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Title: Church terms
Post by: diseymary on Tuesday 17 August 21 03:30 BST (UK)
Hello,
On the original pages from the 1752 burial church records of St. Sepulchre, London it has
"in bay" or "in chick" on each line, which I presume refers to a part of the church. Am I correct in my assumption?
Thank you
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Ruskie on Tuesday 17 August 21 05:14 BST (UK)
Can you post an image of a couple of examples of each of those words? Bay sound possible, but chick is a bit of an odd one, so it might be worth seeing the word.
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: diseymary on Tuesday 17 August 21 05:29 BST (UK)
I have attached a page of the church records where the words are mentioned on each line.
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Kay99 on Tuesday 17 August 21 05:42 BST (UK)
Genuki mentions another burial ground at Chick Lane Smithfield for the burial of the parish poor,  Could this be the chick listed  :-\  https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LND/StSepulchre

Kay
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Ruskie on Tuesday 17 August 21 06:01 BST (UK)
Well they are very clearly Chick and Bay.  :) Kay’s suggestion makes sense, but there are an awful lot of burials of people “in Chick” aren’t there.
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Kay99 on Tuesday 17 August 21 06:22 BST (UK)
This forum also has a thread on the issue
https://www.familytreeforum.com/forum/research-advice/family-history-research/51325-in-chich

Kay


Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: diseymary on Tuesday 17 August 21 07:04 BST (UK)
Thank you Kay, that link you provided was really good and explains the use of the burial ground in Chick Lane and the bay adjacent to St. Sepulchre church, which answers my question.
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Guy Etchells on Tuesday 17 August 21 07:24 BST (UK)
In case anyone's interest has been sparked by mention of John Strype's a Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, an online version is available here:
https://www.dhi.ac.uk/strype/
Cheers
Guy
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Ruskie on Tuesday 17 August 21 09:21 BST (UK)
In case anyone's interest has been sparked by mention of John Strype's a Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, an online version is available here:
https://www.dhi.ac.uk/strype/
Cheers
Guy

Thanks for posting that. There looks to be lots to explore.  :)
Title: Re: Church terms
Post by: Peter L. Mitchell on Monday 06 September 21 00:31 BST (UK)
Hi Dis.

You also have two other entries: one "In Church" and one "In Vestrey". These would appear to me to be locations within or around the church. Perhaps the burial location depended on how much you were prepared to pay for the funeral and burial?

Good luck with it all!

Peter