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St Sepulchre Newgate,
(.87 mi. northwest of city center), London

Note: The primary sources for information given in regard to parish records are (GenDoc's Victorian City of London Churches (Church of England a.k.a. Anglican)) and FamilySearch.Org
Holy Sepulcre Without Newgate (a.k.a. St Sepulchre Newgate and St Sepulchre Holborn), Holborn Viaduct (0.87 miles northwest of city centre). Christchurch Greyfriars, St Nicholas Shambles and St Leonard Foster Lane were united to St Sepulchre in 1954. Sepulchre parish records are in the Guildhall Library: baptisms 1662-1886, marriages 1662-1901, burials 1662-1857. Later baptisms and marriage registers are held by the incumbent. A partial index to baptisms for 1662-1875 is in the IGI.

According to Virtual Jamestown's The Church of the Holy Sepulchre known as St. Sepulchre without Newgate, "Built on the site of a Saxon church dedicated to St. Edmund, the church became known as St. Edmund and the Holy Sepulchre during the years 1103 to 1173, when it was in the care of the Augustinian canons, who were knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Later the name becme abbreviated to "St. Sepulchre." Rebuilt and much enlarged in 1450, the walls, the tower and the porch survive from that period. Badly damaged in the Great Fire of 1666, the interior was restored in 1670 and has been much altered since. Among famous names associated with the church John Rogers, Vicar, first Protestant martyr; Roger Ascham, Tutor of Queen Elizabeth I; William Harvey, discoveror of the circulation of the blood; John Smith, first Governor of Virginia and Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Promenade Concerts, whose ashes rest in what is now the Musicians' Chapel, with its many memorials to musicians. The church also contains the Regimental Chapel of the Royal Fusiliers."
1562 Register 12, 86v Thomas COMES, St. Sep.; power to collect (Excerpted by Combs Researchers Denise Mortorff and Joe Kendalll from "Wills Etc. In the Commissary Court of London" by the British Public Record Society, Vol.86 p.65) Note: This appears to have been St Sepulchre Newgate, London, .87 mi. northwest of city centre.

1629-1634 Commisary Court of London. (f480) Will of Thomas CHATFEILD of Charterhouse Lane, Mdx, gent Jane & Mary dtrs of dtr Eliz MOLDEN; grandtr Sara DAVIES; son in law Rich MOLDEN; nephew Anthony CHATFEILD; Mr LOVETT minister of St Sepulchre; wife Eliz exec; overs Roger MILLER of Clements Inn, Mdx gent & Chris BRISTOLL taylor; wtns Nathaniel POUR & Eliz BELLINGFORD (Commissary Court of London, Will Abstracts Volume 26 (1629-1634) by Leslie Mahler for GenUKI)
No IGI entries found for Archdale or Combe of this parish and no Lovett until 1690s. Could MOLDEN be aka MOULTON?

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