Findmypast adds Middlesex Poor Law Records

Ten Middlesex parishes and spanning 1699-1846 now have transcripts of settlement examinations to bastardy bonds searchable. The parishes covered are:

Chelsea, St Luke
Ealing, St Mary
Feltham, St Dunstan
Fulham, All Saints
Hammersmith, St Paul
New Brentford, St Laurence
Shepperton, St Nicholas
Staines, St Mary
Stanwell, St Mary
Uxbridge, St Margaret

It’s your lucky day if you find a relative as the transcripts can be very informative. For example, this settlement examination in July 1838 at
Chelsea, St Luke:

MARY ANN CLARK, wife of THOMAS CLARK of 7 Ellis Street. They married at St. Peter ad Vincular in the Tower of London on 4th July 1836 and have 2 children, WILLIAM HILL (born 7th August 1836) and MARY ANN MARTHA (born 15th April 1838). Her husband is a private soldier in the 2nd Battalion of 1st Grenadier Guards and is at present in Canada. Before going there he made a deposition on oath at the Public Office, Queens Square, Westminster. The following is a copy: The examination of THOMAS CLARK, a private in the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Regiment of Grenadier Guards, now living at 3 Earl Street, Chelsea, taken on 22nd March 1838. He says he has a wife and 1 child. He was born in Moreton by Sea in the parish of Hodent, Salop, and he has done no act to gain any subsequent settlement.

Available thanks to a partnership with West Middlesex Family History Society and the Family History Federation.

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