This collection includes parish registers containing burial records for the years 1813-1985 from parishes in the current administrative area of the London Borough of Bexley, England.
Both the British government and the church had an interest in record keeping, and a 1538 act of Parliament required ministers in the Church of England to record baptisms, marriages, and burials. This database includes records with dates beginning in 1813, when George Rose’s Act called for preprinted forms to be used for separate baptism, marriage, and burial registers as a way of standardizing records.
See the browse on the right to determine which parishes are included in this collection and the date coverage for each parish.
Burials took place within a few days of death. Records generally list the name of the deceased, residence, the burial date, and age at death. Earlier records may contain less detail.