St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, London Genealogy

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Parish History

"St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, the church of, is situated a few houses on the right from Little Eastcheap. It derives its name from the ancient English Saint George of Cappadocia. It is an ancient rectory...and was originally in the gift of the Abbott and convent of St. Saviour Bermondsey, at whose dissolution it came to the crown.  The old church was burned down in 1666, and the present edifice erected in 1674, by Sir Christopher Wren.  The exterior is in a handsome old style, and decorated with some well executed sculpture; the interior is composed of the nave and two aisles, separated like columns of the composite order, which support a handsome vaulted roof.  It is 54 feet in length, 36 in breadth, and 36 in height.  After the fire, the parish of St. Botolph, (see that church [St Botolph Billingsgate]), was united by act of Parliament to this parish.  That parish was also a rectory, the advowson of which was anciently in lay hands, but in 1194 was successfully claimed by the Dean and chapter of St. Paul's, under a deed of gift from Odgarus.  It continued with them till its union with St. George, when the patronage was exerted by them and the crown, alternately.  It is in the city and Archdeaconry of London..."[1]

St Botolph Billingsgate Parish is also known as St Botolph by Billingsgate Parish.


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 George Botolph-Lane and St Botolph Billingsgate were originally two individual parishes. Each maintained separate parish registers.

St George Botolph-Lane
Online St George Botolph-Lane Parish Register Images and Indexes
1546-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1891 Ancestry[3] 1754-1890 Ancestry[4] 1813-1848 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1813-1863 FamilySearch[6] 1547-1837 findmypast[7] 1802-1849 findmypast[8]
    1754-1885 FamilySearch[9] 1813-1848 findmypast
    1800-1837 Ancestry[10]    
St Botolph Billingsgate


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

1541 Subsidy
1582 Subsidy
1638 Inhabitants List
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 George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, 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.

Poor Law Unions

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Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St George Botolph Lane
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Botolph Billingsgate


  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 (£). Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  6. Batch C040561, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  7. '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
  8. John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  9. Batch M040561, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  10. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm