St Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney

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'St Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney, the church of, situated near the south end of Abchurch Lane, Cannon Street, and derives its name and addition, from having been dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and Ab or Up church, from its greater elevation than most of its neighbourhood. A church, similarly dedicated, stood upon this site in very early times, for we find that in 1448, the patronage of it was in the Prior and Canons of St Mary Overy, but falling to the crown in the reign of Elizabeth, her majesty granted the perpetual advowson to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...  
 
'St Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney, the church of, situated near the south end of Abchurch Lane, Cannon Street, and derives its name and addition, from having been dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and Ab or Up church, from its greater elevation than most of its neighbourhood. A church, similarly dedicated, stood upon this site in very early times, for we find that in 1448, the patronage of it was in the Prior and Canons of St Mary Overy, but falling to the crown in the reign of Elizabeth, her majesty granted the perpetual advowson to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...  
  
'The ancient church was destroyed by the great fire in 1666, and the present edifice erected shortly afterwards by Sir Christopher Wren. The parish of St Lawrence Pountney was united to this parish after the fire, and the church of that small parish was consequently not rebuilt.  
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'The ancient church was destroyed by the great fire in 1666, as was the Merchant Taylor's School, which was situated within St Lawrence Pountney Parish.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Taylors'_School,_Northwood, accessed 23 April 2013.</ref> The present edifice was erected shortly afterwards by&nbsp;Sir Christopher Wren. The parish of St Lawrence Pountney was united to this parish after the fire, and the church of that small parish was consequently not rebuilt.  
  
'The church is a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.'<ref>James Elmes, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref>  
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'The church is a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.'<ref>James Elmes, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref>
  
 
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=== Additional jurisdictions  ===

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London St Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.


St Mary Abchurch

Contents

Church records

St Lawrence Pountney Parish

Online St Lawrence Pountney Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1538
1538
1538
Images
1538-1739 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[1]
Indexes 1538-1739 FamilySearch[2] 1538-1666
1737-1812
FamilySearch[3] 1539-1784 FindMyPast[4]
    1538-1837 FindMyPast[5] 1813-1850 FindMyPast[6]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[7] 1813-1850 BritishOrigins[8]

St Mary Abchurch Parish

Online St Mary Abchurch Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1558
1558
1558
Images
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[1]
1813-1906 Ancestry[9] 1754-1921 Ancestry[10] 1813-1850 Ancestry[11]
Indexes 1558-1812 FamilySearch[12] 1558-1837 FamilySearch[13] 1558-1803 FindMyPast[4]
    1558-1837 FindMyPast[5] 1813-1851 FindMyPast[6]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[7] 1813-1851 BritishOrigins[8]

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Census records

1541 Subsidy

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1547 Subsidy

  • St Lawrence Pountney, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/150); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Lawrence Pountney, Dowgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Mary, Abchurch, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/150); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Mary, Abchurch, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/147); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy

1621 Subsidy

  • St Lawrence Pountney, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/502); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • St Lawrence Pountney, Dowgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/487); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • St Mary, Abchurch, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/502); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidy

  • St Lawrence Pountney, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/512); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Mary, Abchurch, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/512); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1628 Subsidy

  • St Lawrence Pountney, Dowgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/560); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Mary, Abchurch, Walbrook Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/564); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1638 Inhabitants List

1645 Subsidy

  • St Lawrence Pountney, Dowgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/589); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1645-1646 Subsidy

  • St Mary Abchurch, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 15); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1692-1932 Land Taxes

1695 Inhabitants Lists

1821 Census

The 1821 Census of St Mary Abchurch exists.[14]

1831 Census

The 1831 Census of St Mary Abchurch exists.[14]

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.

Probate records

Will indexes for probate courts covering these parishes are available online.

Before 1858, St Lawrence Pountney fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. St Mary Abchurch fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many St Mary Abchurch residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[15] 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 Mary Abchurch churchyard site
St Lawrence Pountney churchyard site

Transcripts of early St Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney 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.[16]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Lawrence Pountney churchyard.[17]

Records of the Poor

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Mary Abchurch Parish the unique surname Abchurch.[18]

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

Parish History

St Mary Abchurch

St Mary Abchurch Timeline

  • 1198-1199 - first mentioned
  • 1666 - church destroyed by Great Fire of London
  • 1666 - united with St Lawrence Pountney Parish[19]
  • 1681-1686 - church rebuilt
  • 1940 - church bombed in the London Blitz
  • 1948-1953 - church repaired

St Lawrence Pountney Timeline

  • 1666 - church destroyed by the Great Fire of London
  • 1666 - never rebuilt; united with St Mary Abchurch Parish[19]

1831 description

'St Mary Abchurch with St Lawrence Pountney, the church of, situated near the south end of Abchurch Lane, Cannon Street, and derives its name and addition, from having been dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and Ab or Up church, from its greater elevation than most of its neighbourhood. A church, similarly dedicated, stood upon this site in very early times, for we find that in 1448, the patronage of it was in the Prior and Canons of St Mary Overy, but falling to the crown in the reign of Elizabeth, her majesty granted the perpetual advowson to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...

'The ancient church was destroyed by the great fire in 1666, as was the Merchant Taylor's School, which was situated within St Lawrence Pountney Parish.[20] The present edifice was erected shortly afterwards by Sir Christopher Wren. The parish of St Lawrence Pountney was united to this parish after the fire, and the church of that small parish was consequently not rebuilt.

'The church is a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.'[21]

Additional jurisdictions


St. Mary Abchurch Parish was a part of Candlewick Ward and/or Walbrook Ward.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

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 Mary Abchurch
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Lawrence Pountney

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Lawrence Pountney in the City of London | St Mary Abchurch in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  2. Batch C021632, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 October 2011. Indexes parish registers.
  3. Batch M021631, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish registers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Boyd's London Burial Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 31 October 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 '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
  6. 6.0 6.1 John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  8. 8.0 8.1 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  9. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Abchurch in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  10. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Abchurch in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  11. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Abchurch in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  12. Batch C045891, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  13. Batches M001511, M045891, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 71, 73.
  15. 'About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800', British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  16. 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.
  17. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  18. 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.
  19. 19.0 19.1 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.
  20. Wikipedia contributors, "Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Taylors'_School,_Northwood, accessed 23 April 2013.
  21. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.