Place:Middlesex, England

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NameMiddlesex
Alt namesMDXsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Middelseaxansource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Middxsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002; Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Midelsexesource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county
Located inEngland
See alsoLondon, Englandmunicipality into which part of Middlesex was absorbed in 1889
Greater London, Englandmunicipality into which part of Middlesex was absorbed in 1965
Contained Places
Area
Alperton
Angel ( - 1889 )
Archway ( - 1889 )
Barnsbury ( - 1889 )
Bayswater ( - 1889 )
Belgravia ( - 1889 )
Bloomsbury ( - 1889 )
Bounds Green ( - 1965 )
Brick Lane ( - 1889 )
Brompton ( - 1889 )
Brondesbury ( - 1965 )
Canonbury ( - 1889 )
Chalk Farm ( - 1889 )
Chelsea ( - 1889 )
Childs Hill ( - 1965 )
Covent Garden ( - 1889 )
Cricklewood ( - 1965 )
Crouch End ( - 1965 )
Cubitt Town ( - 1889 )
Dalston ( - 1889 )
Dollis Hill ( - 1965 )
Earls Court ( - 1889 )
East Acton
Farringdon ( - 1889 )
Fitzrovia ( - 1889 )
Fulwell ( - 1965 )
Gospel Oak ( - 1889 )
Grove Park ( - 1965 )
Gunnersbury ( - 1965 )
Hackney Central ( - 1889 )
Hackney Wick ( - 1889 )
Haggerston ( - 1889 )
Harlesden ( - 1965 )
Highbury ( - 1889 )
Highgate ( - 1889 )
Holland Park ( - 1889 )
Holloway ( - 1889 )
Homerton ( - 1889 )
Hoxton ( - 1889 )
Isle of Dogs ( - 1889 )
Kensal Green ( - 1965 )
Kensal Town ( - 1889 )
Kentish Town ( - 1889 )
Kenton ( - 1965 )
Kilburn ( - 1965 )
Kingsland ( - 1889 )
Knightsbridge ( - 1889 )
Lisson Grove ( - 1889 )
Lower Clapton ( - 1889 )
Lower Holloway ( - 1889 )
Maida Vale ( - 1889 )
Mayfair ( - 1889 )
Muswell Hill ( - 1965 )
Newington Green ( - 1889 )
North Kensington ( - 1889 )
Norwood Green ( - 1965 )
Notting Hill ( - 1889 )
Palmers Green ( - 1965 )
Park Royal ( - 1965 )
Pimlico ( - 1889 )
Ponders End
Primrose Hill ( - 1889 )
Rayners Lane ( - 1965 )
Regent's Park ( - 1889 )
Shepherd's Bush ( - 1889 )
Soho ( - 1889 )
Somers Town ( - 1889 )
South Hackney ( - 1889 )
South Harrow ( - 1965 )
South Kensington ( - 1889 )
St. John's Wood ( - 1889 )
Stamford Hill ( - 1889 )
Strawberry Hill ( - 1965 )
Tufnell Park ( - 1889 )
Upper Clapton ( - 1889 )
Upper Holloway ( - 1889 )
West Holloway ( - 1889 )
West Kensington ( - 1889 )
West Kilburn ( - 1889 )
Westbourne Green ( - 1889 )
Whitehall ( - 1889 )
Yeading ( - 1965 )
Borough
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Borough (metropolitan)
Bethnal Green ( - 1889 )
Chelsea ( - 1889 )
Fulham ( - 1889 )
Hackney ( - 1889 )
Hammersmith ( - 1889 )
Hampstead ( - 1889 )
Holborn ( - 1889 )
Islington ( - 1889 )
Kensington ( - 1889 )
London (City of) ( - 1889 )
Paddington ( - 1889 )
Poplar ( - 1889 )
Shoreditch ( - 1889 )
St. Marylebone ( - 1889 )
St. Pancras ( - 1889 )
Stoke Newington ( - 1889 )
Westminster ( - 1889 )
Borough (municipal)
Acton ( - 1965 )
Brentford and Chiswick ( 1927 - 1965 )
Ealing ( - 1965 )
Edmonton ( - 1965 )
Enfield ( - 1965 )
Finchley ( - 1965 )
Harrow ( - 1965 )
Hendon ( - 1965 )
Heston and Isleworth ( 1894 - 1965 )
Hornsey ( - 1965 )
Southall
Southgate
Twickenham ( - 1965 )
Wembley ( - 1965 )
Willesden ( - 1965 )
Wood Green ( - 1974 )
Castle
Tower of London ( - 1889 )
Cemetery
Teddington Cemetery
Tower Hamlets Cemetery ( - 1889 )
Westminster Abbey ( 1245 - 1889 )
City district
East London ( - 1965 )
Civil parish
Hampton Wick ( - 1965 )
Westminster St. George Hanover Square ( 1724 - 1889 )
District
Hatton Garden
