedicated to St George in allusion to the governorship of its principal founder. It was a plain brick, of a most conventicle like appearance, till it was repaired, and its present two elegant fronts and bell tower, added about seven years ago [about 1824]... It is a rectory in the county and archdeaconry of Middlesex, in the diocese of London and in the patronage of the Duke of Buccleugh.

Adapted from: A Topographical Dictionary of Lonond by James Elmes; published 1831

Resources

Civil Registration

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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.

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