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Parish History

'SHEPPERTON St. Nicholas, a parish, in the union of Staines, hundred of Spelthorne, County of Middlesex, is 2¼ miles south and east of Chertsey Parish.'[1]


The Victoria County History of Shepperton (1962) is available online. It includes a history of land ownership, manors, estates, mills, economic and social history, local government, church, nonconformity, schools, and charities.[2]

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 Shepperton Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1574
1574
1574
Images
Indexes 1574-1876 BritishOrigins[3] 1574-1837 FindMyPast[4]
1574-1837 BritishOrigins[5]
1813-1837 BritishOrigins[6]


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.

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 438825.

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.

Manorial Records

Records survive for Shepperton Manor (1612-1903). The Manorial Documents Register will help you locate these records.

Poor Law Unions

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A., A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Date accessed and adapted: 29 October 2013.
  2. 'Shepperton: The Hundred of Spelthorne (continued)', 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. 1-12. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22224 Date accessed: 27 March 2012.
  3. 'About Middlesex Baptisms Index 1538-1751,' British Origins, accessed 16 March 2012.
  4. 'West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.
  5. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.
  6. 'Surrey Marriage Index - Middlesex parishes in the index,' British Origins, accessed 17 September 2012.

 

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