Whetstone, Middlesex Genealogy

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

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WHETSTONE St John the Apostle, a hamlet with a chapel by 1834 and which was a private subscription church. This chapel lay within the parish of Finchley St Mary.[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 Whetstone Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
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Indexes 1632-1812 findmypast[2]
Unknown findmypast[3]

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]

Whetstone in Finchley on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 Date accessed and adapted: 29 October 2013.
  2. 'About Middlesex Baptisms Index 1538-1751,' (Wayback Machine) British Origins, accessed 16 March 2012.
  3. 'Middlesex baptism records coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 29 September 2012.