London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


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Scope and Content:
  • Records of the parish of All Hallows the Less, Upper Thames Street, City of London, including parish registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) from 1558; Vestry minute books; Churchwardens' accounts; Overseers' book of receipts and payments; apportionment of tithe rent charges and poor rate assessment books. Some of these records are for joint meetings with the Vestry of All Hallows the Great.
Extent: 1.09 linear metres
Classification: PARISHES
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives; some items held offsite
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Administrative History:
  • The church of All Hallows the Less, first mentioned in 1216, stood over the gateway to a large house on Upper Thames Street. It was burnt in the Great Fire, and the parish was united to All Hallows the Great (P69/ALH7) in 1670.
Creator: Parish of All Hallows the Less, City of London | Church of England
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • The archives of the united parishes of Saint Michael Paternoster Royal have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates. The most recent deposit was in 1991. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
  • 1953/008
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions
Arrangement: The catalogue has been arranged in sections each with a code as follows: A Parish registers; B Vestry and parish officers; C Rate assessments and inhabitants lists; D Charities and estates; E Parish schools. The records have been catalogued by various members of staff over many years.
Related Material: United under St Michael Paternoster Royal (P69/MIC5) with St. Martin Vintry (P69/MTN5), All Hallows the Great (P69/ALH7). In 1891, the administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of St Michael Paternoster with St Martin Vintry was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation (q.v.). Deeds relating to these gifts and bequests (1648-1854) have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation [Guildhall Library Ms 23737/75-76].