- source: Family History Library Catalog
Mile End Old Town was a hamlet in the parish of Stepney, becoming a parish in its own right in 1866. In 1889 it was transferred from Middlesex to the newly-created County of London and in 1900 became part of Stepney Metropolitan Borough. Stepney Metropolitan Borough was abolished in 1965, and became part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Mile End is located 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross (a point considered to be the centre of London from which distances are measured). It developed on the London to Colchester road as one of the earliest suburbs of the City of London. It was named in the 13th century and the "mile" in its name refers to its distance from Aldgate.
Mile End Old Town was in the Stepney Registration District from 1837 (the beginning of UK civil registration) until 1857 when it became a Registration District in its own name with an initial population of more than 56,000. Mile End Old Town Registration District continued in existence with a number of boundary changes until 1926 when it returned to Stepney Registration District. Mile End Old Town ceased to exist as a parish at the same time, becoming part of the parish of Stepney
It became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney in 1900.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Mile End Old Town.
- See wiki.familysearch.org under "London" and also under "Middlesex" for key information about Greater London's jurisdictions and records, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
- A very useful FREE site for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800 is London Lives. This is a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
- London Ancestor, a website belonging to one of the London family history societies, has a list of transcriptions of directories from the 18th century, listing in one case "all the squares, streets, lanes, courts, yards, alleys, &C. in and about Five Miles of the Metropolis..." In other parts of the same website are maps of various parts of 19th century London and Middlesex.
- The proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. This site is FREE to use.
- Registration Districts in London, Registration Districts in Middlesex, Registration Districts in Surrey, Registration Districts in Kent, 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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