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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Middlesex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Middlesex Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clerkenwell St John, Middlesex|Clerkenwell St John]]'' [[Image:{{ClerkenwellStJohn}}]]
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
St John the Baptist, St John Square, Clerkenwell was a chapel of ease within the ancient parish of St James Clerkenwell. It was created as part of the Building Act previous to when it began operation--the year 1723.
 
  
The churches of St. James and St. John, formerly the only churches, have each a distinct parochial district attached...
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'St John the Baptist, St John Square, Clerkenwell was a chapel of ease within the ancient parish of [[Clerkenwell_St_James,_Middlesex|St James Clerkenwell]]. It was created as part of the Building Act previous to when it began operation--the year 1723.'<ref>P.B. Dunn, ''A Guide to Ancestral Research in London,'' (BYU Printing Services, 2010).</ref>
The living of St. John's is a rectory not in charge, in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £260. The church, with large curtailments and alterations, is the choir of that belonging to the priory of the Knights Hospitallers. The ancient edifice was purchased of the Aylesbury family, in 1721, by Mr. Simon Michell, who, having repaired the choir, built the present west front, and covered the whole with a new roof, disposed of the church and adjoining grounds, in 1723, for £2950, to the commissioners for building fifty new churches in Queen Anne's reign, who constituted it a parish church, and caused it to be consecrated on St. John's day, December 27th. The interior of the building was much improved in 1845. Notwithstanding that it enjoys the privilege of religious rites, the incumbent of St. James' is entitled to the surplice fees, which he has received since the year 1771, when a lawsuit was successfully prosecuted for their recovery: there are separate churchwardens for St. John's church, but the inhabitants of both districts contribute to the repairs of the two churches, and the same overseers of the poor act for the whole.
 
  
1. Samuel Lewis, ed. " Chinley - Chiswick," In ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' 626-632. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50882| here].
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'The churches of St. James and St. John, formerly the only churches, have each a distinct parochial district attached.'<ref>Samuel Lewis, ed. " Chinley - Chiswick," In ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' 626-632. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50882| here].</ref>
  
2. P.B. Dunn, ''A Guide to Ancestral Research in London,'' (BYU Printing Services, 2010).
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The following additional chapels and chapelries were attached to or otherwise closely associated with St John Clerkenwell:
  
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*Holy Redeemer - 1882
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*St James - 1551
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*St James, Pentonville - 1790
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*St John the Baptist, St. John Sq. - 1723
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*St Mark, Myddleton Sq. - 1834
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*St Mary - dissolved to become St James Clerkenwell
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*St Paul, Pear Tree St, Clerkenwell - 1865
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*St Peter, Smithfield Martyrs Church – 1871
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*St Peters
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*St Philip, Granville Square - 1834
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*St Silas, Penton Street, Pentonville - 1866
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Clerkwell had a number of nonconformist denominations within its boundary, including&nbsp;meeting-houses for Baptists,&nbsp;Society of Friends, Independents (Congregationlists), and Wesleyan and other Methodists&nbsp;chapels (one, a Welsh-speaking chapel). <ref>'Clearwell - Clerkenwell', ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' (1848), pp. 626-632. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50882 Date accessed: 10 February 2012.</ref>
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== Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
 
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
==== Church records  ====
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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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==== Church records  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="20" | <center><font size="+1">'''Online Clerkenwell St John Parish Register Images and Indexes'''</font></center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Baptisms'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Marriages'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Burials'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" | '''Earliest'''
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>1723</center>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>1723</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>1723</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#000000" align="center" colspan="20" |
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|-
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" rowspan="2" colspan="2" | '''Images'''
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="18" | <center>1723-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref name="anc">[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($). Described as St John the Baptist, Clerkenwell in Islington Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1906
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref name="ancc">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Clerkenwell St John in Islington Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1754-1921
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref name="ancm">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Clerkenwell St John in Islington Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1853
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref name="ancb">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Clerkenwell St John in Islington Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" rowspan="8" | '''Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1807-1837
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Ancestry]<ref name="pallot">''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes'' (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). {{FHL|293148|item|disp=FHL British Book 942 V25pm}}</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | &nbsp;
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
  
 
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.  
 
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.  
  
=====Non-Conformist Churches=====
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===== Non-Conformist Churches =====
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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{{British Census|438776}}
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==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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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|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Middlesex Probate Records|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.  
==== Poor Law Unions ====
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Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.
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==== Poor Law Unions ====
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Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.  
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
== Web sites  ==
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Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.
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== Web sites  ==
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{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Middlesex]]

Revision as of 16:38, 12 November 2012

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St John Clerkenwell (1818)

Parish History

'St John the Baptist, St John Square, Clerkenwell was a chapel of ease within the ancient parish of St James Clerkenwell. It was created as part of the Building Act previous to when it began operation--the year 1723.'[1]

'The churches of St. James and St. John, formerly the only churches, have each a distinct parochial district attached.'[2]

The following additional chapels and chapelries were attached to or otherwise closely associated with St John Clerkenwell:


  • Holy Redeemer - 1882
  • St James - 1551
  • St James, Pentonville - 1790
  • St John the Baptist, St. John Sq. - 1723
  • St Mark, Myddleton Sq. - 1834
  • St Mary - dissolved to become St James Clerkenwell
  • St Paul, Pear Tree St, Clerkenwell - 1865
  • St Peter, Smithfield Martyrs Church – 1871
  • St Peters
  • St Philip, Granville Square - 1834
  • St Silas, Penton Street, Pentonville - 1866

Clerkwell had a number of nonconformist denominations within its boundary, including meeting-houses for Baptists, Society of Friends, Independents (Congregationlists), and Wesleyan and other Methodists chapels (one, a Welsh-speaking chapel). [3]

Resources

Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Online Clerkenwell St John Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1723
1723
1723
Images
1723-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1906 Ancestry[5] 1754-1921 Ancestry[6] 1813-1853 Ancestry[7]
Indexes     1807-1837 Ancestry[8]    

To find the names of the neighbouring 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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records

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.

Poor Law Unions

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.

Web sites

References

  1. P.B. Dunn, A Guide to Ancestral Research in London, (BYU Printing Services, 2010).
  2. Samuel Lewis, ed. " Chinley - Chiswick," In A Topographical Dictionary of England 626-632. (London: S. Lewis and Co., 1848), Online here.
  3. 'Clearwell - Clerkenwell', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 626-632. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50882 Date accessed: 10 February 2012.
  4. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St John the Baptist, Clerkenwell in Islington Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Clerkenwell St John in Islington Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Clerkenwell St John in Islington Borough. Partially indexed.
  7. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Clerkenwell St John in Islington Borough. Partially indexed.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm