Brixton St Matthew, Surrey Genealogy

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Guide to Brixton St Matthew, Surrey ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Brixton St Matthew, Surrey
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Brixton St+Matthew Lambeth
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Brixton
County Surrey, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Lambeth
Registration District Lambeth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1825
Bishop's Transcripts: 1825
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Southwark
Diocese Pre-1845 - Winchester; Post-1844 - London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Location of Archive
Surrey History Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BRIXTON, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish and union of Lambeth, E. division of the hundred of Brixton and of the county of Surrey, 4½ miles (S. S. W.) from London.[1] Later, in 1846, the old St Matthew Chapel was replaced by a new chapel called St Matthew Denmark Hill.

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

The Church of England chapels existing prior to 1900 in Brixton Township included:


Baptisms 1825-1845 P015611

Marriages 1825-1837 findmypast[2]

Burials 1825-1889 Greater London Burials (£)[3]

Brixton Hill Union Poor Law Union Burials 1834-1837 are included in the National Burial Index.


Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.



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Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Lambeth Poor Law Union, Surrey

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Surrey will abstracts (1470-1858) are available online at British Origins (£).[4]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Surrey 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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed: 24 September 2013.
  2. 'Surrey Marriage Index - Parishes in the index,' British Origins, accessed 18 September 2012.
  3. 'Greater London Burials: South London Burials: Parishes, Period and Counts,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  4. 'About Surrey and South London Will Abstracts 1470-1858,' Origins.net, accessed 27 June 2012.