Genealogy Notes for the Area of Spitalfields, 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

Lying to the NW of the City of London, Spitalfields was largely rebuilt following the great fire of London.


Princes Street (now part of Princelet Street)

Several properties were at one time owned by Simon MICHELL.


The SEYMOUR family

Thomas GODFREY, of grandson of  John GODFREY of Milton, Oxon & Holwell, Oxon, married Hester SEYMOUR, daughter of Thomas SEYMOUR, citizen and Goldsmith of London. A goldsmith by the name of  Thomas SEYMOUR was involved with Sir George WHELER building an anglican place of worship on the WHELER (or WHEELER) Estate.

The WHELER family

In 1648/9 William WHELER of Datchet and his wife Jane conveyed property in Spitalfield into trust for her and then for his seven daughters portions. Two of the trustees being Edward NICHOLAS, son of Sir Oliver NICHOLAS of Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire, and of George COOKE of Datchet, gentleman.

The MICHELL family

Simon MICHELL the Lawyer and one of the developer's of the 'MICHELL-WOOD' estate (around 1710s -1720s). Simon was the husband of Charity HUTTON, Sister of Richard HUTTON (sometimes HATTON) of Lincoln's Inn. He was actively involved in the building of churches including St. John, Clerkenwell.

MICHELL & WOOD leased a messuage to Samuel WORRAL of Spittlefields, carpenter. 

The NICHOLAS family

In the 1660's and 1670's Edward Nicholas, son of Sir Oliver NICHOLAS of Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire, and of George COOKE of Datchet, gentleman built in the vacinity of  the Spital Field. This may be a relation of of Sir Oliver NICHOLAS of Aldbourne, Wilts, whose daughter Frances NICHOLAS married Francis HATTON of Mortlake, Surrey, son of Roger HATTON of All Hallows, Barking. Frances owned property in West Wycombe & Stokenchurch and was involved in transactions that involved one Edward NICHOLAS family of Maningford (Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, D-D/6/33)

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