for the City of
LondonA miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution.
For related information see www.the-kirbys.org.uk
and Wills Index
Location and general
The ancient heart of London, lying just 2km downstream from
the City of Westminster, which London later engulfed. During the 17th C
the City experienced the devestating Great Fire of London and
subsequently considerable re-building.
Buildings and places
This area includes Inner Temple and Middle Temple, All Hallows
All Hallows, Honey Lane
gazetteer of London before the Great Fire mentions that one Richard
HATTON occupied a house here with 3 hearths in 1662-3. In
1666 a house in Honey Lane, with 3 hearths
was occupied by Katharine HATTON, widow,
and in 1669,
after the Great Fire, an aged Mrs HATTON received
St Paul's Cathederal
Several of the masons associated with the project had links with the Taynton, Oxon, or Upton, Oxon, both of which are near Burford, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
The TASH family
The TASH family of Burford, Oxon had relatives in London and
were probably closely related to Sir John TASH.
A selection of links to other
sites with information about this place
- 'All Hallows Honey Lane 11/8', Historical
gazetteer of London before the Great Fire: Cheapside; parishes of All
Hallows Honey Lane, St Martin Pomary, St Mary le Bow, St Mary
Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane (1987), pp. 48-78. URL:
accessed: 26 October 2007.
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unless stated otherwise.