St. Olave Southwark (Parish)

The parish of St. Olave was located on the southern bank of the Thames and to the east of the parish of St. Saviour, running from London Bridge to Bermondsey (Boulton 9). According to John Stow, the parish of St. Olave was one of five parishes in Southwark alongside St. Saviour, St. Thomas, St. George, and St. Mary Magdalen, although modern accounts place the parish of St. Mary Magdalen outside of the borough of Southwark (Boulton 9). In 1550, Edward VI granted the Corporation of London rights over all waifs and strays, treasure trove, deodand, goods of felons and fugitives and escheats and forfeitures in the borough of Southwark, which included the Parish of St. Olave (Malden). Stow describes St. Olave as an especially large parish that was filled with many impoverished individuals and aliens (Stow 1598, sig. Z2v).1


  1. See the encyclopedia article London Aliens for more information about aliens in early modern London. (MR)


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Rothwell, Molly. St. Olave Southwark (Parish) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021, INP.

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Rothwell, Molly. St. Olave Southwark (Parish) The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021. INP.

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Rothwell, M. 2021. St. Olave Southwark (Parish) In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 6.6). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from INP.

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