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 London  Borough of HILLINGDON in west Middlesex

It was incorporated in 1965 by bringing together the Middlesex Borough of Uxbridge with the Urban Districts of Hayes & Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood and Yiewsley & West Drayton. Denham is in Buckinghamshire but served by Middlesex postally.


There was such a row between the top half and the bottom half of the proposed new authority as to what to call it that at one time it was going to be known as the Borough of West Middlesex. In the end the steering committee plumped diplomatically for the parish in the middle of them all, Hillingdon!

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