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From: "Giles Colchester" <>
Subject: RE: Edward Weaver of St. Mary Staining - born 1613
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 10:26:04 +0100
Nearly all the records were saved at the time of the Great Fire. The fire
moved relatively slowly and consequently important books were moved. The
records held at the Guildhall survived because there was a very thick stone
floor (supposedly installed by Dick Wittington) which kept the heat away
from the records. The records would probably now be at the Guildhall with a
copy at the Metropolitan Records Office on Northampton Road London EC1. They
both have websites, so you should be able to check if they hold a copy of
the parish records.
If your ancestors owned property in London at the time of the fire, then it
is worthwhile checking the fire court records, as there many disputes after
the fire as to who had the responsibility for rebuilding and other disputes
resulting from the fire. These have all been transcribed and published in
book form, and so are easy to read. Also if you are looking for your family
at the time of the Great Fire, it would be would be worthwhile checking the
1662 and 1664 hearth tax records for the relevant parish - you may even be
able to identify the precise house where they lived.
I am suspect that there are several families called Weaver. I have a
Francis Weaver who married William Colchester in Clifford Chambers in 1623.
Wishing you every success in your researches
Researching COLCHESTER family, any spelling, any time, any place
And PACKARD in Suffolk
Sent: 04 July 2006 23:03
Subject: Edward Weaver of St. Mary Staining - born 1613
Would like to know if there are any remaining records for St. Mary Staining?
It apparently burned in the Great Fire.
Or, if there is anyone who would know about the genealogy of Edward, please
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