British Lying In Hospital, Endell Street

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British Lying in Hospital Endell Street

Parish History

Endell Street British Lying in Hospital, Holborn is one of four "Lying in hospitals" in the Greater London region.

British Lying In Hospital, Endell Street, Holborn was founded in 1749 for married women only. It closed in 1913. Registers of birth and baptism 1749 - 1868 are held in the PRO at Kew. The LMA has a delivery book 1856 - 1860 and case books 1905 - 1909. The Family History Library has microfilmed these registers.

These hospitals were principally intended for the "wives of poor industrious Tradesmen or distressed House-keepers" and the wives of soldiers and sailors.


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.

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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.

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