This collection of baptisms includes records from the sixteenth century to the late nineteenth century. Each record includes transcribed details from an original record. While the amount of detail will vary from transcript to transcript most will include the following details:
The Middlesex Baptism collection contains over 240,000 baptims records from across the historic county. To find a full list of the parishes included please consult the Middlesex Baptisms Parish List available in Useful Links and Resources.
The historic county Middlesex rests in southeast England. The county name originates from the 5th century when the Saxons colonised the region and gave it the name Middle Saxon. It is naturally bordered by the rivers Colne to the west, Thames to the south and Lea to the east, then by a ridge of hills to the north known as Grim’s Ditch.
It included parts of London, Surrey and Hertfordshire. The county was largely agricultural, producing grain, hay and building materials. It became increasingly urbanised by the growing suburbs of London. In 1887 the county’s population was only second to Lancashire. Much of its population was concentrated in the London area.