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St Stephen Walbrook with St Benet Sherehog
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St Stephen Walbrook
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union City of London PLU
Registration District London City
Records begin
Parish registers: 1557
Bishop's Transcripts: 1665-6; 1800; Separate transcripts exist for St Benet Sherehog beginning 1629-31; 1639-40
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of London and Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
London Record Office

Contents

Parish History

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St Benet Sherehog Timeline

  • 1111 - first mentioned
  • 1666 - church destroyed by Great Fire of London; never rebuilt
  • 1670 - united with St Stephen Walbrook Parish[1]

St Stephen Walbrook Timeline

  • 600s - site of a Saxon church
  • 1666 - church destroyed by Great Fire of London
  • 1670 - united with St Benet Sherehog Parish[1]
  • 1672-1680 - church rebuilt
  • 1941 - church suffered minor damage in London Blitz; later restored

1831 description

'St Stephen Walbrook with St Benet Sherehog, the church of, is situated at the north east corner of Walbrook, and is dedicated,...to the patronage of St Stephen. There is mention in ancient records of a church dedicated to the same saint, near this spot, but on the opposite side of the brook, prior to 1135. In 1432, Robert Chichelely, Mayor of London, purchased the ground now occupied by the present church and cemetery of the Grocers' Company, and the new church was finished in 1439. In 1432, Robert Whittington, Citizen and Draper, Knight of the Bath, purchased the advowson from the Duke of Bedford. From him, it passed into a family named Lee, one of whom presented to it in 1474, and afterwards gave it to the Grocers' Company in whom the patronage has remained ever since. The old church was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, and the present church much celebrated edifice erected [in] its place, by Sir Christopher Wren. This church is reckoned by many persons to be Wren's masterpiece...The plan is extremely simple...75 feet by 56 feet...If any doubt the excellencies of Wren as an architect of the first class, let him study and analize this javel of our art--and find fault if he will--but let him first endeavor to surpass it. This church has been repaired twice...wisely restored and preserved...but...not...improve[d]. The parish of St Benet Sherehog (which see) was united to this church after the fire of London, and these united parishes form a rectory; but as the living of St Benet's came to the crown at the dissolution of monasteries, the Lord Chancellor and the Grocers' Company present alternately. It is in the City, archdeaconry and diocese of London...'[2]

St Stephen Walbrook with St Benet Sherehog, is an ecclesiastical parish

1848 description

St Stephen Walbrook, with St. Bene't Sherehog, are parishes of the City of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Crown, and the Grocer's Company, alternately. They are parishes within the poor-law union of the City of London.[3]

Additional Information

St Stephen Walbrook Parish was part of Walbrook Ward.

White's 1904 history of St. Stephen Walbrook church has been digitized:

  • White, J.G. History of the Ward of Walbrook in the City of London: Together with an Account of the Aldermen of the Ward and of the Two Remaining Churches, St. Stephen, Walbrook, & St. Swithin, London Stone, with Their Rectors. 1904. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Resources

Church records

St Benet Sherehog Parish

Online St Benet Sherehog Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1557
1557
1557
Images
1639-1640[4] Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[5]
Indexes 1557-1863 FamilySearch[6] 1557-1880 FamilySearch[7] 1639-1640 BritishOrigins[8]
1716-1797 TheGenealogist[9] 1629-1640[4] findmypast[10] 1716-1860 InternetArchive[11]
1790-1860 InternetArchive[11] 1629-1630
1639-1640[4]
BritishOrigins[12] 1813-1860 findmypast[13]
    1716-1754 TheGenealogist[9]    
    1754-1860 InternetArchive[11]    
    1780-1860 Ancestry[14]    