Highams Park
Leyton
Leytonstone
Neasden
Pentonville
Shacklewell
Southall Norwood
Stroud Green
West Harrow
Whetstone
Winchmore Hill
Woodside Park
Former administrative division
Tower Hamlets ( - 1889 )
Former parish
Charterhouse ( - 1889 )
St. Luke ( - 1889 )
Hamlet
Colney Hatch ( - 1965 )
Yeading ( - 1965 )
Hundred
Edmonton (hundred)
Elthorne (hundred)
Gore (hundred)
Isleworth (hundred)
Ossulstone (hundred)
Spelthorne (hundred)
Inhabited place
Brentford ( - 1965 )
Camden Town ( - 1889 )
Cowley ( - 1965 )
Cranford ( - 1965 )
Enfield Town ( - 1965 )
Hounslow ( - 1965 )
London (City of) ( - 1889 )
Potters Bar ( - 1965 )
Southall
Spring Grove ( - 1965 )
Westminster ( - 1889 )
Whitton ( - 1965 )
Island
Eel Pie Island ( - 1965 )
Military base
South Ruislip ( - 1965 )
Parish
Acton ( - 1965 )
Ashford ( - 1965 )
Bethnal Green ( - 1889 )
Bow ( - 1889 )
Bromley-by-Bow ( - 1889 )
Chiswick
Clerkenwell ( 1889 - )
Cowley ( - 1965 )
Cranford ( - 1965 )
Ealing ( - 1965 )
East Bedfont ( - 1965 )
Edgware ( - 1965 )
Edmonton ( - 1965 )
Enfield Town ( - 1965 )
Enfield ( - 1965 )
Feltham ( - 1965 )
Finchley ( - 1965 )
Friern Barnet ( - 1965 )
Furnival's Inn
Glasshouse Yard ( - 1889 )
Gray's Inn
Greenford ( - 1965 )
Hammersmith ( - 1889 )
Hampstead ( - 1889 )
Hampton ( - 1965 )
Hanwell ( - 1965 )
Hanworth ( - 1965 )
Harefield ( - 1965 )
Harlington ( - 1965 )
Harmondsworth ( - 1965 )
Harrow Weald ( - 1965 )
Harrow ( - 1965 )
Hayes ( - 1965 )
Hendon ( - 1965 )
Heston ( - 1965 )
Hillingdon East ( - 1965 )
Hillingdon ( - 1965 )
Holy Trinity Minories ( - 1889 )
Hornsey ( - 1965 )
Ickenham ( - 1965 )
Isleworth ( - 1965 )
Kensington ( - 1889 )
Kingsbury ( - 1965 )
Laleham
Liberty of the Tower ( - 1889 )
Limehouse ( - 1889 )
Lincoln's Inn
Little Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Littleton
Mile End New Town ( - 1889 )
Mile End Old Town ( - 1889 )
Monken Hadley ( - 1889 )
New Brentford ( - 1965 )
Northolt ( - 1965 )
Norton Folgate ( - 1889 )
Old Artillery Ground ( - 1889 )
Old Brentford ( 1894 - 1965 )
Old Tower Without ( - 1889 )
Paddington ( - 1889 )
Perivale
Pinner ( - 1965 )
Poplar ( - 1889 )
Precinct of the Savoy ( - 1889 )
Ratcliff ( - 1889 )
Ruislip ( - 1965 )
Saffron Hill
Shadwell ( - 1889 )
Shepperton
Shoreditch ( - 1889 )
South Mimms ( - 1965 )
Southgate
Spitalfields ( - 1889 )
St Giles in the Fields ( - 1889 )
St. Botolph Without Aldgate ( - 1889 )
St. George in the East ( - 1889 )
St. Katharine by the Tower ( - 1889 )
St. Marylebone ( - 1889 )
St. Sepulchre
Staines
Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Stanwell
Staple Inn
Stepney ( - 1889 )
Stoke Newington ( - 1889 )
Sunbury
Teddington ( - 1965 )
Tottenham
Tower of London ( - 1889 )
Twickenham ( - 1965 )
Uxbridge ( - 1965 )
Wapping ( - 1889 )
Wealdstone ( - 1965 )
Wembley ( - 1965 )
West Drayton
West Twyford ( - 1965 )
Westminster Abbey ( 1245 - 1889 )
Westminster St. Anne Soho ( - 1889 )
Westminster St. Clement Danes ( - 1889 )
Westminster St. James Piccadilly ( - 1889 )
Westminster St. John the Evangelist ( 1727 - 1889 )
Westminster St. Margaret ( - 1889 )
Westminster St. Martin in the Fields ( - 1889 )
Westminster St. Mary le Strand ( - 1889 )
Westminster St. Paul's Covent Garden ( - 1889 )
Westminster ( - 1889 )
Whitechapel ( - 1889 )
Willesden ( - 1965 )
Wood Green ( - 1974 )
Yiewsley ( - 1965 )
Parish (ancient)
Hackney ( - 1889 )
Holborn ( - 1889 )
St. Pancras ( - 1889 )
Registration district
Bethnal Green Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Bishopsgate Registration District ( 1837 - 1838 )
