St. Olave´s Church

Southwark, Surrey, England

FHL #6906115 Marriages, 1639-1753

Drawing of St. Olave's Church

In trying to find out more about my Hopkins ancestors, I've been transcribing information from the records of parishes near where they lived: St. George the Martyr in Southwark. This page is about the parish church of St. Olave, which was located very near the Thames, and close to London Bridge. It is one of the oldest parishes south of the river, and one that was mentioned in a number of the records I've found relating to the Hopkinses and related families.

"The parish of St. Olave is bounded on the north by the river Thames, whence it extends in an irregular line towards the Dover Road, separating Bermondsey from Rotherhithe and Deptford parishes; it enters Bermondsey Street by Snow's Fields, and proceeds thence to St. Saviour's (once called Savory) Dock.

St. Olave's, like many other parishes in the suburbs of London, having been greatly increased in the number of its inhabitants, in 1732 one of the fifty new churches provided by the Act of Queen Anne was built for the district of Horselydown, which was made a separate parish by an Act of Parliament passed in the following year, and to which was given the name of St. John.

The parish church of St. Olave stands on the north side of Tooley Street, near its western end; and with the exception of the south side, is concealed from public observation."

Source: Walter Thornbury, Old and New London: A Narrative of its History, its People and its Places.
Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the Most Authentic Sources.: Volume 6

London, New York, Cassell, Peter & Galpin [1872-78]
(from Tufts University Library)

These are the St Olave Parish records in the collection of the Southwark Local History Library:

* Christenings 1639 to 1665, 1685 to 1884
* Marriages 1639 to 1665, 1685 to 1864, 1903 to 1918
* Burials 1639 to 1665, 1685 to 1853

The following are marriages I transcribed from FHL film #6906115, St. Olave Marriages 1639-1753, 1876-1885. As with the other neighboring parishes, I found very few Hopkinses listed in these records.

Groom Surname Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Date
Bingley
John
Stockes
Mary
13 Sep 1733
Bolton
Benjman
Hopkins
Elizabeth
25 Nov 1735
Buckersfeild
  Hopkins
Mary
18 Jul 1659
Burges
Henrey
Hopkins
Hannah
1 Jul 1729
Clifford
Thomas
Alcocke
Judith
24 Sep 1663
Cornish
Thomas
Hopkines
Mary
6 Sep 1643
Ewen
George
Hopkin
Eliza Ann
22 Jan 1877
Falkner
Edward
Stoakes
Sarah
19 Nov 1719
Fearess
Richard
Hopkins
Susanah
5 Nov 1730
Gatward
James
Hopkins
Mary
5 Apr 1657
Gibbs
Robert
Hopkines
Mary
18 Oct 1658
Haddon
Mark
Matcalfe
Mary
12 Jul 1733
Hopkines
James
Cole
Mary Cather
11 Nov 1641
Hopkins
Edward
Nicholes
Mary
19 Jun 1656
Hopkins
Robert
Turner
Elizabeth
29 Dec 1716
Hopkins
William
Roberson
Esabeler
1 Jul 1729
Horphett
Alfred John
Stocks
Elizabeth Maria
20 Aug 1876
Johnson
Martin
Hopkins
Hannah
13 Mar 1686
King
William
Hopkins
Elizabeth
12 Jun 1691
Lee
Thomas
Stoakes
Anne
16 Oct 1750
Manwearing
Thomas
Stoakes
Ann
28 Jan 1720
Masters
Edward
Hopking
Ann Hannah
29 Oct 1723
Palmer
Alfred Benjamin
Haddon
Sarah
30 Oct 1881
Pice
George
Hopkins
Ann
8 Jan 1664
Prior
William
Alcott
Elizabeth
7 Dec 1690
Stokes
    Ann
11 Sep 1656
Stokes
Henry
Trigg
Mary
14 Oct 1740
Stokes
Phillip
Tepris
Margery
17 Jun 1645
Stokes
Robert
Fox
Elizabeth
21 Feb 1722
Stokes
Thomas
Love
Martha
11 Apr 1642
Stokes
Thomas
Burges
Christian
2 Feb 1663
Stokes
William John
Denton
Sarah Jane
21 Feb 1880
Tomlinson
John
Haden
Mary
20 Sep 1720


Drawing of St. Olave Church, Tooley Street.

Map of western part of St. Olave's parish.

Present-day St. Olave's Church.

This file was last updated on 6/7/2008

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