St Giles without Cripplegate
St Giles without Cripplegate
Guide to St Giles without Cripplegate, Middlesex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Giles-without-Cripplegate is a Church of England church in the City of London, located within the modern Barbican complex. When built it stood without (that is, outside) the city wall, near the Cripplegate. The church is dedicated to St Giles, patron saint of beggars and cripples. It is one of the few medieval churches left in the City of London, having survived the Great Fire of 1666. There was a Saxon church on the site in the 11th century but by 1090 it had been replaced by a Norman one. In 1394 it was rebuilt in the perpendicular Gothic style. The church has been badly damaged by fire on three occasions: In 1545, in 1897 and during an air raid of the Blitz of the Second World War on the night of 24 August 1940. German bombs completely gutted the church but it was restored using the plans of the reconstruction of 1545.
- 1000s - first mentioned
- 1940 - bombed in London Blitz; later rebuilt
'St Giles without Cripplegate, the church of, [is considered a London City parish although it] is situated without the walls of London and at the southwest corner of Fore Street nearly opposite the entrance of Red Cross Street and Whitecross Street. It defines its name from having been dedicated to [a] S[ain]t. of that name, who was a native of Athens and flourished about the year 700 of the Christian era, it was abbot of Nismes, in France and its position from its situation (sic). This church was built and founded about the year 1090, by Alfune the first master of St. Bartholomew's hospital, and was destroyed by fire in 1545. The present structure was then erected, which is one of the few churches in the city to escape the great fire of 1666. It is of the pointed or English style of architecture, is 174 feet in length, 63 and breadth, and 32 in height. The site of this parish was anciently a fen or moor, and its houses and gardens were accounted a village without the Wall of London called Mora whence the district called the Moor and Moorfields. This village increased greatly and was constituted a prebend of St. Paul's Cathedral. Part of the ancient city wall is still remaining on the south and east sides of the churchyard, particularly one of the bastions, which is close against the back part of Barbers Hall, in Monkwell Street.
'In this church are deposited the mortal remains of many eminent authors; among which are, Speed, the historian and topographer; Fox, the author of The Book of Martyrs; Glover, the Antiquary; and, above all, Milton, the author of Paradise Lost. The patronage of this church was originally in private hands, till it descended to Alemund, who granted it, after the deaths of himself and Hugh, his only son, to the dean and chapter of St. Paul's... The church is a vicarage in the city and Archdeaconry of London.'
St Giles without Cripplegate Parish belonged to Cripplegate Ward. Lambe's Chapel belonged to this parish.
St. Giles, without Cripplegate is a parish, in the City of London Without the Walls. The patron is the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, the appropriators.
Several histories have been published about this parish, including:
- Baddeley, John James. An Account of the Church and Parish of St. Giles, without Cripplegate, in the City of London. Compiled from Various Old Authorities, Including the Churchwardens' Accounts, and the Vestry Minute Books of the Parish. London: J.J. Baddeley, 1888. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.
- Miller, William. London Before the Fire of 1666: With an Historical Account of The Parish, The Ward, and the Church of St. Giles without Cripplegate. Brought Down to the Present Time. London: J.H. Woodley, 1867. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.
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.
- St Giles, Cripplegate, Cripplegate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/142); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
- St Giles without Cripplegate, Cripplegate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/220); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
- St Giles, Cripplegate, Cripplegate Ward Without, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/590 Part 9); copy: FHL Film 2228704.
1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
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.
Over the years, St Giles without Cripplegate has belonged to several civil registration districts:
There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish.
Before 1858, St Giles without Cripplegate fell under the jurisdiction of the Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral. 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.
St Giles without Cripplegate churchyard (1841)
- A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Giles Cripplegate churchyard.
Records survive for Finsbury Manor (1332-1793) in St Giles without Cripplegate Parish. The Manorial Documents Register will help you locate these records.
During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Giles Cripplegate Parish the unique surname Cripplegate.
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
(The London Family History Centre Catalogue is a terrific resource for identifying FamilySearch's London collections).
- ↑ Wikipedia St Giles-without-Cripplegate. Adapted. Date accessed: 30 January 2014.
- ↑ James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
- ↑ Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted. Date accessed: 19 November 2013.
- ↑ London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Giles Cripplegate in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
- ↑ London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Giles without Cripplegate in the City of London. Partially indexed.
- ↑ London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Giles without Cripplegate in the City of London. Partially indexed.
