St Peter le Poer with St Benet Fink, London Genealogy

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Parish History

St Peter le Poer with St Benet Fink,the church of, is situated on the western side of the Old Broad Street, nearly opposite the south corner of the Excise Office. This church is of ancient origin, as appaears from a register of it as far back as 1181. It is dedicated to St Peter the Apostle, and was called le-poor,...from the poor and mean condition of its inhabitants in ancient times. The advowson of this church appears to have been from the earliest times, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, with whom it still continues. It is a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London.[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Church Records

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Probate records

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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Web sites

Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Benet Fink
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  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.