St Lawrence Jewry with St Mary Magdalene Milk Street, London Genealogy
"St Lawrence Jewry with St Mary Magdalene Milk Street, it is situated at the southwest corner Guildhall Yard and at Cateaton Street . It derives its name has been dedicated to St. Lawrence, a Spanish saint...[and of it's location] near the Jewry. In the ancient church on the site was a rectory, which being given by Henry de Wickenbroke to Balliol College, in 1294, directory ceased, and Richard Bishop of London, converted it into a vicarage, and the patronage still continues with the master and scholars of that college. It was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, and was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, at the expense of the parishioners, assisted by a very liberal benefaction by Sir John Langham. The parish of St. Mary, Magdalene, Milk Street, was united in to it by an act of parliament, and the church was finished in 1676. The present church is a handsome building of the Corinthian order, and the east end, next Guildhall Yard, is a composition of or Corinthian columns, with niches and festoons of fruit. On the summit of the steeple, is a vane in the form of a gridiron, illustrative of St. Lawrence's martyrdom. The interior is rich, and beautifully decorated with elaborately modeled stucco ornaments, and has several monuments to celebrated persons. It is 81 feet long, 68 broad, and 48 high. This church is occasionally used Bo and Walbrook churches [which see, respectively, St. Mary le Bow and Stephen Walbrook] for corporation sermons. The advowson of this church is a vicarage, and in that of its sister parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, is a rectory, and to the patronage is alternately with Baliol College and the dean and chapter of St. Paul's. It is in the city in archdeaconry of London..."
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.
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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- London Subsidy Roll, c.1589 - St. Mary Magdeleyns Parishe, courtesy: Family History Archives (see page 150) (Is this the correct St. Mary Magdalene?)
1638 Inhabitants List
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Lawrence, Old Jewry, courtesy: British History Online
- Inhabitants of London in 1638 - St Mary Maudlin, Milk Street, courtesy: British History Online
1666 Hearth Tax
- Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Lawrence Jewry, courtesy: British History Online
- Hearth Tax: City of London 1666 - St Mary Magdalen Milk Street, courtesy: British History Online
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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.
Poor Law Unions
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- St Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street (Church Bells of the City of London). Photographs, history, inscriptions on church bells.
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Lawrence Jewry' or 'St Mary Magdalen Milk Street')
- 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.