Wapping, Middlesex Genealogy

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

Wapping, 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: 1617
Bishop's Transcripts: 1803
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]

WAPPING St. John the Evangelist, a parish, adjoining the city of London on the east, in the union of Stepney, Tower division of the hundred of Ossulstone, County of Middlesex. There is a place of worship for Roman Catholics.[1]

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 Wapping Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1617
1617
1617
Images
1617-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1754-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1861 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1618-1855 DocklandsAncestors[6] 1618-1855 DocklandsAncestors[6] 1618-1855 DocklandsAncestors[6]
    1802-1837 Ancestry[7]    

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 and Inhabitants Lists[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.


1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

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]

Wapping on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 24 January 2014.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812at Ancestry (£). Described as St John of Wapping in Tower Hamlets Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906at Ancestry (£). Described as Wapping in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921at Ancestry (£). Described as Wapping in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980at Ancestry (£). Described as Wapping in Tower Hamlets Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 'Online Parish Register Search,' ParishRegister.com, accessed 12 March 2012.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm