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London parishes and chapels

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'Sources: London parishes and chapels', A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire: London Record Society, 22 (1985), pp. 113-143. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64584 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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PARISHES AND CHAPELS

London parishes

Before the Reformation most London parishes had numerous endowments of lands or quit-rents for chantries, obits, and other purposes. These 'superstitious' endowments were transferred to the Crown on the suppression of the chantries in 1548. Only a few parishes have accounts or minutes dating from before 1548, but the endowments of most parishes were listed in 1546 (PRO, LR2/241–3) and 1548 (PRO, E301/34: London and Middlesex Chantry Certificate, 1548, ed. C. J. Kitching, LRS 16, 1980). Accounts for the lands of suppressed chantries in the Crown's hands from 1548 begin in PRO, SC6/Edw 6/293, mm. 40–106, and continue in subsequent accounts; see also PRO, LR2/244. Further surveys of former chantry lands still held by the Crown, and of rents reserved in grants of such lands, were made in 1550 (PRO, SC12/38/57– 9), 1619 (PRO, SP14/106), and 1664 (PRO, SC11/957). In the following descriptions of parish records, the heading 'Estate before 1548' identifies the estate as recorded in the first 3 sources listed above (PRO, LR2/241– 3, E301/34, and SC6/Edw 6/293). Kitching, Chantry Certificate, prints abstracts from E301/34 with cross-references to LR2/241–3. Not all the estates listed were forfeited to the Crown: endowments for church upkeep, education, and other non-superstitious uses were retained by the parish concerned. For records concerning the estates of suppressed chantries, see 438.

After 1548, most parishes held, in addition to any non-superstitious endowments they had retained, some property associated with the church or churchyard. These holdings were soon augmented by new bequests and donations. Churchwardens' accounts and vestry minutes of the later 16th and 17th centuries are often not specific as to the location of parish properties; in some cases deeds and churchwardens' remembrancers provide a guide. Parish records contain much material not strictly relevant to this survey, and as a general rule only those containing information relating to parish properties, or lists of inhabitants, are listed below. The 'business relating to parish houses' noted for vestry minutes consists of decisions to let, buy or sell, view, or repair parish property. A few parishes have no surviving records of this kind before 1670.

Unless otherwise stated, all parish records listed below are in GL, described in the subject catalogue under L 92. Parts of some archives (21, 38, 42, 103, 156, 157) were catalogued on deposit as GL Additional MSS: for a general description of this class, see 460. See also GL handlists Churchwardens' accounts of parishes within the City of London (2nd edn. 1969), Vestry Minutes of parishes within the City of London (2nd edn. 1964), London rate assessments and inhabitants' lists in GL and CLRO (2nd edn. 1968), and Parish registers, pt. 1 (4th edn. 1969).

Parishes are listed here in the order in which they appear in the key (pp. xviii–xix, above); modern surnames are given in parentheses, as are the parish code numbers.

275. St. Alban Wood Street (2)

Estate before 1548: 2, 62, 100, 131, 155.

a. MS 7673/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1584–1639: rents (2, Holborn Bridge); at end, copy grant 1584 of land in par. to build shops, and a/c for cost of building. MS 7673/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1637–75: rents as in preceding vol. MS 7674, overseers' a/cs 1627–75, incl. (at end) assessment arranged by street, 1628.

b. MS 1264/1, vestry min. bk. 1583–1676: mostly par. business, incl. memorandum 1610 of dispute over par. lands; (at end), assessment 1649.

276. All Hallows Barking (4)

Estate before 1548: 4, 34, 48, 62,126, 127, ?141. See also GL, MS 10008: extract from certificate, late 16C.

The registers are at the church.

277. All Hallows Bread Street (5)

Estate before 1548: 5, 62.

278. All Hallows Gracechurch (Lombard Street) (9)

Estate before 1548: 9, Bell Alley, Lyon Alley.

a. MS 1853: deed 1576 (43); MS 18994, copy of same 1694.

b. MS 18486: vol. comp. 1813 of copy wills and deeds from 1548, copied from 'Old Book' (9, 43, 68, 118, 149). MS 19003: vol. similar to MS. 18486, comp. c. 1723, incl. abs. of leases from 1669, description of par. lands.

c. MS 4051/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1614–84: rents (unidentified), annuities (9, 43, probably 118).

d. MS 4049/1, vestry min. bk. 1618–53: incl. business relating to par. houses; memorandum 1664 of par. bounds; assessments; (inverted at end) extracts from wills (as in MS 18486); copy of foundation survey 1669; abs. leases 1639–64 (9, 43). MS 4049/2, vestry min. bk., 1667–1702; incl. business relating to par. houses and rebuilding.

e. MS 19273, 19C legal papers: incl. draft abs. title, copy deeds, etc., from 1670 (9, 118).

279. All Hallows the Great (10) Estate before 1548: 10, 96.

a. MS 2142: copy leases etc. incl. lease 1669 (96).

b. MS 5170: vol. comp. c. 1780–1825, incl. copy wills and deeds from 1433, also disputes and decrees concerning par. land; view of par. houses 1614 (10, 96).

c. MS 818/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1616–1708: receipts from rents, repairs to church and other buildings.

d. MS 819/1, vestry min. bk. 1574–1684: business relating to par. houses; assessments arranged by street; (pp. 148–50) inventories, incl. lists of leases; (p. 215 et seqq.) copies of bequests and gifts to par.; (p. 242) a/c of rents of par., 1666.

280. All Hallows Honey Lane (11)

Estate before 1548: 11, 62, 71, 151, Milk Street.

a. MS 5026/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1618–1743: rents (111); repairs to church; contributions lists, 1642; assessment c. 1672, houses named.

b. MS 5022: register of BMB 1538–1697; assessments.

281. All Hallows the Less (12)

Estate before 1548: 12.

a. MSS 823/1, 2, churchwardens' a/cs 1630–51, 1651–86: rents (unidentified, 12); assessments.

b. MS 824/1, vestry min. bk. 1644–1830: incl. (flyleaf) note of leases (cellar under church); assessment.

282. All Hallows Staining (13)

Estate before 1548: unspec., but see b, below.

a. MS 7616: deeds and copies, 1597–1642 (13, 46, 141).

b. MS 4956/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1491–1550: rents, repairs; f. 185v, copy will 1350 (probably 60). MS 4956/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1533–1628 (partly duplicating MS 4956/1): rents, repairs; also copy wills and leases, from 1350 (13, 60, 71, St. Katharine by the Tower); f. 261, extract from bishop's register concerning church enlargement. MS 4956/3, churchwardens' a/cs 1645–1706: rents. MS 4958/1, churchwardens' rough a/cs 1558–73: rents, repairs; also clerks' wage rate assessments c. 1539–75, arranged by street. MS 4958/2: incl. rough a/cs 1574–8; rate assessments 1574–1605, arranged by street.

c. MS 4957/1, vestry min. bk. 1574–1655: business relating to par. houses; assessment 1652, arranged by street.

d. MS 90/2: 19C vol. of misc. extracts, incl. copy will 1577 (13, 141).

283. All Hallows on the Wall (London Wall) (14)

Estate before 1548: 14.

The parish of St. Augustine Papey (29) was united with this in 1442.

a. MS 3720: deed 1672 relating to gift of 1611 (19).

b. MS 5084: register of BMB 1583–1604; incl. at end, copy will, deeds, leases, 1611–72 (14, 19, 101).

c. MS 5090/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1455–1536 (not complete): apparently no rent income; repairs to church; printed in C. Welch, Churchwardens' Accounts of the parish of Allhallows, London Wall, 1455–1536 (1912). MS 5090/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1566–1681: rents (unspecified), repairs (church and almshouse); assessments.

284. St. Alphage (15)

Estate before 1548: 2, 15, 62.

a. MS 5752: vol. begun 1704 of abs. of wills, leases etc. from 1504 (15). MS 4854: 19C copy of preceding.

b. MS 1432/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1527–1553: rents, quit-rents, repairs (properties mostly unspecified; Wood St. mentioned 1530, Grub Street (62) 1536). MSS 1432/2–4, churchwardens' a/cs 1553–1677: rents; some memoranda about leases and fines; assessments.

c. MSS 1431/1, 2, vestry min. bks. 1593–1711: incl. business relating to par. houses; assessment 1596 arranged by street.

285. St. Andrew Castle Baynard (by the Wardrobe) (18)

Estate before 1548: 18, 71, 100.

a. MS 1339: copy lease 1613 to this and other pars. of Puddle Dock (18). MS 14399: copy agreement to buy rent-charge, 1638 (18).

b. MS 2088/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1570–1668: rent receipts, quit-rent payments (probably all 18); also incl. inquisition and evidence relating to patronage dispute, 1582–3; inventory of writings 1502–1656.

286. St. Andrew Cornhill (Undershaft) (19)

Estate before 1548: 19.

The parish of St. Mary Axe (101) was united with this in 1562 and the archive contains records relating to both parishes.

a. MS 4142: deeds, etc., 1364–1782 (19, 45, 101). MS 4143: deeds and copies, 1593–1832 (19). MS 4139: deeds, etc., 1634–1805 (19, formerly 101). MS 4149: 19C papers incl. extracts from wills, 16C–17C (19, 68, 148) and schedule of writings 1550–1662 (19). MS 1853: deed 1576 (43).

b. MS 4115: churchwardens' remembrancer, comp. c. 1620–5: incl. inventory of writings relating to par. properties from 14C; memoranda of rents due, and form of a/c 1625–6; memoranda of par. estates with dates of benefaction (19, 43, 101, 148). MS 4116: register of par. writings, comp. c. 1777–1850, probably taken from MS 4115. MS 4135: Benefactions Bk., comp. 1830, listing gifts to par. chronologically (pars. as in MS 4115, additional refs. to rents in Leadenhall Street, Lime Street, Pope's Head Alley). MS 4129: 'Trust Committee Remembrancer' of par. charities, 1840, incl. brief notes on origins.

c. MS 4147: arbitration 1522 in dispute over fraternity in church (101). MSS 4148, 4138: bishop's licence and letters patent for union of pars. 1561–2 (19, 101).

