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Parish History

"St Mary Aldermary with St Thomas the Apostle, the church of, situated near the middle, and on the east side of Bow Lane, cheapside and derives its name from being dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and its addition of Alder, to Older or Elder mary, from its being the oldest church in the city...

"In 1510, Sir Henry Keble, Lord Mayor of London, bequeathed £1000 towards rebuilding the ancient church, which stood on this site, and had become much decayed by age; and in 1626, William Rodoway gave £3000 more, and other inidividuals contributed liberally. The body of the church was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, and was rebuilt, and the power repoaired and cased, by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1711, at the sole expense of Henry Rogers, Esq., as appears by a Latin inscription over the western door of the church.

"The interior is 100 feet in length, 63 in breadth, and 45 in height. The church is a rectory, and one of the thirteen peculiars of the Archbishop of Canterbury. After the fire of London, the adjoining parish of St Thomas the Apostle, was united to it by act of parliament; the patronage of which being in the Dean and Chapter alternately. It is a rectory in the city of London, and in the Province of Canterbury."[1]

St Thomas the Apostle Parish was part of Vintry Ward. St Mary Aldermary belonged to Cordwainer 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

St Mary Aldermary Parish

Online St Mary Aldermary Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1558
1558
1558
Images
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1754-1921 Ancestry[4] 1813-1851 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1558-1860 FamilySearch[6] 1558-1836 FamilySearch[7] 1558-1754 FindMyPast[8]
1558-1754 InternetArchive[9] 1558-1836 FindMyPast[10] 1558-1754 InternetArchive[9]
1558-1754 FreeReg[11] 1558-1754 FreeReg[11] 1558-1754 FreeReg[11]
1558-1754 TheGenealogist[12] 1558-1754 InternetArchive[9] 1813-1851 BritishOrigins[13]
    1558-1754 TheGenealogist[12]    
    1754-1837 BritishOrigins[14]    
    1780-1837 Ancestry[15]    

St Thomas the Apostle Parish

Online St Thomas the Apostle Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1558
1558
1558
Images
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1886 Ancestry[3] 1813-1885 Ancestry[4] 1813-1849 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1558-1754 FreeReg[11] 1558-1672 FreeReg[11] 1558-1754 FreeReg[11]
1558-1859 FamilySearch[16] 1558-1672
1754-1835
FamilySearch[17] 1558-1754 FindMyPast[8]
1558-1754 InternetArchive[18] 1558-1754 InternetArchive[18] 1558-1754 InternetArchive[18]
1558-1754 GoogleBooks[18] 1558-1836 GoogleBooks[18] 1558-1754 GoogleBooks[18]
1558-1754 TheGenealogist[12] 1558-1754 TheGenealogist[12] 1813-1849 BritishOrigins[13]
    1558-1835 FindMyPast[10]    
    1754-1837 BritishOrigins[14]    
    1780-1837 Ancestry[15]    

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

1582 Subsidy

1625 Subsidy

  • St Thomas the Apostle, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/543); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1638 Inhabitants List

1645 Subsidy

  • St Thomas the Apostle, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/587); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1646 Subsidy

  • St Mary Aldermary, Cordwainer Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/582); copy: FHL Film 2228705.
  • St Thomas the Apostle, Cordwainer Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/584); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1811 Census

The 1811 Census of St Thomas the Apostle exists.[19]

1821 Census

The 1821 Census of St Thomas the Apostle 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 Mary Aldermary fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, Shoreham. St Thomas the Apostle fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[20] 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 Mary Aldermary with St Thomas the Apostle 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.[21]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Mary Aldermary churchyard.[22]

Poor Law Unions

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Mary Aldermary Parish the unique surname Aldermary.[23]

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Thomas the Apostle
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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. 2.0 2.1 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Aldermary in the City of London | St Thomas the Apostle in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Aldermary in the City of London | St Thomas the Apostle in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Aldermary in the City of London | St Thomas the Apostle in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1853, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Mary Aldermary in the City of London | St Thomas the Apostle in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. Batches C001512, P001511, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  7. Batch M001511, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts (1558-1754) and parish registers (1754-1836).
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts", Find My Past, accessed 22 December 2011.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Joseph Lemuel Chester, The Parish Registers of St. Mary Aldermary, London, Containing the Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials from 1558 to 1754 (1880). Digital versions at Internet Archive; Internet Archive (another copy); Internet Archive (another copy).
  10. 10.0 10.1 "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
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Middlesex and London Coverage, FreeReg, accessed 6 November 2012.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "London Parish Record Transcripts," The Genealogist, accessed 12 December 2011.
  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 "Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches," British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  16. Batches C001532, P001531, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  17. Batch M001531 (inactive 21/02/2012), see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts (1558-1835) and parish registers (1835-1836).
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Joseph Lemuel Chester, The Parish Registers of St. Thomas the Apostle, London, Containing the Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials from 1558 to 1754 (1881).
  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. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  21. 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.
  22. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  23. 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.

 

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