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Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom



 


Notes: The London Borough of Hackney (En-uk-LBHackney.ogg pronunciation (help·info)) is a London borough in North London, and forms part of inner London and East London.
History
The borough was formed in 1965 from the area of the former metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington. The new council adopted elements of its constituents in the new coat of arms; Shoreditch by three bells from Shoreditch Church (recalled in the rhyme Oranges and Lemons), Stoke Newington by two trees bearing fruit, and Hackney by the eight pointed cross of the principal landowners of the parish in the middle-ages, the Order of St John of Jerusalem. The shield is surmounted by a representation of St Augustin's Tower, the remains of Hackney's former parish church in the historical centre of Hackney. The motto is Justitia turris nostra, translated as Being fair is what makes us strong. The Queen's portrait hangs in the council chamber, wearing the robes of the Venerable Order of Saint John.
Individual parts of the borough have a rich history. The Roman road, Ermine Street forms the western edge of the borough. Much of the rest of the land was covered with open oak and hazel woodlands, with marshland around the rivers and streams that crossed the area. Hackney lay in the Catevallauni tribal territory. The eastern boundary of the borough is formed by the River Lee. This was an ancient boundary between pre-Roman tribes, and in the Roman era, was tidal as far as Hackney Wick and continued as the boundary between the historic counties of Middlesex and Essex.
In the Tudor period the lands of the religious order were seized and Hackney became a retreat for nobility around Hackney Central and Homerton, including Henry VIII's palace by the Lee Bridge roundabout, where BSix Sixth Form College stands today. Sutton House, on Homerton High Street, is the oldest surviving dwelling in Hackney, originally built as Bryck Place for Tudor diplomat Sir Ralph Sadleir in 1535. The village of…

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City/Town : Latitude: 51.546121541350715, Longitude: -0.05819320678710937


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 van Abbe, Emanuel  1891Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom I425067

Died

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Delvalle, Abigail  22 October 1801Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom I553372

Married

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   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Atzema / Nichols  01 May 1889Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom F110308

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