Place:Primrose Hill, London, England

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NamePrimrose Hill
TypeArea
Coordinates51.5396°N 0.1608°W
Located inLondon, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoHornsey, Middlesex, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
St. Pancras, London, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it was located 1900-1965
Camden (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough covering the area since 1965


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Primrose Hill is a hill of located on the northern side of Regent's Park in London, and also the name given to the surrounding district. The hill has a clear view of central London, as well as Hampstead and Belsize Park to the north. It is one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in London and is home to many prominent residents.

From 1900 until 1965 it was part of St. Pancras Metropolitan Borough in the County of London. It originated in the very large parish of Hornsey which has been so much reduced over the past two centuries that it now appears to be another small neighbourhood to the east in the London Borough of Haringey. Since 1965 it has been part of the London Borough of Camden.

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  • See wiki.familysearch.org under "London" and also under "Middlesex", "Surrey" and "Kent" for key information about Greater London's jurisdictions and records, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
  • The London Encyclopaedia by Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert. An e-book available online through Google, originally published by Pan Macmillan. There is a search box in the left-hand pane.
  • London Lives. A very useful free website for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800. 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 website 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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