Deptford

OS Grid Reference: TQ3777
The 1841 population was 23,165

Administrative Units

Deptford fell within the Hundred of Blackheath. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Greenwich.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, London 1846-57.
Deptford ancient parish extended into Surrey. The Surrey part, known as Hatcham, became part of Deptford St. Paul parish in 1730, becoming a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1845.
New Cross straddles the Kent/Surrey border.

See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.

For project purposes this parish is also covered by Woolwich & District FHS.

Deptford Kent Map North West Kent Family History Society
Deptford Kent Map North West Kent Family History Society

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index and Page Images published on CD-Rom as part of CD9 (Deptford parishes).
  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume III (Deptford parishes).


For ordering details see Census CD-ROMs on the Publication List page.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Deptford, St. Nicholas

St Nicholas: (Ancient Parish church) (map ref A).

Original Registers

These date from 1592.

St Nicholas
St Nicholas

Deptford, St. Paul

St Paul: (map ref B).

Church built and parish created 1730 from St. Nicholas.

Original Registers

These date from 1730.

Transcript published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. F32, F60).See Parish Register Publications.

Transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche. C60). See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.

St Paul - Aug 2006
St Paul - Aug 2006

Deptford, St. John, Lewisham Way

St John: Lewisham Way (map ref. C).

Church built & parish created 1855 from Deptford St. Paul.

Original Registers

These date from 1855.

St John - Aug 2006
St John - Aug 2006

Deptford, St Luke, Evelyn St.

St Luke: Evelyn St (map ref E).

Church built 1870-2; parish created 1873 from Deptford St. Paul.

Original Registers

These date from 1872.

St Luke - Aug 2006
St Luke - Aug 2006

Hatcham, St James

St James: (map ref G).

Church built 1849-54, replacing temporary chuirch (1846); redundant 1981; parish created 1845 from Deptford St. Paul.

Original Registers

These date from 1845.

St James - Aug 2006
St James - Aug 2006

Hatcham, St Catherine, Pepys Rd

St Catherine: Pepys Rd (map ref I).

Church built 1893-4; parish created 1891 from Hatcham Park.

St Catherine - Aug 2006
St Catherine - Aug 2006

Brockley, St Peter, Wickham Rd

St Peter: Wickham Rd (map ref J).

Church built 1866-70; parish created 1871 from Deptford St John.

Original Registers

These date from 1867.

St Peter - Aug 2006
St Peter - Aug 2006

Church of England - cont.

  • Christ Church: Church St. (map ref D) Church built 1864, demolished 1937; parish created 1871 from Deptford St Paul, united with St Nicholas 1936. Original registers from 1871.
  • St Mark: Edward St. (map ref F) Church built 1883, closed 1955; parish created 1884 from Deptford St Paul, reunited 1921. Original registers from 1883.
  • Emmanuel: Brookmill Rd. Church built 1888 as chapel-of-ease to Holy Trinity Greenwich; bombed & demolished 1940. No information on registers
  • Hatcham, All Saints: (map ref H) Church built 1869-71; parish created 1872 from Hatcham St James. Original registers from 1869.
  • City Mission Evelyn Hall: William St (later Staunton St). Built pre.1884; transferred to Brethren from 1935, later Bible Truth Church of God. No information on registers
  • London City Mission: Blackhorse Bridge. Built 1857, closed before 1890. No information on registers

Roman Catholic

Our Lady of the Assumption High St.

Church built 1844-6.

Original Registers

These date from 1842

Our Lady of the Assumption - Aug 2006
Our Lady of the Assumption - Aug 2006

Baptist

  • Baptist: Original registers from 1788.
  • Baptist: Hall High St. (1885-1891 closed). No information on registers
  • Baptist: Bethel, Black Horse Fields. (1849-pre.1856). No information on registers
  • Baptist: Upper Brockley Rd. (1867). No information on registers
  • Baptist: China Hall Gate. (1861-1873 sold). No information on registers
  • Baptist: Church St. (c.1679-1968). Original registers from 1824.
  • Baptist: Lewisham Rd. (1881-pre.1928). No information on registers
  • Baptist: Octavius St. (1863). No information on registers
  • Baptist: Zion, New Cross Rd. (1841).

Independent/Congregational

  • Independent: Medway Place Chapel. (formerly Baptist). Original registers from 1781.
  • Independent: Butt Lane. (later High St). Original registers from 1785.
  • Independent: Ebenezer Chapel, King St. Original registers from 1811.
  • Independent: Jireh Chapel, Victory St. [with Ebenezer chapel]. Original registers from 1811.
  • Independent: New Cross. (1805). Original registers from 1820.
  • Independent: St Paul and Woolwich. Original registers from 1806.
  • Congregational: Amersham Grove. (post 1865). No information on registers
  • Congregational: Butt Lane later High St. (1660). Original registers from 1785.
  • Congregational: City Mission, New St. (1838-1941 des.). No information on registers Zion, New Cross Rd. (1841).

Wesleyan/Methodist

  • Wesleyan: Loving Edwards Lane. (c.1783). No information on registers
  • Wesleyan: Brockley Rd. (1872). Original registers from 1870.
  • Wesleyan: High St. Original registers from 1865.
  • Wesleyan: Mary Anns Buildings High St. (1793). Original registers from 1811.
  • Wesleyan: New Cross Rd. (1872-1944 des.). Original registers from 1873.
  • Wesleyan: St John's Rd later Brunswick chapel. (1841-1933 closed). No information on registers
  • Methodist: New Connexion, Victoria Grove St. (1857-post.1884 closed). No information on registers

Society of Friends (Quaker)

  • Society of Friends (Quaker): High St. (1692-1907 demolished). Original registers from 1692.

Jewish

  • Jewish: South East London Synagogue, New Cross Rd.  (1859-?).

Other

  • Welsh Church: Lewisham Way. (1800-66 & 1898-date). Original registers from 1800.
  • Swedenborgian (New Jerusalem): Warwick St. (1871-1949 closed). No information on registers
  • Calvinist: (1833). No information on registers
  • Other: St Barnabas, Evelyn St. (deaf & dumb) (1883-1953 closed). No information on registers