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London, England - Royal Exchange, looking Southward
The Beauties of England and Wales (1801-1815)
London, England

Royal Exchange, looking Southward
The Beauties of England and Wales (1801-1815)
London, England - William Henry Bartlett print
London, England

William Henry Bartlett print
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London, England

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London, England

London, England - General View of the Tower, London
London, England

General View of the Tower, London
London, England - The Bank of England (1910)
London, England

The Bank of England (1910)
London, England - Blackfriars Bridge, London
London, England

Blackfriars Bridge, London

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1550 - The population of London is about 120,000
The population of London may have reached 120,000 by the middle of the 16th century and about...Read MORE...

1571 - The Royal Exchange is built
Wool was still the main export from London but there were also exports of 'Excellent saffron in...Read MORE...

1600 - The population of London is about 250,000
Nevertheless the suburbs outside London continued to grow. In the late 16th century rich men began...Read MORE...

1603 - Plague strikes London
All this happened despite outbreaks of bubonic plague. It broke out in 1603, 1633 and 1665 but each ...Read MORE...

1633 - Plague strikes again (London)

www.localhistories.org/londontime.html
1635 - Hyde Park is opened to the public (London)
Banqueting House was built in 1622. In 1635 the king opened Hyde Park to the public. In 1637...Read MORE...

1642 - Civil War (London)
Then in 1642 Civil War began between king and parliament. The royalists made one attempt to capture ...Read MORE...

1665 - Great Plague struck London; over 75,000 died

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News  1666 - The Great Fire of London destroys about 13,200 houses
In 1666 came the great fire of London. It began on 2 September in a baker's house in Pudding Lane....Read MORE...

1685 - Oil lamps are used to light the streets of London
In the 17th century wealthy Londoners obtained piped water for the first time. It was brought by...Read MORE...

1699 - Billingsgate is made a fish market (London)
Billingsgate was a general market until 1699 when an Act of Parliament made it a fish market.

www.localhistories.org/londontime.html
1700 - The population of London is about 600,000
The population of London rose from about 600,000 in 1700 to 950,000 in 1800. The fashionable...Read MORE...

1703 - Buckingham Palace is built

www.localhistories.org/londontime.html
1705 - Apr 23 - Richard Steele's "Tender Husband" premieres in London

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1711 - St Paul's Cathedral is completed

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News  1717 - June 24 - 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

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June 24, 1717
News  1718 - May 15 - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun

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May 15, 1718
News  1726 - October 28 - "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

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October 28, 1726
News  1843 - March 25 – Marc Isambard Brunel's Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel under the River Thames and the world's first bored underwater tunnel, is opened in London.

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March 25, 1843
News  1843 - December 17 – Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol is first published, in London. Released on December 19 it sells out by Christmas Eve.

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December 17, 1843
News  1844 - June 6 – George Williams founds the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in London.

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June 6, 1844
1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen...Read MORE...

News  1848 - February 21 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto (Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) in London.

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February 21, 1848
News  1859 - Big Ben begins keeping time
May 31, 1859: The Great Clock (aka Big Ben) in London officially began keeping time. (On July 11,...Read MORE...

News  1869 - More than fifteen hundred deaths occur in London every week.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
1869 - A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:
"TO ALL FENIANS.
"Vive la Republique!
"The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on ...Read MORE...

News  1872 - Enterprising Yankee
A Yankee has a street stand in London for the sale of pop-corn and roasted peanuts.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 9, 1872
News  1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...
When an individual commences bathing, it is best that he or she take one or two plunges, and then...Read MORE...

March 13, 1882: Eadweard Muybridge's Zoopraxiscope, an early movie projector, debuted in London

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News  1887 - November 13 – Bloody Sunday: Police in London clash with radical and Irish nationalist protesters.

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November 13, 1887
1888 - Jack the Ripper active in London; Commits series of brutal murders

News  1892 - October 31 – The first collection of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories from The Strand Magazine, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, is published in London.

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October 31, 1892
News  1907 - March 22 – The first taxicabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.

