London Lives 1690 - 1800

London Lives was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances. Facilities are provided to allow users to link together records relating to the same individual, and to compile biographies of the best documented individuals.

Spatial Coverage: 
United Kingdom
Time Period: 

1690 - 1800


Documentation including technical methods are available from the About the project page.



Data Access: 

Free access over the internet however registering provides access to an individual Workspace where users can keep documents they're are working on; allows users to create Sets by linking individual name instances together; and to assign sets to Groups. It also allows users to author Lives. If users wish to obtain the more advanced capabilities of a Research User, see About this Project.