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Online Parish Register Search

You can search the database free of charge, for as many names and variations as you like. All you need to do is select a Parish, enter the required Surname and press Search. If you find nothing, that's one Parish Register you won't have to spend many hours searching for your Docklands Ancestors.

Alternatively you may wish to view the entire transcription of a parish on CD. This is certainly advisable where there maybe variants of a surname as it may work out to be even more economical for you. Please click here to view the Docklands Ancestors Series parish registers on CD, or simply click on the [CD available] link next to the parish you require in the list below.

Enhance your search by adding a forename. This feature has been added due to a number of requests from our regular visitors and is entirely optional. If you use this feature, all forenames will be searched according to your request (including any 'middle' names).

If results are obtained, we charge just £3.50 to view full details of all the matches returned by your search. We donít believe in subscriptions, vouchers, registration, or any other gimmicks. Itís a flat rate £3.50 to view all the details of all the matches for a name in any single database. Quite simply, you pay just for what you want, when you want it.

The details you can generally (but not always, as the occupation and address in particular were sometimes omitted by the clerk) expect to find in the full results are:

  • Entry number
  • Date of baptisms
  • Date of birth (if given)
  • Child's fornames
  • Child's surname
  • Names of mother and father
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Source reference number and notes from the margin
Here is a typical example from the baptism register of St Mary, Whitechapel:

St Mary 1813-1823
Id
No
Entry
No
Birth
Date
Baptism Date
Firstname
Father
Mother
Surname
Address
Occupation
Source
Ref
Note
12 10 12
December
1812
03
January
1813
William
George
William Thomas Mary Bently Old
Castle
Street
Lock
Founder
X024/093  

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N.B. These are all baptism records unless stated otherwise.

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  Essex
All Saints, West Ham 1813 to 1835*
Entries:
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St Mary, Stratford 1771 to 1813
Entries:1,966 Completion:
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St Mary, Stratford 1813 to 1831
Entries:1,534 Completion:
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St Mary, Stratford 1831 to 1843
Entries:1,586 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Peter and St Paul, Dagenham 1800 to 1842*
Entries:
1,922 Completion:100% [CD available]
  Wapping to Isle of Dogs
All Saints, Mile End 1840 to 1880
Entries:3,175 Completion:
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Christ Church, Watney Street, Stepney 1842 to 1860
Entries:4,791 Completion:
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Christchurch, Spitalfields 1729 to 1763
Entries:9,734 Completion:100%
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Christchurch, Spitalfields 1763 to 1795
Entries:9,747 Completion:100%
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Christchurch, Spitalfields 1819 to 1843
Entries:9,554 Completion:100% [CD available]
Christchurch, Spitalfields 1843 to 1875
Entries:6,661 Completion:
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Holy Trinity, Mile End 1841 to 1884
Entries:7,201 Completion:
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St Andrew, Bethnal Green 1843 to 1876
Entries:760 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Anne, Limehouse 1783 to 1812
Entries:5,551 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Anne, Limehouse 1813 to 1832
Entries:6,433 Completion:
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St Anne, Limehouse 1833 to 1854
Entries:10,732 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Anne, Limehouse 1854 to 1877
Entries:12,001 Completion:100%
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St Anthony, Globe Road, Stepney 1879 to 1903
Entries:
2,886 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Bartholomew, Bethnal Green 1844 to 1872
Entries:
6,445 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Dunstan, Stepney 1568 to 1608
Entries:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1608 to 1628
Entries:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1629 to 1641
Entries:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1641 to 1652
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1652 to 1656
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1656 to 1668
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1668 to 1679
Entries:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1680 to 1689
Entries:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1689 to 1697
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1697 to 1704
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1704 to 1712
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1712 to 1719
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1719 to 1725
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1725 to 1730
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1730 to 1745
Entries:
8,452 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Dunstan, Stepney 1746 to 1770
Entries:9,148 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Dunstan, Stepney 1770 to 1798
Entries:11,771 Completion:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1798 to 1816
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1816 to 1826
Entries:10,500 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Dunstan, Stepney 1826 to 1835
Entries:9,595 Completion:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1835 to 1837
Entries:3,288 Completion:
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St Dunstan, Stepney 1837 to 1848
Entries:8,679 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1729 to 1749
Entries:
8,862 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1750 to 1770
Entries:
9,143 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1771 to 1794
Entries:12,587 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1795 to 1808
Entries:
8,326 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1809 to 1815
Entries:5,230 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1815 to 1826
Entries:9,645 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1826 to 1835
Entries:9,641 Completion:
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St George in the East, Stepney 1835 to 1837
Entries:2,400 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1837 to 1848
Entries:9,587 Completion:100% [CD available]
St George in the East, Stepney 1848 to 1861
Entries:9,464 Completion:100%
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St George in the East, Stepney 1861 to 1877
Entries:6,384 Completion:
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St George in the East, Stepney 1877 to 1893
Entries:8,002 Completion:
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St George in the East, Stepney 1893 to 1901
Entries:2,403 Completion:
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St James the Great, Bethnal Green 1844 to 1869
Entries:4736 Completion:100% [CD available]
St James, Ratcliff 1840 to 1913
Entries:4,800 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1618 to 1665#
Entries:
3,756 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1665 to 1707#
Entries:
7,410 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1707 to 1734#
Entries:
7,125 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1734 to 1780#
Entries:
8,180 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1781 to 1812#
Entries:
4,286 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1813 to 1842
Entries:4,500 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Wapping 1842 to 1855
Entries:
1,529 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Jude, Bethnal Green 1846 to 1875
Entries:
4,800 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Jude, Bethnal Green 1875 to 1887
Entries:
7,199 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Luke, Limehouse 1893 to 1906 
Entries:
4,800 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary, Whitechapel 1558 to 1590
Entries:3,045 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1590 to 1605
Entries:3,105 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1605 to 1615
Entries:3,085 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1615 to 1628
Entries:3,061 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1628 to 1635
Entries:3,070 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1635 to 1643
Entries:3,066 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1643 to 1652
Entries:3,041 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1652 to 1665
Entries:3,047 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Mary, Whitechapel 1665 to 1671
Entries:3,040 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1671 to 1680
Entries:3,030 Completion:
100%
St Mary, Whitechapel 1680 to 1687
Entries:3,117 Completion:
100%
St Mary, Whitechapel 1687 to 1692
Entries:3,008 Completion:
100%
St Mary, Whitechapel 1692 to 1698
Entries:3,141 Completion:
100%
St Mary, Whitechapel 1698 to 1703
Entries:3,067 Completion:
100%
St Mary, Whitechapel 1758 to 1774
Entries:12,584 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1775 to 1792
Entries:17,493 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary, Whitechapel 1792 to 1812
Entries:13,348 Completion:
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St Mary, Whitechapel 1813 to 1823
Entries:6,847 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Mary, Whitechapel 1823 to 1832
Entries:6,272 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Mary, Whitechapel 1832 to 1842
Entries:6,338 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary, Whitechapel 1842 to 1865
Entries:10,445 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Matthew, Bethnal Green 1746 to 1790
Entries:14,330 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Matthew, Bethnal Green 1790 to 1799
Entries:4,159 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Matthew, Bethnal Green 1799 to 1819
Entries:12,605 Completion:
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St Paul, Shadwell 1712 to 1743
Entries:10,083 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Paul, Shadwell 1744 to 1774
Entries:8,267 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Paul, Shadwell 1775 to 1812
Entries:9,323 Completion:
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St Paul, Shadwell 1813 to 1852
Entries:5,247 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Paul, Shadwell 1852 to 1881
Entries:2,400 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Peter, Limehouse 1866 to 1903
Entries:3,242 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Peter, London Docks, Wapping 1878 to 1933
Entries:7,996 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Thomas, Stepney 1840 to 1876
Entries:6,915 Completion:100% [CD available]
  Isle of Dogs
All Saints, Poplar 1813 to 1857
Entries:
13,539 Completion:
100% [CD available]
All Saints, Poplar 1858 to 1872
Entries:7,200 Completion:100% [CD available]
Christ Church, Isle of Dogs 1876 to 1904
Entries:5,000 Completion:100% [CD available]
St John, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs 1887 to 1902
Entries:3,173 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Luke, Millwall 1864 to 1887
Entries:2,407 Completion:100% [CD available]
  South of the Thames
St Mary, Newington, Southwark 1829 to 1837
Entries:7,018 Completion:
100% [CD available]
St Mary, Newington, Southwark 1837 to 1842
Entries: 3,255 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary, Newington, Southwark 1902 to 1922
Entries:5,556 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary, Rotherhithe 1834 to 1870*
Entries:10,502 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey 1782 to 1812
Entries:13,606 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey 1813 to 1822
Entries:4,791 Completion:100% [CD available]
St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey 1822 to 1829
Entries:4,783 Completion:100% [CD available]
Step Two : Enter A Surname in the Textbox below
Step Three: Enter A Forename (optional)
Step Four (Security): Complete the sum below