Brentford Registration District ( 1837 - 1947 )
Chelsea Registration District ( 1841 - 1889 )
Clerkenwell Registration District ( 1837 - 1869 )
Ealing Registration District ( 1947 - 1965 )
East London Registration District ( 1838 - 1869 )
Edmonton Registration District ( 1837 - 1965 )
Fulham Registration District ( 1875 - 1889 )
Hackney Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Hampstead Registration District ( 1848 - 1989 )
Harrow Registration District ( 1947 - 1965 )
Hendon Registration District ( 1837 - 1965 )
Holborn Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Islington Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Kensington Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
London City Registration District ( 1870 - 1901 )
Marylebone Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Mile End Old Town Registration District ( 1857 - 1889 )
Paddington Registration District ( 1885 - 1889 )
Pancras Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Poplar Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Shoreditch Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
South Middlesex Registration District ( 1947 - 1965 )
St. George Hanover Square Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
St. George in the East Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
St. Giles Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
St. James Westminster Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
St. Luke Registration District ( 1837 - 1869 )
St. Martin in the Fields Registration District ( 1837 - 1868 )
Staines Registration District ( 1837 - 1947 )
Stepney Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Strand Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Uxbridge Registration District ( 1837 - 1965 )
Westminster Registration District ( 1870 - 1889 )
Westminster St. Margaret Registration District ( 1837 - 1870 )
Whitechapel Registration District ( 1837 - 1889 )
Willesden Registration District ( 1909 - 1965 )
Wood Green Registration District ( 1947 - 1965 )
Rural district
Hendon Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
South Mimms Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Staines Rural ( 1894 - 1930 )
Uxbridge Rural ( 1894 - 1929 )
Suburb
Cockfosters ( - 1965 )
Colney Hatch ( - 1965 )
Crouch End ( - 1965 )
Dollis Hill ( - 1965 )
Eastcote ( - 1965 )
Friern Barnet ( - 1965 )
Golders Green ( - 1965 )
Hampton Wick ( - 1965 )
Hampton ( - 1965 )
Hanworth ( - 1965 )
Harrow Weald ( - 1965 )
Heston ( - 1965 )
Ickenham ( - 1965 )
Little Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Mill Hill ( - 1965 )
Muswell Hill ( - 1965 )
North Harrow ( - 1965 )
Osterley ( - 1965 )
Pinner ( - 1965 )
Rayners Lane ( - 1965 )
South Harrow ( - 1965 )
South Ruislip ( - 1965 )
St. Margarets ( - 1965 )
Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Strawberry Hill ( - 1965 )
Teddington ( - 1965 )
Whitton ( - 1965 )
Yiewsley and West Drayton ( 1929 - 1965 )
Yiewsley ( - 1965 )
Unknown
Christ Church
Church-End (near Willesden)
Goodmans-Fields
Greenhill
Hanger Hill
Mile End
Neasdon
Notting-dale
Poyle
Runwell
Stonebridge
Upper Halliford
Westbourne-Park
Urban district
Acton ( - 1965 )
Brentford ( - 1965 )
Chiswick
Feltham ( - 1965 )
Greenford ( - 1965 )
Hampton ( - 1965 )
Hanwell ( - 1965 )
Harrow ( - 1965 )
Hayes and Harlington ( 1930 - 1965 )
Hendon ( - 1965 )
Heston and Isleworth ( 1894 - 1965 )
Potters Bar ( - 1965 )
Teddington ( - 1965 )
Uxbridge ( - 1965 )
Wealdstone ( - 1965 )
Wembley ( - 1965 )
Yiewsley and West Drayton ( 1929 - 1965 )