287. St. Andrew Holborn (20)

Estate before 1548: 20.

a. MSS 9613, 10598, 10599A/1: documents relating to John Thavie's estate, incl. copy will 1350, deeds and papers 1524–1784 (20); MS 10599A/1 also incl. lease 1653 (152). MS 10597: deeds etc. relating to Lady Hatton's Charity, 1588–1662 (62, 152). MS 4260/1: deeds relating to Stafford Charity, 1604–88 (20, 131). MS 4257: Stafford Charity documents incl. Fire Ct. decree 1670 (131).

b. MS 4525: 'Particular of legacies' comp. 1655, listing rents in Shoe Lane, Holborn, Fetter Lane; (at end) copy purchase of rent 1647 (20). MS 4523A: list of benefactions, comp. 1775–6, noting properties (20, 152) and date of benefaction. MS 14150 is copy taken from preceding c. 1818.

c. BL, Harl. Roll H 28: lightwardens' a/cs, 1477–8, incl. rent receipts, arrears; printed in C.M. Barron and J. Roscoe, 'The medieval parish church of St. Andrew Holborn', LTR 24 (1980). GL, MS 19592: churchwardens' a/cs, 1666–79: rent receipts, costs of rebuilding par. houses.

d. MS 4251/1, vestry min. bk. 1624–1714: business relating to par. houses (20, unspecified).

e. MS 4249, 'Bentley's Register 1584': collection of memoranda relating to par. incl. vestry mins. c. 1584–1614, with lease decisions etc.; notes of par. feoffees; notes on history of par., based on records no longer surviving. Printed in E. Griffith, Cases of Supposed Exemption from Poor Rates . . . with a Sketch of the history of the par. of St. Andrew Holborn (1831), and discussed in Barron and Roscoe, LTR 24 (1980).

288. St. Andrew Hubbard (21)

Estate before 1548: 21.

a. GL, Add. MSS 143–7: deeds and leases 1608–1627 (21). GL, MS 5068: 19C abs. of deeds and leases, 17C to 19C (21); also 19C schedule of par. bks. and papers incl. memoranda of properties.

b. MS 1279/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1454–1524: rents, repairs and quitrent payments (unidentified, probably in par.). MSS 1279/2, 3, churchwardens' a/cs 1524–1712: incl. rents from 1574.

c. MS 1278/1: vol. cont. register of BMB 1538–1600 and vestry mins. 1600–68, intermixed; mins. incl. business relating to par. houses, bonds, memoranda of gifts to poor and par. (21).

289. St. Anne and St. Agnes (23)

Extracts relating to the parish from the following and other records are printed in W. McMurray, The Records of Two City Parishes . . . SS. Anne and Agnes, Aldersgate, and St. John Zachary, London (1925).

Estate before 1548: 10, 23.

a. MS 6775A: papers incl. copy will 1463 (23), rough list of documents, 16C. MSS 9886/1, 2: deeds and leases, 1546–1675 (23).

b. BL, MS Stowe 861: register incl. copy will, deeds, statutes, for William Gregory's chantry, 15C to 16C (23). MS 9885: single folio 'Kalendar of Wylles', 1461–1523, probably comp. 16C (10, unspec.). MS 1605: bk. comp. late 16C of wills, deeds, leases, etc. from 1461 (10, 23, 62); also incl. a/cs for Gregory's lands (rents, repairs, quit-rents) 1553–1564 (23). MS 2294: schedule 1864 of title deeds from 15C (23), also list of gifts or annuities, no dates (62).

c. MS 9883, churchwardens' a/cs for Gregory's lands, 1564–5, par. revenues 1569–70: rents, quit-rent payments, repairs (probably 23). MS 9884, churchwardens' a/cs, payments only, c. 1571: repairs to church and par. houses. MSS 587/1, 1A, churchwardens' a/cs 1636–87: rents, fines, quit-rent payments, repairs.

d. MS 9882, churchwardens' vouchers 1560–1682: acquittances received for payments, incl. rents to Crown, repair works.

290. St. Anne Blackfriars (25)

Created c. 1544.

a. MS 9331: abstracts incl. abs. title to rectory estate, 1577–1694. MS 9201a: 18C case papers incl. copy grant, 1607 (25). MS 10518: documents 1611–1734 relating to charity school (18). MS 9297: papers incl. copy will 1659 (25).

b. MS 9266: 'Gift Bk.' or churchwardens' remembrancer comp. 1743– 1821; lists annuities, incl. rent charge given 1659 (25). MS 9289: 'Benefaction Bk.', comp. 1838; memoranda of par. estates, incl. abs. deeds, and gifts (25); notes on glebe (18).

c. MS 4511/1, vestry min. bk. 1669–1701: early years incl. information on rebuilding, church foundations, etc.

d. MS 3839: 18C translation of royal charter to par. 1608.

291. St. Antonin (Antholin) (26)

Estate before 1548: 10, 26, 95, 96, 145.

a. MS 7615: 18C and 19C papers incl. schedules of deeds from 1616 (26).

b. MS 1046/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1574–1708: rents, fines (20, 26); payments incl. a/c for building house by church, 1654.

c. MS 1045/1, vestry min. bk. 1648–1700: business relating to par. houses (26); at end, rent a/cs 1666–8 (20, 26, Shoreditch, Whitechapel); undated plans of houses in Field Lane (20), Whitechapel.

292. St. Augustine Papey (29)

The parish was united with All Hallows on the Wall (14) in 1442 and the fraternity of the Papey was then founded in the former parish church: see 99.

293. St. Augustine by St. Paul (Watling Street) (30)

Estate before 1548: 30, 53, 111.

a. MS 635/1, vestry min. bk.: incl. copy vestry orders 1601–1685, relating to par. houses (30, 73, Abchurch Lane); assessments 1626, 1644, 1654. MS 8901: 19C bk. of extracts from preceding (indexed); also cont. notes on charities, with abs. wills from 1503, notes of leases 17C and later (30, 73, Abchurch Lane). MS 10553: description of charities from Char. Com. report 1822, mentions old par. bks. and deeds no longer surviving.

294. St. Bartholomew by the Exchange (32)

Estate before 1548: 32, 48, 125.

a. MS 4390: deeds incl. covenant to levy fine 1654 (9).

b. MS 9920: 19C notes on par. endowments, 16C and later (9, 32).

c. MS 4383/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1598–1698: rents, fines, with annual inventory of evidences (9, 32, Southwark).

d. MS 4384/1, vestry min. bk. 1567–1643: business relating to par. houses (not usually identified); also copy wills from 1526, indexed (32); p. 302, inventory of goods in parsonage house 1619; p. 459, particular of gifts and legacies. MS 4384/2, vestry min. bk. 1643–76: business relating to par. houses; also (p. 19) copy will 1643 (32); assessments.

e. MS 8864: 19C case papers concerning lectureship endowment, citing will 1631 and other 17C deeds (9).

295. St. Bartholomew the Great (33)

Created 1544.

a. MS 4029: papers incl. copy wills 1563, 1632 (33, 42). MS 4009, leases 1622–1738 (33).

b. MS 6489/1: 19C 'Register of documents', extracts and copies from charters etc. relating to priory and parish from 12C. MS 6489/2: 19C register of deeds, wills, leases from 1563 (33, 42).

c. MS 3989/1, incomplete series of churchwardens' a/cs 1625–1699, in 1 vol.: rents (unspecified). MS 9165, churchwardens' rough a/c 1662–3: rent received and paid (33).

d. MS 3990/1, vestry min. bk. 1662–1710: memorandum of rents c. 1666; business relating to assessments and rebuilding.

e. MS 4047/1: assessment 1652. MS 6677/2: register of BMB 1647–1716, incl. list of contributors to steeple repair c. 1647.

296. St. Benet Fink (36)

Estate before 1548: 36, 116.

a. MS 1303/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1610–99: receipts from annuities and assessments; fine for lease 1665; dispute 1661 over houses (St. Swithin's Alley); assessments.

297. St. Benet Gracechurch (37)

Estate before 1548: 37.

a. MS 4057: churchwardens' remembrancer comp. 1610–96; memoranda of benefactions from c. 1380, leases, rentals 1627–30 and 1653 (37); (p. 21) note of rent 1579 (9).

b. MS 1568, churchwardens' a/cs 1548–1723: rents, fines, quit-rent payments (37, unspecified).

c. MS 4214/1, vestry min. bk. 1631–1758: business relating to par. houses; 18C abstract of par. gifts and rents (37); assessment 1631, with much topographical detail; 'copy' assessment, ?c. 1631, houses named, possibly incomplete.

298. St. Benet Paul's Wharf (38)

Estate before 1548: 38, 141.

a. GL, Add. MSS 198, 239: lease and copy, 1533 (38). GL, MS 1339: copy lease 1613 to this and other pars. (18).

b. MS 887, 'Register of Bequests', begun late 17C or 18C: extracts from MSS 877/1, 878/1; (pp. 31, 54) Fire Ct. Decrees (38); (p. 73), list of writings relating to tens. in par., 1626–71.

c. MS 878/1: vol. cont. churchwardens' a/cs 1605–48, incl. rents; vestry mins., 17C, incl. memoranda of leases, purchases, bequests (18, 38, 116, 150); assessments 1608–9, arranged by street.

d. MS 877/1, vestry min. bk. 1579–1674: incl. business relating to par. houses from 1640s; (p. 353) memoranda 1585, 1596, of tenants of shed belonging to par.

299. St. Benet Sherehog (39)

Estate before 1548: 39, 112.

300. St. Botolph without Aldersgate (42)

The records described below include those for the fraternity of the Trinity, St. Fabian, and St. Sebastian in the parish church.

