St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories, Middlesex Genealogy

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Parish History

St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories was a later district church built in 1893 and residing within the civil parish boundaries of St Botolph without Aldgate (which was also known as East Smithfield Liberty).

"St Botolph, without Aldgate, the church of, is situated at the south-east corners of houndsditch, and nearly opposite hte Minories, in Aldgate High Street. it is one of the four churches in London dedicated by our ancestors to their favourite saint, Botolph the Briton. The old church, which was rebuilt by the prior and canons of the Holy Trinity, a short time before the dissolution of that convent, escaped the fire in 1666; bit it had become so ruinous in 1741, that it was taken down and the present edifice finished in 1744. It is built principally with brick, and is a plain, bold and massive structure, consisting of a regular formed body and a lofty spire on a rusticated tower. This church was a rectory of very ancient foundation, ...It is now a perpetual curacy..."[1]

"Holy Trinity Minories, the church of, it is situated in the Little Minories. It stands on part of the ancient convent of the nuns of St. Clare called the Mineresses, that was founded in 1239 by Edmund Earl of Lancaster, brother of Edward I. This being suppressed, in 1539 a number of houses were erected on its site, and a small church was built for the inhabitants, and dedicated to the Holy Trinity, whence it derived its name, it's addition from this situation. This church was rebuilt in a plain substantial manner, in 1706, and is the family burial place of the Legges, Earls of Dartmouth, to one of those ancestors, a house called the Kings, was granted by Charles II. The curators parish for it is neither arbitrary nor vicarage, holds the living by an instrument of donation under the great seal of England. It is in the city, diocese and Archdeaconry of London..."[1]

St Botolph without Aldgate belonged to Aldgate Ward.

Also known as Holy Trinity in the Minories.


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

St Botolph without Aldgate Parish
Holy Trinity Minories Parish
Online Holy Trinity Minories Parish Register Images and Indexes
1563-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
Indexes 1563-1861 FamilySearch[3] 1579-1692 findmypast[4] 1566-1812 findmypast[5]
    1687-1692 findmypast[6] 1813-1852 findmypast[7]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[8] 1813-1852 findmypast[9]


  • Botolph: 1779-1837
  • Minories: 1800-1837

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.

Census records

1582 Subsidy

1625 Subsidies

  • St Botolph without Aldgate, Portsoken Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/514); copy: FHL Film 2228703.
  • St Botolph without Aldgate, Portsoken Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/544); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1638 Inhabitants List

1666 Hearth Tax

1695 Marriage Duty Act Tax

1744-1825 Land Tax Assessments

Holy Trinity Minories land tax assessments (1744-1825) have been microfilmed: FHL British Films.

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.

Probate records

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

Before 1858, St Botolph without Aldgate and Holy Trinity Minories 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.[10] 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.

Officials ascribed mariners who died abroad the residence of St Botolph without Aldgate in their wills.[10]



Transcripts of early St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories, Middlesex 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 cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Botolph Aldgate churchyard.[12]

Records of the Poor

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in Holy Trinity Minories Parish the unique surname Minories.[13]

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Botolph's Aldgate


  1. 1.0 1.1 James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as Holy Trinity Minories in the City of London | St Botolph, Aldgate in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. Batch P015531, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  4. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,', accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  5. 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  6. 'Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches,' (Wayback Machine) British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
  7. John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  9. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' (Wayback Machine) British Origins, accessed 4 April 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  11. 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.
  12. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  13. 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.