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Parish History

'STANWELL St. Mary, a parish, in the union of Staines, hundred of Spelthorne, County of Middlesex, 2¾ miles northeast by north of Staines; it comprises also a part of Colnbrook chapelry. There is a place of worship for Independents.'[1]

The Victoria County History of Stanwell (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]


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 Stanwell Parish Register Images and Indexes
1632-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1754-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1972 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1787-1812 BritishOrigins[7] 1630-1837 FindMyPast[8]
Unknown FindMyPast[9] 1631
1632-1812 InternetArchive[11]
1632-1812 TheGenealogist[12]
1632-1812 FamilyRelatives[13]
1632-1812 Joiner[14]
    1800-1812 Ancestry[15]    
1813-1837 BritishOrigins[16]

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.

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


  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 186-192. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 05 May 2010).
  2. 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. 33-50. URL: Date accessed: 27 March 2012.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Mary the Virgin, Stanwell in Richmond upon Thames Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Stanwell St Mary the Virgin in Richmond upon Thames Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Stanwell St Mary the Virgin in Richmond Upon Thames Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Stanwell St Mary the Virgin in Richmond upon Thames Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. 'About Middlesex Baptisms Index 1538-1751,' British Origins, accessed 16 March 2012.
  8. 'West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.
  9. 'Middlesex baptism records coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 29 September 2012.
  10. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.
  11. W.P.W. Phillimore, Middlesex Parish Registers. Marriages, Vol. IV. (London: Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 1912). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  12. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  13. 'Middlesex Parish registers collection 1538 on,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  14. 'Search Marriage Records in Middlesex,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 20 March 2012.
  15. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  16. 'Surrey Marriage Index - Middlesex parishes in the index,' British Origins, accessed 17 September 2012.


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