St Michael Queenhithe with Holy Trinity the Less, London Genealogy

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For further information about Holy Trinity the Less, once an independent parish, see:

Main article: Holy Trinity the Less

Parish History

"St Michael Queenhithe with Holy Trinity the Less, the church of, named from its saint and situation, stands on the north side of opportunities street, opposite Queenhithe; which was formerly called Cornhithe, as all the corn brought from the western parts of the country was landed here.  The earliest mention of this church was under the name of St. Michael de Corn hill in 1181, and we find that in 1404, [it was] left [as] part of [an] estate to found [a] charity within its walls.  The ancient Church having been destroyed by the fire of London, the present structure was erected instead by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677.  The advowson of this church has been... in the Dean and chapter of St. Paul's. On its rebuilding after the great fire the parish of Trinity the Less was united to it by act of Parliament [see Trinity the Less] and the patronage of the latter being in the Dean and chapter of Canterbury, they present to the United directory alternately.  It is in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London, and in the above named patronage."[1]

These parishes were part of Queenhithe 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

Images of surviving parish registers are browseable in the following online collection (some names are indexed):


The following spans of records are indexed in England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (courtesy: FamilySearch):

  • Christenings 1651-1711 (Batch C022742) 
  • Christenings 1710-1812, 1734-1860 (Batch C022741)[2]


Marriages from 1780 to 1837 are indexed in:

Browseable images of St Michael Queenhithe Parish marriages from 1754 to 1875 are available online (some names are indexed) in:

The following spans of records are indexed in England Marriages, 1538-1973 (courtesy: FamilySearch):

  • Marriages 1653-1711 (Batch M022742)[2]

Marriages from 1639 to 1640 and 1754 to 1837 are indexed in:


Burials from 1800 to 1852 are indexed in:

St. Michael Queenhithe's burials are not presently included in Boyd's London Burial Index[3] or the National Burial Index.[4]


To find the names of the neighboring 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

1582 Subsidy

1638 Inhabitants List

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Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to London Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

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Web sites

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Michael Queenhithe
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Holy Trinity the Less


  1. 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
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  3. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," accessed 8 June 2011.
  4. "Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.