Middlesex is one of the historic counties of England. It includes the City of London within its territory, although the city was self-governing from the 13th Century. In 1889 the administrative area of Middlesex was substantially reduced by the creation of the County of London, which also took in parts of Surrey and Kent. In 1965, Middlesex was abolished for administrative purposes and most of its territory was added to Greater London. Two small parts of Middlesex did not join Greater London: the Potters Bar Urban District became administratively part of Hertfordshire, whilst the Staines and Sunbury Urban Districts became administratively part of Surrey.

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) was a county in southeast England, that is now mostly part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties. It was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The historic county included land stretching north of the River Thames from east to west of the City of London with the rivers Colne, Lea and a ridge of hills as the other boundaries. The largely low-lying county, dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south, was the second smallest by area in 1831.

The City of London was a county in its own right from the 12th century and was able to exert political control over Middlesex. Westminster Abbey dominated most of the early financial, judicial and ecclesiastical aspects of the county. As London grew into Middlesex, the Corporation of London resisted attempts to expand the city boundaries into the county, which posed problems for the administration of local government and justice. In the 18th and 19th centuries the population density was especially high in the southeast, including the East End and West End of London. From 1855 the southeast was administered with sections of Kent and Surrey as part of the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works. When county councils were introduced in England in 1889 about 20% of the area of Middlesex, along with a third of its population, was transferred to the new County of London and the remainder became an administrative county governed by the Middlesex County Council that met regularly at the Middlesex Guildhall in Westminster, in the County of London. The City of London and Middlesex became separate counties for other purposes and Middlesex regained the right to appoint their own sheriff, lost in 1199.

In the interwar years suburban London further expanded, with improvement and expansion of public transport, and the setting up of new industries. After the Second World War, the population of the County of London[1] and inner Middlesex was in steady decline, with high population growth continuing in the outer parts.[2] After a Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London, almost all of the original area was incorporated into an enlarged Greater London in 1965, with the rest transferred to neighbouring counties.[3] Since 1965 various areas called Middlesex have been used for cricket and other sports. Middlesex is the former postal county of 25 post towns.

Early history

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Modern history

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Middlesex Research Tips

Parts of Middlesex were absorbed into London in 1889 (Inner London), and some in 1965 (Outer London). Depending on the specific location and the year being investigated it may be necessary to check London records as well as those of Middlesex.

  • See wiki.familysearch.org under "Middlesex" for key information about the jurisdictions and records of Middlesex, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
  • The London Metropolitan Archives (40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB) holds records relating to the whole of Greater London. Ancestry (subscription necessary) has produced transcriptions and provides images of lists of baptisms, marriages, and burials in churches across Greater London. These lists start in 1813 and stretch into the 20th century.
  • The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex is a series of volumes available online through British History Online. The volumes were written over the past hundred or so years by a number of authors and cover various sections of Middlesex. A list of the volumes and what each contains can be found under the source Victoria History of the County of Middlesex
  • GENUKI has a long list of websites and archive holders in addition to London Metropolitan Archives above. (The list from GENUKI is not maintained so well that there is never a dead link in it. However, it is often worth googling the title given on the page just in case the contributor has reorganized their website.)
  • GENUKI has a separate page for Middlesex references.
  • GENUKI also has a list of the Archives and Local Studies Libraries for each of the boroughs of Greater London.
  • Registration Districts in Middlesex and Registration Districts in London, are lists of the registration districts used for civil registration (births, marriages and deaths, as well as the censuses). There are linked supporting lists of the parishes which made up each registration district, the dates of formation and abolition of the districts, the General Register Office numbers, and the local archive-holding place. This work has been carried out by Brett Langston under the agency of GENUKI (Genealogy United Kingdom and Ireland) and UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths & Censuses on the Internet.
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