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Important Notes

1) If you are unable to view the words in the Security box above, please click here.

2) If you are using the forenames option to search with, please be aware that a search for, say, David John Smith will also return a match of 'David John Alexander Smith'. This is because all the forenames are in the same field in the database. For more SEARCH TIPS please click here.

3) For further information regarding Detailed Search Results please click here to open the 'Understanding Your Results' pop-up window.

4) Transcriptions with an * indicate that these parishes were transcribed by Rob Cottrell as part of his Thames Riverside Series.

5) # The dates in this transcript are given in the original entries, namely in the Old Style, the year beginning on March 25th , until after the year 1751. There is a good explanation of this confusing phenomenom at http://www.dnr.me.uk/ncfhs2/NCFHS_forms/Calendar%20dates.pdf


Location of Parishes
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The importance of parish registers to family historians

Before civil registration started in 1837, you have more chance of finding an ancestor in a parish register than in any other source.

Parish registers began in 1538 when a law was passed requiring the clergy to record baptisms, marriages and burials. It was further decreed by Queen Elizabeth I in 1597 that all existing records should be copied into "fair parchment books, at least from the beginning of this reign". Thus began a practice that endures to this day.

Although there was much resistance to the practice at first by some of the clergy on the grounds of cost, it quickly became universal. England at that time was still almost exclusively a Catholic and still largely a feudal society. The Church held enormous sway in the lives of the people. The new Church of England continued the practice of recording baptisms etc and it is this body of information that is of most use to family historians.

The bulk of these records have now been deposited by the various churches into the care of County Record Offices. For the London area, (with the exception of the City of London) that's the London Metropolitan Archives. Most have been microfilmed and some indexed.

Our databases are derived from these microfilms. Each has been transcribed by an experienced transcriber and fellow family historian. In addition, each transcriber has a geographical connection with the the area.

The function of the Church in the early registers was to record events that were connected with the church. Hence, dates of baptism, marriage and burial were recorded and not dates of birth and death.. However, from the 18th century onwards, dates of birth and death were increasingly recorded in the parish registers.

The discovery of an ancestor in a parish register is an exciting event. Not only do you find a date for a specific event, like a birth date, but you pin a whole family down to an area and often a trade. If there's one entry in a register there's likely to be more. A search of the nearby parishes is also likely to be fruitful.


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