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Parish History

Chiswick St. Nicholas, an ancient parish, was built by 1678, "in the union of Brentford, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 4½ miles (W. by S.) from London".[1] WIthin this parish, were several chapelries attached to, lying within its boundary:

  • All Saints Mission Church, Beverley Road - 1901
  • Christ Church, Turnham Green - 1845 - Google Map (courtesy: WeRelate)
  • St. James, Gunnersbury - 1888
  • St. Mary Magdalene's, Benett Street - 1860
  • St. Michael & All Angels Bedford Park - 1879
  • St. Paul's, Grove Park - 1870

The following denominations, at least historically, had the following chapels lying within the parish prior to 1900[2]:


  • Chiswick Lane Chapel - 1812; chapel acquired by Baptists in 1866
  • Strand-on-the-Green 1833
  • Turnham Green or Gunnersbury Congregational Church - 1873


  • Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd - 1845
  • Strand-on-the-Green Meeting - abt 1875
  • Primitive Methodist, formerly Congregationalist and Baptist Chapel, Chiswick La. - 1882 (see above)


  • Chiswick Baptist Church (formerly Cong. Chapel, Chiswick La. - 1866
  • Iron Chapel, Annandale Rd - 1882
  • Gunnersbury Baptist Chapel - 1873

Reformed Episcopalians

  • Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church - 1883

Salvation Army

  • Chiswick Hall, High Rd - 1890


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 Chiswick St Nicholas Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1678-1837 FindMyPast[3] 1678-1868 FindMyPast[4]
1678-1837 FindMyPast[5] 1813-1850 BritishOrigins[6]
    1790-1837 Ancestry[7]    
1801-1837 BritishOrigins[8]

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Non-Conformist Churches

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 438805.

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.

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. 1. Samuel Lewis, ed. " Chinley - Chiswick," In A Topographical Dictionary of England 599-603. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here.
  2. 'Chiswick: Protestant nonconformity', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 93-95. URL: Date accessed: 10 February 2012
  3. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,", 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
  4. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  5. "West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage," Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.
  6. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  8. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.


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