Estate before 1548: 42, 60, 149.

a. GL, Add. MSS 57–80, 82–9, 92–8, 100–11, 118–127, 129, 132, 192–3: wills, deeds etc., 14C to 17C, par. and fraternity property (42). GL, MSS 5141, 10905, 10905A, 10907, 10907A, 10909, 10912, 10912A, 10913: deeds, etc. 15C to 17C (42). MS 10912B/1: deeds, 16C to 18C (42, 75). MS 10911: documents relating to John Morley's charity, 1589 (75). MS 10911A: deeds, 1592 (99). MS 10908: deeds and copies, 16C to 19C (112). Oxford, New College Archives, 9583: 18C abs. title, 14C to 16C, to par. property (42).

b. BL, Add. MS 37664 (Davis, no. 625; Register of the fraternity of the Holy Trinity and SS. Fabian and Sebastian in St. Botolph without Aldersgate, ed. P. Basing, LRS 18, 1982): cartulary of parish fraternity, comp. 14C and 15C, of wills, deeds, leases, 13C to 15C (8, 42); incl. a/cs for rents, repairs, quit-rent payments, c. 1432–56.

c. GL, MS 1473/1: bk. of 'parish rents and gifts', comp. 1667 and later: abs. deeds and memoranda, 14C to 17C (33, 42, 62, 74, 75, 99, 112, 131); rental c. 1667, noting leases, quit-rents; memoranda of leases granted, 1654–1744. MS 1473/2: similar bk., comp. end 18C. MS 6641: bk. of 'copies of records', comp. 18C or 19C, probably mostly from MSS 1473/1, 1453/1; also incl. parliamentary survey 1650 (rectory); table of benefactors and gifts, 1559–1694. MS 1461: schedule comp. c. 1840 of deeds and documents: lists surviving deeds from 1307, deeds noted in MS 6641, and 'deeds not previously listed', 14C to 18C (42; one deed for 149).

d. MSS 1454/1–105: churchwardens' a/c rolls 1466–1636, incomplete series: rents, repairs, quit-rent payments (42, 149, some uncertain). MS 1455/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1638–79: rents, fines, quit-rent payments (42, 112, uncertain); assessments.

e. MSS 1453/1, 2: vestry min. bks. 1601–78: business relating to par. houses; MS 1453/1 begins with list of benefactors.

301. St. Botolph without Aldgate (43)

Estate before 1548: 43, 47.

a. MSS 3485–6: will, leases, etc. 1557–1863 (43). MSS 3606/1, 2: deeds etc. 1574–1857 (43, 113). MSS 9961, 9964–7, 9969: deeds etc., 13C to 18C (43). MSS 4482, 9962–3: deeds etc., 16C to 19C (78). MS 9970: deeds etc., 1597–1623 (St. Katharine's precinct).

b. BL, MS Cotton App. xix (Davis no. 626): cartulary. 15C–16C (43, 77, 78, 123). GL, MS 9236: bk of vestry mins. and memoranda, comp. 1583– 1640 and later, 3 vols. bound in 1; part 1, begun 1583, incl. copy wills, deeds, memoranda and vestry mins. to c. 1614 (43, St. Katharine's precinct); part 2, begun c. 1605, register of vestry orders, incl. business relating to par. houses, and (p. 51) inventory of writings (43, 78); part 3, later 17C, is particular of deeds, 1397–c. 1687 (43, 78). MS 2636: 17C vol. relating to John Webster's gift, incl. copy grant (43). MS 2630. 'Trust Money' bk., 19C: list of annuities from 1468 (43, 46, 78, Billiter Lane, Blackfriars); abs. of title deeds from 1562, with later plans (43). MS 2633: 19C vol. relating to Robert Dow's gift, 1605–1704 (43).

c. MS 9235/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1547–99, 2 parts bound in 1: part 1, fair a/cs 1547–85, some rents, repairs; part 2, rental 1559 of poor's lands (43) and rent a/cs, with fines, repairs, 1559–99. MS 9235/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1586–1691: rents, fines (in many years not itemized). MS 9237, churchwardens' poor a/cs, Portsoken ward, 1622–78: rental, rent receipts and mins. relating to same properties (43). PRO, SC11/32: rent rolls of poor's lands, 1653, 1665, 1678–9 (43, 78, Holborn, East Smithfield, Whitechapel).

d. Bodl, MS Rawl. D 796B (GL microfilm 427): vol. comp. c. 1633 by par. clerk, incl. a/cs of wardmotes 1622–37; list of Portsoken ward's evidences and bonds; extracts from par. vestry min. bks. 1605–24, incl. material relating to par. houses (43); abs. of deeds and writings, 16C to 17C (43, 78); copy deeds etc. from vestry min. bk. c. 1468–1601 (43); material relating to Portsoken; some a/cs 1614–22, incl. rents.

e. MSS 9234/1–7: vols. of par. clerks' memoranda, 1583–1600, incl. vestry mins. relating to par. houses (tables of contents in most vols. indicating subjects); extensive BMB information. MS 9223: register of BMB 1594– 1607; also incl. rental, par. clerks' memoranda, and vestry mins. relating to par. estate, 1614–16 (43; partly illegible). MS 9234/8: vol. of par. clerks' memoranda 1617–25, 1640s–1672, incl. vestry mins. relating to par. houses; BMB information. T. R. Forbes, Chronicle from Aldgate (New Haven, Conn., 1971) uses information from MSS 9234/1–8 and 9223, also BMB Registers MSS 9220, 9221, 9222/1.

302. St. Botolph Billingsgate (44)

Estate before 1548: 44, 56, 83, 108, 134, 148.

a. MS 59 (Davis, no. 627): register, comp. 1418–1530, of deeds and wills 13C to 16C (10, 19, 44, 56, 83, 85, 108, 134, 148, 152, Lombard Street).

b. MS 942/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1603–74: incl. rents, fines (44).

c. MS 943/1, vestry min. bk. 1592–1673: incl. few mins. relating to par. houses; assessments 1592, 1593, 1606, arranged by street and wharf.

303. St. Botolph without Bishopsgate (45)

Some of the parish's endowment was transferred to the Bishopsgate Institute at its foundation in 1894, and its title deeds (16C to 19C) probably form part of the uncatalogued collections there; see 454, below. Estate before 1548: 45, 48, 58.

a. MS 4524/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1567–1632: rents (probably 45). MS 4524/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1632–62: rents, fines (probably 45); (ff. 123, 139) agreement and a/c for building almshouses in churchyard, 1649; occasional inventories and valuations of paupers' goods. MSS 4525/1–4, churchwardens' rough a/cs, annual bklets. 1627–65, bound as 4 vols.: running receipts, incl. rents and payments, as in MSS 4524/1–2; binding of MS 4525/1, 1621 bklet., is 17C plan of 'A Watte Courte'. MS 1517, churchwardens' a/cs 1664–6: rents.

b. MS 4526/1, vestry min. bk. 1619–90: business relating to par. houses; at end, copies of gift deeds (45).

304. St. Bride (46)

Estate before 1548: 46.

a. MSS 6617/1–9: copy wills, deeds etc. (46, 78, 92, 152). MSS 3595, 6630, 14834: leases etc. 1623–1893 (46). MS 9341: Fire Ct. decree 1668 (46).

b. MS 14822: benefactors' bk. comp. late 17C; abs. and copy wills and deeds, 1635–75 (46, 78, 92, 152). MS 14824: similar bk. comp. 18C; lists benefactions (mostly money, one house). MS 6618: rough par. terrier, 19C; lists benefactions from 1432 (46, 78, 92, 152).

c. MS 6557/1, lease bk. 1647–1731: leases, Fire Ct. decrees; (pp. 59–63) rental 1666 (46).

d. MS 6652/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1639–78: rents, fines, quit-rent receipts and payments (46). MS 6553, churchwardens' rough a/cs 1665–6 (few details). MS 6626: rent rolls 1669, 1732 (46). MS 6567: bk. of churchwardens' receipts for Sandbach charity, 1606–1714 (78, 92, 152), rent 1610–30 (Fleet Street).

e. MS 6654/1, vestry min. bk. 1645–65: incl. business relating to par. houses (46), lease of rectory c. 1645.

f. MS 14819: list 1666 of householders of 46, 54, 92, with claims for burnt properties. MSS 6570/1–3: 3 vols. of par. papers 1665–1757 (contents listed in vol. 1), incl. claims, petitions, vestry orders, settlements relating to post-Fire rebuilding; list of new houses 1677. MS 6570A: 19C calendar of MS 6570, also abs. wills relating to par. and church, 1307–1732, from HR, PCC, etc. MS 6539: list comp. 1638 of wills requesting burial in par., 1274–1587.

305. Christ Church Newgate Street (47)

This parish was created in 1547 from the former parishes of St. Audoen or Ewen (27) and St. Nicholas Shambles (137), the intramural part of the parish of St. Sepulchre (152), and the former precinct of the Greyfriars; the Greyfriars church became the parish church.

a. MS 9264: bk. (much damaged), cont. register of BMB 1538–68; copy and transl. letters patent 1547 (sites of Greyfriars and St. Bartholomew's Hospital; churches and lands of 27, 137; tenements in 5, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 30, 38, 42, 45, 46, 54, 58, 63, 75, 92, 96, 98, 104, 112, 132, 135, 137, 144, 145, 149, 151, 152, 157, St. Sexburga); memoranda of vestry mins; valuation of goods of 27 and 137; view of church c. 1605.

b. St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Minutes of Board of Governors, vol 1: churchwardens' a/cs 1546–8, incl. rents (47).

c. MS 9163, 'Poor Rate Ledger', 1634–1704: assessments from 1634, arranged by street; at end, memoranda relating to par. houses.

306. St. Christopher (48)

Estate before 1548: 46, 48, 105.

a. MS 4424, 'Record Bk.' comp. 1483 to end 17C: incl. copy wills 1357– 1631 (9, 11, 32, 36, 48, 80, 81, 94, 105, 118, 124, 149); leases, 15C to 17C (48, 54, 105, 148); (f. 35) memorandum of par. lands, not dated; (ff. 139v– 140) extract from chantry certificate and grant (48, 54); some vestry mins. relating to par. houses; assessments, 16C; inventories of church goods, various dates. Partly printed (chiefly vestry mins., inventories) in Minutes of the Vestry Meetings and other records of the parish of St. Christopher le Stocks . . ., ed. E. Freshfield (1886).

b. MS 4423/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1575–1661 (Accomptes of the churchwardens of the Paryshe of St. Christofer's in London 1575–1685, ed. E. Freshfield, 1885–95): rents, quit-rent payments (48, 54); annual assessments c. 1575–96, some arranged by street; inventories of goods, incl. writings relating to 54. MS 4423/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1661–1735: rents, quit-rent payments (54); partly printed in Freshfield, Accomptes.

c. MS 4425/1, vestry min. bk. 1593–1731: business relating to par. houses (48, 54); assessments; partly printed in Freshfield, Minutes of the Vestry Meetings.

