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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/JS2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1436-1993
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10.34 linear metres (366 production units).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St James Garlickhithe, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

History of the united parish:

The churches of Holy Trinity the Less and Saint James Garlickhithe were both destroyed by the Great Fire of London, 1666. The church of Holy Trinity the Less was not rebuilt. The church of Saint James Garlickhithe was rebuilt by Wren 1676-1683 and a steeple was added 1714-1717. During the Second World War the church was damaged and restoration took place in 1954-1963. The church of Saint Michael Queenhithe was also burned in the Great Fire and rebuilt by Wren 1676-1677, being finally demolished in 1876. The parishes of Holy Trinity the Less and Saint Michael Queenhithe were united to Saint James Garlickhithe in 1875.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint James, Garlickhithe (or Garlickhythe), Garlick Hill, City of London. The archive includes an arbitration in a dispute involving the parish of St. James Garlickhithe dated 1436, but the main archive dates from the 16th century with parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials, banns, confirmations, preachers) surviving from 1535; churchwardens' accounts from 1555 and vestry minutes from 1615. The bulk of the archive is 17th century or later, including poor rate and tithe rate assessments; and papers relating to parish charities and estates (properties).

Also records of St James' Guild: the records comprise: minute book, 1910-14 (Ms 10795), and ledger 1907-12 (Ms 10796).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

P69/JS2/A: Parish Registers; P69/JS2/B: Vestry and Parish Officers; P69/JS2/C: Rate Assessments and Inhabitants Lists; P69/JS2/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 archives of the united parishes have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1904. The most recent deposit in each case was in 1993. Records of St James' Guild were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the parish of St James Garlickhithe in 1961, and were catalogued in the same year by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

P69/TRI3 Holy Trinity the Less. In 1891, administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of St. James Garlickhithe and St. Michael Queenhithe was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation. Deeds relating to these gifts and bequests, 1403-1861 (St. James Garlickhithe) and 1586-1778 (St. Michael Queenhithe), have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation. A schedule of deeds is available.

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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