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St Dunstan Church- Stepney London March 25, 2016

st dunstan church St Dunstan Church

In researching my genealogy I’m finding that a number of my ancestors were married in this church.  Henry Collins Sr and Ann Riall were married there in 1628. They emigrated to America in 1635, settling in Lynn Massachusetts.   They are my 8X Great Grandparents.

St Dunstan and All Saints is the mother church of the East End.  It is also known as the Church of the High Seas, given its proximity to the port of London.

This church also houses the 10 bells of Stepney.  Think of the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons – “when will that be, say the bells of Stepney”

St_Leonards_Bell  Bell from Shoreditch church (from Wikipedia)

 

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