St Sepulchre, Middlesex Genealogy

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Church records

Online St Sepulchre Parish Register Images and Indexes
1662-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[1]
1813-1916 Ancestry[2] 1754-1921 Ancestry[3] 1820-1857 Ancestry[4]
Indexes 1662-1859 FamilySearch[5] 1662-1754 findmypast[6] 1662-1722 findmypast[7]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[8] 1781-1904 findmypast[9]
        1781-1904 findmypast[10]
Most St Sepulchre parish registers burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.


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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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 records

1541 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1589 Subsidy

1622 Subsidy

  • St Sepulchre, Holborn, Farringdon Without Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/505); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidy

  • St Sepulchre, Holborn, Farringdon Without Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/515); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1666 Hearth Tax

1801 Census

The 1801 Census exists.[11]

1811 Census

The 1811 Census exists.[11]

1821 Census

The 1821 Census exists.[11]

Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

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.

Probate records

Will indexes for probate courts covering St Sepulchre Parish are available online.

Before 1858, St Sepulchre, Middlesex Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

Go to London Probate Records to find the names of the courts having secondary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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



Transcripts of early St Sepulchre, Middlesex Genealogy tombs found in the interior of the church were published in Catalogue of the most Memorable Persons who had visible Tombs, plated Gravestones ... in the City of London (through) A.D. 1700, which is available online.[12]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Sepulchre churchyard.[13]

Records of the Poor

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Parish History

Holy Sepulchre without Newgate.jpg
Authorities consider St Sepulchre Parish a part of the City of London as well as a part of Middlesex, even though it was not technically within the Walls of London.[14]

"St Sepulchre, the church of, is situated on Snow Hill, at the corner of Giltspur Street, and is so named in commemoration of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. This church is supposed to have been founded about 1100, at which time a particular devotion was paid to the Holy Sepulchre. It was decayed in the reign of Edward IV as to require rebuilding. In the reign of Henry I, it was given by the Bishop of Salisbury to the Prior and Canons of St Bartholomew, in Smithfield. At the dissolution of that ministry it came to the crown till it was granted by James I to Francis Phipps and others. After which the rectory,...was purchased by the parishioners, and the advowson of the vicarage, by the President and Fellows of St John's College, Oxford. The church was much damaged by the great fire of 1666, when it was repaired... It is a vicarage in the city, archdeaconry and diocese of London, and in the patronage of St John's College, Oxford."[15]

This parish belonged to Farringdon Without Ward.

Also known as St Sepulchre Newgate Parish.

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Web sites

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  1. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Sepulchre Holborn in the City of London.
  2. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Holborn St Sepulchre in the City of London.
  3. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Holborn St Sepulchre in the City of London.fckLR
  4. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Holborn St Sepulchre in the City of London.
  5. Batches C023231, C023232, C023233, C023234, C023235, C023236, C023237, C023238, C023239, C025651, C025652, C025653, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  6. Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county, British Origins, accessed 21 December 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  7. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  9. John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  10. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' (Wayback Machine) British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 66, 68, 71.
  12. Payne Fisher and G. Blacker Morgan, Catalogue of the Tombs in the Churches of the City of London, A.D. 1666 (1668; reprint, London: Hasell, Watson, Viney, Ld., 1885). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  13. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  14. Cecil R. Humphery-Smith, The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 3rd ed. (Chichester, England: Phillimore and Co Ltd, 2003), 192, 194.
  15. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.