St Mildred Bread Street with St Margaret Moses, London Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png London Gotoarrow.png London Parishes Gotoarrow.png St Mildred Bread Street with St Margaret Moses

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St Mildred Bread Street with St Margaret Moses, the church of, stands on the east side of Bread Street and is so called from its situation from being dedicated to Mildred, a saint, daughter of Merwaldus, and to Penda, King of Mercians, who consecrated abbess of a monastery in the Isle of Thanet... It is a rectory, founded and built by Lord Trenchant, of St Alban's, about the year 1300, and enlarged in 1428,... [with a] vestry room, and church yard, to the parishioners, and a parsonage house to the rector. The old church was burned down in 1666, and rebuilt in 1683, by Sir Christopher Wren. The advowson of this church was anciently in the Prior and Canons of St Mary Overy, but it afterwards came into the family of Sir Nicholas Crispe and is now in private hands. After the fire of London, the parish of St Margaret  Moses (see that church), was united to it by act of parliament; which church, after many changes from 1105,...till the suppression of that convent, by Edward III, as an  alien Priory, fell to the crown, in whose patronage it has continued to this day.

These united parishes are a rectory, in the city, diocese and archdeaconry of London...[1]

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]

General[edit | edit source]

St Mildred Bread Street and St Margaret Moses were originally two parishes. Each maintained separate parish registers.

Most St Mildred Bread Street parish registers burned in the Great Fire of London (1666).

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Images of surviving parish registers are browseable in the following online collection (some names are indexed):

Baptisms[edit | edit source]

The following spans of St Mildred Bread Street records are indexed in England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (courtesy: FamilySearch):

  • Christenings 1658-1837 (Batch P020561)[2]

The following spans of St Margaret Moses records are indexed in England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (courtesy: FamilySearch):

  • Christenings 1559-1836 (Batch P020551)[2]

Digital images of baptisms of St Mildred Bread Street from 1813 to 1842 and St Margaret Moses from 1814 to 1842 are browseable online (some indexed names) at:

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Marriages from 1780 to 1837 are indexed in:

Browseable images of St Margaret Moses marriages from 1813 to 1839 and St Mildred Bread Street from 1754 to 1838 are available online (some names are indexed):

The following spans of St Mildred Bread Street records are indexed in England Marriages, 1538-1973 (courtesy: FamilySearch):

  • Marriages 1670-1837 (Batch M020561)[2]

The following spans of St Margaret Moses records are indexed in England Marriages, 1538-1973 (courtesy: FamilySearch):

  • Marriages 1558-1666, 1813-1839 (Batch M020551)[2]

Marriages of St Mildred Bread Street from 1629 to 1631 and 1639 to 1640 are indexed in:

Burials[edit | edit source]

Adult male burials of St Margaret Moses Parish from 1529 to 1850 are indexed in:

Burials of St Mildred Bread Street from 1754 to 1853 and St Margaret Moses from 1754 to 1850 are indexed in:

Digital images of burials of St Margaret Moses from 1813 to 1850 and St Mildred Bread Street from 1813 to 1853 are browseable (some indexed names) in:

Boundary[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.

Can you help?[edit | edit source]

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.

Before 1858, St Mildred Bread Street Parish fell under the jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of London and St Margaret Moses Parish fell under the Archdeaconry Court of London.

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.

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]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Mildred, Bread Street
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St Margaret Moses

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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (A-M), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 8 June 2011. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "wallis" defined multiple times with different content
  3. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," accessed 8 June 2011.
  4. John Hanson, "City of London Burials," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011.