London
Free Census Project London, England

County status

The census of 1871 was the first to include London in its own right. Prior to then, London was included in the counties of Middlesex, Surrey and Kent.

The population of London in 1871 was some three and a quarter million people; this rose to more than four and a quarter million in 1891. In view of these huge numbers, the coordination of London transcriptions has evolved as follows:

  • The transcription of London 1871 is underway with the Middlesex districts being coordinated by me.
    • The Surrey part of London is being transcribed with the remainder of Surrey, coordinated by Bev Howlett.
    • The Kent registration districts of London are being transcribed with the main part of Kent, coordinated by Rebekah House.
    • Please see the England summary table for links to these projects.
  • The transcription of London 1891 is also underway, with most of the registration districts being coordinated by me, but please note that:
    • The (Middlesex) districts of Bethnal Green, Mile End, Pancras, Stepney and Whitechapel are being coordinated by Barbara Pearce — see the England summary table for links.
    • For convenience, the progress of all the Middlesex RDs is recorded in the 1891 table, with Barbara’s districts marked with an asterisk (*).
  • If you have an interest in volunteering to help with London please contact me, Terry Waters-Marsh.

London (Middlesex) 1871

The Middlesex part of London (RDs 1–20 on the sketch map) is being coordinated here — use the list or the sketch map to go to a specific Registration District.

The Surrey (21–25) and Kent (26–28) districts are being transcribed with their respective counties.

