St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, London Genealogy
- 1 Church records
- 2 Census records
- 3 Civil Registration
- 4 Probate records
- 5 Cemetery
- 6 Records of the Poor
- 7 Parish History
- 8 Maps and Gazetteers
- 9 Web sites
- 10 References
St George Botolph-Lane and St Botolph Billingsgate were originally two individual parishes. Each maintained separate parish registers.
St George Botolph-Lane
St Botolph Billingsgate
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.
- 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Billingsgate Ward - The Paryshe of Saynt Botulphe, courtesy: British History Online
- 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Billingsgate Ward - The Paryshe of Saynt George, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy, Billingsgate Ward - St Buttolphes Parishe, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy, Billingsgate Ward - St Georges & St Margaretes Parishes, courtesy: British History Online
- St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/486); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
- St George, Botolph Lane, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/486); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
- St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/563); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
- St George, Botolph Lane, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/563); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
1638 Inhabitants List
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Botolph, Billingsgate, courtesy: British History Online
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St George Buttolph Lane, courtesy: British History Online
- St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/583); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
1666 Hearth Tax
- Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Botolph by Billingsgate, courtesy: British History Online
- Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St George Botolph Lane, courtesy: British History Online
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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.
Will indexes for probate courts covering these parishes are available online.
Before 1858, St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, London Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. 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.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.
CemeteryCatalogue of the most Memorable Persons who had visible Tombs, plated Gravestones ... in the City of London (through) A.D. 1700, which is available online.
A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St George Botolph Lane churchyard.
Records of the Poor
During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Botolph Billingsgate Parish the unique surname Billingsgate.
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St Botolph Billingsgate Timeline
- 1666 - church destroyed by Great Fire of London
- 1666 - never rebuilt; united with St George Botolph-Lane Parish
St George Botolph-Lane Timeline
- 1180 - first mentioned
- 1666 - church badly damaged by Great Fire of London
- 1666 - united with St Botolph Billingsgate Parish
- 1671-1676 - church rebuilt
- 1904 - church demolished
"St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, the church of, is situated a few houses on the right from Little Eastcheap. It derives its name from the ancient English Saint George of Cappadocia. It is an ancient rectory...and was originally in the gift of the Abbott and convent of St. Saviour Bermondsey, at whose dissolution it came to the crown. The old church was burned down in 1666, and the present edifice erected in 1674, by Sir Christopher Wren. The exterior is in a handsome old style, and decorated with some well executed sculpture; the interior is composed of the nave and two aisles, separated like columns of the composite order, which support a handsome vaulted roof. It is 54 feet in length, 36 in breadth, and 36 in height. After the fire, the parish of St. Botolph, (see that church [St Botolph Billingsgate]), was united by act of Parliament to this parish. That parish was also a rectory, the advowson of which was anciently in lay hands, but in 1194 was successfully claimed by the Dean and chapter of St. Paul's, under a deed of gift from Odgarus. It continued with them till its union with St. George, when the patronage was exerted by them and the crown, alternately. It is in the city and Archdeaconry of London..."
St Botolph Billingsgate Parish was also known as St Botolph by Billingsgate Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Botolph Billingsgate Parish records)
- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St George Botolph-Lane Parish records)
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct subject searches for 'London St Botolph Billingsgate' or 'London St George')
- London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
- London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
- London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
- London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
- Batch C040561, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
- '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
- John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
- Batch M040561, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
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- Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
- 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.
- 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.
- Phillip B. Dunn, A Guide to Ancestral Research in London (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mountainland Printing and Marketing, c1987, 1992), 58-59. FHL Book 942.1/L1 D27d.
- James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.