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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London Parishes|London Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St_Andrew_Undershaft_with_St_Mary_Axe|St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe]]''  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[London Parishes|London Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St_Andrew_Undershaft_with_St_Mary_Axe|St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe]]''  
  
== Parish History  ==
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'''London St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe''' family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.
  
St Andrew, Undershaft, then church of, is situated at the southeast corner of the street called St Mary Axe and Leaden Hall Street. There was a church on this site dedicated to the same site as early as the year 1362, which was pulled down in 1532, and the present church erected in its room, at the expense of William Fitz Williams, who was sheriff in 1507. It derives its name of Undershaft from a very lofty Maypole, anciently called a shaft, which was annually raised in the street near to it on Mayday, and was higher than the steeple. The church is a plain Gothic structure with a well lighted body, and the square tower, with pinnacles at the angles, and a campanile with six bells within them. It is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and is celebrated as containing the monument raised in memory of the faithful and able historiographer of the city, John Stowe... <ref>James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref><br>
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<br>[[Image:{{LondonStAndrewUndershaftChurch}}]]  
  
St Andrew Undershaft belonged to [[Aldgate Ward, London, England|Aldgate Ward]] and/or [[Bishopsgate Ward, London, England|Bishopsgate Ward]]. St Mary Axe belonged to [[Bishopsgate_Ward,_London,_England|Bishopsgate Ward]].<br>
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=== Church records  ===
  
== Resources  ==
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{{LondonStAndrewUndershaft}}
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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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.
  
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].
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=== Census records ===
  
==== Church records ====
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==== 1541 Subsidy ====
  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36096 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Aldgate Ward - The Parisshe of Saint Andrewe Undershafte], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="20" | <font size="+1">'''Online St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe Parish Register Images and Indexes'''</font>
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Baptisms'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Marriages'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Burials'''
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" | '''Earliest'''
 
| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="6" | 1558
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="6" | 1558
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" rowspan="2" | '''Images'''
 
| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="18" | 1558-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref>[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 Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1903
 
| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref>[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 St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1754-1920
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref>[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 St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1849
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref>[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 St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" rowspan="5" | '''Indexes'''
 
| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1558-1875
 
| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batches C004962, P004961, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(A-M).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1558-1837
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast]<ref>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(A-M).htm "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,"] ''Origins.net,'' accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). {{FHL|682509|item|disp=FHL Book 942 K22L 1994}}</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1808-1849
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/london-burials FindMyPast]<ref>John Hanson, [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/helpadvice/knowledge-base/parish-records/index.jsp#city "City of London Burials,"] ''Find My Past,'' accessed 8 June 2011.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1776-1800
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-wlm.aspx British Origins]<ref>[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-wlm-supp.aspx "Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,"] ''British Origins,'' accessed 4 July 2011.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | xxxx
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Ancestry]<ref>''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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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.
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==== 1547 Subsidy  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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*St Mary, Fenchurch Street, Langbourn Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/143); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228700}}.
  
===== 1541 Subsidy =====
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==== 1582 Subsidy ====
  
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36096 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Aldgate Ward - The Parisshe of Saint Andrewe Undershafte], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36122 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Aldgate Ward - Saint Androwes Undershafte and Al Hallowes in ye Wall Parishes], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36140 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Lime Street Ward - St Peters and St Andrewes Paroches], courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
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==== 1589 Subsidy  ====
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*{{FSbook|84665}}, courtesy: [http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives] (see page 149)
  
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==== 1625 Subsidies ====
  
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36122 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Aldgate Ward - Saint Androwes Undershafte and Al Hallowes in ye Wall Parishes], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
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*St Andrew Undershaft, Lime Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/519); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228703}}.<br>
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36140 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Lime Street Ward - St Peters and St Andrewes Paroches], courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
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*St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/549); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228703}}.<br>
  
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==== 1628 Subsidy  ====
  
*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH34,25183 London Subsidy Roll, c.1589 - St. Andrew Undershafte], courtesy: [http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives] (see page 149)
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*St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/565 Part 1 of 3); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228702}}.<br>
  
===== 1638 Inhabitants List  =====
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==== 1638 Inhabitants List  ====
  
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=31991 Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Andrew Undershaft], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=31991 Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Andrew Undershaft], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk British History Online]
  
===== 1666 Hearth Tax  =====
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==== 1645 Subsidies  ====
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*St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/595); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228704}}.<br>
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*St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/616); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228705}}.<br>
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==== 1666 Hearth Tax  ====
  
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118509 Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Andrew Undershaft], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118509 Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Andrew Undershaft], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
  
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=== 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].
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=== Probate records  ===
  
==== Church Records  ====
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{{Londonwill|St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe Parish}}
  
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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Before 1858, {{PAGENAME}} fell under the jurisdiction of the [[Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)|Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London]]. From 1858 to the present, refer to the [[Principal Probate Registry|Principal Probate Registry]].  
  
==== Probate records  ====
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Go to [[London Probate Records|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. 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.  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.  
  
==== Poor Law Unions ====
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=== Cemetery  ===
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[[Image:{{LondonStAndrewUndershaftCemetery}}]]
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A survey of monumental brasses, published 1891, is available [http://www.archive.org/stream/listofmonumental00oliv#page/2/mode/2up online].<ref>Andrew Oliver, ''A List of Monumental Brasses in the City of London Churches'' (1891). Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/listofmonumental00oliv Internet Archive].</ref>
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{{LondonMI|12|St Andrew Undershaft}}
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=== Records of the Poor  ===
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During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Andrew Undershaft Parish the unique surname ''Undershaft''.<ref>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.</ref>
  
 
Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.  
 
Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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== Parish History  ==
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[[Image:{{LondonStAndrewUndershaftChurchCurrent}}]]
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=== 1831 description  ===
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'St Andrew, Undershaft, then church of, is situated at the southeast corner of the street called St Mary Axe and Leaden Hall Street. There was a church on this site dedicated to the same site as early as the year 1362, which was pulled down in 1532, and the present church erected in its room, at the expense of William Fitz Williams, who was sheriff in 1507. It derives its name of Undershaft from a very lofty Maypole, anciently called a shaft, which was annually raised in the street near to it on Mayday, and was higher than the steeple. The church is a plain Gothic structure with a well lighted body, and the square tower, with pinnacles at the angles, and a campanile with six bells within them. It is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and is celebrated as containing the monument raised in memory of the faithful and able historiographer of the city, John Stowe...'<ref>James Elmes, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs'' (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by [http://books.google.com/books?id=tjEQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref><br> <br> In 1562, St Mary Axe united with St Andrew Undershaft.<ref>'Sources: London parishes and chapels', ''A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire:'' London Record Society, 22 (1985), pp. 113-143. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64584 Date accessed: 03 January 2012.</ref><br> <br> St Andrew Undershaft belonged to [[Aldgate Ward, London, England|Aldgate Ward]] and/or [[Bishopsgate Ward, London, England|Bishopsgate Ward]]. St Mary Axe belonged to [[Bishopsgate Ward, London, England|Bishopsgate Ward]].<br>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers  ===
  
 
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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== Web sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.londonfhc.org/content/catalogue?c=6&p=England,England,London,St.+Andrew+Undershaft&f=1 London Family History Centre Catalogue] (St Andrew Undershaft Parish records)  
 
*[http://www.londonfhc.org/content/catalogue?c=6&p=England,England,London,St.+Andrew+Undershaft&f=1 London Family History Centre Catalogue] (St Andrew Undershaft Parish records)  
 
*[http://www.londonfhc.org/content/catalogue?c=3&p=England,England,London,St.+Mary+Axe&f=1 London Family History Centre Catalogue] (St Mary Axe Parish records)  
 
*[http://www.londonfhc.org/content/catalogue?c=3&p=England,England,London,St.+Mary+Axe&f=1 London Family History Centre Catalogue] (St Mary Axe Parish records)  
 
*[http://www.ourpasthistory.com/England/st-andrew-undershaft St Andrew Undershaft] (ourpasthistory.com). Photographs, history.  
 
*[http://www.ourpasthistory.com/England/st-andrew-undershaft St Andrew Undershaft] (ourpasthistory.com). Photographs, history.  
*[http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKStaff/OPAC/ Society of Genealogists Library&nbsp;Catalogue] (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Andrew Undershaft' or 'London St Mary Axe')
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*{{SOGCAT}} (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Andrew Undershaft' or 'London St Mary Axe')
{{Wikipedia|St_Mary_Axe,_London|St Mary Axe}}{{Wikipedia|St_Andrew_Undershaft|St Andrew Undershaft}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
 
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London St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.


St Andrew Undershaft

Church records

Online St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1558
1558
1558
Images
1558-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[1]
1813-1903 Ancestry[2] 1754-1920 Ancestry[3] 1813-1849 Ancestry[4]
Indexes 1558-1770 FamilySearch[5] 1558-1837 findmypast[6] 1808-1849 findmypast[7]
    1776-1800 findmypast[8] 1808-1849 findmypast[9]
    1780-1837 Ancestry[10]    

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.

Census records

1541 Subsidy

1547 Subsidy

  • St Mary, Fenchurch Street, Langbourn Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/143); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy

1589 Subsidy

St Katherine Cree.png

1625 Subsidies

  • St Andrew Undershaft, Lime Street Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/519); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/549); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1628 Subsidy

  • St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/565 Part 1 of 3); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1638 Inhabitants List

1645 Subsidies

  • St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/595); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St Andrew Undershaft, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/616); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1666 Hearth Tax

1692-1932 Land Taxes


1695 Inhabitants Lists


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

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

Will indexes for probate courts covering St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe Parish are available online.


Before 1858, St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe, London Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. 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.

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

Cemetery

St Andrew Undershaft churchyard

Transcripts of early St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe, 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.[11]

A survey of monumental brasses, published 1891, is available online.[12]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Andrew Undershaft churchyard.[13]

Records of the Poor

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Andrew Undershaft Parish the unique surname Undershaft.[14]

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Parish History

St Andrew Undershaft

1831 description

'St Andrew, Undershaft, then church of, is situated at the southeast corner of the street called St Mary Axe and Leaden Hall Street. There was a church on this site dedicated to the same site as early as the year 1362, which was pulled down in 1532, and the present church erected in its room, at the expense of William Fitz Williams, who was sheriff in 1507. It derives its name of Undershaft from a very lofty Maypole, anciently called a shaft, which was annually raised in the street near to it on Mayday, and was higher than the steeple. The church is a plain Gothic structure with a well lighted body, and the square tower, with pinnacles at the angles, and a campanile with six bells within them. It is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and is celebrated as containing the monument raised in memory of the faithful and able historiographer of the city, John Stowe...'[15]

In 1562, St Mary Axe united with St Andrew Undershaft.[16]

St Andrew Undershaft belonged to Aldgate Ward and/or Bishopsgate Ward. St Mary Axe belonged to Bishopsgate Ward.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Mary Axe
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Andrew Undershaft

References

  1. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  2. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  5. Batches C004962, P004961, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
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