  1. Kensington
  2. Chelsea
  3. St George Hanover Sq.
  4. Westminster
  5. Marylebone
  6. Hampstead
  7. Pancras
  8. Islington
  9. Hackney
  10. St Giles
  11. Strand
  12. Holborn
  13. London City
  14. Shoreditch
  15. Bethnal Green
  16. Whitechapel
  17. St George in the East
  18. Stepney
  19. Mile End Old Town
  20. Poplar
  1. St Saviour Southwark
  2. St Olave Southwark
  3. Lambeth
  4. Wandsworth
  5. Camberwell
  1. Greenwich
  2. Lewisham
  3. Woolwich
Sketch map of London Registration Districts circa 1871 Kensington RD Poplar RD Mile End Old Town RD Stepney RD St George in the East RD Whitechapel RD Bethnal Green RD Shoreditch RD London City RD Holborn RD Strand RD St Giles RD Hackney RD Islington RD Pancras RD Hampstead RD Marylebone RD Westminster RD St George Hanover Square RD Chelsea RD (part of) Chelsea RD (main part)
Transcription progress by piece. Pieces are grouped by Registration District.
Piece: RG10/ Reg. Sub District Parish, Township or Hamlet Status
Kensington RD
1 St Mary Paddington Paddington
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19 St John Paddington Paddington
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29 Kensington Kensington
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49 Brompton Kensington
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57 St Peter Hammersmith Hammersmith
58
59 St Paul Hammersmith Hammersmith
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67 Fulham Fulham
68
69
70
71
72
Chelsea RD
73 Chelsea South Chelsea
74
75
76
77
78
79 Chelsea North-West Chelsea
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87 Chelsea North-East Chelsea
88
89
90
91
St George Hanover Square RD
92 Hanover Square St George Hanover Square
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100 Mayfair St George Hanover Square
101
102
103 Belgrave St George Hanover Square
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116 St George Hanover Square, Buckingham Palace
117 St John Westminster St John the Evangelist
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126 St Margaret Westminster St Margaret The Close the Collegiate Church of St Peter
127 St Margaret
128
129
130
131
132
Westminster RD
133 St James Square St James Westminster
134
135
136 Golden Square St James Westminster
137
138
139
140 Berwick Street St James Westminster
141
142
143 St Anne Soho St Anne Soho
144
145
146
147
Marylebone RD
148 All Souls St Marylebone Transcribed
149
150
151
152
153
154
155 Cavendish Square St Marylebone
156
157
158
159 Rectory St Marylebone
160
161
162
163
164
165 St Mary St Marylebone
166
167
168
169
170
171 Christchurch St Marylebone
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181 St John St Marylebone
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
Hampstead RD
189 Hampstead Hampstead Transcribed
190 Transcribed
191 Assigned
192 Assigned
193 Assigned
194
195
196
197
198
Pancras RD
199 Regents Park St Pancras
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208 Tottenham Court St Pancras
209
210
211
212
213 Grays Inn Lane St Pancras
214
215
216
217
218
219
220 Somers Town St Pancras
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230 Camden Town St Pancras
231
232
233
234 Kentish Town St Pancras
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
Islington RD
251 Islington West Islington
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278 Islington East Islington
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
Hackney RD
309 Stoke Newington Stoke Newington Transcribed
310 Transcribed
311 Assigned
312 Stamford Hill Hackney Assigned
313 West Hackney Hackney Assigned
314 Assigned
315 Assigned
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328 South Hackney Hackney
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
St Giles RD
337 St George Bloomsbury St George Bloomsbury
338
339
340
341
342 St Giles South St Giles in the Fields
343
344
345
346
347
348 St Giles North St Giles in the Fields
349
350
351
352
Strand RD
353 Long Acre St Martin in the Fields
354
355
356
357 Charing Cross St Martin in the Fields
358
359
360
361
362 St Mary le Strand St Paul Covent Garden
363 St Clement Danes
364 St Mary le Strand, Savoy
365 St Clement Danes St Clement Danes
366
367 St Clement Danes, Middle Temple
368 The Rolls
Holborn RD
369 St George the Martyr St George the Martyr
370
371 St George the Martyr, St Andrew Holborn above the Bars
372 St Andrew Holborn above the Bars, Staple Inn, Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn
373 St Andrew Eastern St Andrew Holborn above the Bars
374 St Andrew Holborn
375 St Andrew Holborn above the Bars, St Andrew, Furnival's Inn
376 Saffron Hill Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, Ely Rents, Ely Place
377 Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, Ely Rents, Charterhouse
378 St Sepulchre
379 St James Clerkenwell Clerkenwell
380
381
382
383
384 Amwell Clerkenwell
385
386
387
388 Pentonville Clerkenwell
389
390
391
392 Goswell Street Clerkenwell
393
394
395
396 Old Street St Luke
397
398
399 City Road St Luke
400
401
402
403
404 Whitecross Street St Luke
405
406
407
408
409 Finsbury St Luke
410
411
London City RD
412 St Botolph St Botolph without Aldgate Checked
413 Checked
414 Transcribed
415 St Botolph without Bishopsgate Transcribed
416 Transcribed
417 Cripplegate St Giles without Cripplegate Transcribed
418 Transcribed
419 Transcribed
420 St Botolph without Aldersgate, Glasshouse Yard Transcribed
421 St Sepulchre St Sepulchre without Newgate
