Westminster St James, Middlesex Genealogy
'St James [Piccadilly] Westminster,  the church of, is situated on the south side of Piccadilly, nearly opposite Sackville Street. it owes its origin to the increase of buildings in its neighborhood, and its parish is a cantlet from that of St Martin's in the Fields. It was built from the designs of Sir Christopher Wren, in the reign of Charles II, and was finished in 1683. This church may be justly considered, in spite of its mean exterior, as one of the most perfect of its great architect's designs, whether it be considered for commodiousness, beauty, or ingenuity of construction... The church was made parochial by act of parliament of the 3d James II. The parish is rectorial in the county and archdeaconry of Middlesex, in the diocese of London, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London.'
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.
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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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- 1600s-1800s - Some Distinguished Residents and Lodgers at British History Online - free.
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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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- James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted.
- 'Westminster parish records coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 27 March 2012. Indexed collection.
- Batches C135384, C135401, C135403, C135506, C135508, C135509, C135514, C135518, C135529, C135533, C135535, C135536, C135538, C135539, C135559, C320465, C320466, C320467, C320468, C320513, C320514, C320517, C320518, C320521, C147501, C147502, C147504, C147505, C147506, C147507, C148541, C320471, C320472, C320473, C320475, C320477, C320479, C320482, C320484, C320485, C320487, C320489, C320491, C320494, C723011, C723012, C723013, C723014, C723015, C723016, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
- Batches M019021, M147507, M147511, M147512, M147513, M147514, M147515, M147516, M147517, M147518, M147519, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.