St Thomas in the Liberty of the Rolls

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St Thomas in the Liberty of the Rolls
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Without the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union West London
Registration District West London
Records begin
Parish registers: 1842
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
London Record Office

St Thomas in the Liberty of the Rolls, was united with parish church of St. Dunstan in the West (which see). West out of Fetter Lane at No.133, north of the [old Public] Record Office (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without. [It was f]irst mention[ed]: Rocque, 1746. In O. and M. 1677, the site is occupied by" Bond's Stables." Named after the Rolls Office (q.v.). [The] Rolls' Chapel [i]n Chancery Lane, attached to the Rolls' Office (q.v.), it was "originally the Chapel of the house for converted Jews, erected by H[enry] III. It was later "rebuilt by Inigo Jones, 1617, and now incorporated in the Record Office."[1]

1848 parish description
St. Thomas, Rolls’ Liberty is a parish, in the City of London Without the Walls. The patron is Hyndman’s Trustees.[2]



1600 Lay Subsidy


  1. Adapted from: 'Rolls' Yard', A Dictionary of London (1918). URL: Date accessed: 12 March 2010.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted. Date accessed: 20 December 2013.