St Michael Bassishaw, London Genealogy

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St Michael Bassishaw

London St Michael Bassishaw ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Michael Bassishaw, London
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Type Ancient parish
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: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-31; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of London
Location of Archive
London Metropolitan Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

"St Michael Bassishaw, the church of, stands on the western side of Basinghall Street, and derives its name from its dedication to St Michael the Archangel, and its addition from Basing's Haw or hall [See Basinghall Street)]. The ancient church was originally founded in the year 1140, and was then in the patronage of the prior and canons of St Bartholomew, in Smithfield. [From] about 1430, it fell to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's in whose patronage it has continued...

"The old church, which was a beautiful specimen of the ecclesiastical architecture of our ancestors, was entirely destroyed by the fire of London, and the present building was erected in its stead, from the designs of Sir Christopher Wren. It is a plain and useful structure, of brick and stone, of no very striking character. The church is a rectory in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London and in the patronage of the Deans and canons of St Paul's."[1]

St. Michael Bassishaw Parish was part of Bassishaw Ward.

1848 parish description
St. Michael, Bassishaw is a parish, of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s. It is a parish within the poor-law union of the City of London.[2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

1541 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1547 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • Bassishaw Ward (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/138), Copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1564 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Michael Bassishaw, Bassishaw Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/218), Copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1589 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

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1621 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Michael Bassishaw, Bassishaw Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/488); copy: FHL Film 2228702.

1625 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Michael Bassishaw, Bassishaw Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/548); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1638 Inhabitants List[edit | edit source]

1641 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Michael Bassishaw, Bassishaw Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/566); 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]

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

Before 1858, St Michael Bassishaw 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.[3] 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.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

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Records of the Poor[edit | edit source]

During the seventeenth century, officials gave some foundlings discovered in St Michael Bassishaw Parish the unique surname Bassishaw.[5]

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
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digitised by Google Books.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 129-170. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 December 2013.
  3. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.