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St Margaret Moses, Bread St, London
« on: Sunday 21 June 20 21:47 BST (UK) »
I have a batch of baptisms and burial listed in the above church in the mid 1750s.

However, it seems that the church was actually destroyed in the fire of 1666! The parish was united with St Mildred,which was also destroyed in the fire, and St Margaret Moses wasn't rebuilt.

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/St_Mildred_Bread_Street_with_St_Margaret_Moses,_London_Genealogy

Can anyone shed any extra light on this? If the church had been destroyed years earlier, why is it listed as the site of BMDs? And would they actually have taken place in St Mildred instead?
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Re: St Margaret Moses, Bread St, London
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 June 20 21:52 BST (UK) »
The church may have gone, but the parish continued ;D

The Baptism Register of this church (as photographed by ancestry.com) goes up to March 6th 1665/66. The next page is headed "Here followeth the Register of Births and Christenings since the rebuilding of this Parish" followed by two entries for December 1671 and then January 1672 onwards to December 1812

St Mildred, Bread Street, was also destroyed in 1666 and rebuilt in 1683 by Sir Christopher Wren.

After the fire of London, the parish of St. Margaret Moses, was united to it by act of parliament.
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Re: St Margaret Moses, Bread St, London
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 June 20 21:54 BST (UK) »
Uuuf! Same thing seems to have happened to St Vedast + St Michael le Querne!

so I wonder where the ceremonies took place?


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Re: St Margaret Moses, Bread St, London
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 June 20 22:02 BST (UK) »
Also St Mary-Le-Bow: After the fire of London, the small parishes of ALLHALLOWS, Honey-lane, and ST. PANCRAS, Soper-lane, were united to it by act of parliament.
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Re: St Margaret Moses, Bread St, London
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 June 20 22:09 BST (UK) »
13,200 houses and 87 parish churches were lost in the fire, together with St Paul's Cathedral.

I would have thought that, with so many houses lost, the need for baptisms and marriages would have been very much reduced?

See: https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/the-great-fire-of-london/
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Re: St Margaret Moses, Bread St, London
« Reply #5 on: Monday 22 June 20 08:04 BST (UK) »
Maybe in the immediate aftermath, but the area was rebuilt and repopulated. My bunch was living on Friday St a hundred years later.
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Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
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