St Stephen Walbrook Parish

Online St Stephen Walbrook Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1557
1557
1557
Images
1557-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[5]
1813-1906 Ancestry[15] 1804-1921 Ancestry[16] 1813-1860 Ancestry[17]
Indexes 1557-1863 FamilySearch[18] 1557-1880 FamilySearch[19] 1557-1860 findmypast[20]
1557-1812 FreeReg[21] 1557-1860 FreeReg[21] 1557-1860 FreeReg[21]
1557-1790 InternetArchive[22] 1557-1754 InternetArchive[22] 1557-1716 InternetArchive[22]
1557-1797 TheGenealogist[9] 1557-1837 findmypast[10] 1557-1716 TheGenealogist[9]
1790-1860 InternetArchive[11] 1557-1754 TheGenealogist[9] 1716-1860 InternetArchive[11]
    1754-1860 InternetArchive[11] 1813-1860 findmypast[13]
    1780-1860 Ancestry[14] 1813-1860 BritishOrigins[8]

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Census

1541 Subsidy

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1547 Subsidy

  • St Benet Sherehog, Cordwainer Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/141); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Benet Sherehog, Cheap Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Stephen, Walbrook, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/147); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Stephen, Walbrook, Cheap Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy

1628 Subsidy

  • St Stephen, Walbrook, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/564); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1638 Inhabitants List

1641 Subsidy

  • St Benet Sherehog, Cheap Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/572); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Stephen, Walbrook, Cheap Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/572); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1645-1646 Subsidy

  • St Benet Sherehog, Cheap Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 15); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Stephen, Walbrook, Cheap Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 15); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1646 Subsidy

  • St Benet Sherehog, Cordwainer Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/584); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1666 Hearth Tax

1692-1932 Land Taxes

1695 Inhabitants Lists

1811 Census

The 1811 Census of St Benet Sherehog exists and is held at The British Library.[23]

1821 Census

The 1821 Census of St Benet Sherehog exists and is held at The British Library.[23]

Add unique information about the censuses. Add links to online census records, and/or link to the Family History Library film/fiche numbers.

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Probate records

Will indexes for probate courts covering these parishes are available online.

Before 1858, St Benet Sherehog fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. St Stephen Walbrook fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many St Stephen Walbrook residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[24] From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

Go to London Probate Records to find the names of the courts having secondary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.

Cemetery

St Benet Sherehog raised tomb
St Stephen Walbrook churchyard site

Transcripts of early St Stephen Walbrook with St Benet Sherehog tombs found in the interior of the churches were published in Catalogue of the most Memorable Persons who had visible Tombs, plated Gravestones ... in the City of London (through) A.D. 1700, which is available online.[25]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Benet Sherehog churchyard.[26]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Stephen Walbrook churchyard.[26]

Find A Grave has created a page on St Stephen Walbrook Churchyard (5+ entries).

Records of the Poor

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Stephen Walbrook
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Benet Sherehog

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Phillip B. Dunn, A Guide to Ancestral Research in London (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mountainland Printing and Marketing, c1987, 1992), 58-59. FHL Book 942.1/L1 D27d.
  2. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  3. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted. Date accessed: 20 December 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1629, 1630, 1639, and 1640 are bishops transcripts.
  5. 5.0 5.1 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Benet Sherehog in the City of London | St Stephen, Walbrook in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. Batches M001381, C001382, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  7. Batch M001381, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 W. Bruce Bannerman and W. Bruce Bannerman, The Registers of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, and of St. Benet Sherehog, London. Part I (London, 1919); W. Bruce Bannerman and W. Bruce Bannerman, The Registers of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, and of St. Benet Sherehog, London. Part II (London, 1920).
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 W. Bruce Bannerman and W. Bruce Bannerman, The Registers of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, and of St. Benet Sherehog, London. Part II (London, 1920). Digital versions at Internet Archive; another Internet Archive copy.
  12. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
  13. 13.0 13.1 John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  15. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  16. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  17. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  18. Batches P001381, C001382, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  19. Batch M001381 (inactive 21/02/2012), see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts (1557-1860) and parish registers (1860-1880).
  20. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Middlesex and London Coverage, FreeReg, accessed 6 November 2012.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 W. Bruce Bannerman and W. Bruce Bannerman, The Registers of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, and of St. Benet Sherehog, London. Part I (London, 1919).
  23. 23.0 23.1 Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 68, 71.
  24. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  25. Payne Fisher and G. Blacker Morgan, Catalogue of the Tombs in the Churches of the City of London, A.D. 1666 (1668; reprint, London: Hasell, Watson, Viney, Ld., 1885). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.


 

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