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Parish History

"St Margaret Pattens with St Gabriel Fenchurch, the church of, it situated at the southeast corner of Rood Lane, Fenchurch Street, andderives its name from its dedication to the before-mentioned St Margaret, and its addition from being situated in a lane occupied at that time by only makers and sellers of pattens. The original foundation of this church was in or before 1324, and was in the patronage of the family of the Nevils, with whom it remained till 1392, when it came to Robert Rekeden, of Essex, and Margaret his wife, who in 1408 conveyed it to Richard Whittington and other citizens of London, together with the advowson of St Peter, Cornhill, and the manor of Leadenhall; which agreement the said Whittington and others confirmed in 1411 to the Mayor and Commonalty of London, in whom the right...has ever since remained. The old church was burned down in the dreadful fire of 1666, and the present edifice erected in 1687 by Sir Christopher Wren. The interior is 66 feet in length, 52 in breadth, and 32 in height, lighted by a range of arched windows. At the time of the fire the ancient church was united by act of Parliament to that if St Margaret Pattens, It was also a rectory, dedicated to St Gabriel, and founded before the year 1321...The patronage of this church was in the prior and convent of the Holy Trinity within Aldgate, until the suppression of thisr priory, when it devolved to the crown... This united parish church is a recotiry in the city, ciocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the alternate patronage of the Lord Chancellor..., the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen...; and the Lord Mayor and Common Council one turn."

James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted.

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Church records

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Census records

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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.

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