Ashford Middlesex Family History Guide

Ashford is a Parish in Middlesex.

Ashford is a town almost entirely in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne in England, with a small part falling within Greater London. It is a suburban development situated 15 miles (24 km) west south-west of Charing Cross in London and forms part of the London commuter belt. It is often referred to as Ashford, Middlesex to distinguish it from the larger town of Ashford, Kent, because it fell within the historic county of Middlesex. Since 1965, when Middlesex County Council was dissolved, it has been administered by Surrey County Council and the small London section by the London Borough of Hounslow.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Parish church: St. Michael. The church was rebuilt in 1859 and dedicated to St. Matthew

Parish registers begin: 1699

Parishes adjacent to Ashford

  • Bedfont
  • Feltham
  • Staines
  • Laleham
  • Stanwell
  • Littleton
  • Sunbury on Thames

{{< figure src=”https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Ashford_StMatthew_SSW.jpg/768px-Ashford_StMatthew_SSW.jpg&#8221; title=”Photo of St Matthew’s parish church tower, Church Road, Ashford, Middlesex, seen from south south-west by Motacilla, some rights reserved.” >}}


Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHFORD, a village and a parish in Staines district, Middlesex. The village stands amid a richly-cultivated tract, near the London, Richmond, and Reading railway, 2 miles E of Staines; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Staines. The parish includes the western part of Old Hounslow Heath, once the retreat of highwaymen, and the terror of travellers. Acres, 1,378, Real property, £3,586. Pop., 784. Houses, 130. Ashford Common was formerly a field for military reviews, but has now been long enclosed and cultivated. Ashford Lodge, Manor House, and Clock House are handsome seats. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London. Value, £136. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1859. A Welsh charity school, an edifice in the Tudor style, for 200 children. was founded in 1857.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ashford, 2 m. S.E. Staines. P. 524

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

ASHFORD, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of SPELTHORNE, county of MIDDLESEX, 3 miles (E.) from Staines, containing 331 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, and in the patronage of the Crown. The chapel is dedicated to St. Michael.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Ashford Parish Registers

Marriages at Ashford 1696 to 1812 – Archive.org

Family History Links

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

Administration

  • County: Middlesex
  • Civil Registration District: Staines
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex
  • Diocese: London
  • Rural Deanery: Not created until 1858
  • Poor Law Union: Staines
  • Hundred: Spelthorne
  • Province: Canterbury
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s