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''[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Middlesex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Middlesex Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Stepney_St_Dunstan,_Middlesex|Stepney St Dunstan]]''  
 
 
See [[A List of District Churches and Chapels of Ease In Stepney Parish]]  
 
 
 
== Parish History  ==
 
 
 
"St Dunstan Stepney, the church of is situated between Whitehorse Lane, Commercial Road, a<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1273095041849_279" />nd Stepney Green. Stepney is a very ancient village, and was formerly a considerable distance from London. Stow mentions, that in 1299 a parliament was held at the house of Henry Wallies, Mayor of London, who resided in this village, and here Edward I confirmed the great charter of liberty. It was originally one of the largest parishes in England, and contained within its boundaries, what are now the parishes of St Marylebone, at Stratford, St Mary, Whitechapel, St Anne, Limehouse, St John Wapping, St Paul, Shadwell,&nbsp;St George, Ratcliffe Highway, Christ Church, Spitalfields, and St Matthew, Bethnal Green. All these parishes have been sparated from it, yet it still remains one of the largest within the Bills of Mortality, as it still contains the hamlets of Mile-End Old and New, Ratcliffe and Poplar.
 
 
 
"At what period this ancient church was built is not at present known, but it appears to be a relic of the architecture of the fourteenth century. There was a church here so long ago as the time of the Saxons,&nbsp;when it was called the church of All Saints, and we&nbsp;read of the Manor of Stiben-Heath, under the reign of William the Norman; when the church changed its name does not appear. it is&nbsp;a large&nbsp;structure, consisting of a chancel,&nbsp;a nave, and two aisles. At the west end is a plain tower, containing a peal of twelve bells.
 
 
 
"To this church formerly belonged a rectory and a vicarage, the former&nbsp;was a sincure, and in the&nbsp;gift of the Bishop of London, and the latter in the gift of the rector, till Redley, Bishop of London gave the manor of&nbsp;Stepney, and the advowson&nbsp;of the church to Edward VI, who granted them to Sir&nbsp;Thomas Wentworth,&nbsp;the Lord Chamberlain of his Household. The&nbsp;advowson was afterwards purchased by&nbsp;the principal and scholars of King's Hall and Brasnose College, oxford; they presented two persons to&nbsp;the rectory and vicarage,&nbsp;by the name of the portionists of Ratcliffe and Spitalfields, till the year 1744, when the hamlet of Bethnal Green, being spearated and made a new parish by act of parliament,&nbsp;Stepney became possessed by only one rector... It is a rectory, in&nbsp;the county of Middlesex, in the diocese of London, is exempt from&nbsp;any archdeaconry... There&nbsp;are numerous additional chapels attached to this parish (see the link above--"A List of District Churches and Chapels...)"¹
 
 
 
"STEPNEY St. Dunstan and All Saints,'''a parish''', and the head of a union, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 2½ miles east&nbsp;of&nbsp;St. Paul's Cathedral, London. The parish includes also the hamlets of Mile-End New Town,&nbsp;Mile-End Old Town, and&nbsp;Ratcliffe.&nbsp;
 
 
 
Places of worship were built for the Quakers (the Society of Friends), the New Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Calvinistic Methodists, for Baptists,&nbsp;Roman Catholics, and three meeting-houses for Independents.²
 
 
 
James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831).
 
 
 
Samuel Lewis, ed. ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' 200-205. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51302| here], (accessed: 05 May 2010).
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
=== Civil Registration  ===
 
 
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
 
  
 
=== Church records  ===
 
=== Church records  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="20" | <center><font size="+1">'''Online Stepney St Dunstan Parish Register Images and Indexes'''</font></center>
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Baptisms'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Marriages'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Burials'''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="20" align="center" | <font size="+1">'''Online Stepney St Dunstan Parish Register Images and Indexes'''</font>
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" | '''Earliest'''
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Baptisms'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Marriages'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Burials'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" rowspan="2" colspan="2" | '''Images'''  
| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="6" align="center" | 1568
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="18" | <center>1568-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($). Described as St Dunstan and All Saints (also St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney) in Tower Hamlets Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref></center>
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="6" align="center" | 1568  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="6" align="center" | 1568
 
