West Drayton, Middlesex Genealogy

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West Drayton, 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.

Parish History

'DRAYTON, WEST St. Martin [1568], a parish, in the union of Uxbridge, hundred of Elthorne, County of Middlesex, 3¼ miles (northeast of Colnbrook.'[1]

The Victoria County History of West Drayton (1962) is available online. It includes a history of land ownership, manors, estates, mills, economic and social history, local government, church, Roman Catholicism and old Catholics, Protestant nonconformity, schools, and charities.[2]

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 West Drayton Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1568
1568
1568
Images
1568-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1755-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1927 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1568-1812 BritishOrigins[7] 1570-1837 FindMyPast[8] 1591-1866 BritishOrigins[9]
1813-1847 FamilySearch[10] 1570-1813 TheGenealogist[11]
Unknown FindMyPast[12] 1570-1813 FamilyRelatives[13]
1570-1813 Joiner[14]
    1790-1812 Ancestry[15]    
1813-1837 FamilySearch[16]
Post-1813 BritishOrigins[17]
1813-1837 BritishOrigins[18]

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 438773.


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

References

  1. Samuel Lewis, ed. A Topographical Dictionary of England 88-91. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here, (accessed: 17 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. 13-33. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=85 Date accessed: 27 March 2012.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Martin, West Drayton in Hillingdon Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as West Drayton in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as West Drayton in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as West Drayton in Hillingdon 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. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  10. Batch C042851, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 10 March 2012. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  11. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  12. 'Middlesex baptism records coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 29 September 2012.
  13. 'Middlesex Parish registers collection 1538 on Familyrelatives.com,' 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. Batch M042851, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 10 March 2012. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  17. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.
  18. 'Surrey Marriage Index - Middlesex parishes in the index,' British Origins, accessed 17 September 2012.