Map detailing the devasted areas of London following the 1666
I am very grateful
at MOTCO Enterprises Limited
both for his permission to reproduce the following images of
John Rocque's 1746 map of London, Westminster & Southwark
covering the period 1741-45, Richard Horwood's map of London in 1799
andforidentifying other relevant maps.
maps and others
are available from
the Motco website at www.motco.com.
We are so fortunate to have access to a map that was made exactly at the
moment when our family apparently first surfaced in London. Many of
those roads still survive, albeit changed beyond recognition save for
the distances between them. Firstly there is an image
of the entire map. Not all the segments are relevant to us, I've
included some just to show the size of London in
1745 and 1799 compared to the capital at the start of the 21st century.
Itseems unbelievable today that our
could have strolled through nearby fields when they were living in
Soho. There are some addresses that I haven't included because those
segments are on the edge and wouldn't have fitted into the screenpage.
In some instances the borders of each paneloverlaps its neighbour by a small
The John Rocque 1745 map is
followed by an identical table ofpanels, each of
which contains addresses directly associated with the early
Gauberts. The Horwood 1799 map is even more helpful to our family because it shows the house numbers.
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|| Tash Str
Buildings, Bateman Str;
Court, Drury Lane
Place (area of)
Fetter Lane (part),
Fleet Str (part)
Berwick Street is described by Strype in 1720 as a 'pretty handsome street, with new built houses and inhabited by.the French, where they have a church.' The Church mentioned would have been the Ancienne Patente of Soho - from Beeman in his 'Notes on French Churches in London' (Hug. Soc. Proc.,vol. viii, p. 42).
Richard Horwood's Map of London in 1799
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Edward Stanford's Map of London 1862
6, Serles Place, Lincolns Inn - one of the earliest Gaubert addresses. The home of Peter and Edward Gaubert during the period 1774-1829
Ann Gaubert (daughter of John & Mary Gaubert, born in Ormond Street, baptised on the 10th April 1708 at St Andrews church in Holborn) and her family would have known the streets depicted below in sections of Johann Baptist Homann's map of 1705
1720 Map of Holborn Parish showing Great Shire Lane
which is North from Temple Bar to Carey Street, the south-eastern corner only being in Farringdon Ward Without, the remaining portion lying outside the City boundary (Elmes, 1831).
Other names : "Sheere Lane" (O. and M. 1677). "Shyre Lane" (S. 375). "Shear Lane or Shire Lane" (Strype, ed. 1720). "Lower Serle's Place and Searle's Place (O.S. 1848-51).
So called because it divideth the Cittie from the Shire (S. 375).
Named Serle's Place after Henry Serle, whose arms are over Carey Street Gateway.
From: 'Great Prescott Street - Great Swan Alley', A Dictionary of London (1918). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63151 Date accessed: 03 October 2013.
1770 Map of St James
The above map shows Norwood Place, off Bedford Place, in what is now Kensington Church Street, London. Alfred, son of Edward, gentleman & Elizabeth (nee Robinson) was born at No. 1 Norwood Place on the 8th January 1841. Edward's sister Marian was also born there on the 21st May 1843.
This is a Homann map of western Holborn in 1736, the London that our earliest family would recognise
This is a Homann map of eastern Holborn in 1736