Parish registers

These record baptisms, marriages and burials taking place in the church concerned. Before 1837 there was no civil registration of births, marriages and deaths, and the parish registers are the primary source for such information. However, baptisms, marriages and burials did not always take place at the parish church, or even at the nearest church.

Many of the baptism registers before 1900 can be accessed using the Family Search website.

For many parishes the Local history and archives centre also holds other useful parish records, such as parish magazines and registers of banns.

Anglican parish registers - Deptford
Local history and archives centre

All Saints, New Cross Road, Hatcham All Saints, New Cross Road, Hatcham Baptisms 1869-1946; marr. 1872-1946. Microfilm (originals at LMA) (including baptisms at the South East London Fever Hospital 1909-1946).
Christ Church, Deptford Church Street baptisms 1871-1907; marr. 1871-1918. Microfilm (originals at LMA).
St Catherine, Pepys Road, Hatcham Baptisms 1894-1903; marr. 1894-1904. Microfilm (originals at LMA).
St John, Lewisham Way, Baptism 1855 - 1935 (microfilm), Banns (1914 - 1987 (microfilm) and marriage 1855 - 1907 (microfilm).
St Paul, Deptford High Street microfilm (originals at LMA), burials 1788-1858 (original), baptisms 1730-1949; marr. 1730-1950, baptisms 1730-1949; marr. 1730-1950, burials 1730-1788. Some indexes. Indexed transcripts index (microfiche), burials 1826-1837. Burials 1788-1812
London Metropolitan archives

All Saints, New Cross Road, Hatcham baptisms 1869-1942; marr. 1872-1946 (including baptisms at the South East London Fever Hospital 1909-1946).
Christ Church, Deptford Church Street baptisms 1871-1936; marr. 1871-1936 (see also above).
St Catherine, Pepys Road, Hatcham baptisms 1894-l944; marr. 1894-1951 (see also above).
St Mark, Edward Street Baptisms 1883-1949; marr. 1884-1948.
St Nicholas, Deptford Green baptisms 1592-1930; marr. 1571-1933; burials 1563-1873.
St Paul, Deptford High Street baptisms 1730-1958; marr. 1730-1966; burials 1730-1788 (see also above).
In the care of the incumbent

St George, Foxbury Road, Brockley baptisms from 1919.
St James’s, Hatcham baptisms from 1845; marriages from 1854.
St John, Lewisham Way baptisms and marriages from 1855.
St Luke, Evelyn Street (incumbent of St Nicholas) baptisms 1872-1976; marr. 1873-1976.
St Michael, Knoyle Street (later Desmond Street) - incumbent of St James baptisms from 1924.
St Peter, Wickham Road, Brockley baptisms from 1867; marriages from 1872.
Anglican parish registers - Lee
Local history and archives centre

Christ Church, Lee Park baptisms 1854-1940; marr. 1854-1949.
Holy Trinity, Lee High Road baptisms 1863-1948; marr. 1863-1948 (one entry 1957).
St Augustine, Baring Road, Grove Park banns of marriage 1943-1957 (other records in care of the incumbent).
St Margaret, Lee Terrace baptisms 1579-1970; marr. 1580-1979, banns 1754-18l3, l932-l978; burials l580-1946. Indexed transcripts available: baptisms 1579-1850; marr. 1580-1812, burials 1580-1850. Note: baptism, marriage and burial 1803 - 1813 on microfilm.
St Mildred, St Mildred’s Road baptisms 1881-1967; marr. 1881-1988.
St Peter, Eltham Road baptisms 1871-1928; marr. 1871-1942 microfilm (originals at LMA).
Church of the Good Shepherd, Handen Rd baptisms 1890-1963; marr. 1890-1987.
London Metropolitan archives

St Peter, Eltham Road baptisms 1871-1929; marr. 1871-1942 (see also above).
In the care of the incumbent

St Augustine, Baring Road, Grove Park baptisms from 1892; marr. from 1893.
Anglican parish registers - Lewisham

