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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/MRY6
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1536-1908
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.03 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary Bothaw, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Mary Bothaw was situated on Cannon Street. It was also known as 'Saint Mary Boatehaw by the Erber'. The church was destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666 and the parish was united with Saint Swithin London Stone. Building materials from Saint Mary's were used to rebuild Saint Swithin's. Saint Swithin was itself destroyed by enemy action in 1941.

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


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Mary Bothaw, City of London, including registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns; Vestry minutes and churchwardens' accounts; Overseers' books of receipts and payments and poor rate books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The catalogue has been arranged in sections each with a code as follows: section A - Parish registers; section B - Vestry and parish officers; section C - Rate assessments and inhabitants lists; section D- Charities and estates; section E - Parish schools.

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 St Swithin and St Mary Bothaw have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

P69/SWI: St Swithin London Stone.

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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