St Mary Woolnoth with St Mary Woolchurch Haw, London Genealogy
"St Mary Woolnoth with St Mary Woolchurch Haw, the church of, stands at the northeast corner of Sherbourne Lane, Lombard Street. Its addition of Woolnoth is derived from being neath (since, by corruption, noth) or nigh to the Woolstaple. The ancient church was of some antiquity, as John de Norton is mentioned as being rector in 1335. From various circumstances, suchas the discovery of tusks and bones of animanls, remains of tesselated pavements, metal vessels, part of an aquaduct, and other Roman exviae, it has been surmised, that an ancient temple, probably that of Concord, stood upon its site. It was damaged at the time of the great fire of 1666, and was sufficiently repaired to last until the act passed in Queen Anne's reign to build fifty new churches, when the old church was taken down, and the present handsome substantial edifice built in its stead. The united parishes are a rectory in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London and in the patronage of the King, and J. Thornton, alternately."
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.
- Brooke, James Mark Saurin and A.W. Cornelius Hallen. The Transcript of the Registers of the United Parishes of S. Mary Woolnoth and S. Mary Woolchurch Haw, in the City of London, from Their Commencement 1538 to 1760. To which is Prefixed a Short Account of Both Parishes, List of Rectors and Churchwardens, Chantries, &c. Together with Some Interesting Extracts from the Churchwardens' Accounts. London: Bowles & Sons, 1886. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive; another Internet Archive copy; another Internet Archive copy; TheGenealogist ($).
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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- 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Broad Street Ward - Saint Myldredes and (St. Mary) Woolchurche, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Langbourn Ward - Saynt Marye Wolnothes Parish and (St. Mary) Wolchurch Parish, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Wallbrook Ward - St Marye Woolchurche Parishe, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Broad Street Ward - St Mildredes and (St. Mary) Wolchurch Parishe, courtesy: British History Online
- 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Cornhill Ward - St Mychells St Christofers & St Marye Wolchurche Paroches, courtesy: British History Online
1638 Inhabitants List
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Mary Wolnoth, courtesy: British History Online
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Mary Woolchurch, courtesy: British History Online
1666 Hearth Tax
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.
Before 1858, St Mary Woolnoth fell under the jurisdiction of the Archdeaconry Court of London. St Mary Woolchurch Haw fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. In practice, many residents of St Mary Woolnoth left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858. 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.
Poor Law Unions
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- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Mary Woolchurch Haw Parish Church records)
- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Mary Woolnoth Parish Church records)
- Sketch of St Mary Woolnoth Parish Church, courtesy: London Ancestor
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Mary Woolchurch Haw' or 'London St Mary Woolnoth')
- 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.
- "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.