Local history and archives centre

All Saints, Blackheath baptisms 1859-1969; marr. 1859-1993, funerals, 1859-1865.
Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, Blackheath marriages 1883-1920 microfilm to1900 (baptism and later marriage registers in the care of the incumbent).
Christ Church, Church Rise, Forest Hill bapt. 1854-1962; marr. 1855-1969 bur. 1854-1969. microfilm (originals at LMA).
Holy Trinity, Sydenham Park baptisms 1867-1920; marr. 1867-1939.
St Andrew, Sandhurst Road, Catford baptisms 1900-1990; marr. 1905-1991.
St Bartholomew, Westwood Hill baptisms 1832-1951; marr. 1849-1924; Sydenham burials 1832-1923 (few after 1858), microfilm to 1900.
St Cyprian, Adelaide Road, Brockley baptisms 1892-1901; (rough); marriages 1892-1924, 1937-1940.
St George, Woolstone Road, Perry Hill baptisms 1871-1945; marriages 1880-1990.
St John the Baptist, Southend baptisms 1881-1899,1902-1959; marriages 1912-1966.
St Laurence, Catford baptisms 1887-1984; marr. 1888-1981; microfilm to 1900.
St Luke, Northover, Downham baptisms 1935-1972; marr. 1939-1957.
St Mark, Clarendon Rise baptisms 1868-1953; marr. 1871-1963; microfilm bapt. to 1882; marr. to 1897.
St Mary, Lewisham High Street bapt. 1703- 1920 (microfilm) 1920 - 1957 (originals); marriages 1703-1921 (microfilm), 1921-1975 (originals); burials 1703-1911 (microfilm) (some originals at LMA).
The survival of these registers is incomplete due to a fire in the Church in 1830.

Transcripts available at Local history and archives centre

Printed transcripts of all surviving registers up to 1750.
Typed transcripts of marriage registers 1768-1772.
Indexes to marriages 1754-1801. (KW series) at LMA.
Microfilm: baptisms, 1871-1876; marriages 1865-1882 (including baptisms at the Church of the Transfiguration, Algernon Rd. 1882-1940).
Copy registers, plus the post-1830 registers: baptisms 1703-1920, marriages 1703-l921, burials 1703-1921; bishops transcripts 1801-1879 are also available.
St Matthew, Panmure Road, Sydenham baptisms 1883-1937; marr. 1919-1938.
St. Paul’s, Forest Hill baptisms, 1887-1991, marr. 1912-1987.
St Philip, Taylor’s Lane, Sydenham baptisms 1867-1938; marr. 1869-1957.
St Saviour, Brockley Rise, Forest Hill baptisms 1866-1966; marr. 1867-1984.
St Stephen, Lewisham High Street baptisms 1865-1966; marr. 1865-1963.
St Swithun, Hither Green baptisms 1888-1987; marr. 1893-1973 (including baptisms at Hither Green Hospital 1934-1944, 1948-1972).
At London Metropolitan archives

Christ Church, Church Rise, Forest Hill baptisms 1854-1962; marr. 1855-1969; burials 1854-1949 (see also above).
St Mary Lewisham (see above).
In the care of the incumbent

All Saints, Trewsbury Road, Sydenham baptisms from 1898; marriages from 1903 (formerly called Christ Church). See also St Michael, Champion Crescent).
St Augustine, Honor Oak Park baptisms from 1872; marriages from 1874.
St Barnabas, Downham Way baptisms from 1927; marriages from 1929.
St Dunstan, Bellingham Green baptisms from 1925; marriages from 1929.
St Hilda, Crofton Park baptisms from 1900; marriages from 1901.
St Mark, Castillon Road, North Downham baptisms from 1948.
St Michael and All Angels, Champion Crescent, Lower Sydenham baptisms from 1868; marriages from 1879 including baptisms 1886-1909 at Christ Church, Trewsbury Road (see All Saints).
Other parish records
St Margaret, Lee register of vaults, pews, graves, catacombs etc. 1839-1898; poor rate books 1785-1814, 1840, 1867.
St Mary, Lewisham licences for interments in churchyard, 1858-1911; rate books (various) 1727-1818 (gaps),1837, 1849, 1855, 1857, 1965;
some indexes (KW series).
St Paul, Deptford, microfilm: poor rate books 1730-1899; registers of banns and confirmations, and other parish records, for various churches.
For many parishes the Local Studies Centre also holds other useful parish records, such as parish magazines and registers of banns.
For burials, see also cemetery records.

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