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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/MRY2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1538-1950
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.69 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary Aldermanbury, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish church of Saint Mary Aldermanbury was rebuilt by Wren after the Great Fire in 1666. It was damaged by enemy action during the Second World War, but was not rebuilt. The ruins of the church were shipped to Fulton, Missouri, United States as a memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. In 1954, the united parishes of Saint Alphage London Wall and Saint Mary Aldermanbury were united to the parish of Saint Giles Cripplegate.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint Mary Aldermanbury, City of London, including parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials and banns) from 1538; Churchwardens' accounts and vestry minutes from in 1569 and other records dating chiefly from the 18th century, including poor rate books and papers relating to poor relief.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The catalogue has been arranged in sections each with a code as follows: A Parish registers, B Vestry and parish officers, C Rate assessments 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 Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the parishes of St. Mary Aldermanbury and St. Alphage London Wall have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1905. The most recent deposits for each parish were in 1987. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

United with St Giles Cripplegate (P69/GIS) together with St Alphage London Wall (P69/ALP).

For records of parish schools see Cripplegate Schools Foundation.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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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