The area now covered by the 32 London boroughs. Includes the historic county of Middlesex, and parts of Surrey, Essex and Kent
Survey of London
Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 43 volumes.
Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 5 volumes.
Assize records for London, 14th-16th centuries. 3 volumes.
Maps (Ordnance Survey)
The complete 1:10,560 series, and 1:2,500 maps for selected areas (Epoch 1). 2 volumes.
Feet of Fines
Final concords for Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. 2 volumes.
A New History of London
Including Westminster and Southwark
Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.
A History of the County of London: Volume 1
London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark
Part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster.
A Dictionary of London
Historical notes of streets and buildings in the City of London, including references to other relevant sources.
The church in London 1375-1392
Details ecclesiastical property and the taxation of the clergy in the City of London. Also included are Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London. By kind permission of the London Record Society.
Justice in eighteenth-century Hackney
The justicing notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney petty sessions book
These two sources cover between them the period 1730 to 1753. Edited from MSS in the Greater London Record Office, by permission of the London Record Society.
A Topographical Dictionary of England
Seventh edition. Contains detailed topographical accounts of places, parishes and counties in England. Originally published in four volumes, here given together.
A History of the County of Hertford: volume 2
This volume covers the south and west of the county and includes areas, such as Barnet and Elstree, that are now within greater London. It also includes a detailed account of the city and cathedral of St Albans.
Statutes of the Realm
The full text of Statutes passed into law by the two Houses of Parliament. 3 volumes.
Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660
The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.
The Barrington Papers, volume 1
Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 77
Selections from the papers of Admiral the Hon. Samuel Barrington. They include: his early Order Books; a private letter book; his Journal, and several other papers. Together they relate to the period from 1747 to 1799.
Parliament Rolls of Medieval England
Transcriptions from the manuscript rolls of all parliaments which survive for the period 1275 to 1504. The transcriptions - in Latin, Anglo-Norman or Middle English - are presented in parallel with a modern English translation. There is also a description of each parliament of the period, including for those of which no roll survives.
or, An exact Account of the Proceedings of the Four last Parliaments of Q. Elizabeth
Details debates in both Houses of Parliament from 1589 until 1601. Collected by the Shropshire MP Heywood Townshend, they were first published in 1680.
Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820
A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.
Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714
This volume lists members of the University of Oxford from 1500 to 1714, along with brief biographical details such as ecclesiastical positions held and family relationships among the alumni.
Roger Whitley's Diary 1684-1697
Bodleian Library, MS Eng Hist c 711
Diary of a Cheshire gentleman, Whig Member of Parliament for Chester in 1689-97 and landholder in Wales, covering a period in which he steered a difficult political course. Michael Stevens' transcription is published by permission of the Bodleian Library.