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St Martin Orgars

"ST. MARTIN ORGARS, the church of, is situated on the east side of St. Martin's-lane, Cannon-street, and was so named from its dedication to St. Martin, and Ordgarus, its founder or patron. The ancient church was destroyed by the great fire of 1666, and not being rebuilt, the parish was united to that of St. Clement, Eastcheap, by act of parliament." [James Elmes. A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish - no. 84 in the above map - is located in Candlewick Ward.
The church was damaged in 1666 and demolished in 1820, only the tower rebuilt in 1851.
The parish was later united with St Clement Eastcheap 1670.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Martin Orgars.



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Church History

Beeman, George. B. Notes on the Sites and History of the French Churches in London: L'Eglise de St. Martin Orgars. Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London Vol. 8, No. 1 (1905) pp.31-33. [ Full text]
Jeffrey, Paul. The Later History of St Martin Outwich, City of London, The London Journal - A Review of Metropolitan Society Past and Present Vol. 14, No. 2 (1989) pp. 160-169. [Abstract ]

Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Martin Orgars parish are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.

French Protestant is the only identified non-Church of England denomination in St Clement Eastcheap with St Martin Orgar [LDS FamilySearch Wiki].

Register of the Church of St Martin Orgars with its history and that of the Swallow Street Church [1698-1762] Quarto Series of the Huguenot Society, Vol. 37. [CDRom]

Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Martin Orgars.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Martin Orgars.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St Martin Orgars has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Summary history of St Martin Orgars parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.


Land and Property

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of St Martin Orgars - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the S t Martin Orgars and St Martin Orgars London districts.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of (i) St Martin Orgars and (ii) St Clement Eastcheap With St Martin Orgar, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for St Martin Orgars parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.