London’s East End has been known throughout history for its crime, poverty, and deprivation, but also for reform, social movements, and legends. It is located east of the medieval walled city of London, north of the River Thames, and bordered by the River Lea. It includes the boroughs of Whitechapel, Stepney, Spitalfields, Poplar, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and more. The transcripts in this collection have been created by the Docklands Ancestors, who began transcribing parish registers in 2001.

Below we have provided a list of all the parishes found in these records and the year ranges available. The year range is not exclusive, but there may be some gaps within the range.

Parish list

ParishYear fromYear to
All Saints, Mile End18401880
All Saints, Poplar18131872
Christ Church, Isle of Dogs18761904
Christ Church, Spitalfields17291843
Christ Church, Stepney18421860
Holy Trinity, Mile End18411884
St Andrew, Bethnal Green18411876
St Anne, Limehouse17831877
St Anthony, Stepney18791903
St Bartholomew, Bethnal Green18441872
St Dunstan, Stepney15681848
St George In The East, Stepney17291903
St James the Great, Bethnal Green16171869
St James, Ratcliff18401913
St John, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs18871902
St John, Wapping16171855
St Jude, Bethnal Green18461889
St Luke, Limehouse18931906
St Luke, Millwall18641887
St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey17821829
St Mary, Newington, Southwark18291922
St Mary, Stratford17711843
St Mary, Whitechapel15581865
St Mary, Whitechapel16801721
St Matthew, Bethnal Green17461819
St Paul, Shadwell17121881
St Peter, Limehouse18661903
St Peter, London Docks, Wapping18781933
St Thomas, Stepney18401876