St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, London Genealogy
"St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, the church of, is situated on the north side of Lombard Street, between George Yard and Birchin Lane/ This church derives its names from being dedicated to St Edmund, King of the East Angles, who was murdered by the Danes in 870. The original church supposed to have been built in the Saxon heptarchy, and the late church was destroyed in the great fire of 1666. The present church was built by Sir Christopher Wren, and finished in 1690. It differes from most churches of that period, as it stands north and south, and the atltar is at the north end. Its lenth is 69 feet, its breadth 39 feet, and its height 32 feet. At the south end is a square tower, with a well-proportioned spire, and a dial projecting into the street. This church is a rectory in the patronage of the King and the Archbishop of Canterbury alternately. The parish is united to that of St nicholas Acons, the church of which, before the fire of London, stood on the west side of St Nicholas, and was a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and hence the alternate patronage. These united parishes are in the ward of Langbourn, in the archdeaconry of London..."
St Edmund the King belonged to Langbourn Ward. The parish was also known as St Edmund the King and Martyr Lombard Street.
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.
- The Register Book of the Parish of St. Nicholas Acons, London: 1539-1812. 1890. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.
Available at TheGenealogist:
- St Edmund the King & Martyr, Lombard Street, London (Burials) 1670-1812
- St Edmund the King & Martyr, Lombard Street, London (Marriages) 1674-1812
- St Nicholas Acons, London (Baptisms) 1540-1812
- St Nicholas Acons, London (Burials) 1540-1812
- St Nicholas Acons, London (Marriages) 1539-1665
- Edmund: 1780-1799, 1812-1837
- Nicholas: 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.
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Langbourn Ward - Saynt Edmondes and St Clementes Parishes, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Candlewick Ward - St Clementes, St Nycholas & St Michaelles Paroches, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Langbourn Ward - Saynt Nicholas Acons Parish, courtesy: British History Online
1638 Inhabitants List
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Edmund the King, courtesy: British History Online
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Nicholas Acon, courtesy: British History Online
1666 Hearth Tax
- Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Edmund the King and Martyr, courtesy: British History Online
- Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Nicholas Acons, courtesy: British History Online
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.
Before 1858, St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, London Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop 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.
From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.
Transcripts of early St Edmund the King with St Nicholas Acons, 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.
Poor Law Unions
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- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Edmund the King and Martyr records)
- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Nicholas Acons records)
- Sketch of St Edmund the King Parish Church, courtesy: London Ancestor
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Edmund King & Martyr' or 'London St Nicholas Acon')
- 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.
- 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.
- Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.