Walthamstow, Essex Family History Guide

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Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WALTHAMSTOW, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in West Ham district, Essex. The village stands 1½ mile E of Lea-Bridge r. station, and 6 NE of St. Paul’s, London; was known, at Domesday, as Wealanestun; and has a post-office under London, NE, a town hall of 1867, and a police station. The parish is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of St. Mary, St. James, St. John, and St. Peter; and comprises 4,436 acres. Real property, £37,283. Pop. in 1851, 4,959; in 1861, 7,137. Houses, 1,423. The increase of pop. arose from proximity to London, and from the operations of building societies. There are numerous residences of wealthy families. The living of St. Mary is a vicarage, and the other livings are p. curacies, in the diocese of Rochester. Value of St. M., £745; of the others, not reported. Patron of St. M., E. Warner, Esq.; of the others, the Vicar. The church of St. M. is of the 16th century, and was restored in 1817. There are three Independent chapels. a Roman Catholic chapel, a free school, six other public schools, two suites of alms houses, a female orphan home, and considerable other charities. The sub-district includes also Woodford parish, and comprises 6,584 acres. Pop., 10,594. Houses, 2,054.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Britten Daniel, Walthamstow, Essex, packer, March 1, 1831.

Browne John Dallisson, Walthamstow, Essex, surgeon, Sept. 12, 1826.

Charlton Adam, Walthamstow, Essex, cattle dealer, Dec. 11, 1827.

Cleaver Charles, Walthamstow, Essex, lime burner, July 31, 1829.

Outtrim Theophilus, Walthamstow, Essex, smith, Nov. 27, 1827.

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Walthamstow, 1841-1891

Population and census returns of St. Mary’s parish and Walthamstow parish, 1811-1831

Index to the 1851 census of Walthamstow, Essex Author: Waltham Forest Archives

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Mary’s Church, Walthamstow, 1800-1863 Author: Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex); Church of England. St. James’ Church (Walthamstow, Essex); Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex); Church of England. St. John’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Church and burial rate collectors books, 1856-1863 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex); Walthamstow (Essex)

Church records, 1788-1837 Author: Marsh Street Chapel (Walthamstow, Essex : Independent)

Church records, 1796-1825 Author: Old Meeting House (Walthamstow, England : Presbyterian)

Churchwarden church rate books, 1676-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Churchwarden records, 1705-1897 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Parish registers for St. James’ Church, Walthamstow, 1844-1889 Author: Church of England. St. James’ Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Parish registers for St. Mary’s Church, Walthamstow, 1645-1902 Author: Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Parish registers for St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Church, Walthamstow, 1885-1904 Author: Church of England. St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Parish registers for St. Peter’s Church, Walthamstow, 1844-1922 Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Parish registers for St. Savior’s Church, Walthamstow, 1870-1903 Author: Church of England. St. Savior’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Parish registers for Walthamstow, 1878-1908 Author: Church of England. St. Stephen’s Church (Walthamstow, Essex)

Register of apprentices, 1756-1903 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Vestry books, 1709-1820 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Walthamstow rental rate books, 1748-1804 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Parish register printouts of Walthamstow, Essex, England (Independent, Marsh Street Chapel) ; christenings, 1788-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Walthamstow, Essex, England (Presbyterian, Old Meeting, Marsh Street) ; christenings, 1796-1825 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Walthamstow (Essex) name index, ca. 1450-1900 Author: Waltham Forest Archives

Directories

Berrett’s Walthamstow directory, guide, year book, and Almanack : with a map of the parish

The history of Walthamstow, its past, present and future : a directory, map of the parish, and coloured print of the church, census returns, etc., showing the advantages of provident institutions to which is appended notes on the objects of interest in the surrounding neighborhood, summary of the population of the world..

Kelly’s Walthamstow, Leyton & Leytonstone directory : the work comprises alphabetical lists of streets, private residents & tradesmen; and official information; also a new map of the district, divided into half-mile squares; and a visitors’ guide to pleasure and health resorts

Kelly’s Walthamstow, Leyton, and Leytonstone (with Snaresbrook) directory : the work comprises alphabetical lists of streets, private residents, and tradesman, and official information; also a new map of the district divided into half-mile squares; and a visitor’s guide to pleasure and health resorts

Section seven of Kelly’s post office London & suburban local directories : containing the districts of Stratford, West Ham, Leyton, Leytonstone, Forest Gate, Walthamstow and Plaistow…

Shillinglaw’s Walthamstow directory and almanack : containing complete and correct lists of householders, tradesmen, parochial officers, places of worship, etc.

The Walthamstow, Leyton, Leytonstone, etc. directory

Genealogy - Indexes

Walthamstow (Essex) name index, ca. 1450-1900 Author: Waltham Forest Archives

History

The history of the ancient parish of Waltham Abbey or Holy Cross Author: Winters, W. (William), 1835?-1893

The history of Walthamstow, its past, present and future : a directory, map of the parish, and coloured print of the church, census returns, etc., showing the advantages of provident institutions to which is appended notes on the objects of interest in the surrounding neighborhood, summary of the population of the world..

The manor of Walthamstow Toni or High Hall Author: Bosworth, George F.

Land and property - Indexes

Personal name index to Walthamstow (Essex) deeds, 1619-1902 Author: Waltham Forest Archives

Court records

Court rolls for the Manor of Higham Bensted, 1416-1793 Author: Manor of Higham Bensted. Court (Essex)

Court rolls for the Rectory Manor of Walthamstow, 1535-1850 Author: Rectory Manor of Walthamstow. Court (Essex)

Manors of Walthamstow Toney and High Hall court barons and records, 1509-1930 Author: Manor of Walthamstow Toney. Court (Essex)

Register of Low Hall, court registers, 1693-1826 Author: Manor of Walthamstow Francis. Court (Essex)

Registers and accounts, 1667-1875 Author: Manor of Salisbury Hall. Court (Essex)

Walthamstow Toney Manor court register vol. B, May 1732-June 1742 Author: Manor of Walthamstow Toney. Court (Essex)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Churchwardens and overseers of the poor, valuation list, 1863 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Examinations & orders for removal of paupers to and from Walthamstow parish, 1750-1841 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor admission books and watch rate book, 1821-1836 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, casual poor relief records, 1789-1836 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, collectors monthly statements, 1855-1879 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, collectors rate books and deposit book, 1853-1879 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, gravel books, 1825-1833 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, poor and burial rate books, 1893-1897 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, poor rate books, 1739-1893 Author: Walthamstow (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Overseers of the poor, vouchers, 1748-1877 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Vestry books, 1709-1820 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex)

Public records

Church common district, lighting rate books, 1861-1873 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Committee minute books, 1819-1873 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Electorial advertisements, publications and other ephemera for the United District Council, 1897-1913 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Highway rate books, 1839-1872 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Societies

Lists of members, minute books, and subscriptions, 1815-1844 Author: Walthamstow Female Benefit Society

Taxation

Church and burial rate collectors books, 1856-1863 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Walthamstow (Essex); Walthamstow (Essex)

Church warden accounts, burial rate books, 1851-1874 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Voting registers

Voters registers for the parish of Walthamstow, 1856-1875 Author: Walthamstow (Essex)

Maps

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