Westminster St James is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Middlesex, created in 1685 from St Martin in the Fields Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: St James Piccadilly, St James Westminster

Other places in the parish include: Golden Square and St James’ Square.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1685

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Scotland in England/Presbyterian Church in England, Dutch Church, French Protestant, Independent/Congregational, Italian Reformed, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic (Austrian), Roman Catholic (Bavarian), Roman Catholic (French), Roman Catholic (Portuguese), and Roman Catholic (Venetian).

Parishes adjacent to Westminster St James

  • St Marylebone All Saints
  • St Martin in the Fields
  • St Marylebone All Souls
  • Hanover Chapel
  • St Marylebone St Andrew
  • St George Hanover Square
  • Westminster St Luke

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) – free

Middlesex Baptisms (FindMyPast)

Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast)

London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry)

London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry)

London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry)

England, Boyd’s Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) – free

Miscellaneous parish registers : indexed transcript of the parish register (mainly marriages) London

Registers of the Catholic Chapel Royal and of the Portuguese Embassy Chapel, 1662-1829


The monumental inscriptions of St. James, Hampstead Road : the burial ground of St. James, Piccadilly, 1789-1853, arranged in alphabetical order and cross referenced

St. James Hampstead Road Chapel (St. James Piccadilly) monumental inscriptions, ca. 1790-1860


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

Abraham Richard, New Bond street, Piccadilly, picture dealer, Aug. 12, 1828.

Absolon John, Old Bond street, Piccadilly, tailor, March 3, 1837.


  • County: Middlesex
  • Civil Registration District: St James Westminster
  • Probate Court: Pre-1700 – Court of the Royal Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, Post-1699 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex
  • Diocese: London
  • Rural Deanery: Not created until 1858
  • Poor Law Union: St James
  • Hundred: Westminster (Middlesex)
  • Province: Canterbury

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