The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 51.469397, -0.185752

12 Jul 2022, 3:51 a.m. - San Diego Sarah

John Evelyn's Diary – he and Mary Browne Evelyn live at Saye's Court, Deptford. @@@ 26 February, 1661. I went to Lord Mordaunt's, at Parson's Green. @@@ Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough KG PC FRS Parson’s Green is in Middlesex. When he returned from France in 1669, Sir John, 1st Viscount Mordaunt lived quietly at Parson's Green in Middlesex, where he died in June 1675.

12 Jul 2022, 3:59 a.m. - San Diego Sarah

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Parsons Green like this: PARSONS GREEN, a hamlet in Fulham parish, Middlesex; on the river Thames, ½ a mile E of Fulham. Sir T. Bodley resided here in 1605-9; Lord Bacon, at Vaughan's, in 1621; Richardson, at Pitt's Place; and Addison, at Sandy-End. Parsons Green through time: Parsons Green is now part of Hammersmith and Fulham district. NOTE: The Google Librarian says there are many PARSONS, and the GREEN doesn't belong to any one of them. If you'd like to see statistics, go to


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.