St Alban Wood Street with St Olave Silver Street, London Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
"St Alban Wood Street, with St. Olave Silver Street, Cheapside, is situated about the middle of the East side. It is an indifferent attempt at the appointed style of architecture by Sir Christopher Wren, who, it is clear by this and other of his churches in the ancient English style of Gothic architecture, had but little knowledge and feeling for this appropriate and elegant style of ecclesiastical architecture. It is dedicated to St. Alban, the Anglo -- proto-martyr who suffered under the persecution of Diocletian, and gave his name to the ancient town in the Abbey of St. Alban, in Hertfordshire. The first church on the site was erected in the year 930, and dedicated to the same. After various repairs, the ancient church was taken down in 1634, and another corrected, that was destroyed by the great fire of London in 1666, when the present edifice was erected after the same plan as the former. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Eton College [Buckinghamshire], and the Dean and chapters St. Paul's, alternately; and the parish of St. Olave, Silver Street, was united to it after the fire."
1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted.
Resources[edit | 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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
To find the names of the neighboring 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.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
Census records[edit | edit source]
Contributor: Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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.
Web sites[edit | edit source]
- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Alban Wood Street Parish records)
- London Family History Centre Catalogue (St Olave Silver Street Parish records)
- Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue (to narrow results, conduct a subject search for 'London St Alban' or 'London St Olave Silver Street')