Stepney St Thomas, Middlesex Genealogy

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Guide to Stepney St Thomas, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Stepney St Thomas, Middlesex
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Tower Division)
County Middlesex, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stepney
Registration District Stepney
Records begin
Parish registers: 1840
Bishop's Transcripts: None
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
London Metropolitan Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STEPNEY (St Dunstan ) A parish, and the head of a union, in the Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county of Middlesex, 2½ miles E from St. Paul's. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, the Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Calvinistic Methodists, and Roman Catholics, and three meeting-houses for Independents.

St. Thomas's district church, in Arbour Square, a neat edifice of Suffolk brick, in the early English style, with two octangular turrets, was erected in 1837 by a grant from the Metropolis Church Building Fund.[1]

Additional information:

St Thomas Arbour Square, Stepney church was a district church setup to help ease the population growth in the mother parish of St Dunstan Stepney. It was established in the year 1839.

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]

Online Stepney St Thomas, Middlesex Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1840
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1840
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Indexes 1840-1876 DocklandsAncestors[2] 1840-1876 DocklandsAncestors[2] 1840-1876 DocklandsAncestors[2]

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.

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.


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]

Stepney on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 26 January 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Online Parish Register Search,' ParishRegister.com, accessed 12 March 2012.