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For questions pertaining to the capital city and county of London (or Greater London) in the south of England. Due to many boundary changes over the years, consider whether it may be more accurate to use the Middlesex or Surrey tags. This tag is not to be used for the towns or cities called London in Canada or the United States.

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How were the beneficiaries of the 1872 Will of Mary Rogers related?

My fourth great grandmother was Elizabeth Crawley, born 1791, probably in London. She married William Stretch in 1819 in Whitechapel. The witnesses to their marriage were D. Rogers and Mary Rogers, ...
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What happened to the 1896 London census records?

A little known fact is that a census of London was performed in 1896. On GENUKI it states: A quinquennial census was held covering the London County Council area on 29 March 1896, paid for by ...
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Where is Mary Elizabeth Richardson in the UK 1891 Census?

My 2nd great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth ("Mary"), was born to Richard and Penelope Hill in Islington, London, on 01 Jan 1857. She is found with Richard, her stepmother Annie, and brother Richard D in ...
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Are there records for Whitecross Debtors Prison Turnkeys in 19th Century London?

Nether Fustian Continuations and a Drink for Desperate Men Too often, I underestimate human ingenuity. I had never imagined, for example, that a man would wreath himself in cow-guts full of gin. But ...
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No trace of grandfather in 1891 or 1901 census?

My grandfather Charles Thomas Gigg was born in Kensington, London in 1887. He appears to be illegitimate -- no father shown on birth certificate. He is in the 1911 census -- married with own family. ...
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Looking for marriage record of Albert Augur near Bermondsey (London) around 1870?

Albert Augur is my 3rd great grandfather. I have been able to find records for my other English ancestors with ease, but he seems to be a tough nut to crack. Anyway, I will list what I know about him ...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I'm trying to find information on someone who was born in October 1910 at 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch (London, UK) which I have come to learn was the St. Leonards workhouse and hospital. The short ...
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Finding birth record of Pierre Louis Oscar Cordier, Frenchman who married (1869) and died (1882) in London?

I'm researching my girlfriend's family tree and I've hit a brick wall in France as I have absolutely no experience using french records. I have traced back to Pierre Louis Oscar/Oscard Cordier born ...
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Searching marriage records for London by witnesses?

Today a key piece of information about my 4th great grandmother Sarah Osment Smyth came to my attention when @ValerieFennell wrote: I have Sarah Osment Smyth as witness at the marriage of James ...
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Index for Abney Park Cemetery London UK?

Does anyone know if the above cemetery has ever been indexed and if so is there an online database available either free or subscribed?
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William Miller, private in the Driver Corps

I have an ancestor (William Miller) who on his son's baptism record (Woolwich, London, 1813) is listed as a 'Private in the Driver Corps'. How can I get more information?
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Where is the Marriage of Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston to John Weston?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1945 which has been recently verified using the ...
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Where is the 1911 Census record relating to Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1945 which has been recently verified using the ...
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Looking for parents of Charlotte Wood from Middlesex, London?

Charlotte Wood sailed on the ship Warwick, 1874, arriving January 1875, in Auckland New Zealand. She was listed as Charlotte Wood, aged 18 from Middlesex on the passenger list. I have all documents of ...
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Could John Stacy who lived/married at London and later lived at Exmouth (Devon) have been baptized in 1759 at North Petherton (Somerset)?

I would like to identify the parents of my 4th great grandfather John Stacy. The timeline I have for John Stacy is: 1777 Paying 4 pounds 4 shillings rent for Coach Houses and Stables at Farringdon ...
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Where was Timothy Kelly born (married in London, died in Herefordshire)?

My ancestor Timothy Kelly, died in Weobley, Herefordshire, in 1839, and was born around 1774, according to the age given on his death certificate. Supposedly, his son told descendants that his father ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I am looking for records of my family who were in the Islington workhouse and Highgate Hill Infirmary (HHI or St. Mary's) around 1908-1909. I have already found many records including admissions and ...
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Were James Smyth Stacy and family in London, Devon or elsewhere for 1841 Census?

