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Parish History

"St Benet Paul's Wharf with St Peter Paul's Wharf, Upper Thames Street, the church of, is situated at the southwest corner of St. Bennet's Hill, Doctors Common; and upper Thames Street.  Its name is derived from being dedicated to the same Saint as the last [St Bennet Gracechurch], and from its vicinity to Paul's Wharf.  This church is a very ancient foundation, and appears from the registry of Diceto, dean of St. Paul's, under the year 1181.  Its distinguishing epithet has been frequently changed, having been called at various times St. Bennet Huda, and St. Bennet, Wood Wharf, as well as by its present appellation.

"The ancient church on this site having been destroyed by the fire of London in 1666, the present building was erected in its stead by Sir Christopher Wren, who finished it in 1683.  It is a plain brick structure with some architraves travelers to the windows, and festoons over them.  The tower is at the corner, and this surmounted by a small cupola and spire, the finial of which is 118 feet from the ground.  The interior is very square, being 54 feet long, and 50 broad, by 36 in height.  Since the fire the church is also parochial for the parish of St. Peter, Paul's Wharf, anciently denominated St. Peter's parva, from the smallness of its dimensions, and to which it is united, the church of which was also destroyed at the same time.  It is a rectory, and as the patronage of both parishes appear to have been always in the dean in chapter of St. Paul's, ..."[1]

"After obtaining Archbishop's licence from Doctors Commons couples often married at nearby churches such as St Benet Paul's Wharf, St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street or St Gregory by St Pauls."[2]

These parishes belonged to Queenhithe Ward.

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

Historically, St Benet Paul's Wharf and St Peter Paul's Wharf were two separate parishes. Each maintained individual parish registers.

St Benet Paul's Wharf Parish

Online St Benet Paul's Wharf Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1619
1619
1619
Images
1619-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1755-1879 Ancestry[5] 1813-1853 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1619-1861 FamilySearch[7] 1619-1668
1680-1879
FamilySearch[8] 1615-1855 FindMyPast[9]
1619-1837 TheGenealogist[10] 1619-1837 TheGenealogist[10] 1619-1837 TheGenealogist[10]
1619-1837 InternetArchive[11] 1619-1730 InternetArchive[11] 1619-1837 InternetArchive[11]
1619-1837 InternetArchive[11] 1619-1730 InternetArchive[11] 1619-1837 InternetArchive[11]
1619-1837 FreeReg[12] 1619-1837 FreeReg[12] 1837-1853 FindMyPast[13]
    1619-1837 FindMyPast[14] 1837-1853 BritishOrigins[15]
    1731-1837 InternetArchive[11]    
    1731-1837 InternetArchive[11]    
    1780-1837 Ancestry[16]    

St Peter Paul's Wharf Parish

Online St Peter Paul's Wharf Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1607
1607
1607
Images
1607-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1886 Ancestry[4] 1828, 1834 Ancestry[5] 1813-1849 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1607-1837 FamilySearch[17] 1607-1834 FamilySearch[18] 1607-1837 FindMyPast[9]
1607-1837 TheGenealogist[10] 1607-1837 TheGenealogist[10] 1607-1837 TheGenealogist[10]
1607-1837 InternetArchive[11] 1607-1837 InternetArchive[11] 1607-1837 InternetArchive[11]
1607-1837 InternetArchive[11] 1607-1837 InternetArchive[11] 1607-1837 InternetArchive[11]
1607-1837 FreeReg[12] 1607-1834 FreeReg[12] 1838-1849 BritishOrigins[15]
    1607-1834 FindMyPast[14] 1838-1849 FindMyPast[13]
    1780-1837 Ancestry[16]    

Boundary

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

1625 Subsidy

  • St Benet, Paul's Wharf, Castle Baynard Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/546); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Peter, Paul's Wharf, Queenhithe Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/526); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1638 Inhabitants List

1811 Census

The 1811 Census exists for both places.[19]

1821 Census

The 1821 Census of St Benet Paul's Wharf exists.[19]

Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Probate records

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

Before 1858, St Benet Paul's Wharf with St Peter Paul's Wharf fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. 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

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Transcripts of early St Benet Paul's Wharf with St Peter Paul's Wharf 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.[20]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Benet Paul's Wharf churchyard.[21]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Peter Paul's Wharf churchyard.[21]

Poor Law Unions

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.
  2. Else Churchill, "Stuck in London: resources at the SOG and elsewhere." Presentation, Society of Genealogists, 2011. Slides available online.
  3. 3.0 3.1 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Benet Paul's Wharf in the City of London | St Peter, Paul's Wharf in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Benet Paul's Wharf in the City of London | St Peter Paul's Wharf in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Benet Paul's Wharf in the City of London | St Peter Paul's Wharf in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Benet Paul's Wharf in the City of London | St Peter Paul's Wharf in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  7. Batches P001361-P001362, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  8. Batch M001361, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  9. 9.0 9.1 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 'London Parish Register Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 9 January 2012.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 Willoughby A. Littledale, The Registers of St. Benet and St. Peter Paul's Wharf, London (1909).
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Middlesex and London Coverage, FreeReg, accessed 6 November 2012.
  13. 13.0 13.1 John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  14. 14.0 14.1 '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
  15. 15.0 15.1 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  17. Batches P001371, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes microfilmed parish register xxx.
  18. Batch M001371, 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. 19.0 19.1 Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 68, 71.
  20. 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.
  21. 21.0 21.1 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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