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Parish History

Authorities consider St Sepulchre Parish a part of the City of London as well as a part of Middlesex, even though it was not technically within the Walls of London.[1]

St Sepulchre, the church of, is situated on Snow Hill, at the corner of Giltspur Street, and is so named in commemoration of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. This church is supposed to have been founded about 1100, at which time a particular devotion was paid to the Holy Sepulchre. It was decayed in the reign of Edward IV as to require rebuilding. In the reign of Henry I, it was given by the Bishop of Salisbury to the Prior and Canons of St Bartholomew, in Smithfield. At the dissolution of that ministry it came to the crown till it was granted by James I to Francis Phipps and others. After which the rectory,...was purchased by the parishioners, and the advowson of the vicarage, by the President and Fellows of St John's College, Oxford. The church was much damaged by the great fire of 1666, when it was repaired... It is a vicarage in the city, archdeaconry and diocese of London, and in the patronage of St John's College, Oxford.[2]

This parish belonged to Farringdon Without Ward.


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

Online St Sepulchre Parish Register Images and Indexes
  Baptisms Marriages Burials
Earliest 1662 1662 1662

Images 1662-1812 Ancestry[3]
1813-1916  Ancestry[4] 1754-1921 Ancestry[5] 1820-1857 Ancestry[6]

Indexes 1662-1859 FamilySearch[7] 1662-1754 FindMyPast[4] 1662-1722 FindMyPast[4]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[8] 1781-1904 FindMyPast[9]
Most St Sepulchre parish registers burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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

1541 Subsidy
1582 Subsidy
1589 Subsidy
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.

St Sepulchre Parish fell under the jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of London.

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.

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Sepulchre


  1. Cecil R. Humphery-Smith, The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 3rd ed. (Chichester, England: Phillimore and Co Ltd, 2003), 192, 194.
  2. 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.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Sepulchre Holborn in the City of London.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Holborn St Sepulchre in the City of London.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Holborn St Sepulchre in the City of London.fckLR
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Holborn St Sepulchre in the City of London.
  7. Batches C023231-C023239, C025651-C025653, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  9. John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.


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