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March 22, 1907
News  1908 - January 24 – Start of publication of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys in London. The book will over time sell over 100 million copies and effectively begin the worldwide Boy Scout movement.

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January 24, 1908
News  1908 - April 27–October 31 – The 1908 Summer Olympics are held in London.

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April 27, 1908
News  1912 - THE TITANIC SAILS TO-DAY. Largest Vessel In World to Bring Many Well-Known Persons Here.
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

LONDON, April, 9. - The White Star liner Titanic, the...Read MORE...

News  1922 - November 14 – The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins radio service in the United Kingdom, broadcasting from station 2LO in London.

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November 14, 1922
News  1926 - January 16 – A BBC radio play about a worker's revolution causes a panic in London.

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January 16, 1926

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 59 ancestors who were born in London, England.
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Ancestors Who Died Here


Arnold
flag    Benedict ARNOLD (3 January 1740, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - 14 June 1801, London, England) gravestone

Cornell
flag   Richard CORNELL (1530, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England - 1585, London, England)

Cushman
flag   Robert CUSHMAN (9 February 1578, Rolvenden, Kent, England - 16 February 1625, London, England)

Franklin
flag    William FRANKLIN (1 September 1731, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 17 November 1813 , London, England) gravestone

Howse
flag   Hannah HOWSE (abt. 1594, , England (United Kingdom) - 16 February 1633, London, England)

Locke
flag   Thomas LOCKE (abt. 1600, , Yorkshire County, England - 14 August 1628, London, England)

Mounteyn
flag   Elizabeth MOUNTEYN (09/23/1554, Clarkenwell, Middlesex, England - , London, England)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


163
Richard BRACKETT (16 September 1610 - 5 March 1690) & Alice BLOWER (30 June 1615 - 3 November 1690)
married 16 January 1633

1612
John ATWOOD (WOOD) (bef. 4 February 1582 - 27 February 1644) & Joan COLESON (1587 - 6/1/1654)
married 25 July 1612
John CUTTING (1586 - 20 November 1659) & Mary WARD (1592 - 6 March 1633)
married 1612

1618
Roger CONANT (9 April 1592 - 19 November 1679) & Sarah HORTON (1598 - 30 October 1670)
married 11 November 1618

1624
Edward WHITE (1593 - 6 February 1711) & Martha KING (1600 - 6 March 1667)
married 31 August 1624
Thomas LOCKE (abt. 1600 - 14 August 1628) & Christena FRENCH (abt. 1605 - 1650)
married 26 July 1624

1632
Thomas HALE (15 May 1606 - 21 December 1682) & Thomasine DOWSETT (abt. 1609 - 30 January 1683)
married 11 December 1632

1633
William DYER (19 September 1609 - 18 April 1672) & Mary BARRETT (1612 - 1 June 1660)
married 27 October 1633

1635
John CUTTING (1613 - 20 November 1659) & Mary COFFIN ( - )
married 1635

1637
Thomas BROWNELL (abt. 1619 - 24 September 1665) & Ann BOURNE (15 February 1606 - 24 October 1666)
married 20 March 1637

1638
John JOYCE (abt. 1615 - 21 December 1666) & Dorothy COTCHET (16 October 1608 - 12 January 1680)
married 27 March 1638

1762
William FRANKLIN (1 September 1731 - 17 November 1813 ) & Elizabeth DOWNES ( - 1777)
married 4 September 1762

1784
John THOMAS (abt. 1760 - abt. 1790) & Marguerite HIGGINSON (abt. 1761 - )
married 8 November 1784

1786
William Stephens SMITH (8 November 1755 - 10 January 1816) & Abigail ADAMS (14 July 1765 - 15 August 1813)
married 12 June 1786

1788
William FRANKLIN (1 September 1731 - 17 November 1813 ) & Mary D EVELIN ( - )
married 14 August 1788

1797
John Qunicy ADAMS (11 July 1767 - 23 February 1848) & Louisa Catherine JOHNSON (12 February 1775 - 15 May 1852)
married 26 July 1797
 

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