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London St Magnus the Martyr with St Margaret New Fish Street and St Michael Crooked Lane ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Magnus the Martyr with St Margaret New Fish Street and St Michael Crooked Lane, London
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Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union City of London
Registration District London City
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for St Michael Crooked Lane beginning 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1800; Separate records exist for St Margaret New Fish Street beginning 1629-31; 1639-40 and for St Michael Crooked Lane beginning 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[edit | edit source]

St Magnus the Martyr
St Margaret New Fish Street church site

'St Magnus the Martyr with St Margaret New Fish Street and St Michael Crooked Lane, the church of, is situated at the northeast corner of old London Bridge, and derives its name from having been dedicated to St. Magnus, who suffered martyrdom, under the Emperor Aurelian, in the city of Caesarea.  It is a rectory, the patronage of which was anciently in the confidence of Westminster and Bermondsey, who presented alternately, till the general suppression of monasteries, when it devolved to the Crown.  In 1533, Queen Mary granted by letters patent to the Bishop of London and his successors in whom it still remains.  The ancient church was destroyed by the fire of 1666, and one rebuilt, was named the United parish church for this parish, and that of St. Margaret, New Fish Street, which is annexed to it by act of Parliament.


'The present church was erected by Sir Christopher Wren in 1676, and it is an elegant and substantial church built of stone, and oak timber, covered with land; with a very handsome lofty steeple, consisting of the tower, and a lantern, or belltower, covered with a cupola, and surmounted by a well proportioned spire.  The opening under the tower, was made shortly after a great fire in this neighborhood in 1759, through the recesses and growing arches originally formed in the main building, by Sir Christopher, as if he had foreseen its necessity, whenever the street required widening.

'The interior is 90 feet in length, 59 in breadth, and 41 in height, divided into a nave and two aisles, by columns, and an entablature of the Ionic order.  The steeple and spire were not built till 1705. The advowson of his church is a rectory, in the archdeaconry, city and diocese of London, and in the patronage of the Bishop of that city.'[1]

'St Michael's Crooked Lane, the church of, is situated on the east side of Miles's Lane, Great Eastcheap, and is so called from its dedication and from its immediate vicinity to Crooked Lane, Old Fish Steet. This church is of ancient foundation,...and the church dedicated to St Micahel, before the year 1304. It waws then a very small church, and stood amidst lay stalls and slaighter grounds, used by butchers of Eastchepe Market. [In 1374 a] capacious church [was built on the site of the original]. This church having been destroyed by the fire of London, was rebuilt in 1687 by Sir Christopher Wren. The interior, which is 78 feet long, by 46 broad, and 32 high, is a fine specimen of a metropolitan parish church, is well lighted by a wide and lofty semicircular in the Windows, and diffuse well distributed for seeing and hearing the minister. This handsome church [was condemned] for standing in the line of the new London Bridge,... The patronage of this church was anciently in the prior and convent all Canterbury, in and continued till 14 away, since which time it has been in the archbishops of that see, and as one of the 13 peculiar is within the city, belonging to that Archbishop...'[1]

These parishes belong to Bridge Ward. St Michael Crooked Lane also belonged to Candlewick Ward.

St Margaret New Fish Street Parish Church has been demolished.


1848 parish description[edit | edit source]


St. Magnus, with St. Margaret, New Fish-street, are parishes of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is The Bishop. They are parishes within the poor-law union of the City of London.[2]


Resources[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

St Magnus the Martyr, St Margaret New Fish Street, and St Michael Crooked Lane were originally three individual parishes. Each maintained separate parish registers.

St Magnus the Martyr parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)[3][4]
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)[5]
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)[6][7][8]
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
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[9]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free (some restrictions may apply)
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
St Magnus the Martyr Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP



1754-1853
ANC 1 1557-1812 1557-1812 1557-1812 1557-1812 1557-1812 1557-1812
ANC 2 1813-1916 1813-1916 1755-1931 1755-1931 1813-1915 1813-1915
ANC Marr

1597-1921


ANC Clan 1667-1754
1667-1754


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI 1672-1682, 1800-1850
1675-1754, 1800-1850


FS Catalog PRs
1560-1958
1560-1958
1560-1958

Webb published an index to burials for the years 1813 to 1853.[10]

St Margaret New Fish Street parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

St Margaret New Fish Street Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP



1629-1640, 1754-1853
ANC 1 1629-1630, 1639 1629-1630, 1639 1629-1630, 1639 1629-1630, 1639 1629-1630, 1639 1629-1630, 1639
ANC Marr

1597-1921


ANC Clan 1667-1754
1667-1754


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs
1576-1678
1576-1678
1576-1678
FS Catalog BTs
1629-1640
1629-1640
1629-1640

St Michael Crooked Lane parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

St Michael Crooked Lane Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP



1813-1851
ANC 1 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1856 1813-1856 1755-1868 1755-1868 1813-1849 1813-1849
ANC Marr

1597-1921


ANC Clan 1667-1754
1667-1754


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI 1749-1872
1749-1835


FS Catalog PRs
1538-1949
1538-1949
1538-1949
FS Catalog BTs
1802-1812
1802-1812
1802-1812

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.

Census records[edit | edit source]

1541 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

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1547 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Magnus the Martyr, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Margaret, New Fish Street, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Margaret, New Fish Street, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/150); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1564 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Magnus the Martyr, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/219); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/219); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Margaret, New Fish Street, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/219); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane and St Clement, Eastcheap, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/222); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1576 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1582 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1621 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Magnus the Martyr, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/484); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • St Margaret, New Fish Street, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/486); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/484); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/502); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/512); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1628 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Magnus the Martyr, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/562); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Margaret, New Fish Street, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/562); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Margaret, New Fish Street, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/563); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Bridge Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/562); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1638 Inhabitants List[edit | edit source]

1646 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Michael, Crooked Lane, Candlewick Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/579); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

1692-1932 Land Taxes[edit source]


1695 Inhabitants Lists[edit source]


Add unique information about the censuses. Add links to online census records, and/or link to the Family History Library film/fiche numbers.

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.

Court of the Deanery of the Arches of London, Croydon, and Shoreham probate records are available online at FamilySearch for free.

Before 1858, probate matters for residents of St Magnus the Martyr and St Margaret New Fish Street were handled by the Archdeaconry Court of London. St. Michael Crooked Lane Parish fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Deanery of the Arches. In practice, many St Magnus and St Margaret residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[11] From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

Go to London Probate Records to find the name of the court having secondary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

St Magnus churchyard site

Transcripts of early St Magnus the Martyr with St Margaret New Fish Street and St Michael Crooked Lane, London 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.[12]

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).

Wikipedia
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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: 19 December 2013
  3. Greater London marriage index parish list, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
  4. Greater London Burial Index Parish Lists, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
  5. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  6. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  7. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  8. London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  9. FamilySearch: a Guide to the British batches (City of London), ArcherSoftware.co.uk, accessed 22 April 2019.
  10. Cliff Webb, Some London Burials, Post-1812 (1979). FHL Book 942.1/L1 K29w.
  11. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  12. 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.