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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/MIL2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1538-1954
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.57 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mildred, Poultry, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Mildred Poultry is first mentioned in 1175. It burned down during the Great Fire of London in 1666, and was subsequently rebuilt by Wren, completed in 1676. The church was demolished under the Union of City Benefices Act, in 1872. The parish was merged with Saint Margaret Lothbury; along with Saint Martin Pomeroy, Saint Bartholomew by the Exchange, Saint Mary Colechurch, Saint Olave Jewry and Saint Christopher le Stocks.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Mildred, Poultry, City of London, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns and burials; Vestry minutes; settlement examinations and poor rate books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The catalogue has been arrranged in sections each with an archival classification code as follows: A Parish registers; B Vestry and parish officers; C Rate assessments and inhabitants lists; D Charities and estates; 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 Margaret Lothbury and the united parishes have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates. The most recent deposit was in 2006. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

United with St Margaret Lothbury (P69/MGT1). In 1891, administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of these parishes was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation. Deeds relating to the gifts and bequests of St Olave Jewry and St Mildred Poultry have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation [St Olave Jewry: 1509/10-1790, Ms 23737/119-25; St Mildred Poultry: 1759-80, Ms 23737/117].

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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