parish register

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parish register

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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a book in which the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in a parish are recorded
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The Archives Centre is designated by the Bishop of London, under the terms of the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978, as the repository for ecclesiastical records for the pre-1965 City of Westminster and has also been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a repository for specified classes of public records under the provisions of Section 4 of the Public Records Act 1958.
The good news is that in 1978 The Parochial Registers and Records Measure required pretty much all records over 100 years old to be stored in the local Records Office.