Place:Fulham, London, England

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NameFulham
Alt namesMetropolitan Borough of Fulham
TypeBorough (metropolitan)
Coordinates51.483°N 0.195°W
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1965)
Also located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoHammersmith, London, Englandneighbouring borough which also joined the London Borough of Hammersmith in 1965
Hammersmith and Fulham (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough of which it became a part in 1965
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The Metropolitan Borough of Fulham was a metropolitan borough in the County of London between 1900 and 1965, when it was merged with the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith to form the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It was a riverside borough, and included the areas of Fulham, West Kensington, Walham Green, Parsons Green and Sands End (see below). The SW6 postal district approximately follows the old Fulham parish.

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Fulham is an Inner London district located 3.7 miles (6.0 km) south west of Charing Cross (a point considered to be the centre of London from which distances are measured). It lies on the north bank in a loop of the Thames across the river from Barnes and Putney and west of Chelsea. Fulham was formerly the seat of the diocese of "Fulham and Gibraltar", and Fulham Palace (now a museum) served as the former official home of the Bishop of London. Fulham nestles in a loop of the Thames across the river from Barnes and Putney.

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Population and area

A chart in Wikipedia tables the growth of population of Fulham from 1801 until 1961.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Fulham.

Parsons Green

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Parsons Green is an area in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The mainly residential area is named after the village green (the Parson's Green) now called Parsons Green Park where the vicar of Fulham used to live.

Sands End

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Sands End is in the southernmost part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in Greater London, England. Sands End was a close knit working class community and was once the industrial heart of Fulham with its gas works, power station and petrol depot providing work for generations of local families.

Walham Green

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Walham Green is an area located on the border of Fulham and Chelsea. As a separate place-name it is nowadays rarely used, with most considering it part of Fulham. From 1880-1952, the Fulham Broadway underground station was called Walham Green.

Research Tips

  • 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.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Metropolitan Borough of Fulham. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Fulham. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Parsons Green. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Sands End. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Walham Green. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.