Place:Holy Trinity Minories, London, England

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NameHoly Trinity Minories
Alt namesTrinity Minoriessource: Vision of Britain
TypeParish
Coordinates51.5127°N 0.0744°W
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1965)
Also located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoSt. Botolph Without Aldgate, London, Englandparish of which it was part until 1557
Whitechapel, London, Englandparish which absorbed it in 1895
Stepney (metropolitan borough), London, Englandmetropolitian borough of which it became part in 1900
Tower Hamlets (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which the area has been located since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


Holy Trinity Minories was originally part of the parish of St. Botolph Without Aldgate, but in 1557 it became an extra-parochial area and was later deemed to be a civil parish. In 1889 it was transferred from Middlesex to the newly-created County of London and in 1900 became part of Stepney Metropolitan Borough within the parish of Whitechapel. The metropolitan borough was abolished in 1965, and the parish became part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London.

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The name is derived from the abbey of the Minoresses of St. Mary of the Order of St. Clare, founded in 1294, which stood on such sites; a "minoress" was a nun in the Second Order of the Order of Friars Minor (or Franciscans).

Governance

Holy Trinity Minories was part of the ancient parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate until 1557, when it became extra-parochial.

The area was a papal peculiar outside the jurisdiction of the English bishops. The abbey was dissolved in 1539 (during the time of the dissolution of the monasteries), the property passing to the Crown. The chapel of the former abbey was used as the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories, and other buildings became an armoury and later a workhouse. In 1686, the area became part of the Liberties of the Tower of London. The Minories area also historically hosted a large Jewish community.

Minories Holy Trinity was abolished as a civil parish in 1895 and absorbed by the parish of Whitechapel.

Greater London Research Tips

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