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Guide to Pell Street, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Parish History

St Matthew Pell Street was a mission church purchased in 1847. Originally, it was known as the "New Mulberry Garden Chapel...built for the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion in 1805... They left the area in the 1840s, and the building stood empty for a time. Although it was very close to the parish church, it was bought in 1847 by the London Diocesan Church Building Society for £1,300 and initially opened as a mission chapel. Bryan King, the Rector, raised some concerns over creating a new district, but gave his consent. Ewan Christian, architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, surveyed the building and insisted that it must be repaired and refurnished before it was fit for purpose. This was done, at a cost of £400 (provided by Mr Coope of Brentwood), and it was consecrated on 4 November 1859, with 650 sittings, and assigned a district by Order in Council on 7 March 1860, with the Bishop of London as patron.[1]

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St Matthew eventually was united to that of the ancient parish of St. George in the East (1729) and St George in the East w/ St Matthew Pell Street, and lay within its civil boundaries.

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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

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Census records

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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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  1. St Matthew Pelll Street, Adapted. Date accessed: 07 February 2014.


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