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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/BOT3
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1418-1947
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Botolph Billingsgate, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

History of the united parishes of Saint Mary at Hill, Saint Andrew Hubbard, Saint George Botolph Lane and Saint Botolph Billingsgate:

The churches of Saint Botolph and Saint Andrew Hubbard were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. The parish of Saint Mary at Hill was united to the parish of Saint Andrew Hubbard in 1670. The parish of Saint George Botolph Lane was united to the parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate in 1670. The united parishes of Saint George and Saint Botolph were joined with the united parishes of Saint Mary and Saint Andrew in 1901; and the church of Saint George was demolished in 1903-4.

Botolph was a 7th century Saxon Abbot and the patron saint of travellers, so his churches were usually situated at the city gates.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate, Church of England, mainly dating from the 16th century, but also including a cartulary compiled 1418-1530 (Ms 59). Other records include parish registers (baptisms, burials and marriages); Vestry minutes; Churchwardens' accounts and vouchers; Overseers' receipts and payments; poor rate collectors' books; and church rate assessments.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

P69/BOT3/A: Parish Registers; P69/BOT3/B: Vestry and Parish Officers; P69/BOT3/C: Rate Assessments and Inhabitants Lists; P69/BOT3/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 all four parishes, including those of united parishes, have been deposited in Guildhall Library at various dates since 1901. The most recent deposit was in 1989. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

United with Saint George Botolph Lane (P69/GEO). In 1891, administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of the united parishes was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation. Deeds relating to the gifts and bequests of St Botolph Billingsgate, 1670-1731, have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation [Ms 23737/22].

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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