Westminster St John the Evangelist, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

St John the Evangelist, Westminster [built by 1728], is situated in a small square or close, southward of the Abbey, and between Millbank Street and Tufton Street. It is one of the fifty new churches voted by parliament in Queen Anne's reign, and was designed by Archer, a cotemporary of Hawksmoor and Vanburgh, to the latter of whom is has been erroneously attributed. This parish was taken from that of St Margaret Westminster, by act of parliament. The church is a rectory, in the county and archdeaconry of Middlesex, in the diocese of London.[1] 

Resources

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

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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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.

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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Reference

  1. 1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted.