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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36112 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Farringdon Ward Without - Saynt Brydes Parysshe], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36112 1541 London Subsidy Roll, Farringdon Ward Without - Saynt Brydes Parysshe], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36138 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Farringdon Ward Without - St Brides Parishe], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36138 1582 London Subsidy Roll, Farringdon Ward Without - St Brides Parishe], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
  
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*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH34,25183 London Subsidy Roll, c.1589 - St. Brydes Parishe], courtesy: [http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives] (see page 160)
 
*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH34,25183 London Subsidy Roll, c.1589 - St. Brydes Parishe], courtesy: [http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives] (see page 160)
  
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32073 Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Bride's], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32073 Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Bride's], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk British History Online]
  
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*St Bride, Fleet Street, Farringdon Ward Without, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/599); copy: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228704}}.<br>
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*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=15&page=3 Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Bride Fleet Street], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]
 
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=15&page=3 Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Bride Fleet Street], courtesy: [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online]

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Parish History

"St Bride's [sometimes called St Bridget's], Fleet Street, the church of, situated to the southward of the above described Avenue, and is bounded by the Avenue on the north; St Bride's Passage, Salisbury Square, on the west; Bride Lane on the east, and the backs of the houses of Bell's Buildings on the south.  This church is a fabric of great strength and beauty, and forms one of the most striking features of the metropolis.  Its interior is spacious, commodious and elegant, being 111 feet in length, 57 in breadth, and 41 in height; is remarkably well pewed, with moulded wainscot, and is composed of a lofty nave, covered with a vaulted ceiling, and aisles separated by coupled columns of the Doric order.  The old church was so much damaged by the fire 1666, that it was taken down and entirely rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, who completed it for divine services in 1680, and further embellished it in 1699.  The tower and steeple were begun in October 1701, and completed in 1703.  The church has since that time undergone several expensive repairs, and has been recently restored and beautified in a manner deserving its great reputation, and creditable to the munificence of the parishioners.  This church appears to be of considerable antiquity, as there are records of three rectors previous to 1362.  It was a very small building, till about 1480, when it was greatly enlarged by William Venor, who erected a spacious fabric at its west end, which consisted of a native and to aisles, to which the ancient church served as a choir.  In 1610, the Earl of Dorset gave a large piece of ground on the west side of Fleet Ditch, for a new burial ground, and it was consecrated the second of August of that year by Dr. George Abbott, Bishop of London.  The cemetery, which is behind the Westside of Farringdon Street, is still used for that purpose.  It was originally a rectory in the patronage of the Abbott and and convent of Westminster and is supposed to have been converted into a vicarage about the year 1529.  When Henry VIII dissolved the convent of Westminster and formed into a bishoprick this church was conferred upon the new Bishop, and restored to the Abbott by his daughter Mary, but on the restoration of the deanery plate Edward IV, the patronage was granted to the Dean and Chapter... "[1]

St Bride Fleet Street belonged to Farringdon Ward Without and Castle Baynard Ward.

Also known as St Bridget Parish.

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

Pallot: 1801-1837

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.

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Census records

1541 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1589 Subsidy

1638 Inhabitants List

1645 Subsidy

  • St Bride, Fleet Street, Farringdon Ward Without, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/599); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1666 Hearth Tax

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Probate records

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

Before 1858, St Bride Fleet Street, London Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London.

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.

From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

Cemetery

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Transcripts of early St Bride Fleet Street, 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.[2]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Bride churchyard.[3]

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Bride's Church

References

  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. 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.
  3. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.