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1814-1906
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as St Dunstan and All Saints in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1754-1921
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Stepney St Dunstan (also Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints) in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1929
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#000000" align="center" colspan="20" |  
| bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="18" align="center" | 1568-1812&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($). Described as St Dunstan and All Saints (also St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney) in Tower Hamlets Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1814-1906
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" rowspan="9" colspan="2" | '''Indexes'''
| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as St Dunstan and All Saints in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1875
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1754-1921
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches {{IGI|C055761}}, {{IGI|C055762}}, {{IGI|C055763}}, {{IGI|C055764}}, {{IGI|C055765}}, {{IGI|C055766}}, {{IGI|C055767}}, {{IGI|C055768}}, {{IGI|C055769}}, {{IGI|C055771}}, {{IGI|C055772}}, {{IGI|C055773}}, {{IGI|C055774}}, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(N-Z).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes derived from parish registers and parish register transcripts.</ref>  
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Stepney St Dunstan (also Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints) in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1864
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1813-1929
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches {{IGI|M055761}}, {{IGI|M055762}}, {{IGI|M055763}}, {{IGI|M055764}}, {{IGI|M055765}}, {{IGI|M055766}}, {{IGI|M055767}}, {{IGI|M055768}}, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(N-Z).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish registers.</ref>  
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1848
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.parishregister.com/searchpage.asp Docklands<br>Ancestors]<ref name="dock" />
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1848
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.parishregister.com/searchpage.asp Docklands<br>Ancestors]<ref name="dock" />
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1808
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast]<ref>[http://www.origins.net/help/aboutbo-bmi-parish-MDX.aspx "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,"] ''Origins.net,'' accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). {{FHL|682509|item|disp=FHL Book 942 K22L 1994}}</ref>
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1680-1689
| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1568-1875
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/other-records/docklands-ancestors.html FindMyPast]<ref>[http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/04/findmypastcouk-publishes-half-a-million-more-parish-records-and-launches-browse-function.html#more 'FindMyPast.co.uk Publishes Half a Million More Parish Records and Launches Browse Function,'] ''EOGN.com,'' posted 13 April 2012.</ref>  
| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches C055761-C055769, C055771-C055774, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(N-Z).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes derived from parish registers and parish register transcripts.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1719
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1568-1864
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ TheGenealogist]<ref name="genealogist">[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ 'London Parish Record Transcripts,'] ''The Genealogist,'' accessed 10 March 2012.</ref>  
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches M055761-M055768, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(N-Z).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish registers.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" |  
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" align="center" | &nbsp;
 
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1568-1848
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" |  
| bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://www.parishregister.com/searchpage.asp Dockland Ancestors]<ref>Searches in this collection are free, but in order to view the original records, it is necessary to pay a fee.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" |  
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" align="center" | 1568-1808
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1568-1848
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast]<ref>[http://www.origins.net/help/aboutbo-bmi-parish-MDX.aspx "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,"] ''Origins.net,'' accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). {{FHL|682509|item|disp=FHL Book 942 K22L 1994}}</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.parishregister.com/searchpage.asp Docklands<br>Ancestors]<ref name="dock">[http://www.parishregister.com/searchpage.asp 'Online Parish Register Search,'] ''ParishRegister.com,'' accessed 12 March 2012.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1640-1696  
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=8TIEAAAAIAAJ Google Books]  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=8TIEAAAAIAAJ Google Books]  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | &nbsp;  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | &nbsp;
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | &nbsp;  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1800-1837
| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Ancestry]<ref>''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes'' (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). {{FHL|293148|item|disp=FHL British Book 942 V25pm}}</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Ancestry]<ref>''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes'' (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). {{FHL|293148|item|disp=FHL British Book 942 V25pm}}</ref>  
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Early vestry minutes have been published:
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*Hill, G.W. and W.H. Frere. ''Memorials of Stepney Parish; That is to Say The Vestry Minutes from 1579 to 1662 ... To Which is Appended a Reprint of Gascoyne's Map of the Parish, 1703.'' Guildford: Billing &amp; Sons, 1890-91. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=BJMKAAAAYAAJ Google Books] - free.
  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
  
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.  
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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.
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=== Civil Registration  ===
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
  
 
=== Census records  ===
 
=== Census records  ===
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{{British Census|438821}}<br>
  
