When we talk of Middlesex where do we mean?

The County, the Province or the Tribal Lands?

It's possible you didn't even realise there is a choice!


We do know that anyone who says Middlesex
‘doesn’t exist’ is talking out their hat.

The assumption that because the County Council was abolished Middlesex is abolished is fanciful - did Middlesex not exist before 1889? For that is the very recent date the Middlesex County Council was formed.

And as you will read and learn,
nothing could be further from the truth.


Middlesex Day Countdown
to May 16th

Welcome to the CITY OF LONDON  is geographically in Middlesex but completely autonomous

This great city is literally a law unto itself and is surrounded to the north, east and west by the County of Middlesex - the two have been inseparable for over 1000 years. The River Thames covers the City's southern flank.


To be a true Londoner you must be born within the City of London's square mile. But to be a Londoner doesn't make you a Cockney, which is something completely different, for that you must be born within the sound of Bow Bells rung in Tower Hamlets, Middlesex!


Click here for City of London History

Other links that will be of use to you:

Middlesex History Wikipedia

Middlesex - British History Online

GENUKI - Genealogy - Middlesex

The Historic Counties Trust

The Association of British Counties

Rupert Barnes’s Guide to the Counties