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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P93/JUD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1848-1923
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.42 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Jude, Whitechapel | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Jude was established in 1848. The inspirational clergyman Samuel Augustus Barnett worked there after asking the Bishop of London to assign him to the worst part of the diocese. The population of the area was considered to be mainly criminals. Barnett was instrumental in the passing of the Artisan's Dwelling Act of 1875. This allowed for slum clearance and the setting up of minimum standards of construction. He was also involved in the Children's Holiday Fund and the formation of the Youth Hostels Association. In 1923 the parish was united with that of Saint Mary Whitechapel (P93/MRY1).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Jude, Commercial Street, Whitechapel, including registers of baptisms and marriages; faculties and architect's reports relating to work on the church; and mortgages.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited by the rector of St Botolph, Aldgate, in 1955 and 1962.

Allied Materials

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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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