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St Olave Hart Street

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

St Olave Hart Street, London
St Olave Hart Street
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union City of London
Registration District London City
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629-30; 1665-66; 1802
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery None
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of London
Location of Archive
London Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1200s - first mentioned
  • ~1450 - present church building built
  • 1941 - church bombed during London Blitz
  • 1954 - church restored

1831 description[edit | edit source]

"St Olave Hart Street, the church of, is situated on the south side of Hart Street, Crutched Friars and derives its name and addition from being dedicated to St Olave or Olaus, King of Norway, who, from his strong attachment to the Christian religion, took part with the Christian English, against the pagan Danes. A church stood on this site, dedicated to the same patron, before the year 1319, The present church."[1]

1848 description

St. Olave Hart-street, withSt. Martin, Ironmonger-lane, are pare parishes of the city of London Within the Walls. The patron is the Parishioners. They are parishes within the poor-law union of the City of London.[2]

Additional jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

St Olave Hart Street Parish was part of Tower Ward and Aldgate Ward.

Published histories[edit | edit source]

A history was published in 1894:

  • Povah, Alfred. The Annals of the Parishes of St. Olave, Hart Street, and Allhallows Staining, in the City of London. Blades East & Blades, 1894. Digitized by Internet Archive.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online St Olave Hart Street Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1563
1563
1563
Images
1563-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[3]
1813-1906 Ancestry[4] 1754-1921 Ancestry[5] 1813-1964 Ancestry[6]
Indexes 1563-1865 FamilySearch[7] 1563-1876 FamilySearch[8] 1563-1852 findmypast[9]
1563-1700 InternetArchive[10] 1563-1754 findmypast[11] 1563-1700 TheGenealogist[12]
1563-1700 TheGenealogist[12] 1563-1700 InternetArchive[10] 1563-1700 InternetArchive[10]
1563-1700 FreeReg[13] 1563-1700 FreeReg[13] 1563-1700 FreeReg[13]
    1563-1700 TheGenealogist[12] 1813-1853 findmypast[14]
    1780-1837 Ancestry[15]    

Census[edit | edit source]

1541 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1564 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Olave, Hart Street, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/218), Copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1577 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Dunstan in the East, All Hallows Barking, St Olave, Hart Street, and All Hallows Staining, Tower Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/252); copy: FHL Film 2228700.
  • St Olave, Hart Street, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/145/252); copy: FHL Film 2228700.

1582 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

1589 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Digital Library

1621 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Olave, Hart Street, Tower Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/501); copy: FHL Film 2228702.
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1625 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Olave, Hart Street, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/549); copy: FHL Film 2228703.

1645 Subsidy[edit | edit source]

  • St Olave Hart Street, Aldgate Ward, London (The National Archives, Ref: E179/147/616); copy: FHL Film 2228705.

1666 Hearth Tax[edit | edit source]

1692-1932 Land Taxes[edit source]


1695 Inhabitants Lists[edit source]


Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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 Olave Hart Street 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.[16] 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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A survey of monumental brasses, published 1891, is available online.[18]

A cemetery survey, published in 1894, is available online.[19]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Olave Hart Street churchyard.[20]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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, M.R. I. A., Architect, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted. Digital version: Google Books.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 20 December 2013.
  3. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Olave, Hart Street in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Olave Hart Street in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Olave Hart Street in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  6. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Olave Hart Street in the City of London. Partially indexed.
  7. Batches P001591, C001592-C001593, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes microfilmed parish register xxx.
  8. Batches M001591 (inactive 21/02/2012)-M001592, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts (1563-1700) and parish registers (1701-1876).
  9. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 W. Bruce Bannerman, The Registers of St. Olave, Hart Street, London, 1563-1700 (1916).
  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. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "London Parish Record Transcripts," The Genealogist, accessed 12 December 2011.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Middlesex and London Coverage, FreeReg, accessed 6 November 2012.
  14. John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  15. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  16. "About Archdeaconry Court of London Wills Index 1750-1800", British Origins, accessed 23 December 2011.
  17. 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.
  18. Andrew Oliver, A List of Monumental Brasses in the City of London Churches (1891). Digitized by Internet Archive.
  19. Alfred Povah, The Annals of the Parishes of St. Olave, Hart Street, and Allhallows Staining, in the City of London (Blades East and Blades, 1894). Digitized by Internet Archive.
  20. Percy C. Rushden, The Churchyard Inscriptions of the City of London (London: Phillimore and Co., Ltd., 1910). Digitised by Internet Archive.