St Olave Old Jewry with St Martin Pomeroy, London Genealogy

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Parish History

"St Olave Old Jewry with St Martin Pomeroy, the church of, stands on the west side of Old Jewry, is of very ancient foundation, and was originally called St Olace Upwell, from its patron saint, and the well at the east... It was afterwards called Jewry, from its vicinity tbe coming the alotted residence of the Jews in London. The parish is ancient, and was a rectory, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of St Pauls, till about the year 1181, when it was transferred by them, with the chapel of St Stephen Coleman Street, to the prior and convent of Butley, in Suffolk, when it became a vicarage. At the suppression of the monasteries, the impropriation was forfeited to the crown, in whom it has continued till the present time. After the fire of London the parish of St Martin Pomery, in Ironmonger Lane, was united to this parish, which being a rectory, also in the patronage of the crown, the presentation the united livings in the king--[see St Martin Pomery]."[1]



  • Martin: 1800-1837
  • Olave: 1800-1837


1541 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1638 Inhabitants List

1666 Hearth Tax

1695 Marriage Duty Tax

Probate records

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

Before 1858, St Olave Old Jewry with St Martin Pomeroy, 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.

Web sites

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Olave Old Jewry
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Martin Pomeroy


  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.