My 3rd great grandparents James Smyth Stacy and Elizabeth Mary Murch arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on 12 Oct 1849, along with their five children that included my 2nd great grandfather ...
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Looking for death of Thomas James Murdin, last sighted in 1934 in Camberwell, London?

I am looking for the death of Thomas James Murdin who was born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire in 1871. In 1911 he was a tailor. His wife died in 1912, and then he seems to have lived with his ...
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Where is the marriage of F. M. Weston/Mason to a Goodman?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1947 which has been recently verified using the ...
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What happened to Nathan Stein and Sarah Goldberg Stein who were living in London 1897?

On 28 Feb 1897 Nathan/ Nissen Stein, a bootmaker, lived at 27 Winterton Street in London. He had at least two children: a daughter Ada/Ida born about 1877 in; and a daughter born about 1893. ...
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Missing birth records for Great Grandfather - London, UK

I have been tracing my ancestors to Italy and have accounted for all their vital BMD records, with the exception of just one, which is my British-born Great Grandfather, Baptista Sabini, and his birth ...
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Finding records of ancestor who died in London in 1948?

I have an extensive tree but can find nothing at all about my grandfather. He was Newman Rosenthal, and the only thing I know is that he died in London in 1948. I’d welcome something suggestions on ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

In Ancestry.com's England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 there is an image from Piece 4330: Chelsea Hospital (Church of England non-parochial), 1691-1765 which ...
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Are records of Reed and Shaw, Solicitors of Cheapside, London, related to John Billin in 1845 likely to still exist?

In an earlier question (Interpreting "From what County selected" column for Billin family on 1849 "Eliza" Passenger List (Plymouth, England - Port Adelaide, South Australia)?) I ...
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Transcribing testimonial

I am attempting to transcribe a testimonial for a grandaunt of my wife: So far, I have come up with the following: University of London Courtauld Institute of Art 20 Portman Square, London, W.I. ...
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Meaning of "brought from" on early 19th century London burial record?

The below image has been cropped from the Burial Record (found at Ancestry.com) of my 5th great grandfather John Smyth who was buried at Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (London, England) on 23 Jan 1806. ...
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Interpreting Musgrave's Obituaries (for London) from around 1790?

On Ancestry.com I found a reference that may be to my 4th great grandfather John Stacy (also discussed in Could John Stacy who lived/married at London and later lived at Exmouth (Devon) have been ...
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What records might survive of nautical assessor who died on London Docks in second half of 18th century?

In Could John Stacy who lived/married at London and later lived at Exmouth (Devon) have been baptized in 1759 at North Petherton (Somerset)? I have been trying to identify the parents of John Stacy (...
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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?

I have located Isaac in the 1871 census, 29 years old and resident in London. He was not included in the 1861 census so I have concluded that he arrived in uk sometime between 1861and 1871. He became ...
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Finding records of Transport-office that John Smyth worked for in London prior to 1806?

I have been trying to determine the occupation(s) of my 4th great grandfather John Smyth, who married Sara Osment on 13 Jul 1764 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, when a "Captain's Clarke ... on his majestys ...
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Is Mariner to Nautical Assessor a likely career change in late 1730s Bermondsey?

In What records might survive of nautical assessor who died on London Docks in second half of 18th century? I have presented evidence that the father of John Stacy (1759-1831) was Henry Stacy, ...
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Transcription of baptism record handwriting

I am having trouble deciphering some of this baptism record. It seems to be a match for a William John Gifford, whose parents were William and Lydia, servants in Belgravia. I think there's a small ...
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What might someone being a "real Object of Charity" in 1753 London indicate about their circumstances?

Today I received a scan of the admission papers of John Smyth (who I believe to be my 4th great grandfather) into Greenwich Hospital School. The first page reads (with handwritten parts italicized): ...
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Seeking information on Noble Hutchinson Fleming of Cork, Ireland [closed]

Noble Hutchinson Fleming was born in Cork in 1827 and later emigrated to London. I would like to know more about the family.
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