Peter Haizelden

Genealogist and Family Historian

Growing up living on the edge of the City of London I would venture there during my school holidays and revel in the history of the buildings and the Wren churches - those that the Luftwaffe hadn't destroyed almost 30 years earlier. It was then that I became interested in the personalities of the City, the lord mayors, aldermen, merchants, and the like. I began collecting information along the way and years later I would begin working on the families and the biographical data on these individuals.

Coat of arms of the City of London
Coat of arms of the City of London

The Common Councilmen of the
City of London, 1837-1914: an Who Was Who
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This is my current project and is nearing completion - well complete as far as I am able with the resources I have at hand. The work, presently at over 439,000 words on 465 pages, covers about 1,600 biographical entries relating to each of the councilmen with their dates and places of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial, the names of the parents, father's occupation and mother's origins together with their dates of death where they can be ascertained. Entries also give an outline of their commercial careers, years of service on the Common Council and livery company. This work may be extended prior to 1837.


Other ongoing works are biographical dictionaries of ...

The Sheriffs of London and Middlesex 1800-2010.

The Lord Mayors of the City of London 1192-2010.

The Aldermen of the City of London 1800-2010.
William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London 1860-62
William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London 1860-62
Warren Stormes Hale, Lord Mayor of London 1864-65
Warren Stormes Hale, Lord Mayor of London 1864-65
Sir David Salomons, Lord Mayor of London 1855-56
Sir David Salomons, Lord Mayor of London 1855-56
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