St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, London Genealogy

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St George Botolph Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate

London St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, London
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Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls
County London, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union City of London
Registration District London City
Records begin
Parish registers: 1546; Separate registers exist for St Botolph Billingsgate beginning 1685
Bishop's Transcripts: 1801; Separate records exist for St Botolph Billingsgate beginning 1620-31; 1639-40; 1801
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Location of Archive
London Metropolitan Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St Botolph Billingsgate Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1666 - church destroyed by Great Fire of London
  • 1666 - never rebuilt; united with St George Botolph-Lane Parish[1]

St George Botolph-Lane Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1180 - first mentioned
  • 1666 - church badly damaged by Great Fire of London
  • 1666 - united with St Botolph Billingsgate Parish[1]
  • 1671-1676 - church rebuilt
  • 1904 - church demolished

1831 description[edit | edit source]

"St George Botolph-Lane with St Botolph Billingsgate, the church of, is situated a few houses on the right from Little Eastcheap. It derives its name from the ancient English Saint George of Cappadocia. It is an ancient rectory...and was originally in the gift of the Abbot and convent of St. Saviour Bermondsey, at whose dissolution it came to the crown. The old church was burned down in 1666, and the present edifice erected in 1674, by Sir Christopher Wren. The exterior is in a handsome old style, and decorated with some well executed sculpture; the interior is composed of the nave and two aisles, separated like columns of the composite order, which support a handsome vaulted roof. It is 54 feet in length, 36 in breadth, and 36 in height. After the fire, the parish of St. Botolph, (see that church [St Botolph Billingsgate]), was united by act of Parliament to this parish. That parish was also a rectory, the advowson of which was anciently in lay hands, but in 1194 was successfully claimed by the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, under a deed of gift from Odgarus. It continued with them till its union with St. George, when the patronage was exerted by them and the crown, alternately. It is in the city and Archdeaconry of London..."[2]

1848 parish description:[edit | edit source]

St. Botolph, Billingsgate with St. George, Botolph-lane are parishes of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Crown, and the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, alternately. They are parishes within the poor-law union of the City of London.[3]

Additional jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

St Botolph Billingsgate Parish was also known as St Botolph by Billingsgate Parish.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

St George Botolph-Lane and St Botolph Billingsgate were originally two individual parishes. Each maintained separate parish registers.

St Botolph Billingsgate[edit | edit source]

Online St Botolph Billingsgate Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1629
1629
1629
Images
1629-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials
1813-1875 Ancestry 1754-1919 Ancestry 1813-1855 Ancestry
Indexes 1686-1859 FamilySearch[4] 1629-1837 findmypast 1754-1845 findmypast
    1801-1836 Ancestry 1813-1845 findmypast[5]


St George Botolph-Lane[edit | edit source]

Online St George Botolph-Lane Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1546
1546
1546
Images
1546-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[6]
1813-1891 Ancestry[7] 1754-1890 Ancestry[8] 1813-1848 Ancestry[9]
Indexes 1813-1863 FamilySearch[10] 1547-1837 findmypast[11] 1802-1849 findmypast[12]
    1754-1885 FamilySearch[13] 1813-1848 findmypast
    1800-1837 Ancestry[14]    


To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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1541 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1547 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St George, Botolph Lane, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/151); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1564 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/219); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St George, Botolph Lane, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/219); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1576 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1582 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1621 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/486); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
  • S. Botolph, Billingsgate (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/486); transcript by Charles Edward Banks: FHL Film 1550095 item 20. Banks excluded the list of strangers.
  • St George, Botolph Lane, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/486); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1628 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/563); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
  • St George, Botolph Lane, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/563); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1638 Inhabitants List[edit | edit source]

1645 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Botolph, Billingsgate, Billingsgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/583); copy: FHL Film 2228704.

1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

1692-1932 Land Taxes[edit source]


1695 Inhabitants Lists[edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

  • Will indexes for probate courts covering these parishes are available online.


Before 1858, St George Botolph Lane fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London. 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.

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

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

St Botolph Billingsgate churchyard site

Records of the Poor[edit | edit source]

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Botolph Billingsgate Parish the unique surname Billingsgate.[17]

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St George Botolph Lane
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Botolph Billingsgate

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Phillip B. Dunn, A Guide to Ancestral Research in London (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mountainland Printing and Marketing, c1987, 1992), 58-59. FHL Book 942.1/L1 D27d.
  2. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 129-170. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 November 2013.
  4. Batches C022501-C022502, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes microfilmed parish registers.
  5. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' (Wayback Machine) British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  6. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  7. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  8. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  9. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  10. Batch C040561, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register xxx.
  11. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994
  12. John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  13. Batch M040561, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011.
  14. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  15. 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.
  16. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  17. Nathan W. Murphy, 'London Foundlings in Colonial America: Overseas Leads to Dead Ends: John Abchurch, William Abchurch, Isaac Jewry, and Henry Woolchurch of Virginia and Maryland,' The American Genealogist, Vol. 83, No. 2 (Jul./Oct. 2008):131-140.