Stanwell, Middlesex Genealogy
"STANWELL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Staines, hundred of Spelthorne, county of Middlesex, 2¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Staines; containing, with part of Colnbrook chapelry, 1495 inhabitants. The parish comprises by estimation 3963 acres, of which 2466 are arable, 1148 meadow and pasture, and 31 woodland. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9, and in the patronage of the Crown; impropriator, Sir John Gibbon, Bart., and others. The great tithes have been commuted for £552, and the small for £280: the vicar has 7 acres of glebe. The church is principally in the later English style. There is a place of worship for Independents; also a school for boys, endowed in 1624 by Thomas, Lord Knevitt."
1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 186-192. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 05 May 2010).
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.
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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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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