Monday, March 28, 2011

Ellen Empson (Childe) 1570-1616

St Botolph's Without-Aldgate Church - View from the North West Corner of the Minories and Aldgate - c.1810


A view of St Botolph's Without-Aldgate Church from the North West Corner of the Minories and Aldgate. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ William Pearson, Old Houses on the North West Corner of the Minories and Aldgate. c.1810. British Museum, Binyon 22, Crace XXIII.92. © Trustees of the British Museum.

St Botolph's Without-Aldgate Church - Location Map12-30-10 , Aldgate, London, Middlesex, England


St Botolph Without-Aldgate - Antique Engraved Print c.1838


St Botolph Aldersgate Antique engraved print from THE CHURCHES OF LONDON. A History and Description of the Ecclesiastical Edifices of the |Metropolis.... Illustrated by numerous plates engraved by J. LeKeux from drawings by Robert Wm. Billings.,by John Britton (1771. .1857), 1838 image 21 x 20cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £15 Scarce


Christening Record 17 Apr 1569 -- St Botolph Without-Aldgate Church, Aldgate parish - page 28

1-02-2011, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, Utah, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery Department. The City of London gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action. About London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Parish records--primarily baptisms, marriages, and burials--are the best source of vital record information before the nineteenth century. Before Civil Registration began in 1837, key events in a person’s life were typically recorded by the Church rather than the State. Starting in the sixteenth century, parish records are some of the longest running records available. About this Collection: This data collection contains baptism and burial records from 1538-1812 and marriage records from 1538-1753 for more than 10,000 Church of England parish registers from parishes in the greater London area. It also includes Bishop’s Transcripts - copies of parish registers sent to the bishop of a diocese. Records are typically arranged in chronological order. Names in these records have not yet been indexed. However, this collection can be searched by: * Record type * Parish, borough, and county * Event date Historical Background: Some key dates for understanding the historical background of parish registers includes the following. 1538 – A mandate is issued requiring that every parish was to keep a register. Many parishes ignored this order. Only about 800 registers exist from this time period. 1598 - Clergy were required to send copies of their registers to the bishop of their diocese. These copies are known as Bishop’s Transcripts.        


St Botolph Aldgate - Parish location map


St Botolph Aldgate; Cary's New And Accurate Plan Of London And Westminster c.1795. Introduction: Straddling the eastern boundary between the City of London and Middlesex, St Botolph was a large and densely packed parish. Already substantially built up by the late seventeenth century, it experienced modest population growth in the eighteenth century in the form of an increasing density of persons per house, reflecting in turn a decline in the social status of its residents. The parish suffered considerable poverty, disease and poor housing, but there was also a significant minority of wealthier inhabitants, substantial poor relief and a high level of charitable giving. Despite the deprivation, crime does not appear to have been a significant problem, or at least the inhabitants appear to have been able to resolve their difficulties without frequent resort to the courts. Overall, despite its poverty and divided government, the parish seems to have experienced social stability. Location St Botolph Aldgate is located on the eastern edge of the City of London, straddling the border with Middlesex; part of the parish was in the City (in Portsoken Ward), and part in Middlesex (East Smithfield). A long, thin parish, it stretched from Gravel Lane (off Houndsditch) in the northeast all the way to the Thames in the south. The northern part of the parish, located in the City, was bordered by Petticoat Lane, Somerset Street and Mansell Street on the northeast side, and Houndsditch and Vine Street on the west, continuing south down the Minories and bypassing the Liberty of Trinity Minories towards Tower Hill and Rosemary Lane. The southern part, only attached to the rest of the parish across a short stretch of Rosemary Lane, was in Middlesex, and located east of the Tower of London and the parish of St Katherine by the Tower. With King Street and Ditch Side on its western border, its eastern boundary went along Darby Street, Church Yard Alley, Black Dogg Alley, and Nightingale Lane down to the Hermitage Dock. On the west, it was bordered by East Smithfield (the street), Butcher Row, and Red Cross Street.


