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Glasshouse Yard, London Genealogy

Glasshouse Yard
Glasshouse Yard, London
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ossulstone (Finsbury Division)
County Middlesex
Poor Law Union East London
Registration District East London
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Middlesex Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

"Glasshouse Yard or Liberty (sometimes called Aldersgate Chapel), is part of the parish of St Botolph Aldgate a situated in Goswell and Pickaxe Street; named after an ancient glasshouse and stood there." See also Aldersgate Chapel:

"Aldersgate Chapel, Glasshouse Street, is situated in the Glasshouse Liberty of St. Botolph Aldersgate Street. This liberty, which supports its own poor, and is extra parochial, derives its name from the Glasshouse which anciently stood there."[1]

GLASSHOUSE-YARD, a liberty in East London district, Middlesex; in the metropolis ¾ of a mile NE of St. Paul's.[2]


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

Glasshouse Yard is part of the parish of St Botolph Aldgate. For church records, look at surrounding parishes.

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Census recordsEdit

Probate recordsEdit

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 UnionsEdit

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

Maps and GazetteersEdit

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  1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Date accessed: 29 October 2013.