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From: "Brian BROOKS" <>
Subject: RE: Southwark Cathedral - St. Saviours
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:47:17 +0100


There is a St Saviour Church (Church of England, not Catholic) in
Northumbria Street, Poplar. As this is north of the Thames, I doubt if it
comes under the Diocese of Southwark, more likely the Diocese of London.
The parish registers are held at the London Metropolitan Archive.

The A to Z of Victorian London shows a Market Street in Poplar, running from
Upper North St. to Kerby St. parallel to East India Dock Road and not far
from St Saviour Church. It is quite common for both parties to be shown at
the same address. This meant that the banns only had to be said in one
parish and thus saved money!

Hope this helps,

Brian Brooks

Clark, Maslin, Shea (Midlesex); Brooks, Clark, Ferns, Moore, Shea (Surrey);
Stamp, Riddle (Herts); Wilson (Hereford);
Carter (Salop); Brooks, Becquet (Channel Isles); Buckley, McCarthy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Herrmann [mailto:]
> Sent: 26 October 1999 18:23
> To:
> Subject: Re: Southwark Cathedral - St. Saviours
> Hi All,
> I have been following the Southwark Catherral, St. Saviours and
> St. Mary Overie
> thread closely and this has brought up a question in my research.
> I am assuming now that there are (were) more than one St. Saviour
> churches.
> My GG parents were married (according to marriage cert. from GRO)
> in 1876 at
> St. Saviours Church in the parish of POPLAR, county of Middlesex.
> Can anyone
> shed any light on this church? Could it have been Catholic? Was
> Poplar once or
> is a part of the diocese of Southwark
> I know (according to 1881 census) that my GGM was born in
> Limehouse and my GGF
> was born in Camberwell. Have not found their birth certificates
> YET but will be
> in London the first week of December to do some research .
> Another interesting thing on the marriage cert. is they gave the
> same residence
> at time of marriage, 13 Market Street.
> In my 1894 Baedeker, Plans of London, there are 5 Market Streets listed,
> Bermondsey, Caledonian Rd.,
> Edgeware Road, Mayfair and Soho. I was thinking the Market Street
> I am looking
> for was the Bermondsey one because it is near where St. Saviours
> is listed near
> London Bridge Station. (An it is still there according to London
> A-Z edition
> 3). But who knows?
> Comments are appreciated.
> BTW I am willing to do lookups in my Plans of London if requested.
> Dave

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