- ↑ London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Giles without Cripplegate in the City of London. Partially indexed.
- ↑ Batches C022431, C022432, C022433, C022434, C022435, C022436, C022437, C022438, C022439, C025771, C025772, C025773, C025774, C025775, C025776, C025777, C025778, C025779, C025780, C025781, C025782, C025783, C025784, C025785, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 October 2011. Indexes parish registers.
- ↑ Batches M022431, M025771-M025772, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 October 2011. Indexes parish registers.
- ↑ 'Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
- ↑ Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
- ↑ John Hanson, 'City of London Burials,' Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
- ↑ Middlesex and London Coverage, FreeReg, accessed 6 November 2012.
- ↑ "Registration Districts in England and Wales (1837-1974)," GENUKI, http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/index.html, accessed 13 January 2012.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.
- ↑ 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.
|Links to Middlesex-related articles|
Acton · Acton Green St Alban the Martyr · Acton Green St Peter · Acton Vale · Agar Town · Aldersgate Street · Alexandra Park St Andrew · Alexandra Park St Saviour · Alperton · Archbishop Tenison's Chapel · Ashford · Balls Pond · Barnsbury · Bayswater · Bedfont · Bedford Chapel · Bedford New Town · Bedford Park · Belsize Park · Bethnal Green Jews' Episcopal Chapel · Bethnal Green St Andrew · Bethnal Green St Barnabus · Bethnal Green St Bartholomew · Bethnal Green St James the Great · Bethnal Green St James the Less · Bethnal Green St John · Bethnal Green St Jude · Bethnal Green St Matthias · Bethnal Green St Matthew · Bethnal Green St Paul · Bethnal Green St Peter · Bethnal Green St Philip · Bethnal Green St Simon Zelotes · Bethnal Green St Thomas · Bloomsbury St George · Bounds Green · Bow · Bromley All Hallows · Bromley St Gabriel · Bromley St Leonard, St Andrew · Bromley St Michael and All Angels · Bromley St Leonard · Brompton · Brondesbury Christ Church · Brondesbury St Anne · Brookfield St Anne · Brookfield St Mary · Brownswood Park · Buckingham Palace Road · Burleigh Street · Bush Hill Park St Mark · Bush Hill Park St Stephen · Camden New Town St Paul · Camden Town · Camden Town St Michael · Campden Hill · Charterhouse · Charterhouse St Mary · Charterhouse St Mary with Charterhouse St Thomas · Charterhouse St Thomas · Chelsea All Saints · Chelsea Christ Church · Chelsea St Andrew · Chelsea St John · Chelsea St Luke · Chester Square · Chiswick St Mary Magdalene · Chiswick St Michael · Chiswick St Paul, Grove Park · Chiswick St Nicholas · City of London Lying in Hospital Finsbury · Clapton Christ Church · Clapton Park All Saints · Clapton Park All Souls · Clapton St James · Clay Hill · Clerkenwell St John · Clerkenwell St James Pentonville Chapel · Clerkenwell St Mark · Clerkenwell St Paul · Clerkenwell St Peter · Clerkenwell St Philip · Clerkenwell St James · Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter · Colnbrook · Cowley · Cranford · Cricklewood St Michael · Cricklewood St Peter · Cubitt Town · Dalston Holy Trinity · Dalston St Bartholomew · Dalston St Mark · Dalston St Philip · Davies Street St Anselm · DeBeauvoir Town · Drury Lane · Duchy of Lancaster · Ealing Christ Church · Ealing Common · Ealing Dean · Ealing St James · Ealing St Paul · Ealing St Peter Mount Park · Ealing St Stephen, Castle Hill · Ealing St Mary · East Acton · East Bedfont · East Finchley · East India Docks · East Smithfield Liberty · East Twickenham · Edgware · Edmonton St Adhelm · Edmonton St Mary · Edmonton St Michael · Edmonton All Saints · Edmonton Weld Chapel · Endell Street · Enfield Chase · Enfield Christ Church, Trent Park · Enfield Jesus Chapel · Enfield St George · Enfield St James · Enfield St Luke · Enfield St Andrew · Feltham · Finchley Christ Church, North End · Finchley Holy Trinity · Finchley St Luke · Finchley St Paul, Long Lane · Finchley St Mary · Finsbury Park · Finsbury, City Road St Clement, Middlesex · Finsbury City Road St Matthew · Finsbury St Luke Old St · Finsbury St Paul · Fitzroy Square St John · Fitzroy Square St Saviour · Friern Barnet · Friern Barnet All Saints · Friern Barnet St Peter Le Poer · Fulham All Saints · Fulham Christ Church · Fulham Fields · Fulham St Alban · Fulham St Augustine · Fulham St Clement · Fulham St Dionis, Parson's Green · Fulham St Etheldreda · Fulham St James, Moore Park · Fulham St John, Walham Green · Fulham St Mary Stamford Brook · Fulham St Mary, North End · Fulham St Matthew · Fulham St Oswald · Fulham St Peter · General Lying in Hospital, Lambeth · Golder's Green St Michael · Gray's Inn · Gray's Inn Road · Gray's Inn Road St Jude · Great Marlborough Street · Great Stanmore · Great Windmill Street · Greenford · Greenhill · Hackney Wick · Hackney St John · Hadley · Haggerston All Saints · Haggerston St Augustine · Haggerston St Andrew · Haggerston St Chad · Haggerston St Columba · Haggerston St Mary · Haggerston St Paul · Hammersmith Holy Innocents · Hammersmith St John the Evangelist · Hammersmith St Luke · Hammersmith St Mary · Hammersmith St Matthew · Hammersmith St Peter · Hammersmith St Saviour · Hammersmith St Simon · Hammersmith St Stephen · Hammersmith St Paul · Hampstead All Souls · Hampstead Christ Church · Hampstead Emmanuel, West End · Hampstead Garden Suburb · Hampstead Road · Hampstead St Paul · Hampstead St Stephen · Hampstead St John · Hampton St Mary · Hampton All Saints · Hampton Hill · Hampton Wick · Hampton Royal Chapel · Hanger Lane St Anne · Hanover Chapel · Hanwell St Mark · Hanwell St Melitus · Hanwell St Mary · Hanworth · Harefield · Haringay · Harlesden All Souls · Harlesden St Mark · Harlington · Harmondsworth · Harrow · Harrow Weald · Harrow on the Hill · Hatch End · Haverstock Hill Holy Trinity · Haverstock Hill St Andrew · Hayes · Hayes St Anselm · Headstone · Hendon All Saints, Childs Hill · Hendon Christ Church · Hendon St Alphage · Hendon St Barnabas · Hendon St Paul Mill Hill · Hendon St Mary · Heston · Heston and Isleworth · Highbury Christ Church · Highbury New Park · Highbury St Saviour · Highbury Vale · Highgate · Highgate All Saints · Highgate Rise · Highgate St Augustine · Hillingdon · Hillingdon East · Hillingdon St Andrew · Hillingdon West · Holborn, St Andrew · Holborn St Alban · Holborn St George the Martyr · Holborn St John the Evangelist · Holloway Emmanuel, Hornsey Road · Holy Trinity Minories · Homerton · Homerton St Luke · Hornsey Christ Church, Crouch End · Hornsey Holy Innocents · Hornsey Rise · Hornsey Road · Hornsey St George · Hornsey St Luke · Hornsey St Peter · Hornsey St Mary · Hounslow · Hounslow Heath · Hounslow St Luke · Hounslow St Stephen · Hoxton Christ Church · Hoxton Holy Trinity · Hoxton St Andrew · Hoxton St Anne · Hoxton St John · Hoxton St Mary · Hoxton St Peter · Hoxton St Saviour · Ickenham · Isleworth · Isleworth St John · Islington All Saints · Islington Holy Trinity, Cloudesley Square · Islington St Andrew · Islington St Bartholomew · Islington St James the Apostle · Islington St John the Baptist · Islington St Jude, Mildmay Park · Islington St Mary · Islington St Mary Magdalene, Holloway Road · Islington St Matthew · Islington St Matthias, Caledonian Road · Islington St Michael · Islington St Paul, Balls Pond · Islington St Peter · Islington St Philip · Islington St Stephen · Islington St Thomas · Kensal Green St John · Kensal Green St Jude · Kensal Rise · Kensal Town · Kensington Gore · Kensington St Barnabus · Kensington St Clement · Kensington St Cuthbert, Earls Court · Kensington St Helen · Kensington St John the Baptist · Kensington St Matthias, Earls Court · Kensington St Philip, Earls Court · Kensington St Mary Abbots · Kentish Town St Barnabas · Kentish Town St