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Greenford, Middlesex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Elthorne
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union Brentford PLU
Registration District Brentford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-1630; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Contents

Parish History

'Greenford, Great Holy Cross from 1539, a parish, in the union of Brentford, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex, 4½ miles north and east from Hounslow. The Baptists also built a chapel here.'[1]

See a further description of Greenford Parish at Vision of Britain.[2]

The Victoria County History of Greenford (1962) is available online. It includes a history of land ownership, manors, estates, mills, economic and social history, local government, churches, Roman Catholicism, 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 Greenford Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1540
1540
1540
Images
1540-1809 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1822-1846 Ancestry[5] 1801-1846 Ancestry[6] 1813-1895 Ancestry[7]
Indexes 1539-1841 BritishOrigins[8] 1539-1811 FindMyPast[9]
1539-1811 TheGenealogist[10]
1539-1811 FamilyRelatives[11]
1539-1812 Joiner[12]
    1790-1812 Ancestry[13]    
1823-1834 BritishOrigins[14]


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
Hearth Tax
  • Allison, K.J. Ealing in the XVIIth Century: Hearth Tax Assessments for Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt and Perivale. London: Ealing Local History Society, 1963. FHL Book 942.1 B4e no. 4.


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

Greenford on GENUKI

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 332-338. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50989 Date accessed: 22 April 2010.
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Published London: 1870; see: of Britain
  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. 13-33. 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 Holy Cross, Great Greenford in Ealing 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 Greenford in Ealing Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Greenford in Ealing Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Greenford in Ealing 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. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  11. 'Middlesex Parish registers collection 1538 on Familyrelatives.com,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  12. 'Search Marriage Records in Middlesex,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 20 March 2012.
  13. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  14. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.

 

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