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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
BOW, or Stratford-le-Bow was created a '''parish ''' by 1538.&nbsp;It lies on the river Lea,&nbsp;within the borough&nbsp;Tower Hamlets, just&nbsp;4 miles east by northeast&nbsp;of St. Paul's Cathedral. See also&nbsp;the Village of Stratford, Victoria Park, and the Hamlet of Old Ford. The parish was formerly a chapel of ease to St Dunstan Stepney Parish, but&nbsp;became a parish by act of Parliament&nbsp;in 1717.&nbsp;A '''chapel of ease ''' was also&nbsp;built in&nbsp;'''Old Ford'''. In 1867 the&nbsp;'''Baptists''' built a&nbsp;chapel in this parish, as well, other&nbsp;dissenting chapels existed.<ref>Wilson, John Marius  [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/20195  ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] 1870-2  Date accessed and adapted 22 October 2013.</ref>  
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BOW, or Stratford-le-Bow was created a '''parish ''' by 1538.&nbsp;It lies on the river Lea,&nbsp;within the borough&nbsp;Tower Hamlets, just&nbsp;4 miles east by northeast&nbsp;of St. Paul's Cathedral. See also&nbsp;the Village of Stratford, Victoria Park, and the Hamlet of Old Ford. The parish was formerly a chapel of ease to St Dunstan Stepney Parish, but&nbsp;became a parish by act of Parliament&nbsp;in 1717.&nbsp;A '''chapel of ease ''' was also&nbsp;built in&nbsp; Old Ford. In 1867 the&nbsp;'''Baptists''' built a&nbsp;chapel in this parish, as well, other&nbsp;dissenting chapels existed.<ref>Wilson, John Marius  [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/20195  ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] 1870-2  Date accessed and adapted 22 October 2013.</ref>  
  
 
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Bow, Middlesex family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BOW, or Stratford-le-Bow was created a parish by 1538. It lies on the river Lea, within the borough Tower Hamlets, just 4 miles east by northeast of St. Paul's Cathedral. See also the Village of Stratford, Victoria Park, and the Hamlet of Old Ford. The parish was formerly a chapel of ease to St Dunstan Stepney Parish, but became a parish by act of Parliament in 1717. A chapel of ease was also built in  Old Ford. In 1867 the Baptists built a chapel in this parish, as well, other dissenting chapels existed.[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]

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. Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection. Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.

Non-Conformist Churches[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.

Manorial Records[edit | edit source]

Records survive for Stratford-at-Bow Manor (1300-1541) in Bow Parish. The Manorial Documents Register will help you locate these records.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, John Marius Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-2 Date accessed and adapted 22 October 2013.