Benet and All Saints · Kentish Town St Martin · Kentish Town St Silas · Kentish Town St John the Baptist · Kilburn Holy Trinity · Kilburn St Augustine · Kilburn St John the Evangelist · Kilburn St Luke the Evangelist · Kilburn St Mary · Kilburn St Paul · King Square · King's Cross · Kingsbury · Knightsbridge All Saints · Knightsbridge Holy Trinity · Laleham · Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, Ely Rents and Ely Place · Liberty of the Rolls · Limehouse St John the Evangelist · Limehouse St Peter · Limehouse St Anne · Lincoln's Inn · Lincoln's Inn Fields · Lisson Grove · Little Greenford · Little Stanmore · Littleton · London Docks · Lower Edmonton · Lower Holloway · Lower Homerton St Luke · Maida Hill · Mayfair · Mile End New Town All Saints · Mile End New Town All Saints with St Olave · Mile End New Town St Olave · Mile End Old Town Holy Trinity · Mile End Old Town St Luke · Mill Hill St Paul · Millwall · Monken Hadley · Munster Square · Muswell Hill St James · Neasden cum Kingsbury · New Brentford · New Kentish Town · New Southgate · Noel Park · Norlands · North Audley Street · North Hammersmith · North St Pancras · Northolt · Northwood · Northwood Emmanuel · Norton Folgate · Norwood · Notting Hill All Saints · Notting Hill Christ Church · Notting Hill Holy Trinity, Latimer Road · Notting Hill St Clement · Notting Hill St John · Notting Hill St Mark · Notting Hill St Michael and All Angels · Notting Hill St Peter · Oakley Square · Old Artillery Ground · Old Brentford · Old Brentford St Paul · Old Ford St Mark, Victoria Park · Old Ford St Paul, Victoria Park · Old Ford St Stephen · Old Street St Mark · Old Tower Without · Onslow Square · Paddington All Saints · Paddington Christ Church · Paddington Emmanuel, Harrow Road · Paddington Holy Trinity · Paddington St James · Paddington St John · Paddington St Luke · Paddington St Magdalene · Paddington St Mary · Paddington St Michael and All Angels · Paddington St Michael and All Angels with All Saints · Paddington St Paul · Paddington St Peter · Paddington St Saviour · Paddington St Simon, Saltram Crescent · Paddington St Stephen · Palmer's Green · Pell Street · Pentol Street · Pentonville · Perivale · Pimlico St Barnabas · Pimlico St Gabriel · Pimlico St Mary, Graham Street · Pimlico St Peter · Pinner · Ponder's End · Poplar Christ Church · Poplar St Frideswide · Poplar St Matthias · Poplar St Saviour · Poplar St Stephen · Poplar All Saints · Portland Place · Portland Town · Portman Square · Portman Square St Paul · Potter's Bar · Precinct of St Katherine · Precinct of the Savoy · Primrose Hill · Queen Charlotte's Hospital Marylebone Rd, Hammersmith · Ratcliffe · Regent Square · Regent's Park · Regent's Park Christ Church, St Pancras Christ Church, Albany Street · Roxeth · Ruislip · Saffron Hill · Shacklewell · Shadwell · Shepperton · Shoreditch Holy Trinity · Shoreditch St Agatha · Shoreditch St James, Curtain Road · Shoreditch St Michael · Shoreditch St Leonard · Somers Town · Somers Town Christ Church · South Acton · South Hackney Christchurch · South Hackney St Augustine · South Hackney St Michael and All Angels · South Hackney St John of Jerusalem · South Hampstead · South Hornsey · South Kensington St Augustine · South Kensington St Jude · South Kensington St Luke · South Kensington St Peter · South Kensington St Stephen · South Mimms · South Mymms Christ Church · South Mymms St Mary the Virgin and All Saints · South Street · South Street · South Tottenham · Southall Green · Southall Holy Trinity · Southall St George · Southgate · Southgate Christ Church · Southgate St Andrew · Southgate St Michael at Bowes · Spitalfields Christchurch · Spitalfields Christ Church with St Mary and St Stephen · Spitalfields St Mary · Spitalfields St Stephen · Spring Grove · St Andrew Holborn · St Anne Soho · St Barnabas in St Marylebone · St Botolph Without Aldgate · St Botolph Without Aldgate with Holy Trinity Minories · St Botolph