307. St. Clement Eastcheap (49)

Estate before 1548: 4, 36, 49, 56, 83, 125.

a. MS 10963: deeds etc. 1620–1912 (36, 49, 83).

b. MS 977/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1636–1740: rents, fines, quit-rents; (f.1) list of yearly annuities and rents (Bishopsgate Street, unidentified); (ff. 50v–56v, 371–2) memoranda of benefactions with abs. wills, deeds, leases, 15C and 17C (45, 49, 83, 94, 108, 112, 125, Finch Lane, unidentified).

c. MS 978/1, vestry min. bk. 1640–1759: business relating to par. houses; at front, memorandum of par. houses 1641 (49, Eastcheap, Finch Lane, unidentified).

308. St. Dionis Backchurch (51)

Estate before 1548: 45, 51, 88, 155, Fenchurch Street.

a. MS 11280A/1: par. papers incl. copy wills from 1581 (51, unidentified); Fire Ct. decree 1668 (51).

b. MS 17602: register of BMB 1538–1736; incl. on flyleaves view of houses, 1568 (51), charges of building cellar under parsonage house. MS 20213: list of par. benefactors, 1439–1726, comp. 18C (51). MS 1267/1: 19C vol. of abs. from par. records 1504–1854, incl. list of yearly gifts or annuities (51, unidentified).

c. MS 4215/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1624–1729: incl. rents, quit-rent payments (51); assessment 1631; at end, plan of churchyard 1669.

d. MS 4216/1, vestry min. bk. 1647–73: business relating to par. houses.

309. St. Dunstan in the East (53)

Estate before 1548: 4, 10, 53, 83, 108, 141, 145.

a. MS 7883: bk. of benefactions, comp. 1761 and later; incl. abs. wills and deeds from 1444 (13, 53, 106, 149, Mark Lane, Water Lane); rental and plans of par. lands, 1761.

b. MS 4887: 'Ancient Record Bk', begun c. 1494, much stained; incl. copy wills and leases, 1433–1556 (4, 13, 53, 83, 116, Mincing Lane); churchwardens' a/cs 1494–1509, with rents, repairs, quit-rent payments (4, 53, 83, 108, 145, Crutched Friars); vestry mins. 1537–1651, incl. business relating to par. houses (53, 116, Old Fish Street).

c. MSS 7882/1, 2, churchwardens' a/cs 1635–84: incl. rents, fines, quitrent payments (53, 90, 116, Mincing Lane, Old Fish Street, Thames Street, Tower Street; also rent from Chamber for Leadenhall in 149); (p. 202) list of leases 1668–70.

310. St. Dunstan in the West (54)

Estate before 1548: 20, 46, 54.

a. MS 3784: wills and copy wills, 15C to 18C (46, 54, Holborn). MS 3757: deeds of John Land's charity, 1550–1847 (54).

b. MS 2983: register of deeds, agreements, etc., 1562–1648, relating to par. lands and annuities (54, 98, Fleet Street, Whitefriars); also relating to vicarage and tithes. MS 2984: similar register, principally leases, 1648– 1738 (54). MS 2979: bk. of benefactions and memoranda, comp. 1734; incl. table of benefactions from 16C, copy will 1623 (54); memoranda relating to par. boundaries 1536 and foundation of Sion College 1623; quit-rents payable by par. 1634; conveyance of advowson to par. trustees 1647; list of yearly rents c. 1650 (43, 54, Fetter Lane, Whitefriars). MS 18720: incl. extracts from Char. Com. Report, 1819–25, noting benefactions (43, 54, 98, Fleet Street).

c. MS 2968/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1516–1608: rents, fines, repairs (54, Fleet Street, Shoe Lane, unidentified); (ff. 125–6, 288–9, 323) copy wills (54, 98); (f. 301) list of pews and rents 1561; 1593–4, list of contributors to new churchyard, arranged by street. MS 2968/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1608–1628: incl. rents, fines, repairs (54, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street), quitrents received (54, 98); 1614, collection for church repair, arranged by street; MSS 2968/3–5, churchwardens' a/cs 1628–1681, similar to preceding vol.

d. MSS 3016/1, 2, vestry min. bks. 1588–1701: incl. business relating to par. houses.

e. MS 3783: assessments for scavengers' wages, 1628–30, arranged by street. MSS 2969/1–2: 2 vols. of assessments 1658–1671, arranged by street.

f. MS 3780: bk. of depositions about par. boundaries, 1600. MS 18717: papers relating to Dr. White's estate, incl. case papers and depositions about tithe and vicarage income 1620–1. MS 3781: bk. of depositions about title for case c. 1624. MS 18691: 19C papers about tithes, incl. copy licence, Chancery proceedings, ministers' a/cs, etc. from 1386. For papers concerning lands in 54 leased by the bishop of Chichester to the guild in the church of St. Dunstan 1548–57, see West Sussex RO, Ep. VI/ 54/1 (cf. 140c).

g. MS 14819: list 1666 of householders of 46, 54, 92, with claims for burnt properties.

311. St. Edmund Lombard Street (56)

Estate before 1548: 56, 62, 119. PRO, E135/4/55 is part of the original return to the chantry inquiry.

a. MS 4286: leases, 17C to 19C (56). MS 20437: 18C extracts from will, 1593 (56). MS 4281: 19C papers incl. copy will, chantry certificate, 16C (56); also copy letters patent, 1549, 1608 (9, 36, 44, 45, 56, 61, 93, 98, 100, 108, 141, 145, 149). MS 20390: Fire Ct. decrees (56).

b. MS 4268: Register Bk. of parish estates; lists endowments, benefactions, 1788.

c. MS 20391: papers, 1672–6, with notes of arrears of par. rents since Fire.

d. MS 20388–9: papers, c. 1670–1, rel. to rebuilding of church, incl. viewers' report on site.

312. St. Ethelburga (58)

Estate before 1548: 58.

a. MS 4241/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1569–1681; incl. rents, repairs (58); assessment most years, arranged by street.

313. St. Faith (59)

No estate recorded 1548.

a. MS 1339: lease 1613 to this and other pars. of Puddle Dock (18).

314. St. Gabriel Fenchurch (60)

Estate before 1548: 60.

315. St. George Botolph Lane (61)

Estate before 1548: 61, 90, 108.

a. MS 11020: Fire Ct. decree 1671 (44).

b. MS 4791: register of BMB 1546–1617; also incl. memorandum of laystall at Billingsgate 1592–3, notes of burials in church and yard c. 1390– 1597; odd vestry mins., 1590s.

c. MS 951/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1589–1695: incl. rents, repairs (44, 61); some vestry mins. incl. business relating to par. houses.

d. MS 952/1, vestry min. bk. 1600–85: principally elections.

316. St. Giles Cripplegate (62)

Estate before 1548: 15, 62, Swan Alley.

a. MS 6085: vol. cont. register of wills and leases, c. 1500–1651 (62, 144, Watling Street); also incl. a/cs for John Sworder's charity (see b, below). MS 11828: bk. of abs. of title deeds to par. estates from 1323, comp. mid 18C and later (23, 62, 87, 144, 155, Bread Street, Philip Lane, Thames Street). MS 6086: bk. of wills extracts, c. 1500–1788, much faded, and MS 6087, 19C copy of same, made when more legible (62, 144, 155, Fetter Lane, Watling Street). MS 9354: churchwardens' remembrancer of charitable bequests, 16C to 18C, comp. late 18C (62, Fetter Lane, Holborn, Philip Lane, Whitechapel, unidentified).

b. BL, Add. MS 12222, churchwardens' a/cs, 1570–80, 1596–1607: rents repairs (62, unidentified); also incl. some vestry mins. 1575–6 about letting Quest House. GL, MS 6047/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1648–69: rents (62, 144, 155, Aldgate, Philip Lane, unidentified). Cf. MS 6085, incl. a/c for John Sworder's charity lands 1581–1618; rents, repairs (62).

c. MS 6048/1, vestry min. bk. 1659–1808: incl. business relating to par. houses, leases (23, 62, Mile End, unidentified).

317. St. Gregory (63)

Estate before 1548: 9, 42.

a. MS 12190: petition c. 1686 with 2 plans relating to apportionment of St. Paul's churchyard.

b. MS 1336/1, vestry min. bk. 1642–1701: incl. details of repairs to church 1642–6; lease of rectory, 1663.

c. MS 25652: rate bk., 17C.

318. St. Helen (64)

No estate recorded 1548.

a. MS 10914: deeds and papers, 1599–1761 (42, 64, 73, 141, Houndsditch).

b. MS 3516: Benefactors' Bk. comp. c. 1784–1800; memoranda of benefactions (64, 73, 141); list of deeds (64, 73, 141). Bodl, MS Rawl. D 1480, ff. 402–5: 18C extracts of grants to par., 1599–1696 (64, 73, 141).

c. MS 6836, churchwardens' a/cs 1565–1654: rents; also (from f. 262) copy leases, extracts from wills (64, 73, 141); (ff. 282, 305 et seqq.) tithe assessments 1589, 1653, and related case. MS 6844/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1655–1715: rents.

319. Holy Trinity the Less (67)

Estate before 1548: 67, 152, Old Fish Street.

a. MS 7299: misc. 18C papers incl. copy notes relating to case, with abs. will 1375 (114).

b. MSS 4835/1, 2, churchwardens' a/cs 1582–1725: rents, repairs (incl. rebuilding of church 1606); at end of MS 4835/1, vestry orders, memoranda of leases.

320. St. James Garlickhithe (71)

Estate before 1548: 9, 10, 13, 54, 67, 71, 74, 81, 93, 96, 114, 127, 152.

a. MSS 4843, 7043, 7047: deeds, 1550–1671 (71). MS 4844: deeds, 1446– 1500 (152). MS 4838: 17C copies of chantry certificate (9, 10, 13, 67, 71, 74, 81, 93, 96, 114, 127, 152). MS 7299: 17C to 18C papers incl. case 1664 (114).

b. MS 4820: vol. comp. 1750–1817, cont. copy wills and abs. titles to par. estate from 1375 (9, 67, 71, 74, 93, 96, 114, 152); abs. of gifts or annuities (71, Addle Hill, Black Swan Alley, Wood Street).

c. MS 4810/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1555–1627: rents, fines, repairs (67, 71, 74, 93, 96, 114, 152): (pp. 254–5) list of former chantries and lands (10, 67, 71, 74, 93, 96, 114, 127, 152, Fleet Street, Gracechurch Street); (p. 256) copy will 1572 (71). MS 4839, churchwardens' rent rolls c. 1625, 1626, 1629, 1648 (estate as in MS 4810/1, above). MS 4810/2, churchwardens' a/cs, 1627–99: rents, fines, etc. (as in MS 4810/1); (p. 144) memorandum 1653 of delivery of writings, listed. MS 4824: a/c of annual distributions to poor, 1598–1630; incl. at end, note of costs of building vestry house, 1598.

d. MS 4813/1, vestry min. bk. 1615–93: business relating to par. houses, copy wills and leases, extract from chantry certificate (as MS 4838). MS 4813/2, 'Vestry Book' 1643–86: record of elections of officers; at end, list of leases c. 1666–71.

