If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to feedback@findagrave.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area. The church is a short walk away from Mitre Square, the site of the murder of Catherine Eddowes by Jack the Ripper as well as easy access to the other 4 murder sites of 1888. Narrow your results to famous, Non-Cemetery Burials, memorials with or without grave photos and more. Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. He also points out that the many online references to Aldgate station being built on a plague pit are somewhat scarce in detail and fail to cite any primary sources that place the pit at the location where the station was built. A system error has occurred. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Find A Grave has started a page about burials at St Botolph Aldersgate Parish. Add links to online census records, and/or link to the Family History Library film/fiche numbers. In the more populous parishes, this meant that at times of peak death the authorities had to resort to burying many people in large pits dug in the churchyard rather than in individual graves. St Botolph without Aldersgate , Aldersgate St EC1A 4EU (Cemetery #2188663) St Botolph without Aldgate, Aldgate High St, EC3N 1AB (Cemetery #658432) St Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL (Cemetery #2197668) Read More. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Over the years, St Botolph Aldersgate has belonged to several civil registration districts: There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. This amounted to 20% of London’s population, and this ‘Great Plague’ caused more deaths in the Capital in a single year than any event before or since. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. St Botolph’s, a Church of England parish in the Diocese of London, sits on the boundary of the City of London and the East End. Welcome to City Matters – the social enterprise news platform for the City of London. I’ve seen the ledgers in the Church Warden’s account book at the London Metropolitan Archives showing how £9 and nine shillings was paid out of the parish coffers in 1665 “for digging of pits in the contagious sickness tyme”. There are thee separate churches in London, all three have burials. Search for an exact birth/death year or select a range, before or after. A cemetery survey (1910), available online, covers monumental inscriptions in the St Botolph Aldersgate churchyard. You have to admit that it is a great story. For this, we need more corroboratory evidence, and such evidence does exist. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. The church was rebuilt in the 16th Century and then again between 1741-1744. Indeed, a 17th-century plague pit was discovered a few years ago when MOLA archaeologists excavated the old Bedlam burial ground at nearby Liverpool Street as part of the Crossrail project. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. This page has been viewed 3,823 times (738 via redirect). There is something unsettling but yet rather gripping about the idea of the dead carts trundling around Aldgate collecting the corpses of those recently deceased from bubonic plague and then dumping them unceremoniously into a huge pit, only for their mouldering mortal remains to be discovered two centuries later by horrified construction workers. The parish register database was created by Gill Newton. We would love to welcome you to worship. We have set your language to This photo was not uploaded because this cemetery already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this cemetery. This page was last edited on 7 May 2020, at 08:05. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. That’s something worth contemplating when you next find yourself awaiting the arrival of a late night train on an eerily deserted Tube platform. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. Given all of this, it strikes me as perfectly reasonable that workmen digging such a massive, wide trench for the new Underground railway and station at Aldgate might very possibly have encountered the famous Great Pit of Aldgate as they dug. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. St Botolph without Aldersgate , Aldersgate St EC1A 4EU (Cemetery #2188663) St Botolph without Aldgate, Aldgate High St, EC3N 1AB (Cemetery #658432) St Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL (Cemetery #2197668) It was anciently a rectory, the advowson of which was in the dean and canons of St. Martin's Le Grand, but being for some time unappropriated, Richard II, in 1399, gave the income to the Dean for a perpetual anniversary for his deceased consort Queen Anne. Unearthing the facts of the fabled Aldgate station plague pit. Due to its dedication to St Botolph the church is deemed to be of Saxon origin, St Botolph being the Anglo-Saxon patron saint of travellers. Established in 2016 across print and digital, our ethos is simple; to provide the great City of London with the community voice it deserves while championing the social sector. Although the fire in 1666 did not reach the ancient church, yet it was so decayed that a part of it was rebuilt in 1757, and further repaired and beautified in 1829. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. St Botolph without Aldgate Churchyard (City of London) Brief Description. We also know from statistics recorded at the time that Portsoken was one of the City wards worst affected by plague in 1665. The current 18th Century church is made of brick with stone quoins and window casings. There has been a church on the site since the early 14th Century. Add unique information about the censuses. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place. We know that the dreadful outbreak of bubonic plague in 1665 killed approximately 100,000 Londoners in just a few short months that summer. The legend continues that construction workers in the 1870s who were excavating the massive trench to accommodate the extension of the Metropolitan Railway and a new station at Aldgate made the grim discovery of over 1,000 skeletons buried haphazardly in a compact area. Advertising Email: [email protected], City Publishing Limited Defoe appears to have bolstered the anecdotal stories told to him by Henry with lots of scrupulously researched historical sources… and a little bit of his own imagination. Drag images here or select from your computer, Oops, we were unable to send the email. Go to London Probate Records to find the names of the courts having secondary jurisdiction. Here, it is described how a ‘dreadful gulf’ was dug in the churchyard, into which 1,114 bodies were deposited between 6-20 September 1665. Along with the St Botolph Aldgate Poll Tax Assessments (POL), this database was compiled by the Life in the Suburbs Project, a collaboration between the Centre for Metropolitan History at the Institute of Historical Research; Birkbeck, University of London; and the University of Cambridge. Phone: 020 7481 0223 I recently discussed the fabled Aldgate station plague pit with Mike Horne, a historian with a specialist interest in the history of the London Underground.