Staines, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

'STAINES (St. Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Spelthorne, county of Middlesex, 10 miles west by southwest of Brentford, and 17 miles west by southwest of London. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, and Independents. The poor-law union of Staines comprises thirteen parishes or places.'[1]


Resources

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

  • Crisp, Frederick Arthur. The Parish Registers of Staines, Middlesex. 1644-1694. n.p.: F.A. Crisp, 1886. Digital version at Google Books.

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

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

Web sites

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Reference

  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 170-175. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 05 May 2010).