Genealogy Notes for the City of London
A 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, Ancestor List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

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 the Great.

All Hallows, Honey Lane

The Historical 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 compensation.  

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.

Related links

A selection of links to other sites with information about this place


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