321. St. John the Evangelist (73)

Estate before 1548: 73, 83.

322. St. John Walbrook (74)

Estate before 1548: 43, 74, 118, 124, nr. London Wall.

a. MSS 4881/1, 2: deeds, 1644–1850, with plans 1674 (74). MS 579: Fire Ct. decree 1671 (74).

b. MS 580: list of par. rents and annuities, 1673 (74, Finch Lane, unidentified). MS 581/1: vol. comp. c. 1720; (ff. 5–14) copy deeds, wills, Fire Ct. decree, from 1403 (74, 124); (ff. 15–16) list of annuities (67, 74); (ff. 23–33) list of par. bks. incl. contents of a lost register of deeds begun c. 1615 (67, 74); (f. 34) schedule of deeds; (f. 47v) plan of plot near churchyard 1751. MS 581/2: bk. of copy inventories of deeds, bks., etc., as in MS 581/1, signed by succeeding churchwardens. MS 455: memoranda incl. copy deeds relating to Lawrence Campe's charity, 1610–1887 (74); also incl. a/cs for rent from same, 1614–1853.

c. MS 577/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1595–1679: rents, quit-rents, fines; at end, list of goods bought, ? from departing tenant, 1644.

323. St. John Zachary (75)

Extracts relating to the parish from the following and other records are printed in W. McMurray, The Records of Two City Parishes . . . SS. Anne and Agnes, Aldersgate, and St. John Zachary, London (1925).

No estate recorded 1548.

a. MS 9516: view 1565 of tenement in dispute with Wax Chandlers' Company (75).

b. MS 1619: schedule of annuities etc., comp. c. 1730–1822, listing wills etc. from 1430 (75, 159).

324. St. Katharine Coleman (77)

No estate recorded 1548.

a. MS 7728: deeds, leases, etc. 1626–75 (77). MS 7743: misc. par. papers 1616–1846, incl. receipts and bonds, probably associated with leases. MS 7742: copy wills etc. 1607–1729 (unidentified and outside London).

b. MS 1131: bk. of memoranda of par. bequests, comp. 1658 and later, incl. abs. wills, deeds from 1596 (77).

c. MS 1124/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1609–71: rents, annuities; numerous assessments, mostly arranged by street; (f. 113) copy lease 1630 (77); (ff. 249v–254v) abs. wills etc. from 1569 (77).

d. MS 1125/1, 'Choice of Par. Officers 1626–1751': incl. vestry mins., business relating to par. houses; assessment, c. 1653, arranged by street. MS 1123/1, vestry min. bk. 1659–1727: incl. business relating to church and burials; names of signatories to oath of allegiance 1663.

325. St. Katharine Cree (78)

Estate before 1548: 94.

a. MS 1213: deeds, leases (incl. leases of rectory) 1612–1777 (78).

b. MS 7896, 'Benefactors' Bk.', begun 1728: memoranda of wills, gifts etc., from c. 1605 (43, 78).

c. MS 1198/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1650–91: rents, fines (43, 78); tithe receipts; payments incl. rent for rectory; inventory 1650 of deeds and evidences (43, 78). MS 7706: leaves from overseers' a/c bk. 1638–42; assessments, receipt of annuities.

d. MS 1196/1, vestry min. bk. 1639–1718: incl. mins. and copy agreements relating to par. houses.

326. St. Lawrence Candlewick Street (Pountney) (80)

The parish church became the college of Corpus Christi and St. John the Baptist, with endowments given by Sir John de Pulteney and others, c. 1332. The college was dissolved in 1548 and the church became purely parochial again. See H. B. Wilson, A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney (1831); incl. extracts from par. and other records.

Estate before 1548: 12 (rectory and property), 80, 98 (rectory).

a. MS 3936: copy will 1549 (80). MS 3933: 'Sundry papers 1599–1834', incl. bond 1599 (80), petition 1671 (85).

b. MS 3907/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1529–1681 (not paginated): rents, fines, payments incl. lease of rectory; assessments most years from 1584, arranged by street from c. 1647; copy will, 1549 (80); schedules of fixtures in house let to minister, c. 1582, 1594.

c. MS 3908/1, vestry min. bk. 1614–73, incl. some business relating to par. houses (80, 85).

327. St. Lawrence Jewry (81)

Estate before 1548: 62, 81, 104, 116, 127, 145, Aldermanbury. In the later 16th and 17th centuries the parish held property in: 44, 62, 67, 80, 81, 116, 127, 145, and a quit-rent (from 1637) in Cheapside.

a. MS 2593/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1579–1649: rents, fines, repairs, quitrent payments (estate above); also incl. inventory of lands, 1580–1; contributions to and repairs of church, 1587–8; memorandum of purchase of house, 1606–7 (145); remembrance of writings, 1614–15; memorandum of leases 1616–17 (80, 81); signed receipts for lease of rectory, most years. MS 2593/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1640–97: rents, fines, repairs, quit-rent payments (as above).

b. MS 2590/1, vestry min. bk. 1556–1669; incl. business relating to par. houses (estate above); (p. 1) note of gift of land in 67; (p. 8) rental 1559; (pp. 118–19) ref. to view of ten. at Puddle Wharf, 1598; (p. 426) schedule of goods in vicarage house, 1653; (pp. 432–7) settlement of vicar's stipend, charged on par. lands, 1652–3; (p. 611) Fire Ct. decree (Cheapside); inverted at end, schedule of wainscot in vicarage house, 1614. MS 2590/2, vestry min. bk. 1669–1720, incl. grants of post-Fire leases.

c. PRO, E101/675/44: tithe list, 1586. GL, MS 6974: register of BMB 1538–1605, incl. assessment 1643, arranged by street.

328. St. Leonard Eastcheap (83)

Estate before 1548: 10, 12, 44, 83, 87.

a. MS 9372: 19C bk. of extracts from vestry mins. 1664–1790 (original apparently now lost) relating to par. estates (83, 87, Gracechurch Street).

329. St. Leonard Foster Lane (84)

Estate before 1548: 42, 46, 62, 84, 100, 128, 134, 148.

330. St. Magnus (85)

Estate before 1548: 85, 87, 131, 157, Gracechurch Street.

a. MS 1184, lease bk. 1668–1885: copy leases (85, 87); 18C plans.

b. MS 1179/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1638–1734: rents (annual rental), fines, repairs, quit-rent payments; at end, plans (late 17C), note of par. bounds 1663, inventory of leases 1664, copy Fire Ct. decree 1667 (85), petitions about rebuilding church, memoranda of areas cut off par. lands before rebuilding.

c. MS 2791/1, vestry min. bk. 1667–1782: incl. business relating to rebuilding of par. houses, with plans.

331. St. Margaret Bridge Street (87)

Estate before 1548: 21, 56, 82, 87, 125, unspec.

a. MS 1174, parish cartulary comp. c. 1477–84 with additions (Davis, no. 628; A. G. Dyson, 'A Calendar of the Cartulary of the Parish Church of St. Margaret, Bridge Street . . .', Guildhall Studies in London History, vol. 1, no. 3 (1974), 163–91): copy and abs. wills and deeds 1220–1484 (4, 21, 44, 56, 61, 85, 87, Mark Lane; also refs. to 15, 83, 131, 135); (ff. 95v– 97v) abs. wills 1625–39 (Anchor Lane).

b. MS 1176/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1576–1678: rents, fines, repairs, payment of quit-rent (87, unspecified); assessment 1599.

c. MS 1175/2, vestry min. bk, 1578–1789; business relating to par. houses; note, c. 1581, of sittings in church; at end, 18C memorandum of some legacies and gifts.

332. St. Margaret Lothbury (88)

Estate before 1548: 88, 92, 155.

a. MS 8871: leases etc. 1607–60 (88, 155).

b. MS 4352/1, vestry min. bk. 1571–1677 (The Vestry Minute Book of St. Margaret Lothbury, ed. E. Freshfield, 1887): incl. business relating to par. houses (88); assessments.

c. MS 8861: misc. churchwardens' papers, 1577–1684, incl. memorandum of par. bounds, 1657.

333. St. Margaret Moses (89)

Estate before 1548: 43, 46, 51, 89, 131, 138, Distaff Lane.

a. MS 10137: 16C copy chantry certificate (89).

334. St. Margaret Pattens (90)

Estate before 1548: 53, 90, unspec.

a. MS 4569: vol. of inventories etc., 15C and 16C (fragmentary), incl. memoranda of par. estates, comp. c. 1470, with copy deeds (53, 90, 93). MS 4572: churchwardens' remembrancer, comp. c. 1704–40: inventory of deeds, late 17C (53, 90). MS 4573: similar vol. comp. c. 1772, incl. abs. lease 1645 (53).

b. MSS 4570/1–3, churchwardens' a/cs 1506–1760: rents, fines, repairs (53, 90, unspecified); MS 4570/2 also incl. a vol. with vestry mins., early 17C, with business relating to par. houses.

c. MS 4571/1, vestry min. bk. 1640–83; incl. copies of earlier mins., probably from MS 4570/2; business relating to par. houses (53, 90); abs. wills, copy agreements; at end, copy legal proceedings, 16C (53); memorandum of leases 1565–1662.

d. MS 4579: legal papers 1543–1762, relating to property disputes, incl. copy wills and leases, Fire Ct. decree (90). MS 4575: copy Exchequer judgment, 1554 (53, tenants listed).

