St Katherine Cree, London Genealogy
St Katherine or Catherine Cree, the church of, is situated at the southeast angle of Cree Church Lane, in Leadenhall Street. It is dedicated to the same... saint and martyr as the preceding [St Katherine Coleman Parish], and is distinguished from other churches of the same name by the addition of Cree, the ancient English method of spelling Christ, as pronounced by the French, having been built on the site of a dissolved priory, whose church was called that of our Saviour Christ. They therefore dedicated it to St. Catherine, and added the original name of the priory by way of distinction. Henry VIII, in his grant of the priory to Sir Thomas afterwards Lord Audley, gave him also the patronage of the church. Upon the death of this noble man he bequeathed it to the master and Fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and their successors, when he enjoined to serve the cure for ever. That corporation leased out the impropriation to the parish for 99 years; but a dispute arising between the college and the parish at the expiration of the set lease in 1725, about a renewal, a lease was granted to Jerome Knapp, Esq., a citizen and haberdasher of London, and an agreement, which was confirmed by act of Parliament in 1727, was entered into concerning a commutation in loop of tithes. The present structure was erected in 1630, it is built of stone in a mixed and impure style. The length of the body is 90 feet, the breadth 51, and height 37. Maitland...[said] that the church is a curacy, and that the parishioners have the privilege of electing their own minister, who must be licensed by the Bishop of London. But the Clerical Guide, which must be of authority, says that it is a vicarage and still in the gift of the master and Fellows of Magdalen College, Cambridge...
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.
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To find the names of the neighboring 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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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to London 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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- Sketch of St Catherine Cree Parish Church, courtesy London Ancestor
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Katherine Creechurch')
- 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.
- The earliest parish register entries are dated 1663. Bishops's transcripts for 1639 and 1640 survive, predating parish registers.
- London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Katherine Cree in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
- London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Katherine Creechurch in the City of London. Partially indexed.
- London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Katherine Creechurch in the City of London. Partially indexed.
- London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1853, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Katherine Creechurch in the City of London. Partially indexed.
- Batches C022711-C022712, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
- "Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches," British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
- John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
- "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 Book 942 K22L 1994
- Batches M022711-M022712, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
- Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm