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Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex

Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex


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Notes: St Leonard's, Shoreditch is the ancient parish church of Shoreditch, often known simply as Shoreditch Church. It is located at the intersection of Shoreditch High Street with Hackney Road, within the London Borough of Hackney. The current building dates from about 1740. The church is mentioned in the line "When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch" from the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons[1] and is noted as being the resting place of many actors from the Tudor period.
For the civil and ecclesiastical history of the parish, see Shoreditch (parish).
The original church is possibly Saxon in origin, though the first historical reference to it occurs in the 12th century.
The church was situated near The Theatre, England's first purpose built playhouse, built in Shoreditch in 1576, and the nearly contemporary Curtain Theatre (built in 1577).[2] Several members of the theatrical profession from the Elizabethan period are buried in the church, including:
• James Burbage, the founder of The Theatre, England's first playhouse.
• His son Richard, who was the leading man in many of Shakespeare's plays, which were first performed in the contemporary Shoreditch theatres.
• The comedian Richard Tarlton, who was a stalwart of the pre-Shakespearian stage.
• The actor Gabriel Spenser, who was killed by Ben Jonson in a duel.
These, with others of their profession from the period, are commemorated by a large classical memorial erected by the London Shakespeare League in 1913, inside the church, which serves as a reminder of Shoreditch's Shakespearian heritage.
In 1774, the Shoreditch Vestry levied a special poor rate for the purpose of setting up a workhouse for the parish of St Leonard's which highlights the level of poverty in the area.

Source: wikipedia


Latitude: 51.5209917, Longitude: -0.0971972


18th century print of St Leonard's
18th century print of St Leonard's


Matches 1 to 9 of 9

   Last name, First name(s)    Christened    Person ID 
1 ILLINGWORTH, Elizabeth Martha  6 May 1849Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I5234
2 ILLINGWORTH, Frederick George  22 May 1853Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I7657
3 ILLINGWORTH, James John  29 Oct 1821Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I5227
4 ILLINGWORTH, John James  3 Jul 1825Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I5239
5 ILLINGWORTH, Martha Ann  20 Dec 1829Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I5238
6 ILLINGWORTH, Sarah Ann  29 Oct 1821Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I5240
7 ILLINGWORTH, William James  31 Jan 1841Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I5233
8 PARDUCCI, Elizabeth Ann  25 Jun 1843Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I4169
9 PARDUCCI, Thomas  18 Jul 1847Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I2673


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last name, First name(s)    Witness    Person ID 
1 ISAACS, Frances  24 Feb 1867Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex I6551


Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Family (spouse)    Married    Family ID 
1 COMMON / ISAACS  4 Sep 1843Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex F1827
2 ENEVER / JONES  26 Jun 1774Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex F4215
3 HERRING / UNKNOWN  29 Aug 1831Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex F721
4 HOFFMAN / COMMON  24 Feb 1867Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex F2608
5 ILLINGWORTH / NEWLAND  15 Feb 1813Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex F1459
6 SAYCE / EATON  9 Aug 1835Parish Church, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex F1300
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