 
==== 1666 Hearth Tax  ====
 
==== 1666 Hearth Tax  ====
  
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=15&page=15&sort=1 Stepney], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]<ref>Includes Ballast Wharf, Bednall Green, Cock Hill, Comister Alley, Dolphin Yard, East Side, Fig Tree Yard, Great Pump Yard, Kings Head Alley, Limehouse, Limehouse Poplar and Blackwell Hamlet, Little Pump Yard, Maidenhead Alley, Mile End, Nightingale Lane, Pump Yard, Ratcliffe Broadstreet West, Ratcliffe Cross, Ratcliffe Hamlet, Ratcliffe Street Landside, Ratcliffe Street Laneside, Ratcliffe Street Waterside, Rose Lane, Rose Yard, Salmond Lane, Shadwell Hamlet, Ship Alley, Spittlefields Hamlet, Stepney Church West, Storehouse Yard, Sugar House Yard, Three Fox Yard, Tiffin Alley, Trinity Yard and White Horse Street, and Unknown.</ref>
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=15&page=15&sort=1 Stepney], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]<ref>Includes Ballast Wharf, Bednall Green, Cock Hill, Comister Alley, Dolphin Yard, East Side, Fig Tree Yard, Great Pump Yard, Kings Head Alley, Limehouse, Limehouse Poplar and Blackwell Hamlet, Little Pump Yard, Maidenhead Alley, Mile End, Nightingale Lane, Pump Yard, Ratcliffe Broadstreet West, Ratcliffe Cross, Ratcliffe Hamlet, Ratcliffe Street Landside, Ratcliffe Street Laneside, Ratcliffe Street Waterside, Rose Lane, Rose Yard, Salmond Lane, Shadwell Hamlet, Ship Alley, Spittlefields Hamlet, Stepney Church West, Storehouse Yard, Sugar House Yard, Three Fox Yard, Tiffin Alley, Trinity Yard and White Horse Street, and Unknown.</ref> - free
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==== 1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid  ====
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*[http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=26&page=33&sort=1 St Dunstan Stepney] at [http://british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online] - free.
  
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Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.  
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== Parish History  ==
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'St Dunstan Stepney, the [parish] church of, is situated between Whitehorse Lane, Commercial Road, and Stepney Green. Stepney is a very ancient village, and was formerly a considerable distance from London. Stow mentions, that in 1299 a parliament was held at the house of Henry Wallies, Mayor of London, who resided in this village, and here Edward I confirmed the great charter of liberty. It was originally one of the largest parishes in England, and contained within its boundaries, what are now the parishes of St Marylebone, at Stratford, St Mary, Whitechapel, St Anne, Limehouse, St John Wapping, St Paul, Shadwell,&nbsp;St George, Ratcliffe Highway, Christ Church, Spitalfields, and St Matthew, Bethnal Green. All these parishes have been sparated from it, yet it still remains one of the largest within the Bills of Mortality, as it still contains the hamlets of Mile-End Old and New, Ratcliffe and Poplar.
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'At what period this ancient church was built is not at present known, but it appears to be a relic of the architecture of the fourteenth century. There was a church here so long ago as the time of the Saxons,&nbsp;when it was called the church of All Saints, and we&nbsp;read of the Manor of Stiben-Heath, under the reign of William the Norman; when the church changed its name does not appear. it is&nbsp;a large&nbsp;structure, consisting of a chancel,&nbsp;a nave, and two aisles. At the west end is a plain tower, containing a peal of twelve bells.
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'For a considerable number of years this parish largely served as the apparent parish of choice of many merchant maritime and sailors of the Royal Navy. It is a rectory, in&nbsp;the county of Middlesex, in the diocese of London, is exempt from&nbsp;any archdeaconry... There&nbsp;are numerous additional chapels attached to this parish' (see the link above--"A List of District Churches and Chapels...)"<ref name="elmes">James Elmes, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref>
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'STEPNEY St. Dunstan and All Saints, '''a parish''', and the head of a union, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, County of Middlesex, 2½ miles east&nbsp;of&nbsp;St. Paul's Cathedral, London. The parish includes also the hamlets of Mile-End New Town,&nbsp;Mile-End Old Town, and&nbsp;Ratcliffe.&nbsp;
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'Places of worship were built for the Quakers (the Society of Friends), the New Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Calvinistic Methodists, for Baptists,&nbsp;Roman Catholics, and three meeting-houses for Independents.'<ref>Samuel Lewis, ed. ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' 200-205. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51302| here], (accessed: 05 May 2010).</ref>
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England  Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Gotoarrow.png  Middlesex Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Stepney St Dunstan

Church records

Online Stepney St Dunstan Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1568
1568
1568
Images
1568-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[1]
1814-1906 Ancestry[2] 1754-1921 Ancestry[3] 1813-1929 Ancestry[4]
Indexes 1568-1875 FamilySearch[5] 1568-1864 FamilySearch[6] 1568-1848 Docklands
Ancestors
[7]
1568-1848 Docklands
Ancestors
[7]
1568-1808 FindMyPast[8]
1680-1689 FindMyPast[9] 1568-1719 TheGenealogist[10]
1568-1848 Docklands
Ancestors
[7]
    1640-1696 Google Books    
    1800-1837 Ancestry[11]    

Early vestry minutes have been published:

  • Hill, G.W. and W.H. Frere. Memorials of Stepney Parish; That is to Say The Vestry Minutes from 1579 to 1662 ... To Which is Appended a Reprint of Gascoyne's Map of the Parish, 1703. Guildford: Billing & Sons, 1890-91. Digital version at Google Books - free.

