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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
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Westminster St James parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2072795 England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/middlesex-baptisms Middlesex Baptisms (FindMyPast) - ($)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP London''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''ANC 1''' = [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmaearlyparish/ London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''ANC 2''' = [https://search.ancestry.com/ London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''ANC Marr''' = [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/surreymarriage/ London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>ArcherSoftware.co.uk</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="20" | <center><font size="+1">'''Online Westminster St James Parish Register Images and Indexes'''</font></center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Westminster St James Online Parish Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc"
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Baptisms'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Marriages'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Burials'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | '''Earliest'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>1575</center>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2072795 '''1538-1912''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>.</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>.</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2072795 '''1538-1912''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2072795 '''1538-1912''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" rowspan="1" colspan="2" | '''Images'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1882
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|'''1538-1975'''}}
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records findmypast]<ref name="west">[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/Westminster-parish-records-coverage.pdf 'Westminster parish records coverage,'] ''Find My Past,'' accessed 27 March 2012. Indexed collection.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1723-1837
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|'''1538-1973'''}}
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records findmypast]<ref name="west" />  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="2" | 1685-1956
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1473016|'''1538-1991'''}}
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records findmypast]<ref name="west" />
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" rowspan="5" | '''Indexes'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1575-1885<br>(gaps)
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/middlesex-baptisms '''1543-1876''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 Ancestry]<ref>[http://www.genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/MDX-Birth-Coll.pdf 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,'] ''British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed.,'' hosted at ''Genoot,'' accessed 14 April 2012.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1723-1837
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records findmypast]<ref name="west" />  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="2" | 1685-1956
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records findmypast]<ref name="west" />
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1685-1875
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP London'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches {{IGI|C135384}}, {{IGI|C135401}}, {{IGI|C135403}}, {{IGI|C135506}}, {{IGI|C135508}}, {{IGI|C135509}}, {{IGI|C135514}}, {{IGI|C135518}}, {{IGI|C135529}}, {{IGI|C135533}}, {{IGI|C135535}}, {{IGI|C135536}}, {{IGI|C135538}}, {{IGI|C135539}}, {{IGI|C135559}}, {{IGI|C320465}}, {{IGI|C320466}}, {{IGI|C320467}}, {{IGI|C320468}}, {{IGI|C320513}}, {{IGI|C320514}}, {{IGI|C320517}}, {{IGI|C320518}}, {{IGI|C320521}}, {{IGI|C147501}}, {{IGI|C147502}}, {{IGI|C147504}}, {{IGI|C147505}}, {{IGI|C147506}}, {{IGI|C147507}}, {{IGI|C148541}}, {{IGI|C320471}}, {{IGI|C320472}}, {{IGI|C320473}}, {{IGI|C320475}}, {{IGI|C320477}}, {{IGI|C320479}}, {{IGI|C320482}}, {{IGI|C320484}}, {{IGI|C320485}}, {{IGI|C320487}}, {{IGI|C320489}}, {{IGI|C320491}}, {{IGI|C320494}}, {{IGI|C723011}}, {{IGI|C723012}}, {{IGI|C723013}}, {{IGI|C723014}}, {{IGI|C723015}}, {{IGI|C723016}}, 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 17 March 2012.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1723-1882
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches {{IGI|M019021}}, {{IGI|M147507}}, {{IGI|M147511}}, {{IGI|M147512}}, {{IGI|M147513}}, {{IGI|M147514}}, {{IGI|M147515}}, {{IGI|M147516}}, {{IGI|M147517}}, {{IGI|M147518}}, {{IGI|M147519}}, 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 17 March 2012.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/greater-london-marriage-index '''1502-1871''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="2" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="4" |  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/greater-london-burial-index '''1399-1992''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1882
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''ANC 1'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records findmypast]<ref name="west">[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/Westminster-parish-records-coverage.pdf 'Westminster parish records coverage,'] ''Find My Past,'' accessed 27 March 2012. Indexed collection.</ref>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmaearlyparish/ '''1538-1812''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="2" |  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" colspan="4" |  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmaearlyparish/ '''1538-1812''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="2" |  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" colspan="4" |  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmaearlyparish/ '''1538-1812'''] 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''ANC 2'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmabirths/ '''1813-1917''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmamarriages/ '''1754-1932''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/lmadeaths/ '''1813-2003'''] 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''ANC Marr'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br> 
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/surreymarriage/ '''1597-1921''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br> 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 '''1538-1850''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog BTs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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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.  
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.<br><br>
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Records are also available at the [https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/default.aspx London Metropolitan Archives].
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====

Latest revision as of 14:53, 14 May 2019

Westminster St James

Guide to Westminster St James, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Westminster St James, Middlesex
Stjameswestminster.jpg
St James Westminster
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Westminster
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union St James
Registration District St James Westminster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1685
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster (Abbey) Post-1699 Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Middlesex Division)
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St James [Piccadilly] Westminster, [1685] 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.'[1]

Westminster St James, Middlesex.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Westminster St James parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Middlesex Baptisms (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP London = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Westminster St James Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1912
1538-1912
1538-1912
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1543-1876




FMP London

1502-1871
1399-1992
ANC 1 1538-1812
1538-1812
1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1917
1754-1932
1813-2003
ANC Marr

1597-1921


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.


1600s-1800s - Some Distinguished Residents and Lodgers at British History Online - free.

1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Westminster St James (Piccadilly) on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. James Elmes, Google Books A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs, (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Digitised by []. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 January 2014.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 23 January 2014.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk