Sunday, August 26, 2012

Parish Maps, etc., in 1851 - an essential resource

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They are hidden under the title England Jurisdictions 1851 and provide a google-based map of the country showing the parish and county boundaries. In addition you can click on a parish and get useful information. For instance for Hatfield it tells you:

Bishop's Hatfield is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Hertfordshire. Totteridge is a chapelry of Bishop's Hatfield
Other places in the parish include: Woodside, Newgate Street and Roe Green
Parish records begin 1653, Bishop's transcripts 1603
Non-Church of England denominations identified in Bishop's Hatfield include Baptist, Independent / Congregational, Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist
ParishBishop's Hatfield
For each of the jurisictions it is possible to get an appropriate map
Civil Registration DistrictHatfield
Probate CourtCourt of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
DiocesePost 1844 - Rochester, Pre 1845 -Lincoln
Rural DeaneryHertford
Poor Law UnionHatfield
In addition you can get details of contiguous parishes - or those within a given distance.

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