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From: "Denis Valiquette & Linda Reynolds" <>
Subject: Fw: 1851, 1861 Stepney Census
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 22:00:44 -0500
You could be right, in certain contexts it may mean Urban Sanitary
District, although from what I have heard London was anything but
"Sanitary" back in the old days! :-)
Anyhow, when a contact of mine checked with the local registrar regarding
the USD on a birth certificate I had received she was told that it meant
Caution: All abbreviations may have more than one meaning!
> From: Pickard - Hungary <>
> Subject: Re: 1851, 1861 Stepney Census
> Date: October 31, 1998 5:47 PM
> I always thought USD was Urban Sanitary District - one of my ancestors
> an inspector of such !, I could be wrong of course....
> Pickard Trepess
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Denis Valiquette & Linda Reynolds <>
> To: <>
> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 2:26 PM
> Subject: Fw: 1851, 1861 Stepney Census
> >In answer to Carole Beth:
> >Stepney is a District as are Wandsworth, Lambeth and Tower Hamlets. It
> >created 1st July 1837 and was in the County of Middlesex until 1889.
> >other areas: Lower Mile End Old Town, Upper MEOT, Ratcliff, Shadwell,
> >Shadwell and Ratcliffe, and Upper Mile End Old Town are Sub Districts.
> >may see USD on birth (and other?) certificates which means Urban
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