Reference code(s): GB 0122 SR
Held at: Westminster Diocesan Archives
Title: Sacramental registers
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 232 volumes
Name of creator(s): Various
Priest's registers: Before the restoration of the hierarchy many individual priests, as opposed to parishes, often kept registers covering diverse geographical areas.
Scope and content/abstract:
Sacramental registers including Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Burial and Death registers and Marriage Bans for parishes and churches and priest's registers, including:
Archbishops' Private Chapel: Confirmation registers, 1854-1901.
Bavarian Chapel, Warwick Street: Baptism registers, 1748 -1909 and Marriage registers, 1747-1840 and 1856-1922.
Westminster Cathedral: Baptism registers, 1809-1906; Confirmation registers, 1856-1909 and Marriage registers, 1856-1914.
Clerkenwell, SS Peter and Paul: Marriage registers, 1979-1985.
Commercial Rd, SS Mary and Michael (including Virginia St Mission): Baptism registers, 1832-1893 and Marriage registers, 1856-1899.
Ealing, Mission of St Joseph and St Peter: Baptism registers, 1772-1855.
Saffron Hill mission (Holy Family): Baptism registers, 1842-1852 and 1855-1876.
Baldwin Gardens mission (St Bridget's): Baptism registers, 1851-1872; Confirmation registers, 1857-1875 and Marriage registers, 1854-1876.
Ely Place mission (St Etheldreda): Baptism registers, 1877-1947; Confirmation registers, 1856-1948; Marriage registers, 1855-1975 and Death registers, 1857-1923.
French Chapel (Little George St, nr Portman Sq): Baptism registers, 1909-1911 and Marriage registers: 1846-1910.
Gower Street, Catholic Chaplaincy: Marriage registers, 1988-1990.
Imperial Chapel: Baptism registers, 1765-1816; Marriage registers, 1766-1805 and Death registers, 1794-1806.
Isleworth, Our Lady of Sorrows and St Bridget of Sweden: Baptism registers, 1746-1809 and Confirmation registers: 1747-1777.
Islington, St John: Index to Baptisms, 1841-1819; Baptism registers, 1840-1844, 1851-1871, 1890-1902; Confirmation registers, 1851-1862 and Marriage registers, 1844-1880.
Kensington, Our Lady of Victories: Baptism registers, 1823-1850, 1852-1922 and Marriage Registers: 1852-1927.
Kentish Town, Our Lady Help of Christians: Baptism registers, 1849-1854.
Lincoln's Inn Fields, SS Anselm and Caecilia (inc. Sardinian Chapel): Baptism registers, 1731-1920; Marriage registers, 1729-1838, 1850-1856 and Death registers: 1858-1861.
Mile End, Guardian Angels: Baptism registers, 1869-1890 and Marriage registers, 1904-1962.
Moorfields, St Mary: Index to Baptisms: 1840, 1845-1854, 1856-1861; Baptism registers, 1763-1907; Marriage registers, 1777-1821; Burial registers, 1819-1853 and Death registers, 1857-1860.
Neapolitan Chapel: Baptism registers, 1772-1855.
Old Hall Green: Baptisms, 1811-1830, 1855-1925; Marriage registers, 1812-1848; Confirmation registers, 1812-1848 and Death registers, 1856-1913.
Palace St, SS Peter and Edward: Index to Baptisms, 1864-1940; Baptism registers, 1857-1963; Confirmation registers, 1863-1886, 1905-1942 and Marriage registers, 1859-1973.
Priests Registers including of: Rev James Barnard, 1764-1788; Rev Joseph Bolton, 1766-1781; Rev George Howe, 1796-1798; Fr Richard Dillon, 1750-1753; Fr James Barnard, 1763-1796; Rev James Barnard, 1791-1800; Rev Elston Lacy, 1715-1743; Rev Thomas Varley, 1767-1786; Bishop Poynter confirmation register, 1826-1843; Bishop Bramston confirmation register, 1826-1843; Bishop Gradwell confirmation register, 1826-1843; Bishop Griffiths confirmation register, 1826-1843; Rev Joseph Hodgson, 1802-1818; Fr John Lindow, 1765-1793; Fr John Lindow, 1793-1798; Fr Peter Brown, 1757-1767; Fr Patrick Moore, 1830-1835; Fr Benedict Short, 1763-1787; Fr Emanuel Dias Santos, 1802-1815; Fr Emanuel Dias Santos, 1815-1828; Fr Joseph Anson, 1803-1812; Fr Thomas Horrabim, 1778-1806 and Fr Thomas Cottrell, 1776-1778.
Romford, St Edward the Confessor: Death register, 1858-1877.
Soho, St Patrick's: Index to Baptisms, 1780-1938; Baptism registers, 1790-1899; Confirmation registers, 1818-1854; Marriage registers, 1838-1856; Marriage Bans, 1858-1886 and Death registers, 1882-1902.
Southwark, St George's Fields: Baptism registers, 1801-1826.
Tottenham, St Francis de Sales: Baptism registers, 1794-1823, 1827-1868, 1890-1929; Confirmation registers, 1856-1905, 1908-1968 and Marriage registers, 1827-1856, 1859-1949 .
Underwood Rd, St Anne (Spitalfields): Index to Baptisms, 1848-1909; Baptism registers, 1848-1920; Confirmation, 1856-1891; Index to Marriages, 1851-1934 and Marriages, 1851-1890.
Venetian Embassy: Baptism registers, 1744-1796 and Marriage registers, 1744-1754, 1772-1788.
Walthamstow, St George: Death registers, 1851-1882.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
By church, parish or priest.
Conditions governing access:
Open except for those closed under the Data Protection Act. Baptism registers closed for 100 years; Confirmation registers closed for 95 years; Marriage registers closed for 85 years and Burial and Death registers closed for 30 years. Consultation by appointment only between 12:00-5:00, Mondays and Wednesdays. Call: 0207 938 3580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies, subject to condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only on the undertaking of a copyright declaration. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Westminster Roman Cathlic Diocesan Trustees.
Further information in 'Family History at the Westminster Diocesan Archives' factsheet.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received from the individual parishes.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 2008