422 St Sepulchre, St Bartholomew the Great, St Bartholomew the Less Transcribed
423 St Bride St Andrew Holborn below the Bars, Thavies Inn, Barnard's Inn Transcribed
424 St Bride, St Dunstan in the West Online
425 St Dunstan in the West, Bridewell, Serjeants' Inn Fleet Street, Inner Temple Transcribed
426 Castle Baynard St Anne Blackfriars, Whitefriars Transcribed
427 St Andrew by the Wardrobe, St Gregory by St Paul, St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street, St Nicholas Cole Abbey, St Peter near Pauls Wharf, St Benet Pauls Wharf, St Augustine Watling Street, St Margaret Moses Transcribed
428 Christchurch St Martin Ludgate, St Faith the Virgin, Christchurch Newgate, Street Transcribed
429 St John Zachary, St Mary Staining, St Michael Wood Street, St Leonard Foster Lane, St Alphage Sion College, St Alban Wood Street, St Olave Silver Street, St Anne & St Agnes Aldersgate, St Michael Bassishaw, St Mary Aldermanbury Transcribed
430 St Michael le Quern, St Laurence Jewry, St Mary Magdalen Milk Street, St Peter Westcheap, All Hallows Honey Lane, St Vedast Foster Lane, St Olave Old Jewry, St Martin Pomeroy, St Mary Colechurch Transcribed
431 Queenhithe St Michael Queenhithe, St Mary Mountshaw, St Mary Somerset, St Nicholas Olave, St Matthew Friday Street, St John the Evangelist, All Hallow Bread Street, St Mary Aldermary, St Thomas the Apostle, St Mildred Bread Street, St Martin Vintry, St Michael Paternoster Royal, St James Garlickhithe, Holy Trinity the Less, St Mary le Bow, St Pancras Soper Lane, St Mildred Poultry, St Benet Sherehog, St Stephen Walbrook, St John the Baptist Walbrook, St Antholin, St Mary Abchurch, St Lawrence Pountney, St Michael Cornhill, St Mary Woolchurch Hall, St Mary Woolnath, St Nicholas Acons, St Edmund the King, All Hallows Lombard Street, All Hallows the Less, All Hallows the Great, St Mary Bothaw, St Swithin London Stone Transcribed
432 Allhallows Barking St Magnus the Martyr, All Hallows Barking, St Dunstan in the East, St Katherine Coleman, St Olave Hard Street with St Nicholas in the Shambles, St Leonard Eastcheap, St Margaret Pattens, St Gabriel Fenchurch Street, All Hallows Staining Transcribed
433 St Martin Orgars, St Clement Eastcheap, St Margaret New Fish Street, St Michael Crooked Lane, St Mary at Hill, St Andrew Hubbard, St George Botolph Lane, St Botolph Billingsgate, St Peter Cornhill, St Dionis Back Church, St Benet Gracechurch Street, St Leonard Eastcheap, All Hallows Barking Transcribed
434 Broad Street All Hallows London Wall, St Andrew Undershaft, St James Dukes Place Transcribed
435 St Helen Bishopgate, St Ethelburga, St Benet Fink, St Martin Outwich, St Bartholomew by the Royal Exchsnge, St Margaret Lothbury, St Christopher le Stock, St Peter le Poer, St Katherine Cree Transcribed
436 St Katherine Cree, St Stephen Colman Street Transcribed
Shoreditch RD
437 Holywell Holywell and Moorfields, Shoreditch Transcribed
438 Shoreditch Transcribed
439 Transcribed
440 Transcribed
441 St Leonard Shoreditch Transcribed
442 Transcribed
443 Transcribed
444 Hoxton New Town Shoreditch Transcribed
445 Transcribed
446 Transcribed
447 Transcribed
448 Transcribed
449 Transcribed
450 Transcribed
451 Transcribed
452 Transcribed
453 Hoxton Old Town Shoreditch Transcribed
454 Transcribed
455 Transcribed
456 Transcribed
457 Transcribed
458 Transcribed
459 Transcribed
460 Transcribed
461 Haggerston West Shoreditch Transcribed
462 Transcribed
463 Transcribed
464 Assigned
465 Transcribed
466 Assigned
467 Assigned
468 Haggerston East Shoreditch Assigned
469 Assigned
470 Assigned
471 Assigned
472 Assigned
473 Assigned
Bethnal Green RD
474 Hackney Road Bethnal Green Hackney Road Assigned
475 Bethnal Green
476
477
478
479
480
481 Bethnal Green Bethnal Green
482
483
484
485
486
487
488
489
490
491 Bethnal Church Bethnal Green
492 Bethnal Green, Bethnal Church
493
494
495
496 Bethnal Town Bethnal Green
497 Bethnal Green, Bethnal Town
498
499
500 Bethnal Green
501
502 Bethnal Green, Bethnal Town
Whitechapel RD
503 Artillery Christchurch Spitalfields, Norton Folgate
504 Norton Folgate, Old Artillery Ground
505 Spitalfields Christchurch Spitalfields
506
507
508
509
510
511 Mile End New Town Christchurch Spitalfields
512 Whitechapel, Mile End New Town
513 Mile End New Town
514
515
516 Whitechapel North Whitechapel
517
518
519
520 Whitechapel Church Whitechapel
521
522 Goodmans Field Whitechapel
523 Whitechapel, Holy Trinity Minories
524 Aldgate St Botolph without Aldgate or East Smithfield
525 St Botolph without Aldgate or East Smithfield, Whitechapel
526 Whitechapel, St Katherine by the Tower, Tower of London, Old Tower Without
527 Shipping Transcribed
St George in the East RD
528 St Mary St George in the East
529
530
531
532
533
534 St Paul St George in the East
535
536
537
538
539
540 St John St George in the East
541
542
543
Stepney RD
544 Shadwell St Paul Shadwell
545 St Paul Shadwell, St John Wapping
546 Ratcliff Ratcliff
547
548
549 Limehouse Limehouse
550
551
552
553
Mile End Old Town RD
554 Mile End Old Town, Western Mile End Old Town
555
556
557
558
559
560 Mile End Old Town, Eastern Mile End Old Town
561
562
563
564
565
566
567
568
Poplar RD
569 Bow Bromley St Leonard Transcribed
570 Transcribed
571 Transcribed
572 Transcribed
573 Transcribed
574 Transcribed
575 Bow or St Mary Stratford le Bow Transcribed
576 Transcribed
577 Transcribed
578 Transcribed
579 Transcribed
580 Poplar Poplar Transcribed
581 Transcribed
582 Assigned
583 Assigned
584 Assigned
585 Assigned
586 Assigned
587 Assigned
588 Assigned
589 Shipping Online
590 Online
591 Online