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The London Collection

We have just launched 'The London Collection' which features records to help people track down their London-based ancestors and unearth the milestone events of famous Londoners from the past.

The London Collection includes records of baptisms, marriages and burials which date back to 1538. These include significant dates in the lives of famous Londoners including Charles Dickens' marriage in Chelsea in 1836, captured in the West Middlesex Marriage Index, and William Blake's somewhat mysterious burial in 1827 at Bunhill Fields, detailed in the City of London Burial Index.

The collection also includes the records of baptisms in London's Docklands, some of which provide a fascinating insight into popular baby names of the 1700s, including exotic-sounding names such as 'Hephzibah', 'Delight' and 'Philadelphia'.

The findmypast.co.uk London Collection includes:

City of London Burial Index – records from all the churches in the City of London from 1813 to 1890
West Middlesex Marriage Index – detailing 84,863 marriages in 61 parishes from 1538 to 1837
London Docklands Baptisms – comprising 407,558 baptisms for London's docklands areas 1712 to 1933
London and West Kent Probate Indexes – mainly detailing wills and administrations from 1750 to 1858
The Matchworkers' Strike – listing participants of the strike of over 700 men, women and teenage boys and girls working at the Bryant and May factory in East London in 1888, the same year as the Jack the Ripper murders
Find out more by exploring The London Collection


I have just found two burials for OH's Newton family from Southwark - both children buried in Bunhill Fields.
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Hmmmm .... well, as usual there's nothing covering any of the London areas I want to look at

This is the first time I've had FMP and apart from the 1911 census, I don't find it of much use.
I took out a 6 month sub instead of Ancestry, just so I could explore the 1911 but don't think I'll continue with it ....

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Most of that London stuff was already on FMP, it's just that now they're bundling it together and calling it a collection!
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Most of that London stuff was already on FMP, it's just that now they're bundling it together and calling it a collection!
Kiterunner, that's probably true, but I know those burials I found are a recent addition.
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