Woolwich St Mary, Essex & Kent Family History Guide

Woolwich St Mary is an Ancient Parish partly in Kent and partly in Essex.

Other places in the parish include: North Woolwich.

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1670
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1719

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

See Woolwich, Essex & Kent Family History Guide


  • County: Essex; Kent
  • Civil Registration District: Greenwich
  • Probate Court: Pre-1845 - Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester, Post-1844 - Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Rochester, Post-1844 - London
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Dartford, 1845-1861 - None, 1861-1868 - Greenwich, Post-1867 - Woolwich
  • Poor Law Union: Greenwich
  • Hundred: Blackheath (Kent)
  • Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

Greenwich and Woolwich at Work by Mary Mills | 22 Aug 2002

The Woolwich Story by E.F.E Jefferson and Jean Primrose | 1 Jan 1970

Woolwich Through Time by Kristina Bedford | 4 Feb 2014

Greenwich and Woolwich in Old Photographs (Britain in Old Photographs) by K D Clark | 1 Nov 2010

Records of the Woolwich District Vol. I by Mr W. T. Vincent and Mr Michael Wood | 7 Mar 2015

Records of the Woolwich District Vol II by Mr W. T. Vincent and Mr Michael Wood | 11 Mar 2015

The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich (Britain in Old Photographs) by Roy Masters | 1 Nov 2010

The Royal Artillery, Woolwich: A Celebration by Ken Timbers | 1 Nov 2008

Aspects of the Arsenal: Royal Arsenal, Woolwich by Beverley Burford and Julian Watson | 1 Dec 1997

A Short History of St. Peter's Church, Woolwich by M Clifton | 1 Jan 1980

Woolwich in 1846;: An early Victorian guide-book by P. M. E Erwood | 1 Jan 1963

The Floating Prisons of Woolwich and Deptford by Reg Rigden | 1 Jan 1976

Survey of London: Woolwich: Volume 48 by Andrew Saint and Peter Guillery | 13 Nov 2012

Discover Woolwich and Its Environs: A Comprehensive Guide to Woolwich, The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich Common, Plumstead, Shooters Hill and Abbey Wood by Darrell Spurgeon | 1 Feb 1996

Woolwich. Guide to the Royal Arsenal. (Reprint of "Warlike Woolwich.") Tenth thousand by William Thomas Vincent | 19 Apr 2011

Woolwich Arsenal: 1893-1915: The Club That Changed Football by Tony Attwood , Andy Kelly, et al.


RED ALERT South East London 1939-1945 . [Deptford, Greenwich, Lewisham and Woolwich] by Lewis Blake | 1 Jan 1982

The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 Hardcover – 31 Aug 2015

MY FAMILY WORKED ON THE RIVER THAMES: a guide to help you find where they worked by Robbie Cottrell | 13 Aug 2019

Woolwich Reviewed: Photographs from the Local History Library by Julian Watson | 1 May 1986

Woolwich Dockyard by Ronald Cohn Jesse Russell | 1 Jan 2012

Yours in the cause: A brief account of suffragettes in Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich by Iris Dove | 1 Jan 1988