St Peter Cornhill, London Genealogy

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"St Peter Cornhill, the church of, is situated near the southeast corner of COrnhill, and is of very ancient foundation, 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..."[1]

Church Records

Available at TheGenealogist:

  • St Peter Cornhill, London (Baptisms) 1538-1670
  • St Peter Cornhill, London (Burials) 1539-1673
  • St Peter Cornhill, London (Marriages) 1538-1666

Pallot: 1780-1837


1541 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1625 Subsidy

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Bishopsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/511); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1638 Inhabitants List

1641 Subsidy

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Cornhill Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/568); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1646 Subsidy

  • St Peter, Cornhill, Bishopsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/597); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

Probate records

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

Before 1858, St Peter Cornhill, London Genealogy fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Archdeaconry of London. In practice, many residents left their wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from the 1700s through 1858.[2] From 1858 to the present, refer to the Principal Probate Registry.

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.



Transcripts of early St Peter Cornhill, London Genealogy tombs found in the interior of the church were published in Catalogue of the most Memorable Persons who had visible Tombs, plated Gravestones ... in the City of London (through) A.D. 1700, which is available online.[3]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Peter Cornhill churchyard.[4]


Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Peter upon Cornhill


  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. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  3. Payne Fisher and G. Blacker Morgan, Catalogue of the Tombs in the Churches of the City of London, A.D. 1666 (1668; reprint, London: Hasell, Watson, Viney, Ld., 1885). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  4. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.