335. St. Martin Ludgate (92)

Estate before 1548: 46, 49, 53, 92.

a. MS 1311/1 (Davis, no. 629): ff. 13–66, record bk., comp. 15C, of copy wills, deeds, pleas, from 13C (92; also (ff. 31v, 56–58) 46; (f. 33) 49; (f. 45) 137; (ff. 51v–55v) 104, 127, 141); ff. 1–12, 68-end, 16C–18C memoranda, vestry mins. 1576–1715, incl. business relating to par. houses, pew rents, assessments. MS 1334: 18C bk. of memoranda of gifts and rents, 1594– 1739 (10, 43, 85, 92, 152). MS 1512: 18C bk., material similar to preceding, incl. extracts from wills, abs. title (to 10).

b. MS 1313/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1649–90: rents (not located), repairs to parsonage house, memoranda of arrears on rates; inventory of furniture etc. in parsonage and vestry house, 1650.

c. For vestry mins. 1576–1715, see a, above.

d. MS 14819: list 1666 of householders of 46, 54, 92, with claims for burnt properties.

336. St. Martin Orgar (93)

Estate before 1548: 10, 49, 62, 93, 98, 125, 141, 157.

a. MS 968, 'Abstract Memorandum book, 1862': incl. copy and abs. wills from 1431 (93, 96, 141, 152, 157); lists of expired leases from 1658 (152, 157).

b. MS 959/1, churchwardens' a/cs and vestry mins.: (ff. 1–15v) rental and a/cs, c. 1469–71, rents, quit-rents, repairs (21, 49, 51, 62, 93, 96); (ff. 17v et seqq.) concurrent a/cs 1557–1707 and vestry mins., 1557–1631, rents, fines, business relating to par. houses (93, 141, 152, 157); (ff. 381v–382) signatures to 'Vow and Covenant', 1643; (ff. 388–396) copy deeds, wills etc. from 1547 (unspecified, 152, Lambeth Hill); (f. 396v) copy order of masses, 1240; (f. 397–9) inventory 1629 of writings from 1240 (49, 62, 93, 125, 141, 152, 157); (ff. 400v–401) signatures to 'Protestation', 1641. Lambeth, CM ix/14, churchwardens' a/cs 1517–1637: rents, repairs (49, 62, 93, 98, 125, 141, 157, Cock Alley, Raven Alley).

c. MS 959/2, vestry min. bk. 1644–95: principally elections, some business relating to par. houses; inverted in centre, notes of collections on briefs, 1644–81, sometimes listing contributors; notes of distribution of Cotton's gift to poor.

337. St. Martin Outwich (94)

Estate before 1548: 85, Watling Street.

a. MS 11405: deeds 1589–1707 (94).

b. MS 11396, 'Abstract of Charities', comp. 1735, 1771: 2 similar vols. of abs. deeds and wills from 1538 (14, 94).

c. MS 6842, churchwardens' a/cs 1508–28, 1537–46: rent or quit-rent (probably 94); assessment 1545, some locations; at end, copy deed and wills, 1536, 1543 (85). MS 11394/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1632–1743: no rent income, some legacies; c. 1640, notes of evidence (incl. 14); refs. 1645, 1664 to burials in Papey churchyard (14).

338. St. Martin Pomary (95)

Estate before 1548: 43, 95, Bishopsgate Street, ward of Farringdon within.

339. St. Martin Vintry (96)

Estate before 1548: 124.

340. St. Mary Abchurch (98)

Estate before 1548: 98, unspec.

a. MS 9450: vol. comp. c. 1732, incl. inventory of leases from 1647 (96, 98).

b. MS 3891/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1629–92: rents, fines, quit-rent payments (96, 98).

c. MS 3892/1, vestry min. bk. 1667–1749: incl. letting of tofts, 1668, 1671 (96, 98).

341. St. Mary Aldermanbury (99)

Estate before 1548: 99, 100, 151.

a. MSS 3598/1–2: 19C papers incl. copy deeds from 1580 (99), copy letters patent 1606 (rectory).

b. MSS 3556/1–2, churchwardens' a/cs 1570–92, 1631–77: rents, fines, annual tithe receipt, payments for quit-rents, farm of rectory, repairs (99).

c. MSS 3570/1–2, vestry min. bks. 1569–1763: incl. business relating to par. houses; assessments.

d. MSS 2500A/1–6: 6 assessments 1577–96 (no topographical detail).

342. St. Mary Aldermary (100)

Estate before 1548: 5, 10, 15, 44, 62, 100, 126.

a. MS 9048: misc. papers 1605–1861, incl. bond 1605 for repairs; lease 1672 (100); plan, late 17C (Bow Lane).

b. MS 4865: vol. comp. early 17C of abs. wills, deeds, memoranda relating to par. estate, 1569–1635 (43, 100, 131). MS 10991: papers incl. abs. comp. 1742 of leases from 1629 (100).

c. MS 6574, churchwardens' a/cs, 1597–1665: rents, fines, quit-rent payments (no details of locations). MS 4863/1, churchwardens' a/cs for poor, 1630–1708: income from gifts; assessments 1634.

343. St. Mary Axe (101)

The parish was united with St. Andrew Undershaft (19) in 1562; the records listed for that parish also include material relating to this.

344. St. Mary Bothaw (103)

Estate before 1548: 74, 93, 100, 103, ?124, 155.

a. GL, Add. MSS 492–505: leases 1594–1696, incl. plan 1680 (89).

345. St. Mary le Bow (104)

Estate before 1548: 26, 46, 104, 129, 145, 155, 156.

a. MS 7811: papers, 18C and 19C, incl. copy and abs. deeds and leases from 1538 (104).

b. MS 5006/1, vestry min. bk. 1675–1763: incl. (f. 339 et seqq.) abs. leases from 1668 (104).

c. MS 10917, 'Annals of St. Mary le Bow' by Thomas Lott: 19C MS history of church and parish, with notes on vaults and excavations.

346. St. Mary Colechurch (105)

Estate before 1548: 100, 105.

a. MS 66, churchwardens' a/cs 1612–1700: no rent income; rent and repairs paid for house for rector (105); numerous assessments.

b. MS 64, vestry min. bk. 1612–1701: principally elections; business relating to par. houses (105); assessments and collections; at end, lists of sittings in church, 1613–58.

c. Mercers' Company, Reg. of Writings ii: incl. (ff. 11–14v) tithe and other assessments for this par., 1558–1602.

347. St. Mary at Hill (108)

Estate before 1548: 4, 21, 48, 61, 83, 84, 108.

See H. Littlehales, The Medieval Records of a London City Church, 1420–1559 (EETS 1904–5, 2 pts.) for transcripts of much of MSS 1239/1–2.

a. MS 4809/1: deeds 1637–1737, relating to rectory and advowson.

b. MS 1239/2: vol. of wills and a/cs, begun 1486; (ff. 2–23v, 78–80, 106v, 113v–114v) wills, deeds, leases, memoranda 1323–1577 (21, 43, 48, 61, 83, 84, 108); (f. 24) inventory of goods in house, 1485 (Botolph Lane); (ff. 29–105, 112v) rental 1485 and a/cs 1485–1537, mostly summary of rents, repairs, quit-rent payments (21, 43, 48, 61, 83, 84, 108); at end, names of (some) parishioners, 1486.

c. MS 1239/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1420–31, 1477–1526, 1537–40, 1549– 59: rents, repairs, quit-rent payments (as in MS 1239/2); (ff. 125–40) inventory of goods in house, after 1525 (Billingsgate).

d. MS 1240/1, vestry min. bk. 1609–1752: incl. business relating to par. houses; 1635 (not paginated), note of leases, followed by inventory of writings, 1629 (83, 108, Eastcheap, St. Katharine's and East Smithfield); (ff. 40–1) rental 1637; (ff. 41v–42), list of gifts and annuities (44, 108, unspecified); at end, similar list of gifts and annuities, 1635–6; terrier of glebe, 1637.

348. St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street (111)

Estate before 1548: 81, 104, 111, 123.

a. MS 2596/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1518–1606: rents, fines, repairs, quitrent payments (11, 81, 104, 111, 123); (f. 1) copy will 1375 (111); also incl. some vestry mins., later 16C, relating to par. houses; assessments. MS 2596/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1606–67: rents, fines, quit-rent payments; (f. 1) copy will 1375 (111); some vestry mins. to 1619; assessments.

b. MS 2597/1, vestry min. bk. 1619–68: business relating to par. houses; (ff. 59, 67, 68–73) signatures to 'Protestation' and 'Solemn League and Covenant'; assessments incl. rate 1639 with topographical notes. GL, Add. MS 301 is an index to MS 2597/1.

349. St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street (112)

Estate before 1548: 10, 15, 112, 135.

a. MS 1339: copy lease 1613 to this and other pars. of Puddle Dock (18). MS 1346: leases 1644–1810 (112).

b. MS 1342, 'Account of gifts and legacies', comp. 1764–1835: copy deeds, leases from 1448 (18, 112); list of benefactions (112).

c. MS 1341/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1648–1721: rents, fines.

350. St. Mary Somerset (116)

Estate before 1548: 53, 116.

a. MS 5714/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1614–1701: rents, fines (properties not identified).

351. St. Mary Staining (117)

No estate recorded 1548.

a. MS 1542/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1644–1718: rents 1646–55 (probably 117).

352. St. Mary Woolchurch (118)

Estate before 1548: 105, 118, 119, 124, 132.

a. MS 1013/1, churchwardens' a/cs: rents, repairs, (118, Bearbinder Lane). MS 1012/1, vestry mins. 1647–72: leases, repairs (118).

353. St. Mary Woolnoth (119)

Estate before 1548: 119, Sherborne Lane.

a. BL, MS Harl. 877 (Davis, no. 630): register, comp. 15C to 16C, of deeds and wills from 14C (98, 119, 124). GL, MS 1005/1: register, comp. 16C to 19C, of deeds and wills from 14C (98, 119, 124; also refs. to 51, 96, 148, Fleet Street, unspecified).

b. MSS 1002/1A, 1B, churchwardens' a/cs 1539–1641: rents, quit-rents (119, 134, unspecified); some vestry orders; assessments.

354. St. Matthew Friday Street (120)

Estate before 1548: 120.

a. MS 1016/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1547–1678: rents, fines (120, unidentified); tithe assessment 1650; some vestry mins.; (f. 9v) list of deeds (Bread Street).

b. MS 3579, vestry min. bk. 1576–1743: incl. business relating to par. houses (120); abs. and copy leases of vestry and other rooms; assessments 1624, 1634.

