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St Swithun London Stone with St Mary Bothaw
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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: 1614; Separate registers exist for St Mary Bothaw beginning 1536
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-21; 1639-40; 1800; Separate records exist for St Mary Bothaw beginning 1799
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division) and Court of the Peculiar Jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham
Location of Archive
London Record Office

Contents

Parish History

"St Swithun London Stone with St Mary Bothaw, the church of, is situated at the south west corner of St Swithin's Lane, Cannon Street, and derives its name from being dedicated to St Swithin, Bishop of Winchester and Chencellor to King Egbert, who died in 806. By ancient records it appears there was a church upon this spot, dedicated to the same saint, prior to 1330. This church was destroyed by the fire of London, and the present, plain and substantial building erected by Sir Christopher Wren, in its stead. The patronage of this church appears to have been enciently in the prior and convent of Tortington, in the diocese of Chester, in whom it continued till the dissolution of the monasteries by henry VIII, who granted it to the Earl of Oxford (see Oxford Court, Cannon Street), who soon after disposed of it, and it still continues in private hands. Against the southern side of this church, next to Cannon Street, is carefully preserved that relic of antiquity, London Stone. [see that article]. On the rebuilding of this church, the parish of St Mary Bothall or Bothaw (see that church), was united to that of St Swithin, by act of Parliament. The living is a rectory in the city of London, in the province of Canterbury, and in the alternate patronage of og the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury."[1]


After the Great Fire of London (1666), St Mary Bothaw Parish united with St Swithin London Stone Parish.[2]


1848 description

St. Swithin, London-stone, with St. Mary Bothaw 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]


These parishes were part of Walbrook Ward.


"Swithin" is a common alternative spelling for "Swithun."

White's 1904 history of St. Swithin 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 Mary Bothaw Parish

Online St Mary Bothaw Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1536
1536
1536
Images
1536-1653 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1754-1812, 1854 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1536-1653 FamilySearch[6] 1536-1819 findmypast[7] 1558-1853 findmypast[8]
    1643-1644
1776-1800
BritishOrigins[9] 1804-1894 BritishOrigins[10]
    1804-1811 Ancestry[11]    

St Swithin London Stone Parish

Online St Swithun London Stone Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1615
1619
1614
Images
1614-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1906 Ancestry[12] 1754-1856 Ancestry[5] 1813-1852, 1935 Ancestry[13]
Indexes 1615-1860 FamilySearch[14] 1619-1837 findmypast[7] 1804-1894 BritishOrigins[10]
    1651-1725
1776-1800
BritishOrigins[9] 1813-1853 findmypast[15]
    1780-1837 Ancestry[11]    

Census

1547 Subsidy

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  • St Mary Bothaw, Dowgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Mary Bothaw, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/147); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Swithin London Stone, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/147); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy

1628 Subsidy

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

1638 Inhabitants List

1645 Subsidy

  • St Swithin London Stone, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/601); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1646 Subsidy

  • St Swithin London Stone, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/581); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1666 Hearth Tax

1692-1932 Land Taxes


1695 Inhabitants Lists

(see supplements for St Swithin residents) 

1811 Census

The 1811 Census of St Swithin London Stone exists and is held at The British Library.[16]

1821 Census

The 1821 Census of St Swithin London Stone exists and is held at The British Library.[16]

Civil Registration

Probate records

Will indexes for probate courts covering St Swithin London Stone Parish are available online.

Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, and Shoreham probate records are available online at FamilySearch for free.

Before 1858, St Swithun London Stone with St Mary Bothaw fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London and the Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham. 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 Swithin churchyard

Transcripts of early St Swithun London Stone with St Mary Bothaw 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.[17]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Swithin churchyard.[18]

Find A Grave has created a page on the destroyed St Swithin London Stone Churchyard (1 entry).

Records of the Poor

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Mary Bothaw Parish the unique surname Bothaw.[19]

Web Sites

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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Swithin, London Stone
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Mary Bothaw

References

  1. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  2. 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.
  3. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted. Date accessed: 20 December 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Bothaw in the City of London | St Swithin London Stone in the City of London.. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Bothaw in the City of London | St Swithin London Stone in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. Batch C022732, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  7. 7.0 7.1 '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
  8. 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  9. 9.0 9.1 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
  10. 10.0 10.1 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  12. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Swithin London Stone in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  13. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Swithin London Stone in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  14. Batch C023221, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  15. John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 68, 71.
  17. 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.
  18. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  19. Nathan W. Murphy, "London Foundlings in Colonial America: Overseas Leads to Dead Ends: John Abchurch, William Abchurch, Isaac Jewry, and Henry Woolchurch of Virginia and Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 83, No. 2 (Jul./Oct. 2008):131-140.


 

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