without Aldersgate · St Clement Danes · St Dunstan in the West · St George Hanover Square · St George in the East Christ Church · St George in the East St George · St George in the East St Mary · St George the Martyr · St Giles Cripplegate · St Giles in the Fields · St James Piccadilly · St John the Evangelist in the East · St John's Wood All Saints · St John's Wood St Stephen · St Katherine by the Tower · St Margarets on Thames · St Martin in the Fields · St Mary Le Strand · St Marylebone · St Marylebone All Saints · St Marylebone All Souls · St Marylebone Christ Church · St Marylebone Holy Trinity · St Marylebone St Andrew · St Marylebone St Barnabas · St Marylebone St Cyprian · St Marylebone St Luke, Nutford Place · St Marylebone St Mark · Marylebone Road · St Marylebone St Mary · St Marylebone St Matthew · St Marylebone the Annunciation, Bryanston Street · St Pancras · St Pancras Christ Church · St Pancras Holy Cross · St Pancras Old St Pancras · St Pancras St Bartholomew · St Pancras St Mark · St Pancras St Mary Magdalene · St Pancras St Saviour · St Paul Covent Garden · St Sepulchre · Staines · Staines St Peter · Stamford Brook · Stamford Hill St Anne · Stamford Hill St Bartholomew · Stamford Hill St John, Vartry Road · Stamford Hill St Thomas · Stanwell · Staple Inn · Stepney Christ Church · Stepney St Antony · Stepney St Augustine · Stepney St Benet · Stepney St Faith · Stepney St Matthew · Stepney St Paul · Stepney St Peter · Stepney St Philip the Apostle · Stepney St Thomas · Stepney St Dunstan · Stoke Newington All Saints · Stoke Newington Common · Stoke Newington St Andrew · Stoke Newington St Faith · Stoke Newington St Matthias · Stoke Newington St Olave · Stoke Newington St Mary · Stonebridge · Stratford Bow St Mary · Stroud Green · Sudbury · Sunbury · Sunbury on Thames · Teddington · Temple Fortune · Tollington Park St Anne · Tollington Park St Mark · Tollington Park St Saviour · Tothill Fields · Tottenham All Saints · Tottenham Christ Church, West Green · Tottenham Holy Trinity · Tottenham St Benet Fink · Tottenham St Mary the Virgin · Tottenham St Paul · Tottenham St Philip · Tottenham All Hallows · Tower of London · Tufnell Park · Turnham Green · Twickenham Common · Twickenham St Mary the Virgin · Twyford Abbey · Tyburn · Upper Charlotte Street · Upper Chelsea · Upper Chelsea St Jude · Upper Chelsea St Saviour · Upper Chelsea St Simon · Upper Clapton · Upper Edmonton · Upper Edmonton St John · Upper Holloway All Saints · Upper Holloway St John · Upper Holloway St Paul · Upper Holloway St Peter · Upper Holloway St Stephen · Upper Sunbury · Upper Teddington · Upper Westbourne Park · Uxbridge Moor St John the Evangelist · Uxbridge St Andrew · Uxbridge St Margaret · Vauxhaul Bridge Road · Walham Green St John · Wapping · Wealdstone · Wembley · Wembley Park · West Acton · West Brompton · West Drayton · West Hackney · West Hampstead St Cuthbert · West Hampstead St James · West Hampstead St Luke · West Hampstead The Trinity · West Hendon · West Holloway St David · West Holloway St Luke · West Twyford · Westminster Abbey or the Collegiate Church of St Peter · Westminster Christ Church, Broadway · Westminster St Andrew · Westminster St Anne · Westminster St James · Westminster St James the Less, Upper Garden Street · Westminster St John the Evangelist · Westminster St Luke · Westminster St Margaret · Westminster St Mary, Crown Street, Soho · St Mary Under Croft · Westminster St Matthew · Westminster St Stephen · Westminster St Stephen's Royal Chapel · Whetstone · Whitchurch · Whitechapel St Jude · Whitechapel St Mark · Whitechapel St Mary with St Jude · Whitechapel St Paul with St Mark · Whitechapel St Paul, Dock Street · Whitechapel St Mary · Whitefriar's · Whitehall Park · Whitton · Willesden · Willesden Green · Willesden St Andrew · Willesden St Matthew · Wilton Place · Winchmore Hill · Winchmore Hill Holy Trinity · Woburn Square · Wood Green · Woodside Park · Yiewsley