Lists of London inhabitants in the C17th. Not a new resource but maybe a forgotten one..
As so much genealogical data gets hoovered up into the big guys data bases, it’s easy to lose sight of the original source material. Two excellent lists I’ve been re-visiting are;
‘The Inhabitants of London in 1638’ and
‘The London inhabitants within the city walls in 1695’.
Both are free to search on British History Online and are a fascinating read whether or not your ancestors lived in London. Just looking at the lists you can instantly see what surnames were common. Street names and sometimes occupations are also included. There is something about seeing the data massed together like this for a given date that has quite an impact.