I was intrigued by a map attached to a Tweet by the Mill Hill Historical Society. The area we know as Harrow/Wembley/Edgware is called the Trinobanjes and Stanmore/Edgware is called the Goare Hundred.
I've lived around here all of my life and I've never heard these terms before. Can anyone throw any light on what the Trinobanjes and Goare Hundred are? What did they refer to? Is someone from Wembley a Trinobanjian?
Robert Elms on BBC Radio London took this up as a note and query on his show. We now know the answer. The Trinovantes were a pre Roman tribe who were mainly located in Essex. It is unclear why they were labelled here on this map from 1676. Thanks to the Mill Hill Historical Society for more info
The pre-standardisation of spelling makes them a bit immune to googling. It was the Trinovantes who lived around here and who later got swamped by the Middle Saxons— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) August 26, 2020
I am also endebted to my sister, who used to be the clerk of court at Hendon Magistrates court. She tells me that when she worked at the Court, the are was known as 'The Gore District', so the name persists.
This map shows the 'hundreds' that made up the district of Middlesex
You can hear my query after eleven and the answers between twelve and one pm on Roberts Show.
Here's the original tweet that started the debate
Map of Middlesex and London in 1676 featuring Milhill, Edgworth, Stanner and Dalis— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) August 19, 2020
From John Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain" based on the work of famed cartographer John Norden who lived at Hendon 1607 - 1619https://t.co/2PGKaEMWy1 pic.twitter.com/Qo8kTMiG2m