St Anne Soho, Middlesex Genealogy

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St Anne Soho, Middlesex family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.

The tower and west end of St. Anne's Church, viewed from Wardour Street.

Parish History

St Anne Soho, '...was formed out of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, [Westminster] towards the end of the seventeenth century.'[1]

'St Anne Soho, the church of, is situated on the south of Dean Street, Soho, near the lower end towards Gerard Street; and the church yard reaches from Dean Street on the east to Princes Street on the west. This church and parish owe their origin to some well-disposed persons in the parish...who raised subscriptions and contributions for the establishing of [same]... and was separated from the overgrown parish of St Martin in the Fields by an act of parliament, passed in the year 1661, the provisions of which were however not completed till 1678, and the present church was finished in 1686, on a spot formerly called Kemp's Fields. It is dedicated to St Anne, in compliments to the Princess Anne of Denmark, afterwards Queen Anne. [The parish lies within the ecclesiastical court of] the Bishop of London... The walls of this church are of brick, with rusticated angles of Portland stone.'[2]

List of Churches for St Anne Soho, Westminster.


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 St Anne Soho Parish Register Images and Indexes
Images 1686-1837 FindMyPast[3] 1686-1917 FindMyPast[3]
1800-1810 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1866 Ancestry[5] 1800-1854 Ancestry[6] 1813-1849 Ancestry[7]
Indexes 1686-1875 FamilySearch[8] 1645-1754 FindMyPast[9] 1179-1853 FindMyPast[10]
1872-1925 Ancestry[11] 1686-1897 FamilySearch[12] 1686-1917 FindMyPast[3]
1686-1837 FindMyPast[3]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[13]    

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 records

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.

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.


St Anne Soho Churchyard database at Find A Grave. (15+ entries)

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

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Anne's Church, Soho


  1. Walter Thornbury, 'Soho', Old and New London: Volume 3 (London: Cassell Petter and Galpin, 1878), 173-184. Online here. (accessed: 03 June 2010.
  2. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'Westminster parish records coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 27 March 2012. Indexed collection.
  4. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Anne, Soho in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Westminster St Anne Soho in Westminster Borough.
  6. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Westminster St Anne Soho in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Soho St Anne in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.
  8. Batches C062361, C062362, C062363, C062366, C062367, C062368, C062369, C150511, C150512, C150513, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  9. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,", 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
  10. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  11. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.
  12. Batches M062361, M062362, M062364, M062365, M150515, M150516, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  13. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm