St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories, Middlesex Genealogy

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Guide to St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minorities, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories, Middlesex
St Botolph Aldgate

London StBotolph Aldgate Church
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Without the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union Whitechapel
Registration District East London
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1802
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of London
Location of Archive
London Record Office

Parish History

Holy Trinity Minories Timelin

  • 1600s - church fell into disrepair
  • 1706 - church rebuilt
  • 1899 - united with St Botolph Without Aldgate Parish
  • 1940 - church bombed and destroyed

St Botolph Without Aldgate Timeline

  • 1115 - first mentioned
  • 1500s - church rebuilt
  • 1741-1744 - church again rebuilt
  • 1899 - united with Holy Trinity Minories Parish
  • 1940s - church bombed in WWII, restored
  • 1965 - a fire damaged the church, restored

1831 descriptions

"St Botolph, without Aldgate, the church of, is situated at the south-east corners of houndsditch, and nearly opposite the Minories, in Aldgate High Street. it is one of the four churches in London dedicated by our ancestors to their favourite saint, Botolph the Briton. The old church, which was rebuilt by the prior and canons of the Holy Trinity, a short time before the dissolution of that convent, escaped the fire in 1666; bit it had become so ruinous in 1741, that it was taken down and the present edifice finished in 1744. It is built principally with brick, and is a plain, bold and massive structure, consisting of a regular formed body and a lofty spire on a rusticated tower. This church was a rectory of very ancient foundation, ...It is now a perpetual curacy..."[1]

Holy Trinity Minories, the church of, it is situated in the Little Minories. It stands on part of the ancient convent of the nuns of St. Clare called the Mineresses, that was founded in 1239 by Edmund Earl of Lancaster, brother of Edward I. This being suppressed, in 1539 a number of houses were erected on its site, and a small church was built for the inhabitants, and dedicated to the Holy Trinity, whence it derived its name, it's addition from this situation. This church was rebuilt in a plain substantial manner, in 1706, and is the family burial place of the Legges, Earls of Dartmouth, to one of those ancestors, a house called the Kings, was granted by Charles II. The curators parish for it is neither arbitrary nor vicarage, holds the living by an instrument of donation under the great seal of England. It is in the city, diocese and Archdeaconry of London..."

1848 parish description

St. Botolph, Aldgate, is a parish in the City of London Without the Walls. The patron is R. Kynaston, Esq., the Improptriator. Trinity in the Minories is a parish, in the City of London Without the Walls. The patron is the Crown.[2]

Additional jurisdictions

St Botolph without Aldgate belonged to Aldgate Ward.

Notes

St Botolph Aldgate and Holy Trinity Minories were clandestine places of marriage in early modern London.[3]

Holy Trinity Minories was also known as Holy Trinity in the Minories and St Clare without Aldgate.

St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories was a later district church built in 1893 and residing within the civil parish boundaries of St Botolph without Aldgate (which was also known as East Smithfield Liberty).[4]
St Botolph's-without-Aldersgate is a Church of England church on Aldersgate Street in the City of London, dedicated to St Botolph. Of medieval origin, it survived the Great Fire of London with only minor damage but fell into disrepair and was rebuilt in 1788–91. The church was one of four in medieval London dedicated to St Botolph, a 7th-century East Anglian saint, each of which stood by one of the gates to the city. The others were St Botolph's, Billingsgate (destroyed by the Great Fire and not rebuilt); St Botolph's, Aldgate; and St Botolph's, Bishopsgate. Currently, St Botolph's-without-Aldersgate is used by London City Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland, that meets there every Sunday. The ecclesiastical parish was united with that of the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories, in 1899.[5]

Resources

Church records

Holy Trinity Minories parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
LONDON = London Lives - free
FMP = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Bur = Boyd's London Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Clan = London, England, Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754 (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[6]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Holy Trinity Minories Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP



1754-1852
FMP Bur



1566-1812
ANC 1 1563-1812
1563-1812
1563-1812
ANC 2 1813-1897
1754-1898
1813-1850
ANC Marr

1597-1921


ANC Clan 1667-1754
1667-1754


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs
1563-1898
1563-1898
1563-1898
FS Catalog BTs
1629-1640, 1638-1639
1629-1640, 1638-1639
1629-1640, 1638-1639

Records are also available at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Holy Trinity Minories marriage registers have been published for the period 1676 to 1754 by the East of London Family History Society.[7]

St Botolph without Aldgate parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

St Botolph without Aldgate Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
LONDON 1681-1709
1681-1709
1681-1709
FMP



1767-1853
ANC 1 1558-1812
1558-1812
1558-1812
ANC 2 1813-1916
1754-1930
1813-1853
ANC Marr

1597-1921


ANC Clan 1667-1754
1667-1754


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI 1617-1635, 1645-1751, 1668-1681,
1683-1710, 1711-1720, 1720-1733,
1748-1765, 1766-1779, 1780-1796,
1797-1820, 1828-1874

1558-1625, 1695-1711, 1799-1805,
1818-1849



FS Catalog PRs
1558-1945
1558-1945
1558-1945

Records are also available at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Parish Clerks' Memorandum Books 1583-1625 at Rescript.

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Census records

1547 Subsidy

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  • Holy Trinity Minories, Houndsditch,  Portsoken Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/148); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1564 Subsidy

  • Holy Trinity Minories, precinct beneath, within London and Houndsditch, Portsoken Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/220); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy

1596 Subsidy

  • S. Botolph without Aldgate & Minories (The National Archives, Ref: E179/146/410); transcript by Charles Edward Banks: FHL Film 1550095 item 20.

1625 Subsidies

  • St Botolph without Aldgate, Portsoken Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/514); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Botolph without Aldgate, Portsoken Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/544); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1638 Inhabitants List

1666 Hearth Tax

1690-1698 Poll Tax Assessments

1692-1932 Land Taxes


1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid

1695 Marriage Duty Act Tax

1744-1825 Land Tax Assessments

Holy Trinity Minories land tax assessments (1744-1825) have been microfilmed: FHL British Films.


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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.

Over the years, St Botolph Aldgate has belonged to several civil registration districts:

Period
District
1837-1838
Bishopsgate Registration District
1838-1870
East London Registration District
1870-1974
London City Registration District
[8]

There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.

Before 1858, St Botolph without Aldgate and Holy Trinity Minories fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[9] 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.

Officials ascribed mariners who died abroad the residence of St Botolph without Aldgate in their wills.[9]

Cemetery

St Botolph Churchyard (2002)

Transcripts of early St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories, Middlesex 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.[10]

A survey of monumental brasses, published 1891, is available online.[11]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Botolph Aldgate churchyard.[12]

Find A Grave has created a page on St Botolph Without Aldgate's Churchyard (40+ entries).

Records of the Poor

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in Holy Trinity Minories Parish the unique surname Minories.[13]

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

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

References

  1. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 129-170 Adapted. Date accessed: 1 November 2013.
  3. Else Churchill, 'Stuck in London: resources at the SOG and elsewhere.' Presentation, Society of Genealogists, 2011. Slides available online.
  4. F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 299
  5. Wikipedia Wikipedia - St Botolph Without Aldgate. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 January 2014.
  6. ArcherSoftware.co.uk
  7. Stuart A. Raymond, London and Middlesex: A Genealogical Bibliography (Birmingham, UK: Federation of Family History Societies, c1997), Vol. 2:26.
  8. Registration Districts in England and Wales (1837-1974)," GENUKI, http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/index.html, accessed 13 January 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  10. 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.
  11. Andrew Oliver, A List of Monumental Brasses in the City of London Churches (1891). Digitized by Internet Archive.
  12. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  13. 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.