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28-07-2005, 2:59 PM
An 1881 census "Where Born" simply states - Queen Hythe -. Previous census's vary between :- City of London and London, Middlesex.
Where is (was) Queen Hythe and what parish might I be searching, please? The birth I'm after is around 1801 (I think?).
Have also put this on the Middlesex page
28-07-2005, 3:31 PM
St Michael Queenhithe, Upper Thames Street.
The church was demolished in 1876.
28-07-2005, 3:36 PM
Try googling one of which will bring this up:
28-07-2005, 3:38 PM
Spelling varies, of course, but it's usually given as "Queenhithe" - it's off Upper Thames Street, just to the west of Southwark Bridge.
According to Cliff Webb's "Streets, Parishes and Wards of the City of London" (which I haven't noticed any glaring errors in, so have absolutely no reason to doubt), it's in the parish of (surprise, surprise) St Michael Queenhithe.
Baptisms for that period are on film 9149 at the Guidlhall Library, which I expect you can get through the LDS, but bear in mind that this is the *City* of London that we are talking about, where there is a church every few hundred yards. The total varies depending on the date, as parishes split or amalgamated, but you are looking at somewhere around 90 to 100 parishes in an area of approximately one square mile, and there is absolutely no reason whatsoever why the child should be baptised in the parish they were born in. People used whichever church was most convenient, the one their parents had used, the one which they thought looked nicest, the one where they got on best with the vicar, whatever, so if they don't show up in St Michael Queenhithe it's anyone's guess, and, being in Australia, you could have a *very* long job on your hands.
(Edit - why does everyone else type faster than me? So much for broadband!)
31-07-2005, 2:06 PM
Thank you all for the replies. A daunting task to search but at least I now have a notion of the area.
Thank you again.
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