355. St. Michael Bassishaw (123)

Estate before 1548: 43, 74, 123, ?unspec. See also PRO, E301/89: original certificate, 1546.

a. MS 2496: papers, copy deeds, leases, 1589–1816, and abs. or memoranda of deeds, 14C and later (123, possibly some unidentified).

b. MS 3505: 'Record and Assessment Bk.' cont. notes and abs. relating to par. and ward, c. 1610–63, incl. copy wills, leases (123); assessments by street; certificate of strangers, 1618; valuation of living, 1638.

c. MS 2601/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1617–1716: rents, quit-rents (123); repairs and paving, vestry and churchyard; assessment 1625. MS 1731/1, a/cs of Lady Bainton's charity, 1618–63: rents, also copy deeds from 1575 (123).

356. St. Michael Cornhill (124)

Estate before 1548: 9, 45, 108, 124, 151, Gracechurch Street.

a. MSS 392–405, 4091: deeds and leases from 1623 (124).

b. MS 4083: 'Ancient' bk., comp. 1693, of abs. and copy wills, deeds, and leases, 16C and 17C (32, 45, 124, 144). MS 4084: 19C copy of MS 4083. MS 4082: 19C vol. of copy papers, cases etc. relating to par. property from 16C (45).

c. MS 4070/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1455–76, 1547–1608 (see The accounts of the churchwardens of the parish of St. Michael, Cornhill, . . . from 1456 to 1608, ed. W. H. Overall, c. 1869–71): no early rents, some repairs to church; rents, quit-rents, 1547–1608 (45, 124, Cannon Street, Finch Lane); at end, memoranda incl. abs. wills, notes of deeds (32, Gracechurch Street); notes on site of Royal Exchange (32, 48, 124), list of obits; (f. 196) drawing of steeple, ?1421.

d. MS 4072/1, vestry min. bk. 1563–1697: business relating to par. houses, churchyard (32, 45, 124, 144); assessment by street 1624; extracts printed in Overall, Accounts.

357. St. Michael Crooked Lane (125)

Estate before 1548: 10, 80, 83, 85, 125, 149, unspec.

a. MSS 830, 832, 834: leases 1654–69 (125).

b. MS 2767: bk. of par. estates and donations, incl. copy wills, leases, vestry decisions, 16C to 17C (44, 98, 125, Westcheap); wills relating to quit-rents payable by Fishmongers' Company (85, 93, 112, Black Raven Alley).

c. MS 1188/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1617–93: rents, fines (98; unidentified, probably 125).

358. St. Michael Paternoster (126) with Whittington College

The parish church of 126 became a college of priests, with an almshouse attached, under the will of Richard Whittington (d. 1424). The endowment of the college was administered by the Mercers' Company, and the records relating to it are at Mercers' Hall (47). See J. Imray, The Charity of Richard Whittington (1968).

Estate (other than Whittington College) before 1548: 83, 96, 126, 136.

a. MS 5142, register of BMB 1558–1653: on flyleaf, note of gift 1620 (155).

359. St. Michael Queenhithe (127)

Estate before 1548: 81, 127.

a. PRO, E101/675/43: a/c of Hatherley's lands, 1482–3 (123, Baynards Castle, unidentified). PRO, E315/406, ff. 33–5, and PRO, E315/402, f. 35: a/c and rental of Hatherley's chantry in church of St. Michael Queenhithe, 1525–6 (123, 127, Baynards Castle). GL, MS 4825/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1625–1706: rents, repairs (127, unidentified); collections or assessments, 1642.

b. MS 4827/1, vestry min. bk. 1667–1808: business relating to par. houses, incl. leases (116, 127).

360. St. Michael le Querne (128)

Estate before 1548: 123, 126, 128, Leadenhall.

a. MS 805: register of deeds, leases etc. 1570–1837 (128, 131, 158).

b. MS 2895/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1514–1604: rents, fines, repairs (128, 131, 158); copy leases (128). MS 2895/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1605–1718: rents, fines (128, 131, 158); at end, memorandum of lease (?131).

361. St. Michael Wood Street (129)

Estate before 1548: 81, 129. See also PRO, SC12/11/44: certificate, 1546×48.

a. MS 1575: will 1422 (129). MSS 520–522: deeds relating to advowson, 17C.

b. Bodl, MS Rawl. B 377, f. 179r-v: 18C translation of deed 1392 (129).

c. MS 524/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1619–1718: rents, fines, payment of quit-rents (129, unidentified); collection for church repair, 1620–1. MS 525/1, poor rate a/c bk. 1644–1702: assessments; memoranda of leases 1654–5 (unidentified).

362. St. Mildred Bread Street (131)

Estate before 1548: 81, 127, 131, Smithfield.

a. MS 3470/1A, churchwardens' a/cs 1648–93: rents, fines, payment of quit-rents (112, 131, Golden Lane, Queenhithe, Stew Lane); annual lists of evidences (mostly unidentified).

363. St. Mildred Poultry (132)

Estate before 1548: 98, 105, 132.

a. MS 4429: register of BMB 1538–1724; between 1557–8, notes on par. lands (58, 132).

b. MS 62/1, vestry min. bk. 1641–1713: business relating to par. houses, incl. leases (132, unidentified).

364. St. Nicholas Acon (134)

Estate before 1548: 134, Abchurch Lane, Lombard Street.

a. MS 4060/1, vestry min. bk. 1619–1738: business relating to par. houses (134, Abchurch Lane); memorandum of dispute, 1636 (56, 134).

b. MS 4296: plan bk. 1761 incl. plans of par. estate and churchyard.

365. St. Nicholas Cole Abbey (135)

Estate before 1548: 114, 135.

a. MS 1533: fragmentary list of inhabitants of jurymen of par., 16C.

366. St. Nicholas Olave (136)

Estate before 1548: 127.

367. St. Nicholas Shambles (137)

Taken into Christ Church Newgate Street (47) in 1547.

a. St. Bartholomew's Hospital, SBL 9/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1453–1526: rents, payment of quit-rents (137, unidentified). Ibid., Minutes of Board of Governors, vol. 1, churchwardens' a/cs 1526–46: rents (137, Aldersgate Street, Cheke Lane, Pentecost Lane); assessments.

368. St. Olave Hart Street (141)

Estate before 1548: 141.

a. MS 861: register bk. comp. 1739 of wills, deeds, leases etc. from 16C (13, 58, 141, 155).

b. MSS 872/1–14: poor rate bks. 1647–78; assessments. MS 863: bk. of communion collections 1642–1707. MS 875: assessment 1661 for church repair.

369. St. Olave Old Jewry (142)

Estate before 1548: 77, 81, 132, 142.

a. MS 3057: register bk. comp. 1649 of abs. wills etc, 17C (2, 43, 157).

b. MS 4409/1,2, churchwardens' a/cs 1586–1705: rents, fines, payment of quit-rents, repairs (142, 157, unidentified); lists of evidences (2, 80, 98, 157).

c. MS 4415/1, vestry minute bk. 1574–1680: business relating to par. houses (142, 157); agreement 1614 with 88, 155, over ward responsibilities; collections and assessments; signatures to 'Solemn League and Covenant', 1643.

370. St. Olave Silver Street (144)

Estate before 1548: 144.

a. MS 1257/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1630–82: rents, some repairs (144, Pope Lane, St. Anne's Lane).

371. St. Pancras Soper Lane (145)

Estate before 1548: 26, 38, 54, 71, 85, 126, 128, 132, 145.

a. MS 5020 (Davis, no. 631): 'Evidence Bk.', comp. early 16C to 19C, of wills, deeds, leases, etc. (26, 38, 53, 62, 105, 126, 132, 145; (ff. 51–74) refs. to 20, 45, 54, 62, 67, 85, 88, 89, 90, 92, 95, 104, 116, 118, 120, 126, 128, 135, 156); (ff. 8–9) list of obits (105, 132, 145, Vintry); (f. 101) plan 1811 (145). MS 8656A: 19C extracts and translations from MS 5020.

b. MS 5018/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1616–1740: rents, repairs (62, 145, Houndsditch (possibly in 62), unidentified).

c. MS 5019/1, vestry min. bk. 1626–99: business relating to par. houses (62, 145, Houndsditch); assessments.

d. MS 7350: 18C bk. of rules relating to burials in churchyard, with plan.

e. PRO, E135/19/35: draft licence, 1534, to sell house in 126.

372. St. Peter Broad Street (le Poor) (148)

Estate before 1548: 148, unspec.

373. St. Peter Cornhill (149)

Estate before 1548: 14, 21, 58, 94, 149, 151, 'St. Albert', Leadenhall.

a. MS 4194, deeds and leases 1603–1879 (149). MS 10994A, copy deeds and papers, 17C to 19C (149).

b. MS 4158 (Davis, no. 632): cartulary comp. 15C, of wills, deeds (21, 61, 85, 94, 105, 118, 124, 149, 151, 155); (f. 249 et seqq.) copy proceedings relating to tithes, par. boundaries, etc. MS 70/1: vol. begun 16C, of lists and transcripts of deeds and wills, 14C to 17C (21, 61, 85, 94, 105, ?118, 149, 151, Bishopsgate ward); also (ff. 122–70) extracts from Cornhill ward bk., 1653–1733 (see 416, below). MS 70/2: 18C vol. incl. copy leases, transcripts, 17C to 18C (87, 88, 149, 155), and 18C plans. MSS 4210/1–2: 19C schedules of par. records and deeds.

c. Bodl, MS Rawl. D 897 (GL, Microfilm 426), churchwardens' a/cs 1664–90: rents and fines (props. not always identified but incl. 85 or 87, 149, 155).

d. MS 4165/1, vestry min. bk. 1574–1717; business relating to par. houses, incl. copy wills, views (85 or 87, 149, 155); assessments.

374. St. Peter Paul's Wharf (150)

Estate before 1548: 53, 62, 150. See also 17.

375. St. Peter Westcheap (151)

Estate before 1548: 151, unspec.

a. MS 645/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1435–45, 1535–6, 1555–1601: rents, payment of quit-rents, repairs (80, 151; possibly 53); (f. 161v) list of rents and charges, c. 1450; (f. 252 et seqq.) abs. and memoranda of wills, deeds etc. from 14C (53, 80, 151); 16C assessments by precinct. MS 645/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1601–1702: rents, fines (unidentified, probably 151); (f. 9v) memoranda about former par. land (80).

b. MSS 642/1, 2, vestry min. bks. 1619–1787: business relating to par. houses (probably 151); list of fittings in parsonage house, 1653; assessments, some by precinct or street. Bodl, MS Rawl. D 148, ff. 474–5: extracts from vestry bks. 1623–97.

