Clerkenwell St James Pentonville Chapel
St James the Less or Pentonville Chapel was constructed by the year 1790. The [ancient] parish is ecclesiastically divided into St. James or Clerkenwell-proper [the mother parish], Pentonville [St James the Less], St. John, St. Mark, St. Philip, St. Silas, and St. Paul. Value of St. James, £350; of Pentonville, £300; of St. John, £300; of St. Mark, £535; of St. Philip, £348; of St. Silas, £250; of St. Paul, £200. Patrons of St. James, the Inhabitants; of Pentonville, the Vicar of St. James; of St. John, the Lord Chancellor; of St. Mark and St. Silas, the Bishop; of St. Philip, the Vicar of St. Mark; of St. Paul, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. St. James' church was built in 1788-1792.
John Marius Wilson, “Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,” (Edinburgh: A, Fullerton & Co., 1870). Online here. Adapted.
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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