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The City of London was divided into wards during the Middle Ages. Wards are geographic and administrative entities within the City; there are 25 total wards. Many records in the 1500s and 1600s in London, such as tax and London Sessions, were grouped by wards. Censuses in the 1800s listed which ward a street or neighborhood was located in. Knowing this jurisdiction aids researchers in locating ancestors in the records of London. To learn more about wards in London, see this Wikipedia page: Wards of the City of London.
Here is a list of the wards in London, England: