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Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/ALH6

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1491-1968

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2.98 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Parish of All Hallows Staining, Mark Lane, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of All Hallows Staining is first mentioned in 1177; although the origin of the word 'Staining' in the name is unclear. It may be that the site belonged to the manor of Staines. Queen Elizabeth I gave thanks in this church after her release from the Tower of London. The building survived the Great Fire of 1666 but collapsed in 1671, undermined by too many burials. It was rebuilt, but was subsequently demolished in 1870 except for the tower. The church of All Hallows, Bromley-by-Bow, was constructed using the proceeds from the sale of the site. The parish of All Hallows Staining was united to the parish of St Olave Hart Street in 1870.

The Society for the Commemoration of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I was a dining and campanological society.

Information from The London Encyclopaedia, eds. Weinreb and Hibbert (LMA Library Reference 67.2 WEI).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of All Hallows Staining, Mark Lane, City of London, including registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns; Vestry minute books; Churchwarden's financial accounts; poor rate assessment books; tithe rate assessment books; and papers relating to parish poor relief.

The collection includes records of the Society for the Commemoration of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I comprising: minutes, 1683-1787; copy of annual address and rules, 1787; registers of subscribers to the annual dinners, 1766-8; and notes extracted from the minutes, 20th century.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The catalogue has been arranged in sections representing subgroups each with an initial letter code as follows: A Parish registers. B Vestry and parish officers. C Rate assessment and inhabitants lists. D Charities and estates.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the three churches (now united) were first deposited in 1901-2 and there have been several later deposits - including parish registers of St Olave Hart Street covering 1563-1704 received in 1993. The most recent deposits for the parishes of All Hallows Staining and St Katherine Coleman were made in 1953. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.


Related material:

United under Saint Olave, Hart Street (P69/OLA1). In 1891, administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of the parish of St Olave Hart Street was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation. Deeds relating to these gifts and bequests, 1570-1799, have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation. Please note that 24 hours' notice is required for access to records of the City Parochial Foundation.

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: April to June 2010.

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