COVERING DATES OF PARISH REGISTERS DEPOSITED
November 1538 - December 1904 Baptisms
January 1539 - September 1923 Marriages
November 1538 - July  Burials
Later registers of baptisms and marriages to date are at Southwark Cathedral
Various church registers and other miscellaneous parish records
Files P92/SAV/1-34 are
Records of the Parish of St. Margaret, Southwark
These books are probably a unique series; they record the names of inhabitants, the number of sacramental tokens issued to each household and the money collected yearly, and are arranged in order the collector went round the parish. They contain the names of several Elizabethan and Jacobean actors as well as important local worthies. Shakespeare's name has not been found in them, but the name of his brother Edmund occurs in a book for 1607.
Bundles of Monthly Bills of marriages, baptisms, churchings and burials from which the registers were compiled. These bills were tied up in bundles labelled by F. Drewett, 1849. The original labels were preserved.
P92/SAV/358 - 407
NOTE Monthly Bills for this period have been checked against the microfilm of the registers of St. Saviours for the months of March, April and February of each year (to be certain of the OS/NS position) and for further months when necessary. The Monthly Bills P92/SAV/397-400 show considerable confusion in the registers, though the Monthly Bills themselves appear to run consecutively.
Baptisms Monthly Bills Mar 1637/38-Feb 1638/39 are copied correctly, then Monthly Bill Mar 1637/38 is repeated as Mar 1638/39. Monthly Bills April 1639-Feb 1639/40 are copied correctly. Monthly Bill Mar 1638/39 appears as Mar 1639/40. Monthly Bills Apr 1640-Feb 1640/41 are copied correctly. Monthly Bill Mar 1639/40 appears as Mar 1640/41 and is followed immediately by Monthly Bill Mar 1640/41 copied correctly, as Mar 1640/41.
Marriages Monthly bills Mar 1637/38-Feb 1638/39 are copied into the register correctly as 1638, then copied again, still as 1638 then Mar 1637/38 is copied a third time, as Mar 1638/39. Monthly Bills Apr 1639-Feb 1639/40 are copied correctly. Monthly Bill Mar 1638/39 appears as Mar 1639/40. Monthly Bills Apr 1640-Feb 1640/41 are copied correctly. Monthly Bill Mar 1639/40 appears as Mar  and is followed immediately by Monthly Bill Mar 1640/41 copied correctly as Mar 1640/41
Burials Mar [1636/38] in register is left completely blank. Monthly Bills Apr 1638-Feb 1638/39 are copied correctly. Monthly Bill Mar 1637/38 appears as Mar 1638/39. Monthly Bills Apr 1639-Feb 1639/40 are copied correctly. Monthly Bills Mar [1638/39] appears as Mar 1639/40. Monthly Bills April 1640-Feb 1640/41 are copied correctly. Monthly Bill Mar 1639/40 appears as Mar 1640/41, followed immediately by Monthly Bills 1640/41 copied correctly as Mar 1640/41.
'Correctly' above refers only to the dating. From pencil notes in the registers [made by W.H. Challon] it appears that ommissions occur in entries for some months that are repeated, this has been checked in some instances and found to be so.
P92/SAV/845 - 1261
These are annual account books kept by each warden i.e., Warden of the Great Account, College Warden, Warden of the General Poor (or Rent Warden), Newcomen's Warden, Spratt, Young and Jackson's Warden and Bell Warden. After the Church Rate Abolition Act of 1883 the office of Spratt, Young and Jackson's Warden was abolished, and the number of account books per year drops from 6 to 5. The Series is not complete, volumes for the 18th century being very sparse: some early rentals for the wardens of the General Poor are to be found among the Poor Relief papers (P92/SAV/1383-1414).
P92/SAV/1262 - 1309
Portfolio of plans and drawings, many of them hand coloured, labelled 'Cleaned and arranged by John Rows, WGA [Warden of Great Account] 1840'.
P92/SAV/1898-1926 1612-1620 Collection of briefs, printed unless noted otherwise, authorising collections for various persons of causes. The briefs contain numerous details about petitioners cases and are for the most part endorsed with a receipt from the collector of the money received
P92/SAV/1953 - 1969
P92/SAV/1970 - 2538
Additional records of the Corporation of Wardens of Saint Saviour, Southwark, formerly kept in the triforium of Southwark Cathedral and in the Strong Room of No.8 Southwark Street.
P92/SAV/2186 and 2385 were found in the Strong Room of Southwark Town Hall among records of the Borough Council.