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CLERKENWELL

Church Records

Clerkenwell churches are included in our list for Finsbury.

Some of the registers of St James Clerkenwell have been published in the Harleian Society Register Series:

Volume Contents Notes
9 Christenings 1551-1700 Available on the internet archive
10 Christenings 1701-1754
13 Marriages 1551-1754
17 Burials 1551-1665
19 Burials 1666-1719
20 Burials 1720-1754

The books have all been scanned and may be available on CD.

Correctional Institutions

Coldbath Fields Prison was a House of Correction in Clerkenwell. There is a brief description and picture on the Spartacus Educational website.

Description and Travel

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"CLERKENWELL, a parish and suburban district of London, in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, in the county of Middlesex, 1 mile N. of St. Paul's. " (There is more of this description).

"COLNEY HATCH-LANE, a hamlet in the parish of Clerkenwell, in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, in the county of Middlesex, adjoining Muswell Hill, and 1 mile from the Colney Hatch railway station."

"PENTONVILLE, a suburban district of London and chapelry in the parish of Clerkenwell, Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 1 mile N.E. of St. Paul's. " (There is more of this description).

Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

Maps

Links to maps of Clerkenwell and places within its boundaries.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

An index to the Clerkenwell St James Settlement Examinations 1778-1851, has been produced and is available on microfiche from LWMFHS.


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