St Katherine Cree, London Genealogy
London St Katherine Cree ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|St Katherine Cree, London|
|Hundred||London, Within the Walls|
|Poor Law Union||City of London|
|Registration District||London City|
|Parish registers: 1663|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1639-40; 1664-5; 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
- 2.2.1 1541 Subsidy
- 2.2.2 1564 Subsidy
- 2.2.3 1577 Subsidy
- 2.2.4 1582 Subsidy
- 2.2.5 1589 Subsidy
- 2.2.6 1620 Subsidy
- 2.2.7 1625 Subsidy
- 2.2.8 1628 Subsidy
- 2.2.9 1645 Subsidy
- 2.2.10 1666 Hearth Tax
- 2.2.11 1692-1932 Land Taxes
- 2.2.12 1695 Inhabitants Lists
- 2.2.13 1749-1891 List of Inhabitants
- 2.2.14 1831 Census
- 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
- 1108 - first mentioned
- 1631 - current church building built
- 1962 - extensive church renovation
"St Katherine or Catherine Cree, the church of, is situated at the southeast angle of Cree Church Lane, in Leadenhall Street. It is dedicated to the same... saint and martyr as the preceding [St Katherine Coleman Parish], and is distinguished from other churches of the same name by the addition of Cree, the ancient English method of spelling Christ, as pronounced by the French, having been built on the site of a dissolved priory, whose church was called that of our Saviour Christ. They therefore dedicated it to St. Catherine, and added the original name of the priory by way of distinction. Henry VIII, in his grant of the priory to Sir Thomas afterwards Lord Audley, gave him also the patronage of the church. Upon the death of this noble man he bequeathed it to the master and Fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and their successors, when he enjoined to serve the cure for ever. That corporation leased out the impropriation to the parish for 99 years; but a dispute arising between the college and the parish at the expiration of the set lease in 1725, about a renewal, a lease was granted to Jerome Knapp, Esq., a citizen and haberdasher of London, and an agreement, which was confirmed by act of Parliament in 1727, was entered into concerning a commutation in loop of tithes. The present structure was erected in 1630, it is built of stone in a mixed and impure style. The length of the body is 90 feet, the breadth 51, and height 37. Maitland...[said] that the church is a curacy, and that the parishioners have the privilege of electing their own minister, who must be licensed by the Bishop of London. But the Clerical Guide, which must be of authority, says that it is a vicarage and still in the gift of the master and Fellows of Magdalen College, Cambridge..."
St. Katarine Creechurch is a parish, of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Master and Fellows of Magdalen College, Cambridge, the Impropriators. It is a parish within the poor-law union of the City of London.
St Katherine Cree belonged to Aldgate Ward. The parish is also known as St Katherine Creechurch, St Catherine Cree, and St Catherine Creechurch.
St Katherine Cree parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|St Katherine Cree Online Parish Records|
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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.
- 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Aldgate Ward - The Parisshe of Saint Katheryn Christchurcheat British History Online
- St Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/218), Copy: FHL Film 2228700.
- 1576 London Subsidy Roll, St Katherine Christechurche at Alan H. Nelson website (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/252)
- St Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/252); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
- S. Katherine Cree (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/499); transcript by Charles Edward Banks: FHL Film 1550095 item 20.
- St Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/549); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
- St Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/565 Part 1 of 3); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
- St Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/595); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
1666 Hearth Tax
1692-1932 Land Taxes
1695 Inhabitants Lists
1749-1891 List of Inhabitants
- Microfilm copy: FHL British Film 569955 Item 4.
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
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.
Will indexes for probate courts covering St Katherine Cree Parish are available online.
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.
CemeteryCatalogue 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
During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Katherine Creechurch Parish the unique surname Creechurch.
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).
- St Olave's and St Katharine Cree (official website). Photographs, history, visitor directions.
- London Family History Centre Catalogue
- Sketch of St Catherine Cree Parish Church, courtesy London Ancestor
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Katherine Creechurch')
- James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 129-170. Adapted. Date accessed: 18 December 2013.
- Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 73.
- 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.
- 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.