Hammersmith St John the Evangelist, Middlesex Genealogy

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Hammersmith St John the Evangelist

Guide to Hammersmith St John the Evangelist, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Hammersmith St John the Evangelist, Middlesex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Holborn Division)
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union Hampstead
Registration District Hampstead
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not created until 1858
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St John the Evangelist, Hammersmith was a district church established in the 1860, lying within the civil parish of St Paul Hammersmith.

The church of Saint John, Walham Green, SW6, was constructed in 1827-1828 on North End Road. The parish was taken from that of All Saints, Fulham Park Road. A parish school was founded in 1832. The church is now part of the ecclesiastical parish of Saint John with Saint James, including the formerly independent churches of Saint Oswald, Saint Augustine and Saint James.[1]

As far back as 1577, there are reports of recusants, Roman Catholics who refused to attend the Church of England, lodging in Islington, which was at that time separated from the city of London by open country. One priest was arrested for refusing to go to Church of England services in Islington in 1584, as attendance at Anglican services was obligatory at the time, and defiance physically punished.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

Hammersmith St John the Evangelist parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Middlesex Baptisms (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP London = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Hammersmith St John the Evangelist Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1912
FS 1538-1975
FMP 1543-1876

FMP London

ANC 1 1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1917
ANC Marr





FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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]

Hammersmith on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. SAINT JOHN, WALHAM GREEN: HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM. Adapted. Date accessed: 26 December 2013.
  2. Roman Catholic Church of St John the Evangelist at google.com. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 December 2013.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk