Middlesex

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 HOUNSLOW in south-west Middlesex

It was incorporated in 1965 by bringing together the Middlesex Boroughs of Brentford & Chiswick and Heston & Isleworth and Urban District of Feltham.

 

Brentford has been popularly declared 'Capital of Middlesex.' In Britain's democratic past when elections were held in one place in every county in the kingdom, Brentford was chosen as the centre for Middlesex polling and it was to here people trudged from all over the Capital County to cast their vote.

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