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Cowley, Middlesex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Elthorne
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union Uxbridge PLU
Registration District Uxbridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-30; 1639; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Cowley St. Lawrence, a parish, in the union of Uxbridge, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex, 1½ mile (S. by E.) from Uxbridge.'[1]

Another quote:

'COWLEY, or Cowley-Peachy, a parish in Uxbridge district, Middlesex; on the Roman road from Staines to St. Albans, the river Colne, and the Grand Junction canal, at the boundary with Bucks 1 ½ mile S of Uxbridge r. station, and 1½ N of West Drayton.'[2]

The Victoria County History of Cowley (1962) is available online. It includes a history of land ownership, manors, estates, mills, local government, church, nonconformity, schools, and charities.[3]

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

Online Cowley Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1562
1562
1562
Images
1562-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1906 Ancestry[5] 1755-1921 Ancestry[6] 1813-1938 Ancestry[7]
Indexes 1562-1876 BritishOrigins[8] 1563-1837 FindMyPast[9] 1562-1876 BritishOrigins[10]
Unknown FindMyPast[11] 1563-1812 FamilyRelatives[12]
1563-1812 TheGenealogist[13]
1563-1812 Joiner[14]
1564-1837 FindMyPast[15]
1629, 1639 BritishOrigins[16]
    1790-1812 Ancestry[17]    
1813-1837 BritishOrigins[18]

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.


Census and Inhabitants Lists

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. The first film number is 438773.

1666 Hearth Tax


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

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

Websites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Date accessed and adapted" 22 October 2013.
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).
  3. A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962), pp. 170-177. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=85 Date accessed: 27 March 2012.
  4. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Laurence, Cowley in Hillingdon Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Cowley in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Cowley in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Cowley in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  8. 'About Middlesex Baptisms Index 1538-1751,' British Origins, accessed 16 March 2012.
  9. 'West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.
  10. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  11. 'Middlesex baptism records coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 29 September 2012.
  12. 'Middlesex Parish registers collection 1538 on Familyrelatives.com,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  13. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  14. 'Search Marriage Records in Middlesex,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 20 March 2012.
  15. '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
  16. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.
  17. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  18. 'Surrey Marriage Index - Middlesex parishes in the index,' British Origins, accessed 17 September 2012.

 

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