LONDON-L ArchivesArchiver > LONDON > 2009-05 > 1241433582
From: J K gen <>
Subject: Re: [LON] 1841 Census London
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 11:39:42 +0100
London properly referred to City of London (the square mile with its
own Lord Mayor), other parts of "modern" London were properly
administered by the county authorities - Middlesex, Surry, Kent and
even Essex if you go east.
One can sometimes see "city of London, Middlesex" given as places of
birth even in later censuses.
So searching on Middlesex is correct. BUT remember that the 1841
merely confirms or otherwise that a person is born in the same county
as the address in which they are living when the census was taken. The
birth information is therefore given as Y and N (Yes - born in county,
No - not born in county).
So unless you are sure that the people are residing in
London/Middlesex, and were also born there, it's probably best not to
fill in either search criteria. If there are too many returns, put in
will give you a broader view of its history.
is a more academic site and you can click on the links for a range of
information and sources.
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Derek Brooks
> Good morning.
> I am doing some research on the 1841 census for London.
> However in Ancestry nothing comes up for "London" but does for Middlesex.
> Is the 1841 different for searching than later versions.
> I am using Ancestry.