St James Garlickhithe, London Genealogy
London St James Garlickhithe ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|St James Garlickhithe, London|
|Hundred||London, Within the Walls|
|Poor Law Union||City of London|
|Registration District||London City|
|Parish registers: 1535|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1630-31; 1639-40; 1800|
|Probate Court||Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)|
|Location of Archive|
|London Record Office|
- 1 Parish History
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Church records
- 2.2 Census records
- 2.3 Civil Registration
- 2.4 Probate records
- 2.5 Cemetery
- 2.6 Records of the Poor
- 3 Maps and Gazetteers
- 4 Websites
- 5 References
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Timeline[edit | edit source]
- 1100s - first mentioned
- 1535 - first baptism recorded in English parish registers occurred at this church
- 1666 - church destroyed in Great Fire of London
- 1676-1683 - church rebuilt
1831 description[edit | edit source]
'St James Garlickhithe, the church of, is situated at the corner of Garlick Hill and Maiden Lane, Upper Thames Street, and derives its name from being dedicated to St James the Apostle, and its addition from its ancient vicinity to the Garlick market of the city. The earlist mention of this church is, that it was rebuilt by Richard deRothin, sheriff, in 1326. The ancient church was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, the foundation of the present building was liad in 1676, and the church finished in 1682. It is build of stone, is 75 feet in length, 45 feet in breath, and 40 feet in height to the ceiling. This steeple much resembles those of Stephen, in Walbrook, and St Michael, Royal College Hill, which are three as original, handsome and tastful erections of the sort, as any in London. From the body of the church projects a very handsome dial, upon the top which is a statue of the apostle to whom the church is dedicated. This church is a rectory, the patronage of which appears to have been in the abbot and convent of Westminster, till the suppression of their monastery by Henry VIII, when coming to crown, it was granted by Queen Mary to the Bishop fo London, and in the patronage of the Bishop of that see.'
1848 description[edit | edit source]
St. James, Garlick Hythe, is a parish of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Bishop. It is a parish within the poor-law union of the City of London.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Church records[edit | edit source]
St James Garlickhithe parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|St James Garlickhithe Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs||1535-1890||1535-1890||1535-1890|
|FS Catalog BTs||1629-1640||1629-1640||1629-1640|
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.
Records are also available at the London Metropolitan Archives.
Webb published an index to burials for the years 1813 to 1853.
Census records[edit | edit source]
1547 Subsidy[edit | edit source]
- St James Garlickhithe, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/157); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
1564 Subsidy[edit | edit source]
- St James Garlickhithe, Vintry, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/218), Copy: FHL Film 2228700.
1577 Subsidy[edit | edit source]
- 1576 London Subsidy Roll, Saincte Iames parrysshe at Alan H. Nelson website (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/252)
- St James Garlickhithe, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/252); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
1582 Subsidy[edit | edit source]
1625 Subsidy[edit | edit source]
- St James Garlickhithe, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/543); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
1638 Inhabitants List[edit | edit source]
1645 Subsidy[edit | edit source]
- St James Garlickhithe, Vintry Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 8); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
1692-1932 Land Taxes[edit source]
1695 Inhabitants Lists[edit source]
| This section requires expansion with:
any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
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]
Will indexes for probate courts covering St James Garlickhithe Parish are available online.
Before 1858, St James Garlickhithe, 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.
Cemetery[edit | edit source]
Transcripts of early St James Garlickhithe, London Genealogy tombs found in the interior of the church 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.
Records of the Poor[edit | edit source]
Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source](The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).
- London Family History Centre Catalogue
- Sketch of St. James Garlickhithe Parish Churchat London Ancestor
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St James Garlickhithe')
References[edit | edit source]
- James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
- Cliff Webb, Some London Burials, Post-1812 (1979). FHL Book 942.1/L1 K29w.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 129-170. Adapted. Date accessed: 18 December 2013.
- Greater London marriage index parish list, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
- Greater London Burial Index Parish Lists, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
- London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
- London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
- London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
- London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
- FamilySearch: a Guide to the British batches (City of London), ArcherSoftware.co.uk, accessed 22 April 2019.
- 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.