Southwark St Saviour, Surrey Genealogy, England

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

Southwark St Saviour, Surrey , England
Southwark St Savior's Cathedral.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Southwark
County Surrey
Poor Law Union St Savior's
Registration District St Saviour Southwark
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1745
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese Pre-1846 - Winchester; Post-1845 - London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1846 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey; Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Surrey Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Southwark, parlimentary borough, Surrey, on river Thames, opposite London city.[1]

Borough Of Southwark. (In the Diocese of Winchester).[2]

Additional information:

Southwark.—See London.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Southwark St Saviour Parish Register Images and Indexes
1538-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1904 Ancestry[4] 1754-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1854 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1759-1835 FamilySearch[7] 1605-1625 findmypast[8] 1722-1781 findmypast[9]
1759-1835 FamilySearch[10]
1782-1837 Ancestry[11]
  • 1605-1625 - Greenstreet, James. "Marriages at St. Saviour's, Southwark, from A.D. 1605 to A.D. 1625," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1611-1613: Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan. 1896):47-49; 1613-1614: Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul. 1898):171-173. Digital version at New York Family History (£); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 27, 29. Internet Archive has digitized Vol. 27 and Vol. 29 - free.

St Saviour Workhouse Baptisms 1848-1875 C058411

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.

Non Conformist Churches[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. Southwark was comprised of, as of the year 1870, three registration districts ('St Saviour, St Olave, and St George).

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.

Sacramental token books act as an annual census substitute for the years 1571 to 1643. They have been digitized and indexed. Here is the project website.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Southwark Cathedral database at Find A Grave. (47+ entries)

Parish History[edit | edit source]

'SOUTHWARK St Saviour Cathedral is an ancient parish and has registers commencing from the year 1538, is the principal church of these five ancient parishes in this metropolitan borough. The borough lies on the south side of the River Thames, opposite the City of London; attached with the city by the London, Southwark, and Blackfriars bridges;

'The five ancient parishes of Southwark include  St Saviour, St Olave, St George the Martyr , Christ Church, and St Thomas.

The ecclesiastical arrangement for Southwark included also the following chapelries:

  • All Hallow, Copperfield St - 1875
  • St Alphege - 1872
  • St Jude - 1850
  • St Mary Magdalen - 1843
  • St Michael - 1867
  • St Paul Westminster Road.- 1858
  • St Peter - 1846
  • St Stephen - 1850
  • St Thomas Hospital Chapel - 1690
  • Wilberforce Mission Church -

The places of worship within the new borough, included the parish incumbencies of Horsley-Down, Bermondsey, and Rotherhithe.

Also included in the borough were the following Nonconformist churches: 

  • English Presbyterian Church - 1
  • Independents - 1
  • Baptists - 15
  • Quakers - 1
  • Unitarians - 1 
  • Wesleyan Methodists - 7
  • Primitive Methodists - 1
  • Wesleyan Association - 3
  • Wesleyan Reformers - 1
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodists - 1
  • Roman Catholics -3 

There were four additional unspecified dissenting chapels in the borough as well.[12]

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. John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Adapted. Date accessed: 18 February 2014.
  2. London Eccesiastical jurisdiction. A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 18 February 2014.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Saviour in Southwark Borough and St Saviour, Denmark Park in Southwark 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 Southwark St Saviour in Southwark Borough and St Saviour in Southwark Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Southwark St Saviour in Southwark Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Southwark St Saviour in Southwark Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. Batches C055181, C055182, C055183, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  8. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  9. 'Greater London Burials: South London Burials: Parishes, Period and Counts,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  10. Batch M055181, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  11. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  12. John Marius Wilson,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1870)