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Aldersgate Ward

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"THE next is Aldersgate Ward, which takes its Name from that North Gate of the City: This Ward also consists of divers Streets and Lanes, lying as well within the Gate and Wall, as without. . . The Antiquities are these: First, in Staining-lane, of old Time so called, as may be supposed, the Painters-Stainers dwelling there. On the East Side thereof, adjoining to Haberdashers Hall, are 10 Alms-Houses, pertaining to the Haberdashers, wherein are placed 10 Alms-People of that Company; every one of them having 8 d. a-piece, every Friday, for ever, by the Gift of Thomas Huntlow, Haberdasher, one of the Sheriffs in the Year 1539. And Sir George Burton gave the 1o l a Year for ever." [A survey of the cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and . . . By John Stow, John Mottley (1733) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

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Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for Aldersgate Ward.

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Biography

The Life of Anthony Bacon - "A brief historical sketch of the life of Anthony Bacon, poet and intelligencer, brother of Sir Francis Bacon and son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper", by Peter Dawkins.

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Cemeteries

Aldersgate Ward - photographs and maps from the London Burial Grounds website.

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Description and Travel

John Strype's Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720) - Aldersgate Ward.

Wikipedia page on Aldersgate Ward.

You can see pictures of Aldersgate Ward which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Aldersgate Ward has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Allen, Thomas. The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and parts adjacent. Continued to the present time. London: G. Virtue (1839) 3 vols. [Full text - Aldersgate Ward]
Stow, John and John Nottley. A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent. London, Printed for T. Read (1733-35) 2 vols. [Full text - Aldersgate Ward]
Thomas, Henry The Wards of London: Comprising a Historical and Topographical Description of Every Object of Importance Within the Boundaries of the City. With an Account of All the Companies, Institutions, Buildings, Ancient Remains &c., &c., and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith London: J. Gifford (1828) 2 vols. [Aldersgate Ward]
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Maps

Blome's 1754 Map of Aldersgate Ward and Vintry Ward.

A 1772 map - Aldersgate Ward with its Divisions into Precincts and Parishes.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ321814 (Lat/Lon: 51.516085, -0.097591), Aldersgate Ward which are provided by:

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Societies

Aldersgate Ward Club website - with extensive illustrations and details of the ward's history.

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Taxation

Sources for listings of taxpayer names for Aldersgate Ward, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.