376. St. Sepulchre (152)

Estate before 1548: 20, 42, 88, 152. See also PRO, SC12/11/47: certificate, 1548, with copy wills and rental (42, 88, 152).

a. MS 3281/1: deeds, 16C to 17C (152). MS 3183: deeds 1674–97 (incl. earlier refs.), Reeve's bequest (Threadneedle Street). MS 8928: deeds 1634–1877, Dickinson's charity (77).

b. MSS 7227, 7228 (copy): churchwardens' remembrancer, comp. 17C, noting endowments, leases, etc., 16C to 17C (9, 152, Blackfriars, Watling Street). MS 3209: record of donations to par., 1780–6, continuation of MS 7228 with refs. to it. MS 3215: 19C schedule of 17C deeds and leases (152).

c. MSS 3146/1, 2, churchwardens' a/cs, 1648–64, 1664–83: rent receipts, repairs (9, 152); ref. to annuity from Watling Street.

d. MSS 3149/1, 2, vestry min. bks. 1653–61, 1662–83; business relating to par. houses, incl. views (9, 152, Watling Street).

e. MSS 3121/1–3: tithe rate assessments 1657–72, arranged by precincts.

377. St. Stephen Coleman Street (155)

Estate before 1548: 155, unspec.

See E. Freshfield, 'Some remarks upon the Book of Records and History of the parish of St. Stephen, Coleman Street, in the City of London', Archaeologia 50 (1887), 17–57.

a. MS 4456 (Davis, no. 633): record bk. 1466–1832, incl. copy wills, 15C and later (46, 81, 155); also (p. 150), 15C note of par. boundaries; (pp. 1– 18) 15C and 16C inventories of church goods; (pp. 52–3) list, 1719, of par. rents (155, Old Fish Street). MS 4499: 18C schedule of par. deeds and documents, 17C to 19C (45, 155).

b. MS 4457/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1486–1509: rents, quit-rents, repairs (81, ?123, 155). MS 4457/2, churchwardens' a/cs, 1586–1640: rents (properties usually not specified); payment for purchase of rectory 1590; tithe assessments, some arranged by alleys, from 1592. MS 4457/3, churchwardens' a/cs, 1656–85: rents (155, Old Fish Street).

c. MS 4458/1, vestry min. bk. 1622–1726: business relating to par. houses, incl. views, sales, purchases (155, Old Fish Street).

378. St. Stephen Walbrook (156)

Estate before 1548: 87, 88, 118, 145, 156, 158.

a. GL, Add. MSS 181, 214, 215, 222, 244, 251, 261, 279, 289: deeds, 15C to 17C (156). GL, Add. MSS 161, 163, 172, 206, 263: deeds etc., 16C to 17C (38, 74, 93, 103, 127, 156). GL, Add. MS 308: deed, 17C (38). GL, Add. MS 245: extracts from will and evidences, 15C (13, 74, 156). GL, MS 3611: papers, 16C, incl. receipts for quit-rents, bill for repairs (145). GL, Add. MS 237: agreement 1484 (118, 156).

b. MS 3103: 16C vol. of copy deeds and leases, incl. rental (38, 74, 93, 103, 127, 156). MS 596: 18C schedule and abs. of deeds and leases, 16C and later (38, 74, 77, 93, 103, 127, 156, Duke's Place).

c. MS 593/1, churchwardens' a/cs, 1471–85, 1507–8, 1510–11, 1518–38 (odd years missing): rent receipts, repairs (88, 118, 145, 156, 158, Bucklersbury, Walbrook). MS 593/2, churchwardens' a/cs 1548–1637: rent receipts, 1548–9 (88, 145, 158, Walbrook); rent receipts, fines, repairs, 1549–1637 (38, 74, 93, 103, 127, 156); (ff. 1–4) vestry mins., 1570s–80s, with view (74); also incl. list of furniture in parsonage house, 1636–7. MS 593/3, churchwardens' a/cs 1578–81: rents (127, 156, London Stone); a/c for church repair, 1600. GL, Add. MS 292, churchwardens' a/c and rental, 1586–7 (38, 74, 93, 103, 127, 156). GL, Add. MS 207, churchwardens' a/c 1592–3: rents, but properties not located. MS 593/4, churchwardens' a/cs 1637–1748: rents, fines (properties not usually located); assessments. GL, Add. MS 240: a/c for repairs 1607 (38).

d. MS 594/1, vestry min. bk. 1587–1614: business relating to par. houses, incl. views (mostly unspecified, but incl. 93, Walbrook). MS 594/2, vestry min. bk. 1648–99: business relating to par. houses; views 1653, and later (38, 93, Cannon Street, unspecified).

e. MS 3106: assessment 1483–8. GL, Add. MSS 243, 260: assessments, 1664, 1679. GL, Add. MSS 175, 210, 225, 241, 248, 252, 254, 256, 262: misc. par. papers incl. bonds.

379. St. Swithin (157)

Estate before 1548: 49, 98, 104, 125, 157.

a. GL, Add. MSS 419–91: deeds and leases, 13C–18C (30, 49, 67, 98, 104, 125, 157; list in box).

b. MS 3349: 18C to 19C vol. of copy and abs. deeds from 1668, incl. refs. to pre-Fire leases (125, 157).

c. MS 559/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1602–1725: rents, fines, quit-rents received and paid (properties not usually located, but some in 157, Eastcheap).

d. MS 560/1, vestry min. bk. 1647–1729: business relating to par. houses, but not usually located; at end, inventory of goods in parsonage house c. 1647.

380. St. Thomas the Apostle (158)

Estate before 1548: 158, Old Fish Street, unspec.

a. MSS 675–683: deeds 1574–1671 (158; MS 675 also ref. to 152). MSS 760–1: papers incl. copy will and deeds 1536–76 (158). MS 764: par. papers incl. copy and abs. wills 16C and 17C (62, 158). MS 745: Fire Ct. decree 1671 (158).

b. MS 664/1: bk. of inventories and views of par. property, 1628–66 (158, Old Fish Street, Silver Street).

c. MS 662/1, churchwardens' a/cs 1612–1725: rents, payment of quitrents, repairs (158, Old Fish Street, Silver Street).

d. MS 663/1, vestry min. bk. 1659–1738: business relating to par. houses (158, Silver Street, unspec.).

381. St. Vedast (159)

Estate before 1548: 84, 123, 128, 159.

382. London parochial charities

GL. Deeds, late 13C to 17C, deposited by trustees of London parochial charities: 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 23, 30, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 54, 56, 62, 64, 71, 74, 75, 78, 80, 81, 84, 85, 87, 90, 93, 94, 96, 98, 99, 101, 103, 104, 111, 112, 116, 118, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 131, 136, 141, 145, 148, 149, 151, 152, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159. The deeds are arranged according to the parishes which owned the properties and there is a TS calendar with full index. The collection includes later deeds, some relating to other parishes.

383. London, non-parochial chapels and fraternities

The chantries in St. Paul's, and the chapels and fraternities of the guilds or companies, are not listed here: for these see above, 16–69 and 70–7; also Kitching, Chantry Certificate, 108–113, 191–224. See also 438, below.

a. Guildhall Chapel (St. Mary, St. Mary Magdalen, and All Saints). Built late 13C; college of priests founded 1356. Estate before 1548: 21, 62, 81, 159. See C. M. Barron, The Medieval Guildhall of London (1974).

b. Fraternity of Jesus 'in the Crowds' or 'under St Paul's'. Fd. 1453. Estate before 1548: unspec., but probably not London. For statutes, deeds, a/cs, see Bodl, MS Tanner 221, described and part printed in Registrum Statutorum et Consuetudinum Ecclesie Cathedralis Sancti Pauli Londinensis, ed. W. S. Simpson (1873), pp. 435–62, 483–4; f. 14, memorandum of sale of Bull Head Tavern, St. Martin's Lane.

c. Fraternity of Sixty Priests. Estate before 1548: 144, 158.

384. Churches and chapels outside london

A number of churches and chapels outside London held property in the city, usually chantry endowments lost in 1548. There is no systematic way of identifying all of these, but the following sources provide some guide. Collegiate churches are treated under 'Religious houses' (70–274).

a. Calendar of Wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London, 1258–1688, ed. R. R. Sharpe (1889–90).

Endowments in perpetuity are recorded for the following churches and chantries: Ash, Kent (125); Biddenham, Beds. (53, 123); Boylestone, Derbys. (Cheap, Vintry); Bromley, Kent (137); Chinnor, Oxon. (unspec.); Coventry, fraternity of Holy Trinity, St. Mary, and St. John the Baptist (Smithfield); Farthinghoe, Northants. (81); Finedon ('Thyngden'), Northants. (92); chapel of 'Grenge' Manor, nr. Gillingham, Kent (unspec.); Hellesdon, Norf. (9); Hitchin, Herts. (12); Hornchurch, Essex (58); Sevenoaks, Kent (4); Shottesbrook, Berks. (56); St. Olave's, Southwark, Surrey (51); Standon, Herts. (36, 88, Broad Street); Strood, Kent (93, 125).

b. Survey of ecclesiastical property in the city of London, 1392, in The Church in London 1375–1392, ed. A. K. McHardy (LRS 13, 1977).

The following held city property: Colney chapel, Shenley, Herts. (93); vicarage of Fulham, Middx. (Langbourn ward); chapel of Watton, Herts. (Walbrook ward); rector of Widmerpool, Notts. (Castle Baynard ward).

c. Chantry certificates. Published editions are listed in Texts and Calendars, ed. E. L. C. Mullins, (RHS: vol. 1, 1958, reprinted with corrections 1978; vol. 2, 1983). These editions are of varying value, and not all are indexed. Neither they nor PRO originals for churches outside London have been searched systematically, but there are London references in: Kent Chantries, ed. A. Hussey (Kent Arch. Soc. Records Branch, 1936); London and Middlesex Chantry Certificate, ed. C. J. Kitching (LRS 16, 1980); Sussex Chantry Records, ed. John E. Ray (Sussex Rec. Soc., 1930).

d. PRO, SC12/37/13: survey of collegiate chantry lands in London and Middlesex, c. 1548; refers to colleges of Fotheringhay and Irthlyngborough (157, 169) and chantries of Farthinghoe and Finedon, Northants. (see a, above).