Uxbridge St Margaret

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

UXBRIDGE, (St Margaret) a market-town and chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Hillingdon, hundred of Elthorne, county of Middlesex, 15 miles (W. by N.) from London with the district of Uxbridge-Moor. The most ancient name of this place was Oxebreuge, or Woxbrigge, which afterwards passed through the several variations of Waxbridge, Woxbridge, and Oxbridge, whence its present name. The chapel or church, dedicated to St. Margaret, and built about 1447, There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, and Independents.[1]

Additional information:

The Uxbridge parish church is St Margaret's from 1842. Prior to that it was strictly speaking, a chapel[ry] dedicated to St Margaret, under the mother parish of Hillingdon. Therefore prior to 1842 the parish church was in Hillingdon, St John the Baptist and not Uxbridge. In 1842 Uxbridge became a parish in its own right, and thus had a parish church of its own.[2]

Also note that the chapelry of St John Uxbridge was constituted and built by the year 1827, lying within the civil parish boundaries of St John Hillingdon.

See also Uxbridge St Mary.

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 Uxbridge St Margaret Parish Register Images and Indexes
1538-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1800, 1842-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1924 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1538-1694 FindMyPast[7]
1538-1694 TheGenealogist[8]
1538-1694 FamilyRelatives[9]
1538-1812 Joiner[10]
1629, 1639 BritishOrigins[11]

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 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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

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Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 24 January 2014.
  2. Carolynne Hearmon, Uxbridge, a concise history, revised 2nd edition, cited online. Adapted. Date accessed: 24 January 2014.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Margaret, Uxbridge in Hillingdon Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Uxbridge St Margaret in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Uxbridge St Margaret in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Uxbridge St Margaret in Hillingdon Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. 'West Middlesex Marriage Index Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 8 March 2012.
  8. 'Middlesex Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.
  9. 'Middlesex Parish registers collection 1538 on Familyrelatives.com,' Family Relatives, accessed 12 March 2012. Derived from Phillimore Marriage Indexes.
  10. 'Search Marriage Records in Middlesex,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 20 March 2012.
  11. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 12 March 2012.