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.

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.

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.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


1666 Hearth Tax

1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid


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

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Parish History

'St Dunstan Stepney, the [parish] church of, is situated between Whitehorse Lane, Commercial Road, and Stepney Green. Stepney is a very ancient village, and was formerly a considerable distance from London. Stow mentions, that in 1299 a parliament was held at the house of Henry Wallies, Mayor of London, who resided in this village, and here Edward I confirmed the great charter of liberty. It was originally one of the largest parishes in England, and contained within its boundaries, what are now the parishes of St Marylebone, at Stratford, St Mary, Whitechapel, St Anne, Limehouse, St John Wapping, St Paul, Shadwell, St George, Ratcliffe Highway, Christ Church, Spitalfields, and St Matthew, Bethnal Green. All these parishes have been sparated from it, yet it still remains one of the largest within the Bills of Mortality, as it still contains the hamlets of Mile-End Old and New, Ratcliffe and Poplar.

'At what period this ancient church was built is not at present known, but it appears to be a relic of the architecture of the fourteenth century. There was a church here so long ago as the time of the Saxons, when it was called the church of All Saints, and we read of the Manor of Stiben-Heath, under the reign of William the Norman; when the church changed its name does not appear. it is a large structure, consisting of a chancel, a nave, and two aisles. At the west end is a plain tower, containing a peal of twelve bells.

'For a considerable number of years this parish largely served as the apparent parish of choice of many merchant maritime and sailors of the Royal Navy. It is a rectory, in the county of Middlesex, in the diocese of London, is exempt from any archdeaconry... There are numerous additional chapels attached to this parish' (see the link above--"A List of District Churches and Chapels...)"[13]

'STEPNEY St. Dunstan and All Saints, a parish, and the head of a union, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, County of Middlesex, 2½ miles east of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. The parish includes also the hamlets of Mile-End New Town, Mile-End Old Town, and Ratcliffe. 

'Places of worship were built for the Quakers (the Society of Friends), the New Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Calvinistic Methodists, for Baptists, Roman Catholics, and three meeting-houses for Independents.'[14]

The Victoria County History of Stepney (1998) is available online. It includes chapters on manors, estates, economic history, local government, churches, Roman Catholicism, Protestant nonconformity, and charities for the poor.[15]

See A List of District Churches and Chapels of Ease In Stepney Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Dunstan and All Saints (also St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney) in Tower Hamlets Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  2. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Dunstan and All Saints in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Stepney St Dunstan (also Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints) in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Stepney St Dunstan and All Saints in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. Batches C055761, C055762, C055763, C055764, C055765, C055766, C055767, C055768, C055769, C055771, C055772, C055773, C055774, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes derived from parish registers and parish register transcripts.
  6. Batches M055761, M055762, M055763, M055764, M055765, M055766, M055767, M055768, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish registers.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 'Online Parish Register Search,' ParishRegister.com, accessed 12 March 2012.
  8. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  9. 'FindMyPast.co.uk Publishes Half a Million More Parish Records and Launches Browse Function,' EOGN.com, posted 13 April 2012.
  10. 'London Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  11. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  12. Includes Ballast Wharf, Bednall Green, Cock Hill, Comister Alley, Dolphin Yard, East Side, Fig Tree Yard, Great Pump Yard, Kings Head Alley, Limehouse, Limehouse Poplar and Blackwell Hamlet, Little Pump Yard, Maidenhead Alley, Mile End, Nightingale Lane, Pump Yard, Ratcliffe Broadstreet West, Ratcliffe Cross, Ratcliffe Hamlet, Ratcliffe Street Landside, Ratcliffe Street Laneside, Ratcliffe Street Waterside, Rose Lane, Rose Yard, Salmond Lane, Shadwell Hamlet, Ship Alley, Spittlefields Hamlet, Stepney Church West, Storehouse Yard, Sugar House Yard, Three Fox Yard, Tiffin Alley, Trinity Yard and White Horse Street, and Unknown.
  13. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  14. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 200-205. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 05 May 2010).
  15. A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=92 Date accessed: 25 March 2012.