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BROWNE, Robert Hollingworth (fl 1892-1894)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/238
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BROWNE, Robert Hollingworth (fl 1892-1894)
Date(s): 1892-1894
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 7 production units.
Name of creator(s): Browne | Robert Hollingworth | fl 1892-1894 | draper and historical researcher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Hollingworth Browne was an antiquarian researcher who made transcripts of many registers for parishes in London and Essex.

St John at Hackney: The earliest building on the site dated to around 1275. From the fourteenth century onwards the church was dedicated to Saint Augustine, but was changed to Saint John after 1660. The present benefice, created in 1971, is called Hackney, the church remaining dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. By the late 1770s it was clear that from the growing population of the area that a new and larger church was necessary. The new church was consecrated on 15th July 1797 with a wooden box-like structure. The old church was demolished except for the tower, which was left intact to hold the bells. The church was subsequenly rebuilt in Portland stone and a tower added in 1814. It suffered severe damage in the Second World War, but was repaired and re-consecrated in 1958. The old 16th century tower still stands to the south.


Scope and content/abstract:

Transcripts of baptism, marriage and burial registers for Saint John at Hackney (1545-1812); White Colne, Essex (1558-1812); and Little Waltham, Essex (1538-1812).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Transcripts arranged by church.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Parish of St John at Hackney: P79/JN1.

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:
August to October 2010.

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