Victorian London - Organisations and Public Bodies - City of London - Portsoken (Ward)

PORTSOKEN. One of the 26 wards of London, deriving its name from the 'soc' or 'soke' (the franchise, guild, liberty, or seeking), within the 'port' or gate called Aldgate. This ward is without the walls, but within the liberties of the City.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850