St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons

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"St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, the church of, is situated on the north side of Lombard Street, between George Yard and Birchin Lane/ This church derives its names from being dedicated to St Edmund, King of the East Angles, who was murdered by the Danes in 870. The original church supposed to have been built in the Saxon heptarchy, and the late church was destroyed in the great fire of 1666. The present church was built by Sir Christopher Wren, and finished in 1690. It differes from most churches of that period, as it stands north and south, and the atltar is at the north end. Its lenth is 69 feet, its breadth 39 feet, and its height 32 feet. At the south end is a square tower, with a well-proportioned spire, and a dial projecting into the street. This church is a rectory in the patronage of the King and the Archbishop of Canterbury alternately. The parish is united to that of St nicholas Acons, the church of which, before the fire of London, stood on the west side of St Nicholas, and was a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and hence the alternate patronage. These united parishes are in the ward of Langbourn, in the archdeaconry of London..."<ref>James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref>  
 
"St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, the church of, is situated on the north side of Lombard Street, between George Yard and Birchin Lane/ This church derives its names from being dedicated to St Edmund, King of the East Angles, who was murdered by the Danes in 870. The original church supposed to have been built in the Saxon heptarchy, and the late church was destroyed in the great fire of 1666. The present church was built by Sir Christopher Wren, and finished in 1690. It differes from most churches of that period, as it stands north and south, and the atltar is at the north end. Its lenth is 69 feet, its breadth 39 feet, and its height 32 feet. At the south end is a square tower, with a well-proportioned spire, and a dial projecting into the street. This church is a rectory in the patronage of the King and the Archbishop of Canterbury alternately. The parish is united to that of St nicholas Acons, the church of which, before the fire of London, stood on the west side of St Nicholas, and was a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and hence the alternate patronage. These united parishes are in the ward of Langbourn, in the archdeaconry of London..."<ref>James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref>  
  
St Edmund the King belonged to [[Langbourn_Ward,_London,_England|Langbourn Ward]].
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St Edmund the King belonged to [[Langbourn Ward, London, England|Langbourn Ward]]. The parish was also known as St Edmund the King and Martyr Lombard Street.<br>
  
 
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Parish History

"St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, the church of, is situated on the north side of Lombard Street, between George Yard and Birchin Lane/ This church derives its names from being dedicated to St Edmund, King of the East Angles, who was murdered by the Danes in 870. The original church supposed to have been built in the Saxon heptarchy, and the late church was destroyed in the great fire of 1666. The present church was built by Sir Christopher Wren, and finished in 1690. It differes from most churches of that period, as it stands north and south, and the atltar is at the north end. Its lenth is 69 feet, its breadth 39 feet, and its height 32 feet. At the south end is a square tower, with a well-proportioned spire, and a dial projecting into the street. This church is a rectory in the patronage of the King and the Archbishop of Canterbury alternately. The parish is united to that of St nicholas Acons, the church of which, before the fire of London, stood on the west side of St Nicholas, and was a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and hence the alternate patronage. These united parishes are in the ward of Langbourn, in the archdeaconry of London..."[1]

St Edmund the King belonged to Langbourn Ward. The parish was also known as St Edmund the King and Martyr Lombard Street.

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

Available at TheGenealogist:

  • St Edmund the King & Martyr, Lombard Street, London (Burials) 1670-1812
  • St Edmund the King & Martyr, Lombard Street, London (Marriages) 1674-1812
  • St Nicholas Acons, London (Baptisms) 1540-1812
  • St Nicholas Acons, London (Burials) 1540-1812
  • St Nicholas Acons, London (Marriages) 1539-1665

Pallot

  • Edmund: 1780-1799, 1812-1837
  • Nicholas: 1780-1837

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

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. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

Wikipedia
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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Edmund, King and Martyr

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