St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael le Querne, London Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png London Gotoarrow.png London Parishes Gotoarrow.png St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael le Querne

Parish History

St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael-le-Querne, the church of, is situated on the east side of Foster Lane, Cheapside. It is...mentioned as early as 1308. The patronage was anciently in the Prior and Convent of Canterbury, till 1352, when it was transferred to the Archbishop of that see... The old Church was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, and the present ediface erected in 1697, by Sir Christopher Wren, when the parish of St Michael le-Quern (see that church) was united to it by act of parliament. The Patronage of that latter is in the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, who present alternately with the Archbishop. It is one of the peculiars of the Archbishop, and is therefore in the province of Canterbury, and exempt from archdiaconal visitations.[1]

St Vedast Foster Lane belonged to Cheap Ward.

Census

1541 Subsidy

1582 Subsidy

1638 Inhabitants List

1666 Hearth Tax

Church records

  • Littledale, Willoughby Aston. The Registers of St. Vedast, Foster Lane, and of St. Michael le Quern, London. London, 1902. Digital version at Internet Archive; another Internet Archive copy. (St. Vedast chr. 1558-1836; St. Michael le Quern chr. 1685-1836)
  • Littledale, Willoughby A. The Registers of St. Vedast, Foster Lane, and of St. Michael le Quern, London. London, 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive. (St. Vedast marr. 1559-1837; St. Michael le Quern marr. 1696-1836; St. Vedast bur. 1558-1698; St. Michael le Quern bur. 1685-1837.)

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References

  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.