Tower of London, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

The chapel within the The Tower of London is extra-parochial (see below). It is sometimes known as St Peter Ad Vincula.

"St Peter Ad Vincula, the church of, is situated within the Tower of London, at the northwest corner of Northumberland Walk, near the new Armoury. It is dedicated to St Peter, when in chains or bonds, and was built and founded by Edward I. It is a plain Gothic building, sixty-feet in length, fifty-four in breadth, and twenty-four feet high. The advowson is a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, exempt from archhiepiscopal jurisdiction, and in the gift of the Crown [its creation was funded, granted and/or otherwise commissioned by the Crown].

From: Topographical Dictionary of London by James Elmes; published 1831


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

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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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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