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London is situated on the banks of the river Thames, about sixty miles from the sea, and lies in four counties; in Middlesex and Essex to the north of the Thames, and in Kent and Surrey to the south of the Thames. The limits of London, as defined by Act of Parliament for Parliamentary purposes, are “the circumference of a circle, the radius of which is of the length of three miles from the General Post Office.” This would make London about twenty miles in circumference; it is generally said to be about thirty. The City was included with the walls and gates, (such as Ludgate, Newgate, Moorgate, Aldersgate, Cripplegate, Bishopsgate, and Aldgate), and within certain liberties without the wall, marked by bars, – such as Holborn Bars, Whitechapel Bars, Temple Bar, &c.

London, is the metropolis of England and a bishop’s see; and also the seat of the government. It is situated on the banks of the River Thames, about 70 miles from its mouth. What is called London, comprises the cities of London and Westminster (in Middlesex) and the borough of Southwark (in Surrey), and the adjoining suburbs, forming one vast whole, about eight miles long, from East to West, and about five miles in breadth, from North to South. The two great markets are those of Mark-Lane, for corn, on Mondays and Fridays; and Smithfield, for cattle, on the same days. There are also the markets of Newgate, Newport, Hungerford, Covent-Garden, the Borough (Southwark), Finsbury, Portman-Street, etc. for meat and vegetables, held daily. Population of the City of London, 125,008; of the city of Westminster, 222,053; and of the Borough of Southwark, 98,648, as given under that head in Surrey.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Index of London Articles

William Thompson and George Morgan – London – London Gazette 1850

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TAKE notice, that the Partnership heretofore existing between us the undersigned, William Thompson and George Morgan, carrying on business at No. 2, Conduit street West, Hyde-park-gardens, as Architects, has been dissolved by mutual consent.—Dated, 17th day of April 1850. William Thompson. George Morgan.

William Bishop and John Noakes – London – London Gazette 1850

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NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership which existed between us the undersigned, William Bishop and John Noakes, carrying on business as Linen drapers, at No. 20, Frederick-place, Hampstead-road, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; and all debts due to and by the late firm to be paid and received by Mr. William Bishop.–Dated this 17th April 1850. William Bishop. John Noakes.

Thomas Gray, Joseph Wace Gray, Henry George Gray, London – London Gazette 1850

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NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Thomas Gray, Joseph Wace Gray, and Henry George Gray, carrying on business at the Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing-lane, in the city of London, as Colonial Brokers, under the style or firm of Gray and Co. is hereby dissolved by mutual consent, so far as regards the said Joseph Wace Gray: All debts owing to and by the said late partnership will be received and paid by the said Thomas Gray and Henry George Gray, by whom the said business will in future be carried on.-Dated this 19th day of April 1850. Thomas Gray. Joseph Wace Gray. Henry George Gray.