St Peter Cornhill, London Genealogy
St Peter Cornhill, the church of, is situated near the southeast corner of COrnhill, and is of very ancient foundation,...in 1208... The old church was destroyed by the fire of London, and the present substantial edifice erected in its stead by Sir Christopher Wren. This church is a rectory, the patronage of which was anciently in the family of the Nevils...After passing through several hands, it was conveyed in 1411 by Richard Whittington, and others, to the Lord Mayor and Commonalty of the city of London, in whom the advowson still continues. It is in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London...
[Adapted from: "Topographical Dictionary of London" by James Elmes; published 1831]
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