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St Peter Cornhill, London Genealogy

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St Peter Cornhill
St Peter Cornhill, London
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union City of London
Registration District London City
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639-40; 1800
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 Peter Cornhill, the church of, is situated near the southeast corner of Cornhill, and is of very ancient foundation,...in 1208... The old church was destroyed by the fire of London, and the present substantial edifice erected in its stead by Sir Christopher Wren. This church is a rectory, the patronage of which was anciently in the family of the Nevils...After passing through several hands, it was conveyed in 1411 by Richard Whittington, and others, to the Lord Mayor and Commonalty of the city of London, in whom the advowson still continues. It is in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London..."[1]


1848 description

St. Peter, Cornhill is a parish, of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council. It is a parish within the poor-law union of the City of London.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
ARCHIVE = Internet Archive - free
GOOGLE = Google Books - free
FMP = Greater London Marriage and Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)[4][5]
FMP Bur = Boyd's London Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)[6]
ANC 1 = London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)[7]
ANC 2 = London, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)[8][9][10]
ANC Marr = London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Clan = London, England, Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754 (Ancestry) - ($)
TGEN = London Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[11]
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[12]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free (some restrictions may apply)
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
St Peter Cornhill Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1774
1538-1754
1538-1563, 1667-1774
ARCHIVE
1538-1666, 1667-1774
1538-1666, 1673-1754
1539-1666, 1667-1774
GOOGLE
1667-1774
1673-1754
1667-1774
FMP



1540-1774
FMP Bur



1539-1790
ANC 1 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1916 1813-1916 1754-1931 1754-1931 1813-1849 1813-1849
ANC Marr

1597-1921


ANC Clan 1667-1754
1667-1754


TGEN 1538-1774
1538-1754
1539-1774
BOYD

1538-1850


IGI 1538-1774, 1775-1874
1538-1837


FS Catalog PRs
1538-1985
1538-1985
1538-1985
FS Catalog BTs
1639-1640
1639-1640
1639-1640

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.

Census[edit | edit source]

1541 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1547 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Bishopsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/139); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1564 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Cornhill Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/219); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Peter, Cornhill, Bishopsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/220); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Dionis Backchurch and St Peter Cornhill, Lime Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/221); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1621 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

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  • St Peter, Cornhill, Cornhill Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/485); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidies[edit | edit source]

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Bishopsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/511); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Peter, Cornhill, Cornhill Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/516); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Peter, Cornhill, Cornhill Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/545); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
St Peter Cornhill spire

1638 Inhabitants List[edit | edit source]

1641 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Cornhill Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/568); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1646 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Bishopsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/597); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1692-1932 Land Taxes[edit source]


1695 Inhabitants Lists[edit source]

(see supplements).


1811 Census[edit | edit source]

The 1811 Census exists and is held at The British Library.[13]

1821 Census[edit | edit source]

The 1821 Census exists and is held at The British Library.[13]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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

Before 1858, St Peter Cornhill, London Genealogy 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.[14] 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.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

St Peter Cornhill churchyard

Transcripts of early St Peter Cornhill, 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.[15]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Peter Cornhill churchyard.[16]

Find A Grave has created a page on St Peter upon Cornhill Churchyard (20+ entries).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Peter upon Cornhill

References[edit | edit source]

  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) Adapted. Date accessed: 20 December 2013.
  3. County and Place Records, FreeReg, accessed 22 April 2019.
  4. Greater London marriage index parish list, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
  5. Greater London Burial Index Parish Lists, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
  6. Boyd’s London Burials parish list, FindMyPast.com, accessed 22 April 2019.
  7. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  8. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  9. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  10. London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003, Ancestry, accessed 22 April 2019.
  11. Searching Parish Records online (London) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 22 April 2019.
  12. FamilySearch: a Guide to the British batches (City of London), ArcherSoftware.co.uk, accessed 22 April 2019.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Colin R. Chapman, Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Listings in the British Isles, 5th ed. (Dursley, U.K.: Lochin Publising, 2002), 68, 71.
  14. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  15. 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.
  16. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.