Place:London St. James Duke's Place, London, England

NameLondon St. James Duke's Place
Alt namesSt. James Duke's Placesource: WeRelate abbreviation
Located inLondon, England
Also located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1889)
London (City of), London, England    
Aldgate, London (City of), London, England    
source: Family History Library Catalog

Parish of St. James, Duke's Place

The church of St. James within Aldgate (ward) was consecrated on 2 January 1622[/3] and named for the reigning king, James I. The donative rectory of the church was in the patronage of the lord mayor and commonalty of London. Although the parish was in the ward of Aldgate, it was a precinct within itself, under a minister, two constables, two headboroughs and fifteen jury-men.

Duke's Place came to be principally inhabited by Jews, who settled therein in the time of Oliver Cromwell. The church having escaped the fire in 1666, still retained its original form after the body was rebuilt in 1727.

By the scheme ratified on 5 May 1873 and made effective by publication the following day, the benefice of St James, Duke's Place, was united with that of St Catherine Cree under the style of “The United Rectory of Saint Catherine Cree with Saint James, Duke's Place.”(London Gazette, no. 23973, p. 2258, 6 May 1873) The church was demolished the next year. In 1954, it was united under St Andrew Undershaft.

Research Tips


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