Lambe's Chapel, London Genealogy

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Lambe's Chapel

London Lambe's Chapel ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

"Lamb's Chapel is situated in a court at the northwest corner of Monkwell Street, and was found in the reign of Edward I. At the dissolution of religious houses, Henry VIII granted it to William Lambe, a rich citizen and clothworker, who bequeathed it in 1568, with other property, to the Clothworkers Company, of which he was a member. It has been recently rebuilt with a row of alms houses by the company."[1]

Lamb's Chapel, is at the north-west corner of Monkwell Street, Cripplegate Ward and Farringdon within. It was founded by William Lambe, a cloth worker, to whom Henry VIII granted the site of St James' Chapel in the Wall.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

Records of the Poor[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.
  2. Harben, Henry A A Dictionary of London 1918 Adapted. Date accessed: 26 November 20013.