Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex Genealogy
'St Margaret Westminster, the church of (is a parish; parish registers begin 1538), is situated at a small distance from the north door of Westminster Abbey. The ancient church was built in 1064, by Edward the Confessor, for the use of the neighbouring inhabitants and dedicated to the before-mentioned St Margaret. It was rebuilt in the reign of Edward I, by the parishioners and merchants of the Staple[Inn], except the chancel which was erected at the charge of the Abbot of Westminster. In 1735, it was repaired and the tower cased... granted by parliament, in consideration of its being the church wherein the House of Commons attend divine service, as the peers do in Westminster Abbey. In 1758, it was again repaired at the public expense, and again about thirty years ago [about 1800]... This church is a rectory in the city and archdeaconry of Westminster, a peculiar of the Dean and Chapter, and therefore not subject to episcopal visitation, and int he patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.'
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.
Christenings from 1539 to 1688, marriages from 1539 to 1699, and burials from 1539 to 1673 have been published. Several of the books are still under copyright and hence have not yet been digitised.
Abstracts of some churchwardens' accounts from 1460 to 1603 are included in:
- Burke, Arthur Meredyth. Memorials of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, Comprising the Parish Registers, 1539-1660, and Other Churchwardens' Accounts, 1460-1603. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd, 1914. Digitised by Internet Archive.
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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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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- James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
- London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as . Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
- London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as . Partially indexed.
- London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as . Partially indexed.
- London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as . Partially indexed.
- Arthur Meredyth Burke, Memorials of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, Comprising the Parish Registers, 1539-1660, and Other Churchwardens' Accounts, 1460-1603 (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd, 1914). Digitised by Internet Archive.
- 'London Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
- Batches C001602, P001601, P001603, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
- Batches M001601, M001602, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
- "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only (24,434 entries).
- "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 (39,362 entries).
- 'Search Marriage Records in Middlesex,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 20 March 2012.
- 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.
- Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
- Stuart A. Raymond, London and Middlesex: A Genealogical Bibliography, 2nd ed. (Birmingham, Eng.: Federation of Family History Societies, 1998), 33.