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West Ham District, Essex


Tree: 6. Essex Ennevers(2)

Notes: West Ham was a local government district in the extreme south west of Essex from 1886 to 1965, forming part of the built-up area of London, although outside the County of London. It was immediately north of the River Thames and east of the River Lee.
Contents [hide] 1 Area and boundaries 2 Predecessors 3 Incorporation 4 County borough 5 Utilities 6 Borough council 6.1 Wards 6.2 Politics 6.3 Coat of arms 7 Abolition and inclusion in Greater London 8 References 9 External links // [edit] Area and boundaries
The borough included Plaistow, West Ham, Stratford, Canning Town and Silvertown - all of the current-day London Borough of Newham west of Green Street. At the time of the 1901 census it was the ninth most populous town or district in England with a population of 267,308.[4] Although West Ham did not become officially part of London until 1965, the borough formed part of London's built-up area, was part of the London postal district and the Metropolitan Police District.
From 1934 to 1965 it was surrounded by the County Borough of East Ham to the east, the municipal boroughs of Wanstead and Woodford and Leyton to the north, and the metropolitan boroughs of Poplar to the west and Greenwich to the south.
[edit] Predecessors
West Ham underwent rapid growth from 1844 following the Metropolitan Building Act. The Act restricted dangerous and noxious industries from operating in the metropolitan area, the eastern boundary of which was the River Lee. Consequently, many of these activities were relocated to the western side of the river and to West Ham, then a parish in Essex. As a result, West Ham became one of Victorian Britain's major manufacturing centres for pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and processed foods. This rapid growth earned it the name "London over the border".[5] The growth of the town was summarised by The Times in 1886:
"Factory after factory was erected on the marshy wastes of Stratford and Plaistow, and it only required the construction at Canning Town of the Victoria and Albert Docks to make the once desolate parish of West Ham a manufacturing and commercial centre of the first importance and to bring upon it a teeming and an industrious population."[5]
Many workers lived in slum conditions close to where they worked, leading to periodic outbreaks of contagious diseases and severe poverty. It had become apparent that local government in the parish of West Ham was not adequate to meet the needs of the area which was divided between the parish vestry, highway board and the Havering and Dagenham Commissioners of Sewers. Problems centred on provision of adequate paving, water supply, fire fighting and control of development. In 1853 a group of ratepayers initiated moves to improve local administration. This led to a public enquiry by Charles Dickens' brother Alfred, a medical officer, who published a report in 1855 severely critical of conditions in the slum areas.[5]
Accordingly the Public Health Act 1848 was applied to the parish, and a local board of health was formed in 1856. The board had 15 members: 12 elected and 3 nominated by the Commissioners of Sewers.[6]


Latitude: 51.5283000, Longitude: 0.0040389


Matches 1 to 10 of 10

   Last name, First name(s)    Birth    Person ID   Tree 
1 EDWARDS, Esther Winifred  29 Oct 1914West Ham District, Essex I24023 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
2 EDWARDS, George  1909West Ham District, Essex I24020 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
3 ENEVER, Joseph Ernest  21 Jun 1916West Ham District, Essex I12742 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
4 FRANKLIN, Doreen Patricia   I27771 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
5 FRANKLIN, Kathleen Ivy  1914/5West Ham District, Essex I24196 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
6 HALLEY, Donald E  1923West Ham District, Essex I12758 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
7 HINTON, John E   I13776 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
8 HUDSON, Gladys E   I24060 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
9 NEEDLE, Christopher J   I24199 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
10 NEEDLE, Peter A   I24198 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 


Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Last name, First name(s)    Died    Person ID   Tree 
1 CREBBIN, Gwendolen Elizabeth  1901West Ham District, Essex I18973 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
2 CREBBIN, Phyllis  1904West Ham District, Essex I20371 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
3 ENNEVER, Samuel  1878/9West Ham District, Essex I12934 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
4 KERR, Beatrice Mary  1891West Ham District, Essex I24010 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
5 SAVEALL, Lucy  1931West Ham District, Essex I12812 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
6 WHITBREAD, Hannah  1927West Ham District, Essex I11594 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 


Matches 1 to 8 of 8

   Family (spouse)    Married    Family ID   Tree 
1 DAY / GILL  1929West Ham District, Essex F11302 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
2 ENEVER / RENWICK  1904West Ham District, Essex F7557 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
3 FRANCIS / ENEVER   F6451 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
4 FRANKLIN / ENEVER  1900West Ham District, Essex F7567 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
5 HALLEY / ENEVER  1920West Ham District, Essex F3733 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
6 HINTON / THOMPSON  1905West Ham District, Essex F4036 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
7 HUDSON / EDWARDS  1914West Ham District, Essex F7572 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
8 WEBBER / FURLONG  1888West Ham District, Essex F5768 6. Essex Ennevers(2) 
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