St Paul's Cathedral, London Genealogy

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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral in London ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Paul's Cathedral, London
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard.jpg
Type Cathedral
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Within the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union Not Applicable
Registration District London City
Records begin
Parish registers: 1697
Bishop's Transcripts: 1814
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese London
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral
Location of Archive
London Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 604 - original church founded on this site
  • 1666 - building badly damaged in Great Fire of London
  • 1697 - rebuilding of Cathedral completed

St. Paul's Cathedral. The original St Paul's cathedral, on the same site as the present, was built in 604, by Ethelbert, uncle of King Sebert; and was burnt to the ground in 1087. A second cathedral, on the same site, was founded in 1087, by Bishop Maurice; was repaired in 1135, it was completely destroyed by the great fire.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online St Paul's Cathedral Parish Register Images and Indexes
1613-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
Indexes 1708-1897 FreeReg[3] 1613-1837 findmypast[4] 1614-1849 findmypast[5]
1813-1863 FamilySearch[6] 1613-1837 findmypast[7] 1760-1899 FreeReg[3]
1875-1906 GoogleBooks 1697-1896 FreeReg[3] 1813-1848 GoogleBooks
    1754-1836 GoogleBooks 1813-1851 findmypast[8]


1814 findmypast[10]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[11]    

Clay published St Paul's Cathedral marriages (1697-1754) and funerals (1760-1899).[12] Free 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.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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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.

Go to London Probate Records to find the names of the courts having jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Tombs at St Paul's Cathedral

A survey of tombs in St Paul's Cathedral, published 1614, is Holland's Monumenta Sepulchraria Sancti Pauli.

St Paul's Cathedral monumental inscriptions are included in a 1631 national survey (updated through 1767), which is available online.[13]

A survey of tombs in St. Paul's Cathedral, published 1633, is Ecclesia Sancti Pauli Illustrata, c.

Transcripts of early St Paul's Cathedral, London Genealogy tombs found in the interior of the churches were published in Catalogue of the most Memorable Persons who had visible Tombs, plated Gravestones ... in the City of London (through) A.D. 1700, which is available online.[14]

A survey of the tombs and monumental inscriptions at St Paul's Cathedral, published in 1684, is available online.[15]

A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Paul's Cathedral churchyard.[16]

Sinclair's survey of memorials at St Paul's Cathedral, published in 1909, is available online.[17]

Records of the Poor[edit | edit source]

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Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

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

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales (1872) Adapted. Date accessed: 17 December 2013.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Described as St Alphage London Wall in the City of London. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Middlesex and London Coverage, FreeReg, accessed 6 November 2012.
  4. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,", 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
  5. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only.
  6. Batch C041301, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  7. "Webb's London Marriages - Marriages, periods and parishes/churches," British Origins, accessed 4 July 2011.
  8. John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.
  9. Batch M041301, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes parish register transcripts.
  10. 'Greater London Burials: Middlesex and City of London Burials: Parishes, Counts and References,' (Wayback Machine) British Origins (£), accessed 4 April 2013.
  11. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  12. Stuart A. Raymond, London and Middlesex: A Genealogical Bibliography (Birmingham, UK: Federation of Family History Societies, c1997), Vol. 2:29.
  13. John Weever, Ancient Funeral Monuments in Great Britain etc. (1631; reprint, London: W. Tooke, 1767). Digitised by Internet Archive.
  14. 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.
  15. Payne Fisher, The Tombs, Monuments, etc., Visible in S. Paul's Cathedral (and S. Faith's Beneath It) Previous to Its Destruction by Fire, A.D. 1666 (1684; reprint, 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. William Macdonald Sinclair, Memorials of St. Paul's Cathedral (London: Chapman and Hall, 1909).