Woolwich St Thomas, Kent Family History Guide

Woolwich St Thomas is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Kent, created in 1845 from Woolwich St Mary Ancient Parish and Charlton next Woolwich Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St Thomas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1850
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1850

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian Church in England, Roman Catholic, Scottish Presbyterian Church, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Plaistow St Mary
  • East Ham
  • Woolwich St Mary
  • Charlton next Woolwich

Historical Descriptions

See Woolwich, Essex & Kent Family History Guide


Woolwich 1866: London Sheet 094.1 (Old O.S. Maps of London)

North Woolwich 1869: London Sheet 081.1 (Old O.S. Maps of London)

Woolwich 1894: London Sheet 094.2: London Sheet 94 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London)

North Woolwich 1894: London Sheet 081.2 (Old O.S. Maps of London)

Woolwich 1914: London Sheet 094.3 (Old O.S. Maps of London)

North Woolwich 1914: London Sheet 81.3 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London)

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

Vision of Britain historical maps


County: 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
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