Church of St Botolph's Without-Aldgate, Aldgate parish, City of London - c.1750

View of St Botolph, Aldgate and Sir John Casss charity school, from the south. Also with figures and an angel in the sky blowing a horn. Anon (creator),George Dance the Elder,Sir John Cass, City of London / Heritage-Images City of London, England Price: £10.00 Technical Details: * This 10x8 Print features an image chosen by Heritage-Images. Estimated image size 231x203mm. * Printed on 254x203mm Fuji Crystal Archive paper for stable image permanence and brilliant colour reproduction with smooth tones, enhanced sharpness, and excellent definition * Image Description: Church of St Botolph, Aldgate, City of London, 1750. View of St Botolph, Aldgate and Sir John Casss charity school, from the south. Also with figures and an angel in the sky blowing a horn. Anon (creator),George Dance the Elder,Sir John Cass, City of London / Heritage-Images City of London, England * For any queries regarding this item please contact Heritage-Images c/o Media Storehouse quoting Media Reference 3599861 * © City of London/Heritage-Images

St Botolph's Without-Aldgate Church


St Botolph's Without-Aldgate, St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, or just Aldgate Church, is a Church of England liberal and inclusive parish church in the City of London, standing at the junction of Houndsditch and Aldgate High Street. The current 18th century church is made of brick with stone quoins and window casings. The tower is square with an obelisk spire. The parish was united with that of Holy Trinity, Minories in 1899. History: The first written record of this church appears in 1115 when it was received by the Holy Trinity Priory (recently founded by Matilda of England) but the parochial foundations may very well be Pre-1066. The church was rebuilt in the 16th century and then again between 1741-1744 to designs by George Dance, the Elder. The interior "was redecorated by J. F. Bentley, the architect of Westminster Cathedral, was severely bombed at intervals during the London Blitz of the Second World War and then, after its restoration by Rodney Tatchell, was much damaged by an inexplicable outbreak of fire in 1965, so that further restoration had to be carried out. St Botolph's was rehallowed on November 8, 1966 by the Bishop of London, in the presence of the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Sir Robert Bellinger, the Lord Mayor of London, who attended in state." The church was designated a Grade I listed building on 4 January 1950. The church is a short walk away from Mitre Square, the site of the murder of Catherine Eddowes by Jack the Ripper, as well as easy access to the other four murder sites of 1888. It was often referred to as the "Church of Prostitutes" in the late Victorian period for a very strange reason, the church is situated on an island of land surrounded by roadways and it was common in Victorian times to be suspicious of women stood on street corners so the this made them easy targets for the police. To avoid this the prostitutes would parade around the island that the church and Aldgate tube station now occupy, thus avoiding "hanging around an street corners". Organ: The organ by Renatus Harris was built in the early 18th century. It has recently undergone a historical restoration by the organ builders Goetze and Gwynn. It has been restored to its 1744 specification using many of the original components. This organ has been described as the oldest church organ in the United Kingdom. Although there are older pipes and cases, this is the oldest collection of pipes in their original positions on their original wind chests. Donated by Thomas Whiting in 1676 it was built between 1702 to 1704. It was enhanced for the new church (the current building) by Harris' son-in-law, John Byfield, in 1740. The organ was considerably enlarged several times in the 19th century and again rebuilt by Mander Organs in the 1960s having survived a World War II bomb, which lodged in the roof of the church but failed to explode. The decision to restore the instrument was taken by St Botolph’s in 2002 after which a fund raising campaign was launched. The restoration, undergone under the consultancy of Ian Bell took nine months during which time the organ has been at the workshops of Goetze and Gwynn in Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. It was reinstalled in May 2006. Notable parishioners: * Daniel Defoe was married in the church in 1683 * Thomas Bray, founder of SPCK was rector from 1706 to 1730 Architectural style: Georgian architecture Town: London Country: England Started: 1115, 16th Century, and 1741 Completed: 1744 Architect: George Dance the Elder St. Botolph's Aldgate Denomination: Anglican, earlier Roman Catholic Administration: Parish: St Botolph without Aldgate Diocese: London Clergy: Bishop(s): Bishop of London Rector: The Revd Laura Burgess Curate(s): The Revd Richenda Leigh, the Revd Mark Speeks

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