London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


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  • The transcripts are contemporary copies of parish registers in the diocese. Post 1813 transcripts were written on printed forms. Each transcript may not be an exact copy of the register entry and may include entries which do not appear in the parish register. Where both sources exist they should be consulted together.
  • Within one month of Easter the churchwardens of each parish were compelled, under an Order in the Constitution of Canterbury of 1597, to send a copy of all baptism, marriage and burial register entries made in the previous year to the bishop. In 1603 it was laid down that the transcripts were to run from Lady Day (25 March).
Extent: 109.50 linear feet
Other Formats: These records have been microfilmed. where available.
Classification: DIOCESAN
Special Classification: Bishops Transcripts
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018
Physical Condition: Fit
Arrangement: These records have been arranged alphabetically by parish name. The transcripts for 'out county' Surrey parishes outside the County of London have been listed alphabetically by parish name in a second section.