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Parish History

"St Alban Wood Street, with St. Olave Silver Street, Cheapside, is situated about the middle of the East side.  It is an indifferent attempt at the appointed style of architecture by Sir Christopher Wren, who, it is clear by this and other of his churches in the ancient English style of Gothic architecture, had but little knowledge and feeling for this appropriate and elegant style of ecclesiastical architecture.  It is dedicated to St. Alban, the Anglo -- proto-martyr who suffered under the persecution of Diocletian, and gave his name to the ancient town in the Abbey of St. Alban, in Hertfordshire.  The first church on the site was erected in the year 930, and dedicated to the same.  After various repairs, the ancient church was taken down in 1634, and another corrected, that was destroyed by the great fire of London in 1666, when the present edifice was erected after the same plan as the former.  The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Eton College [Buckinghamshire], and the Dean and chapters St. Paul's, alternately; and the parish of St. Olave, Silver Street, was united to it after the fire."[1]

Today, only the tower of St Alban Wood Street stands.[2]

St Olave Silver Street Parish was also spelled St Olave Silverstreet Parish.

Resources

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.

Church records

St Alban Wood Street Parish

Online St Alban Wood Street Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1662
1629
1662
Images
1662-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1852 Ancestry[4] 1754-1918 Ancestry[5] 1813-1849 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1662-1852 FamilySearch[7] 1629-1630
1663-1836
British Origins[8] 1662-1786 FindMyPast[9]
    1629-1836 FindMyPast[10] 1754-1851 FindMyPast[11]
    1800-1836 FamilySearch[12] 1813-1851 BritishOrigins[13]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[14]    

St Olave Silver Street Parish

Online St Olave Silver Street Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1561
1561
1561
Images
1561-1770 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1800-1812 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1616-1736 FamilySearch[15] 1800-1837 Ancestry[14] 1567-1770 FindMyPast[11]
        1813-1851 BritishOrigins[13]

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.

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Census records

1541 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1638 Inhabitants List

1666 Hearth Tax

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Probate records

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

Before 1858, St Alban Wood Street fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. St Olave Silver Street fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many St Olave Silver Street residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[16] 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.

Cemetery

Transcripts of early St Alban Wood Street with St Olave Silver Street tombs found in the interior of the {{{1}}} 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]

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Olave Silver Street
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Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Alban Wood Street

References

  1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.
  2. "St Alban (Tower only), Friends of The City Churches, accessed 18 October 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Alban, Wood Street in the City of London | St Olave, Silver Street in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Alban Wood Street in the City of London.
  5. 5.0 5.1 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Alban Wood Street in the City of London | St Olave Silver Street in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Alban Wood Street in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  7. Batches C021961-C021962, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  8. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
  9. 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  10. '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 John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  12. Batch M021961, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  13. 13.0 13.1 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins, accessed 4 April 2013.
  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. Batches C010521, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  16. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  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.

 

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