St Matthew Friday Street with St Peter Cheap, London Genealogy

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=== Church records  ===
 
=== Church records  ===
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==== St Matthew Friday Street Parish ====
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==== St Peter Cheap Parish ====
  
 
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==== 1621 Subsidy  ====
 
==== 1621 Subsidy  ====
  
*St Matthew, Friday Street, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/483); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228702}}.<br>
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*St Matthew, Friday Street, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/483); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228702}}.<br>  
 
*St Peter, Westcheap, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/483); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228702}}.<br>
 
*St Peter, Westcheap, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/483); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228702}}.<br>
  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32063 Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Peter, Westcheap], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32063 Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Peter, Westcheap], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk British History Online]
  
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*St Peter, Westcheap, Cripplegate Ward Within, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 5); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228704}}.<br>
 
*St Peter, Westcheap, Cripplegate Ward Within, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 5); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228704}}.<br>
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118810 Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Peter Westcheap], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118810 Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Peter Westcheap], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
  
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=== Probate records  ===
 
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Before 1858, St Matthew Friday Street fell under the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)|Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London]]. St Peter Cheap fell under the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of London|Court of the Archdeaconry of London]]. In practice, many St Peter Cheap residents left their wills in the [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury|Prerogative Court of Canterbury]] from the 1700s through 1858.<ref>[http://www.origins.net/help/aboutNWI-acl.aspx "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800"], ''British Origins,'' accessed 23 December 2011.</ref> From 1858 to the present, refer to the [[Principal Probate Registry|Principal Probate Registry]].  
 
Before 1858, St Matthew Friday Street fell under the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)|Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London]]. St Peter Cheap fell under the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Archdeaconry of London|Court of the Archdeaconry of London]]. In practice, many St Peter Cheap residents left their wills in the [[Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury|Prerogative Court of Canterbury]] from the 1700s through 1858.<ref>[http://www.origins.net/help/aboutNWI-acl.aspx "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800"], ''British Origins,'' accessed 23 December 2011.</ref> From 1858 to the present, refer to the [[Principal Probate Registry|Principal Probate Registry]].  
  
Go to [[London Probate Records|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.
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Go to [[London Probate Records|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  ===
 
=== Cemetery  ===
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=== Records of the Poor  ===
 
=== Records of the Poor  ===
  
During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Peter Westcheap Parish the unique surname ''Westcheap''.<ref>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.</ref>
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During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Peter Westcheap Parish the unique surname ''Westcheap''.<ref>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.</ref>  
  
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==

Revision as of 04:52, 7 January 2012

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Contents

Parish History

"St Matthew Friday Street with St Peter Cheap, the church of, is situated on the west side of the street, a short distance from Cheapside. The patronage of this church was anciently in the Abbot and Convent of Westminster, and upon their suppression, when the conventual church w asconverted into a cathedral, Henry VIII conferred it on the Bishop of Westminster; but on the dissolution of that new bishopric, Edward VI granted it to the Bishop of London in whom the advowson still continues.

"The old church was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, and the presnet plain, sold and useful structure erected in its stead by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1685. At the union of the small parishes of the city with the larger, that of St Peter Cheap, which stood at the corner of the Wood Street, Cheapside, was united to this. The aptronage of St Peter's was granted by the crown after the Reformation, to private hands.

"The united parishes form one rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the laternate patronage of the Bishop of London and the Duke of Buccleugh."[1]

St Matthew Friday Street and St Peter Cheap parishes were part of Bread Street Ward. St Peter Cheap Parish was also known as St Peter Westcheap Parish, as well as St Peter West Cheap Parish.

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 Matthew Friday Street Parish

St Peter Cheap Parish

Pallot: 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.

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

1589 Subsidy

1621 Subsidy

  • St Matthew, Friday Street, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/483); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • St Peter, Westcheap, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/483); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidy

  • St Peter, Westcheap, Farringdon Ward Within, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/555); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1638 Inhabitants List

1645 Subsidy

  • St Peter, Westcheap, Cripplegate Ward Within, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 5); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1645-1646 Subsidy

  • St Peter, Westcheap, Bread Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 2); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1666 Hearth Tax

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 Matthew Friday Street fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. St Peter Cheap fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many St Peter Cheap residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[2] 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

Londonstpetercheapcemetery.jpg

Transcripts of early St Matthew Friday Street with St Peter Cheap, London Genealogy 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.[3]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Peter Cheap churchyard.[4]

Records of the Poor

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Peter Westcheap Parish the unique surname Westcheap.[5]

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.

Web sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Peter, Westcheap
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Matthew Friday Street

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. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  3. 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.
  4. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  5. 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.