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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
All Hallows Honey Lane


The Parish

The parish of All Hallows Honey Lane was situated almost centrally within the city of London. The parish covered just a few blocks to the north of Cheapside and was one of many tightly crammed into the confines of the mediaeval city. Sadly this crowding was to prove fatal for this parish as it was engulfed within the Great Fire of 1666 and the church and most of the surrounding buildings were destroyed. The area was not restored to its former usage after the fire becoming the site of a market until further redevelopment after war damage and modern office encroachment. Today this area is dominated by office provision and other business premises. Cheapside is about a half mile north of the Thames and is sited at around 10 metres above the sea. After the destruction the parish was subsumed within neighbouring St Mary le Bow, but for some reason, following Rose's Act, register of baptism, marriage and burial were restarted for All Hallows - it is presumed that all such events physically occurred at St Mary le Bow.

The Church

All Hallows church stood just each of Milk Street and north of Cheapside but all above ground traces have been destroyed. Even the present day line of Honey Lane (a shady cut-through piercing an office building as shown), is some 140 east of the former line following the redevelopment of the area. Of the former church only archaeological artifacts have been found, some stonework indicating Norman Romanesque and Early English Gothic work placing the building in 12th into the 13th centuries. The structure has been estimated to have been roughly 60 feet by 23 feet, a simple oblong of church & nave. Today all that remains of the parish are plaques marking the boundary of the parish, as shown.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 2nd July 1818 - 12th November 1836 London Metropolitan Archives - Reference - P69/ALH3/A/006/MS05024 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

St Mary Magdalene Old Fish St
St Lawrence Jewry
St Lawrence Jewry
St Mary Magdalene Old Fish St
St Mary le Bow
St Mary Magdalene Old Fish St
St Mary le Bow
St Mary le Bow

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
2 02/07/1818 Robert GRIFFITHS Single   Susan BUCK    
3 23/02/1819 Samuel GISSING Single Mendlesham, Suffolk Harriett SHEPPARD Single  
4 08/09/1821 Nathaniel DANES Single   Sarah TAFF Single  
5 07/07/1825 Peter Turner EDWARD Single St Michael Bassishaw, City Of London Eunice WILLIAMS Single  
6 07/12/1826 John BAILEY Single St Stephen Coleman St, City Of London Elizabeth PARKER Single  
7 11/01/1827 John HAMSHAR Widower   Jane HOGG Single  
8 24/08/1828 Henry MANN Single   Elizabeth PIKE Single  
9 10/04/1830 Handsome LAYTON Single   Catherine MYNAS Single  
10 10/02/1831 Duncan Neil SMITH Single St Matthew Friday St, City Of London Elizabeth VAUGHAN Single  
11 29/09/1831 John WOODS Single   Sarah Ann WING Single  
12 19/02/1833 Tobias BROWN Single   Harriet STAFF Single  
13 09/05/1833 Robert Keen BUTT Single St Giles, City Of London Ann PARKER Single  
14 12/08/1833 William Alexander WARD Single   Ann SIMPSON Single Manchester, Lancashire
15 22/09/1834 Thomas PARKER Single   Sarah STRAHAN Single Camberwell, Surrey
16 24/08/1836 Charles Lloyd DAVIS Single St Martin In The Fields, Westminster, Middlesex Susanna WESTBROOK Single  
19 12/11/1836 Alexander Macleod BURGHES Single   Caroline Swire HORNE Single  

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