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PALLOT'S BAPTISM INDEX

 

Pallot's Index had its beginnings in the early 1800s, with the creation of an English firm of heir searchers. Subsequently it became the property of Messrs Pallot and Co. who gave the index its name. Today, Pallot's Index belongs to the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies at Canterbury, Kent. They made it available for consultation at their library or allowed searches for a fee. Recently, Ancestry.com has joined with the Institute to produce the index on CD-ROM and offer it through the Ancestry.com databases online.
At one time, Pallot's Index was much larger. Unfortunately, it suffered severe damage during World War II. What survives is roughly 1.5 million references to marriages and 200,000 references to births. It is the marriages, which are most useful, for London and environs in particular; there are entries for 101 of the 103 ancient parishes. Of the county marriages, there are listings for thirty-eight counties, and for nine of these more than one hundred parishes are represented in the index: Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Middlesex/London, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Somerset, and Yorkshire is close behind with ninety- three. Probably less than half of all parishes have been indexed for the full fifty-seven years, most are 1790 to 1812. [Sherry Irvine, CGRS, FSA (Scot) in the Ancestry Daily News 7th May 2002]

Pallot's Baptism Index once included 12 million entries, but it was mostly destroyed in the Second World War, so that only 200,000 entries remain. It covered 1780-1840 for at least 22 London and Middlesex parishes, but is obviously now incomplete. However as compilation of the Pallot indexes started in 1818 it is possible that it contains entries from registers now destroyed. The card index is owned and held at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, who sell copies on CD, and it is available online via Ancestry. [GENUKI]

STERRY, STARIE/STARRY and variants have been extracted from Ancestry.com and are included below:

Gloucestershire
1791 Jul Mary Sterry [of] Thos & Susannah, Gloucester St. Michael, Glouc
1797 Jan Sarah Sterry [of] Thos & Sarah, Gloucester St. Michael, Glouc
1798 Aug Anne Sterry [of] Thos & Sarah, Gloucester St. Michael, Glouc
1804 Aug Maria Sterry [of] Thos & Frances, Gloucester St. Michael, Glouc
1817 Apr Rd. Walter Sterry [of] Walter & Mary, Gloucester St. Michael, Glouc
1835 Sep Walter Sterry [of] Wm & Mary Ann, Gloucester St. Michael, Glouc

Middlesex
1785 Thos Starey [of] Saml & Eliz, St. Anne Soho
1835 Lucy Ann Sterry [of]  Wm & Lucy Ann,  St. Pancras Middlesex