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Parish History

DEPTFORD, a town, in the union of Greenwich, partly in the E. division of the hundred of Brixton and of the county of Surrey, but principally in the hundred of Blackheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 4 miles (E.) from LondonIn 1730, the town was divided into the two parishes of St. Nicholas and St. Paul, the former of which, including the old town. [1]


DEPTFORD St Nicholas, was created a parish from ancient times, in the west division of Kent, 4 miles east from London.

In 1730, the town was divided into the two parishes of St Nicholas and St Paul parish were built. St Nicholas included the old town. The parish church was in operation by at least the year 1563. The church, was rebuilt in 1697.

There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, and Unitarians.[2]

The foundation stone of the Royal Naval school at Counter Hill, was laid June 1st, 1843. There are two almshouses belonging to the Corporation of the Trinity House, for decayed pilots and masters of ships, or their widows: one, which adjoins St. Nicholas' churchyard, and consists of 25 apartments; the other, in Church-street, was built about the close of the seventeenth century, and contains 56 apartments, forming a spacious quadrangle.[3]
The following chapels of ease and district church were attached to or associated with Deptford St Paul's:

  • St John Church - 1854
  • Christ Church mission - 1864
  • St Peter - 1867
  • Hatcham St James - 1845

Deptford is a district of South London partly in the London boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich Deptford Wikipedia.

Deptford St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish; the modern parish is in the Diocese of Southwark and a map of the parish boundary is found at A church near you

The church of St Nicholas Deptford Green has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 1 (1797), pp. 340-371 at British History Online

See Deptford North West Kent Family History Society for Anglican churches in Deptford and map of parish boundaries as well as other places of worship in the area.Deptford St Nicholas

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 Deptford St Nicholas Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1563
1563
1563
Images
1563-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1906 Ancestry[5] 1754-1921 Ancestry[6] 1813-1921
(gaps)
Ancestry[7]
Indexes 1564-1730
1801-1847
FamilySearch[8] 1564-1730
1801-1838
FamilySearch[9] 1563-1648 FindMyPast[10]
1624 FindMyPast[11]

Deptford St Nicholas, Kent parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[12]
FREG = FreeREG - free[13]
PRTS = The Parish Register Transcription Society - (£)[14]
DEPTFORD ST NICHOLAS PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1592-1724
1571-1734

FREG 1813-1841
1754-1879

PRTS 1592-1724
1571-1734
1508-1730

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Original records deposited at London Metropolitan Archives.

Family History Library film numbers
Deptford St Nicholas
See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Deptford All Saints parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Deptford All Saints Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1909-1929 (gaps)
1872-1906

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. 

Land Tax

Images for Deptford St Nicholas are available at FamilySearch Records see England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) 1780-1832


Census records

The Family History Library microfilming for Deptford is collected under the title Census returns for Deptford St Paul. See Deptford St Paul, Kent Census records

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901


Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. Find my Past 1911 census search


Poor Law Unions

Gotoarrow.png See Greenwich Poor Law Union,Kent

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent 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.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 32-46. Date accessed: 22 July 2013.
  2. Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 32-46. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 March 2012.
  3. Lewis. Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 32-46. Adapted. Date accessed: 23 March 2012.
  4. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Nicholas, Deptford in Greenwich Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Deptford St Nicholas in Greenwich Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Deptford St Nicholas in Greenwich Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Deptford St Nicholas in Greenwich Borough. Partially indexed.
  8. Batch P001621-P001622, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  9. Batch M001621, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  10. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  11. "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
  12. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
  13. 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
  14. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Parish Register Transcription Society, accessed 27 September 2013.

 

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