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 ISLINGTON in east Middlesex

It was incorporated in 1965 by bringing together the Metropolitan Boroughs of Finsbury and Islington.


Clerkenwell in the south of the borough is one of three places (along with Brentford and Westminster) which lay claim to be the County Town of Middlesex. This is due to having the Middlesex Justices of the Peace meet at Clerkenwell Green in the building, which still displays the three seaxes (swords) of the Middlesaxons.

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