Each ward elects an alderman and between 4 and 12 members depending on its size.

The wards are: , as the Borough of Southwark was partly under the jurisdiction of the City of London, but this ward only had an appointed alderman and no common councilmen.

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Fitz Hugh, The Dictionary of Genealogy, 1994.] There is a considerable overlap in the coverage of London and in particular Middlesex on this server.

Until the 19th century most parish churches had an adjacent churchyard.

Published lists for London include: A 1638 list of tithe-payers has survived in Lambeth Palace Library and was published as Dale TC (ed.) (1931) The Inhabitants of London in 1638. In 1694 an act was passed to levy taxes upon burials, births and marriages and annual dues upon bachelors over 25 years of age and upon childless widowers.

As a consequence lists were prepared in 1695 of: Returns for 17 parishes do not survive, but an attempt has been made to fill the gaps using tax assessment of similar date, and an index published as "A Supplement to the London Inhabitants List of 1695 Compiled by Staff at Guildhall Library" in Guildhall Studies in London History Vol. 2 (surnames A-M) and 3 (surnames N-Z and trades) (April and October 1976). Ancestry have indexed the records held at LMA, covering the City of London, Middlesex (including most Westminster parishes), and some parishes in Kent and Surrey.

These became over-full, and there was a public outcry.

Between 18 Parliament authorised seven commercial cemeteries.

The streets of the city, with the exception of the great thoroughfares, are for the most part narrow and irregular; but the main lines of traffic and communication are wide and noble, as are the more recently built parts of this enormous city. We give below some specific genealogy books about London.

The public edifices are innumerable, and for magnificence may vie with those of any city in the world. For a general bibliography see London's Past online, a bibliography produced by the Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography.

See the Kent and Surrey pages for details of indexes for those areas. A survey of the cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent ...: Being an improvement of Mr. and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith Volumes 1-2 (1828) 480pp. This book accompanies the BBC series of the same name looking at how London has changed since Charles Booth's survey recording social conditions in 1886, returning to six archetypal London streets. Londinium Redivivum Or an Antient History and Modern Description of London. Pauls cathedral" and are preparing 19 guides to London.

The following is a partial list of indexes for the London area south of the Thames: Over the years London has had many prisons and similar institutions. Stow's, and other surveys, by adding whatever alterations have happened in the said cities, &c. Compiled from parochial records, archives of various foundations, the Harleian mss. The Medical Heritage of Great Britain (archived) website of the Bath & Wessex Medical History Group has a page on locations in Greater London relating to medical history Sun Fire Office policy registers 1816-1833 are held at Guildhall Library and searchable on the National Archives' Discovery Catalogue - choose Guildhall Library as location (at the bottom of the Advanced Search form).

The prodigious docks, with their immense bonding-warehouses. Also see: AIM25 - Archives in London and the M25 Area - "is a major project to provide electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over fifty higher education institutions and learned societies within the greater London area." Outside London, the Institute of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies, in Canterbury, Kent, provides an online list of their library resources relating to London and Middlesex (pdf).