Place:Wealdstone, Middlesex, England

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NameWealdstone
TypeParish, Urban district
Coordinates51.595°N 0.336°W
Located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoHarrow, Middlesex, Englandmunicipal borough in which it was situated 1934-1965
Harrow (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been located since 1965

Wealdstone was historically a chapelry of the parish of Harrow. It became a parish in its own right in 1894, when it was also made an Urban District. Wealdstone was abolished in 1934 (both the parish and the Urban District), becoming part of Harrow Urban District. Harrow Urban District was made a Municipal Borough in 1954 and became the London Borough of Harrow in 1965.

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Wealdstone is an area of the London Borough of Harrow in the northwest part of Greater London. It is located north of Harrow, south of Harrow Weald, west of Belmont and east of Headstone.

Belmont

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Belmont is an area of what has been since 1965 the London Borough of Harrow.

The area is named after the mound, constructed in the early 18th century by Henry James Brydges - Earl of Carnarvon and first Duke of Chandos. He had a summer house built atop the mound for the wonderful view. The mound, or mount, is now the Stanmore Golf Course.

Belmont is a suburban residential district and was formerly served by Belmont station, on a railway single-line branch running from Harrow & Wealdstone station to Stanmore Village railway station. The line was known locally as "The Rattler".

Headstone

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Headstone is a residential area in London, England north-west of Harrow and immediately north of North Harrow.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Headstone, London.

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.
  • A map of 1885 from London Ancestor and Genmaps
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Wealdstone. 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 Belmont, Harrow. 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 Headstone, London. 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.